the top 7 books of my lifetime

There are the books that keep coming back to me. Their pages contain sentences forever etched into the crevices of my heart. They keep piecing me together in ways I didn’t know I was broken, begging me to pull them off the shelf for the thousandth time.

on all the talk about self-love (this post probably isn’t what you think)

If your Instagram feed looks anything like mine, it’s often saturated with this continual theme and phrase: “self love.” It’s the anthem of our generation, and I think it’s something that causes a bit of confusion for young Christians. I hope this helps you think through this is a kind, generous, and truthful way.


to the bride who lost her original wedding to COVID-19: yearning for a different wedding

Though I cried alone and with Kyle the entire week, I was silently criticizing myself the entire time. I shouldn’t be so shook. I should have it together. I shouldn’t be this upset. I don’t deserve to ask anything from God— I need to get it together first and stop idolizing my wedding day.I am writing this for them, and for every girl who felt silly for mourning the wedding day they had planned on and hoped for. Here are two very important things I want you to know, and I wish I had believed.

how to give meaningful gifts this holiday season

I love when a gift screams “I know you well, I care about you deeply, and I’ve noticed this about you.” I spend a lot of energy trying to make my gifts do just that. I realize quality gift-giving doesn’t come naturally to most people.

With the wisdom I’ve gathered along my gift-giving journeys, I decided to put together this little guide to help you brainstorm ideas for this holiday season.