on humility and hard work.

it’s not at all easy to open yourself up— to your own self-reflection, to God, to others. to let down your guard, to inch open the door, to break through the defenses, to let another person see you and speak to you and share with you… it takes work. real, hard work.

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What I Read in April

I did not read much at ALL this month. Even though I got through 8 books in total which doesn’t seem THAT far off from my goal of 10, many of this month’s reads were short ones (young adult, middle grade, and quick creativity books that were very fast reads!).

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Turning 27: Things I've Learned and Loved This Year

Today is my birthday (HEY HEY!) and like in year’s past, it’s a day that I love celebrating and love to prepare for by reflecting on the past 365 days.

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A Poem for Easter Weekend

As I have spent time reading throughout Scripture and listening to hymns and worship music this week, I felt moved to put pen to paper and reflect on the events we will celebrate this weekend.

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Currently // April 2019

I don’t have deep or thoughtful words to share today, but wanted to share a fun little listicle update with you all since I haven’t been around here much lately!

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What I Read in March

It’s been a BUSY month and I have had wayyyy less reading time, but am still so proud of getting through as many books as I did!

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Classic Recommendations // A RAD Reading Challenge

Classics don’t need to be intimidating! Lauren McHugh shares her best classics recs today, and you’re bound to find at least one you’re excited to read.

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A Hope-Filled Life (Literally): All about My New Job

It has been a long-held dream and prayer of mine to join the team at Hope, and I’m so incredibly grateful for the way the Lord has been orchestrating everything over the years and the last few months to bring this to fruition.

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Treat Yo-Self Thursday: Going Green

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and while I never actually celebrate, I thought it would be fun to share a whole bunch of green goodies if you’re feeling like treating yourself! I mean, it’s a holiday, so that’s totally a reason to gift yourself something fun, right?! RIGHT.

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What I Learned This Winter

From how I should be studying the Bible, to food tips, to God’s timing and more… here’s what I learned this winter!

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What I Read in February

This month had a healthy mix of real winners and total duds, but I’m proud of how many books I got through in this shorter month!

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Books + Resources for Lent

I wanted to share some helpful resources about this season of Lent, and I pray they’re encouraging and meaningful to you as you move through these next 46 days leading up to Easter!

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