• How God Turns Disappointment into Purpose
    inspiration,  life

    How God Turns Disappointment into Purpose

    I felt the pain hit me like a tsunami as the doctor said the words, you need surgery again. After I broke my elbow last winter and had emergency surgery, I thought healing would come relatively quickly and easily. After months of physical therapy, my movement is still restricted due to the size of the plate that helped fuse my bones together. Now that plate has to go so my arm can be free. Whether it’s a breakup, job loss, or some other life altering event, disappointment affects us all. But where do we find healing? If we look to the Bible, we find a woman named Hannah, who endured…

  • 24 Lessons on Love, Life, and Faith
    life,  Random

    24 Lessons on Love, Life, and Faith

    Today is a special day, lovely readers and followers. It’s my 24th birthday and I get to share it with you! I know there are so many ideas for birthday posts out there, but I hope this one will inspire and encourage you. Today is a day of celebration, ice cream (hopefully), and reflection. I want to reflect on 24 life lessons I’ve learned over the years–but with a twist. These 24 nuggets of God-given wisdom will be spread out evenly in the categories of love, life, and faith. I hope you enjoy! Love 1. Never settle for less than God’s best for you. The person you’re dating might be…

  • These Little Moments: A Letter to the High School Graduate
    College,  inspiration,  life

    These Little Moments: A Letter to the High School Graduate

    To the High School Graduate, I know it feels like it’s taking forever to leave school, and that you can’t get out fast enough. But slow down a minute, I promise it will be worth it. Maybe you’re excited to leave; to embark on new adventures such as college, a new job, or independence from your parents. Or maybe you’re more like me, leaning on the side of terrified because you have no idea what to expect. You see, this is the pattern of life that never ends. We expect, hope, and dream. We fear and are lost as to what the future holds. You might not get into that…

  • How to survive politics as a christian woman
    life,  politics

    How to Survive Politics as a Christian Woman

    One Hot Mess Last week for one of my classes, I underwent a media deprivation experiment. The goal was no TV, Internet, or news media (except for what was necessary), for four days. When the experiment was over, I realized something profound about today’s American culture. We are a hot mess politically, and it’s driving us crazy. It seems that in modern day society, if you’re not following the crowd on certain political stances or ideologies, then there’s something wrong with you. Just look at the Golden Globes and the Grammy Awards from this year. Everyone’s making a statement–to the point where it’s no longer about movies or music at…

  • Liebster Award
    awards,  life

    Life Update + Liebster Award

    Hello lovely readers and followers! I know it’s been a while since I posted, but life has been…life. There are twists and turns that take you up and down in ways that you can never imagine. Although a lot of these twists and turns have been challenges, I can see the growth and blessings behind every single one of them. As many of you know, I am recovering from a broken elbow. This has made writing difficult, but not impossible. A few weeks ago I also lost my beloved cat, Lunabelle.  I have never felt such pain before, and I know my family has experienced a lot of loss lately.…