A popular piece of advice I hear from bloggers is that you need to know your “why,” or the motivation behind why you create. I am going to butt heads with this piece of advice because I do not believe that this is true for creators and here’s why.Continue reading
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?
Many of my friends have made all kinds of resolutions! Some have bucket lists for 2021, others have hopes for their future, I have some personal development goals I am hoping to accomplish, and a few brave souls have set out to read the entire Bible in a year!Continue reading
When Emily asked me to write about TCKs for her blog, I was excited for two reasons: I love TCKs, and I was happy to know that she appreciated my point of view and that she wanted others to learn as well.Continue reading
What do you do when you feel tempted to do something you know is wrong?
Imagine there’s a bunch of cupcakes in the kitchen for your sister’s birthday and they look tasty. You want to lick a little bit of frosting off the top of one of them but you know that would ruin them. What should you do?Continue reading
When I was five years old, I wanted a marble, so I stole one. Then one wasn’t enough and I stole a few more. Later, I felt guilty and confused. I had only meant to take one. Why did I keep stealing marbles?
Our actions are only the tip of the iceberg, because our decisions—whether they were conscious or not—are what led us there. I didn’t arbitrarily steal marbles, I made the decision to steal them because I was greedy and wanted what wasn’t mine.Continue reading
Do you ever get tired of resting? I do. When I try to rest all I can think of is everything else that needs to be done. But as someone who has a chronic illness, my body forces me to rest a lot.
After years spent bed-bound and nonfunctional, I just wanted to go do something demanding that left me bone-weary from a good day of hard work. The last thing I want to do is rest.Continue reading
What is my purpose?
I know—scary question right? The standard answer most Christians say would be to pray about it and ask God for guidance. I wholeheartedly agree with that.Continue reading
Crying in front of a group of people is an unforgettable experience. The first few weeks into my freshman year of high school were painful, which made me anxious and isolated. One weekend girls’ retreat, I finally broke down crying.Continue reading
Ever read something powerful, but afterwards struggled to apply it to your own life until you took a second glance?
That happened to me when I was reading Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World by Bob Goff. Love Does is an extraordinary book. It’s full of real stories from Bob Goff’s life, many of which are funny, and important takeaways.Continue reading