Transitioning Into Fall and Winter Cooking
5 Tips from a 16 Year Old Entrepreneur
The trees are turning. The leaves are falling. The temperatures are dropping. That means it’s time to start transitioning from our summer routines to fall and winter routines! School is back, and we’re starting to think about the holidays, pulling out our scarves and boots, and sipping hot cocoa.
There are a lot of transitions that take place during the weeks from September to December, and one of those is our food. Have you given much thought about transitioning into season recipes? Fall cooking is some of my absolute favorites, and today I’m going to share some tips for transitioning into fall and winter cooking.
The Life That's Not Mine
If you’re a young business owner, you probably know how hard it is to gain the trust of potential clients. I’ve always felt as though I’m not old enough to run a business, but I still had the passion to keep hustling to make this dream happen for me. I have come across several blog posts about being a young entrepreneur and I’ve gathered my favorite tips so you can read what has worked best for me as a 16 year old with her own photography business.
Giving Thanks When It's Hard
Once upon a time, I was a 20 something girl trying to figure out what to do with my life. I wanted to know who I was, and I wanted confidence in knowing that. I needed to know what God's will was for my life and, for the most part, I was pursuing and seeking Him above other worldly things. I struggled for sure, but my heart was in the right place. I wanted more, but I didn't know how to get it. And then I realized something HUGE. Something amazing. Something life-changing.
MY LIFE ISN'T ABOUT ME. MIND BLOWN.
Eucharisteo: How To Live Thankful
When God asks us to surrender, we all try to hang on to something. For some, it’s control. I try to hang on to my own understanding. I can handle change as long as I can see what it’s doing in me. Right – anyone with me here?!
Eucharisteo is the art of living thankful.
And trust me, it's definitely an art form. It looks differently for everyone. Why? Because it is an outpouring of your relationship with God.
Living thankful is more than just being thankful. It's more than remembering lists of things we are thankful for every once in awhile.
Salvation and A Heart of Change
I went to a youth group a few nights ago at a nearby church. My cousin and sister and I had been talking about this for a while, but like all things we never actually did it. Talk, talk, talk, but no walk. I wasn’t going to go, but I finished all of my work, so I just tagged along.
If You're Single (and Tired of It)
One thing I have been recently struck by is the passion of God’s hatred for sin. I’ve been reading through different portions of Scripture that are harsh, direct, and stinging in their dealings with sin. Nowhere do you find the current modern culture’s approach to Christianity, speaking only of love, tolerance, and acceptance. There is no scriptural support for the ability to choose your own God. One who accepts sin, pardons all of your mistakes and lack of effort, and rewards you with a heavenly crown while ignoring your continued and purposeful walk in sin.
The One Thing That Will Set You Apart in this Generation
The uncertainty of knowing when or if you’ll ever meet “the one.”Feeling the need to be at every social event so you don’t accidentally miss out on fate. The nights of crying in frustration because you’re so over being single. Having to navigate through dating (that’s a whole other blog for another day!). Feeling the pressure to look good enough to attract someone. Third-wheeling. Feeling so awkward during wedding season. Feeling super happy but also like something’s a little wrong with you when your friends, one by one, leave the single club as they fly off into relational bliss…
Boundaries: A Position of Our Hearts
The number of people I hear complaining about their present situation in life is fascinating. While there are undoubtedly circumstances that are uncontrollable, the majority of these complaints are centered around things that are totally within their realm of influence. Of course, I make these judgements not merely based on my observations of others, but on an attitude of which I myself am all too familiar:
Register Now: Fall [Be Intentional] Workshop!
When I first entered a Christian community, I was shocked at dating practices such as dating in groups and dating in public. However, after growing in my relationship with the Lord for some time, I have seen how these practices line up with Scripture, and why they are key in staying pure in our relationships. But how about when you’re alone with your boyfriend or future boyfriend?
What a Toothache Taught Me About Worship
The heart of Delight & Be is what happens under the roof of the Delight House. It is a safe place. It is a place of worship, where the Holy Spirit’s presence is evident. A place where we do workshops! When I first felt God asking us to build the Delight House, I envisioned more “creative arts” workshops - teaching photography, culinary arts, graphic design. But since our first photography workshop in September of 2015, I have come to realize that the [Be] workshops are unrivaled. They have become some of the most precious memories of my life.
When You Did Not Have a Choice
“I just saw Ann Voskamp” was not the first thing I thought I would hear after getting through the LGA airport security. I scanned my friend’s face as I would a map for some specific direction on our search for Ann, but we were dumbfounded. In one excited breath, Bethany described the sight of Ann’s adopted baby, and her slight remorse of not having the courage to introduce herself while she could have. I remembered the book inside my guitar bag was “The Broken Way,” and it was no coincidence that what I chose to read on my way to the Delight Retreat was written by the same woman that stood barefoot with Bethany, waiting for the very same normal and mundane airport frisk.
4 Takeaways From the [Be Disciplined] Workshop
There is not always a choice. We tell it to our friends, our children, our Christian brothers & sisters: “You always have a choice.” It’s a disciplinary strategy, a way to keep us from making excuses, a way to take responsibility. But it’s not true.
Can We Stop Living For Marriage?
Last week I traveled 1,929.4 mi from the craziness of the Chicagoland area to the quiet peace of Pateros, WA. As I was on my second flight on my way there, I thought about the word “Discipline”. Not from a perspective of teaching it, but truly thinking about discipline in my own life, and I immediately had a knot in my stomach. Discipline is so hard! We are constantly on the go from one place to the next, and life is just whizzing by before our eyes. This summer's Delight & Be Disciplined workshop had me leave back on my flight back home with so much conviction, and filled up with the hunger of going after discipline in my own life.
Getting Your Hopes Up
It seems like the whole world is obsessed with finding a spouse. You know what I mean, though, right? Tell me you see it, too.
Maybe you see it in your friends or maybe you’ve realized it for yourself, but it just seems as though all we’re living for is whether or not we’ve got a ring on it by the time we’re “x” years old.
Yes, yes that was a Beyoncé reference…
We have this false sense of everything-will-be-OK-once-I’m-no-longer-single. We dream of the day we have Mr. or Mrs. Right by our side, and we fantasize how much “better” everything will be once we’re married.
When Heartache is All Too Real
Hey, Girl… It’s time to get your hopes up. High, high, high. As high as the heavens are above the earth.
Because that’s how great your God’s steadfast love is towards you.
Summer Fashion Tips: 5 Ways To Wear White Jeans in Summer
Heartache. It hits at unexpected times, and one can ever be prepared for it. No matter what preparation one attempts, the pain, when it accrues, is always a shock. Though you might not be enveloped in it at this moment, at one time or another, you will have pain. Sadly, it is a fact that we shall have to face. Some of us will receive that dreaded phone call, the one that makes your heart stop and your palms sweat. Others of us will be found sitting in white walled doctor's offices attempting to comprehend what life will be like with the diagnosis.
From Momma Wall: A Hope and Plan + How You Can Help
White jeans are a staple and they’re so great because they work year round, but they especially look great in the summer! There’s just something about white and pastels during this summer season that makes everything seem more cheerful! Have you been wearing your white jeans?If not, here are 5 ideas to get you started!
Going To War With the Devil
Over the past five years, my passion in life has been to do whatever I can to inspire, to equip and to provide a place of authentic community for young women in the creative arts, being rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ.
What is Delight & Be all about?
Satan is out to destroy us. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8
Nothing gives him greater pleasure than feeding the small doubts and lies in the back of our hearts and minds. We have to actively and purposefully fight against him.
How do we fight this war?
We fight with truth.