The Truth About Loving Your Neighbor

The command to love our neighbors is not the complication, rather it is how the word ‘love’ is defined and how we apply this verse to our lives that makes this passage complicated for Christians. Context is so important here. Often we twist the term ‘love’ to mean many things it doesn’t and in today’s culture it is used interchangeably with the terms ‘tolerant’ and ‘acceptance’.

4 Ways To Uncomplicate Your Quiet Time

Journal. Bible. Devotional. Coffee. Sunrise. An hour to spare. All the pretty pens and highlighters. With the rise of social media and Christian influencers in the past few years what is commonly referred to as “quiet time” for the Christian has become just another pretty Instagram square and, for many Christians, anxiety-inducing. Why? Because we…

How To Love Motherhood When The World Tells You Not To

If you are anything like me you may have found (or currently find) yourself in a place of fear when it comes to motherhood as you scroll through social media. You see countless women talking about how their toddlers destroy their home, their babies leave them with dirty hair and living in leggings, and their…

How To Be A Truth Seeker In A World Full Of Lies

a quick look into the life of Jesus throughout the Gospels shows us that the truth has always been hated by the world. We also see, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, that truth will always prevail. Which is why it’s so important for us to be truth-seekers in this world full of lies – we want to be on the side of victory.

Life Update: Where I’ve Been & Where The Sweetly Co. Is Going

So, it’s been a while…to say the least. 2020 came roaring in with a lot of unexpected events – and I’m not just talking about everything we’ve been seeing on the news. This has been an incredible year of major change for me and I honestly just had to take a few months off from…

Why Pursuing Your Purpose Isn’t The Point

In the Christian community we consistently hear all about how we can find the purpose God has for us and use it to impact the world around us. And while that is 100% true, there is another message within the broader idea that can cause some unnecessary worry and, often times, a relentless pursuit of…

This Is The Only Beauty Cream You Need

I used to be the girl that grabbed the cheapest moisturizer at Target and never thought twice about it. But I was also the girl with constant breakouts, dry skin in the winter and oily in the summer, and a splotchy, uneven complexion. Skincare Of The Past If you asked me two years ago about…

New Year, New Goals: A Breakdown Of My 2020 Goals

A new decade lay before us, surely overflowing with abundant blessings and more than enough grace and mercy for any trials that may come along with those blessings. The past ten years have been full of so much transitioning and learning and overcoming and redirecting and I thank God for all the ways He has…

Why You Need A Prayer Journal

Journaling has long been a part of who I am. Most people who have known me for any length of time know how important this daily practice is to me. It’s been a source of healing, of processing thoughts, of creative expression, and the thing that has helped my prayer life grow the most.