My goal for this site is simple: To encourage women in all walks of life.
If you have a pulse and sometimes need a pick me up, this site is for you.
Have you ever felt like don’t fit in, no matter what you?
Are you used to the sense that you can’t do anything right?
Do you often fight with anxious thoughts overwhelming your day?
I am here to say that you are not alone in this battle.
I can’t list the number of times I’ve broken down in either a fit of anxiety or anger or anxiety induced rage. There are times I’ve just sat there and given in to the belief that I was never going to be good enough to be accepted by anyone much less to make a difference in the world.
I now know that is entirely untrue and that even the smallest, weakest, ill-suited person acting inside God’s will can have a tremendous impact. I want all women to know the truth that they were created in the image of the God of the universe and encourage them to value themselves through God’s view rather than the world’s.
If any of this resonates with you or if you just want to see the kind of hope that is capable of sustaining someone who has struggled with these kinds of thoughts and feelings, welcome.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
More Information About Me:
My story began at the age of seven when I walked down the aisle of my small town’s church and received Jesus Christ as my savior. I had a pretty standard Christian kid upbringing. I went to Sunday school, was a part of the youth choir, and attended church every time the doors were open. My mom sang in the praise band, and my dad was a deacon.
I was a pretty typical kid. I loved being outside and hung out with my family. I had a brother (5 years older) that I was pretty close with. I did have some different struggles than other people around me, speech impediment, dyslexia, ADHD, but I liked people and for the most part got along with everyone.
That was my life until the age of 15. I was living a mostly inherited faith, and because I trusted my parents, I thought I trusted God. Until one day I was going to see my mom at her job after school and she told me that my brother had been in a severe accident and I would need to spend the night at a friend’s house. Being young I didn’t fully understand what was happening, but now I know that it was a miracle that he even survived and he was in the hospital several hours away for months before he was released.
Those months he was in the hospital shaped the rest of my high school life as spending weekends in the ICU became normal, my desire to connect with the outside world faded. Eventually, this led to me leaving public school and being homeschooled for the last three years of high school. This increased my isolation which hit hard since I have difficulty making friends in the first place. All of this resulted in my becoming numb to the outside world and battling with depression became a daily chore.
Fortunately for me, God’s plan for my life didn’t end there. After taking an additional year to finish high school due to working full time since age 16, I stayed in town to continue working while I was praying for what God wanted to do in my life. I had always felt a longing to leave my hometown, and I got the opportunity when I was 20 to live with some family in the city. After three months of being turned down for jobs, I felt like my journey had stalled again but then God started to reveal what his plans for my future would look like and I have been blown away.
First off, he provided a job doing something I had never tried before. At that same time, I got to be a part of a group of ladies that changed my life forever. I was able to be open and feel accepted while at the same time being challenged to deepen my relationship with Christ at the same time. My involvement in that group led to one of the girls introducing me to the man that would become my best friend and is now my husband. But all seasons in life change and as my future husband moved for a job opportunity, I moved as well and threw myself into a new environment where my isolationist tendencies began to come back out.
Through God’s grace I have survived and began to thrive again in a community that isn’t as comfortable as the one I left in Florida, but I’ve grown more in the past three years than in any other time in my life. Part of that growth has been to discover that the reason I have urges to push people away is founded in a deep love of people. But instead of using that love to encourage and help others I turned it into an idol so that the people I cared about couldn’t hurt me with any kind of disapproval. Learning to be more open has shown me that being vulnerable is actually a strength in being able to connect with and encourage people. My prayer is that in some small way my writing on this website shows that and can encourage you.
If you are interested in a much more detailed version of my story and specifically my relationship with my husband you can check out the website he used to propose to me: Kallie Say Yes
It’s super cute and incredibly detailed. Some of the photo pages may take a little time to load but I think it’s worth it to check out.
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