• I am NOT my Social Anxiety

    Today, this is what social anxiety looked like for me. It looked like helping lead people in worship at my church for four services. But, there are certainly layers of that that I wanted to mention as well, because it’s important. Sometimes it looked like the anxiety ridden women sitting in the green room not knowing what to say to people or how to interact with them. Sometimes it looked like wanting to be part of conversations so bad but not having the ability to just walk up and take a chance. Sometimes it looked…

  • What Two Weeks as a Newlywed Taught Me

    I’m just gonna start off by saying… I LOVE BEING MARRIED. Oh, what a gift the Lord has given me. A gift that I know all to well was hard to wait for (THE STRUGGLE WAS REAL) but SO worth the wait. I’m thinking about writing a post about that season of waiting… but I haven’t decided if I will yet. If you’d like to see that, let me know in the comments! I can’t believe that two weeks ago, I was walking down the aisle to start my forever with my best friend. These…

  • Birthday Reflections

    Another year has come and gone. It has both been a great year and an incredibly difficult year, but ya know what? *cue touché response* I’m thankful for all of it. It has shaped me into who I am today. Some of my favorite moments: I got engaged to the love of my life. I’m feeling more comfortable around my future in-laws Choosing our wedding venue and moving into our future home. I found a great church and will get to serve on the worship team soon. My fiancé loving me unconditionally when I felt like…

  • Loc’d Up

    I remember growing up, my grandma would always put relaxers in my hair for me. I loved it. My hair was easier to maintain and straight, which is what I thought was beautiful. I always dreamed of it growing down my back and being at least waist length. (A girl can dream, right?) As an adult, I started to watch YouTube videos about how to grow your relaxed hair long because mine never seemed to be growing as much as I’d hoped. I tried different products and styles, but ultimately was never completely satisfied. My…

  • Something Beautiful

    Alright y’all. Here goes nothin’. I’ve always wanted to blog and would never stick to it. I found some old blog posts from a long time ago and added them to this new blog for the memories, but I’m hoping this would be the start of something beautiful for me. I’m excited to grow into the woman the Lord has called me to be, and I’m hoping that my journey will be an encouragement to you. And if not, hopefully you’ll have a good laugh at some point! I plan on sharing things about my…

  • Abide in Him

    I am so thankful for the gift of life. Today, I am 24. I don’t really feel any older physically or mentally, but, spiritually, I notice something. There’s a spark – a fire, a deep desire for more of the Lord. I just want to be close to Him. I want to know Him like I know a friend. For the past few days, I’ve been praying that Jesus would be my treasure, that He alone would satisfy me rather than earthly things and desires. It has been easy for me to lose sight of the fact…

  • When I Don’t Feel Him

    The Lord is faithful. He is faithful even when I don’t feel Him. This past Wednesday was a hard day for me. That morning, I was helping lead worship at morning prayer and let me tell you that the struggle was too real. I felt like the Lord wasn’t near, like the Lord was withholding His presence from me. I didn’t understand it. It felt so strange to help lead people in worship in this place. I questioned why I was even doing it. At some point, I talked about it with my friend, E,…