How I Chose a College

How I Chose a College

How God Feels About You

How God Feels About You

The other day my two-year-old cousin came up to me with a grin. Someone had given her a sticker, and she was excited about it. She gently pressed the sticker onto my jeans, patted it down to make sure it…

On Being Single at 30

On Being Single at 30

This is not what I planned. Not one bit. This isn’t the place in life where I thought I’d be. I never expected to be single and living with my parents as a 30-year-old. I thought I’d be long out…

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…

Five More Ways God Speaks to You

Five More Ways God Speaks to You

I’ve been learning a lot lately about the many ways God can speak. I used to think he had to talk to us like movies portray him speaking, with a deep, booming voice that sounds like thunder. Later, I realized…

How Not to Embarrass Yourself on Social Media

How Not to Embarrass Yourself on Social Media

Sometimes I look back on old Facebook posts and cringe. Passive-aggressive statuses. Pictures I hand-picked because I thought they flattered me when, in fact, they did not. Conversations I initiated for perceived status only. I joined Facebook when I was…

Where to Meet People Without Going to a Bar

Where to Meet People Without Going to a Bar

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t drink alcohol. It’s a decision I made a long time ago for my own health and well-being, and I feel confident in this decision. The majority of my generation, though, tends to socialize in…

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a College

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a College

Picking a college can be hard. It’s an important decision that has the potential to steer the course of your life in major ways. I often work with teenagers and I’ve heard many of them agonizing over their college decisions…

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….

Braking Up is Hard to Do

Braking Up is Hard to Do

I have kind of a lead foot. I come by it honestly because several of my family members have raced cars (So not my fault – it’s genetic! 😉) I tend to always drive a little faster than necessary and…

The Spiritual Struggle is Real

The Spiritual Struggle is Real

Over the past few months, I’ve been under probably the greatest level of spiritual attack in my life. I’m not a stranger to spiritual attacks. I’ve dealt with them since I was little, although I didn’t recognize them as such…