I Gotta Stop Standing in My Own Way

So here's the tea: God recently opened my eyes to just how much I've been standing in the way of my future by not focusing on the things He's called me to in this moment. I've been getting in my own way. You ever been running at a decent pace and another runner in front of [...]

To the Adolescent Girls Questioning if They Are Enough

My mom didn't technically let me wear makeup until I was in 8th grade but in 6th and 7th grade........ I would sneak and wear it anyway. So many girls were already wearing it, and it was only supposed to enhance your beauty right? I suppose that's the REAL purpose of it but that's definitely [...]

It Ain’t God’s Will for Me to be Overweight

In high school, I struggled with low self-esteem pertaining to my body. Not necessarily my weight but not having the same body type as most of my friends and the women I surrounded myself with. I weighed very little but just wasn't as ...... slim looking as I would've wanted to be. I was always [...]

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 [...]

Love Ain’t Going Nowhere

Love... Who needs love?? If I'm honest, I NEED IT! The truth is we all need love. We are wired to want love, companionship, and community. The question is how far are you willing to go for it? Sometimes our obsession with love can be a little..... too much. And we make an idol of [...]

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 [...]

After God’s Own Heart: Living Like David!

My favorite man from the bible (besides Jesus) is David. Hands down. No questions. I've been fascinated with David for about two years now. In books I read, scriptures I read, sermons I listen to, and articles I read about King David, I can literally always relate to his life in some way. God has [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]