Monday, January 15th, 2018 Body Image, Confidence, Fashion, Identity in Christ, Millennial Girl, Peer Pressure, Proverbs 31 Wife

How to Overcome Comparison: You Were Born To Stand Out

  Confession time! Ready for it?! Even as a Christian (gasp!), these are actual thoughts that went through my mind yesterday:   I look so tired, I’d look + feel so much better if I got a spray tan. I really need to get my hair highlighted like that girl on Instagram. I know it’s

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Monday, January 15th, 2018 Body Image, Confidence, Depression and Anxiety, Fear, Identity in Christ

To The Girl With An Anxious Heart

This morning, I woke up with a cloud of anxiety and sadness looming over me. In an attempt to shake it off, I tried with all my might to not give it any attention. I worked out, and went to fill up my water bottle when it dropped on the floor and broke in half!

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 Christian Marriage, Dating, Heartbreak, Identity in Christ, Millennial Girl, Peer Pressure, Prepare for Marriage, Purity

To The Girl Who Wishes She’d Stayed Pure…

When I was 29 years old, I gave my life to Jesus. In the years leading up, I would describe myself as religious, thinking that I knew Him, but never really consulting what I thought I knew with what He says in His Holy Word. But, Jesus gently pursued me. Last year, He led me

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 Christian Marriage, Confidence, Dating, Heartbreak, Prepare for Marriage

The gifts of singleness

For a long time, I felt like my life would begin when I found “the one” and got married. Yikes. That’s pretty embarrassing to admit! But, I know I’m just saying out loud what mannnnnny people are thinking inside. It was soooo liberating when I realized that being single is actually JUST as awesome as

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Monday, July 24th, 2017 Beauty, Body Image, Confidence, Self Care

How to be radiantly beautiful each and every day

Note: This isn’t just another cliche and stereotypical “you are beautiful” post. I’ll never forget when the doctor hit me with the news. I’d have to live the rest of my life with an ileostomy bag on my stomach. There’s really nothing quite like the news that your physical body is going to be permanently

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 General

8 ways to overcome when you’re feeling lost

Recently, I received a message from a girl who I met at one of my shows in Nashville. She told me that she’s inspired by how I’ve been able to make my way out of the darkness, but she felt stuck and lost in her own darkness. She wants to have a good relationship with

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Monday, June 12th, 2017 Faith Pillars, Purpose

What does it mean to have an “All Things” faith?

For a period of about five years, I was in and out of the hospital for weeks at a time for complications with my Crohn’s Disease. Each time that I was in the hospital, I would find some colored markers and a blank sheet of paper so that I could hang this verse by my

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 Identity in Christ, Millennial Girl

You’re worth it

I’ve had a history of being really hard on myself. It’s something that I don’t really like to admit, because it’s not a really nice characteristic, but it’s the truth. Are you anything like me? It can be really hard to accept the fact that I am actually worthy of being loved fully, completely, irrevocably, sacrificially even.

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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 General

How to live with purpose

Sometimes in life, we feel stuck. Ok, a lot of times! We can feel like we’re chained to our circumstances, and without even realizing it, we develop victim mentalities. It’s so easy to fall into because it seems like the popular thing to do nowadays, to complain about our jobs, our situations, our date (or

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Friday, March 17th, 2017 General

Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

How beautiful is our Lord? How merciful are His ways? This week, my prayer has simply been, “Jesus, please help me to fall more deeply in love with You.”  I am so prone to wander. So prone to leave my God and be bound by the ways of the world … I get caught up in

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