Still.

I’ve held on to this for a week now… ⁣ ⁣ “The Lord will fight for you, and you must be quiet.” Existed 14:14 ⁣ ⁣ “Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.” 1 Samuel 12:16 ⁣ ⁣ “To seek to lead a quiet life,Continue reading “Still.”

Stop instilling false fear

I was you. I laughed at the thought of using essential oils to support my health. I thought it was silly that someone could be so concerned about what they’re putting on their skin. I thought it was unnecessary to worry about what you clean with since the goal was to get rid of germs.Continue reading “Stop instilling false fear”

Three years later…

Just under a year ago, I made a post about finding a safe place in the church. The funny thing is, I wrote that piece in a time of reflection. Yet here I am today and not much has changed… This picture is blurry. This picture is old. This picture shows two little babies whoContinue reading “Three years later…”

Girl, stop “washing your face”

This is going to be a very unpopular opinion, and I’m okay with that…⁣ I was there. I read the book and I bought into it. ⁣ I fell prey into believing that I am in control and that what others think of me should never matter. I believed the lie that I should beContinue reading “Girl, stop “washing your face””

We chose what we saw fit…and still do

I don’t know why after 22 years I still struggle with how others see me. I don’t know why I constantly apologize for the things I do and I don’t know why I feel like I always have to explain myself to others. But I do…even after 22 years. You see, nearly a year andContinue reading “We chose what we saw fit…and still do”

Have a team focus outside of sports

You may not be a football fan, and that’s okay. But I think we learn important lessons through sports. Today, my family and I sat and watched an emotional Saints game. I know there’s a lot of people who don’t understand that, but there is a lot of pride for the team who represents yourContinue reading “Have a team focus outside of sports”

Love yourself always

I vividly remember when I was in the sixth grade and a girl who is a few years older hardcore laughed at me because of my eyes. ⁣ ⁣ I was standing there, waiting for my mom to come pick me up, and she looked at me, chuckled and said, “Your eyes are practically black.”Continue reading “Love yourself always”

Do the hard things

Do the hard things. I wish people gave each other that advice more. We as a society always say things like, “Follow your dreams,” and “Do your best work,” and “Don’t give up,” but rarely — if ever — have I ever been told to do the hard things. We as a society have becomeContinue reading “Do the hard things”

Intentional wellness is more than physical health

Sometime, somewhere, we were told that beauty is synonymous to skinny. Sometime, somewhere, we were told that if we wanted to be worthy or good enough, then we had to be a certain size. Sometime, somewhere, we stopped caring about health and wellness, and started focusing all too much on a single aspect of aContinue reading “Intentional wellness is more than physical health”

Elizabeth Biles: Sixteen hours of worship

Miss the first part of her story? Hear about Elizabeth’s decision to choose natural here.  As I neared my last few days of pregnancy, I packed my bags (obviously including a separate bag just for my diffuser and oils) and stayed with my in-laws as they lived significantly closer to where I would be deliveringContinue reading “Elizabeth Biles: Sixteen hours of worship”