Friday, April 20th, 2018 Fear, Hope Rises Devotionals, Identity in Christ, Millennial Girl, Purpose

To the Girl Who Wishes She Had More Clarity: A Devotional on Trusting God

  Clarity. It’s been in my top 10 prayer list for what seems like forever. Clarity on where to live, clarity on my purpose, clarity on where to spend my time. I assumed God wanted me to have clarity, because “He is not the God of confusion, but of peace” (1 Corinthians 14:33). So, that

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 Christian Marriage, Dating, Fear, Heartbreak, Identity in Christ, Meet the Arnolds, Millennial Girl, Prepare for Marriage, Proverbs 31 Wife, Purity

My husband doesn’t make me happy, Jesus does

I used to view marriage as the greatest thing ever, an end of my loneliness. I wanted it so badly and I thought it would fill every empty, hurt spot and exchange it for security and happiness. When I came to understand the Gospel, I began to see marriage through a totally different lens. Jesus

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 Faith Pillars, Identity in Christ

Dear Christian, You’ve Been Lied To

Hey you…yup, you! You’ve been going to a church for a long time, right? Maybe almost every Sunday, except over summer break or when life gets busy. But most of the time, you go. And you love God. You love Him so much. You might even tell people He’s the most important part of your

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Sunday, April 1st, 2018 Depression and Anxiety, Faith Pillars, Fear, Heartbreak, Identity in Christ, Purpose

If I had ONE more day, this is what I’d say …

Have you ever wondered what you’d say if it was your very last day on earth? For some strange reason, I’ve always been well aware that life is short, and that I’m not guaranteed tomorrow. The message in this video is exactly what I’d want the world to know, and I couldn’t go one more

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Monday, March 19th, 2018 Dating, Depression and Anxiety, General, Heartbreak, Hope Rises Devotionals, Identity in Christ, Millennial Girl, Prepare for Marriage

To the girl who struggles with self worth after a breakup: a breakup devotional

“I still love you,” I half-whispered, unwanted tears streaming down my face, becoming small, my own arms wrapped tightly around myself as if they knew how I yearned to be protected, to be held. There I stood, still crushed – years later – by the aftermath of that heart-rending breakup. Our unexpected collision filled my bones with false hope, I

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Friday, February 16th, 2018 Faith Pillars, General, Identity in Christ, Purpose

The Gospel: Explained

This post contains affiliate links, for more information, please see my disclosures.  The Gospel is Both Salty + Sweet. Yet, an overwhelming amount of us who profess to be Christian only want to eat the candy. I heard a pastor preach on this once, saying that the Gospel is filled with sweet stuff, but what

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Friday, February 9th, 2018 Christian Marriage, Identity in Christ, Meet the Arnolds, Prepare for Marriage, Proverbs 31 Wife, Purity

Worth The Wait: A Christ Centered Love Story

The week before our wedding, I read through some of the notes and prayers that I had written over the years, and one prayer in particular stood out to me, this is what it said: “God, please bring us closer to You before you bring us together.” When I wrote it, I was 18 years

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Friday, February 2nd, 2018 Depression and Anxiety, Fear, Friendship, Heartbreak

How To Get Past Hurt & Deal With Difficult People

In high school, I was bullied. She threw gum in my hair and graffitied mean words all over where my name was on the cast list for the spring musical. Fat Slob, Gross, Ugly. I carried those words with me for a long time. Years and years later, I still deal with bullies, adult bullies, that

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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 Friendship, General, Millennial Girl

10 Perfect Galentine’s Day Gifts For Your BFF

This post contains affiliate links, for more information, please see my disclosures.   It was always my favorite project at school: Valentine’s mailboxes. Who else remembers these? We’d take an old shoebox, cover it in red construction paper, stickers, doily hearts, then cut a slot for the mail to fit in – and voila! We

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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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