The Best Version of YOU

Hi mini-women!


We’re talking about body image this month, and boy is this a great topic.  You can struggle with body image your whole life, and that would be such a shame because God didn’t intend for us to live that way.

I praise you, because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. – Psalm 139:14

We all KNOW that verse but it can be hard to feel ‘wonderfully made’ when it seems like every other girl at church or school is a lot more wonderfully made than we are!

Some of us have experienced bullying, and it’s awful.  But I would say that sometimes our worst bully is the voice inside our heads.  We do it to ourselves, and how sad is that?

Would you tell your friend that her legs look stumpy or her nose looks lumpy?  No, never!  Right?

So why on EARTH is it ok to whisper that to ourselves?

Here’s the short answer: it’s not.

We were created to be the best version of OURSELVES.  Did you catch that?  We aren’t supposed to have the same face, same eyes, same skin as anyone else.  We’re supposed to be ourselves and that’s it.

Confidence is Beautiful

God created us to be healthy, sure.  He gave us an amazing body that we shouldn’t load up with garbage (like 27 Oreos every night) but we can all be beautifully healthy and not be the same size.

Just in case you missed that:  YOU CAN BE HEALTHY AND NOT BE THE SAME SIZE.

We are not supposed to have the same size thighs as our best friend, or the same hair, or the same arms.  We are supposed to have our body and be good caretakers of that body!  God only gave us one, and that’s the one we’re supposed to focus on.

Whatever You Do for the Glory of God

Girls, I’d be lying if I said I got this all figured out.  If I told you I never looked at someone else and wished I looked like her!  But what a waste of a life, to only mope around and wish you were somebody else.

You’re not!  You’re beautiful YOU and that’s all that God asks of you.

Think about that.  The magazines ask you to be some kind of girl, your friends may all look a certain way, but God says – No, be the best version of what I made you.

That’s it.

It’s that simple.

God gave us the body that’s going to carry us through life, and all He asks is that we take care of it, that we feed it good food, give it good exercise and treat it with respect.

If that means we learn to eat right and exercise and we still aren’t a size zero, that’s ok!  We aren’t called to be a jean size, we’re called to be healthy.  It’s taken me a long time to learn that, and I’m still learning, but I want you girls to hear it loud and clear now, so you can start learning it early.

Healthy is the New Skinny

In the comments below, tell us what bothers you about your body image, and how you’re going to readjust your thinking about it.  What are you going to tell yourself the next time you start getting bummed out and whining about how you look?  Share your pep talk!

Here’s mine: “I am not as skinny as some of my friends and that doesn’t matter.  My body is healthy and strong and carries me through my day and I am lucky to have it.  And my nose isn’t big; it’s cute! 😉





Body Image: Comparison

Hi Tribelet!

It’s Asher here again, and today I’ll be bringing you the first post of our new series: Body Image! It’ll run for the rest of March – stay tuned for future posts from Hannah and Nancy.

Let’s dive in!

I don’t know about you, but one of my greatest struggles is comparing myself to others. She’s so much smarter than me. He’s more athletic than I’ll ever be. How come I can’t be a leader in church like she is? The same struggle certainly applies to body image.

In this day and age when we are bombarded with pictures of how we “should” look, whether it be on TV, billboards by the highway or on social media, it’s almost impossible not to notice how we don’t look like that “ideal” girl.

The thing is – that “perfect” girl doesn’t exist. No two people’s perceptions of beauty are the same. For example, in the States, where most of you come from, many people think it’s desirable to have tanned skin. But where I live in China, it’s the opposite – most people consider girls with lighter skin as prettier! There is no real definition for beauty. So why should it define you?

Girl in Mirror Sketch

One that I can be sure about, though, is having a godly character does make you beautiful. Make a mental list of people who are beautiful to you – maybe it’s your mom, who selflessly cares for you and your siblings, or your best friend, who’s always there to make you laugh, or your English teacher, who always compliments her students. It’s unlikely that all of the people on your list would be considered as conventionally gorgeous, but because of the way they treat others, they are beautiful to you.

Girls and Snacks

Okay, so physical beauty shouldn’t define us – having inner beauty is more important. Great! So, how do we stop comparing? Here are a few suggestions:

• Be accepting. God carefully designed you before you existed, and make you look the way you do for a reason. It may be hard, but try to acknowledge that God made you the way you are, imperfections and all. Instead of trying to look like someone else, learn to embrace the way you look!

