No, we don’t say those kinds of things about ourselves

If we’re pals and I hear you insult yourself, I’ll more often than not make you say something nice about yourself. And if you refuse, I’ll list compliment after compliment until you feel realllll uncomfortable and finally spit out something along the lines of, “I like my shoes., I guess” But why is that? Why…

Why college entrance exams are a load of BS

If you expect to be college-bound in the United States, you are essentially required to take either, or both, the ACT or the SAT standardized tests. Your scores on these determine not only if you gain entrance into the university of your choice, but also whether or not you’re worth any money to them. Does…

Quit posting your Bible studies on Instagram

Something that’s really been on my mind here recently is the apparent need to post bible studies and verses on social media. That can be all fine and dandy, but I’m wondering what happened to people letting their actions speak for their relationships with the Lord. I understand how if you’re totally inspired by something…

Cultural Christian vs. Hipster Disciple, your choice

In this day and age, it’s edgy and cool to follow someone before they become famous. Those are the self-identified ~hipsters~. Basically anytime you mention you like a new artist to the music scene, these people will be like, “OMG love them!! I’ve been listening to their music since 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean…

Is it okay to be angry at God?

I sat on that sidewalk in the middle of nowhere Mississippi, tears streaming down my face and all I wanted to do was scream. I was so angry. Angry at evil people who do heinous things. Angry at the world. Angry that I was so happy and cared for when I didn’t deserve it. Angry…

Our deepest fear…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are…

Dear freshman me,

Dear freshman me, You’re coming into college ready to conquer the world, but God has even bigger plans for you. Don’t be mad when things don’t go according to YOUR plan because they’re going according to His. You think you know what you want to do, where you want to go, and who you want…

Never Good Enough

Just going to be completely vulnerable here, being good enough is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. In my brain, to be enough, I have to be the best. But it’s really, really hard to be the best at  e v e r y t h i n g. Something that my mom…

An open letter to my little sisters

Dear little sisters, I’m a freshman in college and y’all are a freshman and a sophomore in high school. You’re going to laugh and love and learn and cry in the next couple years of your lives. You’ll figure out so much just by failing and succeeding along the way. Since graduating from high school…