• body image,  confidence,  inspiration

    When Self-Love is Not Enough

    Almost every time I browse through Instagram, I see a cute post from an influencer with some catchy self-love motto. Sound familiar? Even I’ve posted them before, so it’s totally relatable. I’ve actually written a prior post on self-love and how true love must be rooted in Christ for us to gain confidence in who we are. But what if some of these self-love affirmations and teachings actually aren’t Biblical? While they may sound cute and can encourage us at times when we have low confidence, they are often rooted in pride. I’m not saying that all girls on social media or blog sites dedicated to self-love are prideful or…

  • Uninvited By Beckie Lindsey--A Book Review
    body image,  book reviews,  faith,  friendship

    Uninvited By Beckie Lindsey–A Book Review

    Sometimes we read books that touch our lives in a thoughtful or emotional way . Then there are books that really transform us; books that become a part of our souls and influence how we view the world.  Beauties from Ashes, a young adult book series by fellow blogger and author Beckie Lindsey, has transformed my way of thinking about prayer and spiritual warfare.  I’ve already reviewed book one, Secrets, here. And now I’d like to share my thoughts on book two, Uninvited.  Faith Meets Fiction   I bought a hard copy of Uninvited not only because I love the feeling of holding an actual book in my hands, but because…

  • What makes a woman beautiful?
    beauty,  body image,  confidence

    What Makes a Woman Beautiful?

    Beauty. It’s absolutely everywhere in our culture, isn’t it? We idolize beautiful women, or at least, those we consider beautiful according to superficial standards. Take a look at celebrities like  Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Women who are famous for good looks, sexuality, and materialism…but not much else. A Beautiful Lie Even Taylor Swift, a talented songwriter and singer, is losing fans because of her newfound focus on vengeance and victimization in her songs. But what ever happened to grace, values, or class? Is Hollywood and social media portraying an accurate depiction of beauty? Ladies, we’ve been robbed. We live in a culture that says it’s wrong to be feminine or…