Be Yourself

• Be busy. Of course, overworking yourself isn’t the idea here! But do invest your time in something you enjoy, whether that’s theatre club, writing in your Talking-To-God Journal, or just talking long bubble baths. You’ll find that your priorities will change quickly – worries about not looking pretty enough are soon replaced by thoughts about your new hobbies. As one of my classmates said, you can’t check if others’ grass is greener if you’re too busy watering your own.

Bubble Bath

• Be kind. We have so many harsh thoughts about our own bodies – my eyebrows aren’t thick enough, my stomach isn’t flat enough, I’m never going to look good enough – but we would never say such things to somebody else! If you struggle particularly with this, write a little contract, promising yourself that you will think and speak about your body as if it were a friend’s. And if you’re in the middle of picking out your flaws, challenge yourself to pick a feature you like for every “flaw”.

• Be careful. Do you fall into a black hole of comparing yourself to other girls when on Instagram? Tend to question your beauty when you’re with your dance class friends, who seem to only talk about makeup and diets? Feel ashamed of yourself when that guy in your Chemistry class picks on your glasses? Get out of these situations if you can! Delete the Instagram app on your phone. Find a new group of friends at dance class. Tell the Chemistry guy his teasing is crossing a line, and if he doesn’t listen, tell the teacher. Your confidence is something to be protected!

Social Media

• Be positive. Along the same lines of be careful, fill your life with things that are uplifting. Were you around during our ‘Whatever’ series? Yeah, the one about the verse “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” So, do choose environments, friends and websites which make you feel satisfied with yourself.

• Be prayerful. Write about your comparison troubles in your Talking-To-God Journal, and keep on reading the Bible regularly (or start a Bible-reading routine if you haven’t already). As you learn more about true inner beauty and just how much God loves you, the need to be pretty enough will fade away. What’s “pretty enough”, anyways? It doesn’t get much more beautiful than spending time with God.

Prayerful Girl

So, if you’d like to comment: how are you going to prevent comparing yourself to others this week? Will you try complimenting yourself, stop going on Instagram for a while or pray about it? Let us know! While you’re at it, share a feature about yourself that you love, physical or not. We know you’re beautiful already!

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!


March Mini Makers

Hi, Tribelet!

Asher here – welcome to Mini-Makers, our special blog posts in which members share their artwork, photos, poetry, creative writing and more with us.


Alexis 1 of 1

Without further ado, let’s begin with ALEXIS’ stunning sunset photo. I love how she captured the sky’s blue-to-pink gradient! What do the clouds in her photo remind you of? They make me think of the Northern Lights, and just how amazing God’s creation is.


Catherine 1 of 1

Moving on to CATHERINE’s roses – I love the vibrant colours she used! It’s also so cool that she included a Bible verse in her artwork. How do you think the flowers and the verse complement each other?


Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. Tap. 

   Someone jabbed her in the back. Brianna opened her eyes and stopped tapping her feet. There, looming over her, was Ms. Johnson.

   “Really, Miss Freeman. It’s only the first day of school and I have to get onto you. I’m sure someone has told you the rules, no headphones in the classroom?” She raised one of her perfectly trimmed eyebrows while she waited for an answer. 

    Brianna sat back in her chair and folded her arms and said defiantly, “No.”

   “Yes, well, now you know.” She held out her hand. 

   “You want me to give them to you?”

   “Give me the headphones, or would you like to spend an afternoon in detention writing an essay on atoms?”

   Brianna felt everyone’s eyes on her and shrunk down into her chair. This was exactly the attention she tried to avoid, but she also couldn’t seem to keep from arguing with the teachers. 

CORINNE sent us a new excerpt of her story – you can read other snippets of it in previous Mini-Makers posts. I really like how Corinne brought Brianna to life through her dialogue with the teacher. What did you notice about Brianna?


ESMERALDA shared two photos with us this time. It’s awesome that she’s trying out different styles of photography, with both close-up and landscape shots! What detail from her photos caught your eye the most?


