21 Days of Never-the-Same – Day 14

Something that I have learned over the years and that I become all the more convinced of as I get older is that it really is the little things in life! Like the little moments that you have to capture with your heart.

Tonight that is exactly what I got. One of those little things. My sisters and I baked some cookies…and maybe had  a little flour fight afterwards.



Having a little fun with my sisters — priceless. It is the little things such as this, that mean so much. At the end of the day, it is these kind of things that make me want to smile. 🙂 I am so blessed!

Take time to recognize the little things in life around you. Things that could seem to be so mundane, but really are an opportunity to be made into a moment that your heart will want to capture and to memorize.


21 Days of Never-the-Same – Day 13

I went to El Salvador in April with VSOM for a missions trip. I had expected to be going there to change lives, but it ended up changing me. I cannot fully express the ways in which God met me there, but He did. 10 days in El Salvador and my heart was completely won!

I got baptized in El Salvador on April 23rd.



We climbed a mountain and were privileged to minister to the people who lived in the villages up there. This is a picture from our climb taking a rest about half-way up. 🙂






One of the places we ministered at, a child ran out and gave us this: “Welcome to El Salvador. God bless you and your family. Thank You.”

Marisol! Love this girl! God-blessed friendship! She’s gonna shake nations!




Marcella & Sara – Incredible young women of God! World-changers! So blessed to connect with them!



This was an incredibly blessed two weeks…and truly never-the-same!

21 Days of Never-the-Same – Day 10

Daddy and I DancingI did not realize so much the gift that I had until I saw just how rare it was. I have always been blessed to have the relationship with my dad that I do, but coming to school, I have an increased appreciation and another thing to thank God for every day. Last year I staffed the Generation Conference hosted at Victory Christian Center in Ohio. Pat Schatzline was the speaker. I don’t remember what else he spoke on that night, but what I do remember shook me to the core.

At the altar call, so many responded who didn’t have a good relationship with their dad, or who never knew their dad, etc. Seeing the high response to that altar call broke my heart. I cannot imagine not being close with my dad, let alone not knowing Him. He is so much a part of why I am who I am today.

That night after getting out of the conference, the first thing I did was message my dad and thank him for always being there for me. I thanked him for having the part in my life that He does.

I am abundantly blessed.

My dad showed me that I have value. He showed me what I’m looking for in a man – I want a man like him. He taught me much by the way he loves my mother and by how hard he works. I am blessed beyond measure.


Thank you for all that you have taught me these years! Thank you for loving me and for always being there for me. I honor your place in my life and I thank God for you every day. You’re the most important man in my life. I love you dearly! 

Always Your Little Girl,



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