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  • The Miscarriage Project is Published!!

    October 24, 2019 by

    For those of you who’ve been following my writing and publishing journey, of The Miscarriage Project, I have exciting news!! Finally Published! After a three-and-a-half-year long journey, The Miscarriage Project is finally published and to purchase, as of yesterday!! Behind the Cover Here is the official Cover Reveal for my special blog readers: It may… Read more

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  • “The Miscarriage Project” Update!

    October 17, 2019 by

    I am proud to announce that The Miscarriage Project is in the second phase of publishing – design!! As the author, I can’t express to you how excited I am to share this publishing journey with you, but even more to get this book into your hands! The Book Ten parents share their miscarriage grief… Read more

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  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

    October 8, 2019 by

    No one likes to admit it, but this month is significant for many reasons. October Personally, I am not a Halloween celebrator. However, I think it is fitting to remember the death of our children during such a dark time in our culture’s celebrations. Officially, October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.… Read more

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  • My Mission of Love

    September 6, 2019 by

    My mission for this blog is to boldly proclaim the perfect love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through the lens of everyday life. BOLD & Beautiful “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy or boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is… Read more

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  • Resetting Expectations

    February 14, 2020 by

    A Birthday Party Story Picture this. Your daughter has a birthday party coming up. Their 3rd birthday, and you want to make it as special as possible. To prepare, you plan a month in advance for this birthday party. You even ask your birthday girl what she wants for the cupcakes and decorations. Things are… Read more

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  • Habit Reflections

    February 3, 2020 by

    I have been doing a study lately, called “Habits” by Life Church, on the YouVersion Bible app. Habits Devotional Though it is a short, well written devotional, it is so convicting! A sword of the Spirit piercing right through my heart. Yes, I did choose to read this on purpose, because I know I needed… Read more

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  • Habit of Disobedience vs. True Purpose

    January 22, 2020 by

    This may be an odd title for a post, but it is on my heart to share with you today. How many times has God asked us to do something or tell someone something, we don’t follow through? Lately, I have been feeling stuck. I have been praying and praying for direction, what to focus… Read more

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  • ONLY FOR THE LADIES: PMS

    January 12, 2020 by

    Yes, this post is just for the ladies, so if you’re not a lady, click out now. Thanks! PMS Guess what time of the month it is? Not quite that, but the grr factor has begun. You guessed it, the dreaded PMS – yes not everyone has this, but something changes in me every month,… Read more

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  • Call to Action: Use Your Voice

    January 9, 2020 by

    My Voice So I realized something today. I haven’t been using my voice. I have been letting my insecurities and doubts and fears keep me from sharing my heart and letting my voice be heard; not letting my light shine, for the good of others. Anyone else struggle the same way? You have so much… Read more

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  • Reimagine Retirement by C. J. Cagle

    January 7, 2020 by

    Content Reimagine Retirement, by C.J. Cagle is a great read. For those who are retired and those planning to retire, don’t miss this encouraging, yet informative resource. Stewardship Cagle focuses on the stewardship principle, but has the Gospel at the center. God created work and rest, not going on vacation all of the time, during… Read more

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  • "The Complicated Heart" by Sarah Mae

    January 7, 2020 by

    Content The Complicated Heart, by Sarah Mae, is a raw, well-written autobiography, describing her journey to forgiving her alcoholic mother. DISCLAIMER! In the prologue, the author does warn about the graphic content in the book and is not for children. She recommends to self-examine yourself and your emotional health, to handle the triggers and weight… Read more

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  • "Epic Devotions" by Aaron Armstrong

    January 7, 2020 by

    Epic Devotions by Aaron Armstrong, is a great kids devotional, in connection with The Gospel Project for Kids curriculum. Content Each devotion includes a Bible passage to read, encouraging kids to read the Bible. Also included, are a quoted verse, the event description to establish context, foreshadowing to Christ’s coming and the Gospel, and a… Read more

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  • "Living in The Haven" Announcement!

