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The day has come where I share the raw truth about why I deleted my Facebook and Instagram apps from my phone and took a social media fast. I’d like to think of us as two friends who were grabbing coffee (or hot chocolate) and catching up about life. As the coffee cups warmed our chilly hands, I’d lean forward and make a confession: “So National Boyfriend Day happened in October, and it kinda sorta wrecked havoc in my heart.” more »

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Chatbooks are pretty much my most favorite thing ever. I discovered Chatbooks through the families I babysat for this past summer. The moms used this simple way of scrapbooking as a way to record their kids’ lives. Well, I don’t have kids, but I am a busy college student who wants to physically record my adventures without breaking the bank. And Chatbooks is a great way to do so. It’s so fun! If you’ve been around Joy Because Grace for more »

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As many of y’all know, I attended my first bloggers conference the last weekend in July. Heading into the weekend I felt very nervous. I didn’t know anyone who was going, I knew I was going to be one of the youngest people there, and I was worried about how I was going to get from the hotel to the church were the conference was held, since I wasn’t going to have a car with me. If you’re a part more »

DearFriend...

Dear friend, I feel like I’ve been MIA lately. Oops. I probably feel that way because I didn’t post on Monday, like I’ve been trying to do this summer, and because I didn’t send out an email newsletter last week… But it’s summer, and I have a gazillion things floating around in my head, and so I’m trying to give myself grace. What have I been up to this summer? Well, let’s see now… Recuperating from my mission trip to more »

Declare Pre-Conference -Getting to Know You- Questions.

Hey y’all! I’m going to my first ever blogging conference in a little less than a month and I am SOOOO excited :) :) :) It’s the Declare Conference which is hosted in Dallas, Texas. And since it’s almost time for the conference, and so the Declare team thought it would be fun for us to do a link up to get to know each other. And seeing as how it’s been a while since I’ve done an “About Me” more »