2017 is coming to a close and the new year is right around the corner. If you're like me, you're probably thinking about what goals and resolutions you should make for 2018. Normally, I think up a list of New Year's resolutions and end up forgetting all about them in a couple weeks. I want … Continue reading 4 Keys to Creative Goal Setting: for the Christian Girl
"Then an angel of the Lord stood before them [the shepherds], and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel of the Lord said to them, "Don't be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in … Continue reading What a Group of Shepherds Taught Me About Sharing Jesus
It's the end of yet another day gone wrong. You've been sidetracked and stressed. You feel you've failed. A whirl of anxiety enters your mind. Will your life ever get better? Why does it seem like everyone's against you? Will fear rule forever? Let's face it. A lot of us have struggled with some form of anxiety … Continue reading 5 Ways to Replace Your Anxiety With God’s Peace
There was absolutely nothing to be afraid of. All I had to do was stand upfront for a few minutes. Normally, I would've just gotten a few butterflies in the stomach. Not this time. This was different. What had started as a bit of uneasiness became a swirling cup of fear. My head was light. My … Continue reading If I Have Anxiety, Does it Mean I Don’t Trust God Enough?
Hi girls! Today's post is more of a personal note from me to you. I thought it'd be nice for all of you to get a glimpse of what's going on "behind-the-scenes" of Embrace Purity. Christmas is just around the corner and, this month, I've got some fun stuff planned for you! First, I've just designed some adorable … Continue reading A Glimpse “Behind-the-Scenes” of Embrace Purity
Have you ever been discouraged by someone else's words? Have you ever been bombarded with so many ideas and opinions that you didn't know which one to listen to? It's tough to know which voice is right. Should you listen to your parents? Your friends? The media? Over the past couple of weeks, we've looked … Continue reading Pumpkins and Princesses: Why God’s Thoughts of You Are Worth Listening To
There she is. No one notices her. No one really knows that anything's wrong. But she does. In her search of worth, she has done the unimaginable. She has poured herself into things that will only destroy her. Does anyone care? That's her big question. There are girls like this everywhere. Chances are you know someone who … Continue reading Pumpkins and Princesses: Don’t Keep It to Yourself
She stood there, pleading with her step-mom. "Please, let me go to meet the prince! I can find something to wear. I can try to be beautiful." Her words were met with the cruel laugh of her two step-sisters. They were gorgeous. It was evident that they were everything she was not. She wished to be … Continue reading Pumpkins and Princesses: Ditch the Lie and Embrace the Truth
Have you ever been in a place where you knew something wasn't right, but you went along with it anyway? Do you wish you could have the courage to say no when all of your friends say yes? There comes a time in each of our lives when we are pressured to go against what … Continue reading Saying No When Your Friends Say Yes
Faith without works is worthless. This is the kind of faith many find themselves trapped in. It’s a trap that seems safe and comfortable on the outside, but ends up robbing us of real joy in Christ. In fact, about a year ago, I had my own experience that taught me what faith really is. … Continue reading Is Your Faith Dead or Alive?