“Intentionality is key.” When I listed this as one of the life lessons I’ve learned before I turned 27, I don’t think I truly realized how important this lesson really was. Now that I’m almost 29 (OH MY GOSH, I’M ABOUT TO BE 29…….) Sorry. Now that I’m almost 29, this statement basically dictates 89.9% of the things I do, what I say and how … Continue reading What are your Intentions, Really?
If you’ve been following along with my blog from the very beginning, specifically in 2017, you’ll remember I wrote a post about the 27 Things I Learned before Turning 27. I was a comprehensive list of all my life lessons I had realized to that point in my life. During that post, I promised to go back and expand on each of the 27 things. … Continue reading Time to Make Good on that Promise
I have a confession to make. At one point in my life, I hated reading my Bible. It’s not because I didn’t love Jesus. It’s not because I didn’t desire to be closer to God and learn more about him. I just at one point hated it. I would literally force myself to read. I would guilt myself into opening my bible app, shaming myself … Continue reading I Admit, I Hated Reading my Bible
In high school, I convinced myself that I would follow the trend of my two sisters that came before me and marry at 21. At 20 years old, I was dating a guy and the pressure was on. So when my 21st birthday rolled around and there was not even an engagement ring in sight, I felt more than a little down. Eight years later, … Continue reading Die to Relationship Expectations
This year I beat myself up heavily about not keeping my word to someone on a project that literally would have taken me a week tops to complete. After speaking with them about it later and expressing my guilt, they were fine but I was left feeling like a disappointment. I vowed to do my best to never feel that again. Maybe you struggle with … Continue reading 5 Ways to Better Keep your Word
So if you’re anything like me (Christian, seeking out purpose and how to be closer to God), you know that sometimes it can be a struggle to make time for “digging deep” in the presence of God and learning more of Him. But also, if you’re anything like me, you know that you honestly can’t do life without Him so it’s a necessity. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve expressed how I wanted to seek God more and spend more time with Him – right before I walk out into the world and continue the same cycle of “do nothing.” These kind of things are only those that become a part of us with practice and consistency.
So, here are five things I’m telling myself are crucial in seeking God. Just thought I’d share it with you as well. Continue reading “5 Ways to Seek God More”
For as long as I can remember, I have disliked things about my body.
When I was a kid, I hated the gap in my teeth. My big lips. The acne on my skin. My kid belly. Even my feet. I was so self-conscious of myself, constantly playing the comparison game with people around me and on television.
As I got older, it only got worse. I told myself no guy would ever like me. My hair wasn’t cute enough. My clothes weren’t on trend enough. I was a nerd. I was a Christian. I didn’t go out. I stuck close to the few friends I had and created a place of safety.
Sadly though, that place wasn’t safety. It was just safe. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with safe and having legit friends who support you. But, I was afraid to do more or be different. And that’s where I crippled myself. Continue reading “You Should Go and Love Yourself”
So, last Thursday was the first day of summer. I was all excited about it until I stepped outside into 92 degree weather in humid North Florida. Seriously. Summer for us should have begun on April 21st, not June.
Nevertheless, I’m excited about this summer (and just the rest of this year period). 2018 has already taught me so much about life and how things can change in an instant and be wonderful and eye-opening. Continue reading “In SUMMER! *insert Frozen soundtrack*”
Hey, hey, hey! Just dropping in to share a little wisdom I’ve gained over the past few years. Because the list is so long, I will be developing some of these into blog posts later. Until then, let me know what you think! The 27 Things I’ve Accepted (or Learned) before Turning 27 I am enough (still learning). True friends accept the true you and … Continue reading 27 Things I Accepted before Turning 27