Kate traveled to Iceland and got these amazing photos!  Yes, those are PEOPLE in the water in that left picture!  These all make me shiver, but also they make me REALLY want to travel here for myself someday!  Do you girls have a country you want to travel to someday?  After looking at these, Iceland is sure on my list now!



Elsa 1 of 1

Check out ELSA’s cartoon cats! I think they’re absolutely adorable, and I love how they’re piled on top of each other. Which one of the cats would you be? I can definitely see myself in the sleepy orange cat!


Hannah here to comment on Mariah’s photos!

These sky pictures are gorgeous!  I love how some is just the pure sky, and some you get a little peek at the view below.  These pictures make me want to sit out in the warm weather, underneath a sky like this, and write a poem!  Which pictures do you like best, the ones with just sky, or the ones where you can see some buildings?  I can’t decide!

Halle Belle

And last but not least, HALLE BELLE shared her mini-gallery with us. It’s awesome that she’s experimented with so many ways of creating art. Which of her artworks is the most “you”? For me, her bottom right photo is totally my style – monochromatic and I love the focus on the raindrops!


Thank you for sharing your submissions – I enjoyed looking through every one of them!

Oh, and if you’d like to comment, here’s a little creativity challenge for you: how are you going to try something new creatively this month? Maybe you’d like to jump into the world of play-writing for the first time, or perhaps you’ve already mastered word art, and plan to dabble in lettering with watercolors. Do let us know!

Looking forward to our next Mini-Makers post!


The Bible and Post It Notes

Hey mini-women!  Hannah here!  I love this series on ways to get into the Bible and stay focused.  I know I need help with that a lot, and I am loving reading along with these posts.

This week I want to talk about a different way to read your Bible.  I’m sure there’s an official name for it somewhere, but I’m calling it the Post-It Note method.

Post It Notes

Here’s what it is, plain and simple.  Get your Bible, get your post-it notes, and find the section you want to read today.  Now every time you have a thought like, “Wow, God is so cool!  That verse was perfect for what I’m going through right now,” or maybe “This verse makes no sense.  Why would this character say that?” – you write that thought on a post-it note and stick it on the page!

Some Bibles already have a built-in system for this.  They have really wide margins where you can write all your thoughts on the side of the page.  They’re called journaling Bibles (which is why this method could be called Journaling, if you want to get official) and I think they’re a great idea.

I know when I read any book, whether it’s the Bible or not, I have a million thoughts throughout!  Things that make me laugh, things that make me go “Huh?” and sometimes, when it comes to the Bible, just an amazing verse that I really want to appreciate and remember.

Post It Note Bible

If you find a verse that you love, put it on your post-it note and keep it there on the page to remind you every time you open up to that section!

But if you have a question about a verse, or a story, and you write that down (maybe use a different color note), then that’s a reminder to yourself that you need to look at this more.

Maybe all you need to do is re-read the verse.  Maybe a little slower this time.  Or you need to take your Bible to Mom and Dad and ask them what it means.  Or your pastor!  Sometimes, if it’s a really tricky one, it’s going to mean you need to dive into what Jewish culture was back then, to really understand it.  I know that seems like a lot, but I also know that you mini-women are plenty smart, and when you put your mind to finding an answer to something – you WILL find it!


I know my Bible always has post-it notes sticking out of it.  Things I want to remember, and things I want to discuss later with a friend or family member.  I really love getting other people’s ideas for what a verse means, but the KEY to this, girls, is to pray and ask God what He Himself (and no one else) is trying to say to you in what you’re reading.


In your Talking to God journals, ask for wisdom this week.   That God will help you to understand the verses you read.


And in your comments below, tell us about a verse that always trips you up – and what you’re going to do to understand it once and for all!


Calling All Mini Makers!

That’s right, we’ve got a Mini Makers post coming up next week!  Send us a story you’ve written (150 words or less), some pictures you’ve taken, or art that you’ve created!

We’ll need them by the end of the day, Saturday March 3rd.  Sound good?

Email them to and make sure to put March Mini Makers in the subject line, so we know to go grab it!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

~Hannah, Leslie and Asher

Let’s talk S.O.A.P.

Good morning mini-women!!! How are you? How’s your week so far? I’ve been down with a bit of a sore throat but I’ll live:) I love seeing the way you guys pray for each other and the way you encourage each other in the comments!

And thank you Alyssa, Jenna, Esmerelda and Catherine for commenting on the verses that stood out to you from the readings!!

