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

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

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

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 General

How to live with purpose

Sometimes in life, we feel stuck. Ok, a lot of times! We can feel like we’re chained to our circumstances, and without even realizing it, we develop victim mentalities. It’s so easy to fall into because it seems like the popular thing to do nowadays, to complain about our jobs, our situations, our date (or

Friday, March 17th, 2017 General

Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

How beautiful is our Lord? How merciful are His ways? This week, my prayer has simply been, “Jesus, please help me to fall more deeply in love with You.”  I am so prone to wander. So prone to leave my God and be bound by the ways of the world … I get caught up in

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 General

My favorite lesson from The Shack

warning: story spoilers ahead In 2007, The Shack by William P. Young was released. I’ll never forget how it came at the perfect time, right at the beginning of my most painful decade. The story opened a place in my heart, as every good story does. I’d love to share with you how the book (and now movie) impacted my

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 General

I was lost, but now I’m found

What is it about coffee shops?  They unravel the most beautiful conversations, inviting us to speak quietly, yet boldly. They draw out vulnerability, and sometimes even tears. But tears are ok in the coffee shop, because we all get it. We’re all here to sit, to listen, to read, to write. And that stuff can

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 General

Who are you?

What’s the false identity that you have been putting on each day of your life? Does it sounds like this? Broken. Shattered. Too big. Too small. Lazy. Undisciplined. Not talented enough. Not smart enough. Not _____ enough. Not. Enough. You’ve spent years trying to be better and for a while it seems to work. But

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 General

How to find a man after God’s heart

Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamt of sharing my life with a guy who loved God as much as I did. But over the years, it started to feel like a pipe dream. I couldn’t find anyone who seemed to line up with my values. And sadly, I began to give up, rather easily, too. It seemed

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 General

It’s a love story

Three months ago, I met the love of my life. The man who I’ve been praying for since I was little. Who I’ve been writing letters to since I was 17. The man who prays with me, serves me, and leads me closer to the Lord. I’ve been dreaming of him for years, and could feel him