Thirty Day Blogging Challenge #2: Day Six


Day Four: If you could have any job in the wold, what would it be? 

Since I already wrote about this for the first challenge, I’m going to post the link here, but I promise to be back tomorrow with a brand new entry!

Until then, be sure to check out Emily’s blog over at Fearfully Wonderfully Me, who is partnering with me in this challenge!

Have a blessed night y’all!

Thirty Day Blog Challenge #2: Day Five


Day Five: Your favorite foods and why 

I sort of already wrote about this for my last challenge, so I’m just going to post the link for you guys here.

Furthermore, I would like to inform you that my friend Emily from Fearfully Wonderfully Me is joining forces with me in this challenge! Be sure to check out her blog here! It’s very good and uplifting and I’d highly recommend it.😊

Thirty Day Blogging Challenge #2: Day Two


Hey everyone, I hope your day has been pleasant! Sorry I’m posting this a little late in the afternoon, I went to see a movie today and just got home!

Today’s prompt is “Describe the good, the bad, and the ugly of yourself“. I’m not quite sure how to go about doing this, but I’ll do my best!

The good: I believe that I’m an overall nice person. I try to be kind to others and hardworking in my aspirations. I also try (sometimes unsuccessfully, as a fallen human) to put Jesus first in every area of my life.

The bad: As I’ve written about in various places before, I tend to struggle with OCD and perfectionism. Struggling with OCD/Perfectionism isn’t a sin, but it can make it harder to focus on the important things in life and keep my priorities straight.

The ugly: Sometimes I have a tendency to speak without thinking. I’ve gotten better about this, but sometimes if I’m in an argument, words will spill out that I never should have said. Furthermore, as a fairly type-A kind of person, I hate being wrong—which can sometimes manifest itself in pride.

The good news is, God’s grace is enough to cover us—even when we feel like a bit of a hot mess.

2 Corinthians 12:9 says “But [Jesus] said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

None of us are perfect and we all struggle with a host of different issues, but Jesus took our place on the cross so that we may spend eternal life with Him. He’s there in our sins and our strengths, are successes and failures.

Jesus is always more than enough—in the good, the bad, and the ugly. 

Thirty Day Blogging Challenge #2: Day One



I am officially starting a new thirty day blog challenge for the month of January. Since I got such a good response on my challenge this past summer, I decided to do another one—with a whole new set of questions to answer. I hope you guys enjoy reading these and I hope  you stay with me throughout the series. I always love reading comments from you guys, so feel free to jump in and give feedback.

Now, for the first question: “what, why and where I write.

What: Honestly, I have a pretty huge variety of things that I write. I love sharing my thoughts with the world and there are a variety of mediums in penmanship that you can use to do that.

One of my favorite forms of writing has always been fiction. I love creating characters to meet and different worlds to explore. It allows you to live a thousand different lives without even leaving your house. Like reading, writing gives you adventure, wonder, and suspense—as you lead characters through a host of different situations. Currently, I am working on a fiction series for teenagers that I hope is released sometime before I’m thirty. I don’t have all of the publishing logistics figured out, but I’ll be sure to keep you updated if anything changes with that!

Another form of writing that I love is songwriting. It’s very possible that this one could have emerged from watching too many movies (Remember Camp Rock and Lemonade Mouth?) but it’s a form of writing that I’ve found to be extremely therapeutic. It allows you to write about feelings, situations, and people in a much freer manner than most forms of writing allow. Songwriting is basically a musical diary of your life, your experiences, and your beliefs. This is also another form of writing that I would like to dabble in professionally in the field of lyricism.

Last but not least—I enjoy blogging. This one is probably a bit obvious, as I am writing a blog right now. I am a semi-new blogger, as I started in the summer of 2015, but I have grown to love the art of blogging. As an extravert, it is super exciting to see people actually respond to your writing and make friends through the blogosphere. It is perhaps the type of writing that gets the most immediate feedback, which makes it a unique and exciting venture.

Why: I suppose the obvious reason is that I absolutely love it. I love seeing words emerge on a screen and I love telling a stories and teaching through the power of the pen. Nonetheless, the biggest reason that I write is to make an impact. I’ve always dreamed of impacting the world and writing gives me the oppertunity to do that. It gives me the chance to share my faith, help others grow in theirs, and help people think about important issues. If you look throughout history, you can see the impact of writers like Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, and Ray Bradberry. I want to leave that kind of legacy.

