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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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, 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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