June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Mar 17, 2008

The Woman You're Becoming

Have you ever thought about the woman you’re becoming? Is she the person you want to be? Is the woman you’re becoming one who is going to bring honor to your family and make your parents proud? Is she someone who is going to be a positive contributor to your community and country?

I thought about you young lady as I watched with deep sadness and pity the downward spiral of Britney Spears. As I watched the latest in the Britney Spears saga a part of the lyrics to one of her earlier songs came to mind. “(I'm not a girl don't tell me what to believe). Not Yet a woman, (I'm just trying to find the woman in me, yeah). All I need is time (All I need),A moment that is mine (That is mine),While I'm in between.”

What went wrong between that period of girlhood and womanhood? Is she the woman she dreamt of becoming? Probably not, but I wonder, who did she pattern her life after?

A quote from a book I read lately stood out to me, it stated:

No character is built good and true if the builder has not in her mind a picture of the woman she wants to be. And the pattern for a good character must be chosen carefully. The carpenter will not undertake a pretty cottage from the print of a barn, nor can a girl build a good, true character if she patterns after those whose lives are not good and true.
Mable Hale, Beautiful Girlhood page 35

How are you utilizing this stage between beautiful girlhood and womanhood? Are you making wise choices in the friends you keep and the activities you choose? Do you listen to those who have your best interest and wellbeing at heart? Do you follow the example of those who are following a positive path?

The days between girlhood and womanhood though they may seem like forever to you are fleeting. So my advice to you my dear young ladies is to take care to ensure as you grow that the woman you’re becoming is who you truly want to be.

GT Magazine March/May 08


Denise said...

Thank you for caring so deeply for young lifes, bless you.

Angie said...

Bernadine...what awesome words...I wonder myself if I had not had the honor and blessing of having my mother and grandmothers to pattern my life after--to emulate---to watch after me--where would I be today? Only through the blessing of the Lord am I realizing the grace and mercy of salvation! Of His shed blood and atonement for my many sins.
I loved this post.
Thank you too for your kind words on my LWG post today! YOU are always a blessing to me!

eph2810 said...

It is so true, Bernadine. We do become on what we build our future on. If we trust in people that really are not role-model how can we become someone that someone else can trust. Doest that even make sense what I said - lol...

Thank you for sharing those wise thoughts.

Blessings to you and yours.

Lynn said...


I read these last three posts. You know, Bernadine, you are such a beautiful woman. I feel so blessed to know you. I loved each of these stories.

Have a wonderful week. Love and hugs, me

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

We do forget... or maybe take things for granted all too quick.. and what a beautiful reminder...

It reminds me of my son.. he spent this past week at church camp with NO TV, phone, computer, video games... and by george lived to tell about it!!

all this to say, back to basics... he came home and thought (said) "I have to do chores" .. I guess he thought he'd been away at concentration camp and needed a grace period...

we have lost our sights on what is true, honorable and godly...

thank you for a beautiful post

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