A Sucker Punch to Femininity

Hi you,

I wasn’t going to reply to MacArthur’s words to Beth Moore, I really wasn’t.

Tonight I read a quote that made me change me mind. A quote that convinced me that Jesus isn’t interested in silencing me. Though I don’t have to speak to everything, suddenly I realized I have the privilege that centuries of women didn’t. Writing from the perspective of a woman, loved by God and valuable enough to speak.

So, here is my response.

L. Raine

Stage Fright

Hey you,

“She didn’t settle. When we hear “don’t settle” we usually think of marrying the person who will help us become the best, be friends with the right people, be wealthier, have a successful career, achieve great things and prove our worth. That’s not what I mean. I mean Katie seemed like the person who knows we don’t build our worth through other people, but through the value of sacrifice. That when you truly love people, sometimes you have to love first…”

L. Raine

Wing

Hey you,

In some ways, I’ve known all my life that I’m a strong woman, but it didn’t seem like a lovable thing to be.

I’m Letting Go,

L. Raine

Why I no longer Croak about Clothing Trends

Hey you,

I used to think trends the most horrific thing imaginable in style, and would skirt broadly around anything approaching flash in style. Wide leg pants? Never! Plastic earrings? What fresh horror…

We all get to laugh at ourselves down the road.

Laughing,

L. Raine

A Day in the Ideal Life

Hey you,

When they say dare to dream, they really mean, “dreams are hard work.” Which means we achieve the ones that are 100% worth it to us, because those are the ones we sacrifice to realize.

Huh.

L. Raine

What Femininity Means to Me

Hi you,

Blog posts are often a result of a failure on my part, which leads me to dig deeper.

Here is the latest example of how my weakness turned into a better understanding of something beautiful. It is not meant as the last word as gender discussion often is, but the beginning of conversation.

Love,

L. Raine

Buying Someone Else's Dream

Hey,

Is minimalism for you? Here’s a dream-inspired rant that I went on after reading an article about how successful people wear “uniforms.” The air quotes might tell you a little something about my feeling on the matter, but read on if you wish.

Sassy today,
L. Raine

The Day I bought Gym Pants

Hey you,

Many Americans dress perhaps too casually, if there is such a thing, verging into frump-land. I found myself going a little far the other direction and dressing too formally for my lifestyle.

So I made a wild leap… :D You may read further by clicking below, if you so desire.

L. Raine

shattered self-confidence

Hi you,

I wrote a poem called, “self-confidence on the rocks.” Now, I am probably extraordinarily bad at poetry (and don’t expect contradiction) but something about this poem went right down into the depths of me and brought peace with it.

Read on,

L. Raine

Pt 2 | Dining Solo in Boston

Hi you,

Dining with friends is one of my greatest pleasures, but dining alone (after this trip) has assumed a glow of interacting with people around me, or finding the freedom to savor a book and thought. Being alone tends to show us things about ourselves.

Do try it sometime, or if not, read the story of my experience.

L. Raine