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 …

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

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 …

Continue reading Peace That Surpasses Understanding: A Poop Story

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 …

Continue reading Simple New Year’s Resolutions—Progress Over Perfection

How to Delight in God… on a Motorcycle

Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." It's one of those Bible verses I've known since childhood. Such a beautiful, powerful promise from God. But I can't say I fully grasped it till recent adulthood—when I moved to Tennessee and met my husband John. Sure, …

Continue reading How to Delight in God… on a Motorcycle

Meaning of Zeal and How to Live With It

Life is an adventure. I believe this to my very core. Every single day is a choice to embrace this mindset: to live with ZEAL. Zeal. Zeal. Zeal. Fun to say and one of my favorite words because I truly believe it captures the essence of how I’m determined to live my life—with enthusiastic diligence. …

Continue reading Meaning of Zeal and How to Live With It

Why I Left Two Love Locks in Paris When I Was Single

It’s common knowledge that people leave love locks in Paris. People, as in couples. Of course, I only seem to visit Paris when I’m single and solo—but I haven’t let that stop me from leaving a love lock each time. I may be fiercely independent, but I’m also a hopeful romantic. While I refuse to …

Continue reading Why I Left Two Love Locks in Paris When I Was Single

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 …

Continue reading Can Prudence and Fearlessness Coexist?