Christianity, Teen, Teenage Girls

Ann Louise (Weezy)


James 1: 19-27

Weezy (far right) is my girl! I met her during her freshman year when she switched schools and joined our Young Life club and student activities team. She jumped in head first and came with all of her ideas and follow-through abilities. She gets me and I get her. This picture is from our mission trip to Puerto Rico (with our girl Alaina) and I watched her do what she does best–love big and love well!

Fun (or not so fun) fact: She recruited girls to come to Young Life camp this summer and we were so looking forward to our last week together before I moved, but she got mono just a couple of days before we were supposed to leave. I immediately went to her house to hug her neck (who cares about germs) and we cried and I was so encouraged by her hope even in the midst of such a let down. We even brought pictures of her to camp to take pics with her and pretend that she was there! She was a champ and handled it probably better than I would have!

You will absolutely adore my girl Weezy!


Christianity, Teen, Teenage Girls



James 1:13-18

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with my girl Sidney (on the right in this pic). Sid is the real deal, y’all. She cares deeply for people and justice and Jesus. She loves big and she loves well. She has the best work ethic I have ever seen and puts her heart and soul into everything that she does.

Fun Fact: Sidney is currently enrolled in her third class with me (even though I have now moved across the country) and keeps coming back for more! She was also my right hand lady (or maybe I was hers) for our 3rd Annual Academic Pep Rally and she killed it! We had way to much fun planning it, stressed out only a few times, and I really believe became better people because of working so closely with each other.

I am so grateful for this girl and I really think that anyone will appreciate her honesty and her thoughts on these verses!





James 1:2-11

In this very first episode ever (insert screaming and dancing and curling up in a ball in the corner of the room), you’ll hear my conversation with my friend, Olivia. We recorded almost a year ago and now she is a freshman at Samford University in Birmingham, AL! She has cheered me on in this endeavor and has believed in me so much–she even wrote an article for our school’s newspaper just to hold me accountable to actually publishing this!!

Fun Fact: I helped teach Olivia how to drive. She and her mom kept arguing while she had her learner’s permit, so her mom and I traded kids. My three crazy people went to her house for a few hours for a couple of days in the summer to swim, and Olivia and I drove around town so that she could gain her confidence on the road. We both thought that we were winning–I got a break from my kids and she got a break from hers!

Oh, and her little sister and my oldest daughter are best friends, so even though this isn’t the best picture, I had to use it because it just about sums up our whole relationship–her mom and I are great friends, she babysits my kids, her sister and my oldest, and of course the beloved dog, Charles!

Olivia also has a blog in which she shares her heart, her style, and her observations on life as a teenager. It’s awesome–you should go check it out!