What about when you’re alone with your boyfriend or future boyfriend?
Countless friends have recently asked me this question, and I feel as though it is such a hard battle to face and discuss. I tried my best to be understanding and transparent, and every time I prayed about this for my sweet friends, a word kept coming to my mind: boundaries.

Be the Girl with Mel & Janell


Having to navigate through dating (that’s a whole other blog for another day!).
Feeling the pressure to look good enough to attract someone.
Third-wheeling. The single life is no easy thing. Here's a perspective to challenge you right where you are during this season.

If You're Single (and Tired of It)


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You know what I battle with most in life? Selfishness. I battle with selfishness in regards to how I spend my time. I battle with wanting to do things on my own schedule and my own comfort level. I battle with wanting to do what’s easy and convenient rather than what I know I should […]

Spiritual Growth

{Be Confident} Into the Waves

That day, God’s goodness didn’t come like I thought it would. Rarely does it. I was driving on the open road. That day, my thoughts, instead of clearing, were spinning around in my mind. Suddenly, my chest was heavy, and my throat was tight. I needed to talk, so I dialed her number. Please, pick […]

Spiritual Growth

     But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 If you’ve been following the Delight blog and it’s monthly themes, you may have noticed a trend!  We’ve been spending each month focusing […]

Spiritual Growth

There are those moments, those glimpses right into the heaven, when the clouds peel back and we see finally see the light and we know that God is good. This weekend, I was sitting on a lake in a kayak as the sun was setting behind the majestic mountains, watching the stillness of the water, […]

Spiritual Growth

So you’re having a party and you’ve invited a friend who is gluten free. Your inner-hostess has you scouring Pinterest for recipes and tips that will allow you to provide your guest with allergy friendly treats. But before you get started in the kitchen, here are a few things you need to know:   1. […]

Culinary Arts

  photo credit My husband and I recently purchased our first home on a quiet little street outside of St. Louis. After years of pinterest planning, we are slowly converting our little home into the warm, cozy cottage that I’ve always dreamt of. While exciting, the process has proven to be eye-opening in more ways […]

Spiritual Growth

Today was a milestone. Today was a day I have dreamed about for over 19 months. Yes, today was my birthday (I don’t have to say how old I am, do I? :)) and yes, my sweet labradoodle, Annie,  is currently in labor and having puppies. But the reason I woke up at 5:45 a.m. […]

Delight House

It was 5 years ago, but I remember the moment like it was yesterday. I was sitting on a friend’s bed at college, sitting with my best friend and talking through tears. “I just don’t understand.” A week before, I had been to Haiti with my church, and came home shocked by all the suffering […]

Spiritual Growth

I am so excited to introduce you to Samantha Hartzell. She is in our Culinary Arts Intensive Group and we love seeing her creativity in there. Samantha is a Delight girl, a portrait photographer and a food lover – which is a pretty fantastic combo if I do say so myself! She is taking over the […]

Culinary Arts

the lord is my light and my salvation // whom shall i fear? the lord is the stronghold of my life // of whom shall i be afraid? though an army encamp against me // my heart shall not fear though war arise against me // yet i will be confident one thing have i […]

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