Stepping Into the New

I came home from vacation in the dark. My family returned to a home void of all electricity. We left a beach house pumping with power only to come lay in a house stuffy with heat and tiny sources of light. Fumbling around in the dark, I walked up the stairs to my front porch […]

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Sparks in the Dark

Have you ever felt like you are the only one investing in your walk with God, burned out, or chasing after God’s approval though your actions? My ideal time with Jesus consists of waking up, reading a devotion from my grandma Dotty’s old devotion book, studying one chapter of Scripture, and filling out three pages […]

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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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