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God's Idea of the Good Life

Spring gave a convincing false start last month in Chicagoland. It was the first of March, and I found myself outside in the shining sun, enjoying a mild 60° breeze. After three months spent licking icicles (which have since returned,) I was unable to resist nature’s charms—shed a tear for global climate change or no—and took a walk in the woods. After about a mile, I stopped to sit on a split log and looked up into the sky. Gazing into the vast blue dome rimmed in still-naked black oak branches, I took a deep breath and thought, “I am so glad I exist."


Milk and Honey Magazine financial planner, Hannah Boundy, shares an article on living intentionally with your money and finances as a Christian woman of faith!

Living Intentionally With Your Money

As a financial advisor, I do a lot of writing on the topic of financial planning. I write about how to maximize your retirement savings, how to purchase your first home, and how to build a budget that works for you and while there are certainly a lot of details to keep track of when it comes to financial planning, writing about it is relatively straightforward. When it came time to sit down and write this article however, I found myself dragging my feet.


Milk and Honey Magazine article about worrying less about if you're in the right place and more about being the right (Godly) woman!

Am I In The Right Place?

Have you ever been worried that you missed it? I mean, do you worry that you missed your place in the world, your purpose, your calling? Do you ask, “What if I’m not making a difference in the world?”


Milk and Honey Magazine discussed how even missionary life can lead to hardship. Rest in Jesus and He will make your path straight (and ease your heart!)

You Are Not Weak

You know how seeing a picture can bring back memories?

I saw a photo recently that reminded me of a time in my life where I felt my lowest. It was a photo of myself and a few friends the day after I had a major anxiety attack. At the time the photo was taken, I had been living in Southeast Asia for almost 4 years as a missionary. I was involved in wonderful ministries, had amazingly encouraging friends, food to eat, a place to live, etc. Life was good. From the outside.


Milk and Honey Magazine knows Jesus Christ has the most WONDERFUL plan for you, pretty girl! Like David and Goliath, Jesus is preparing you for your destiny to promote Him!

Perfectly Prepared ❄

My favorite story of the Bible (of the moment) is the story of David & Goliath. For those of you unfamiliar, let me give you the SparkNotes:

David was the youngest and smallest in his family, always looking up to his older, stronger brothers who worked as soldiers in the army. David worked as a humble shepherd, spending his time doing two things:


Milk and Honey Magazine dishes on how being single is just as beautiful as being in a relationship this Valentines Day! Trust in Jesus, dear girl. xo

The Beauty of Singleness on V-Day

I grew up in the South which has more traditional views, and women often get married young. Some families in my circle had an opinion that a marriage proposal should be soon after a high school diploma. So while my gal peers got a husband, kid(s), and the white picket fence after high school, I got 3 degrees, loan debt, and adult braces.


Volunteering: ❤ in Motion

With my hair pinned back in curls, half-inch heels tightly strapped to my feet, and a flowing red gown draped over my small frame, I was ready. As a wide-eyed 11 year old, I couldn't wait to wow the judges with my wit, charm, and fake eyelashes. I knew they would adore me.

Stepping into the interview, I smiled big (braces and all), introduced myself, and gave the three pageant judges a little wink. With only three minutes on the clock, I couldn't waste a second.


1 Week, No Social Media

I know, it sounds absolutely terrifying. At least to me it did. Since I was 15, I had not gone a day without social media: Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, and of course Facebook. Part of it was because I've moved all over the country and my family and friends are in this state and that. I mean, how else should I keep up with my loved ones?


Holly Butchers Letter Before Passing

Young cancer victim Holly Butcher wrote a heartbreaking letter of advice to the world moments before she passed. Read below:


Milk and Honey Magazine's four tips for young women to grow their self confidence. Our advice includes caring less about what others think and clinging to JESUS, pretty girl!

Growing Your Self-Confidence

When we first begin our relationship with God, it’s amazing how the Holy Spirit becomes our guide and teaches us how to become more like Him. For me, I never realized how much I lacked self-confidence until God started to reveal my identity in Him. I am still learning what it means to live and walk in freedom, but I’ve learned a few life lessons along the way about how to be my true self or my Christ-confident self.


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