    January 4, 2020 by

    Letter from Bold & Beautiful Dear Devoted Readers, I have been contemplating the new year, and what writing goals I’d like to set for myself. Goal #1 As you already know, one of my goals is to publish two more books this year! Goal #2 Secondly, I would like to start a regular blog schedule,… Read more

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  • New Year, New Hope

    January 1, 2020 by

    Goodbye 2019! I don’t know about you, but I am glad 2019 is over! Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been all bad, but has been a huge struggle for me. This year, I published my first book (The Miscarriage Project), launched my new business brand, Bold and Beautiful. My husband graduated with his MA,… Read more

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  • On-the-Go Devotional: 200 Devotions for Teens by Leslie Hudson

    December 25, 2019 by

    Book Review On-the-Go Devotional: 200 Devotions for Teens, by Leslie Hudson, is a great book to get teens into God’s Word. Content No matter busy they are, these short, and to the point devotionals are organized in an appealing and user-friendly way. Each day is focused on a topic, and includes a verse of Scripture,… Read more

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  • The Long Walk Home by Matt Carter

    December 25, 2019 by

    Book Review The Long Walk Home: Discovering the Fullness of Life in the love of the Father, by Matt Carter, was a refreshing new perspective of the biblical account, the prodigal son. Content This analysis includes a good balance of biblical exegesis, anecdote, historical and cultural examples and weaves them together smoothly. In addition to… Read more

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  • The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting by Randall Goodgame

    December 15, 2019 by

    Book Review The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society on Boasting, by Randall Goodgame, comes from one of my new favorite Christian, children’s books series! The title may seem quite strange, but the more I read these books, the more I fall in love with the characters and the messages. Content The illustrations are colorful, eye-catching,… Read more

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  • Which Shape Should I Be? by Pamela Kennedy

    December 15, 2019 by

    Book Review Which Shape Should I Be? by Pamela Kennedy, is a great kids book! Content Not only does it teach your child shapes, but also reinforces the idea that we are the shape, and the way God made us to be. The book includes colorful and fun illustrations. Recommendation I wish it would have… Read more

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  • New Every Morning by Phil Barfoot

    December 15, 2019 by

    Book Review New Every Morning, by Phil Barfoot, is a 365 day devotional, specifically focused on the aspect of worship. Content Each devotion is written by a different worship pastor, from across the country. While the devotionals are insightful and very interesting to read, the font was so small, it hurt my eyes, and I… Read more

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  • The Insanity of Sacrifice by Nik Ripken

    December 15, 2019 by

    Book Review The Insanity of Sacrifice, by Nik Ripken, was both challenging and inspiring. This 90-day devotional is uniquely written by experienced missionaries with persecution and sacrificial experience. Content I like how the author shares their journey to learn lessons of sacrifice and challenging the reader to consider the same principles. The devotions are just… Read more

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  • Book Release Party ~ Reflections

    December 8, 2019 by

    Hooray! My first ever book release party is in the books! Thank You First, I want to give a special thank you and shout out to Eric and Kristen Meeter, owners of Pressed Studio + Store in downtown Spencer. You both were an amazing couple to work with, and am so thankful for your wisdom,… Read more

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  • The Miscarriage Project is on tour!

    December 2, 2019 by

    For those of you who’ve been following my publishing journey, the book is out and we are having a party! First, I will be holding the Book Release Party at Pressed Store + Studio in Spencer, IA. I am so blessed to be partnering with them. There will be treats, giveaways, book signing, and special… Read more

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  • Challenge to Live by Faith

    November 11, 2019 by

    Too many times, we are running away in fear, when we have just the sword in our hand we need to claim victory over sin, death, and the Devil. Stand firm in your faith in Jesus Christ, and don’t look back. When looking at your life, how many unproductive things are in it that are… Read more

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  • The Promises of God Bible Storybook

    November 9, 2019 by

    Review The Promises of God Bible Storybook revolutionizes the concept of a children’s Bible. Content Not only does author, Jennifer Lyell, tell well-known biblical content and stories, but she also includes very important parts of Scripture not often included in children’s material. Additionally, this Bible Storybook differs from others on the market. It specifically focuses… Read more

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  • A SLUGS & BUGS Story: Are We Still Friends?

