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  • Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Stay strong in Christ throughout the rest of you life; it makes you an inspiration to girls like me!

  • Happy Birthday, Clarita. 30 is a great age to be. :)

  • Happy 30th birthday!

  • sometimes when you post…i stop by repeatedly before i comment. occasionally it’s because i want to look at everything quick in the two minutes i have at the moment. and at others it’s because i’m trying to decide what to say…without writing a book and still saying nothing. ;) there’s alot to soak in. and i love that about you.

    i read that online magazine article…and felt like i do when i read your words here…you are wise beyond your years. how do i say that right? lol. to sound like the compliment intended? without it sounding…wrong-ish? oh dear. :) you wrote “those kinds of people don’t just happen.” and i agree. i so hear you. and The Who that YOU are at THIRTY didn’t just happen either. as beautiful as you are to look at—so very lovely—you radiate so much more. Him. you truly do. and i feel challenged and wow. so inspired by your passion. for Jesus. for ben and kids and family and others. you are a faire lady full of grace.

    may your 30th year be Full of His favor and glory. much love.

  • Thanks for the post. You did a good job of writing, and I can definately identify with you since I just turned 30 a couple of months ago.

  • “In my thirties I hope I have even more passion, but not for myself or for what I think life should be like.
    I want me to be all about Jesus Christ ~”  Love this.  I think of the words of Paul, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”  Phil 4:12.  Somtimes life is about finding joy in every circumstance.  Well done, friend. 

  • What a great post. This is what I thought when I read this “if clarita continues on the path she is on, she definitely be (and already is) a woman that others will look at and admire the godly spirit and wisdom of”. You have such a heart after god that consistently shines through. I think your thirties will be wonderful!!

  • happy bday! your life is, to put it simply…inspiring :) just like those ladies who have inspired and challenged you!

  • Happy birthday and great post!!!  You look amazing, I’d have never guessed you were 30 in a million years!

    You have such a beautiful family and it looks like a gorgeous Thanksgiving!

  • why can i not find your message button? i’ll try fb.
    LOVED this post.

  • This post is so perfectly wonderful and so very encouraging to me…and I am 55. I love knowing that there really are young ladies “out there” who truly love Jesus and want to show him living through them. I pray that the days, life ahead ahead of you is completely blessed!

  • I love you so ridiculously much.

  • Beautiful post! Happy thirties!

  • So beautiful. I love your passion for life…for Jesus.

  • you turned 30?? where was i? i totally think you could still pass for a teenager as far as looks go. but when i start reading your blog and your thoughts on life, then i know you have a kind of understanding that teenagers couldn’t possibly grasp yet. and i bet running over curbs in a suburban is at least cooler than running into snow banks with a minivan. happy birthday, beautiful. may the 30′s be a good mixture of fun, serious and just a good decade to look back on in your 40′s. :)

  • Happy Birthday! I enjoyed reading your post and too, love your passion for Jesus and life!

  • oh, how i miss you. way to keep your heart open. it is a hard walk; to keep your heart open and free but it is the person you really want to be 30 years from now! fight on, my sister!!

  • Happy, Happy Beautiful Clarita!!! You are so, so pretty.
    Your daughters are adorable, your whole little family is just Gorgeous.
    Your heart is so honest, so pure. Your whole post is inspiring and sweet.

    You’re going to have a great time in your 30′s.
    and the lady in the post office is do look like a teenager!

  • so glad you had a good birthday. and so fun to see a post from you again. blessings on you in your 30′s. i’m two years in now and still feel like I’m a teenager most days!:) love you!

  • I loved this post!  I remember turning 30 and thinking how it sounded old but I still felt the same.  I am 43 now and I still feel the same.  I think people start acting old and looking old when they start living old.  I LOVE having kids ages 3 months to 18 years because they keep me young!  I don’t ever want to feel old no matter how old I am.  God has wonderful things for us at every age!

    You have a gorgeous family!  Merry Christmas!

  • indeed, welcome to the 30s!
    this was a fun walk thru your recent past. and, the magazine! did you mention this before and i totally missed it? how very special!!
    so glad you got to come home for this monumental birthday!
    happy week to you!

  • Ooooh, I *love* your header pictures!! Positively wintry and christmasy all in one. :) Your thoughts on desiring Jesus and loving Him, and becoming a beautiful, sweet, godly woman {you already ARE} . . . blessed me so much! I was telling Phil last night that you inspire me so much to press in to Jesus and I am so glad to have a friend who is so genuine in this desire AND practice. I feel that I have so much to learn from you and model my life after. Thanks.

  • Okay for some reason your posts don’t show up in my feed, and I’ve checked and double checked that I’m subscribed. What’s up with that??? It’s annoying because I LOVE your posts.

    Sometimes I think, how is this gal so pretty on the inside AND the outside?? It’s just not right! lol

    You’re on the right track for your 30′s dear, I see Jesus all over you. That is total honesty my dear.

    Also, I breezed by 30 about 4 years ago and I still feel like I’m in my 20′s too. I mean, 30 did seem older when I was younger but when I got there it was like, wait, this is NOT old!

    Love you!

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