Why I Listen To Podcasts and The Ones I Recommend

Why I Listen To Podcasts and The Ones I Recommend

I mean because if you're not listening to podcasts while you're cleaning, cooking, DRIVING, working out or whatever else, where you been, friend?!

My round up list of podcasts I'm enjoying are informative, mainly faith-based, and presented in a conversational type of way that makes it easy to follow while being challenged and inspired.

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How To Get Out Of Your Head (and stop overthinking everything)

How To Get Out Of Your Head (and stop overthinking everything)

Ever lay in bed, starring up at the ceiling and questioning EVERYTHING? Yeah, me too. And while eventually I may overthink myself to sleep like little kids that cry themselves to sleep, I end up waking up feeling defeated. God's been working this out in me and I'm praying this is a timely message for SOMEBODY out there, too. Maybe you.

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Why You Should Lean In

Why You Should Lean In

I don't know what this is. Honestly, I struggle in being a perfectionist AND indecisive. Lord, help me. So providing that as some context, you could see why I wouldn't be lying to you when I confess that it takes me WEEKS to finish and PUBLISH a single blog post. But this one, this one just sort of spilled out. And then I hit publish (within the same hour)!!

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6 Life Tips From The Psalms

6 Life Tips From The Psalms

Does what matters to God, matter to you? I ask myself this as I read the Bible. Cause truth be told, we read it or hear it and sometimes it feels like it goes one ear and out another. But for about a little over 3 months your girl was deep in the Psalms. I wanted to know what God was saying through the psalmists that each helped pen this book of the Bible...

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To The Dreamer Bound By Fear

To The Dreamer Bound By Fear

I'm a dreamer. I day dream more often than I probably should and I think BIG. But if I were to be completely honest, sometimes, my dreaming stops there. It ends where it started, in my mind. While dreaming is exhilirating, often the doubts of "that dream is a little overboard" or "that would be impossible" creep in. More often than I'd like to admit...

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The race, the perseverance, and the people rallying you on

The race, the perseverance, and the people rallying you on

Maybe for some, the end is the easiest, but it wasn't for me. The fact that I was just moments away from approaching the finish line, yet not quite there, sent this wave of exhaustion and weariness over me. One foot in front of the other, I had to keep going. Then, without even thinking it, I began murmering to myself:

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My story - the good, the bad, the redeemed

My story - the good, the bad, the redeemed

I never knew why he looked so sad up there. Jesus, that is, hanging on the cross. I wondered. Not knowing in the first place why He was even on it. The night before Halloween of 2002...

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My word + action plan for the year (and tips on how to discover your own).

My word + action plan for the year (and tips on how to discover your own).

Am I the only that didn't jump on the "one word for the year" bandwagon for the last 6 or so years? I'll admit, I do jump on trends often. I mean, hello, Instant Pot for Christmas: I got curious, saw it everywhere, and gave in. However, this whole idea of no resolutions and one word, eh... it seemed "overly spiritualized" at first to me. But apparently, this entire "pick one word" thing...

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Fall Looks From The South

Fall Looks From The South

Surely I'm not the only gal that checks the weather app when she wakes up, smiles with glee when she sees 57 degrees under her hometown's name but then instantly dreads the 86 degrees that await from 1 - 4 pm that same day. So, I decided my closet needed some pieces that work well during the months of the year where the south (Houston, Texas - specifically for me) is still deciding if it'll be hot or cold.

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Leading Women: Teaching Others

Leading Women: Teaching Others

Here we are! At the final post of my Leading Women blog series. Thanks for all your encouraging feed back. I've enjoyed sharing on this topic, so let jump right in!

Discipleship (or mentorship) is embedded into the structure of my local church. Christ’s Mercy Church, the church my husband and I planted in Katy, has three core values: Community, Transparency and Discipleship. Discipleship can only happen when one lives transparently in community with others. 

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Leading Women: Learning From Another

Leading Women: Learning From Another

About 6 years ago I took a chance. This leap of faith led to something greater than I could have imagined. It was a Wednesday night, the exact date, I can't recall. But what I do remember is this: I heard the voice of God as clear as day while in the worship portion of a Wednesday night service at the church I attended in college. In the middle of the third song, I heard God say:

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Leading Women: Why Discipleship Matters

Leading Women: Why Discipleship Matters

I don't think I've shared about this with y’all, yet. Which baffles me because it's been such a huge part of my life over the past 3 years. Or so I thought. Because as I looked back, I realized this has been infused in my life for well over a decade. I believe every woman wants to be led, and some women, in return, want to lead others. 

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20-something Lessons I Learned In My 20s

20-something Lessons I Learned In My 20s

...on August 19th, I turned 27. And let me tell you, I can feel 30 creeping closer and closer. With that said, I've decided to begin collecting some of the lessons I've been learning in my 20s. Here are 27 lessons I've learned so far (which I encourage you to embrace) and here's to many more... 
*raises her glass of Rose Lemonade and takes a sip*

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