Why Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Disturbs Me

ariana grande

Ariana Grande is a queen in the pop community. From her sassy ponytail, to the fact that her songs constantly and consistently climb the charts. Many would tell you that she is a woman they took up to.

While I’ve never been one to seek out that kind of music, I do occasionally enjoy some secular pop. Especially when it hits the spot for musicality. Hello, Imagine Dragons. But I tend to be careful of lyrics that are usually overtly or sexually explicit.

But I do work in a secular workplace where ‘new pop’ is the radio station of choice, so I often hear all the new hits. And when I heard Ariana Grande’s new song, my stomach turned over.Read More »

WIP Mood Board // SAFE

WIP Mood BOard

Hello my lovelies! I’m here with a special treat for you! I have a wip novel that I am (no-duh) working on. 😀 I actually had the opportunity to pitch it to a publisher and they are *interested* in it! Which means, over the next month or so, I will be re-grooming this book and getting it ready to submit to them. I thought I would share with you my mood board for it and some inspiration pictures since, to date, this is probably my all time favorite WIP pinterest board that I have curated. It just gives me all the feels and I instantly feel like I am in the book. Which is awesome and the purpose of these things, right? Without further ado, here is the working title and synopsis for your enjoyment!Read More »

Living In Relationship With God

Living in relationship with God

I feel like I’ve talked on this topic before, but it has been striking home to me more of late. But, first, there is something that I must stress to you.

God is a relational God. What that means, my dear ones, is that He is seeking you. He is chasing after you, desiring you to turn to Him and to create a relationship with Him. He loves you THAT much. He wants to see your face, to hold your heart in His hands, to be in communion with your spirit. Not because he wants to keep tabs on you. Not because He wants to make sure you are doing all the right things. Not because He is waiting for you to mess up.Read More »

Listen and Obey // Hearing God’s Voice

Listen and Obey

This topic is so far reaching and I could speak so much about it. Part of the purpose of this blog is to share my heart with you and this is something that has been becoming more and more a part of my life as God continues to do more and pour our more of His spirit on me and my family. I’ll start off by telling you a little story because one of the things that builds our faith is by hearing the stories of how God works in His children’s lives encourages us.

There are so many times in life when I don’t obey God’s voice, so I’m not perfect and I am still learning, but this past weekend, I had a huge opportunity that I was so thankful I didn’t blow past.Read More »

Why I Want To Homeschool: Learning Types


This might be an interesting post and I will try to make as much sense as possible,
I am coming at this from two different angles.
One. Every person learns differently. If you are like me, I learn things by experience. I need to do them myself to really get the hang of it and understand after someone tells or shows me how to do something. In my family, since there were 9 kids, I found it very interesting as it gave me a front row seat to see how so many different people did everything just a little bit different.Read More »

Why I Want To Homeschool: Freedom


Growing up, this was a huge, important part of our School routine. There was so much freedom and flexibility, that I honestly am so excited to homeschool my kids and set our own schedule.

If someone needed a doctor appt, but the only openings were doing school hours, we just shifted our school time to afterwards. Lots of activities are way less crowded if you go during school hours. If you have a special field trip or event, planning it during normal school hours and making up for it later was a fabulous way to get in activities and beat the crowds.Read More »