Today I was pondering Jesus’ words when he said, “Bless those who curse you”. I have often thought of the sentiment behind the verse as meaning that we should pray […]
I was thinking about love languages and, well, showing love to people in general. I think at least in part love languages probably fall in with our overeager tendency to […]
Become Fresh Wineskins
“No one sews a piece of un-shrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear […]
Passion and Purity: Book Recommendation
Ah, thrift stores: the haphazard museums of the recent past. As a girl with old-fashioned tastes, I’m sure to part with at least a few dollars to gain a favorite […]
Members of One Another
One part of a verse really stuck out to me the most, which says, “….for we are members of one another.”
Members of one another. This should mean several things to us….
A Moment to Remember
The bride reaches out a delicately laced arm. Her hand extends just beyond the corner of the brick wall. Her heart cannot help but leap as she feels her husband’s hand close around her own.No, not her husband.Not yet… It has been a tradition that the bride and groom are not to see each other on their wedding day until the guests rise and the bride walks down […]
I don’t have anything new to say today. Sometimes I think that it would be nice always to be ready at a moment’s notice to share a fresh new perspective […]
Seeing the Large Crowds
“I need some ‘me time’.” How often do we joke about this? I know for my own family, if we are about to go take a nap, sometimes we tease […]
Money: My Ongoing Relationship with Trust
A few years ago, the Lord gave me a command to turn my day job into a ministry. I wanted no compromise in devoting my life to Him. I wanted […]
I was reading John chapter eight recently, and looked up some of Matthew Henry’s commentary on the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery. His thoughts on the […]
Nice People, Good People, God’s People
There are many nice people in the world. From those who hold the door, to those that pay for another’s meal at a drive-through, to that friend who will bend […]
Running, Running | How to Keep from Burning Out
[Note from Tai Sophia: I read this post on Hannah’s blog — HERE — and it resonated in my heart, so I asked her if I could share it here. […]
Always a “Later” | Friendships that Last
I have had lots of heartaches and disappointments when it comes to friendships. These things can make me hesitant, at best, when it comes to investing in new relationships. […]
No Valentines Left Behind Part 3
In part one, we talked about brightening Valentine’s Day for single moms. In part two, the focus was on showing love to the elderly. Now, with Valentine’s Day just over the horizon, […]
No Valentines Left Behind Part 2
Last week’s post introduced ways Jesus’ love can overflow our hearts and be used to bless others. The focus was on loving single moms. This week, I wanted to highlight […]
No Valentines Left Behind Part 1
The warmth of Jesus’ presence is so satisfying. It is so sweet to hear Him whisper for you to come away alone with Him for a while. In silence […]
I can have such a short term view of things. God shows me time and again how constant and faithful He is in every situation: how everything He does in […]
A Single Purpose
It hasn’t always been easy being single. Even in learning to rely on Jesus, and truly seeing Him as my beloved, there are some times of loneliness that still come […]
Jesus is on the Way
They came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. When He got out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an […]
Hearing the Truth Through the Whispers
What has ever happened in your life that was actually good? There are days when I can think back over my life and see so clearly what Jesus has done […]
Sometimes, Christmas still has that sparkle. The snow fell pretty heavily yesterday morning, leaving us to the warmth of lamps, blankets, and instrumental carols to complete the picture. By noon, […]
A Baby is the Door
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. ~Isaiah 7:14 I keep coming back […]
Waiting for the Letdown
“At that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men who are complacent, those who say in their hearts, ‘The Lord will not do good, nor will […]
The Arrow of Thanksgiving
Your fingers hurt as you pull back the string, keeping your eye on the fletching. Your arm wants to shake as it pulls against the tightness of the string. You […]
The Darkness is Real
The devil is real. We all “kind-of” know that… but, truth be told, we often aren’t really sure what that actually means… or how to deal with it. Some of […]
Abandoning Your Ungodly Hobbies
“Not now, sweetie, I’m busy.” “Go ask mom.” “I can’t. I’m going to the mall with Julia tomorrow.” “I’d rather go to the movies.” “What did you say? I wasn’t […]
Aesthetic the Idol
Emptiness abounds. A click of a button can become a painful reminder of the parched souls and aching hearts that may be hiding behind the faces of our closest family, […]
Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors | Book Review
Stop right there. Just go pre-order the book (click on the picture above). THEN come back and read all the reasons why. No, seriously…it’s THAT good. And I do […]
Where does joy come from? Something that gets whole groups of Christians spinning in circles is the question of happiness. I have friends who get weird looks and comments from […]
Why So EXTREME??
