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In Relentless Pursuit of My Passion

 

Passion.

I’ve always heard that word and felt super inspired. Like wow. Yes, passion, let’s do this thing! But do you ever feel like your “passion” isn’t going anywhere, or isn’t ever enough?

I’ve been pursuing a professional career in the performing arts since I was nine, and even before I knew exactly how to categorize it, I could feel a calling deep inside me: a passion.

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Victory on the Dance Floor

When I was in 6th grade, I went to my very first dance.  I watched as all of the boys and girls found partners, and began swaying an arms length apart from each other.  My mom had insisted on coming to the dance with me, and she made it clear that if I wanted to go, she had to go to. I learned in that moment, that boys don’t ask girls to dance if their mom is hovering over them.  I think mom knew that. And I also think that’s why dad bought me a huge wrist corsage that night.  He knew the night was a big deal for me, and he wanted me to have something pretty to stare at just in case no one asked his little girl to dance.

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How I Faced My Biggest Bully

I met this girl many years ago, although I don’t really remember how or when she became such a huge influence in my life. Nonetheless, here we are. She’s ruthless, cold-blooded, and extremely detrimental. She’s insulting and, frankly, she’s just annoying, and I can’t seem to get her words out of my head. I know I should just let her comments roll off my back, but they seem to come with a weight that I cannot carry on my own. She and I grew up together. In fact, we used to be really great friends. We’ve been through everything together. She used to give me great advice and comfort me when things weren’t going the way they should. She never left my side. We kept each other’s secrets and shared each other’s stories. Our conversations would go on for hours on end, causing many sleepless nights. She adored me.

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5 Qualities of Healthy Friendships

1 Corinthians 10:31 says “whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

I find myself chuckling in this verse because Paul uses such a seemingly smaller part of our day, and uses it as a way to challenge us in how we approach our everyday actions. I realized that if he used a smaller example such as eating and drinking, that should call me to look at my life and assess how I am giving glory to God in ways that are more than just my breakfast choices.

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3 Powerful Reasons to Be Content in Singleness

My sisters always joked I was going to be an old maid by the time I found a man that met my standards. Sometimes, I believed them, and wondered if I was going to be single forever. What kept me going was a sense that God knew best and that worrying wasn’t going to get me far. It turns out learning to be content in singleness was the best thing I could have done.

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To The Girl Facing Mental Illness Every Day

To the girl who faces mental illness every day:

You are not alone.

I have been in your shoes. I have walked this road my whole life, and I have fought that battle to get out of bed in the morning, to stand through the trembling anxiety, to keep breathing when depression wanted to strangle me. It is a real battle. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you it isn’t.

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Why Singleness is Worth Embracing

We are all given a story to share, challenges to overcome, and a purpose to pursue; all thanks to our Heavenly Father. Over the last couple of years, I have felt as though God has laid something within my heart that is meant to be shared for a deeper purpose, for myself to recognize and for others who may relate. The season of single young adulthood.

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Will God Make My Dreams Come True?

Dreams have been on my mind a lot lately. Not the kind you have while you sleep, but the kind that keep you from sleeping. The kind that make you stay up all night imagining what you could be, what you could do, and what you could accomplish. The ones that make your heart beat faster. The ones you see other people accomplishing and you think, “That’s it. That’s what I want my life to look like.” The dream of getting married and starting a family. The dream of publishing a book. The dream of becoming a speaker. The dream of starting a business. The dream of being a singer-songwriter.

It’s fun to dream, right? It’s fun to sit there and think about all these amazing things you want to do. It’s fun until all these dreams of yours are going nowhere. It’s fun until you see somebody else living the life you dreamed for yourself.

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