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I don’t know who I’d be without my faith. It’s the “something” behind everything in my life – the thing that sustains me and keeps me going. While BTD has become a brand in and of itself, it is still in many ways a very personal space for me to share who I am. And since my faith is such a large part of that, it’s only natural that I’d talk about it. In the BTD “Faith” Category, you’ll find posts about faith-based books, podcast recommendations, and plenty of discussions about the things God is stirring in my heart. 

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Making the most of your single Season

If you’ve hung around my blog or instagram lately, you know some pretty exciting things have been happening around here! I am ENGAGED and I’m MOVING to Denver! While it has been a whirlwind of excitement, it has also sent me into reflection mode. Maybe you’ve been following me since before I met Duncan and remember that I briefly touched on singleness. When I got engaged, one of you guys…

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Attributes of God: He is Omniscient

Welcome to WEEK 8 of our Attributes of God study! If you are just tuning in, we are studying the attributes of God using Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him” to navigate some of God’s incommunicable attributes, which basically means attributes that are unique to God alone. If you missed the series introduction post, I announced the Attributes of God series there and explained a little bit about WHY we should…

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Attributes of God: He is Omnipresent

Welcome back to the Attributes RECAP! We have been making our way through Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him” and diving in week by week to the some of the main (incommunicable) attributes of God. If you missed the series introduction post, I announced the Attributes of God series there and explained a little bit about WHY we should care to know more about God and his nature. So far we’ve covered the…

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Attributes of God: He is Immutable

It’s time for another Attributes of God recap. We have been making our way through Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him” and diving in week by week to the some of the main (incommunicable) attributes of God. If you missed the series introduction post, I announced the Attributes of God series there and explained a little bit about WHY we should care to know more about God and his nature. So far we’ve covered…

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Attributes of God: He Is Eternal

Welcome back to the Attributes RECAP! We have been making our way through Jen Wilkin’s book “None Like Him” and diving in week by week to the some of the main (incommunicable) attributes of God. If you missed the series introduction post, I announced the Attributes of God series there and explained a little bit about WHY we should care to know more about God and his nature. So far we’ve covered the…

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Attributes of God: He Is Self-Sufficient

We are heading into chapter 4 of Jen Wilkin’s “None Like Him” this week and are going to be chatting about God’s SELF-SUFFICIENCY. The Attributes of God Series If you missed the series introduction post, I announced the Attributes of God series there and explained a little bit about WHY we should care to know more about God and his nature. But for a quick recap, over the next several weeks, we’re…

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Attributes of God: He is Self-Existent

We are in our third week of the Attributes of God Series we’ve been doing over the past few weeks. If you’ve missed the previous weeks, I highly recommend catching up when you have time! So far, we’ve talked about how God is infinite and how He is Incomprehensible. And for me personally, spending time thinking about meditating on these truths has been super transformative and restorative for my personal…

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Attributes of God: He is Incomprehensible

We are in the second week of a current series we are doing here on BTD and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it has been for me to spend time dwelling on the infinite nature of God! I felt so much permission this week to be ok with my limitations and lean into God, knowing He has none. I wrote a little bit about it in…

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Attributes of God: He Is Infinite

God is Infinite. Which means he has absolutely ZERO limitations. Have you ever thought about what this means? I  know that until  recently I certainly haven’t. But as I’ve been praying and reflecting over this concept  over the past week, I’ve really come to appreciate and be dumbfounded by the fact that our God is an infinite God. I may not always consciously realize it, but I basically  *try* to…

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The Attributes of God

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you know I’ve been focusing on prayer for the last few months. As I’ve been exploring prayer and implementing more of it into my life, I began to think about how important it is for me to really know who I am praying to. Not just a general knowledge, but a detailed knowledge of God that tells me what he is like and…

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10 Tips for Memorizing Scripture

My brain feels constantly overloaded, so the thought of memorizing anything feels impossible to me on most day! Anyone else feel that way? Even though it feels challenging, I know it’s important. Especially as I have shared with you guys about my desire to grow in prayer and using scripture to pray. What better way to pray scripture than memorizing it? But back to the fact that it feels hard.…

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When You Feel Like Your Prayers Aren’t Working…

I think we have all had those times when we feel like we are praying and asking God for something and it feels like radio silence on the other end. Some prayers are things I can afford to wait on, but some prayers feel more desperately urgent and waiting on an answer for longer than a day or a week feels like torture. I figure I’m not alone in this,…

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The Power of Praying Scripture

There have been so many times I’ve sat down to spend time with God in prayer – and my mind just seems to go blank. Other times I feel like a broken record, bringing the same things over and over before God. One day, I was reading a verse out of Psalm 119 that said His word is a “lamp for our feet, a light on our path.” In that…

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Why We Should Pray Specifically, with Expectation

I think we can agree or have at one point felt like praying is hard. It’s one thing to pray when you’re desperate or don’t have any other place to turn, but it’s another thing to pray because you can’t imagine a day without it. I don’t know about you, but I want the latter. And so it’s been my focus to really invest in my prayer life this year and…

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3 Tips To Transform Your Prayer Life

Prayer is something I really want to focus on this year. If I’m being completely honest, I’ve never really been super intentional about my prayer life – or at least not consistently. I mean, I make an effort to pray. And I do my daily quiet times, but I haven’t really spent time consistently pursuing a prayer discipline.  Personally, I’m more comfortable journaling or studying or doing something more active…

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Sometimes I Feel Discouraged Trying To Live Like Jesus…

Sometimes when I read the Bible and/or readings about what the Christian life should look like and how we’ve been called to live, I feel downright disheartened by my life. Often, it seems like the Bible’s “ask” is too big or aspirational for me to even attain – way too idealistic to actually live out.  I sure would love to live my life like the Apostle Paul or the Bible’s…

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How To Be On Mission When You’re Not In Ministry

A few months ago, I got a DM from a reader asking me this very question: “What are some ways I can be on mission when I’m not in ministry?” The question stopped me in my tracks. What a thought-provoking but also very real question. It was such a humbling question and one I really wanted to spend time thinking about before sending back some off-the-cusp or canned answer. It…

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Journeying Through The Old Testament

I’ve always wanted to read the entire Bible – from cover-to-cover. Emphasis on the *always wanted.* If I’m being honest though, it’s not something I ever thought I could actually, realistically accomplish. You know how that is, right? I sort of halfway committed a few times. I got through Genesis each time – easily. But when I would get toward the end of Exodus and into books like Numbers and…