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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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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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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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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