Illustrated Blog Posts written in Austin TX
Surrendering to God When I Didn’t Trust Him Yet
August 12, 2020
Hello, this blog post is on the more vulnerable side and gives a glimpse into my past. There were several years after leaving the cult I grew up in that I found it very hard to really trust God. This blog post is about how I surrendered to God even though I didn’t fully trust Him yet.
A Covid 19 Wedding Day
May 9, 2020
Hello sweet friends! This blog post is about a covid-19 wedding day. Not what we originally planned, but it was a very good day.
Is this the End of the World?
April 22, 2020
What do all these pandemic events happening now mean? Is it possible that this is the end of the World? In this post, I compare and contrast this difficult season with other times in my life when I thought it was the end. I will share with you some scripture and how, as a Christian, you can take hope even if it was ‘the end of the world’.
In The World but Not of it
April 3, 2020
What does that popular phrase mean? In this blog post I’ll explain what I think it doesn’t mean – including how that phrase was used in the cult I grew up in (The Message/Branhamism) and tell you about what I think it should mean in a Christian context.
We’re Getting Married!
March 21, 2020
My boyfriend proposed to me on October 26th, 2019 and I said yes! Today we are celebrating 17 months from our first date. ❤
It’s been a long time since my last blog post, and a lot has happened. In this blog post, I’ll tell you a little about how this relationship came to be and share a little unsolicited relationship advice with ya’ll.
My Top 25 Favorite books
August 18, 2019
I’ve mentioned before that I’m an avid reader, so I’ve made a comprehensive list of my favorite books so you can read them too! Let me know which ones you’ve read, and what ones I should add to my reading list!
How I wrote a book in less than 6 months
August 5, 2019
One of the frequently asked questions since my book launch is how do you even publish a book? People have told me that it’s been a desire of theirs for awhile… Are you one of those people? This post is to share my process and hopefully make book writing just a little more accessible.
Writing a Memoir
June 13, 2019
Hello sweet friends!
It has been several months since I’ve written a blog post. For my readers who don’t know, I’ve written a book. It seemed imprudent to be writing a blog post when I dedicated myself to finishing my manuscript. As it is now, we are a few short weeks from launch, so I am back on the blog!
Why Church Going is all That
January 11, 2019
I’m starting off the first post of the year by reflecting on an old post I did, and talking about why I value Christian community. Read Here.
Painting some Perspective
December 1, 2018
Sometimes we get so caught up in the little details and daily grind of life that we forget to step back, take a break, and gain some sanity. We often underestimate the power of rest, and stepping out of our routine.Read Here.
When Life Gives You Lyme
November 5, 2018
Three years ago, I got Lyme Disease, and for a short season, my health took a radical shift. I learned that health, unfortunately is one of those things that despite ourefforts, isn’t always guaranteed. What does that mean for us?Read Here.
Count it All Joy
October 20, 2018
Reminiscing about how God works all things together for good, and giving ya’ll a peak into my childhood home life. Read Here.
Facing my Fear & Why I moved to Texas
October 10, 2018
“Do you know what you’re doing?” I kept asking myself that, and being asked that by family while on the East Coast this past trip back. In this post, I talk about why I moved to Texas 3 months ago, and what I’m learning so far about fear. Read Here.
Not Just Where The Wind Blows
October 3, 2018
Well, I’ve come to my crossroads. I know what I need to focus on, and I know it’s not going to be easy, but I’m ready. Read Here.
Stewarding Time & Choosing Focus
September 20, 2018
I have kept myself even busier than I was with my steady job 2 weeks prior to this. I am visiting family the next 2 weeks, and I have to decide what to prioritize in the coming months. Trying to seek God’s plan for me, and be willing to postpone or say no to some things so that whatever I choose to pursue I can give the proper attention. Read Here.
Only Convenient Faith
September 14, 2018
This post talks about the different ways of living out your faith. In particular, the way I have been hesitant and selective with what I believe because admitting you’re wrong should also mean a change in action. Which is hard, and humbling.Read Here.
Why I Chose Christianity After Leaving a Cult
August 29, 2018
This post is another part of the story of my spiritual history. A couple posts previous, I told all of you how I left an unhealthy group. This post is shares how I initially found my hope in Christ post leaving that.Read Here.
What Does it mean to Dress Modestly?
August 22, 2018
The church I grew up in and attended until four years ago had a strict dress code. Since leaving that religious group I’ve been trying to figure out modesty from a biblical perspective. Let’s talk about modesty ladies & gents! Read Here.
Spiritual History & Testimony
August 8, 2018
“If you had told me 5 years ago, where I’d be now, I wouldn’t have believed you. At that time, no amount of reasoning, debating, or truth could have changed my mind. I am so, SO incredibly thankful that God stepped in, when I didn’t even know I needed rescue.”Read Here.
Finding Myself in the Storm
July 16, 2018
It’s only been just over a week since I moved all the way from Washington DC to Austin Texas, and it’s
been an emotional roller coaster. Read Here.
Illustrated Blog Posts written in Washington D.C.
Dating Standards & How They Change
June 27, 2018
It’s story time. Isn’t that what this blog is for, telling about mistakes made, and near misses? This post is about dating standards and how they change without us noticing.Read Here.
When Your Best isn’t The Best
June 9, 2018
‘The best’ is a cliche term. What does it REALLY mean to reach your full potential, when ‘your best’ is constantly evolving as you learn, change and grow?Read Here.
5 Things to Ask Yourself if You’re Waiting on God
May 26, 2018
The sequel to ‘Waiting on God – The Ultimate Excuse’. When is it actually okay to say “I’m waiting on God”? Here are 5 things to ask yourself if you find yourself in that place.Read Here.
A Prayer on the Highway
May 5, 2018
The sequel to ‘Power of prayer vs Power of God’, and what I’ve learned about prayer this past month.Read Here.
Book Review | Love That Lasts
April 14, 2018
My first book review here on This Artist’s Life! I’ll tell you my take on Jeff & Alyssa’s top rated book on dating, marriage, and sex. Read here.
The Beauty & Danger of Religion
March 31, 2018
Happy Easter guys! This post is to address how I can be such a skeptic of Christian things, and still call myself a Christian. Read here.
Why Church Going isn’t All That
February 10, 2018
What is the purpose of Christian’s going to church? Growing in their faith? Is it okay to skip it? Read here.
Power of Prayer vs Power of God
January 13, 2018
A post about the power of prayer…is it really all it’s cut out to be? Why do we pray? Read here.
January 27, 2018
This post is about how the small habits we build on a day to day basis, and the little bits of time we spend here and there really matter in the long run. Read here.
The New Year’s Resolution Scam
December 30, 2017
A post about making goals for yourself, not just on New Years, and why New Year’s Resolutions are usually just a bunch of fluff. Read here.
The Art of Arguing
December 23, 2017
Inspired by the family drama that sometimes happens around the holidays. About choosing your battles and choosing how you battle. Read here.
Mastering the Dating Game
December 16, 2017
Practical tactics to finding a match, and why objectivity should come before emotion in any romantic venture. A post about not settling, and living life to the fullest. Read here.
Waiting on God – The Ultimate Excuse
December 9, 2017
This post is about how the common phrase ‘I’m waiting on God’ can be misused and turned into an excuse to be complacent. Read here.
Do Hard Things
November 15, 2017
Inspired by the time I almost didn’t jump off a waterfall in Costa Rica. About challenging yourself and pushing the limits so that the things you thought were impossible become possible. Living Life with no regrets! Read Here.
Thanks for checking out This Artist’s life! Catch ya next time!