Christian living

Stop Waiting for the Future

I've spent a lot of time waiting. Waiting for a grade, waiting for relationships, even waiting for summer break to finally arrive. I sometimes keep my eyes so firmly trained on what I want in the future that I miss the good things happening now. While looking forward to future relationships, I neglect my family… Continue reading Stop Waiting for the Future

Christian living

From the Archives: Died Before We Came

Hello, ladies!! Today I'm bringing you one of my favorite articles from the archives: Died Before We Came - A Christian's Call to Total Surrender. Also- if you are interested in getting my free running guide that's being released right now, check out this post. Enjoy!! This article was originally featured on Written Lives. I wrote… Continue reading From the Archives: Died Before We Came

Christian living

Q&A Collab: Prayer, Seeking God, and Faith

A month or so ago, Coco Ashley reached out to her readers and asked if any of her readers would like to be interviewed for a series on her blog and I loved the idea! She had very thought-provoking and unique questions, and I really liked what we came up with!! Enjoy! xoxo, Rachel When… Continue reading Q&A Collab: Prayer, Seeking God, and Faith

Christian living

How to Deal with Success and Failure

photo credit: Allan Ward I laid on the carpet, my eyes trained on my bedroom ceiling. Emotions shot through me as I recalled the things I had done in the last several days. I thought of the bad: the times I disobeyed God, almost forgot Him in the heat of my emotions, or let an… Continue reading How to Deal with Success and Failure

Book Review, Christian living

5 Books to Grow Your Faith this Summer

Luscious green grass between your toes. A gentle summer breeze touching your skin. Bright sunshine streaming down from the sky. A book in your hand. Summer is the perfect time to read. I find I don’t have time for leisurely reading during the school year, so I try to pick up more books in the… Continue reading 5 Books to Grow Your Faith this Summer

Christian living

Falling Away From Christ vs. Continuing in His Kindness

It seems like there is so much I have to do. I don't know... I'm just really confused. And I get scared when I don't feel that I love you (from my old prayer journal). What if I grow up and fall away from Christ? What if pressures, problems, and persecution make me stop following… Continue reading Falling Away From Christ vs. Continuing in His Kindness

Christian living

A Poem about Pride (and our Savior)

Today, I'm going out of my comfort zone and publishing a poem I wrote about a year ago. I've been too nervous to post it until now, but I figured I would just go for it! ... I think my pride was holding me back from potential embarrassment anyway (ironic, huh?). ♥♥♥ It clasps me… Continue reading A Poem about Pride (and our Savior)

Christian living, Life Experiences

Rest: How to Recharge and Reset Intentionally

It's time for summer break! This is the time for vacations, pools, sunshine, watermelon, flip-flops, and all the summery vibes. I love this time of year. I get to hang out with friends, swim every day, and just relax. Lately though, I realized that instead of resting, I tend to fill up my breaks with… Continue reading Rest: How to Recharge and Reset Intentionally

Christian living

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

Christian living, Fitness

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…