Is Galentine’s Keeping Single Women Single?

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I feel comfortable targeting a tradition that I never quite agreed with: Galentine’s. Galentine’s is the celebration of platonic relationships among women and is supposed to be celebrated on February 13th. It can be argued that this is a great way to remix a holiday that can be painful […]

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2022 Hopemade Word of the Year

Hopemade Word for 2022: Express After doing my 3-step reflection (end of year) process, I came back to a place I often come back to. I’m sure you know exactly how that feels. Is there a recurring theme in your life? Something you always set out for, voluntarily or involuntarily, yet, it still remains something […]

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Moms Have Dreams, Too (& Yes, It’s Okay!)

It’s easy to martyr yourself for the greater good. It’s even easier to resent the greater good because of your own choice to pursue martyrdom. While I wholeheartedly believe in godly submission to your husband and service to your family, there is still room for a mom to be the woman God made her to […]

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What is Your Word for 2021?

Picking a word for the new year over making resolutions has been a thing for awhile. Last year, I hopped on board and chose the word ‘courage’ for 2020. In addition to choosing courage, I made ONE new year resolution and that was “to fail a lot.” The idea is that stepping out of my […]

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Slow as Slow Gets

It’s taken me months of reading to admit that I’m still in the book of Genesis. Earlier this year, I set out on what I thought would result in me reading the Bible more. I knew I wouldn’t finish the entire Bible by the close of the year but I thought I’d get at least […]

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Are You a Dream Chaser?

I’m writing a long series of posts on dreams (not the night visions during sleep) but aspirations and desires. There is a lot going around that supports following your dreams and there is also a lot going around that says dreamers are time wasters. So, I was wondering, are you a dream chaser? What are […]

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and I’m FREEEE…

heart shaped fireworks

“Free Falling!” Haha, the song is stuck in my head. I deleted 100 drafts yesterday. Yes, 100 potential blog posts. 100 pieces of drafted ideas, brainstorms, or entire essays in the trash later and I feel so free! There is something very satisfying about getting rid of things you worked on, especially when they just […]

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Love Thy Neighbor, You Sure?

Love Images

Love thy neighbor as you love yourself… before we start quoting and preaching, let us do an exercise focused only on our real defined neighbors, the community of people around where we live. Do you love your neighbors?Do you know you neighbors’ names?Do you know your neighbors’ history?Do you love your neighbors when they do […]

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Communication is Key, or Maybe Not

We often hear people saying, “Communication is key.” Communication is the key that is supposed to save relationships, end fights, and bring us all closer together as people. Or so they say.

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Patience My Friend

Just a friendly reminder to be patient: To be patient with those around you. They will get there. To be patient with yourself. You will get there. To be patient with God? Wait on God. Be His servant–a server–a waiter who does what is asked when it is asked. Patience is preparation. Patience is understanding. […]

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