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How to Enjoy Prayer

Prayer journals, prayer walls, prayer closets... I tried to "get better" at praying for years, but I felt anything but joy whenever I actually thought about praying. Again and again, a wave of guilt would hit me, and I would end up focusing on myself - that I should pray more, that I should get… Continue reading How to Enjoy Prayer

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When you want to give up…

My feet pound the track and my breathing echoes in my ears. Only 200 meters left. I hear my coach telling me to open up my stride as my teammates cheer my name. What people don’t see, though, is the battle happening in my mind. I’m debating with myself - trying to figure out if… Continue reading When you want to give up…

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Knocking Down Idols and Walking through a Door

It hurts, you know; giving up what you’ve wanted for all your life really hurts. It might be a petty dream or an expectation for how things were “supposed to go”, but when our hopes and dreams are left unfulfilled and our idols come crumbling down, it hurts. Many of us don’t want to give… Continue reading Knocking Down Idols and Walking through a Door

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From the Archives: Run to Jesus

Hey there, lovely readers! Today I’m republishing a post from a few months ago that’s really close to my heart. I hope it helps you remember Who to run to when you can’t measure up. ❤ I got so many awesome responses to my survey, so I’m hoping to implement some of your suggestions and… Continue reading From the Archives: Run to Jesus

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What to Do When Jealousy is Ruining Your Friendships

She's so much prettier than me... She's so much nicer than me too... ...and she's skinnier. But I have a better personality...right? The comparison trap is real. We either compare ourselves to others and feel better about ourselves or we compare ourselves to others and feel worse. My comparisons have ruined many fun times with… Continue reading What to Do When Jealousy is Ruining Your Friendships

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The Harder Kind of Kindness

Random acts of kindness are good things to do; no doubt about it. I love to watch random acts of kindness videos, and I enjoy randomly making a friend's day. It gives me a good feeling inside, and I usually get a smile in return. It generally feels good. Over the last several months, though,… Continue reading The Harder Kind of Kindness

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Video Q&A: Favs, Faith, and Photography

Hello again, wonderful readers! Thank you so much for all the kind comments and enthusiastic encouragement you've been giving me. You made this new world of filming videos so exciting and fun for me. Thanks to your amazing questions, I'm back with part two of the Q&A! It's a bit longer than the last one,… Continue reading Video Q&A: Favs, Faith, and Photography

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Video Q&A: Faith, Friends, and Life

Hello, my friends! I stayed true to my promise and worked several hours filming and editing this Q & A video, and I’m really excited about the result. Thank you for all your amazing questions! After you watch, comment below if you want to see part two with my answers to more of your questions!… Continue reading Video Q&A: Faith, Friends, and Life

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10 Ways to Make Today Amazing

Hello, amazing people! I hope you are all having a fantastic day! But if you're having a "bleh" day, you're in the right place. Today I'm sharing simple, accessible ways to make a mediocre day better. I'm an optimistic person, but sometimes I need a boost to keep my energy going in the average week.… Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Today Amazing

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Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?

Almost everyone I know was excited to start 2021. People like the opportunity the New Year offers: a chance to start afresh. New goals, new hobbies, and a new year. While making goals for the new year, I read something that shed some light on my goals. Lydia Brownback, in her book Flourish, asks a… Continue reading Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?