I grew up familiar with the concept of putting on the armor of God. I memorized the verse in song form before I was ten, and in Sunday School we would often label coloring pictures of cartoon knights dressed in armor. Continue reading
1. Get up when your alarm goes off.
Your first five seconds of the day are crucial. Hitting the snooze button starts a procrastination mindset that can spread to your entire day. The longer you debate getting up, the less likely it is you actually will. When your alarm goes off, decide in less than five seconds to get up and start your day. Continue reading
I like the sound of the dishwasher, sloshing in its rhythm.
A yellow flame slowly melts copper wax, sending wafts of warm caramel apple cake into the air. Candles always seem like they belong in these months most. When everything burns, bright and bold, and then is suddenly swept away by all that is cold and still. Continue reading
I have nothing against little orange pumpkins. They start showing up near the entrances to most stores, and I get all excited that autumn has officially arrived. Including these in any fall decorating going on at my house automatically makes September that much more Continue reading
First of all disclaimer: I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to liking compliments. It’s nice! Who doesn’t like it?
In theory, compliments are what a lot of people like collecting. We like the idea of people noticing something positive about us, whether that be a new haircut, a new outfit, or maybe even when someone notices something cool we’ve done and mentions it. Continue reading
Chin up, Princess.
The world is going to tell you that you’re both too much and not enough. That you’re not enough to change the world, but that your authentic self is too much for the mold you should fit in. Continue reading
For those of you going off to college for the very first time, I wanted to pass along some tips that I wish I had been given when I was beginning college two years ago. Continue reading
Be careful asking God for more, because He will always deliver.
I think God has worked on me in stages, as He normally does, but in much larger stages than usual at the start of my college years because I finally asked for more, discontent with the level I was experiencing His presence in my life. Continue reading
In case y’all didn’t know, I love making lists. I keep a bullet journal in my purse almost at all times in case I ever have the need to jot something down like a story idea, a good character name I came across at the grocery store, or a list I made in the middle of a coffee shop over a latte and a chocolate croissant. Continue reading