Where: This one honestly differs from day to day. I have found that certain writing spots “work”, while others simply do not. One of my favorite places to write is in my bed with good music playing and the lights dimmed, leaving the Christmas lights above my bed to shine solo. I also sometimes write on the downstairs couch just outside the living room or in waiting rooms. The life of the author can be quite sporadic at times.

How about you? What, why, and where do you write? I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments! 

My Day In Selfies

Hey everyone, I was nominated a while back by Katie from Concealed Foundation—and I finally got around to posting this! Sorry for the delay, I’ve been trying to find a day interesting enough to actually record in photos!


The Rules Are…
– Take a selfie every hour during one whole day of you going about your life.*
– It would be cool if you could show what you’re doing in the selfie as well as showing yourself. Feel free to include other people in your selfie too if you’re with others!
– Post all your selfies in a blog post so your followers can see what your day looks like. Feel free to include captions.
– Include the rules of the tag.
– Nominate some other bloggers to participate

So without further ado…the challenge! Sorry it’s so late Katie! 



Today I woke up and got ready for an eventful day of volunteering in Sunday School at my church. I volunteer once a month and today was one of the days that I was signed up for.


And here’s one of the photos here. At this point in the day I’m playing with two young children and listening to very redundant background music from one of the videos.😂 Today’s lesson was on Jonah and the whale and we made a lot of crafts involving the Bible story.


And here I am at home about to eat lunch (Vegetarian chicken patties covered in spaghetti sauce). At this point in the day I’m recovering and pretty hungry.


Still pretty tired, I decide to put on some TV. In the background, there’s my cat, a poster from the movie Grace Unplugged, and two inspirational wall decals.


After spending some time watching TV and hanging out with my mom, I take on the challenge of organizing that messy closet I wrote about here. In case you’re wondering, it’s much better now. 😂👊👍


Finally, I settled down to one of my favorite hobbies…writing! As you may be able to tell from the picture, I’m very tired now.

On a side note, I had a good reminder from an unlikely place today. The lesson for the Sunday school class was about trusting God, something that I needed to hear myself. Between college and stress about the future, I’ve kind of been panicking and trying to map out my whole life, wondering what it will all look like. The lesson ended up being a good reminder to trust God and not try to make everything work out myself.

Now, the new nominees for this challenge are…

Everyone reading this post! Yes, that means YOU! I’m looking forward to seeing all of your awesome selfie pics!  

*Confession, I do not have a selfie from every hour but I managed to record the highlights of my day. 

Thirty Day Blogging Challenge: The Last Day!!!


I made it everyone, today is the last day of the challenge! 




I actually posted about the last topic in a previous entry. You can find the answer to today’s question here.

As crazy as this blog challenge has been, it has also been a major blessing. Through this challenge, I have gotten a lot of great new followers, I’ve received awesome feedback, and I’ve grown as a writer. I’ve honestly been surprised at some of the posts that drew the most attention. I thought for sure the refrigerator post would be a flop but I ended up being one of my most popular ‘challenge blogs’. Who knew? 

Some of the topics were hard (Not to mention personal), but they forced me to be more open and have ended up being quite enjoyable to write! I think that the best part of this challenge has been reading the comments and interacting with all of you guys. It was hard coming up with new content everyday, but it was also pretty exciting! I can see why they call this thirty-day-thing a “challenge”.

To close up this challenge, I’d like to post some celebration music! 

Through Your Eyes by Britt Nicole (She just released this song!!!)

Love With Your Life by Hollyn

What You Want by Tenth Avenue North

Eye On It by TobyMac

That’s How You Change The World by The Newsboys

Thank you so much for following this challenge! I promise to keep this blog going into the school year! I’m sure I’ll have plenty of topics to blog about with college on the horizon! 🏃


Thirty Day Blogging Challenge: Day 23


Day 23…If I won the lottery.

In all honesty, I’d be very surprised if I won the lottery, considering I don’t believe in gambling.

That aside, if I somehow did win, I would donate the money to charity. I don’t need the money, so I’d want to give it to people who do need it. I would pray about about it and ask God where He wanted me to donate the money, and be on a search for organizations that could use it wisely.

I would never want it to be used as a free ride through life. From the time I was little, I’ve known that I want to enter the work force someday. If I didn’t work, I’m pretty sure I would feel bored and unproductive.


