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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!


1. Never settle for less than God’s best for you. The person you’re dating might be nice, but he’s not necessarily the right one for you.

2. Keep friendships as a healthy priority when you’re in a relationship. Good friends build you up, and without them, you won’t reach your full potential in life.

3. Never compromise who you are or your beliefs for another person. This applies to all relationships.

4.  Pray and do devotionals with your boyfriend/fiance/husband every day. God will move in amazing ways when you take the time to honor Him.

5. Planning a wedding is fun and an important step, but planning for your marriage is what really matters.

6. Be with someone who makes you laugh. Life is too short not to enjoy the adventure.

7. It’s never too late to honor God and yourself with purity. Don’t let any mistakes from the past hinder you. Everyone falls short in this area; however, everyone is redeemable.

8. Make Jesus your first love, and when you’re ready, He will lead you to the one you should marry. 

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1. Take a moment to look up at the sunset or the stars in the night sky. It puts life into perspective.

2. Animals are one of the most precious gifts God has given us. Treat them with love and kindness and you will be blessed.

3. If you have a passion for something, then go for it. Maybe you’ll make money from it, maybe you won’t. At least you’ll be living your life with passion.

4. Live life with balance. Fruits and veggies are important, but so is pizza. Don’t argue with me here. I know what I’m talking about.

5. You can’t fail if you never stop trying. Keep moving forward. This nugget was inspired by the Disney movie, Meet the Robinson’s. You need to see this movie.

6. Quit comparing your life or “progress” with others. Live for God instead–it’s way more fulfilling.

7. You don’t need to have life all figured out upon graduating high school. Life is unpredictable, and that is what makes it so incredible.

8.  Learn to love yourself and focus less on your outward appearance. It only distracts you from the things that really matter.

24 Lessons on Love, Life, and Faith


1. God wants to build your character and your faith. Sometimes this will mean trials and stepping out of your comfort zone. This is hard, but so worth it.

2. Sometimes you will have doubts. That’s okay. The important thing is to tell God and keep seeking Him. Faith is found in the waiting.

3. Sometimes the best prayer is, “Jesus, I need you.”

4. The Word of God always has the final say. Don’t let lies from the devil or another person dictate your worth.

5. Don’t be afraid to dance and be wild and free in worship. David of the Bible gave his all to God, and so should we.

6. You’re never going to have Christianity all figured out. Just keep walking and keep growing.

7. You really can do anything through Christ. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

8. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, Jesus wants you. He died to save you from your sins. Jesus  wants to heal, restore, and love you to wholeness. 

24 Lessons on Love, Life, and Faith

There you go! Some life lessons from me to you. God is still working these lessons into my heart, and I’m so grateful. Do you have any nuggets of wisdom to share with me on my birthday? Please comment below!

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Get To Know Me Tag


Hello everyone! I feel so blessed to be nominated for the “Get to Know Me Tag” by Sunshine over at Words on a Page. Everyone of you should check out her blog. She’s a talented teenager with great photography skills and fun writing!

My 22nd birthday was on Monday-I don’t know about you, but I’m feelin’ 22-sorry I had to lol. I thought this would be the perfect week to post this tag challenge so all of my readers and newer followers can get to know me better. Feel free to tag yourself in the challenge to spread the fun!

1. What is your middle name?


2. What is your favorite subject at school?

In high school it was English or Art.

In college it’s Psychology or Writing.

3. What is your favorite drink?

Water or Diet Coke (must have it in the morning to function).

4. What is your favorite song at the moment?

I have a few because I’m obsessed with music:

Let the Light In by Steffany Gretzinger

Out of the Woods (for King and Country Cover)

Miracles by Jesus Culture

5. What is your favorite food?

Ice cream and bananas!

6. What is the last thing you bought? 

Breakfast out with my friends 🙂

7. Favorite book of all time?

The Bible–The second would be Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

8. Favorite Color?

Aqua/seafoam green.

9. Do you have any pets?

I have a cat named Lunabelle and a parakeet named Sunny Dee <3

10. Favorite Perfume?

Ck One Summer or AE Crush.

11. Favorite Holiday?


12. Are you married?


13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?

Unfortunately not.

14. Do you speak any other language?

Does a year of sign language from high school count?

15. How many siblings do you have?

An older brother and sister.

16. What is your favorite shop?

Currently it’s H&M.

17. Favorite restaurant?

Olive Garden.

18. When was the last time you cried?

I’m not sure–Last week maybe?

19. Favorite Blog?

There are too many good ones to choose from!

20. Favorite Movie?

I have a few:

Fly Away Home, Star Wars Episode II, and The Little Mermaid. 

21. Favorite TV shows?

I don’t watch much TV. I guess either Sailor Moon or Dance Academy. 

22. PC or Mac?


23. What phone do you have?

Samsung Galaxy S3. A very loyal phone.

24. How tall are you?


25. Can you cook?

Yes, but I prefer baking.

I love these sort of challenges. I always seem to find out interesting things about myself when doing them. I am going to stick to Sunshine’s rules and tag a few bloggers. Please feel free to tag yourself in the challenge if you want to participate 🙂

If you accept:

  1. Link back to my blog.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Tag as many or as few people as you like!

I tag…

Alice at Cherry Drop Princess

Robin at Transformer Girl 

Beckie at Spotlight

M at Dainty M

Gryvia at Hearts2016

Thanks for reading! Please feel free to share and comment. I love hearing from you 🙂

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Birthday Post!


My darling Lunabelle

Guess what? It’s my cat’s birthday! My little furry girl is 10 years old today :’) And there’s another surprise…tomorrow’s my 21st birthday! I’m so excited; I love how my cat’s birthday is almost the same as mine. Please excuse my crazy cat lady rant.

And you want to know what my biggest birthday present is? I just finished the first (rough) draft of my first novel! And now the terrifying editing process begins haha.

In honor of my 21st birthday, I am posting 21 of my favorite things. Here we go!

My favorite things:

1. Jesus (hopefully that one was obvious)

2. My friends and family <3

3. My cat Luna…and cats in general

4. My parakeet Sunny Dee

5. Ice Cream–especially cookies and cream!

6. Summer (I love being outside in warm weather)!

7. Writing

8. Reading–I have a strange addiction to Amish romance novels.

9. Yoga

10. Taking care of others

11. Baking

12. Going to the movies

13. Shopping (I might like that too much)

14. Sub sandwiches…I just love a good sub

15. Olive Garden (now I’m getting hungry)

16. Making Jewelry

17. Making anything crafty or homemade

18. Calligraphy–my new found art!

19. Disney–especially The Little Mermaid

20. Doll collecting (you should see my Monster High collection)

21. All of my lovely readers and followers <3

This was fun! There are so many things that I love, but these are the ones I could think of off the top of my head. Anyway, thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!

Love, Emily <3

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