Hitting Rock Bottom - How it Strengthened My Faith

Hitting Rock Bottom - How it Strengthened My Faith

Rock bottom. I pray it's a place you never have to see. I pray that unlike me you heed to the warnings,  and walk in the Light instead of in darkness. I pray you don't let the temptation get the best of you and take you down a road you never intended to travel. I once was so obsessed with having what I wanted, that I tuned God out altogether.  I silenced His voice, and turned up my own. It didn't happen all at once. No, It was gradual, as most sin is. I trusted my feelings instead of the Truth.

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My Journey to Becoming Confident

My Journey to Becoming Confident

A few months ago a friend of mine was commenting on how adventurous and confident I am. I laughed a bit and thought to myself, "How did I get here?".  I started thinking about the old me, the version of myself that wasn't confident. The me who's battled so much pain and insecurity; Who felt like she didn't start living her life until she was 25. Let me tell you about her...

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What Do You Want Your Life to Look Like?

What Do You Want Your Life to Look Like?

Today is my last day as a 26 year old. I’m sitting on the floor of my room thinking of all the wonderful things this year has brought me.  It’s been a whirlwind of adventure and change, but I can’t help but think how I want the next chapter to be even better. I thought to myself – If my life was defined by this next year, what would I want my life to look like?

I want my life to be a legacy of love and impact.

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I May Be Devastated, But I am not Destroyed

I May Be Devastated, But I am not Destroyed

Yesterday I woke up feeling empty, as if there was a hole in my chest the size of a crater. I felt sad and honestly I didn't know why.  But I should have.

Today (Feb. 17) is my late father's birthday. Before today, I can't remember the last time I cried on his birthday, but somehow the pain of losing him felt fresh as ever - like a wound that never healed. Except that it has. When I lost my dad I was 14 years old and was not a follower of Jesus. His death sent me into in depression  - a battle that lasted 10 years. At my worst, I was a shell of a person. 

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2016 Recap - It's Been Amazing

2016 Recap - It's Been Amazing

2015 was an incredible year for me. I grew so much  personally and spiritually. It was, at the point in time, the best year of my life. I had no idea how 2016 would compare. But I was determined not to compare the two. I’m a firm believer that the best is always yet to come.

2016 was a whirlwind in the best way. This year I discovered more about myself than I ever have, and the plans God has for me. I traveled abroad for the first time, saw snow for the first time (and got trapped in a blizzard), and started a business. You could say it was a year of firsts.

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