This week we are going to continue reading through John. But we are going to learn a new way to dig a little deeper. It’s called the S.O.A.P. Method. I made a fun little Infographic to explain it. (You can download the PDF at the end of the blog and tape it in your Talking to God Journal)


SOAP Bible Study Method


So this week in your Talking to God journal-Try as you continue reading through John (8-14) and see what you think. Our heart in digging deeper is that we could all grow in our relationship with the Lord. And one of the best ways to do that is by spending time with Him in His word.

And in the comments section-Share one of the verses you S.O.A.P. OR share your favorite method to dig deeper when you read your bible. We love hearing from all you mini-women. 

Hope you have an amazing week!!

Love, Love, Love,


SOAP Bible Study Method PDF

DIY Sugar Scrub PDF

P.S. I also thought it might be fun to make some actual SOAP this week as well. Ok. They are really sugar scrub’s but I am OBSESSED with them.

Sugar scrub


It’s super easy, fun and makes your skin feel so soft. Side note: rub gently. You don’t want to peel your skin off-just give it a nice little polish:)

SUgar Scrub




The Greatest Love Story

Can I tell you a secret? I love Valentines Day. I love pink and red and candy and flowers. But most of all I love that it is a great day to thank Jesus for all He has done for us. But it wasn’t always this way.


Growing up, I was totally boy crazy. I don’t know if it was because all the books I read made it seem like that was how I was supposed to be or because my friends were boy crazy or because I came out of the womb that way. But I was. Boy crazy. And so I loved Valentine’s because I hoped my super secret crush would send me a present (just like in the movies) and then we would ride off into the sunset on our roller skates. By the way, that never happened.

So by the end of the day, I would be all dramatic and sad because I felt like no one liked me. Or that I was missing out on something special. Which wasn’t true either.

And you know what? For years I missed out on making some really great memories because I was hyper focused on the wrong thing. Trying to make it about a boy.

Valentine’s Day is great for telling all the people in your life how much you love and care about them. Siblings. Parents. Teachers. Friends. It is a day to acknowledge and serve those you love. To let them know how much they mean to you. If you can learn to do this-it will develop into a lifelong love and enjoyment of the holiday.

i lava you

As you know, we’ve started reading through the book of John. What I love about this book of the Bible is that it tells about the Greatest Love Story of all time. And it’s a doozy.

The Book of

So here’s the plan.

This week-Read John 1-7. You can read one chapter a day–all at once–in chunks at a time–OR as much as you can based on your life. There are no rules.

As you are reading, pick out one verse that captivates you from each chapter. Just one. And Write it in your Talking to God journal. And then journal about why it stands out to you.

Then in the comments section-tell us what verse you chose from the different chapters (And why it stood out to you if you’re feeling it). You can do this all at once, post daily or whatever. AND if you have any questions come up while you are reading-feel free to ask them in the comments.

This is gonna’ be good!!!

Happy Valentines Day Lovelies!!!

Love, Love, Love





Talking to God Journals (DIY)

Hi, Tribelet – Asher here! Today I’ll be writing about the Talking-To-God Journals we often mention on our blog.  

What are they? 

Talking-To-God Journals are books filled with conversations you have with God. Any kind of book is fine: you could use a sketchbook, notebook or even some loose-leaf paper bound together – it’s your choice! 

These journals will be very personal to you, so you might want to keep them in a safe place away from nosy siblings and curious parents. (Unless you want to share your journal with others, which is fine too.)  

world notebook

How can I use them? 

You can use your Talking-To-God Journals to communicate with God in whatever ways you like. Here are a few ways which may work for you:  

  • Write out your prayers  

Example: You could write prayers out the way you would write a letter to a friend (“Dear God…”) 

  • Make lists of things you’d like to share with God 

Example: Making a list of ‘Questions I Have About God’ 

  • Draw as a way of praying 

Example: Sketching out things which you are thankful for 



  • Write notes about what you’ve learned from our blog, church, or the Bible 

Example: You could write down a few key points from the extract of John you read in church 

And while you’re busy scribbling away in your journal, don’t worry about making it perfect! This is a place where it’s okay to make a bunch of spelling errors, draw a sketch which is not to your highest standard, or write about a ‘silly’ topic like what you had for lunch. Communicating with God is much easier if you let go of the need for perfection. Think of talking to Him as talking to a friend! 


