Acknowledging My Insecurities on the Internet (Because We Need Some Authenticity Up in Here.)
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Acknowledging My Insecurities on the Internet (Because …

Today I got a  message on Instagram from the sweetest girl who told me I look l “like I have my life together”. I genuinely laughed out loud by myself. As kind as that statement…

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Mental Health: The Struggle No One Talks About

Mental Health: The Struggle No One Talks …

This summer, one of my absolute greatest friends and I got together for an evening of chatting, painting and relaxing. As we sat together, we began talking about a lot of the things that have…

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The Broken Record We Keep Playing

The Broken Record We Keep Playing

I think it’s safe to say that modern Christianity is full of clichés. If we’re being honest with ourselves, these “Christian clichés” are even more prominent in our society than the hard truth that Christianity…

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Spiritual Retainers

Spiritual Retainers

My parents are not going to be proud of this statement, but I always forget to wear my retainers. I had braces for two and a half years, after many (many) years of sucking my…

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Guard Your Heart.

Guard Your Heart.

My heart for this Bible-based section of this blog is to take verses, the real stuff, and break it down. Now here’s a disclaimer to you all- I feel like I have to say this,…

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My Reasons for Returning.

My Reasons for Returning.

Oh Cambodia. I remember leaving for the World Race completely and utterly terrified of the journey I was getting into, yet also extremely excited. When we discovered our ministry would be spending the day loving…

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How I Study the Bible

How I Study the Bible

I’ve gotten a lot of questions on how I read and study the bible recently, and trust me y’all, it’s been a process. For the last few years I’ve been in a state that makes…

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Let’s Stop Pretending

Let’s Stop Pretending

No, really. Let’s start saying “no” to a world of facades. A world where brokenness, messiness and realness are replaced with the picture perfect, photoshopped, edited, whitened, “aesthetically pleasing” versions of ourselves. Because, if we’re…

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Bucket Showers and Breakthroughs: Training Camp Aftermath

Bucket Showers and Breakthroughs: Training Camp Aftermath

Writing has always been the way for me to get my emotions, thoughts and feelings out of the scrambled, distracted mess that is my mind and into a form that’s understandable to humans other than…

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Uncomfortable is Key: Lessons from Nicaragua

Uncomfortable is Key: Lessons from Nicaragua

A few days ago, I got back from (easily) one of my favorite places in the world- Nicaragua. Over the years, I’ve fallen in love with the beautifully carefree smiles of the people, the simplicity…

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