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The Hope in Saying “No”

Hey friends! I definitely fell off the radar again, between moving into my new apartment and breaking my collar bone and turning 21, I've been a little busy. BUT! I have a ton of new things that I've been working on, and super cool opportunities coming up that I literally can not wait to share… Continue reading The Hope in Saying “No”

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A Life That Could Not Be

Saturday was my 21st birthday. I've been asked about my expected first hangover at least 5 times... But I'm not hungover. I still haven't had a single drink. Well, if I am hungover, it's the classic anxiety hangover that most of us know so well.  For the past few weeks, I've bounced back and forth between… Continue reading A Life That Could Not Be

guest posts · jesus · organizations · Uncategorized

Student Ministry (Guest Post: Lily)

Good morning friends! Today I'm sharing another one of my favorite bloggers wisdom with you. Lily and I have a lot in common, both serving in a student ministry called Young Life! I'll let her introduce herself and tell you more about the importance of loving students where they are....   Hey all! Before I… Continue reading Student Ministry (Guest Post: Lily)

Get to know me · Malibu · Service Dog · Uncategorized

Service Dog FAQ: My Dog

As you probably know, for the last two and a half months I have been on a journey to train my dog Malibu as my service dog. Two weeks ago, she passed her public access test and she is now an official service dog! Throughout our time together so far, I have encountered a LOT… Continue reading Service Dog FAQ: My Dog

guest posts · jesus · Uncategorized

Connect to the Creator (Maali Padro)

Surprise, it's me! I've been MIA in the midst of moving and summer school, but I couldn't wait any longer to share welcome the words of my friend Maali onto my blog. I love what she has to say about connecting to God through scripture, and how we can use the Bible to further our… Continue reading Connect to the Creator (Maali Padro)

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Untitled Love (By Celina Kay)

Happy Friday, Friends! I can't tell you enough great things about the community that I get to be a part of as a college christian girl blogger. My new friend, Celina, shared the following post on her own blog last week and I can't get enough of it. I told her that these words could… Continue reading Untitled Love (By Celina Kay)

anxiety · jesus · Service Dog · Uncategorized

Hide the Broken

I had major anxiety at Target the other day, for no reason other than that's what my mind likes to do. Panic. My service dog, Malibu, was alerting like crazy. People were obsessing over the "cute dog" in public. I was trying to find an empty aisle to get away from reality. (the tupperware aisle… Continue reading Hide the Broken

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Love That Sticks

One of my besties and her roomies (who are also my besties!!!) introduced me to my new favorite ministry: LoveThatSticks. Love that sticks is a social media based ministry run by a sweet girl in Houston Texas. She makes and sends out paintings and encouragements for those who need them. Here's how it works: You… Continue reading Love That Sticks

chronic illness · Get to know me · jesus · Malibu · Service Dog · Uncategorized

The Girl With The Dog 

I'm at work right now. I can hear my bosses footsteps down the hallway. He's with someone. He asks if anyone's working in the nursery yet. "The girl with the dog is here" I hold my breath. "Allyson. Her name is Allyson." Sigh of relief. I have major identity issues, stemming from the time I… Continue reading The Girl With The Dog 

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Erin Condren Academic Planner: Review

This past January I decided that I needed to switch up my planning routine. My dad always makes fun of me for how meticulous I am, and how many to-do lists I tend to keep simultaneously. My planner is my life line and I probably wouldn't be productive at all without it. I have been… Continue reading Erin Condren Academic Planner: Review