Summer is my favorite season. The sunny weather, the freedom, the BBQ's, and the trips make it worthwhile. One summer I traveled 9 hours to visit other family members. It is still one of the most memorable trips I've ever had. On one particular day, my cousins and I were riding bikes through the neighborhood. … Continue reading Blemished & Beautiful
"Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else." Galatians 6:4 NLT You were not created to be measured against anyone else. You are a one-of-a-kind being. Your characteristics, your gifts and the story of … Continue reading Comparison Kills
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.
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.
I can't believe it's already August! This year has flown by so fast... with the exception of January, which felt like 3 months. And it feels like summer only lasted 20 minutes. However, I'm excited about what the month of August holds, including my blog tour! Yes, I'm on tour.
You are worthy. And your worth does not decrease when other people are not able to see it. Your value does not lessen when you feel insecure, because your value is found in Christ. Your dreams do not become impossible the moment someone shoots them down, unless you decide you will no longer pursue them. Because faith without works is dead and if you're going to believe in God you must also believe you were created in His image and the desires He has given you will come to pass. That has to become your truth.
I like soulful music, good food & spending time with those I love. They usually like spending time with me as well. I'm an introvert and most people that meet me think I'm super quiet but I'm not. After about 3 years I usually open up (Totally kidding. I won't open up). I enjoy traveling and exploring new places. I can't wait to one day visit Kenya and ride through the safari on elephant-back - or mosquitos, whichever is bigger! I also enjoy writing, painting, cooking and long walks from my car to Chipotle.
Is it really as extreme as you're making it? Because it's only as extreme as you make it.
Will you pursue purpose as long as its comfortable? Or will you follow the plans God has for you, no matter the cost? How far are you willing to go?
Just when I thought the conference couldn't get any better... day 3 has been absolutely amazing. I've said that about the other 2 days as well, but it's true. Cornelius Lindsey, Heather's husband, led the general session this morning and he spoke about being Overlooked. No matter how insignificant you may feel, God has given … Continue reading Pinky Promise Conference 2018: Days 3 & 4