• beauty,  faith,  life,  Uncategorized

    The Mask Effect

    Isn’t it funny how we fill our Instagram and Facebook feeds with pictures of our food or pets? We photograph and write about our lives for the sake of a like or follow. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. The truth is that we do like the attention (even I do). We like how social media can turn us into little online celebrities. However, sometimes scrolling through these sites for too long can make me feel depressed and shrink away my confidence. Do you ever feel that way, lovely reader? What is the problem here? The cause of our social media induced anxiety is what I like to call the “Mask…

  • beauty,  faith,  inspiration,  the Gospel,  Uncategorized

    A Life Worth Noticing

    Have you ever laid out the on the grass, gazing at the stars as you try (and fail) to number them? Have you ever been struck by the glowing water colors of a sunrise or sunset? Have you ever stood at the shore of the ocean or a great lake and felt infinitely small? Imagine the God who created all of these things. The God who made the entire universe with His hands (Psalm 8:3)! And then there’s…us. I don’t know about you, but most of the time I feel like a pretty ordinary person. I go to college, babysit, write, and go to church. And yeah, that’s all awesome, but…

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    #GoLoveSomeone Instagram Challenge

    (Photo by Me) I think one of our greatest questions in life is, “What is the key to happiness?” For someone who has battled depression since early adolescence, I can tell you that I have asked this question a million times. When I first decided to follow Jesus, I had no idea the love and freedom that awaited me from my Savior. I was still stuck in my old worldly ways (which still creep up on me sometimes), and I only added more pressure to myself with added rules and “spiritual” tasks. And you know what, I still wasn’t even happy! The only way I began to feel true freedom…