How I Chose a College

How I Chose a College

The Sims and Humility

The Sims and Humility

I recently read Andrew Murray’s Humility. It was not an easy read (It was first published in 1895 – enough said), but it was profound. Murray presented the concept of humility, “the place of entire dependence on God,” in ways…

23 Songs to Give You Hope

23 Songs to Give You Hope

Do you ever go through those tough seasons when you just feel so discouraged? Yeah, me too. I’ve walked through many a wilderness season in my life and they’re never fun. If we’re getting real, I’m kind of walking through…

11 Beach Reads for Summertime

11 Beach Reads for Summertime

My absolute favorite thing to do in the summertime (and at any time of year) is to read a good book. I like fiction, I like happy endings, and I don’t like to have to do a whole lot of…

The Most Meaningful Jewelry I’ve Worn

The Most Meaningful Jewelry I’ve Worn

This is not a sponsored post, just a product line I love that is really meaningful and encouraging to me! Several months ago, I was chatting over a bonfire with a friend when I noticed her necklace. A thin chain…

We Are [Not] the Gardeners

We Are [Not] the Gardeners

I am not a gardener. I really want to be, but I fail every time I try. My grandpa had this huge garden that would produce so many strawberries, zucchini, melons, and green beans every summer that he had to…

Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

Questions to Ask Instead of “What Are You Doing With Your Life?”

Last week I talked about the dreaded question young adults (and people in general) face all too often: “So what are you doing now?” I explained that many of us hate that question because it evokes feelings of shame and…

The Question Many Young Adults Hate Hearing

The Question Many Young Adults Hate Hearing

It’s graduation season, so I hear this question being posed more than any other time of year: “So what are you doing now?” A little part of me deflates every time someone asks me this. Nothing impressive, that’s what, I…

What Promised Land Are You Already Living In?

What Promised Land Are You Already Living In?

I’ve been reading Susie Larson’s Your Beautiful Purpose for the third time in as many years. I keep finding myself drawn back to this book for more encouragement and wisdom, because it’s loaded with it. One of the things that…

One Minute Witness

One Minute Witness

You Have a Testimony A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of sharing our testimonies and how each person has one (even those who think they don’t!). My church takes an annual missions trip with Tom Elie, who…

Lies I’ve Believed

Lies I’ve Believed

I’m insecure. There, I said it. I don’t know that a lot of people realize just how much, but even when I try to hide it, stuff it, and fake my way out of it – there it is. I…