3 Things a Heart Longs For

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Have you ever read either “Wild at Heart” or “Captivating” by John & Stasi Eldredge? If yes, then you know how incredible both those books are. If not, those are two books you must go pick up! Technically “Wild at Heart” is written for men and “Captivating” is written for women. But I highly recommend reading them both. They each give such great insight to a man’s heart and a woman’s heart.

The Eldredge’s say that for both men and women the journey begins with your heart. Another way of saying this is that the journey begins with desire. We desire to be romanced, we desire to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, & we desire to unveil beauty. Do you notice a common theme among these three things?

They all include others.
They are relational.
Our lives are meant to be lived with others.

Today I want to encourage you to be relational. Let the Lord romance you (or romance your loved one), take part in adventure (this could be going on a vacation, starting a business, volunteering, having kids, etc.), and unveil beauty (personally, I view this as the beauty the Lord has put in my heart. He is the beauty in me).

{I think this song by Bethany Dillion perfectly depicts beauty}

Beautiful
“I want to be beautiful
And make you stand in awe
Look inside my heart
And be amazed
I want to hear you say
Who I am is quite enough
I just want to be worthy of love
And beautiful.”

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    Kim Hood
    May 20, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Thanks for the reminder of these awesome books. They both are wonderful for your life and marriage! BTW, I love the dancing pic of you and your husband. So cute.
    His blessings!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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      beyond blessed blog
      May 20, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Kim,
      I’m so glad to see another person who shares my love for these books. You are right- they are great for both individuals personal lives & great for a marriage! Any other good book suggestions?
      And thank you for your sweet compliment! The picture is from a fun evening not too long ago!
      Be blessed!
      Chloe

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        Kim Hood
        May 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm

        An oldie but a goodie is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. You may have read it, but it’s Christian Fiction. My all-time favorite is her Mark of the Lion Trilogy, historical Christian fiction. So many layers of good stuff. I could go on and on about books! :-)

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    Robert Budd
    May 20, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Wild at Heart is one of my favorite books Chloe.

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    inspirationalgem
    May 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Your blog is amazing and I absolutely love it and the name! I believe we are all beyond blessed and should make an attempt to regularly focus on our blessings every day. <3. There is beauty all around us even when it may not seem that way! It's there and we can practice seeing it even when it's hard. Keep up the beautiful work! :-D

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      beyond blessed blog
      May 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      You are far too sweet! Your comment just brightened my day :) You are right- we are all so blessed. The problem is we often choose to overlook those blessings! Have a wonderful evening! Be blessed!

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        inspirationalgem
        May 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

        Aww I’m so happy to brighten your day. <3. Thank You so much and I hope you are having a beautiful day / night! :-D

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    oceansoflove
    May 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Love your blog! It is so inspiring and encouraging…keep it up! Also, I just finished reading Captivating. It is such a good book, ahhh I can’t wait to read it again! Blessings to you and your husband and may the Lord bless you with the BEST Job, better than you can imagine!

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      beyond blessed blog
      May 24, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Isn’t it such a great book? What was your favorite part? Thank you so much for your sweet words :) We really appreciate your encouragement! We are waiting on His timing ;)

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    oceansoflove
    May 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Yes! Amen, His plan and timing is perfect:) Hmm im not sure if I had a favorite part! I just loved how she explained the feminine heart…..it helped me understand myself and my fellow sisters so much better!

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