When and where should I use mine? 

This is really up to you. It is, though, a good idea to make a habit of using your journal at a certain time, whether that’s every night before bed, before church on Sundays or after reading blog posts.  

If possible, choose a comfortable, private place to journal – maybe your bedroom, a quiet spot in the park or the library. 

in my room

Why should I have one? 

Personally, I think having a Talking-To-God Journal is a great way to sort out your thoughts. Expressing your fears and troubles through writing/drawing really helps you let go of them. 

If you tend to get distracted when talking to God through ways such as speaking or silently praying, you might find journals useful too – my mind wanders much less when I’m using my journal! 

Finally, it’s wonderful to have a record of your conversations with God. Once you start journaling, you’ll be able to look back on how your faith was a week ago, a month ago, a year ago. You’ll see just how much you have grown over time, and how God has answered so many of your prayers!  

 And of course, all of these factors support the main reason why we use Talking-To-God Journals: to grow closer to God! 

Prayer Journal

DIY Galaxy Journal Cover* 

Want to add a personal touch to your journal? You might like to try this fun DIY to decorate your cover!  

 What you’ll need… 

  • Card stock or sketchbook paper 
  • Watercolor paints 
  • A paintbrush 
  • A silver marker or thick white paint or liquid paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue 
  • Ruler 
  • Your Talking-To-God-Journal 


  1. Measure the dimensions of your journal’s cover. Cut out a piece of card stock/paper which will fit it. 
  2. Use your watercolor paint to fill your paper with splotches of different colours – this is the ‘base’ of our galaxy.  
    •  (Yes, it will look a little odd at first – be patient!)watercolor 
  3. Wait for your base layer to dry.  
  4. Cover your base with a thin layer of black watercolor paint. You might want to test out the consistency first – make sure it is thin enough so that the base layer shows through, but not so thin that you can see the base super-clearly! 
    • You may want to dab at some parts of the black layer so that the base layer can show through more in some places. 
  5. Let the black layer dry.  
  6. Use your silver pen/white paint/liquid paper to doodle stars on top of your galaxy.  
  7. You could also use your pen to letter something – maybe your favorite Bible verse, quote, or just “[Your Name]’s Prayer Journal’! 
  8. Glue your galaxy on your prayer journal and viola – you have your own personalized cover!  Prayer Journal

*This DIY is based off Kristina Werner’s design, you can watch her version here:  


In the comments, we’d love for you to share: how do you/will you pray in your Talking-To-God Journal? Also, please let us know if you have any questions about using the journals which I didn’t cover.  

Looking forward to hearing from you all! 


Welcome February!!!

Hello you precious mini-women!!! How are you? Is it cold where you are???

I love seeing all the activity on the Welcome to the Tribelet tab (at the top of the page). If you are new, make sure to stop by and introduce yourself!!!

So it’s February!!! Can you believe it??? 2018 is well under way. This post is going to be short and sweet because we have SO MUCH PLANNED for you in the coming weeks.And tomorrow will be the biggie of the week.

So last month we talked about why we pray and how to pray (more).

This month we wanted to talk more about how to read your Bible. So each week we are going to highlight different ways you can dig deeper in God’s word. Why? Because you asked us to. Because we know it’s important. And because as older sister’s on the journey- We KNOW in our hearts of hearts that Prayer and Time reading God’s Word will change your life. For the better.

So we thought it would be fun to all read the same book of the Bible this month. That way, as we practice these ways of digging deeper into the Bible-we can share about what we are learning. And all be on the same page. It’s totally optional but we would LOVE for you to join in with us. 

So this month, let’s read the book of John. Together.  


It’s the fourth book in the New Testament. Sometimes you’ll hear it called the Gospel of John. That’s because it’s all about Jesus. His life and what He did while He was here on earth. It’s one of my favorites because it is so encouraging. Especially when you get to the part where He prays for us.

There’s no rush. No schedule. Take your time. And just get started.

And make sure to TUNE IN TOMORROW because Asher is writing a special post on how to make//use your Talking to God journal. It’s going to be very special. We’ve had quite a few mini-women join us and we want to get everyone on the same page.

