Natural Skin + Hair Care: here’s what works for me

I’ve never been much of a product user. In fact, I’m still not. In high school my hair stylist would praise my ability to not use heat or gel, or really anything except shampoo and conditioner. My skin and I have been through battles. Puberty hit early so blemishes popped up starting in late elementary…

Why I still wear a purity ring…and more on purity

I remember as a little girl dreaming about the man I would marry and the life we would have. I remember being 15; fresh into my relationship with Jesus and approaching my Dad with questions about what a purity ring even meant. Between those times came a lot of lessons both good and hard. A…

10 things I’d rather be called than “pretty”

I may not be the kind of girl you pick out of a crowd. I’m quiet, clumsy, dress modestly, can’t really walk in heels. I’ve been known to dramatically sneeze with my whole body, and wear headphones while vacuuming the church I work at. In our modern culture especially; words make an impact. Whether online…

Little Things to Help Kickstart Loving Home

In the past year I’ve been through a ministry internship, went back to missions, came home, then moved. For the first time, I have lived away from home for more than a summer. Now I live with a roommate in a neighboring city and have learned what it means to not just have a home…