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To the Girl Who Feels Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018
Lavender Vines Valentine's Day

Let me tell you a little secret….I used to HATE Valentine’s Day. It didn’t help that I didn’t have a significant relationship until I was 21. Being perpetually single in high school and most of college was something that was not fun. Like, at all. You begin to question everything about yourself like, am I not attractive? Am I boring? What is wrong with me?! Maybe I should…

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21-Day Love Challenge

January 23, 2018
21 day love challenge

I am so excited for this 21-day love challenge! These challenges are designed to help you think of ways to be more loving, kind, and thoughtful towards your significant other. By doing these challenges you take the focus off of you, and instead put it towards how to love your significant other the way Jesus loves you. During this challenge, you’re going to put all of your energy into…

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The 20 BEST Bible Verses About LOVE

January 19, 2018
20 Bible Verses About Love

One day I decided to go through the Bible and find the BEST bible verses about love. Honestly, there are so many bible verses about love! I mean, love is literally mentioned everywhere in the bible. It’s a consistent and reoccurring theme. God loves us. In 1 John 4:16 it even says “God is love”. You’ll find that the best bible verses about love include a mixture of…

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5 Reasons Why Tithing Actually Blesses You

January 10, 2018
Tithing

Have you heard of tithing? Does even the mention of tithing make you feel a little uncomfortable? Maybe you even clicked on this post with a bit of hesitation, hoping it wouldn’t turn out to be a guilt trip for you to tithe more. Don’t worry, I am not going to make you feel guilty about anything. Instead, my friend, I am going to encourage you that you…

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18 Bible Verses about Giving Thanks

November 21, 2017
12 Bible Verses About Giving Thanks

There are so many wonderful bible verses about giving thanks to God! An important part of our walk with God is to thank Him for all that He has done. Although we should always have a grateful heart, Thanksgiving (and the holiday season) is the perfect time to reflect on this. 🙂 Let’s dive in! *featuring photos from my fall trip to Maine 18 Bible Verses about Giving…

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Checking In with FaithStay

July 19, 2017
FaithStay Accommodation

On a casual Thursday afternoon I opened my inbox to find an email from FaithStay. Having never heard of this company before, I was immediately intrigued. Reading further, I discovered that FaithStay operates similar to Airbnb. The difference is it specializes in connecting Christian hospitality around the world. What?! That’s genius. How did I not know about this? I love to travel, but sometimes it can be intimidating…

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An Interview with Pastor Leanne Matthesius from C3 San Diego

July 11, 2017
Pastor Leanne Matthesius, Pastor Jurgen Matthesius, C3 San Diego

I am so excited to have had the opportunity to interview the first lady of C3 San Diego, Pastor Leanne Matthesius. If you haven’t heard this woman preach, you are not likely to forget her. She has an energetic, witty humor, combined with a “keeping it real” style of preaching. I find her not only relatable, but extremely likable. After hearing Pastor Leanne for the first time, I walked away feeling…

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A Guide to Visiting Salvation Mountain

June 26, 2017
Visiting Salvation Mountain, California

Visiting Salvation Mountain has been high on my “to see” list since living in San Diego. While casually browsing through Instagram, I saw a photo of Salvation Mountain and thought it looked super unique and intriguing! Having never heard of it before, I immediately started googling and got excited when I found out it was only a few hour’s drive from San Diego, California. I quickly checked my calendar for…

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How to Live in Blessing after Disappointing God

June 7, 2017
How to live in blessing after disappointing God

That’s a wrap! Psych, not quite yet. But this is the final post in my 3-part series #TheKingDavidStory. If you missed the first two posts in the series, then let’s catch you up! You can check those out here: 1. The Secret Behind King David’s Fame >>In this post we recount the favor and blessing on King David’s life. We discuss exactly what separated David from others, and how…

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How to Understand God’s Heart

April 27, 2017
Joshua Tree National Park - How to Understand God's Heart

Welcome back to #TheKingDavidStory series! In this 3-week series I’m walking you through the story of King David’s life. His ups, and his downs. And we’ll discover why (after everything he’s done) he’s still considered a man after God’s own heart. Today we’re talking about how to understand God’s heart, even when we make mess up and make mistakes. *featuring photos from Joshua Tree National Park If you’re just tuning in, then you might…

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I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

April 16, 2017
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever

“Over the mountains and the sea, your river runs with love for me. And I will open up my heart and let the healer set me free. I’m happy to be in the truth, and I will gladly lift my hands. For I will always sing of when Your love came down.”     Jesus, I will sing of your love forever! Oh happy, happy day! Happy Easter,…