There are roles that we all inherit and spend our lives trying to successfully execute, such as being a daughter, a sister, and even a woman. However, there are also roles that we choose to adopt and apply towards our lives, resulting in a complete shift of perspective, morals, values, and overall lifestyle. For me,…

Anyone who knows me is aware of my obsession with this time of year. I am a self-proclaimed Christmas-holic. Holiday season fanatic. Honestly, once November 1st rolls around I immediately fill my atmosphere with Christmas music and the Hallmark Channel. Eggnog is always on deck until the stores stop selling it, and my Christmas-themed coffee…

Once upon a time, there was a twenty-four year old woman who still felt like a little girl. From an outsider’s perspective, this woman was clearly in the midst of adulthood: working full time while also pursuing her college degree; exerting independence through paying her own monthly bills and being able to get from Point…

Dear Papa, I’m am feeling so anxious today: heart beating fast, fidgety, indecisive, impulsive… when I feel this anxious I make the mistake of trying to erase the feeling through spending and instant gratification: today’s purchases are detailing the interior of my car and buying a new study Bible. Both can be considered to be…

Be still and know that I AM GOD; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! – Psalms 46: 10 It was not too long ago that I used to swell up with pride when someone would take notice of my busyness. A simple sentence such as “Girl, you’re…

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” – Matthew 18:3-4 It’s amazing how someone as extraordinary as Jesus Christ recognized the value in the way children…

Normally, whenever anyone mentions anything haunted I respond with an eye roll. Sure, I love the thrill of experiencing the different haunted houses and mazes during the Halloween season…but do I really think ghosts are randomly floating around houses and mazes terrorizing people? Nope. I don’t believe in haunted houses. HOWEVER, a haunted mind is…

If I were to ask if you are a complainer, would you admit to it? Let me be the first to say that I am completely guilty of always complaining about life… ALWAYS! It’s nothing for me to zone in on the annoyances and stress of life, announcing them to anyone who cares to listen….

Confidence was not a consistent presence in my life. For a long time, confidence occurred is sporadic little bursts of pride and self-amazement that warmed me during moments of societal success and achievement. You know, high school and college graduations, getting birthday shout-outs and close to 100 “likes” for a selfie on social media, actually…

Confidence is not something we are born with. It is something gained. Confidence is something we breathe in and let settle within us. It is something that we have to have faith in and constantly tend to… And confidence can be fragile, sensitive, and unsteady. If we let it. I am the first to admit that I have let…