New Beginnings. New Hope.

Insecure, beaten down, low self esteem, just plain depressing. That pretty much wraps up the past several months of my life. A lot has attributed to that. Not just one incident, but many over my life span actually, and they build and build into multiple scenarios, until there’s that one last thing that causes theContinue reading “New Beginnings. New Hope.”

what courage looks like

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” This is a quote from the late Billy Graham who passed away just yesterday. There are so many wise things that he’s said over the course of his life but this one speaks to me personally on so manyContinue reading “what courage looks like”

making my way in lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia. I never thought I’d find myself living in a smaller city such as this one, let alone one with such a name! If that eludes you altogether, just ask me later about the immediate thought that comes to a New Yorker’s mind when they hear of a place further south by that name.Continue reading “making my way in lynchburg”

Fall Style Guide

The fall 2017 season is upon us in all of its layered glory featuring fashion trends reminiscent of the 70’s onward. If you’ve been equally amused and perplexed at the wardrobe possibilities, then here lies your handy style guide! I’ve selected my top trends for the season with tips on how to bring the lookContinue reading “Fall Style Guide”

finding where I belong

Really wanting to be liked. Really wanting to belong. Wanting to be known and be valued. Insecurities hit like crazy. I find myself all too often wondering how I’m perceived. I still struggle with the fact that people don’t necessarily see a smart girl when they meet me for the first time or care toContinue reading “finding where I belong”

10 inexpensive ways to make the most of your summer

I don’t know about you, but I feel like summer is flying by while everyone is having all types of fun and I’m over here like, “next please!” If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past year or so, it’s that life keeps moving forward and we have to decide if we want toContinue reading “10 inexpensive ways to make the most of your summer”

when you’re just not sure how to believe God right now

I’m tired of living life as is. Mundane. In redundancy. In complacency. Spiritually complacent. Never truly expecting to see God move in incredible ways. Continually hearing about how God is working wonderfully in the lives of others but not seeing that come to fruition in my own life is difficult. Have you ever prayed likeContinue reading “when you’re just not sure how to believe God right now”

before I face it all

Awaken my ear, O Lord, to You. To hear You. To know You. Until my very being is in You.  In You l live, I move, I breathe. This day cannot, it must not go on without You, my anchor. Be my stronghold. When this world is at my front door, the very front doorContinue reading “before I face it all”

birthday memories and moments

Birthdays. To me they speak of new life, hope, and gifts. Let’s face it – who doesn’t like to get a good gift or two on their birthday, right? But to be honest, for me it’s sometimes brought with it the dreadful realization of aging, which spirals into a day of feeling sorry for myself. Oh,Continue reading “birthday memories and moments”