• Hospitality-An Overlooked Ministry
    friendship,  hospitality,  relationships,  Single life

    Hospitality–An Overlooked Ministry

    As a newly married couple, my husband and I love having people over for food, games, talking, and prayer. Although hospitality comes naturally to my husband (who comes from a big family), this is something I’m learning to be intentional about. But why? Isn’t hospitality a southern term or something that only applies to housewives with perfectly decorated homes? Actually, hospitality goes far beyond the appearance of one’s home. This practice is for every believer–whether single or married. You don’t have to own a fancy house or expensive china to be hospitable. In fact, you can practice hospitality anywhere! Let’s dive into this often overlooked ministry and why it’s crucial…

  • 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…

  • The Promise of His Presence
    inspiration,  Jesus,  life

    The Promise of His Presence

    Why is it that you can seem to have everything, and yet feel so empty and alone? This world promises us happiness and fulfillment in so many ways: money, relationships, jobs, new experiences–the list goes on. The Hollow Promise  But what happens when that’s not enough? What about that hollow feeling? The one tugging at you, making you work until your knuckles bleed, so you can forget that it’s there. The hollowness that leaks out as tears as you lie awake in bed at night. The hollow feeling that makes people cut, starve, and lash out at others? This post isn’t pretty, but it’s real and raw. Because I’ve been…

  • What it's Really Like Being a Newlywed
    dating,  love,  Marriage,  relationships

    What it’s Really Like Being a Newlywed

    Hello, lovely one! If you’re new here, welcome. If you’ve been a faithful follower of this blog, then I ‘m sure you can tell it’s been a while since I’ve last posed. I apologize for that, but I’m so happy for all that God has been working in me these last several months. Over the last year, I’ve been through a huge transition. I graduated college, got a new job, and moved out on my own. And just a month ago, I got married to my husband Owen. I know that marriage is something that many women–Christian or not–desire. I know I did! And while marriage is an awesome adventure,…