You may be a regular visitor here, or, this may be your first time. Perhaps you stumbled across our website by accident…and you’ve never even read the book that […]
I had a conversation with a friend a while back about spending time with Jesus, and one of the things she said got me to thinking. “You’re more of a […]
Grace. Yes. That word. It is trendy, it’s hip, it’s just the right blend of a pinch of reformed and dash of hipster, and when you drop it into […]
Jesus Has Little Sisters
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to having as dear and sweet a friend as Jesus. I don’t even know where to find the words for the love He […]
Train Yourself — Winning Takes Persistence!
“…train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for […]
Men of God We Have Known
We here at Unshakable Girl are wholly committed to pursuing Jesus even if, often, it may mean that we stand alone. However, by the grace of God, He has not […]
How Much Do You Love Me?
I was praying in the morning a few weeks ago when the Lord interrupted me to tell me something. “I love you.” What shocked me was that my first thought […]
Meek, and Riding on a Donkey
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is vindicated and victorious, Humble, and mounted on a […]
Battle Prayers: Thy Tents Shall Be Our Home
I struggle constantly to share prayer needs with others. I often have no trouble talking to God about various things on my mind, but I have also struggled personally to […]
Living in the VICTORY of the Holy Spirit!
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to […]
I’m SUPPOSED to Be Afraid? Part 2
Does it feel kind of like we’re back at square one? Fear involves punishment, so we should not be afraid if we love God, but Jesus Himself said that we […]
I’m SUPPOSED to Be Afraid? Part 1
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~Proverbs 9:10 If you have grown up in the church, […]
Guest post by M. L. Detwiler Have you ever stopped to wonder why humans even wear clothes at all? I mean, there is literally no other living creature on the […]
Fifty Thousand Pieces of Silver
Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them […]
Lord, Will I Be Remembered?
I’m off like a shot again as soon as I get the inkling that there is something more I can do for the Lord. Whenever I get antsy, I want […]
Following Jesus Like Crazy
I was speaking to my mother recently about some of the reactions I received from friends and peers when I first stopped watching television, and her observations led me to […]
How to Have the WORST Valentines Day EVER!
“‘Worst?’ Why would I want to have the *WORST* Valentine’s Day ever?” Well, that is a good question. But…you’re reading the article now, aren’t you. 😉 However, this […]
Is Giving Better than Receiving?
Is giving better than receiving? The obvious answer is, yes, of course it is. And that is very true. Focusing on what we have and what we get immediately puts […]
Count the Towers
“Walk about Zion, and go around her; Count her towers; Consider her ramparts; Go through her palaces; That you may tell it to the next generation. For such is God, […]
Pure & Holy Passion: Album Review
It is a special bond when you find someone who loves the same music that you do. I discovered one such kindred spirit recently in a dear friend and prayer […]
As I was half asleep today, my mind began racing, filling with heart-wrenching scenes of utter depravity and hopelessness which I have observed as we have traversed the continent. […]
Kneeling to Pray
by Stephanie H. We can read about it in classic literature, we see it in paintings and other art in the church, even modern comics and movies […]
Contentment in Serving God…His Way.
