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 [...]

I Hear Wedding Bells!

A few days ago, I went to the wedding of one of my childhood friends. First of all, she was absolutely stunning, breathtaking, and gorgeous. The set-up was beautiful, the vows were amazing, and I could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. If you know me, you know that I have quite the obsession [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

My Boyfriend is NOT the Love of my Life

I had a realization during worship Sunday morning. I was overwhelmed and so moved by the presence of God. I was emotional because I could feel Jesus coming in and fixing all of the broken parts of me that morning. I felt so loved and vulnerable in that moment. I started talking to the Lord [...]