With all the craziness in the world today, we see so much negative talk, fear & an overall mood of hopelessness. This always makes my heart feel really sad. A few weeks ago, I remember someone tried putting me down for being “too optimistic” or “too hopeful,” and I still can’t grasp how that can… Continue reading Let’s talk about Hope
“Becoming who the person you’re looking for is looking for.” Maybe you’ve heard a sermon or read a blog post with a title along these lines. If you haven’t, basically it teaches us that we need to work on bettering ourselves before seeking relationships in order to be fruitful. I’m going to expand on that… Continue reading Becoming the Person
You may or not be familiar with the story biblical account of the holiday known as Easter, but that is the inspiration behind this post. At the time I began writing this, it was Holy Week, and I've delayed posting it due to getting way too caught up in my studies to make time to… Continue reading Choosing Barabbas
I think we all like to think (or at least pretend) we have our lives together. We act like we are more put together than our neighbors when deep down inside, we know we are not. Friends, it’s time to wipe off this facade. Stop pretending you are perfect! Look, just because you’re a Christian,… Continue reading Chasing God, Not Perfection.
I am a very emotional person. Anyone who knows me knows this. I wear my heart on my sleeve and get hurt quite easily. I’ve tried to hide it but I can’t, it’s just who I am. I’ve always been like this. For as long as I can remember, people have told me things like… Continue reading Big Girls Don’t Cry
If the title of this post got you singing a song from The Greatest Showman, you're not alone! While this post is not about the film, it does take a bit of inspiration from the song's lyrics. We as humans struggle with contentment, with finding "enough-ness." We want it all and once we get it,… Continue reading Never Enough
I am not that girl. I am not the girl who has a ton of friends to hang out with every weekend. I am not the girl who guys take much/any interest in. I am not the girl with 1000's of followers or likes on Instagram. I am not the girl with extreme smarts, talents… Continue reading I’m not that girl.
Anyone who knows me knows that I've always been pretty good at being- or at least acting optimistic and cheery. Before I truly found God, however, this optimism was often a façade; I acted optimistic in order to feel better about my life and hide my true feelings from the world. Once I made my relationship… Continue reading Chronically Optimistic
"Why do you wear that bracelet?" "What does it mean to you?" "Are you Sober?" I know what you're probably thinking after reading the title of this post, but it's not what you think. This post is talking about sobriety, but I'm not referring to alcohol sobriety, per se. I will say, my inspiration for… Continue reading Living Sober
"Where do you go to school?" "The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor." "Ohhhh, Baylor, wow!" "Uh, no, not Baylor." "Sic 'em bears!" "Well actually..." This is a conversation I have pretty much anytime I meet new people or go home. No one has heard of my little school (that I love). Those that have heard of… Continue reading Why I Chose to Attend a Private University
With all the craziness in the world today, we see so much negative talk, fear & an overall mood of hopelessness. This always makes my heart feel …Let’s talk about Hope
As many of you know, Stan Lee passed away a week ago today. Now, I'm not usually one to spend a long time ruminating on the deaths of celebrities I've never met, but this circumstance feels different. I know this applies to many other people as well, but to me, Stan wasn't just some celebrity;… Continue reading Marveling at a Modern Hero: In Memoriam