New Series: Mental Health Awareness Week!

"You cannot build a deep connection with someone who is disconnected from themselves." Yung Pueblo Series: Mental Health Awareness Week This week I am hosting a 5 day series on the blog for mental health awareness. Every night this week I am posting a new blog at 7pm central time! We will be discussing where…

My Reflections During Lent

“To sabbath is to observe what God does when you’re not doing anything.” Manuel Arteaga These past 6 weeks have been a time of intentional withdrawal from the daily routines of social media scrolling and seeking discernment over distraction. For Lent this year I gave up social media during the week. At first, it was really…

What if I want Jesus and nothing else?

"I need you More than the air that I breatheYou've captured my heart every beatYou're pulling me closer.""I Need You" by Matthew Harris and Kyle Lee Gateway Worship What does it mean to want Jesus and nothing else? This question has been on my heart after a worship service this past Sunday morning. It was…

The Top 8 Articles from The Honest Pursuit Archives–dating, self-care, and life lessons in faith and confidence

Written by: Lauren Michelle Smith Edited by: Rachele Blick  “Strive not to be a success, but to be of value.”  -Albert Einstein To celebrate the 4th year of writing for The Honest Pursuit, I want to share some of the most read articles on my blog. I have learned so much about God, myself, and how…