• Shining Through the Darkness
    faith,  inspiration,  the Gospel

    Shining Through the Darkness

    A light will always shine brightest in the darkness.  I find it amazing how one small candle or night light can illuminate an entire room. I tend to wander around my apartment at night without my glasses, and that often leads to missed steps and stubbed toes.  However, a little light from my phone’s screen changes everything. Suddenly I see what’s right in front of me. I know exactly how far the edge of my bed is or if there’s a cat toy on the floor.  I see things as they really are. I see the truth.  That’s what happens when the light of the Gospel shines on our hearts.…

  • What a Disney Princess Taught Me About Faith
    Disney,  faith,  Jesus

    What a Disney Princess Taught Me About Faith

    Am I the only one who’s so excited for all of these new Disney live-action movies? I absolutely loved Aladdin and the Cinderella remake that came out a few years ago. But the Disney remake I am most excited for (and nervous about, to be honest) is The Little Mermaid. Ariel has always been one of my favorite princesses, but for all of these years I never really questioned why. Then one day a dear friend and I discussed Disney princesses and the influence they hold over children. She pointed out that Ariel was quite flawed. I mean, she’s a 16 year old mermaid who trades her voice and basically…

  • 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…

  • How a Season of Growth Can Transform Your Faith
    faith,  inspiration

    How a Season of Growth Can Transform Your Faith

    It was one of the most vivid dreams I have ever had. And believe me, I dream of some crazy stuff. I rolled the ankle of my jeans up to reveal tiny green stems with leaves sprouting from my legs. Yes, lovely reader, I was Groot (any Guardians of the Galaxy fans out there?). I was seriously freaked out by this dream, and paranoid that I really would become some sort of plant woman. This was only a few months ago, but I had forgotten about it until spring came with its budding trees. For me, this dream represents growth. Growing is never easy, and something that all of us…

  • What Godly Confidence Really Looks Like
    confidence,  faith

    What Godly Confidence Really Looks Like

    Nothing can squelch self-confidence like having health issues. Having physical limitations and not being like everyone else is hard. And it’s something I’ve struggled with for the last six years. Although God has done tremendous healing in me and blessed me with excellent healthcare, there are still moments of struggle. One thing I choose not to do is drive. I have POTS and vertigo, which make driving uncomfortable. I have some visual sensory issues and great anxiety with driving, and this has affected my confidence in significant ways. Not only is not being able to drive inconvenient, but it’s also a little embarrassing when you’re almost 24 years old and…