Category: Lessons Learned

Why I Keep a Thankfulness Journal

Why I Keep a Thankfulness Journal

Last week I talked about hard seasons and how even the hardest ones have purpose if they bear fruit. Several years ago, I was in the middle of a difficult season. I had lost a lot and it seemed like…

17 Friendship Lessons I’ve Learned

17 Friendship Lessons I’ve Learned

I’ve struggled to make and keep friends my entire life. Some of my struggles have been situational – friends have moved away or we’ve just lost touch. But my own personality has also been a big factor. I’m a shy…

What Promised Land Are You Already Living In?

What Promised Land Are You Already Living In?

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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…

The Truth Always Comes Out

The Truth Always Comes Out

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How to Guard Your Heart

How to Guard Your Heart

Growing up in the church, I heard the phrase “Guard your heart!” tossed around frequently. I was sure it was good advice, but I wasn’t always exactly sure what it meant. As a teenager, I thought guarding your heart just…

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

My Love-Hate Relationship with Valentine’s Day

Several years back when Singles Awareness Day – I mean, Valentine’s Day 😜 – was approaching, one of my friends shot me a knowing look. “Are you one of those girls who hates Valentine’s Day?” I was taken aback. How…

Let God Give You a Word for 2019

Let God Give You a Word for 2019

I used to hear people talk about choosing a word for each new year, and I thought it was kinda dumb. It always seemed more like wishful thinking than anything based in reality, and I didn’t feel the need to…

Is Opening Your Heart Worth It?

Is Opening Your Heart Worth It?

Last year I had to say a tough goodbye to my 16 1/2-year-old dog Biscuit. He was our beloved family pet and resident nuisance who joined our home when I was just 12 years old. It had taken years of…

6 Mistakes I’ve Made in Dating

6 Mistakes I’ve Made in Dating

Dating is a pretty big deal to me. I don’t date just to date and I don’t date just anyone. My dating history isn’t incredibly lengthy, but it’s enough of a history for me to have learned a few things….