2,676.5 miles away from home, I find myself in the quaint, little Bavarian town of Leavenworth Washington. For this trip, for every trip, I pack literally everything. This includes and is not limited to make up, jewelry, clothes, shoes, hats, hair stuff, face products, those precious Young Living oils, your Bible you’ve had for over a decade, toiletries, a camera charger, retainers, you name it! Now, imagine getting to your final flight destination, going up to baggage claim and eagerly watching bag after bag come down the belt. Your bag must be last, right? It’s there, right? but it doesn’t ever come. The belt shuts off and the luggage-dropping port hole closes. You are immediately disheartened with an “oh no, this can’t be” stab in the gut kind of feeling.Read More
It’s been a few weeks since I got back from the Delight Retreat and I still think about it every
day. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and I almost didn’t go. Not because I didn’t
think it would be fun, in fact, I thought it would be the trip of a lifetime. But, I struggle with an
anxiety disorder and the thought of flying across the country to spend the weekend with girls
I’d never met before was terrifying.
There are countless people who worked behind the scenes to prepare and provide for our annual retreat, and it has not gone unnoticed! In particular, we are so incredibly grateful to all of our amazing vendors for their kindness and support. We want to give a massive ‘thank you’ to all of these brands & businesses who came alongside Delight to bless our attendees and fill their grab bags with incredible gifts. It is so humbling and heartwarming for us girls to arrive to the retreat and find these sweet gifts on our beds. Let's take a look at each of these beautiful gifts that were so graciously given!Read More
It's been a year for the books for Delight & Be and looking back fills our hearts to see all our God has done in 2017. Many lives changed where changed: we had 40 girls attend a Delight retreat or workshop. Our online group has reached over 1,200+ girls. Not to mention, the exciting productions we've been able to put out this year.Read More
If I were to describe the Delight & Be Intentional workshop in one word, it would be encouragement. As soon as the workshop was announced, I knew I had to go. I had been wanting to attend a workshop for quite a while, but the previous ones didn’t feel quite right. God tugged on my heart for this one though, and I signed up.
Coming into the workshop, I was nervous and uncertain. I wasn’t sure if I would connect with the other girls attending, and I was uncertain about what exactly I was getting into. Last October, I attended a Delight Retreat in Tennessee (and it was amazing!) but everyone there agreed that workshops in Washington were a completely different experience. Well I’m happy to report: they were 100% right.Read More
Since joining the Delight community in 2013, checking into the Facebook group has become just as much a part of my daily routine as brushing my teeth! Even though I hadn’t met any of these girls personally, we were connected by our desire to follow Christ and our common creative interests and similar day-to-day lives. In fact, it was by interacting with these passionate, talented girls that my own dreams of pursuing photography grew and blossomed. But more importantly, to see girls my own age and even younger let down their guard and be open and real about their lives, fears, hopes, and struggles was like a breath of fresh air to the girl who always sought and yearned for deeper, more meaningful connections with people. Prayer requests, hilarious threads, and testimonial videos flew around on a daily basis, and pretty soon I was checking into Facebook for Delight more than anything else!Read More