10 Books for the 2017 Graduate

If you’ve hung around the blog long enough, you know I love books. Since graduation time is upon us, I’m sharing some great reads for the high school or college senior. Whether you are looking for a meaningful gift for the graduate in your life, or are looking to beef up your summer reading, look no further than this post.

For the High School Graduate

University of Destruction

Books for the graduate: University of Destruction

This books is like a spiritual B vitamin shot for the graduating senior. I read it my senior year and loved it. David Wheaton does a great job of addressing ...  read more

200th Post!

Friends, welcome to 2017, and to my 200th post!


Now that I’ve welcomed you to 2017, take a step back with me to July 2011. Sun streamed over my desk one July day as I opened my laptop and clicked over to Blogspot. Seconds later “Note to Self” was born. I had finally launched a blog.

My old bedroom. Lots of words were written at that desk!

I mean, it was bound to happen right? I was a journalism major after all.

The collection of notes that inspired my original blog title.

Honestly, I had no expectations or vision of what I wanted the blog to be about, I just wanted to write- and then share ...  read more

Bloom is Here!

Bloom is here! You can officially purchase Bloom on Amazon today!

“Bloom Book 1: Me & God.” The first in a devotional series for girls ages 10 and up, this 90-day book is perfect for individual or group use. Girls will explore important truths about God and his word, and connect them to the everyday struggles they face.

After completing “Bloom,” they will have a deeper relationship with Christ and more confidence in who God has created them to be, preparing them to be a ...  read more

Conversations Part 4: Encouragement for the Journey

In “Change the Conversation,” I mention that while there were many talks, scriptures and people that encouraged me along the way, there were 3 specific people who encouraged me as I sought to date and marry in a way that honored God.

The first two were married/engaged and just by the simple telling of their story of how they trusted God and met their significant other, I was encouraged. I had hope that “God’s way worked” because here were normal people, not that much ...  read more