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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

The Gifts of Singleness: How to Honor God in Your Single Years

This post may contain affiliate links, for more info, please see my disclosures. 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

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

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