Bearing Your Cross: Does a Necklace Count?

A frequent topic at my church and youth group recently has been “bearing your cross” and what exactly that looks like for us as followers of Christ. We’ve had discussions, heard testimonies, and watched a video of a man who took the calling very literally (the link to that will be at the end of this post). I’ve seen it all as very encouraging and it’s poised the challenging question of whether or not we’ve each accepted the call to carry our own cross. But what exactly does it look like? … More Bearing Your Cross: Does a Necklace Count?

Who’s Watching?

Hey friends! A little late this week because I’ve been working working working on getting this next post saying what I mean for it to say! I’m aiming to have it out by next Thursday. In the meantime, I’m going to share the caption of my most recent Instagram post for all of those who didn’t get to see it before. Enjoy this short read, and take a minute to ask yourself, who’s watching? … More Who’s Watching?

Life Update #1 – School, Arts, and the Future!

High School. Don’t those words just strike an unending joy in your heart? Memories of your most awkward experiences, embarrassment, fights with friends, maybe some rejection thrown in there… golden days. Well, I have good news: I’ve successfully made it through and I’m heading into my final semester. It feels a bit unreal if I’m honest. I haven’t minded high school too much, but I’m glad to move on for sure. I figured now would be as good a time as any to give you all a little update on what’s happening in Gabrielle’s world. … More Life Update #1 – School, Arts, and the Future!

Living a No Waste Life

I’m going to come forward right away and say that what I mean by a no waste life is a bit different than the usual meaning nowadays. If you’re looking for easy ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle, this isn’t the post for you. What I mean by living a no waste life is not wasting time, relationships, opportunity. It’s one of the hardest challenges I’ve faced (I’ve yet to conquer it). Being intentional in every moment of your life sounds exhausting, doesn’t it? … More Living a No Waste Life

I Was Robbed! (Definitely Not Hyperbole)

Okay, maybe that statement is hyperbole. This is actually the short version of the story of my trip to Mexico and having my heart stolen by people in a far away land. That’s a really fancy way of saying I’m going to talk a little bit about my missions trip and how much I miss being there. I don’t believe I’ve ever felt more at home than when I was in Mexico (sorry U.S.A), and the itch to get back to that beautiful country refuses to leave me alone. … More I Was Robbed! (Definitely Not Hyperbole)

The Future is Terrifying! (and I’m Beyond Excited)

The future has been on my mind a lot recently. Why shouldn’t it be? I’m about to finish high school, I’m on the verge of adulthood, and this is when everyone starts asking where I’m going to school, what I want to do, and when I plan to accomplish all my goals. It can be intimidating, but I’m always up for a challenge. Luckily for me I’m also an obsessive planner and was asking myself these questions as soon as I hit high school. … More The Future is Terrifying! (and I’m Beyond Excited)