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The Why Behind the What

For the last four years I’ve been a full-time photographer…those are words I never thought I would say.
I get asked a lot how I got started, and honestly–I feel like that’s the best question to ask someone–Why did you start doing what you’re doing?
Photography for me has been this crazy journey. I wish I could say that it was my life-long dream to do this profession, or I was truly moved by some famous photo and in that moment…

The Skinny on Coconut Oil

I cannot count the times I’ve heard friends and strangers alike talk about how they’re “going natural” with their skin care routines. These routines usually consist of lathering coconut oil on their skin and scrubbing their faces with sugar or coffee grinds (insert wincing face here).

I’ll give coconut oil users credit, they sure are loyal. One of my friends used to wash her face with it, swoosh it around in her mouth as mouthwash, cook with it, and moisturizer…

The Five Most Powerful Words

I haven’t been a counselor for very long but in the short time I’ve been practicing, the majority of clients I’ve worked with have endured some really traumatic experiences in their lives.

It never ceases to amaze me how we never know what another person has gone through. The lady checking you out at the grocery store, the business man in the three-piece suit that you pass on the street who appears to have it all together, the college student…

Are Your Standards Too High?

You know those articles, Facebook, or Instagram posts that are so personal and transparent that you literally hit post, publish, or submit with one eye open and then pray that it doesn’t sound like complete babble?

Well, I did exactly that when I submitted this article to share with the Grit and Virtue blog. I rarely share publicly about the inner workings of my romantic relationships, but this article just flowed out of my heart and I knew I needed…

Letting Go

As some of you may have known I’ve had the privilege from time to time to contribute articles to various Christian online publications. One publication that is near and dear to my heart is Propel Women. When I lived in California I worked closely with this organization, and I love dearly the amazing crew of people who serve so selflessly day in and day out so women all around the globe can have a real encounter with Jesus.

In case…

A More Powerful Yes

It’s been a busy season to say the least.

It’s not uncommon that Friday arrives and I can’t even remember how I got there. It’s like when you’re so deep in thought while you’re driving that you get a case of auto-pilot amnesia or something (totally just made that up), and can’t even remember how you got to your destination.

I’m sure all of us have experienced busy seasons, or just busy lives, and like me, you discover how difficult it…

Move Your Mountain

Has God ever talked back to you?

You were right in the middle of asking him to do something in your life, and He seems to cop an attitude, and cut you off mid-sentence?

Well, for some reason, I feel like this happens to me more often than it probably should. And every time it does I’m left scratching my head and determined to understand what God could mean by his interruption.

At one time or another I’m sure we’ve all referenced God as our “mountain mover”….

Hope or Fear: What's it Gonna Be?

At this same time last year I was in a quandary of sorts.
I had been living in California for the last year and a half, and was two months shy of finishing my Counseling degree. For a year leading up to this point I had this mysterious but strong impression that something major was going to change in my circumstances that spring. But I had no clue what that would mean or what that change would look like.
I guess we could say that God…

3 Do's and Don'ts of Skin Care

In the last six years of being a licensed Esthetician (which, just to clarify is not to be confused with a statistician or Obstetrician…yup, that’s happened), I have heard some pretty interesting skin care routine stories from clients.

I’ve heard everything from clients washing their face with acetone, to using hand sanitizer on their face throughout the day, because they were convinced it would help with their acne (to which I then considered referring them to me for counseling services).

All…

It's Ok to Be Needy

Have you ever been convinced that because of how audacious your approach has been with God that somehow it was the same thing as being honest with Him?

I had this ah-huh moment recently concerning a prayer that I’m pretty sure I’ve prayed at least a million times. You know, it’s that prayer you offer with so much passion and fervor, and instead of it reaching heaven, it seems to hit the ceiling, bounce back, and smack you in the face?

Yes, that prayer.

You’ve tried bargaining, pleading, crying, and even giving…