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Ep. 8: Contentment feat. Megan (+ giveaway winner!)

Are you happy where God has you? Or are you living life just looking ahead to the next big milestone or event? If so, I can relate 1000%, and you'll love this short and sweet podcast episode. Today, I sat down with Megan from Not So Perfect to discuss contentment, staying in the present, and… Continue reading Ep. 8: Contentment feat. Megan (+ giveaway winner!)

Christian living

Yes, God is Enough for Me

Have you ever had a moment when you finally realized God is enough for you? So often I want God + (fill-in-the-blank), and everything in me screams that God is not enough for me. But this morning I had one of those "aha" moments. God felt so close, and I felt that yes, I could… Continue reading Yes, God is Enough for Me

Christian living, Fitness

Eating, Fitness, and Body Image: How I Finally Found Freedom, pt. 2

Aaaand I'm back with part two! If you haven't read part one, you can read that here:) Part one is important since I'm very to-the-point in my writing below, and I don't want it to seem harsh to anyone reading. I shared my struggle with body image and eating in part one, so please check… Continue reading Eating, Fitness, and Body Image: How I Finally Found Freedom, pt. 2

Christian living, Fitness

Eating, Fitness, + Body Image: How I Finally Found Freedom

Disclaimer: Of course, y’all know I’m not a trained dietitian or fitness instructor.  I’m a teen like you.  Take my advice like you would take a friend’s advice.  If you are struggling with an eating disorder, please get help! I looked in the mirror and despised everything I saw.  I had gained weight, and to… Continue reading Eating, Fitness, + Body Image: How I Finally Found Freedom

Christian living, Life Experiences

Dear Rachel… (an open letter to myself)

Hello, friends. Today's post is a bit unusual. See, I was at a bit of an emotional low-point a bit ago and just needed to write, so I simply sat down and wrote what I was thinking. It got off on a bit of a rocky, depressing start, but writing really did help me to… Continue reading Dear Rachel… (an open letter to myself)

Christian living, podcast

Ep. 5: Are You Stuck in the Comparison Trap?

Do you ever feel that everyone else has it all together and you don't? Do you gloat when you feel you have more to offer than others? Do you beat yourself up when you feel less valuable than others? If so, today's episode will be encouraging to you. Today, I have Nikki Neu on the… Continue reading Ep. 5: Are You Stuck in the Comparison Trap?

Christian living, podcast

Ep. 4: How to Show People They’re Worth It

Have you ever wanted to encourage a friend going through a hard time, but you didn’t know how? Have you ever wanted to ”be there” for someone, but didn’t know where to start? Today, I had my good friend Grace on the podcast to talk about how to be a lasting encouragement to your friends.… Continue reading Ep. 4: How to Show People They’re Worth It

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