Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Growing up we dream. We dream of things we want to do, things we want out of life and who we want to be. We dream big. Then we grow up and life happens. We get busy with bills, jobs, kids, laundry, the every day mundane, and we forget who we are and what we wanted. We forget that little girl. But guess what? She's still there. You may have grown up, but you are never too far from the girl you used to be or the dreams you once had.

When I became a mom, I had this little life to care for. I put my little one ahead of me. I'm a mom. It's what we do. By age 22, my husband and I had 4 little ones. No longer did I have time to paint my nails or read a book, two things I absolutely love to do. I would have clothes that didn't fit and undergarments full of holes, yet when shopping I would quickly pass by the women's department to head to the men's department for my husband or the children's department for my kids. I actually needed things, but guilt crept in. I wasn't taking care of me at all.

Why is it we don't take care of ourselves? Why do we put off what we want or who we are? Why do we forget about us?

In her new book, She's Still There, Chrystal Evans Hurst says:
You, my friend, are carrying precious cargo. You, my friend, have a job to do. It is your responsibility to move through your life well so that you can make it to the destination that represents home for you.
You are that precious cargo. You are important. You are worth taking care of. You are worth fulfilling your dreams. You are working discovering new passions. You are loved. You are accepted. You are valuable.

It's okay to work on your dreams and it's okay to buy yourself new underwear.

Chrystal's message gives you permission to find yourself again and to discover all that God has for you. In She's Still ThereChrystal will help you:
-Recognize hard seasons as refining moments, not defining moments.
-Reject the lie that you'll never move forward.
-Discover practical ways to connect with your God-given next steps.
-Embrace your identity as both a masterpiece and a work in progress.

The book is divided into 6 parts and after each chapter, she gives you reflections for the rescue of the girl within.
1. Fight for Your Life.
2. Look at Your Life.
3. Embrace Your Life.
4. Develop Your Life.
5. Encourage Your Life.
6. Choose Your Life.

She's Still There is a must read for every woman. I don't care if you are 19 and beginning your journey into womanhood and living on your own or if you are 69. Every woman needs this book. We need to understand that the little girl full of hopes and dreams and laughter is still there. She just needs rescued, which is exactly what Chrystal helps us do.

Pick up your copy of She's Still There today. Click HERE.

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