    November 9, 2019 by

    Review When I saw this book as an option for review, I couldn’t resist. Between the name of the series and the colorful illustrations, I was hooked. Content Are We Still Friends? by Randall Goodgame, is a fun, playful story about friendship. The friends, Sparky and Slug are getting ready for a picnic with the… Read more

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  • Success/Attention Related Anxiety

    November 7, 2019 by

    For those of you who’ve been following my publishing journey, The Miscarriage Project is officially published! In addition, I am selling copies as well (1,500 to be exact). You might assume that all the new attention surrounding my book being publshed, would make me feel complete; like I’ve finally arrived. Wrong. Don’t get me wrong,… Read more

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  • Protected: Meal Planning Made Simpler 101: Step By Step Guide

    October 21, 2019 by

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  • He Numbered the Pores on My Face: Hottie Lists, Clogged Pores, Eating Disorders, and Freedom From it All

    October 20, 2019 by

    Review When I first read this title and subtitle, I had to do a double take. There is a big difference between the light-hearted hottie lists to the heavy enslavement of eating disorders. The title got me. It is so intriguing, I had to read more. Content He Numbered the Pores on My Face, by… Read more

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  • Scarlett’s Spectacles: A Cheerful Choice for a Happy Heart

    October 9, 2019 by

    Review Scarlett’s Spectacles, by Janet Surette, is one of the most delightful children’s books I have ever read! Content The main character, Scarlett, has a problem. She can’t seem to help whining and crying about the little things. Her mom explains, in the image below: Interestingly, the message of this book hits home for me,… Read more

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  • Number Your Days: Use Your Time Wisely

    October 9, 2019 by

    I wanted to share a recent insight I learned from my devotional reading today. Frequently, I use the free Bible app, since it has devotionals and other easy to use features that enhance my Bible reading time and understanding. Today, I continued reading the plan Breathing Room, by Sandra Stanley, and a quote in the… Read more

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  • Speechless to Help

    October 5, 2019 by

    I am writing tonight with no agenda, no hidden meaning, just writing to write. I am speechless. You may ask why that is, and I’ll tell you. Too much emotional stress paralyzes our speech. It is so hard for me to watch my friends and family struggle!! I feel powerless to help them fully and… Read more

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  • Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

    September 30, 2019 by

    Most of my life, I have been afraid of something or someone. Now, I know there is a name for this…anxiety. Fear has held me captive far too many times. I am so afraid of failure, disappointment, danger, or worse – being abandoned. BOLD & Beautiful Breathing Room During my time with God today, I… Read more

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  • Temptation is like Dieting

    September 20, 2019 by

    Have you ever tried to diet? As many of you can probably attest, the length of a diet, well-followed, is very short, indeed. Why is that? Because those foods you are determined to give up, taste so good, and are too tempting to stay away from. Even looking at this image of a cake, are… Read more

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  • Your Everyday Judas

    September 20, 2019 by

    Tis the season for Holy Week – celebrating the last week of Jesus’ life, here on earth, before dying on the cross and rising again, in glory. So many of us get to hear, once again, about Judas Iscariot, who is famous for one thing – betraying Jesus. Though Judas did not look like this,… Read more

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  • The Problem with Jonah

    September 17, 2019 by

    Do you know those Christians who talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk? Those Christians that claim to know what God says in His word, but don’t follow it? That my friends is the problem with Jonah. Our community group, a.k.a. small group, from church, is currently studying the book of Jonah. We are… Read more

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  • The Revolving Door

    September 17, 2019 by

    Do you ever notice those people in your life that come and go, but come back again? Why do they leave? Why do they return? How long do you wait for them to return? Many people are like this with Jesus, too. These doors are waiting to be opened. Not opened by just anyone, but… Read more

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  • The Fiercest Faith for Family

    September 16, 2019 by

    “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 ESV If this is true, and it is God’s truth, why aren’t more families living this out? Why aren’t more families restored, rather than torn apart? The term family comes to mean many different things, these days. Sadly,… Read more

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  • A World Without Jesus…

    September 16, 2019 by

    Have you ever imagined a world without Jesus? Not Him, not His Word, not His Holy Spirit, and not His Heavenly Father? Have you really taken time to ponder what all would be missing? I can tell you this much, it scares me to death how much of our life here on earth, and our… Read more

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  • Why Me, Depression?

