The Easter Story, As Told By Kids

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Resurrection by Jeremy Sams
  Happy Easter, everyone!

Today is a special day in Christianity, because it is the day that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, defeated death and rose from the dead after three days! Since then, Christianity has never been the same!

If you'd like to read about Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection, reference the following books of the Bible:

If you don't have time to read right now, don't worry - you'll get to hear the story! It just won't be from me....

Instead, check out this cute video of The Easter Story being told by a group of children who really know their stuff! Enjoy!



I hope that this video has encouraged you to keep in mind what the true meaning of Easter is and why Jesus' sacrifice for us was so significant. Happy Easter!

SoundCloud Hauls - March 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017


I know I'm late posting this month's SoundCloud Haul - my bad!! But hopefully my song picks will help to make up for it!

This month feels a bit more random than my other picks. A lot of these songs are mellow, but then there are some pretty hype ones that can help get you going.

March's SoundCloud Haul includes artists I've included before, such as Tory Lanez and Caleon Fox; however, we have some new artists to the group, like Yuna and Wasion Key!

Check out the playlist and tell me what you think!




What'd you think of this months' haul? Let me know in the comments below! And don't forget to follow me on SoundCloud to keep up with my music favs!

Just Because He Can

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Hey guys!

Today, let's be happy! Let's talk about God!

I was laying in bed one night when God dropped something into my spirit:

"Sometimes I do things for you just because."

What does this mean? Let me explain:

God is generous (2 Corinthians 9:10), we all know that. But I think that a lot of Christians feel like God is the type that only does stuff when we do for Him.

Not true!

Let's put it like this: If you're in a relationship with someone that you REALLY like and care about, you're bound to do some pretty awesome things for them just to show your appreciation, right? You might wash their car, bring them lunch, cook dinner, or whatever. Why? Just because you like/love them.

I believe that God is the same exact way!

Say you're being faithful to God - you're going to church, reading your Bible, fighting temptation. God could go to your landlord and say, "Give her a break on her rent this month." You'll be surprised to find out that your typically mean landlord is being nice, but God did that for you, just because!

Say you've been stressing like crazy over a class. You've studied, did extra credit, went to tutoring sessions - everything! But for some reason, you realize that no matter what you do now, you won't pass. So, you go in and try to push as many points out as you can during the final. You go to check your grade and see that you passed the class! God did it just because!

It's the simple things that we don't think about!

Sometimes we aren't even that faithful! God may have told you not to spend all your gas money to go see that boy/girl that wasn't any good for you, but you did it anyway! But somehow you managed to get home and get to work and home the next day without filling up again, even though your gas light was on the entire time! God did it, just because He loves you! But don't be stupid again....

I kid, but I'm serious! God will do those kinds of things for us! We just have to pay attention and be sure to express our appreciation.

God really loves us, we just need to show Him some love back!

This week's message is pretty short and sweet, but I hope that you will take my points in mind and keep them in your heart as the week goes on.

Have a good week!

If you'd like to nominate someone for the "Faith Features series or share something (Bible verse, a song, or a message...anything!) that God has put on your heart or have a question or comment you would like to share, you're more than welcome! If you're interested in writing a post for "Weekly Blessings," offering up a topic suggestion, get in touch with me via FacebookTwitter, or Email; you can also simply comment below and I'll make sure to get back with you!

SoundCloud Hauls - February 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017



February has come and gone, but not without another SoundCloud Haul!

This month's list is shorter than the previous hauls, but hey - short month, short list!

This time around, I was in the mood to find fun songs - it's always nice to be able to laugh and dance every once in a while!

This month's playlist consisted of Desiigner, DRAM, Caleon Fox, and Rae Sremmrurd! These songs, as much as I hate to admit it, were really catchy and fun! Check them out!




What'd you think of this months' haul? Let me know in the comments below! And don't forget to follow me on SoundCloud to keep up with my music favs!

Beautiful, Loved, & Blessed

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Happy Sunday!

One of the things I've always struggled with is my self esteem. I look around at other girls my age and think:

She's so pretty - I wish I was that pretty.
She's so smart.
Everyone likes her.
She's so talented.

I think this happens to everyone in life. Heck, I still struggle with it. But there comes a time when you have to fight those thoughts with positivity.

When those thoughts start to come into my head, I have to just remind myself of Psalm 139:14. Most people know the verse in the King James Version, which reads:

I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.

However, I love studying the Bible under the New Living Translation and love the way it interprets this scripture:

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it.

This verse is simple, but it reminds me that God made me this specific way for a specific purpose. No, I may not look like this person or be as talented as someone else, but I am perfect for the assignment that God has on my life, and that's all that matters! If I was to look a certain way or have certain abilities, I may not be able to complete my mission.

So I say all of that to say this: Don't compare yourself to others, that only makes life harder. Embrace who you are and who God created you as. The Bible says that we are created in God's image (Genesis 1:27), so we are all beautiful and unique in our own way. Create your own path and help others learn to love themselves!

You are beauttiful.
You are smart.
You are loved.
You are talented.
You are a child of God.



Have a good week!

If you'd like to nominate someone for the "Faith Features series or share something (Bible verse, a song, or a message...anything!) that God has put on your heart or have a question or comment you would like to share, you're more than welcome! If you're interested in writing a post for "Weekly Blessings," offering up a topic suggestion, get in touch with me via FacebookTwitter, or Email; you can also simply comment below and I'll make sure to get back with you!

Earn Double Cash Back or More on Select Merchants Through Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


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As a special bonus, if you sign up through me and spend at least $25 in shop, you'll get a 200 SB bonus!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Boost Your Productivity with These Sleep Tips & Tricks!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Good morning! How'd you sleep last night?

A healthier lifestyle is one of the big goals for 2017. but what most people tend to forget is that a healthy lifestyle does not just mean eating better and working out. Your health can also be impacted by your sleep patterns!

Nowadays, people are always so busy and preoccupied with so many things that it can be hard to slow down and actually have a good night's sleep. A lack of good sleep can raise your blood pressure, lower your immune system, and ruin your focus! Getting a good night's sleep is a HUGE deal, so we can't take this part of everyone's daily routine for granted. So today I decided to team up with Leesa to help bring you a few tips to help you sleep better!

What do I do to fall asleep? I have three main options in my nightly routine:

1. Tune Out Technology

As you all know, I work in online media, so I'm constantly on my phone or in front of a computer. One thing I've had to learn is that putting down the phone and turning off the computer helps me to relax and fall asleep easier. If my mind is still stuck in work mode, I'll never get the rest I need!

2. Read a Book

For me, reading does the trick each and every time! There's nothing like a good book to calm you down and help you relax at night!

3. Prayer & Meditation

Another way I unwind before bed is by praying and reading my Bible. Nighttime is the time I spend my intimate moments with God. So right when I get into bed, I lay there and just talk to God about anything and everything. After that, I read my Bible and just meditate on what His word says.

Lessa also has some advice to help you get the best night's sleep!


Awesome tips, right?

I can personally say that all of these tips are perfect ways to help get a great rest at night! The key is to unwind and relax, and you'll be out like a light!

Do you have a specific nightly routine? Think you want to try some of my or Lessa's tips for better sleep? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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