Until Tomorrow,


Praying God’s Word (Back to Him)

How’s it going mini-women? Have you been praying a little more?

So have you ever wondered why in the world the url for this blog is called “Wednesday’s with Nancy?” She wanted this blog to be a place where we could come together after school, have a snack and talk about life.  Now, if you’re reading this and it’s not Wednesday-don’t worry:)

Strawberries-Anna Ogiienko

Grab a snack (I’m having strawberries) and let’s get to it.


So we’ve been talking about prayer.

Prayer: Words spoken (or written) to God especially in order to connect, to give thanks or to ask for something.

Last week we talked about three simple ways you can pray more. And this week, I’m going to tell you one of my favorite ways to pray.

Praying God's Word

Praying God’s Word (back to Him)

This is such an easy way to pray. And it’s SO POWERFUL. You can use it to pray for yourself, your family, your friends…the world! The possibilities are endless.

They key is you take a verse or passage of scripture, and then in your Talking to God journal, you rewrite it as a prayer. (Or you can just think it // say it out loud.) I just like writing things down to help me concentrate. Squirrel.

Here’s one of my favorite verses:

And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.                                              Ephesians 3:17-19

Isn’t it just A W E S O M E?

Now here’s how I turned it into a prayer. I used some transition words (like in English class) to help it flow.

Papa Grande*,

I lift the mini-women up to you. I pray that Jesus would be more and more at home in their hearts- that they would learn how to trust You more. I pray that their roots would go down deep into the soil of Your marvelous love and they would have the power to understand how incredible Your love really is. I pray that they would experience the love of Jesus and be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from You. Amen.

See how easy that was???

Here’s another one.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will direct your path.     Proverbs 3:5-6

Now here’s how I turned it into a prayer. Once again I used some transition words (like in English class) to help it flow.

Papa G-I lift up the mini-women to you. I pray that would learn what it means to Trust in You with all their hearts. And not try to figure things out on their own. I pray that they would submit to you in all areas of their life and in turn Lord, you will direct their path. And I know you have great plans for them. Amen.

Mini-ladies!! I could keep going for hours on that prayer. Because I just love our little Tribelet and when I think about you guys, your lives and all the amazing things God has in store for you-I get Goosebumps. My biggest prayer is that you would fall head over heels in love with Jesus and follow Him all the days of your lives.

Sorry. That was a tangent. Where were we? Oh, yes. How to pray more using scripture.

Here’s a list of scriptures so you can try it on your own. Like I said you can use them to pray for yourself , your friends, your family…anyone.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (try putting “Help me…” as you pray this one)

1 Corinthians 10:13 (when you are struggling to do what is right)

Deuteronomy 31:6 (when you are scared or afraid)

Philippians 4:8 (This one should feel familiar🙂

Ephesians 6:13-18 (I pray this one every day)

Those are just a few ideas. But like I said the possibilities are endless!!!

This week, in your Talking to God journal try this method. Choose one of the scriptures listed above and turn it into a prayer.

In the comment section-Share a verse that you think would make a great prayer. And if you want, share how you turned it into a prayer. Just remember, don’t use peoples names. We want this to be a safe place for everyone.

Love, Love, Love


If You Ask Asher

One thing I’d like to mention about prayer is: it’s important to believe in it. We all have doubts sometimes – I’ve often prayed or hoped for something while thinking, ‘it’s probably never going to happen anyway.”
But doubt takes away our trust in God – and in prayer.
So, next time you ask God to heal your grandma, who’s really, really sick, remember: God can and God will do what is best for you. If you’ve been praying to find new friends for weeks on end and nothing has happened yet, don’t lose hope and stop praying, because God can. And if you think there’s no point in praying for something for something really “big” – maybe you’d love to start an art class at school, but you’re only eleven and you don’t know that many kids who would be interested in joining it – pray anyways!  God can.
God is waiting to work miracles for you – but you need to have faith that He can first!
I hope you have a great day!
Asher's portrait
*P.S. I like calling God “Papa Grande” because he is a BIG GOD. And it just makes the prayer feel more personal.
P.P.S.- If you are knew to the blog-click here and introduce yourself:) Welcome!!!

3 Simple Ways to Pray (More)

Mini-women!!! How about those mini-makers!!! If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, click here. The next mini-makers is coming soon so keep creating!!!

