trust & obey.

I posted a while back on Instagram about having faith even when life gets messy ( you can check out the insta post here >> @simplyhisdaughter ) and the more I thought of the post, the more I realized that the post needed more than just a small paragraph on Instagram. I believe that it is a topic [...]

be still.

Ahhh! It has been way too long once again. I hate it, I really do. It seems like every time you turn around, "life" gets in the way. But hey, I have learned to be joyful and thankful even in the midst of school and crazy to do lists. Here's a little update on my [...]

cowboy cookies.

These cookies are amazing! Cowboy Cookies are soft, gooey, chewy, and loaded with a variety of flavors and textures — from oats and coconut to chocolate chips and pecans — which make them hearty and totally addictive! This recipe makes a huge batch, and is also loaded with so many goodies that you can be assured that there’s a [...]

make it matter.

Last night, something really changed some of my perspectives. I had not planned on spending my fourth of July evening watching Joey and Rory's movie, but I am so glad that I did. Watching a family walk through what Joey and Rory walked through was absolutely heart wrenching. Seeing Joey have baby Indiana and then [...]

cheesecake filled chocolate bundt cake.

I made this cake for Father's Day, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! You can't beat this cheesecake filled chocolate bundt cake with its rich yet tender chocolate cake, surprise cheesecake filling, and thick fudgy glaze? YUM! That's my kind of cake, and I hope it's yours too. Ingredients. *Yield 12 servings* for the filling: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]