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Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. -Corrie ten Boom I’m graduating from University in eight months. Eight. The thought of this makes me want to laugh and cry all at the same time. My time in college has flown by, and it kinda makes me sad. The thing is though, people keep asking me what I’m going to do after I graduate. And people have asked me this question throughout my college-career, but I more »

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I took a yoga class this semester for my PE credit. Oh my goodness, I think I’ve found a form of exercise that I actually enjoy! I love how yoga works out your whole body and you get your heart pumping… but without running! Kara doesn’t run. (I think the last time I ran was this one time seven months ago when I was babysitting for a family and their dogs got loose and I had to chase them through more »

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  Here on Joy Because Grace, we’ve discussed praying for our future husbands quite a bit. We’ve discussed why it’s important, ways we can pray for them, and what we can pray for them. I’ve even created a “Praying for Your Future Husband eGuide” you can grab for free. However, we haven’t really discussed the personal benefits of praying for a man we’ve never met. Now, I’m not saying here that the only reason we should be praying for our more »

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At various times in my life I tried to use a prayer journal. I would either write out my prayers like letters to God or I would make bullet lists of people/ situations for which to pray. Neither of these methods worked for very long. I realized back in September that I needed a prayer journal that I could be creative with. One that wouldn’t look the same on every page. One that I could record what I was learning more »

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When I was eleven I attended a “6th grade retreat” which was put on by my small private school. There were four other sixth graders in my cabin, and we had two counselors who were both seniors in high school. On the very first night of the retreat, our counselors gave us cute composition books to use as a journal or notebook during our time at the retreat. Since that moment, journaling has become a very dear habit of mine, more »