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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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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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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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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2019: A Year of Growth

I first think of the very beginning of this year. My family had been in Smithfield for the day, spending time together, Darby and I getting our nails done, and all of us trying to track down a family friend in a nursing home. My family arrived home, and my grandparents showed up to help […]

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Cultivate Faithfulness

One of the most intense things I was praying through over the summer was what to do with my girls Bible study! As a senior at a brand new school, the Lord constantly kept showing me reasons why I was placed where I was. Before leaving the school I had grown up in, the Holy […]

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The Best Summer Yet-2019

I winced every single time I saw the folder in my hard drive named “The Best Summer Yet-2019.” Starting summer and full of hope, I put that name on the folder thinking it would contain some pretty amazing pictures. After my plans for the summer did not all come through, I looked at the folder […]

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Walking Forward

How is your walk with God doing? Hang with me for a minute. Are you actively pursuing God yet feeling beyond distant from your King? Has your heart been shattered? Are you in need of a resurrection? I’m sitting on the beach hearing every wave crash onto the shore. People are swimming and are obviously […]

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Forward Conference 2019

A few weeks before the day my youth group left for Forward Conference, I asked my youth pastor, Pastor Matt, if I could still go. My sister Darby and I went together two years ago, and quotes from that year have been used in my speaking opportunities since then. My favorite phrase was spoken by […]

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