I’ve never been able to believe a woman when she says, “I can do this on my own.”

Don’t throw things at me – I don’t me that a woman CAN’T do anything by herself.

I mean I don’t actually believe that a woman WANTS to live life “on her own.”

We were created with a need for connection.

A desire to find someone with whom to relate. Someone to support us and understand us and “get” what we are about.

When we don’t have that someone, we feel alone. Alone is a dangerous place to be.

Not only were women created with a need for connection, but all humans are intended to have fellowship with one another. Fellowship is how we grow and serve one another.

This connection is a beautiful thing.

I’ve found it so many places…

*with a wonderful Bible study of all new people my last year of college…

*as a new stay-at-home mom with TWO children at our local MOPS group…

*with old friends who are now in similar “places in life” via Facebook…

*in the moms’ nursing room at church…

And now, here I am, sitting at The Relevant Conference, where I found lots of connection last year.

Like-minded women who have bared their souls on the internet now talking face-to-face {with lots of hugging}. And there the connection gets very real.

THIS is what I long for. It is why I pick up the phone to call friends for “no reason.” It is why I get giddy at personal emails and Facebook messages and tweets. It is why I live for personal cards and notes in the ACTUAL mail.

And connection is why I love writing HERE and hearing back from you.

I feel connected with other women and I don’t feel alone. Instead, I feel loved and alive.


When was the last time you sent a little note to a friend just because? Connection doesn’t have to be face-to-face!

Julie has a cute little shop called Whimsical Words that is full of hand-stamped notecards that would be just perfect for reaching out and blessing friends!

A little more about Julie and her business in her own words…

I started handstamping notecards about 10 years ago as a creative outlet and an excuse to get together with friends and create.  I branched out to making cards as gifts for family… birthdays, Christmas, etc.  Recently I started giving thank you notes as shower gifts.  Such a nice touch for new moms!  Then I had some friends and family make some special orders and I began selling my cards.  I hope that you can find something you like.  I love to fill special orders and offer discounts on multiples of the same card design.  Let me know what you need!

I love stories of women who were able to take their creative outlet and turn it into a business to bless others!

If you want to purchase some of these cute cards as gifts for your girlfriends, mom, sister, etc., Julie is offering free shipping on all items until November 5th with the code FREESHIP1105!

But how about winning a set of ten personalized notecards for yourself?

Julie is giving away your choice of notecard in this modern design…

or a more vintage style…

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here answering this question…

What is YOUR favorite way to connect with other women?


This giveaway will be open until 9:00 p.m. CST Wednesday, November 2nd! A random winner will be chosen and announced the next day!