What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received?

For this post, I was inspired by Sadie Robertson Huff and her Whoa That's Good podcast. Sadie starts each episode by asking her guests to share the best advice they've ever received. It gets me thinking every time... how would I answer that question? What great advice have I been given over the years? I …

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The Power of Hope in Eating Disorder Recovery

Hope. I'm not sure I really understood the meaning of hope till I recovered from bulimia in 2016. Y'all, it was HOPE that helped me fight that battle. Hope that kept me scaling that mountain when everything inside was screaming at me to quit. And hope that led to my ultimate victory over ten-plus years …

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Simple New Year’s Resolutions—Progress Over Perfection

How do you feel about New Year's resolutions? Maybe it's just me, but it seems like—this year more than ever—making resolutions is a polarizing topic. Darned if you do. Darned if you don't. Do you know what I mean? On the one hand, there's pressure to make one because, gosh, isn't everyone? No one wants …

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My Top 8 Best Alternative Christmas Songs

I'm not too picky when it comes to Christmas songs during the Christmas season. Jingle Bells. Rudolph. Carol of the Bells. Old Christmas hymns. I love 'em all—or most of 'em all. Growing up, my sisters and I belted Christmas songs from the backseat of the car from Thanksgiving to Christmas—everywhere we went. Mostly traditional …

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How I Recovered From a Decade-Long Battle With Bulimia: My Bulimia Story of Hope

I thought I'd never be free. During the darkest decade of my life, I thought I'd never win my battle against bulimia. It seemed impossible to escape the powerful binge-purge cycle of addiction. Impossible to imagine a life of normalcy ever becoming reality for me again—especially after several failed attempts. And yet, in April 2021, …

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Can Prudence and Fearlessness Coexist?

I’m currently studying the book of Proverbs in my daily devotional, and the word prudence keeps coming up. It’s one of those virtue words that always makes me think of Pilgrims, but I had to admit that I didn’t know the literal definition. So, I Googled the root word. PRUDENT: Acting with or showing care …

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Pre-Travel Anticipation: Part II

A while back, I wrote a blog post on pre-travel anticipation. (Go read that first, if you haven’t already.) And now, I want to add to it. The other day while reading this John Piper devotional, it hit me that the even greater key to living for today and not living for future travels is …

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When God Gives You Abundantly More: A 2018 Recap

2018 exceeded my expectations. After three solo trips to Europe in 2017, I hoped to at least match that level of travel in 2018. And God gave me MORE. He went beyond my dreams. I’m learning, more and more, He tends to do that when we surrender to Him. Now, God knows I love travel …

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