Mindful Living Challenge – Utilizing The Present {Week Seven}

“We waste so many days waiting for the weekend. So many nights wanting morning. Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.” – Joshua Glenn Clark Recently, I decided that I want to begin living in the present moment. I cannot fix the past. I cannot predict the future. And it hurts … More Mindful Living Challenge – Utilizing The Present {Week Seven}

Mindful Living Challenge – Being A Patient Driver {Week Six}

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin I am one out of the millions of drivers in the metro Atlanta area. That fact alone has exposed me to a LOT of different situations on the road in my nearly … More Mindful Living Challenge – Being A Patient Driver {Week Six}

To College Or Not To College: Godly Advice From A Christian Teenager

“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!” – Psalm 31:24 (If I had come across a post like this when I was in high school, I would have benefited from it immensely. That’s why it’s my goal on Dreaming of Guatemala to share … More To College Or Not To College: Godly Advice From A Christian Teenager

Mindful Living Challenge – Giving Genuine Feedback {Week Five}

“There is something really powerful about people who are genuine.” I absolutely love genuine people. When I share something that’s on my heart with an individual and they light up in response, there’s scarcely a better feeling in the world. When you know that someone else loves and cares about what you care about, there’s magic in … More Mindful Living Challenge – Giving Genuine Feedback {Week Five}

Mindful Living Challenge – Maintaining Good Posture {Week Four}

“Posture has such a big impact on the way people perceive you.” – Mary Helen Bowers Did you straighten your back when you read the title? (I know I did!) My dad’s been reminding me to stand up straight since I was a little girl. I’d listen for a moment, straightening my back and lifting … More Mindful Living Challenge – Maintaining Good Posture {Week Four}

Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup For A Year + What It Taught Me

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren I have suffered from lingering allergies and sensitivities my entire life. Every day, I am in some way affected by how my body responds to my environment. Whether it’s triggered by something I ate, something … More Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup For A Year + What It Taught Me

Mindful Living Challenge – Maintaining Eye Contact {Week Two}

“The people whose first instinct is to smile when you make eye contact with them are earth’s greatest treasures.” – Unknown The thing I always love the most about people are their eyes. People may have great hair, an amazing figure, shining white teeth, or the funniest laugh you’ve ever heard, but I have yet … More Mindful Living Challenge – Maintaining Eye Contact {Week Two}

Mindful Living Challenge – Reducing Screen Time {Week One}

“Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.” – Rachel Naomi Remen Early last month, I got some soap in my eye. Strange way to start a post, huh? Haha! But it’s true, I tell you – I was just casually washing my face, and right into my eye the … More Mindful Living Challenge – Reducing Screen Time {Week One}

My Outreach Ministry

“God will not give you a talent and then fail to give you opportunities for discovering, using, developing, practicing, and perfecting it.” – Dr. Charles Stanley I’ve been wondering, for quite a while, how the Lord would use what He’s given me to glorify Him. My relationship with Him began about seven years ago, although … More My Outreach Ministry