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Satisfied in Singleness

“You got: Affectionate Mom” I was really excited when one of those Buzzfeed quizzes popped up on my Facebook newsfeed saying, “Go on a Costco Adventure and We’ll Tell You What Kind of Mom You’ll Be.” I went on a fake shopping trip and picked out food for my imaginary family, and even splurged on… Continue reading Satisfied in Singleness

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Love Is

Love is patient,  love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,  it is not easily angered,  it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil  but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always… Continue reading Love Is

Christian Fiction Reader's Retreat · Event

Survival Tips from a CFRR Addict

The Christian Fiction Readers Retreat is exactly one week away and the excitement is overflowing! On August 12th, authors and readers will be gathering together in Cincinnati, Ohio for an exciting event filled with author panels, book signings, and a lot of #FOAFA (Freaking Out and Flailing About–a hasthag I coined last year). For those of you… Continue reading Survival Tips from a CFRR Addict

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When You Don’t Feel Like Enough

In the quiet of the morning, I walked my family’s dog around the neighborhood as I thought about the events of this past summer and my future leading up to and after graduation this December. Then, all of the sudden, the crippling doubts began to creep up on me. As someone who has struggled with… Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like Enough

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For the Inward Perfectionist

I was talking to Meghan the other day about how crazy my life has been, and she mentioned something about our "perfectionist tendencies." I immediately thought, Me a perfectionist? Definitely not.  When I think of a perfectionist, I think of someone who must have everything labeled and organized. I think of a person who keeps everything in… Continue reading For the Inward Perfectionist

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Dear Future Husband

Dear Future Husband, I hope that when we meet, it’s uncomplicated. We strike up a conversation and then go our separate ways, but I hope that there’s something about that moment that you keep going back to. I hope our love story is simple. When we begin to hang out, I hope that it’s casual.… Continue reading Dear Future Husband

Behind The Scenes

Confessions of a Bethany House Publishers Intern

I just spent a whole hour packing and weighing envelopes, receiving a few paper cuts in the process. And you know what? I was beaming almost the entire time. This summer I took an internship at Bethany House Publishers—one of the most esteemed Christian publishing companies in the industry; they’ve held their ranking near the… Continue reading Confessions of a Bethany House Publishers Intern

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For When You Can’t Bring Yourself to Sing

I hate to admit this, but I haven't attended church in weeks and have hardly cracked my Bible since then. I wake up with no motivation to put on a face that the world will find acceptable and feel so fed up with myself for not being a perfect Christian to the point where I… Continue reading For When You Can’t Bring Yourself to Sing

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Flawed Expectations

Love for the Lord. Humor. Spontaneity. Kindness. Empathy. Consistency. These are just a few of the things on my checklist of what I look for in a potential relationship. For years and years, I prayed for this ideal man. I knew that any relationship I entered into would be because I see potential in them… Continue reading Flawed Expectations

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Grace Upon Grace

In a Facebook group chat full of authors, readers, and bloggers alike, the everyday conversation is intriguing and hilarious, to say the least. The conversations brew with topics of books, writing problems, fangirling over Chris Evans, amusing life stories, and daily occurrences. This is how Meghan Gorecki and I built our friendship from the first […]