I Found My Life When I Laid It Down (Part 2)

City of Children

If you missed Monday’s post, click here to catch up on my mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico.  Tuesday, July 21st Morning Prayer I’m trying not to count down the days until I leave. That’s a big temptation of mine this week. Plus it’s only Tuesday & I have a ways to go until Friday. I […]

I Found My Life When I Laid It Down (Part 1)

I Found My Life When I Laid it Down

Last week, I was in Mexico on a mission trip with my church/job to a home for orphaned children called The City of Children. I’m going to totally honest with you: I did not want to go. At all. The kids would ask me if I was going to go during sign up days & […]

DIY Pillows Roundup

DIY Pillows Roundup

My poor bed needs some TLC. I while back, I bought a beautiful quilt from Marshall’s and I’ve loved it ever since….despite the fact that I can’t find any pillows or shams to match it! I love pillows on my bed. Lots and lots of pillows. The pillows on my bed right now are random […]

7 Key Benefits of Being Single

7 Key Benefits of Being Single

I get so easily sucked into the negativity of being single…. Aww I want a boyfriend Awww I want a husband to bring me flowers Awwww I want a baby to snuggle with Awwwww I want a minivan …well maybe not the minivan, but you get the idea.  Sometimes I keep these thoughts to myself, […]

5 Tips for Busy Cowards

5 Tips for Busy Cowards

Hello. My name is Lauren and I’m a busy coward. I consume my day, busy with so many things that have a tendency of being counterproductive. Are you going places…but not really getting anywhere? Is your time filled up with so many things but it seems like you’re not making any kind of progress? Do […]

5 Secrets About Confession

5 Secrets About Confession

There’s something remarkable about confession, but also something extremely scary & vulnerable about it. The very essence of the word means to pour out something you’d prefer to stay concealed, hidden, & never to be seen again. Confession is not an easy practice but it’s a necessary one, especially in our walk with God. Even to […]

Sparkling Peach Mint Tea

Sparkling Peach Mint Sweet Tea

It’s been a nice kind of “summer hot” these past few days. Just right for lounging around by the poolside. These kind of summer days in the South are also perfect for sweet tea (as if you need a reason for sweet tea!) I’ve never made iced sweet tea from scratch before so I thought […]

How to Completely Turn Around Your Sucky Day

How to Completely Turn Around Your Sucky Day

We all have sucky days every now & then. I can always tell if my day is going to be sucky by what I say to God in my morning prayers. If it’s optimistic, hopeful, & loving, I’m probably going to have a pretty good day. If it’s raw, depressing, & desperate, I’m pretty sure […]

Trying vs. Trusting

Trying vs. Trusting

I got my learner’s permit at age 15 and my driver’s license at age 16. I was a pretty good driver for a teenage girl. I was safe, defensive, & cautious. But it wasn’t until it was time for me to go to college that I drove on an actual interstate. I kid you not, […]

Moving Forward: One Year After a Big Breakup

Moving Forward: One Year After A Big Breakup

By no means had I planned on breaking up with him that day. I had been praying & talking to others about it, so I knew it was coming. I just wasn’t expecting it that soon. But feeling led to, as hard and as painful as it was, I left a relationship I had been […]