lessons with Emily.

Camp was one word. Amazing! Like really amazing! But honestly, how do you not have a great time at The Wilds?! Thank you so much to all of you that prayed for me and my youth group this past week. We all appreciated it very much! The theme for this Summer at camp was "joy," [...]

breaking of self.

Hey there! It has been awhile since one of my normal blog posts, so here is a little peek into what has been going on in my life lately... First off, I am going to start off with something that has been on my heart lately. Recently my Pastor preached a sermon that contained these words: "God [...]

nutella banana swirl muffins.

Oh my, these muffins are fantastic! I am a huge Nutella holic, like obsessively, but who isn't? These muffins are sure to make any kind of morning just a tad bit brighter. I made these for my Sunday School class and everyone loved them! >> So whether you are making them for your breakfast or for a brunch party, they are sure to be [...]

the old rugged cross.

No matter how busy we are, our hearts will be still and rest. Resting in the cross because it is our only hope. Clinging to the cross because in our darkest, He loves us. Hoping in the cross because our sins that nailed His hands to the tree are forgiven full and free, and this [...]

my latest reads.

books. books. books. and more books! I seriously have a crazy obsession! I read in the car, while walking through the grocery store, or even while walking down the sidewalk. Really though, I do all of the above. So, today I thought I would share with you a few of my latest reads and also how crazy in love I [...]

the making or breaking of my identity.

{identity} noun: the fact of being who or what a person or thing is. Having true assurance that your identity belongs to Christ, has been something that has been on my mind a lot lately. *Side Note: If you want to read a great book about Living Loved and having true identity in Christ, be sure [...]

Christ, my solid Rock.

  Christ, My Solid Rock. I'm Currently reading the book: Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris. Oh my, what an incredible book!  I highly recommend it. I was about to start reading the second chapter, when the title caught my eye. "What would I build my life on?" I dove right into the pages and was immediately engrossed in every [...]

just give me Jesus.

Just Give Me Jesus. I am broken and I can't seem to get myself out of this rut that I'm in. Help, what do I do?! WAIT...I can't do anything on my own. I am broken and in need of a Savior! Sinner. As a sinful corrupt human, I must come to the place where I realize that I'm worth nothing, and [...]

pray, & give it to Jesus.

 Pray, & give it to Jesus. Oh, don't worry... I've got this... I know what I'm doing. I can do anything and basically conquer the world! Doesn't this sound pretty accurate? Sadly, I think a lot of us have this mind-set. We think we can do everything all on our own, and we sure don't want [...]

here I am Lord, use me.

"Here I am Lord, use me." I absolutely love that!  As senior year and graduation is fastly approaching, thoughts of my future are frequently on my mind. To be honest, the thought of having to pick a college and decide what I'm going to major in, is a bit overwhelming and truly does scare me. Not to mention [...]