A Blogger Birthday: Five Years

Five years ago this week, I joined the blogosphere. I picked out a simple template on Blogger, typed in the name “Note to Self,” and shortly after, hit publish on my first post.

5 year anniversary

Five years, nearly 200 posts and a combined 12,000+ page views later, I’m still blogging away. I love getting to blog and share life with all my readers. Thank you for all the likes, shares and comments. It’s exciting when something that has resonated with me resonates with one of you. Thanks read more

Conversations Part 3: On Prayer

Welcome to Week 3 of the “Conversations” series! July is flying by fast. If you’re just joining us, click the links below to catch up!

Part 1

Part 2

Any glance through my old journals reveals that I was very calm, but persistent in praying to God about the man I would marry. I prayed about meeting him. I prayed about the qualities I desired in him. I prayed about my desires to be in a relationship and get married. I prayed for his future family. And I prayed for “him,” read more

Conversations Part 2: On Purity

The Purity chapter in “Change the Conversation” was one of the easier chapters to write, because the topic is so near and dear to my heart, and I want the next generation to catch God’s vision for purity, not become further tripped up in the trappings of the purity culture.

CTC Pull Quote 1

If I had a kid right now, I would begin painting a vision of purity; a vision of pursuing God’s best in every area of our lives, including dating relationships. A compelling vision motivates people read more

Conversations Part 1: The Power of Pause

First of all, thank you so much for your support of “Change the Conversation” through your reviews and purchases. I couldn’t do it without you!

I’m excited to have some time to share more about the book with you on the blog over the next month. Even though this was the second book I’ve written, (“Bloom” the devotional is currently in the works!) it is a topic near and dear to my heart because of the potential impact dating choices have in the lives of read more