There are so many people in this world who can’t even afford basic provisions, like food and water. I would want the money to go to people like that; people who could use the money to feed their families and create a better life for themselves.

Every day, we are called to be a blessing. Even if we can’t afford to give financially, we can show the love of Jesus in other ways, like through a kind word or a helping hand. We can volunteer our time and look for ways to make this world a better place.

I don’t want to ever go through life wondering what I could have done.

I want to make the most of my time here and be all that God created me to be.

We can all, in some way, shape, or form, do our part to make a difference.

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

— Proverbs 31:8-9

Thirty Day Blogging Challenge: Day 18

Hey everyone, I’ve officially reached day eighteen of the thirty day challenge and I’m still going strong! *Fight song plays in the background*


Today’s challenge is to post a picture of myself. As weird as it feels posting a selfie to my blog, the challenge calls for it so here it is…


The girl behind the blog ☝️

Because I don’t really want to end this post with a random photo, I’m going to give an announcement! My friend Emily just nominated me for a three day quote challenge, which I plan to start tomorrow. Be sure to check it out!


Thirty Day Blogging Challenge: Day 17


Today is a very special day in the challenge, as I get the awesome opportunity to give a shoutout to my favorite blogs! I have enjoyed reading so many of your posts, but since I have to choose only five, I’ve narrowed it down to the blog websites below. 

Dainty M.-Not only is Mfon a good friend/pen pal, but she’s an awesome blogger! Her posts are very inspiring and provide a lot of wisdom. She writes some great stories and even writes poetry sometimes (A triple threat, y’all!😉). Definitely be sure to check her blog out if you don’t already follow her.

The Dream-I found Immanuel’s blog a couple of months ago and it is very good! His posts are incredibly deep and always leave me thinking. He writes a lot of really great Christian posts and my faith has been strengthened through reading his blog. I’m sure you guys will enjoy reading his posts as much as I have.

Fearfully Wonderfully Me-Emily is a longtime follower and her posts are always incredible! She writes a lot of insightful posts about grace, self image, and the gospel and her blog is very inspiring. She also does fashion posts sometimes, where we get the chance to see some of her personal style. Keep up the good work, Emily!

Sapphire Life Writer -As a fellow aspiring writer, I can often relate to Juni’s posts and love of written word. Many of her themes are universal and I can pretty much guarantee that something on her blog will tug on your heartstrings. She writes very eloquently and sometimes even shares her awesome artwork. I have just started following her recently and look forward to reading more of her blog entries.

Saved By Grace 2009 -AKA, my mom’s blog. She is new to the blogging world, but catching on fast! Her posts are very insightful and she has a lot of interesting topics on her blog. She also writes very, very in detail articles, so you’ll find a lot of great points packed into one post. Definitely check her blog out!

*Note: You are all amazing and I would nominate all of you if I could. I love you guys and appreciate your faithful reading! 😘

P.S. Be sure to check out my friend Angela’s blog, she just joined the blogging world last night and her site is called I know you guys will give her a warm welcome! 😊

Thirty Day Blogging Challenge: Day 12


From the time that I was a little girl, I’ve always been obsessed with books. My mom used to take me to the library every week and I would always come home with about twenty books. I typically finished all of them over the span of a couple of days. By about third grade, I absolutely loved long series, because they gave me the chance to stay with one character and read all about their life. My favorite series as a child would have to be Katie Kazoo Switcheroo.

The series basically centered around a girl who would frequently find herself in someone else’s shoes…quite literally! A “magic wind” transformed her into other people, and sometimes even animals. New age-iness aside, I believe that the switches were intended to teach a lesson, one that was echoed in a quote from my favorite classic, To Kill A Mockingbird. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” (3.85-87).

I also remember feeling connected to the protagonist, Katie, because she was a lot like me. We had a lot similarities and her two closest friends, Suzanne and Jeremy, reminded me a lot of my closest friends at the time. I also loved that while the books were short enough to finish in an afternoon, there were a lot of them to read; over thirty, according to Wikipedia.

Now a young adult, I admire the author (Nancy Krulik) for doing such a good job writing the children’s series. Though I’ve obviously outgrown these books, they heightened my interest in reading and taught some great life lessons in a child-friendly way. Through this series, I believe that the author intended to instill compassion in young readers and get them to consider life through another’s eyes, or “Walk around in their skin,” as Atticus Finch said.

If you had any favorite books as a child, I’d love to hear about them in the comments section! I always love hearing from you guys!