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Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Do you suffer from perfectionism? Bitterness? Self-criticism? Low self-esteem? Anger? Anxiety? If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, you might be the perfect candidate for a new treatment called essential oils! Side effects may include: smelling delicious, craving green juices and homemade granola, […]

God Loves Junkies, Too

God Loves Junkies, Too

  This is not a book review. Though I kind of wish it was. A book review would be easier to write.   No, these are just my thoughts after reading “How to Murder Your Life” by Cat Marnell. I should put this out there […]

Being Childlike in Front of the Father

Being Childlike in Front of the Father

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”   Mark 10:14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come […]

Rethinking What Happened on the Cross

Rethinking What Happened on the Cross

  Advent is just around the corner & with it the start of the new church year. On nearly all Sundays in Advent, we are brought back to a place of repentance and deep introspection. The only exception is Gaudete Sunday (the pink candle!) when […]

I Practiced Witchcraft Every Day

I Practiced Witchcraft Every Day

  As we’re getting closer to Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day, there is so much joy and fun in gathering pumpkins for our doorsteps, watching spooky movies, and brewing up pumpkin spice potions. Trick-or-Treaters get to reimagine themselves, make themselves the lead […]

Why Vision Boards Work

Why Vision Boards Work

Ok, more accurately “Why I Think Vision Boards Work.” I’m not an expert on vision boards or personal development or even the magical, mystical theories behind The Secret. I am an expert on my own vision board, though, and have given it a lot of […]

Shame is An Ugly Word

Shame is An Ugly Word

  Have you ever talked yourself into a really uncomfortable place? A place where your weaknesses are laid bare and you can’t talk yourself out of your corner? I’m sure we’ve all had these experiences where our humanity is laid bare, and all we can […]

Always Be Prepared

Always Be Prepared

This post originally appeared on the travelingsaints blog, a blog about faith, life, and the journey toward holiness.     The Girl Scout motto is “Be prepared.” In the 1947 Girl Scout Handbook, the motto was explained this way: “A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever […]

Friday Five: My Favorite Worship Music Artists

Friday Five: My Favorite Worship Music Artists

Friday Five: my favorite worship music artists   This Friday, I wanted to do something a little different. I’ve been a fan of Christian music since the early 90s and have only recently gotten on the worship music bandwagon. I’ve always loved singing (slightly off […]