Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 Confidence, Fear, Goal Setting, Identity in Christ, Millennial Girl, Purpose

Calling all my girls out there who *actually* want to live life to the full!

I love a good craft night. Bring over the glitter, magazine clippings, and (ok, ok, if you insist!) some cupcakes and we will be up until the wee hours of the morning creating pretty things together. Ok, I’m no Martha Stewart, but I’ve got an eye for design. And you know what? Not only do

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 Confidence, Fear, General, Goal Setting, Identity in Christ, Millennial Girl, Purpose

The Complete Guide to Believing In Your God-Sized Dreams

This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. Thank you! :)   Mornings are my most favorite time of day. I love waking up a little earlier than my husband so I can enjoy the stillness, read my

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Friday, May 4th, 2018 Beauty, Body Image, Confidence, Fear, Fitness, Health, Hope Rises Devotionals, Identity in Christ, Self Care

To the girl who doesn’t feel beautiful: a devotional on knowing you’re enough

I looked at her toned arms, long legs, flat stomach, and flawless skin on the cover of Women’s Health Magazine, and without even thinking about it started shaming my own body. Self-consciously I thought to myself, “If this is how Women’s Health Magazine defines ‘healthy,’ then I must be far from it.” A rush of

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Friday, April 27th, 2018 Confidence, Depression and Anxiety, Fear, General, Hope Rises Devotionals, Identity in Christ, Purpose

Don’t believe everything that you think: A devotional on taking your thoughts captive

It’s 3 am, and I have yet to fall asleep. I’m on a work trip with my husband and, I’m not sure about you, but I can never seem to find great rest when I’m not in my own bed. The quad espresso that I had earlier in the day probably had something to do

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Monday, April 23rd, 2018 Confidence, Depression and Anxiety, Fear, General, Hope Rises Devotionals, Identity in Christ

To the girl who feels stuck: a devotional on getting free

I have been in a season of “stuck” lately. Not necessarily in a literal sense, but I just feel like my mind and my heart are stuck. I wouldn’t fully classify it as depression, but more that I am in a season of feeling discouraged, and though there are days and moments of light, I

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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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