Life Mantras and Ankle Tattoos


It is a cliche Christian college girls question: “Which bible guy would you want to marry?” Ew gross I can’t believe I really participated in that conversation. But alas, it happened. My answer was Joshua. My thought process was pretty simple: Joshua wasn’t a screw-up. (This probably has something to do with my expectations of […]

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The Invitation to Bravery


He is not offering me a hiding place behind a shield, He is offering me a sword named Courage and saying, “You can do hard things.”

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What You Should Be Reading (and other birthday goals)


So last year, a friend asked me what my twenty-six goals were for my twenty-sixth year of life. Let me tell you, I should have made “coming up with twenty-six goals” one of my goals, because then I would have accomplished something. This list included, but was not limited to: Go on 26 dates. (Ohhhh, […]

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Saturday Night

cookies and coffee

I’m twenty-six and it’s a Saturday night. Maybe I should be out with friends, dancing at a night club, meeting guys probably. Instead I’m in my pajamas on my bed surrounded by a bag of Crispy M&M’s, Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love, remotes, phone, pens, and Celestial Seasoning’s Cinnamon Apple Spice tea.

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A Letter to My Students

donut and coffee

With every passing year, I am so humbled by the gift of knowing Jesus. He is so tender with our hearts, He is so full of grace for us in our mistakes. He is the best thing that will ever happen to us. Whatever you do, seek Him. There is nothing that matters more in this lifetime.

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Follow Your JOY


JOY has a depth that is incomparable. JOY is hope in times of trial, trust in times of uncertainty, and peace in times of chaos.

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