What Happens when we Dumb Down the Gospel

Now maybe it’s because I’m naturally a very practical person, but I have never understood why the church feels the need to bedazzle the Bible.

I recently wrote a post about why students leave the church that got a lot of attention, and one of the points that I discussed was that the church fails to allow kids to grow in high school. Grade 9s are learning the same things as Grade 12s, and what they’re learning is watered-down.

Flourishing in Daily Habits and Routines – Flourish Friday

A while back I was noticing that some of my favourite bloggers were involved in the Flourish linkup with The Kardia Blog, which I also read and love! So I decided to look more into it.
When I saw their mission statement, I was sold. It meshes so completely with what I want this blog to be about, which is living purposefully and deliberately. Here’s what it’s all about:

The Most Canadian Things that Happened to Me on Canada Day

Let me start by saying this:

I freaking love my country.

Seriously. We have Tim Hortons, beavers, and maple syrup. What else does a country need?

So to show how much I love my country, here, as Canada day comes to a close, are some of the most Canadian things that have happened to me in the last month or so.

The Versatile Blog Award

Good morning, lovelies!

Yesterday, Kendal from Life with Kendal nominated me for the Versatile Blog Award! Her blog is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen, and you all need to check it out! I love her design, and she writes on everything from blogging to beauty! So make sure to stop by her site!

Like any award, there are some rules.

A Guide to True Self-Esteem

I recently got a message from a reader asking “What do you do when you have horrible self-esteem?”

Self-esteem has become this holy grail recently I find. It’s the fix-all, and people spend hours trying to build up girls’ self-esteem but often it just doesn’t seem to work. Don’t you find sometimes that it just gets annoying when everyone keeps saying things like “you just need to love you for you because you’re just as good as everyone else! You’re beautiful, you’re talented, and you just need to open your eyes to that!”? Because I do.