This morning in my devotional, A Faith Encouraged: A Devotional Guide to Being Orthodox on Purpose, the following question really stuck out to me... What barriers do you have in your own heart and life that keep you from embracing the reality that God has loved you so much that He has taken on flesh, just like your … Continue reading The Barriers Keeping You
Hi! It's been a while...a week to be exact. That feels like a long time for someone who usually loves sharing about their life 2 or 3 times a week online. How have you all been? Are you ready for Christmas? I cannot believe it is only a few short days away. I am so … Continue reading Life Update: a cold, the stomach bug, and depression.
Yay, yay, yay it's Mondayyyy! I'm sure you're thinking, "ummmm, why the heck is she so excited about Mondays?" Well, I don't have school. It's December. Christmas is only a few short weeks away. And I am almost done with my Christmas shopping! I have got a lot to be thankful for and if you … Continue reading don’t stress.
Good morning and happy Monday! Instead of my usual weekend recap, I am writing today about something that has been weighing heavy on my heart. I think I'll also include some picture from the weekend because Barrett took me on the most amazing hiking trip to Red River Gorge! OK. Let's get started. To be … Continue reading accepting how others see you
This morning I was reading my Jesus Calling devotional and it was all about redirecting our "self-hatred energy." It says, "rather than using your energy to judge yourself, redirect it to praising Me (God)." (pg. 204) I really, really needed to read that today. It is so easy for me to look in the mirror … Continue reading Redirecting our “Self-hatred” energy
Hi friends! I feel like it's been a while since I have caught you up on my life. So... lettuce talk! Oh, and I will throw in some pictures of what I have been eating lately too! First of all, you probably already know I have mono since I mentioned it in my last post … Continue reading mono made me do it.
Merry Christmas Friends! How crazy is this weather?! The windows are open at my house. I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. I know I had a great (and dramatic) time with my family on Christmas morning. (Dramatic in that I always seem to cry every Christmas. It never fails) … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Recently (aka the past 20 years) I have struggled with a darkness that consumes me, a darkness that controls me, and a darkness that is constant. Maybe you struggle with a darkness too. I use to try to hide my darkness from God. I would pretend like it didn't exist. I would act like it was "just the devil" controlling my thoughts. I … Continue reading Acknowledging Darkness
Seems like kind of a silly question I suppose. Maybe you never question your self-worth and maybe you have faith in yourself 100% of the time...teach me your ways! But if you are anything like me, or human, you question yourself and your worth at some point or another. So this week I have two … Continue reading Why Do We Question Our Self-Worth?
I am most definitely a creature of habit. I like my routines and I do not adapt easily to change. My morning routine used to consist of: wakeup, workout, coffee, quiet time, breakfast. Now my morning routine is something like: wakeup, workout, coffee, breakfast, do random chores. See what's missing? I used to have quiet … Continue reading Feeling Lost