This summer I finally went after my goals, pushed myself outside of my comfort zone, and gave it my all. It was a huge summer of growth.
Satan is good at being bad. He knows how to exploit our weaknesses so that we might stumble on our own, but the good news is God is bigger than Satan’s best shots. Continue reading “When God Fights Your Battles”
How come I praise God’s magnificent artwork in the sky’s clouds, sunsets, and sunrises, yet look in the mirror and am disappointed, as if God didn’t make me too? How come I marvel at God’s wonderful creations, but fail to see the beauty in my own reflection? Continue reading “God Made Us Too”
Uninvited. Left out. Lonely. But that isn’t the way God intended for us to feel. Continue reading “Uninvited”
2017 was my hardest year yet, but also one of the greatest opportunities I’ve had the privilege of living. Continue reading “Here’s to 2018 but Also 2017”
Lately I’ve been finding myself slipping back into the trap that is comparison. Continue reading “Why Comparison is a Lie”
There are always going to be people out there that have crummy things to say about you. And while you may not be able to stop the harmful words spewing from their mouths, you are able to choose what you listen to. Continue reading “Your Worth is not in Their Words”
More recently, I have been trying to live more mindfully and intentionally. I had always been that crazy, busy girl who had her mind on a million things at once, took care of everything, kept up in school, and was always the one people counted on to help them “fix” their own life’s issues and drama. Throughout all of this, I was told I am capable of handling it all and able to do it all simultaneously, and therefore I felt responsible for taking care of everything – doing it all. But the thing is, I wasn’t capable of carrying it all – taking care of everyone’s requests all the time. I couldn’t “fix” everyone else’s lives when my own life needed fixing. I was getting warn out by all the expectations. I felt used up by all my efforts. I was stretched so thin, I was ready to break. I went to bed exhausted and woke up exhausted. Something needed to change.
That is when I decided to start living out each day more purposefully and mindfully, and it changed everything. Continue reading “Mindfully Living”
People always ask me if I’m seeing anyone… and for the past 20 years the answer was no. I got many puzzled looks and questions as to why. It seemed as though something was off to everyone else because I had decided to find myself first before bothering to find anyone else. People would tell me my standards were too high or that I wasn’t “looking hard enough,” but what if I wasn’t looking at all? Continue reading “Why I Waited to Date”
Some seasons in life are just meant to be seasons of growth and there is nothing wrong with that. I think oftentimes we as humans strive so hard for success that we forget to take in the beauty of the lessons learned. Not every lesson is learned from success and pure joyous moments. Some of the hardest and best lessons are learned just like that, the hard way. Continue reading “Seasons of Growth”