The worst year of my life happened 3 years ago. It was 2016 and I truly had hit rock bottom. To say I was far away from Jesus was an understatement. Looking back now, I see the grace that God had on my life. The times where I’d cry out thinking there wasn’t an answer, sitting in silence waiting for something to come and save me.Read More
Community. People crave it... To be connected and involved. To have a place of cultivation. Our hearts long to be accepted, understood, loved, and tended to. To have this, we will need to move past being fully understood by others in order to be accepted by them. Community doesn’t place people they love in a box.Read More
Growing up, my mom used to read a story about a king and his kingdom, complete with a princess and three daring young knights all hoping to win the fair maiden’s hand in marriage. One day, the prince challenged the brave knights to a quest that would reveal to his father the king, which of them was worthy of his sister's hand. The first knight was known for his strength, another for his swiftness, and the third for his wisdom.Read More
Today we are kicking off the new year with Be The Girl Who Seeks Wisdom. This can be a topic that we often see as “obvious”. Of course we are too seek Biblical wisdom in all that we do, but as often as we can think it is obvious is as often as we can forget in our day to day.Read More
Although summer in the American South can seem unending, autumn always comes around, if only for a week or two. And as surely as the days grow milder and nights start to snap, my craving for ginger cookies arises.Read More
Under the stars on the Delight House porch, a chilly fall night brought almost seventy people from the community to join us for a Girlfriends Night Out. Hot cider, donuts, cozy blankets, and live music from the talented Holly Starr encapsulated this night with so much warmth and laughter.Read More
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And with time ticking down on holiday preparations, we decided to put together a little gift guide featuring some of our favorite products and gifts for this holiday season. So whether you are shopping for a young woman in your life or looking to add a few items to your own Christmas list, we’ve got you covered.Read More
This month’s theme is the Heart of Discipline. Discipline can be tough; am I right? Staying firmly planted in the midst of temptation, and rooted in Christ through difficult times, isn’t always easy, but it is well worth it.Read More
I still basically struggle to believe in God on a daily basis. There is a good chunk of me that is caught in the lie that says I’m crazy to believe in God, Heaven, sin, and eternity despite all the evidence. This makes treasuring God really hard sometimes. As an author once wrote of the Devil, “... so he not only speaks what is false. He hides what is true. He keeps us from seeing the treasure of the gospel. He lets us see facts, even proofs, but not preciousness.”Read More
I had almost missed it. Almost missed the beat of His heart. But there it was, on the page, jumping out from the black-and-white squares with faces in each one. We sat in a circle, praying for each high school student in the yearbook. Praying for them, their daily lives, what they encounter in the halls of the school. Praying that ultimately, God would reveal Himself to them.Read More
Eight years ago, I changed the course of my life and decided to pursue a creative path. It was beating on my heart for so long but I had barely listened to it. Then, after a season of questioning and wrestling, I started hearing the voice inside – the voice that wanted to create.
I didn’t know what I was doing, but after getting to this point (the point of taking a leap), I just started taking one step at a time. I didn’t even know if it would be successful. But all I knew was something in my heart wanted to be free – and this was the path I had to walk on. So I did. One step at a time.Read More
What does serving mean to you? Is serving doing things in the limelight so people notice you? Or is it doing the little things that you may never get recognition from? Do you clean the bathroom just when people are around to notice? Or do you change the toilet paper in the stall while no one can see you? I believe having the heart of serving is more than just serving other people. It is living in an obedience of service. Before we tackle what serving means to us, I believe we should tackle who we are serving for. The Bible says that we shouldn’t serve two masters.Read More
Driving to the airport on the day of the Delight & Be Understood workshop, I had a lot going on at home and I struggled with doubts about going. Even so, I had peace that God had led me to sign up for the workshop months ago and that there was purpose in the timing of the trip, so I flew out to a little Washington airport on a Friday morning. Meeting up with the other attendees in the airport felt like a reunion, even though we hadn’t met aside from brief Facebook conversations.Read More
It is no coincidence that this theme has landed on the month of November. A month that is focused on giving thanks and generosity to those around us.
In order for us to understand a true and pure heart of service we must look to none other than the cross. You see the greatest example of a serving heart that this world will ever know, was done from a heart of sacrifice.Read More
This month's theme is The Heart of Serving. This playlist is full of songs about serving our Lord and other people. How much better would our lives be if we had a heart that serves? I pray that our Lord would enlighten your heart with ways that you can serve as you listen to these wonderful songs.
I have been there. I have been on my knees, pleading for God to take it all away. I have been in the car, radio turned off and tears streaming down my face. I have been laying in my bed, fighting to fall asleep and unable to breathe the heavy weight off my chest. I have been walking down the sidewalk, looking around and silently wondering where God is. We have all been there. We have all wondered at one time or another why surrender is so hard, difficult, and emotional. We have all thought about the freedom on the other side, but fell short because we did not know how to get there. Maybe we didn’t even want to get there. We are comfortable in our fear and restoration is a far away dream.Read More
Every year, I notice the way the leaves fall from the trees. Falling, falling, falling – with a gentle grace. I watch them as they glisten in the auburn sun. They appear almost buoyant, carried by the wind. The way they seem to surrender to the earth – without care – it reminds me of a grace I wish my heart held more of the time.Read More
Thinking back, I never liked surrendering... because in a sense, I thought it was like giving up. But once I truly met Jesus, I realized surrendering was actually allowing me to get closer to Him. Surrendering is coming to a point where you say, “Jesus, I can’t and I won’t do this if You’re not in it. You are the only thing I want/need, and I am choosing You.”Read More
Have you ever wanted to do something but you let insecurity or fear get in the way?
I grew up loving to write. I loved to imagine traveling to exotic places- destinations like Hawaii, China, and the local mall. I started writing love stories when I started seriously falling in love – you know, around the age of ten. I won some awards in grade school that earned me some recognition and a free meal at McDonalds one year. I designed and created my own magazine and was delighted over my sole subscriber- my grandma. I was going to be a published author one day- I just knew it.Read More
We’re growing the Delight & Be team! There are several positions available, but we want to share our the heart first. Delight & Be is a nonprofit which exists to equip teen girls 16-22. We purpose to be intentional about discipling young women and encouraging them to pursue the calling that God has placed on their hearts. We strive to express the Father’s creativity though the gifts and talents that He has given us and foster community.Read More