23 Important Life Lessons I’ve Learned by Age 23:

1. I am infinitely blessed 2. Life isn’t always fair, but it’s still good 3. Use your words carefully, they are the most powerful weapon you own. 4. Forgive always— even when they aren’t sorry. 5. You don’t always have to win every argument. Agree to disagree and move on. 6. Time heals almost everything. Give it time. Be patient. Trust the process. 7. God only allows His strongest warriors to face the biggest wars. Read more…

A Gentle Reminder As You Enter Into A New Season

Today is the beginning of a new chapter. Today opens a new door — to a new path. Are you nervous? Definitely. Are you anxious + uncertain? You bet. But if not now, when? If not today, how long until the next door opens? Will you face challenges, set-backs + disappointments? Without a doubt. But it’s time to turn the page. It’s time to trust God’s path — the path He has chosen for your Read more…

God, Where Are You?

Okay, let’s be real. Sometimes it can feel as though God is silent. Like He’s abandoned us and left us high and dry — to fend for ourselves. We all have seasons of wilderness — where we feel lost and alone and as though there’s no way out. Seasons of silence from God aren’t meant to hurt us or cause us anguish. Instead, they are meant to strengthen, not weaken, our faith. Every single day Read more…

Remembering the WHY

Y’all have read all my rants about the messiness of eating disorders, you’ve heard me complain about the hardest parts of my journey, and y’all have learned about some of the many lessons I’m learning along the way. But I don’t believe I’ve ever really shared my reasons WHY with you all.. WHY I chose to fight. WHY I chose to seek professional help after 2 years of giving myself to this disease. WHY I Read more…

Finding Hope in the Dark

God doesn’t discourage our questioning, or our doubts. He welcomes them! Because to really KNOW God, you have to wrestle through pain, struggle through those honest doubts, and even live with unanswered questions at times.

Sometimes You Have to Choose Yourself, And That is OK

So many of us have been raised and taught that showing love and kindness means sacrificing what we may need to feel okay. But that’s not okay. And it’s definitely not a healthy way of showing up for people. It’s just not sustainable. NO connection is worth ignoring your own physical, mental, or emotional needs. One key aspect that I’m having to learn, is that sometimes you just HAVE to choose yourself. In my life, Read more…

There is Beauty in the Struggle

This past weekend was a real…struggle. BUT, I will say, there was some beauty in the struggle. For me (and probably many of y’all), holidays such as Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. almost always mean that there will be a family gathering of some sort and, of course, lots and lots of food. Really, any family/friend gathering typically involves at least some type of food or snack. Am I right, or am I right??? This can Read more…