2018 Recap - Year of Joy

My word for 2018 is Joy. I’m speaking in present tense because, well, this year isn’t over for a few hours and I literally fought for my joy this year. Things especially got very tough for me in the last quarter. Mentally I felt weighed down but thankfully with support and prayers from my parents and good friends, I’m ending this year feeling more like myself. I’m in a better place than I was months ago ……………….

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Goodbye Drama

So what do we do when it seems like drama has walked itself into our lives? What do we do when the perfect scenario turns into complete chaos? Well, we pray. We pray for wisdom. We pray for peace. We pray for the right words and the right actions to find resolution. We pray for those who contribute to or are the source …………..

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The Truth About Grace

While I have your attention, let me remind you that you aren’t your past. If you’re feeling broken and, or your life seems to be falling apart around you, God’s grace is still with you. No matter your past and no matter what battles you are fighting behind closed doors at this very moment, God’s love and mercy and grace is real. While people might dismiss you for ………………..

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With a Grateful Heart

I’m totally reminded that God has a way of taking care of us. That year and a half I lived here was a true test of my patience and my faith. Years later, I’m convinced its only by the grace of God that I’m still standing. From job to job and city to city, God has always provided and taken care of me……

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His Plans Are Better

Sure, being intentional about our goals and aspirations is so very important but God has reminded me, especially recently, that He indeed has a plan for my life. I can choose to be resilient and prayerful and trusting of Him or I can be pessimistic, angry, and just negative. The later of two certainly would never lead to clarity or patience………

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Starting Over Again

If you're wondering if you should just throw in the towel, please don't. If you're beating yourself up because you haven't done all the things you set out to do this year, please stop. If you're in a creative funk, I'm here to tell you that you're still brilliant and talented AND still creative in your own right…..

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Being More Present

Our world is so consumed by the internet and social media that I think we sometimes forget to enjoy the moments in our lives that we will never get back. I think its okay to take selfies and pictures, but there is something about being more present for the events going on in our lives. I personally want to do better where this is concerned……

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Devotion, Distractions, & Discipline

No matter how hectic life gets we have to find time to hear His voice. The difficulty comes when life becomes so overwhelming that spending quality time with God is minimized to calling on Him only when we need something or waiting on a convenient time that never seems to come. I have these moments when I know I could be reading my bible but I .......

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Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle

Almost a year ago I took pictures for my 33rd birthday. When I got my first peek of the pictures I  felt so embarrassed. Without a doubt I knew I didn't look like myself nor did I feel like myself. I shouldn't have been surprised at all because I was overloading on carbs and basically anything sweet on a daily basis. My pants weren't fitting.........

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Unspeakable Joy

I’ve failed more than a couple of tests over the years because my faith and trust in God was subpar. My response to uncomfortable situations was running for the first exit sign or kicking and screaming, figuratively of course. I’ve missed the opportunity to grow in my faith so many times and with that I've struggled with having a joyful .......

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