Why I Don’t Promote the Enneagram

Why I Don’t Promote the Enneagram

How I Chose a College

How I Chose a College

I had no idea where to go to college. I always knew I’d go. Most of my relatives had gone, my parents talked about me going, and all my friends planned to go, so I never really thought twice about…

A Few Snippets From #GLS19

A Few Snippets From #GLS19

For the first time in several years, I didn’t attend the Global Leadership Summit last week. I’ve gone many times in the past (See my favorite quotes from last year!) and it’s always been so encouraging. The conference emphasizes that…

10 Books That Encouraged Me Through Chronic Illness

10 Books That Encouraged Me Through Chronic Illness

For six long years of my life, I dealt with an undiagnosed chronic illness. (You can read about the day I was healed of it here – it was three years ago this week! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼) Although at first I didn’t…

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

I got Facebook my first semester of college. This was 2006 and, like everyone else, I thought it was the greatest thing ever. It was like a virtual yearbook, only you didn’t have to wait all year to look through…

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…