FROM THE DESK OF A 1w9

Yep, I jumped the Christian Enneagram bandwagon. But dang… it was about time. Not only have I seen about every female near my age posting cute graphics about their Enneagram type, but every Christian podcast I listen to or YouTuber I watch is always talking about it. I’m the kind of person who refuses to…

STARTING FRESH

Ahh… the end of summer and the start of a new school year. For so many people, this often pulls up feelings of dread. But for nerds like me… it made me excited. Fresh school supplies and new outfits to show off. And as I entered my junior year of high school, I was excited…

WATCH YOUR PORTRAYAL

Guilty pleasure: I watch the Bachelorette. I love it. Is it terrible TV sometimes? Yes. But is it also really good and juicy TV sometimes? You bet. The past season of the Bachelor and the current season of the Bachelorette have really got me thinking about the way Christians are portrayed and portray themselves in…

FIGHTING ANXIETY

Hey! My name is Brianna Arsenault and I struggle with anxiety… probably just like you. We all have worries or triggers that make it hard for us to sleep or focus while we are at work, home, or school. I tend to stress myself out like no other, whether I’m overbooking myself or getting way…

FROM MY FATHER

Father’s Day is hard for a lot of people. Some have lost their father, been abandoned by their father, and some simply feel like they didn’t have much of a father to begin with. I know I am one of the lucky ones. It wasn’t until I got into college and met some people who…

LOVING FOR THE LONG HAUL

News flash: loving people is hard. Now, I’m not talking about loving people in general. You can care for people, pray for people, serve people, and love everyone (for the most part) pretty easily. It gets difficult when people hurt you, neglect you, or let you down. I’m a long-term kind of gal. I’ve had…

HAPPY MOM’S DAY!

Yes, yes. I know Mother’s Day was yesterday but I am trying really hard to get back into your regular scheduled Monday posts… so here we are. I don’t about you all, but I love my momma in an unreal way. As you get older, you continue to see your mom in new and beautiful…

BEYOND GRILLED CHEESE

The past six months have been filled with so many life changes, adjustments, and completely pushing myself out of my comfort zone. From graduating college to getting engaged, to getting my first full-time job… there have been so many ups and downs that have come with all of these truly wonderful things. I have been…

A LOOK AT HOLY WEEK

For those of you that are unaware, yesterday marked the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday. “Holy Week” stretches over Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Passover, and then Easter Sunday. So many events happened during this week in the Old and New Testaments. It was a hard week for Jesus and the world. But a…

BEING 22

So I officially entered my T-Swift year last week and I still can’t get “22” out of my head. Turning 22 has been super weird for me. I remember hearing this song in high school and thinking how far away it was and how mature and fun being 22 must be. Don’t get me wrong,…

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