Don’t Run Away

Life is filled with a number of wonderful memories and joy that we can’t contain, but it’s also full of pain and tough times that feel like they’ll never end. And when those struggles hit, don’t let them cause you to give up hope or run away. Quitting often seems like the best solution—it’s usually…

The Christian Dating Cliche: Guard Your Heart

I call it a cliche, but it’s a rule to live by: Guard your heart. When I was 15 years old, I found myself heartbroken for the second time in a year. Out of nowhere, the guy I had been dating (who I thought was so different than my ex-boyfriend) dumped me. He said God…

Be Brave Enough to Pursue Your Dreams

It’s really easy to get comfortable and set in your ways—there’s safety and familiarity in the areas of life that you know well. But what about those places and situations with which you aren’t familiar but want to be? What about those dreams you have that seem pretty unattainable on many levels—the ones that you…

Don’t Rush Life

When you’re a little kid and even a teenager, life seems to go by much more slowly than you would like. You wait in line forever for that ride at the amusement park. It takes forever for your mom to get home with or finish cooking dinner. It seems like forever before Christmas gets here…