Angels Landing Hike in the Rain—And What It Taught Me

"...throw off everything that hinders..." (Hebrews 12:1) This was the lesson I learned after hiking Angels Landing in the rain. My experience hiking Angels Landing trail It was March 2022—early March, right before the world shut down. My friend Kara and I took a trip to Zion National Park with the goal of hiking Angels …

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How to Love Your Everyday Life

Does your everyday life seem boring? Does it feel like you're just trying your best to get through the ordinary? Or living for the weekend? Or longing for your next trip or adventure? If you're nodding yes, you are NOT alone. The regular days of life can easily feel mundane and even burdensome, when compared …

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What It’s Like to Travel Solo As a Woman

After seven solo international trips, I decided to spill my guts on what it’s like to travel solo. As an introvert, I rarely mind being alone. I’m also fiercely independent, good with navigation, and a cross between MacGyver and Nancy Drew when it comes to figuring stuff out on the go. Basically, I was born …

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Bible Verses That Perfectly Describe My Eating Disorder Recovery Story: Psalm 107

Does the Bible ever surprise you? So often, verses jump out at me that I know I've read before—but suddenly they resonate. Case in point. First15 is my daily devotional, and recently, the passage of the day was Psalm 107. While listening via the audio option on the Bible app, I did a double take …

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Honeymoon in Colorado: Best Things to Do

Those of you who know me are no doubt thinking... wait, what? Didn't you and John get married in 2020? Yes. Yes we did. That's also when our Colorado honeymoon took place. July 2020. However, I realized recently that I never wrote a recap of our Colorado trip. Blame it on being a newlywed at …

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What’s Your Favorite Bible Verse?

It's a question I grew up with. A go-to question for Christians to ask other Christians. Right up there with "What's your favorite color?" Okay, so maybe the question isn't that popular. But, still. If you're a Christian, you'll likely be asked at some point. While I don't say that as a negative, I will …

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How God Used a Remote Job to Humble Me

Have you ever found out you weren't someone's first choice... AFTER thinking for quite a while that you were their first choice? I have. Back in 2017, I left a stable job at a 100 year old company for a remote position at a start up. That start up was a service I already loved …

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Peace That Surpasses Understanding: A Poop Story

Yes. A poop story. Y'all. I waited five years to tell this story. Five years to share about an incomprehensible peace that I experienced on a solo trip to Barcelona in May 2017. Literally, a peace in God that surpassed my understanding. And I waited because, to tell it would mean talking about poop. One …

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