Navigating Screen-Related Addictions and Teenagers in the Midst of COVID-19

With schools closed for the rest of the school year, data says that most children ages 6-12 are spending at least 50% more time online, with no definitive statistic for teenagers. But as I talk to our teenagers, and use my instincts from my personal increased screen time, I can guess that that most of... Continue Reading →

How I Do My Makeup!

People are always asking me to teach them how to do my makeup, and TBH, I'm terrible on camera. Peep this youtube video I made once: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJw8uc37reU But people always ask me, so I've compiled a list of my holy grail products! PRIMER: Smashbox Photo Finish PrimerDUPE: Elf Hydrating Face Primer EYE PRIMER: Elizabeth Mott... Continue Reading →

COVID in the Midst of Lent

https://twitter.com/ahc/status/1238553514084884481?s=20 If you’re like me, you are mourning right now. You’re morning all the cancelled events – Spring Retreats, Mission Trips, summer camp, Confirmation, Easter Sunday, weddings. It’s a lot. The tendency, at least for me, in situations like these where there is so little that I can control, is to over-compensate, over-program, and over-plan.... Continue Reading →

I changed my mind.

This week, the UMC denomination that I serve in voted to strengthen its stance on "self-avowed homosexuals." And I was disappointed. Broken. But I haven't always been this way. I grew up in a Southern Baptist church, and although it was conservative, the message that rang was "Jesus loves you!" I grew up hearing it constantly, which... Continue Reading →

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