New Series: Money Matters

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Happy Monday Friends!

So it’s never really a good day to talk about money, but today is as good as any!

We all have money goals, right?. To sum it all up – we want to be rich and not have to ask anyone for anything. And rightfully so! The Lord told us we would be lenders and not borrowers! It’s ok to want to be “rich”. But what classifies as rich REALLY? Continue reading “New Series: Money Matters”

5 Ways to Better Keep your Word

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

5 Ways to Seek God More

Hey everyone!

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”

New Series: Life Soundtrack – August

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So when I turned 28 in July, I vowed to be more open about my passions in life. #2 after God – MUSIC.

I love to sing, write it, listen to it, dance to it when no one’s watching me and be healed by it. So, I decided to share ten songs each month that I have on repeat or whatever I’m listening to at the time I type these posts lol. Enjoy! Continue reading “New Series: Life Soundtrack – August”

Check on Your Strong Friends

How often have you heard that statement throughout the years? And then recycled when someone with a high celebrity profile commits suicide?

So many times I’ve stopped counting.

But how many of us actually check on our “strong friends”? The fact of the matter is, so many of us post that statement because we think of ourselves as the strong friend. We post it as a cry for help sometimes because the truth is, not many of us are checking on each other.

We simply go through life calling each other when we want to go out, cry on someone’s shoulders about our own problems, gossip about someone, or when we’re bored.

Not many people are actually having the heavy conversations – truly asking how someone is. Mentally, physically, financially, emotionally.

The real truth. We’re all strong. Continue reading “Check on Your Strong Friends”

You Should Go and Love Yourself

For as long as I can remember, I have disliked things about my body.

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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”

In SUMMER! *insert Frozen soundtrack*

Hey Fam!

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*”

2018 Goal Update – Quarter One

Hey Lovelies!

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So yeah, this post has taken the whole month to get put out. *rolls eyes*

Again, I’m a walking example of what I talk about on this blog! Consistency is key! No matter what life throws at you and how sleepy or tired you are – MAKE TIME FOR YOUR PRIORITIES.

Moving on….

This is my 3-month goals update! (For my original goals post, go here) So April has rolled in and started out the second quarter of the year. It feels like I just posted my 2018 goals last week! Time is waiting for no one. But, it’s all the more reason why we should not “put off for tomorrow what we can do today.” Tomorrow will literally be five months from now, and you’ll look around like, “where’d the time go?”

So, here’s an update on my goals so far: Continue reading “2018 Goal Update – Quarter One”

Some Times Are Harder Than Others

Rough days. Overwhelm. Shootings. Illness. Frustrations. The state of the USA. Some times are just harder than others. When these times come, if feels like they last a bit longer than the good times, but they don’t. I’m reminded of my last blog post that emphasized there being a season for all things. This may be your season of triumph and victory. Days are good … Continue reading Some Times Are Harder Than Others

Embrace the Season

Tuesday marked the start of a new season. Spring.

Here in Florida, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the wind is churning. Seasons are changing.

Just like the seasons of our environment change, the seasons of our lives change. We know it’s upon us. We can feel the weight and the pressure of transition taking place.

There always seems to be a point during the transitioning phase that I realize I’m transitioning into a new season.

Sometimes, the transition is light and sweet. It kind of just eases upon me like a loving summer breeze. And then there are times where everything comes crashing down like the house on the Wizard of Oz (you know, after the tornado has dragged it for a while and Dorothy’s not in Kansas anymore). Everything that can go wrong will and it feels like a domino effect. I have a tendency in this season to be 10x more cranky, 10x more unbothered, and 20x more irritated. I know this because Tuesday was that day for me. Continue reading “Embrace the Season”