• To the Girl Who Feels Disconnected from Jesus
    faith,  God,  life,  worship

    To the Girl Who Feels Disconnected from Jesus

    Have you ever felt disconnected from Jesus? You still believe in God, but you are just going through the motions. Your faith feels…dry. I think that if we’re being honest, all of us have felt this way before. I just went through a season like this. I felt burdened by temptations and the demands of everyday life. There have also been exciting life events (such as the birth of my niece!), as well as difficult ones (like a family member being ill). Sometimes the noise of life drowns out the voice and presence of God. And then the absence of His felt presence causes us to be lethargic in our…

  • 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…