I finished reading Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey about a month ago. Here's a snippet from the back of the book: "Welcome to the journey of getting messy in the rich soil of possibility -- embracing imperfect, grace-filled progress to grow a life of joy. . . Find the joy … Continue reading Embracing Little By Little
Things have been getting more real over here on the blog lately. I don't enjoy writing about things that I can wrap in beautiful paper and tie up with a bow because it's not real life. That's just not how it goes, and I don't always want to write about my highlights and list the … Continue reading On Change, Bitterness, and Standing on the Rock
This will be the most me-focused, raw post to date, so if that makes you uncomfortable, I won't make you keep reading (I don't always put myself out there in this way). But I encourage you to stay and let yourself be challenged like I have. There's something that has been on my mind lately, … Continue reading Guilty of Comfort
We need God to know the difference between right and wrong, and we need God to maintain godly reasoning. Just like that day in the Garden of Eden, if we rely on ourselves, we'll inevitably fall. Sure, have individualized interests, keep your distinct personality, but find your confidence and worth in Christ. Because nothing you are, could you be without Him.
We're just past the Christmas season, the time of year when people start being kinder, more generous, more thoughtful and more loving, and reaching for the new year. More people give out of the goodness of their hearts, with the intention of receiving nothing back, shining their light (God's light) in darkness, and forgetting about … Continue reading Shine Your Light
A large part of being a Christian is a journey that takes effort and intentional growth, especially when we're choosing joy. Christians should be the most joyful people on earth because we have hope! Nothing about it is easy, so that's why I want to make a conscious effort to be a joyful Christian.
This post is important. It's important to me because each and every part of the list comes from something I've experienced firsthand, and I want to use that to help other current or soon-to-be college students. So, if you're in that season of life, and you want more tips for remaining pleasing to God, this … Continue reading 13 Ways to Stay Godly During College
"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet … Continue reading The Sword of the Spirit + Prayer
"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace..." Ephesians 6:14-15 What are the shoes of the gospel of peace? Roman armor footware consisted of heavy-soled, sandal-like shoes. Ironically, they looked similar to what girls wear … Continue reading The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
"Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness," (Ephesians 6:14) What is the breastplate of righteousness? According to Merriam-Webster, a breastplate is a piece of metal that covers a person's chest and was part of the protective clothing that soldiers wore in the past. Although it's only called a … Continue reading The Breastplate of Righteousness