I competed at the 2010 Miss USA/Universe Pageant, representing the District of Columbia. I didn’t grow up a painted baby, meaning, I did not grow up competing in Toddlers and Tiaras pageant system. From the age of six on I was a competitive equestrian and highly decorated Junior Olympian in swimming. My time outside of […]
Resentment is written all over this story. The interesting thing about this story is that it is culturally relevant. The idea of a surrogate carrying your child is thought to be both chic and smart. Now I am not here to say whether it is right or wrong, just that like so many issues today, it has the potential to cause a spirit of resentment between women.
Fixing your hurt with material things, showing your love through “expensive” gifts, or spending quality time with them by taking them to an expensive restaurant only masks the problem. It’s not only the little things in relationships, but it’s also the little things in life that we miss. We are often so focused on achieving that next goal or going after that big dream; we miss the little things during our journey that makes everything meaningful.
In this episode, we talk about what girls really look for in guys. We reference some of the studies discussed in Good Guys Never Win…Or Do They? Guys, you might be surprised by some of my responses. There are universal qualities girls look for that can be attained by both the jerk and the good guy, but the good guy always comes out on top.
I’ve struggled the past few days to find the right words for this. I’ve been angry, hurt, and disappointed in my friends and acquaintances. While I have no doubt that the cyber world is tired of hearing about depression, especially after the past week, I am about to bring it up again. No, I won’t […]
It’s not always easy to give God all the glory, because as people we want to be praised, but that’s the devil slipping into our lives – that’s the devil trying to tell us that being prideful is somehow benefitting us.
This morning as I sat in church I got extremely choked up and fought the tears back. A girl only a year older than me was sitting with her family joking and adoring her newly-formed baby bump. While I have always wanted kids and have taken care of so many through daycares and babysitting jobs, I have never felt the pain I felt this morning.
Extreme obsession over every bite of food now also has a name, orthorexia, and a classification for those with exercise addiction / excessive exercise has also recently emerged. This is really sad! We are supposed to strive to be HEALTHY in order to take care of God’s temples (our body), but it is easy and tempting to overdo it.
raying for each other can change how you interact with each other throughout the day and week. Because my husband and I have made our daily prayers together a priority, we usually find our tones are more gentle towards each other, we both feel supported, and we ultimately know that God is in control. Whatever we might be going through as a couple or as individuals, we know that our marriage is being cared for by the God of our lives.
There I was, home from college, working at Costco and for the first time living in an environment where I attracted attention from males. Word had gotten around that I was a virgin and sadly, this made me intriguing and a target. There was a pool created wagering on the loss of my virginity and going to work was increasingly difficult. Eight-hour shifts pushing carts, followed by long workouts at the gym were my way of holding life together.