S.O.A.P. Notes #10 {Ruth 3:11}

Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series! Today’s key scripture is Ruth 3:11 S: And now, my daughter, fear not. I will do for you all you require, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman…

He Came And Changed Everything

He came and changed everything… Family time is so important. I am grateful that holidays like Christmas give us a good excuse to put everything on hold in the busyness of life, and prioritize quality time with those we love. What about our Savior? If I’m being honest, it can often be difficult to connect…

Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday

There’s 12 days left before Christmas. How is that possible? 😳 This time of year might find you stressed out, off your usual routine, and trying to do #AllTheThings… Is all my shopping done? Are all the gifts wrapped? Are all the cards mailed? Do you have a plan for what you are bringing to…

S.O.A.P. Notes #9 {Deuteronomy 9:5-6} | “Perspective Shift”

Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series! Today’s key scripture is Deuteronomy 9:5-6 S: You are going in to take their land, but not because you are good and live right. You are going in, and the Lord your God is…

Transformation Is More Than Physical

I shared this #TransformationTuesday on my Instagram page this last week, but I know not everyone follows me there so I also wanted to share it here. There’s 14 years between these 2 photos. External proof that you should #LiftTheHeavyThings. However, the internal transformation, the mindset shift, and the personal growth that has occurred between…

Problems or Opportunities?

  This post is a collection of thoughts I had after listening to an episode of the Craig Groeschel Leadership podcast the other day. Here is the link to the episode in case you want to listen. What do you think when you see a problem? Does your mind go into worry mode, or do…

Willpower

  Willpower gets praised far more than I think it should. Why? Because it requires us to work against ourselves. Living a healthy lifestyle does not require you to be miserable. It does, however, require you to do a bit of investigative work and to persist through some trial and error in order to find…

The Hard Work

    Everyone is looking for the shortcut to their goal. Nobody wants to hear that the only shortcut *is* to do the work. Period. // The irony is that our happiness is actually found within the pursuit of the goal, not at the attainment of it. The more psychology studies human happiness and behavior,…

S.O.A.P. Notes #8 {1 John 5:21}

  Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series!   Today’s key scripture is 1 John 5:21 Before I dive into the S.O.A.P note on the very last verse found in 1 John 5, I want to give some…

Thoughts on Focus and Success

Society has trained us to believe that “busy” is normal… that success is only born of burning the candle at both ends. I would agree that going all in on things is necessary to make big changes at certain times, but focus is finite—you have to choose where it goes. Most of the time, we…

Re-framing Things + My Audible Library

For the last 4.5 years, I have commuted 1 hour each way to work (5 days a week). I have a love-hate relationship with my work commute… As an introvert* personality type, I love the alone time. As someone with limited free time, I hate the extra 2 hours it steals from my day. Looking…