I've always enjoyed reading. As a little, I would sneakily read past my bedtime. I know, such a dare-devil. Needless to say, I couldn't do 25 Days of Blogmas without sharing my favorite reads from 2018. Here are the 4 that resonated with me the most. My absolute favorite book from 2018 is Jump by … Continue reading My Favorite Books from 2018
Almost two months ago, I sat parked in the back of a crowded lot, chatting on the phone with my friend. I was venting to her about how my schedule was so packed, I was struggling to arrange a 15-minute meeting. At that moment, I was leaving one commitment and heading to another. During that … Continue reading Swamped: Learning to Say No
2018 has been a beautiful journey. In the past 11 months, I've experienced moments I'll never forget, laughter that produced tears, the sting of losing a loved one, and the joy of building new relationships. Each moment had its purpose. And now, as with any amazing vacation, you must eventually unpack your bags. There will … Continue reading Unpacking 2018
Overall, 2018 has been a really great year! I am so thankful for every part of it. I made a lot of great memories, tried new things and grew in wisdom. I've decided to highlight 5 things that I learned in 2018: Face Fears Head-On. The things we're afraid of seem so gigantic and powerful. … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned in 2018
Sometimes we don't recognize people as "toxic" because we've already labeled them as "trusted." Those you spend time with affect your character. Don't compromise your purpose or your faith due to comfort or familiarity. Instead, be mindful of who you're attaching yourself to and if it will be worth it in the long run. Remember, “convenience" comes with a cost.
I can't believe it's already August! This year has flown by so fast... with the exception of January, which felt like 3 months. And it feels like summer only lasted 20 minutes. However, I'm excited about what the month of August holds, including my blog tour! Yes, I'm on tour.
The same God who knows the beginning from the end, knew that you would make mistakes. He knew you would never be perfect while on this earth, and He chose to love you anyway.
All of these things I don’t need are tucked away in boxes that no one ever sees. In the same way, we have so much unnecessary baggage hidden in our hearts and our minds, taking up valuable space. Maybe you notice it and maybe you don’t, but it’s still there. And eventually, the evidence of your baggage will reveal itself.
Honestly, we can't bring others to Christ if we are isolating them or speaking negatively of them. Not only does gossiping hurt others, it also taints your image and makes it harder for people to trust or respect you.
Although we must refrain from laziness and idleness, we must also be intentional about taking time to rest. You cannot pour into others from an empty cup, and you definitely can't thrive if you never stop to refresh.