How to Become the Sibling You’ve Always Wanted

Guaranteed, we've all had times when our siblings got on our last nerve. We've also had times when our siblings surprised us and we couldn't wish for a better brother or sister. Whatever the circumstance, the relationships we develop within our family are some of the most crucial relationships we'll ever have. As a young … Continue reading How to Become the Sibling You’ve Always Wanted

You Can’t Change People…Stop Trying

"You need to release the load that God never meant for you to carry, and focus on what He has called you to do." ~Unknown I tried and tried. It seemed, no matter how hard I tried, I always failed. Why wasn't I making an impact? Why wouldn't they listen to me? I wanted God … Continue reading You Can’t Change People…Stop Trying

10 Fun Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

Guest Post by Kierstin Matlock We all want to get to know our friends better. We all want to be a better friend to those around us. What better time to do that than with simple, fun summer activities! Here are 10 fun ways to strengthen your friendships! 1. Go hang out at your local … Continue reading 10 Fun Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

5 Tips to Making the New Girl Feel Welcome

It's a typical Sabbath morning and you're off to church. As your family pulls into the parking lot, you see a girl, about your age, that you don't recognize. After casually walking through the large glass doors, your friends swamp you and immediately engage in conversation. Out of the corner of your eye, you notice … Continue reading 5 Tips to Making the New Girl Feel Welcome

12 Bible Verses for the Girl Whose Parents Are Divorced

I'm going to shoot straight with you. I've never had to go through the divorce of my parents. I have no idea what it's like or how hard it can be. However, I do have friends who have had to go through their parents' divorce and I know that it's not easy. Because I don't … Continue reading 12 Bible Verses for the Girl Whose Parents Are Divorced

5 Crucial Tips For Helping a Hurting Friend

I had just finished reading a letter from a close friend. The letter was more of a journal she’d been keeping; a record of the good and the bad times. She poured out stories of stress-filled days, sleepless nights, and cries of desperation. Though I knew that God was with her; though I knew that … Continue reading 5 Crucial Tips For Helping a Hurting Friend

The Blessings of a Mom: Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I am so blessed so be able to spend this special time appreciating my mom. So many things she does go unnoticed and I’m super glad that there is a day dedicated to moms who care for their children and demonstrate the unconditional love that God shows toward us. Whether you’re … Continue reading The Blessings of a Mom: Happy Mother’s Day!

3 Ways to Deepen Your Friendships

“I’ll be praying for you everyday!” This is how many of my conversations have gone with one of my very close friends. We tell each other about our ideas and good times, but we also do our best to encourage each other throughout our everyday struggles. Praying for each other everyday is one of the … Continue reading 3 Ways to Deepen Your Friendships

My Greatest Wish This Christmas

One of my family’s favorite traditions at Christmas time is setting aside a certain day to get hot cocoa, walk around a decorated town, and finish out the evening with a horse-drawn carriage ride. We spend time together and cherish each moment that God has given us. You know, we are so blessed that we … Continue reading My Greatest Wish This Christmas