In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. Romans 12:6 My NLT Bible defines confidence as "a feeling or consciousness of one's power." Before reading this definition, I'd never thought of myself as having "powers." I then remembered 2 Timothy 1:7. God has not given us a spirit of … Continue reading What’s Your Superpower?
Almost two months ago, I sat parked in the back of a crowded lot, chatting on the phone with my friend. I was venting to her about how my schedule was so packed, I was struggling to arrange a 15-minute meeting. At that moment, I was leaving one commitment and heading to another. During that … Continue reading Swamped: Learning to Say No
"Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends." Proverbs 17:9 NLT This weekend, I attended my church's Freedom Conference. Throughout the past 13 weeks, I've attended a Freedom small group. It's designed to help you embrace the truth of God's word, remove every obstacle to intimacy with God, and … Continue reading Forgiveness = Freedom
2018 has been a beautiful journey. In the past 11 months, I've experienced moments I'll never forget, laughter that produced tears, the sting of losing a loved one, and the joy of building new relationships. Each moment had its purpose. And now, as with any amazing vacation, you must eventually unpack your bags. There will … Continue reading Unpacking 2018
During my junior year of college, one of my professors asked, "What is your dream career?" The 3 things I wrote down were completely different from the degree I was pursuing. I had to ask myself, "Why am I here? Why not pursue the things that genuinely interest me? The things I feel called to?" I … Continue reading Be Inspired: Pursuing Your Interests
The year is coming to an end and I have to ask, have you or will you reach all of your 2018 goals? If so, congratulations!! 🙂 If not, you are not alone! When I looked at my 2018 goals list a few weeks ago, I realized I'd accomplished 8 of 11. I also noticed … Continue reading Conquering Goals in 2019
Overall, 2018 has been a really great year! I am so thankful for every part of it. I made a lot of great memories, tried new things and grew in wisdom. I've decided to highlight 5 things that I learned in 2018: Face Fears Head-On. The things we're afraid of seem so gigantic and powerful. … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned in 2018
"A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Proverbs 11:25 NIV One thing I love about the holiday season is giving. Although there are opportunities to give throughout the year, there's something extra special about giving during Christmas time. I always look forward to sponsoring a child through Giving Hope at my … Continue reading A Generous Heart
When the little fourth grade girl inside of me felt the sudden urge to watch Princess Diaries 1 & 2, I quickly obliged. It had been so long since I’d seen either movie, I barely recalled some of the things that happened. But what I found most intriguing were the underlying messages hidden behind humor … Continue reading 4 Things I Learned from Princes Diaries [Free Gift Included!!]
Sometimes we don't recognize people as "toxic" because we've already labeled them as "trusted." Those you spend time with affect your character. Don't compromise your purpose or your faith due to comfort or familiarity. Instead, be mindful of who you're attaching yourself to and if it will be worth it in the long run. Remember, “convenience" comes with a cost.