• When It Feels Like Your Life Has No Direction
    life,  purpose

    When It Feels Like Your Life Has No Direction

    I remember sitting in the library of my local community college. I was trying to figure out what career I wanted to pursue, and how to go about life while facing a chronic illness. Any young adult can relate to the pressures of this world. It’s like as soon as you turn 18, you need to have everything all figured out. College majors, jobs, dating, and relationships. There’s just so much to figure out, and sometimes it feels like you’re the only one without a clue of what to do–the only one without direction. When you feel like your life has no direction, this is actually an opportunity for God…

  • How God Turns Disappointment into Purpose
    inspiration,  life

    How God Turns Disappointment into Purpose

    I felt the pain hit me like a tsunami as the doctor said the words, you need surgery again. After I broke my elbow last winter and had emergency surgery, I thought healing would come relatively quickly and easily. After months of physical therapy, my movement is still restricted due to the size of the plate that helped fuse my bones together. Now that plate has to go so my arm can be free. Whether it’s a breakup, job loss, or some other life altering event, disappointment affects us all. But where do we find healing? If we look to the Bible, we find a woman named Hannah, who endured…

  • faith,  inspiration

    God’s Stitches

    Do you ever look around and feel inadequate or unsure of your future? Do you compare yourself to others or question God’s plans for your life? Don’t worry lovely reader, you’re in good company. A few weeks ago these exact feelings were swirling around my brain. I was cleaning out my purse when I found the old crumpled up newsletter from my friend Michelle, who is a school teacher in Senegal. Her words were arrows to my heart, a message from God I wanted to share with you: We each represent one pixel of the greater purpose of God’s plan–which has always been and will always be about His glory and honor…

  • blog challenge,  relationships,  Single life

    The Single Life~Day 3 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 3 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge.  Today’s Topic: Describe Being Single Well, I’ve already written a guest post on being a single Christian lady, but I didn’t really share my personal experience. I guess that’s because writing about love and relationships is a very personal and sensitive topic to approach. I’ve dated before. I had a couple of relationships in high school that ended badly, and one at the beginning of college that wasn’t what God wanted for me. Right now I am single, and I would say that I am pretty content–most of the time. There are definitely moments I…

  • Bible study,  devotional,  faith,  Firstfruits,  the Gospel

    FirstFruits~Why You Were Created

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome to Part 3 of the FirstFruits series, where we continue to explore the concepts of James 1. James 1 focuses on the Christian under trials. Most of us know what it’s like to experience trials and losses, and it doesn’t make us feel very special. It doesn’t always make us feel very loved. Yup, I went there. It’s hard to feel loved by God when your whole world is falling apart. After all, where is God when all of these awful things are happening–when we’re persecuted, grieving, or fighting a battle? Why is He letting these things happen to us?  Do not be deceived,…