• An Identity Crisis
    confidence,  Identity,  inspiration

    An Identity Crisis

    Like many people who work from home, I find myself cozying up with my coffee and listening to music. One day, as I was jamming to Pandora, an advertisement popped up.  It stood out to me because it wasn’t one of those obnoxious jingles for a cleaning product. It was an ad for a podcast. What really struck me was the ad’s last sentence, which went something like this:  All are welcome here, no matter how you choose to identify.  In 2021, a statement like this is considered normal. But something about it bothered me. Pretty ironic for a girl who blogs about helping other women find their identity in…

  • To the Girl Who Feels Disconnected from Jesus
    faith,  God,  life,  worship

    To the Girl Who Feels Disconnected from Jesus

    Have you ever felt disconnected from Jesus? You still believe in God, but you are just going through the motions. Your faith feels…dry. I think that if we’re being honest, all of us have felt this way before. I just went through a season like this. I felt burdened by temptations and the demands of everyday life. There have also been exciting life events (such as the birth of my niece!), as well as difficult ones (like a family member being ill). Sometimes the noise of life drowns out the voice and presence of God. And then the absence of His felt presence causes us to be lethargic in our…

  • 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…