• 4 Ways to Stay Motivated in the New Year
    inspiration,  New Year's,  purpose

    4 Ways to Stay Motivated in the New Year

    If you’re reading this post, that means you have made it through the first week of 2020! And my hope and prayer is that the last week was full of hope and expectation of the year to come.  To be honest, I’ve never been one to set a lot of goals in the New Year. Although I’m naturally a more positive, hopeful person, sometimes I feel let down by the countless stories of failed resolutions. Maybe it’s the new decade or the prompting of the Holy Spirit for a fresh outpouring of hope, but this year I have set goals for my personal life, marriage, blog, spiritual life, and work. …

  • awards,  Random

    Mystery Blogger Award!

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Today is a great day because I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the creative, funny, and wise blogger,  Dainty M. I love getting these awards, as it shows just how strong the bonds are between writers in the blogging community. Though they may require effort, they are also a blast. So let’s get started! This award was first initiated by the wonderful Okoto Enigma, and I think it’s a great way to meet other like-minded bloggers and make new friends. Here are the rules of the award Display the award logo on your blog. List the Rules. Thank the blogger who…

  • fashion,  modesty,  polyvore

    Marigold Hope

    Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! Spring is officially here, and I’m loving the sunshine and longer nights. Even though losing sleep from daylight saving’s time is no fun, a night owl like me sure does appreciate the extra hours of evening light. Spring reminds me of hope, and right now a friend of mine needs a good dose of that. His name is Rob, and he just had surgery to remove pancreatic cancer. Though the odds may be against him, God is always in his favor. I believe in the Lord’s healing power, and I’m asking for agreement in prayer over Rob’s body and spirit. Please also keep his wife…

  • beauty,  polyvore

    How to Wear Blush Eyeshadow

    Happy Friday (and Saint Patrick’s Day) lovely readers and followers! I’m back from spring break, and this week has felt long and productive.  Sometimes things can make us feel so busy that we take them for granted. I like how God is reviving my passion for life again. Don’t get me wrong, I consider myself a pretty mellow and optimistic person. But I’ve also been battling stress and anxiety lately. Talk about a killjoy. Did you know that your comments can literally make a difference in my day? I know that I may not write the most riveting or mind blowing posts in the world, but if something I write touches…

  • blog challenge,  inspiration

    The Art of Learning~Day 10 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 10 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge! Today’s Topic: How Important You Think Education Is. I think education is super important. Almost anyone will tell you that. I believe that many Americans take school for granted, since the law forces children to go.  There are other countries where kids would give just about anything to learn to read and write. They would give anything to learn how they can make a difference in the world. I also believe that lifelong learning is important. College may not be for everyone, but there are so many books to read and trades to learn. No…