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
This past year, I've been to Mobile, Atlanta (twice), Columbus, New Orleans, Destin, Huntsville, and Fort Walton. I've attended life-giving conferences, family vacation, and trips with friends. My absolute favorite trip from this year was to... New Orleans! I took a mini trip to NOLA in April and I had the time. of. my. life. … Continue reading My Favorite Trip from 2018
With regular expenses, gifts, events, and donations, this time of year can be pretty costly. So, I've created a short list of ways to save during the holiday season 🙂 My first suggestion is to create a budget. Make a list of everything you need for this season, including people you buy gifts for. Whether its … Continue reading Ways to Save During the Holidays
"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
It's December!! Wow, this year has flown by. And despite the colder weather, I'm excited because Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. In celebration, I'm participating in 25 Days of Blogmas! I'll be blogging about faith, holiday hacks, my favorites from this year, and tips for 2019. Oh, and there will … Continue reading On The First Day of Blogmas
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.
Peter denied the one he was so eager to protect. And Jesus was rejected by someone He was about to suffer and die for. Someone He loved. It reminds me of the times Jesus has had to watch me make poor decisions after He has already warned me. But even when we waver, God's love for us does not.
Multiple times this year, I've found myself in moments and situations when something I'd planned and worked so hard for, just didn't quite work out. It seemed like no matter how hard I prayed or prepared, God allowed doors to remain closed. I embraced the simple truth that no matter how hard you knock, God will not open a door you are not supposed to walk through.
When I first heard of green smoothies, I thought they looked a little weird. And I was reluctant to try them. But after finally tasting one, I found they were actually pretty good. I've experimented quite a bit, but this has been my staple green smoothie recipe for the past 3 years.