• How to Thrive with a Chronic Illness
    IBS,  inspiration,  POTS

    How to Thrive with a Chronic Illness

    Getting diagnosed with a chronic illness turns your whole world upside down. Suddenly you can’t do many of the daily activities most people never think twice about. Fear becomes a constant nag in the corner of your mind, and you lose confidence in your future. I know this because it happened to me. Getting diagnosed with POTS  and IBS was one of the hardest, yet most rewarding trials I have faced so far. I’ve learned patience, compassion, perseverance, and most importantly, dependence on God. I truly believe my faith and the prayers of those who love me have brought me this far in my healing journey. Although I’m not cured…

  • fashion,  modesty,  polyvore

    Strength in Weakness + Block Heels

    Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! While this is still a fashion post, I also have something that the Lord has put on my heart to share with you. Some of you may have noticed that there was no Wednesday post, and I apologize for that. My blood pressure has been going pretty low this week, and sometimes I struggle to stay awake. I know that God is faithful and will heal me in His time. I am believing in great things for myself, despite this temporary weakness. Weakness. Our pride often gets in the way when we try to admit our weaknesses, doesn’t it? I think this can sometimes be…

  • faith,  life,  the Gospel

    The Beauty of Suffering

    “Life sucks and then you die.” That’s what my eccentric eighth grade science teacher used to say whenever one of us would complain about tests or homework. Although that statement is definitely harsh, sometimes it can feel true (just keeping it real). I have a friend who’s in the fight of his life against a nasty cancer. I know people who have lost their parents and siblings. There are people struggling from hunger and homelessness. This isn’t shocking. This is life. And while there are many blessings in this life, there are also many hardships. Why? Why does God allow this suffering? I’m pretty sure we have all asked this…

  • blog challenge,  Random

    15 Interesting Facts About Me~Day 8 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 8 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge! Today’s Topic: 15 Interesting Facts About Me 15 (Mostly Interesting) Facts About Me I know all of the lyrics to Feliz Navidad. I’m left-handed–but I can do a lot of things with my right hand (like knitting and using scissors). I’m always changing my hair style. I’m becoming obsessed with flying and airplanes (more on that here). I’m working on my first novel! I struggle with chronic illness, but God always gives me the strength and energy to get things done. I love people–even if they drive me nuts. I try to see the good in…

  • awards,  faith,  IBS,  inspiration,  POTS,  Uncategorized

    Quote Challenge~Day 3 (Hebrews 6:19)

    Hello lovely readers and followers! It’s Day 3 of the Quote challenge–where I post my favorite quotes and nominate other bloggers for 3 days. Today is the final quote, so I thought it would be fitting to share one of my favorite Bible verses with you! There are obviously so many great Bible verses to choose from, but Hebrews 6:19 really speaks to my life. Even though I have suffered from anxiety and depression, as well as health issues, God has always been my anchor. When I failed to love myself or see myself as worthy of love, God showed me how much He loved me by Jesus’ death on the…