One Year Later // Keep Hoping

It has officially been one year since I graduated from high school. I remember that day so vividly. Expectancy, hope, and uncertainties rushed all around me. I was giddy. I remember getting ready June 1, 2019 wearing my new pink colorful dress with my new black high-heeled wood shoes. My grandparents were the first people […]

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Detecting What is Dirty

I recently came inside from reading through a magazine issue on my family’s front porch. As a high school girl who followed the blog of Mary Kate Robertson, I desired to get Issue 11 of Deeply Rooted. Mary Kate was interviewed in this issue. Years after getting the magazine, I look back at the central […]

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A Love that Surpasses All

I walked through TJ Maxx today and walked out without buying anything. My day consisted of running a lot of errands and also finding myself being inwardly judgmental of others. I came home asking God for forgiveness and for His help in preparing to lead a young adults small group.  Finding myself in my shower, […]

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To the One Doubting Your Future

I remember what it feels like to not know the direction of my future. I can vividly imagine the days I spent walking on my family’s dirt path praying about where I would attend college and what I would major in.  There are so many options and I definitely wanted to have some sort of […]

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Waiting for My Groom!

Those in my closest circle of family and friends know that whenever the topic of my future husband is brought up, I cannot stay sitting down or in a monotone voice. In these scenarios, I often find myself standing on the couch and talking way too loud. 🙂 I cannot help but get excited when […]

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He is Light

I was more than devastated whenever the baby carrot seeds I had lovingly watered for days never showed up. Disappointment took on a whole new meaning in my life last summer. The baby carrot seeds were not just a farming adventure. I planted them symbolically trusting in God to answer a prayer I was hoping […]

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Our Umbrella

What stands out to me about umbrellas is that they are often closed up. They are not used all of the time, yet we keep them around for when storms and rain comes. Many of us feel like we are in a series of rainy days. Today is a literal one with the weather outside. […]

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Cherishing the Word of God

I brought out many of my childhood Bibles a few nights ago. My “first thoughts of Jesus”’ page in one of them simply had a big smiley face on it. I remember the night I highlighted verses in my children’s Bible. My children’s pastor encouraged me and other students to daily read God’s Word. We […]

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To the One Who is Running From God

I remember what it feels like to be on a run from God or His voice in my life. It was the summer before my eighth grade year. I was thirteen years old finally feeling the accomplishments of having sleepovers with friends, some preppy clothes, straightened hair, and a boyfriend to constantly talk to. I […]

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HE IS A REWARDER

In looking up facts about bumble bees, I was reminded of their importance. Bees can seem annoying with the ways they are always hovering around us, but their jobs help produce our vegetation. Without bees, flowers and many plants would lack growth. Bees are devoted to the ruler of their hives, live in community with […]

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