Life Experiences

A Day in the Life: Hiking and Ice Cream

Time for something light and fun! Today, I’m finally doing a “day in the life” post. I’m going to just get right into it, but before I do, let’s take a quick detour. I’m brainstorming for this summer’s blog schedule and I’m considering doing another video. If you would be interested in another Q&A video,… Continue reading A Day in the Life: Hiking and Ice Cream

Christian living post

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

Life Experiences

How I Schedule My Day and Stay Dilligent

It is currently 9 p.m., and today I’ve done about 6-and-a-half hours of school, gone on a run, cleaned parts of my house, and helped with my brother’s birthday party. And now, it’s time to blog because tomorrow is Saturday:) I’m a busy girl, and though my schedule clears up at times, I usually have… Continue reading How I Schedule My Day and Stay Dilligent

Christian living post, 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…

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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

Crafts

DIY Jean Shorts (tutorial, video + tips)

I’m headed south for spring break, so I needed shorts to adjust to the weather. When I went thrift shopping for some new shorts, though, I couldn’t find any that worked for me. Shorts are so short nowadays. Even if you set the question of modesty aside, it’s not comfy to wear shorts that short.… Continue reading DIY Jean Shorts (tutorial, video + tips)

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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

Christian living post, Thoughts

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

fitness, Tips and Advice

Working Out for Beginners: Starting and Staying Consistent

Note: Of course, ya’ll 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. Always consult professional/experienced people before trying anything crazy! 😜 I decided to write this partly to answer a question I received for my Q&A video: What is… Continue reading Working Out for Beginners: Starting and Staying Consistent