I struggle with lots of things. Shocking, I know. 😛 But one of my biggest ongoing struggles has been wanting to be more fruitful than I am…and, in spite […]
Attitude Is Everything
By: Sarah Louise So you’re absentmindedly walking down the sidewalk with your dog Maggy in tow (who doesn’t really want to be there any more than you do) and […]
A Prodigal Constraint
by Stephanie H My dearest, most beloved son whom I have forgiven, Please do me the kindness of reading this letter through to its end. Do not be afraid of […]
The Day I Gave Up.
by Anna Faith When you are a single twenty something, you do a lot of thinking. And watching. You watch your friends settle happily into their “marital bliss”. You think. […]
Part 2: How Can YOU Be God’s Sanctuary?
by Stephanie H. Spare no Expense. Exodus chapter twenty-six describes the construction of the tabernacle. The first instruction is to make ten curtains of fine linen, in blue, purple, and […]
Part 1: How Can YOU Be God’s Sanctuary?
by Stephanie H. “And let them construct a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them.” ~Exodus 25:8 Oh, the dear Old Testament. It can be so easy for […]
Welcome to Our Newest Contributor!
I want to publicly welcome our newest contributor, Stephanie H.! I approached her to ask about writing for the blog, because I have watched from afar, seeing […]
Guest Post by Stephanie H. Freedom is a word with a very different meaning for the soldier than for the child. The latter is keenly focused on wanting to […]
Holding Back Our Feet From Evil
Well, here I am again, after a long silence! I apologize for my lack of posting lately. Life has been incredibly crazy (and I only foresee it getting crazier […]
Spring Cleaning the Heart
It’s that time of year again: SPRING! Unless you’re in Canada (where there is still snow floating around), hopefully you are seeing blossoms peek through the ground and cheerful […]
Christ Will Not Divorce You
Recently, I was visiting my mom, who read me the following quote from a devotion she has, written by the faithful Puritans of the past, and it really stuck out […]
The Delight Challenge
This is less of a blog post today, and more of a musing…and a challenge… “Delight yourself in the Lord….” Delight. It’s one of those words we can so easily […]
Facing Discouragement as a True Friend of God
I don’t have a normal life. In fact…my life is incredibly crazy. I don’t usually like to write much about myself, but here’s just a little peek into our […]
Turning Away From The Mirror (and to God’s Word)
Post by: Anna Faith Ever have one of those days where you just want to avoid the mirror? I don’t care WHAT size you are, we can always find […]
Saving Lives Before They’re Gone
It happened again this week – a childhood friend had enough of life, and ended his. It wasn’t the first time it has happened with those I have known. But […]
An Unlikely Opportunity for Discipleship
By Anna Faith “Lord, please send me someone. Someone that I can pour into. Someone I can develop a friendship with–someone I share YOU with.” This is my continual […]
This is a journal entry of mine…and I hope it is a blessing to you! It can be so easy for us to go through our lives, just trying to […]
Single? 3 Ways to Have the BEST Valentines Day EVER!
Valentine’s Day. That blissful time of year when all of your “non-single” friends get chocolate, and flowers, and romantic candlelight dates. That dreaded time of year when you hide out […]
Surrounded? Yes, Surrounded.
Surrounded, it seems, on every side – The darkness presses in Grabbing with its wiry arms Enticing me to sin. How can I stand against it When it […]
Are You a Competitor or a Co-Laborer?
By: Anna Faith, an Unshakable Girl Staff Writer I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. Nowhere else can you inspire your culinary skills, realize what goes into sewing a […]
How to Make Time to Pray
[If you are encouraged by this post, don’t forget to share it!! Easy share buttons at the end of the post below!] It happened again this morning. I got upset. […]
We are always looking for something big and important to do. Something that will change the world. Or at least something that will show people that what we are […]
There has been a widespread movement in the last 10 years or so, mainly stemming from the “Patriarchy Movement”, which, summarized, is all about fathers stepping up to lead […]
What to Do…When You Don’t Know What to Do.
Following God is simple. But most of the time, it’s not exactly what any of us would expect. People press in around us from the time we enter middle school, […]
Becoming a Shepherdess
“…Do you love me?….Tend my sheep.” John 21:16 “I am the Good Shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand […]
Is Gay OK?
I recently had a conversation with a young lady who, though confused about God’s opinion of homosexuality and how it could work in the realities of our culture, wanted […]
Mourning Turned to DANCING!!