    September 16, 2019 by

    Ever asked the question, “Why me?” or “Why is this happening to me?” So many times, we ask this question when we want answers to our problems, to disasters, or chaos around us. When something bad or difficult comes into my life, it feels like I am stuck in time – the world is whizzing… Read more

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  • To Fear or Not to Fear…

    September 16, 2019 by

    Are you tired of drowning in fear? Fear of anything…of dying, losing the ones you love, being broke financially, and of countless other things? Read on, and break the cycle of fear! You are not alone. Many, many people, including myself, live in fear on a day-to-day basis. From personal experience, I feel like I… Read more

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  • Why Keep it to Yourself?

    September 16, 2019 by

    Are you one of those people that hold in your emotions or what you’re really going through? Do you even make yourself stressed beyond belief, and sometimes physically ill or have headaches, etc.? You’re not alone. So many times in my life, like today for example, have been consumed by emotions: anxiety over anything and… Read more

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  • Just Do It!

    September 16, 2019 by

    Do you find yourself feeling discouraged? Disappointed with life? Worn down and feeling defeated? Are you tired of feeling that way? Me too! While working this evening, I was talking to a customer, and was surprised to have them quote Scripture to me. This happens occasionally, but I didn’t expect it from this person. They… Read more

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  • I Won’t Apologize for Being Me…Anymore!

    September 16, 2019 by

    Do you ever get tired of feeling the need to be someone else? To look, act, or talk a certain way to be accepted? Well I say no more! The mission and theme of this entire blog site is to inspire people to live like their BOLD – Beautiful, Overcomer, Loved, Designed. That is my… Read more

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  • A Love That Lasts

    September 16, 2019 by

    True love is not a whimsical feeling, a sexual desire, or a heart on a postcard. True love is so much more… God gives us the secret to true love in His Word, the Holy Bible. If more people really knew they could find this secret in the Bible, maybe more of them would actually… Read more

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  • The Effects of Depravity on Families

    September 16, 2019 by

    Have you ever wondered why some families seem to have it all together and why other families never can? No family is perfect, believe me, but some families have it much harder than others. Today, I want to focus on a few biblical examples of dysfunctional families, as a result of one person’s depravity, that… Read more

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  • About Me

    September 6, 2019 by

    Hi, I’m Adrianne Babbitt, a.k.a. BOLD & Beautiful. I am beautifully and wonderfully made; I can overcome anything through Christ who strengthens me; I am perfectly loved by the one and only true God; I am uniquely designed by my God, my Creator, my Savior.​ I have five kids (four at home, and one with… Read more

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  • The Pursuit of Significance and Success

    September 3, 2019 by

    If you could be anyone in the world – past, present, or future – who would you be? What would you accomplish? What legacy would you want to leave behind? Personally, this pursuit of becoming someone significant is exhausting! Trying to be the perfect person, perfect daughter, perfect sister, perfect wife, perfect mother, perfect friend…but… Read more

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  • The First Day of School

    August 26, 2019 by

    I don’t know about you, but this momma is having a really hard time today! Today is my son’s first day of KinderKids, which is also his first time being at school all day. Most moms I talked to, couldn’t wait for school to start! Not me, at least not today. There is something about… Read more

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  • National Rainbow Baby Day

    August 23, 2019 by

    This is the first time I realized this was a special commemorative day. I knew October was National Miscarriage Awareness Month, but I did not know this day existed, until today. Our rainbow baby, is our sweet and spicy, Carolaine. We lost our precious Timothy, May 2016, and got pregnant with Carolaine a week later!… Read more

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  • The Worry Wheel

    August 22, 2019 by

    Do you feel like you worry more than you should? Worrying so much that your life feels like it’s spinning faster and faster, and you can’t seem to slow down? A Night on the Ferris Wheel For those of you who knew me in my college days, know that I’ve ridden on the famous ferris… Read more

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