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Girl, Wash Your Face – Book Review

Book Description:

Founder of the lifestyle website and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.

Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.

From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son’s request that she buy a necklace to “be like the other moms,” Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.


I got on a roll with Christian-Living, non-fiction, self help books a few months ago, and I really can’t say enough good things about this one.

Rachel Hollis is not only honest with her words in this book, she is almost completely transparent.  I mean, I say almost because there has to be somethings she left out.  I know her other book will be out soon, and I can’t wait to get my hands on that one too.

While reading this book, I found myself nodding my head and laughing all at the same time. Sometimes it was because this girl is hilarious, but other times it was because I could totally relate.  She is down-to-earth, and speaks the truth so plainly that you will wonder why you hadn’t thought of these things before.  I liked how at the end of each chapter she would include “What Helped Me,” and share with us how she overcame the lie that was covered in that chapter.  She has a way of encouraging and empowering all at the same time. This woman is a power-house, and she is sharing with us that hope and dream to be like her.

I think this book has found a permanent place on my bookshelf so I can re-read it ever so often, and I think I need to get one to loan to my friends too.  You might feel the same way after you read it too.

Here’s a few little snippets that I highlighted in my copy.

Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.

Nobody will ever care about your dream as much as you do.

Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Rachel Hollis
Christian Living, Nonfiction, Self-help
Thomas Nelson
February 6, 2018
Received an advanced eARC from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


The Best E-Mail I’ve Ever Received


Do you get E-mail?

No, not the kind of e-mail you get on the computer.  Not electronic mail.

Encouraging Mail.

Snail mail is what some call it these days.

I have been getting cards in the mail daily, and let me tell you it makes my day.  It is encouraging.  I open each and every card with an overwhelming feeling of gratitude.  It is really hard to describe.

The photo above is just the top of the pile.  I have saved all of them.  I will wrap a ribbon around them, and keep them for who knows how long.

I look at all the cards, and I think of the time that it took to sit down, write a little something, address the envelope, place a stamp on it, and finally mail it.   Then I think about the other day when I sat down to write thank you cards; it really didn’t take that long.  Let’s think about this.  There are 1440 minutes in a day.  Let’s subtract 480 minutes for sleeping, because they say we need that much.  Then we can subtract another 480 for those that work, and we are left with 480 minutes in the day.  Writing a card would take 10 minutes out of your day, maybe.

The Bible tells us to encourage one another.  Look it up.

Hebrews 3:13

Isaiah 1:17

Acts 15:32

Romans 12:8

Ephesians 6:22

1 Thessalonians 4:18

1 Thessalonians 5:11,14

2 Thessalonians 2:17

I could sit here and type out all of the scriptures for you, but I would much rather you pick up your Bible and thumb through the pages to find them yourselves.  Not because I don’t want to type them out, but because I want to encourage you to read your Bible.

How would you feel about receiving some E-Mail, Encouraging Mail that is?  I have this thought swirling around in my brain.  If you would like to receive an encouraging card or letter occasionally let me know.  Send me a good ol’ email (electronic mail), and I will make it happen.   I will respond to each of your emails with the details of the E-Mail idea.

But for now, go out and encourage someone.  It doesn’t have to be by mailing them a card; there are many ways to encourage others.

How do you encourage others?