Christian Ruts, Spiritual Droughts, Waiting Seasons, Oh My!

I think people look at me and think I'm this perfect little Christian girl who never falls out with God or questions anything. To many, I'm some cookie-cutter girl with no issues and no problems, which couldn't be further from the truth. People think that because I acknowledge that God is in my life that [...]

Are You Filling Up or Running Out?: What it Means to Delight in the Lord

I love running. Well, not physically. LOL. I mean running in more of a spiritual and mental way. I like having things to do. I like feeling like I'm doing something (or a bunch of somethings) to impact the lives of other people. I like to feel like I'm achieving things and for me, I've always [...]

I Can’t Kiss My Boyfriend Until We’re Married!

I know the title is so dramatic, right? HA HA! But it's true. My boyfriend and I decided that we aren't going to kiss anymore until we're married. Shocked, are you? Yeah, me too. Here's a little backstory: During the beginning stages of our relationship, I introduced the idea of...fasting (for lack of a better [...]

Reckless Love

"We can run straight into your arms unafraid because every-time we meet you, we're met by LOVE." When I begin to self-reflect at the end of every year, I usually think about every failure, downfall, set-back, dark place, empty space, silent season, and all the moments of pure disregard for my purpose that I experienced [...]

Purpose: Who will you be? 

God has been dealing with me a lot lately about the type of woman I'm seeking to be and the woman He's preparing me to be. And for the first time in my life, it seems like those two women are actually the same person. It doesn't feel like I'm running in the opposite direction [...]

Pursuing Purity: The Beginning

If you know me, you know my story with purity. You know how it burdens me, and you know that the idea of it is SUPER important to me. I believe that, like I used to, other people have an underdeveloped idea about what purity really is, what it should look like in our lives, [...]

It is Well

If you read my blogs regularly, you know that last semester was a really trying season in my life. You know that I barely made it out as far as spiritual battles are concerned. The enemy really had his hands on my heart, my mind, my spirit, and my body. The sad thing is I allowed it. Funny [...]

Worshipping God In Spite of…

A few days ago, we had tornadoes completely rampage through my hometown, my college town, and a local university. I really believe God prepared me for the weather because for some reason I couldn't sleep properly that Friday night. I was awake when they called us into the hallways in my dorm because the storm [...]

Forgiveness and Freedom: Living a life of p u r i t y.

The truth is a few months ago I was a hypocrite. On August 1, 2016, I wrote an article for the odyssey on how to "protect your purity". Ironically, here I am again.. writing about the same thing I believed I had already mastered. The truth is I was still trying to find my way [...]

Passion, Politics, and Jesus

I haven't really spoken to anyone about the election results in depth, because I simply couldn't find the words. I still haven't figured out exactly what to say. I will admit I initially felt defeated, unappreciated, afraid, lonely, and emotionally distressed. I was hurting. Not because people voted for Trump, but because some of the [...]