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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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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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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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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Your Walk with Him has to Be Your Own

Hello, friend! I had my wisdom teeth removed a few weeks ago and wrote some words down after I got home from the surgery. Since my mom was taking care of me, I used one of her notebooks as it was readily available for use. God has continued to remind me to return to the […]

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Donuts or Fruit

I just saw a picture of Valentine’s Day donuts posted by Krispy Kreme. They were adorable filled with pink sugar and glazed in heart sprinkles. I was tempted to go buy a dozen for a weekend of celebrating Darby’s birthday whenever I realized the local Krispy Kreme is across from “my” part of town. Reading […]

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A Beautiful Exchange of Batteries

I was whisked away outside last night. I had been reading an English book for school at my kitchen table, on my parent’s bed, and at my bedroom desk. The book is not my favorite. I had been reading it for two hours and taking notes on it whenever I decided to go see my […]

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