Hello No Control

Let me start by saying trusting God is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I mean, I’ve always thought of myself as someone who had at least a moderately acceptable amount of faith. Fun fact, though: that is not enough. We are commanded to completely surrender everything to Him who is able […]

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Faithful in Little

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.” (Luke 16:10) I hate this verse. I really do not like it because it means I have to work and try and be in process, and I hate […]

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Where Is Your Brother?

I think there is something to be said about feeling forgotten. There is something to be said about feeling alone. There is something to be said about feeling lost, about being lost. Having this in mind, I want you to ponder a question: Who have you forgotten? I’m pretty sure I’ve never thought about this […]

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I Love This Coffee Shop

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I’ve sat in this exact spot – this perfect place in this perfect little coffee shop. It has been here through breakups, broken dreams, and bankrupted relationships. I have never been more thankful for one table in my life (actually, it’s more like three, but […]

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FOMO

We live in a world filled with FOMO – fear of missing out. I am in the majority easily consumed by this. I’ve always been worried about missing out because, for some reason or another, I feel like I often have. As I’ve struggled with maintaining healthy friendships since I was young, it’s a constant […]

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What will you be known for?

Sitting in my car as I write this, I look at the tassel hanging from my rear-view mirror. The golden “18” glimmers in the sun’s rising rays. The maroon strings wave back and forth as I move my hand through it – wondering how I possibly made it this far because, for some reason, this […]

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Heaven and Earth – A Balancing Act

My hair and nails are killing it, my Instagram has the perfect theme, and I’m getting photography jobs left and right while also finding time to put together absolutely perfect blog posts every other day. I want to look like I’m put together. I want people to look at me and think, “she’s definitely got […]

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Fullness of Joy

I’ve had the idea for this post rolling around in my head for a while because I always hesitate to write about joy (especially when I’m not walking in it). But recently, I encountered the power of the Lord’s joy-gift – so, without further I do: joy. ———————————– I think we’ve made a dire mistake […]

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I’m in love! I’m in love! And I don’t care who knows it!

We have a very, very, very good God – He is so, so unbelievably good. It’s astonishing when we really think about it – completely, jaw-droppingly astonishing. As I was reading in Mere Christianity today, I came across a chapter on marriage where Lewis writes about how love is not all about feelings – it’s […]

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Shame

I don’t know that there’s anything more painful or anything more common than the horrible, destructive power of shame. Shame researcher Brené Brown defines shame as, “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes […]

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