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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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 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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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: 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

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