In Real Life | Nancy's Blog for Teens

In Real Life is for Nancy's teen readers, 13 and older, who have out grown Lily and the other tween books, and need a community of other teen girls who are serious about their faith. This unique blog provides a forum for being real. Teens only are invited to comment. Please read the blog rules below and then check it out! There are also direct links to the 3 most recent blog posts.

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In Real Life

I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you. -- II Timothy 1:6
  • Good morning, New Women! We're turning a page in our The Whole Christian Thing project, from "What's wrong with this picture?" to "How can we change the picture?" We've done a little bit of that up to this point, but now we're going to make it our focus. Basically, we know what's wrong. Now what are we going to do about it? How is Christianity supposed to work in our lives? To that end, this week is going to look a little different. Sometime between now and our next post, Thursday, I would love for you to sit down and...

  • Good morning, New Women. Thanks so much for your totally honest comments, YOOMIN, PETRA, BULLESOUL, LILLIAN and MARYBRETT. You've let everyone who's read the post know that they're not alone in the dilemma of finding time for God. Sounds almost sacreligious, doesn't it? Making time in your schedule for God? What we really SHOULD (my most unfavorite word) be doing is scheduling everything else around our time with God. But we all know that, right? SHOULD may be a motivator for a lot of things (I should study for this test, I should write a thank you note to my...

  • Good morning, New Women. Ah, Monday. It either feels like a new start to a brand new week -- as Anne of Green Gables says, "With no mistakes in it yet." Or we want to pull the covers over our heads because it' s not the weekend any more and there's TOO MUCH TO DO! That's one of the triggers in many of our lives for not staying with the spiritual practices we've been talking about. You've told us about some really attractive disciplines -- RACHEL'S examination of conscience (way to be all Ignatian, Rachel) and GEORGIA's journaling about a...

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