Life Experiences, Recipes, Uncategorized

Life Update + Fall Faves

Hello, readers! It's been a while since I did a casual post, and since I'm in my pajamas and slippers right now, it seems like the perfect time to write one. 🙂 I've been busy with lots of school (like every other highschooler out there 😋), but I've also done some fun things within the… Continue reading Life Update + Fall Faves

Christian Living

Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 2, A Change of Focus)

Before reading this, check out part 1 here. The “Cure” that Fuels the Disease The struggle for self-esteem and confidence is a worldwide battle for people- especially us ladies. God blessed us with an eye for beauty. I challenge you to use that love for beauty as He intended.  “You are free, you are powerful,… Continue reading Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 2, A Change of Focus)

Christian Living

Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 1, the Love of God)

Can we be real for a moment? Sometimes the “feel good” phrases don’t help. Sometimes even reciting Bible verses doesn’t change anything. We know in our heads we’re supposed to put our worth in Jesus. We know in our heads we’re loved, and that the attention of the world doesn’t matter. But sometimes ”knowing it… Continue reading Beauty and Self-Esteem: the Point We’re Missing (Pt. 1, the Love of God)

Book Review

“Beyond Priceless”: the Book that Speaks Truth to Real Emotions

Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Emotions are real. Very real. Depression can block out our hope. Doubts can make us give up faith completely. Emotions can be intense, and in the middle of those emotionally-charged moments, it sometimes feels impossible to do the right thing.… Continue reading “Beyond Priceless”: the Book that Speaks Truth to Real Emotions

Christian Living

How Running Changes the Way I View My Faith

I’m back!!! It’s been such a long time! September/October have been a crazy months full of school and cross country. High-school is a big step up, and it’s taken me a bit of time to adjust. I hope I’ll settle into a schedule soon. 😊 Since XC will be done for me in a week,… Continue reading How Running Changes the Way I View My Faith

Christian Living

Run to Jesus

I failed again. I had let my jealousy and pride control me, and I indulged in my sin guiltily. I was like a child who got her hand stuck in the cookie jar. Jesus saw me, and I hated that I was sinning, but I only grabbed tighter. I saw other girls getting attention, other… Continue reading Run to Jesus

Blogging Updates, Events, Goals, and Surveys, Life Experiences

Outstanding Blogger Award

Hello, lovely readers! I have some fun stuff in store for you today! I'm doing another blogger award and answering some amazing questions. This is s the kind of post you’ll want to read in your favorite spot with a glass of lemonade in your hand. It’s like a sort-of-random conversation between sisters. 😜 AND… Continue reading Outstanding Blogger Award

Christian Living

Died Before We Came – A Christian’s Call to Total Surrender

This article was originally featured on Written Lives. I wrote it as a guest post. Special thanks to Quiana for proof reading and editing the article. Be sure to check out her blog and her amazing work there! You can also read the guest posts she wrote for Joyful Creations here and here. James closed… Continue reading Died Before We Came – A Christian’s Call to Total Surrender

Crafts, Life Experiences

August BUJO Spread

You enjoyed my bullet journal post back in January, so I thought you might like to take a look at my BUJO spread for August as well! I’m kind of proud of my August BUJO spread, and I’m excited to share it with you! XC is off to a good start, and school is going… Continue reading August BUJO Spread

Book Review, Christian Living

“Post-Christian”: the Foundation of Popular Opinion

Warning: Although this is a book review, I'm also presenting some controversial ideas in the article. I want to ask you to do me a few favors. First, realize that I'm coming from a place of love. I believe you are a valuable person, made in the image of God, whether you agree with me… Continue reading “Post-Christian”: the Foundation of Popular Opinion