"Hey Amanda! Any advice for someone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle?" I get messages like this all the time. Honestly, it's hard to know how to respond. 😮 Every body is different, so what works for one person, may not work well for someone else (i.e., intermittent fasting, keto, macro counting, running, etc.). … Continue reading Living a Healthy Lifestyle: Where Do I Begin?
Keeping your gym bag stocked with all the necessities saves time and makes it easier to get that workout done without any excuses. As you prepare for the week ahead, set yourself up to crush all your workouts by loading your bag up with all your essentials. Not sure where to start? Here are some … Continue reading What’s In My Gym Bag
I grew up attending a Lutheran church with my family. We believed in God, but the concept of a “relational, personal God” was foreign. Upon entering junior high, my sense of worth began to revolve around what I looked like. My self-esteem plummeted. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder, anorexia, at the age of … Continue reading My Testimony
It's important to remember that Jesus didn’t necessarily say, “Pick up your cross and follow the dream,” but he said, “Pick up your cross and follow me (Matthew 16:24).” I think sometimes when God gives us a dream, we get so fixated upon it that we begin to tie our sense of worth into fulfilling … Continue reading “Before God builds the dream, He builds the dreamer.”
be·lov·ed: dearly loved Have you ever felt God speak to you? What a concept, right? I was 17, at my first youth retreat. At the end of his message, the speaker asked everyone to spread out around the room. While the band played, we were to pray and ask God to speak to us. As … Continue reading Why “Beloved?”
1) It's ok that you haven't kissed a boy yet. You will be so thankful you waited. 2) There is so much more to who you are than trying to be "the prettiest girl in the room." 3) Be nice to your mom. She loves you so much, and will become your best friend. 4) If … Continue reading 15 Things I’d Tell 15 Year Old Me