“Hey Monique, How are you?” I nervously laughed and said, “Good, Todd. How are you?” “I’m good too. I was just talking to my grandma about you. This is crazy that you called.” His grandma? How sweet is that? His smooth calm voice had a way of easing my nerves. We laughed a few times … More September


It felt like the car was going to come to a screeching halt as the words, “online dating” left my mouth. My mom gripped the wheel and the tension was in the air. That was NOT the way you meet someone when you’re in my family. We watch Dr. Phil and Oprah and that was … More ChristianMingle

Through the Darkness

Two years ago I️ woke up to what would intensify an incredibly hard season. Trying to formulate the words of see you later to my dad was difficult. Seeing the pain from my brother was heartbreaking. The anxiety and grief was becoming a beast I️ couldn’t face alone. I️ remember hoping that I’d never lose … More Through the Darkness

Praise Be My Song

When God called me back into the classroom, I told Him I would go anywhere but the place I received my B.A. from. Just thinking about it sent anxiety back through me. I had found new freedom from dark anxious thoughts and I did not want to go back through the hallways of triggers and … More Praise Be My Song

Immeasurably More

My junior year I had the best English teacher. Being in her class taught me that I too could one day be a teacher that loved and inspired students. Within the public school system I knew that there were rules about sharing the gospel but I also knew that there were literary pieces that delved … More Immeasurably More


“I know this might be a super weird compliment, but I love the way your voice sounds.” the cashier said as she took my debit card. Her words were far from weird. Too often I’ve told myself to stay quiet. That I don’t have anything worth saying. Her words made their way to my soul. … More Kindness


3. Hope hōp/ noun 18Thus by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be strongly encouraged. 19We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and steadfast. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, … More Hope

Abundant Grace

25. 25 years I have lived. I remember growing up the two things I could conjure up about my future was 1. I hope I marry young. and 2. I probably won’t make it past 16. Crazy huh? I grew up in the times where the church was heavily focused on Y2K and Jesus returning, … More Abundant Grace


First featured on day 19 💛 Christmas movies are my favorite. I love to sit down and put on a movie full or festive times, snowy days, and holiday cheer.  As I’m writing this I am watching the movie the Nativity. There’s this part in the movie when a woman that Mary was working … More Emmanuel