Article By: A Fellow Broken Girl “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come along.” Song of Solomon 2:10 Ouch. That hurts. But do I tell anyone? No. I […]
What Size is Your HEART?
Article by Rachel, an Unshakable Girl staff writer. The look. The double-take. With looks like that, I can only imagine what is going on in their minds. “Is she really […]
Update for Our e-Mag Readers
We are doing lots of thinking and lots of praying in regards to the future of the Unshakable Girl e-Magazines, and would appreciate you joining with us in seeking […]
Are You Ready?
Are you a ready bride for the Bridegroom? Is He your Delight, and your only Love? Do you rejoice to spend time with Him? Check out Unshakable Girl’s new video […]
Why I’ve Been Absent…
This is why I’ve been absent…and why the Unshakable Girl Magazine will be a bit late in coming out this month. It’s because I was pouring all my time, energy, […]
Highways to Zion
“Blessed are those whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca [lit. “Weeping”] they make it a […]
ART That Captures the Heart of God!
There are some who seem to be particularly gifted with the ability to mull over numbers and facts for hours on end. There are those who are gifted to be […]
Bridal Preparation (for the King of Kings)
All over Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, magazines –even helpful little old ladies– rings out the advice of what every bride (or anyone who wants to be married) should do before the […]
Dear Wandering, Weary Pilgrim — Come In!
I’ve seen you — I see you often. You smile, but there’s more hurt and confusion behind that smile than anyone could ever know. More tears cried when you […]
50 Tints of BRILLIANCE!
In Christianity we find no grey areas. There are no times when we have to sit there wondering, “Now, is this right or wrong?” Our God is a God […]
I Won’t Change.
“Like me or hate me, it’s your choice. I won’t pretend to be someone I’m not. I am who I am, and I won’t change.” I see things like this […]
As soon as God directs you to have faith for something that seems impossible, or when He tells you to do something that doesn’t seem logical, or to wait […]
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8 Such a precious promise; one of my favorite in the Bible. “…for they shall SEE God”! […]
A Belittling Attitude
“Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.” Proverbs 11:12 It’s such an easy thing to do: someone does something that you don’t think is […]
I have been praying a lot lately for God’s transforming power in my heart to make me “un-offendable”. This article is written from the place of not having overcome […]
The TRUTH About Flirting
“What’s wrong with flirting?” Some might ask, “It’s all in good fun!” Perhaps you are one of those who is confused about whether flirting is ok or not. Many […]
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory […]
What’s a Missionary?
What does it mean to be a missionary? The general idea of a missionary – the one that is always the first thing that pops into our heads at […]
“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies Me;” Psalm 50:23 “I never have enough money for the things I want.” Angie slumped down into her chair with a […]
Guilt. Chances are, you’ve felt it…and if you haven’t, chances are, you just might someday. It is a product of our sinfulness combined with that inner understanding that is […]
More Than Watchmen Wait for the Morning
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for […]
The Gift of a Mommy Heart in a Selfish World.
“God is a God of hope, and He will turn any heartache that is offered to Him into beauty.” I don’t know if any of you will ever have to […]
How to Have a Summer That’s BURSTING With Life!
Have you ever noticed that vacations never seem long enough? Sure, you enjoy yourself in the moment, but as the week draws to a close, you begin to find yourself […]
Sunshine and Blue Skies Christianity – The MYTH.
“Yeah, I’m a Christian,” Amy said with a shrug, as she snuggled in closer to her boyfriend, “but it doesn’t mean anything. I mean, it doesn’t mean anything for you. […]
Beyond Our Cookie-Cutter Comfort
Introvert, extrovert, melancholy, type A, amiable, INTP, ESVJ, lion, beaver….we have probably all heard of these different personality “types”. Chances are, you know what your “personality” is, either from taking […]
The Secret of Being Unshakable
What IS an Unshakable Girl? What does she look like? How do you spot one in a crowd? Is there some kind of club you have to join, a certain type […]