Create (ing)

1. to produce (something new, such as a work of art) by using your talents and          imagination


1. something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that  expresses important ideas or feelings

So we started the year talking about Prayer.

Prayer: Words spoken (or written) to God especially in order to connect, to give thanks or to ask for something.

Hannah and Asher have done a fabulous job of helping us understand where and when we should pray:

Where: A quiet place. In the midst of life. In your room. Doing chores. At school. In the bathroom.

When: Anytime. All the time. Turn everything you are doing into a prayer.

 So now that we are all on the same page, we thought it would be helpful to take the next two weeks to give you some ideas of how you can pray.

Side note: This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the ways you can pray to God. Because there are MILLIONS of ways. The heart of prayer is this….connecting with God. And we all connect with God in different ways.

Prayer Blocks

ABC Prayer

A huge component of prayer is being thankful. And giving God credit for being so amazing. I can’t be the only person the does this but when I have trouble sleeping (or if I wake up before my alarm clock) I love to pray my A B C’s

For each letter of the alphabet, think of something you love or appreciate about God. Start with A and work your way to Z.

God you are Awesome.

I love that you are Big.

full of Compassion.

You are my deliverer.

You get the idea?

Another option is to list what you are thankful for.

Praying Post 3 (1)It may seems silly but there is a verse in Psalms that says the way we enter God’s presence is through being thankful. And prayer is all about connecting with God-the creator of the universe. I don’t think He ever gets tired of us telling Him how awesome He is and how much we appreciate what He has made. Cats…are awesome.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving. And his courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and Bless His name. For the Lord is good, His loving-kindness is everlasting. And his faithfulness to all generations.

                                                                                                 Psalm 100:4-5


You may have used this method.It’s kinda famous. I think it is fantastic because it keeps me focused. And it’s such an easy way to pray.

In your Talking to Journal or just in your head, answer the following prompts.

Adoration. What does it mean to adore something? Someone? What do you adore about God? This is where you list all the awesome things that you think and appreciate about God.

Confession. We all mess up. We all do stupid things. Things we are embarrassed of. And things we know are wrong or wish we hadn’t done (or said). This is where you clean the slate with God. He forgave you for your sins when Jesus died on the cross. This is where you own up to whats getting in the way of your relationship with Him. Get honest. Clear your chest. And your conscience.

True Confession: Most of my confessions have to do with words I have spoken (or thought) out of anger and having a hard heart towards others. I’m always having to come to God and ask Him to give me a kind heart. A heart like His.


Thanksgiving. This is my favorite part. This is where you list everything you are thankful for. Big and small. Go crazy. You can NEVER be too thankful.

Supplication. This is just a fancy word for ask for something in a respectful way. This is where you pour your heart out and ask God for what you need. Your friends and family need. That big test? Fight with a friend? Your Grandmother is sick? Pray for your day, your life, your needs. Pray for your friends, family, the world.


If You Ask Asher

Asher's portrait

Do you ever get overwhelmed by the conflicts, tests and other stressful things in your life? I sure do! My friend taught me this method of praying a while ago, and it’s really helped me have peace. Maybe you’d like to give it a try:

Giving it all to God

1) Go somewhere quiet and comfortable (maybe your bedroom, garden or even the restroom if you’re in public!) and close your eyes.

2) Take a few deep breaths. Think of all the things that are stressing you out at the moment, like that big math test coming up, or your grandma, who’s in hospital. When a worry comes to mind, take an extra-deep breath out and imagine God taking it from you.

3) If you’re still holding on to some fears, use your hand to ‘take’ them out of you and your control, and give them to God.

4) Once you’ve let God take control of all of your anxieties, think about how much He loves you. So much that He will make sure what’s best for you happens.

5) Knowing how much God cares for you, learn to love yourself and others.

Of course, you don’t need to stick to these steps, you can make them your own if you like!

Well mini-women-Here are three tried and true ways to help you pray more. In your Talking to God journal, try something new. Using one of these methods-take some time praying this week.

Tune in next week for even more ways you can pray. Like I said, there are millions!!! Ok. Maybe not millions but a bunch:)

Until then, In the comments below- let us know which method you are going to try OR share your own favorite way to pray.

Love, Love, Love,

Leslie and Asher