Internal beauty outweighs external beauty.

Eleven year old Anna Cathrine was leaning against the back of the couch, scrolling through Pinterest on her phone. Her younger sister was stretched out over the Twister rug as I spun the spinner for her. “Place a foot on green,” I said, and the small four year old reached for the green circle, and fell to the ground. Anna Cathrine looked up from her phone, and excitedly exclaimed “I’m beautiful!” I grinned. True, but a little random. Where did that more »

It is well with my soul.

Today Courtney of is sharing her testimony. This is my testimony story. Can I let you in on a little secret, reader? I dreaded writing my story. I have written and rewritten the first paragraph about half a dozen times, deleted it and then rewrote it, took it from a different angle and then deleted it again. I have gone to God, lamented to God and spent time in His word. But this isn’t easy for me and here’s why. A more »

Deciding it's okay.

The following is a guest post by Victoria of Through*For*By When I was growing up, I expected to have my life come together by the time I was 23. In my mind, this meant that I would be established and would know exactly what I was doing and everything would make sense. I don’t know why I had that age in mind, but I thought and lived as though that was the goal. By the winter of my 20th year, more » (23)

Discontentment is an easy trap to fall into. We see someone who has something we don’t have, and we think that thing is pretty cool. We begin to admire that thing. Wonder what it would be like if we had it. We wonder why we don’t have it. Wonder how we could get it. BOOM. We’ve fallen into discontentment. It can happen with anything. When we’re little, it happens with our friends’ toys. Maybe they had a trampoline, or a more »

3 steps to overcoming insecurities fb

Today’s guest post is by Rhiannon of Whatsoever is Lovely Living I have always loved flowers. My favorites are pink Gerber Daisies. I love how God designed the flower to start off as a tiny seed then with time and the right elements this seed begins to transform into a plant. The plant then grows into a bud and from a bud we see a beautiful flower emerge. This is a lot like what God did in my life. During more »