February - A month of chocolate hearts, snow flurries, cozy sweaters, and a time to be creative indoors while the sun is hiding behind grey winter clouds. Just for fun, here are a few of my favorites (on the web or otherwise) from this February.
Age of Minority Podcast - I have really enjoyed listening to this podcast hosted by best-selling young author Jaquelle Crowe and her dad. They tackle a lot of relevant topics for teens in today's culture, all through the lens of the gospel, and have fun doing it.
Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors - I have been wanting to read this ever since I read the author's first book Kisses from Katie, and was thrilled when a friend gifted it to me last Christmas. This book pretty much picks up where the first left off, and is packed with spiritual insight, convicting truths, and stories filled with the awe-inspiring love of God. Katie Majors' story is purely of Jesus and His goodness.
Three-Ring Binders - I have lately fallen in love with anything that will help keep me organized. Using binders to arrange anything from my daily schedules and to-do lists, to my latest novel outline and a map of 1940s Germany is pretty sweet!
3 Questions to Ask Before Using Social Media - This is blog post by my dear friend, Katie Stone, on 3 questions to ask yourself before diving into the world of social media. In an age where most teens own a smartphone and often don't think twice about interacting on social media, this post is convicting and a breath of fresh air!
These Dark Chocolate Honey Mints - I had to mention my new favorite treat since February is Valentine's month. They are simple, chocolate, peppermint, sugar-free. Does it get any better?!
Have a lovely rest of February, readers!
I love fresh beginnings. A new morning. A new school year. A new challenge.
And especially a New Year.
It is officially 2019 and to celebrate, I want to look back on a few of my favorites from last year and look forward to a few things I am excited for in 2019.
A Few 2018 Highlights
A Few 2019 Goals
Something I've realized as I look back on the last year is that life is short. You've only got one shot to make a difference in the world for Christ. I want live every day in light of eternity. Maybe I don't become a successful author, or perhaps I never reach any of the goals I have set for myself. But no matter what, I want my life to glorify my Creator. That is my true purpose.
To live life well.
Happy 2019 and may this year be brimful with blessings!
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