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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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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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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

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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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I Need Your Questions! (+ I buy your next cup of coffee)

Hey there, friends! I know I usually don't post on Tuesdays, but I wanted to pop in to ask for your help! I'm planning to do a fun video Q & A this weekend, and I need your questions so I can make the video. I need all your questions by Friday at noon (EST).… Continue reading I Need Your Questions! (+ I buy your next cup of coffee)

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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?

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What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)

True worth is in being, not seeming,— In doing, each day that goes by, Some little good—not in dreamingOf great things to do by and by. For whatever men say in their blindness,And spite of the fancies of youth,  There's nothing so kingly as kindness,And nothing so royal as truth. -Alice Cary “I just want to make a… Continue reading What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)