This is what happens you start thinking positively…

Less than a year ago I was the most negative person I knew…like I wasn’t just a “glass half empty” kind of gal – no, I was a “the glass is empty” kind of gal! I could give you 15 reasons why every situation would turn out badly. I could list off 100 things I…

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A Prayer for Singleness (& it’s not what you would expect!)

Today I feel a calling in my heart to share something very personal with you. I may regret this later in my life…but maybe I won’t. I have this strong feeling that someone, somewhere can relate to this – so here I go. Today I want to share with you the prayer I wrote in…

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The Barriers Keeping You

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…

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Life Update: a cold, the stomach bug, and depression.

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…

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don’t stress.

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…

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accepting how others see you

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…

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Redirecting our “Self-hatred” energy

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…

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mono made me do it.

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…

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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)…

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Acknowledging Darkness

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…

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