Dear single girl

I know today is your favorite day of the year. There’s nothing you look forward to more than seeing everyone confess their love to each other all over social media. That you just love walking into stores and seeing roses, chocolates and heart shaped balloons taking over the aisles. That you just love the cliché…

I may never wear a wedding dress

Last year as I was sitting around a table drinking tea and sharing what was going on in my life with my mentor she told me something that I will never forget. Something so unbelievably awful I couldn’t believe she had the nerve to utter it out loud. She said six simple, yet profound words.…

You are beautiful {just the way you are}

Hate is a strong word but I hated this girl growing up. I couldn’t stand who she was and what she represented. I hated the fact that she was the reason behind so many young girls starting dieting at age 8. Spending hours shopping at the mall. Staring in that mirror every morning and looking…

Power of Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” …and there goes one of the most popular and well-known lies of all time. The truth is no matter how much we pretend that words don’t hurt, no matter how hard we try to forget words that people spoke against us, no…

We Would Rather Have Ryan Gosling as Our Jesus

By Guest Blogger: Emily Sledge I used to cry myself to sleep all the time, desperately jealous of people in happy relationships. I watched friends and people on TV, and it seemed practically everyone but ME had someone. It made me a little obsessed with the movie “The Notebook,” too. Especially the rain scene – remember,…

Praying for your husband

Half a year ago I was sitting in my room grading some worksheets we had given our teens from church as homework and I came across one of my girl’s papers on which I read something that made me put everything down and just stop and think. I don’t know what question it was responding to but…

“I want to be beautiful”

You know there’s something twisted with the world we live in when before little girls learn to read and write they learn how to put on make-up, spray tan themselves, and wear fake hair. Where before they are taught to develop their character they are taught to develop their awareness of reaching their ideal beauty…

Part 2: She Budgets Wisely

Bank of America, Chase, BECU, Wells Fargo, Columbia Bank, U.S. Bank… I’m sure we’ve all heard of these. Have an account at one of them. Hopefully have some money stored up in those accounts as well 😉 My personal favorite bank? Unfortunately it doesn’t even happen to be listed above: The bank of Anna’s father.…

Becoming: Proverbs 31 Girl ✓

Growing up I always had the mentality that Proverbs 31 was qualities that a wife and mother needed to have. Whenever I read that chapter I always thought to myself “Wow, what an amazing woman of God – I’m going to have a LOT to work on to keep up with the standards that she sets”.…

The Husband List

People always recommend making a list of specific things to pray for in a future spouse. So a while ago I decided to come up with my specific “husband list”… it took me many days of thinking, praying, getting advice from people to come up with this list of the qualities I want in the person…