BANGS & God-size Dreams

Last Thursday I was getting ready for class and I was like “Hmm…I think I’ll get bangs.”

So I called my mom for some affirmation, she was in agreement, so I Yelped a place, called, and made an appointment for 7 a.m. the next morning.  I didn’t tell anyone except her and John Luke haha. My sister wasn’t too happy to see me with them, since bangs are “her thing” haha. But I love them! I thought they’d be difficult to get used to, but seriously they have been so easy and they are so fun!

Our friend Isaac came over Sunday to help John Luke and I with a shoot, then he took a couple shots of my bangs. He is so talented! Thats actually one thing I love so much about Liberty-so many of our friends are incredibly talented and creative in one way or another. I love being able to watch them and learn from them. I love seeing their creativity put in action. I also love watching them follow their passions and dream big! Its like they know they can dream big because they believe in a big God who’s got big plans for their lives! It reminds me of a verse out of Ephesians…

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!”(3:20)

So why not go ahead and pursue your passions! Dream God-size dreams! Honestly it makes me giddy with excitement just thinking about it. God is just so good and so kind with how He blesses his children with talents and creativity. I’m a firm believer that everyone has got a creative bone in their body, whether they believer it or not. And it is going to look different for everyone. But we were created in the image THE Creator. The Maker of the Heavens and the earth. Its in our DNA to create.

So how about we take those talents and give them right back to Him. How about we glorify Him through the gifts He’s uniquely equipped us with. How about we work on creating, pursuing our passions, and dreaming those G0d-size dreams and see where He’ll take us. I think He loves to watch us dream.

So there ya go, bangs and God-size dreams.



36 comments so far.

36 responses to “BANGS & God-size Dreams”

  1. Morgan says:

    Mary Kate! Bangs look amazing on you! Way to rock a new look. Thanks for sharing your friends talent with us, and also sharing your writing talent!

  2. Emily says:

    Love this post! Love your bangs! The encouragement from this post was just what I needed today!

  3. McKinley Rogers says:

    What are you and JL majoring in at Liberty?

  4. Megan Anderson says:

    Mary Kate… have no idea how much I needed to hear this today. As my freshman year of college is almost coming to a close, I was talking to my dad about how apprehensive I am about the future and how I can’t control it. He reminded me how sovereign our God is, and how loyal He is, even if we stray away from him.
    Love you lots girl, and the bangs too!!

  5. Garrett K. says:

    Goodness I needed that! Picking a major has been the most difficult part about college. It’s such a heavy decision, but what matters the most to me is doing God’s will! Thanks!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Mary Kate you are stinkin cute. Thanks for being down to earth. I love following you on instagram and seeing how you daily want to glorify God. We’re about the same age and I married my husband when I was 20. I love seeing other young married couple defy odds. Also thanks for being vulnerable with your life! You’re so inspiring!

  7. Kate says:

    Love them! So cute! And I totally agree with you about God-sized dreams! It is fun to dream and think about what we can accomplish but so much more fun to dream about the possibilities God can provide and be shocked every single time with how He surpasses every. single. one. ❤️

  8. maggie says:

    where did you get your boots? (btw LOVE the hair)

  9. Abigail says:

    LOVE your blog!! I have actually found myself using your blog as inspiration for my own blog. This post was so inspiring, and I totally love it!

  10. Lindsay Kate says:

    Gorgeous hair!
    Exactly what I needed! Your friend has really great talent, those are very pretty pictures!
    If you don’t mind me asking, where did you get your watch and shirt?

  11. Victoria says:

    This is exactly what I needed today! I’ve been thinking about making some big life changes to pursue my dreams and, to be honest, I’ve been hesitant to just go for it. So thanks & the bangs rock!

  12. Lauren says:

    After transitioning to college I struggled with getting back to God and I found it in my creativity. I live in my journal now. It has helped so much and your blog posts and your amazing self inspire me immensely. I really need this little bit of affirmation and happiness that you gave in this post today, so THANK YOU!!!! You truly are helping me grow with God and making me smile all the time(:

  13. Kayla says:

    I really needed to hear this tonight, Mary Kate. As nursing school approaches I’ve kindof been fearful of the future. I know God has this planned for me but the fears of am i going to have the strength and courage and discipline to get through it successfully have been in my mind recently. Thank you for being real and down to earth. By being obedient to God and using your talemts for Him you are inspiring and encouraging those around you.

  14. Lauren says:

    The fact that you got bangs and didn’t immediately regret them gives me hope lol, maybe one day. Super cute though!! And thanks for the pick me up, I always look forward to your awesome pics and happy messages <3

  15. GIRL! I GOTTA know where that shirt is from!!

  16. Jacci Grace says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! I’ve been struggling with my “gift” of music recently, and this blog lifted my spirits up. I just really need to remember to constantly look towards Him and always glorify Him for the gift he gave me. Always inspiring blog posts, Thank you Mary Kate x

  17. Ellie Jewett says:

    Love this Mary Kate! You look so beautiful 🙂

  18. Julia says:

    Your blog is such an inspiration to me!!! Love the bangs and the message!

  19. Angel says:

    I love reading your blog posts, they are always so uplifting and so real! I got married young too and love to see other young couples living life together! I love your style too(:

  20. Morgan says:

    I had never heard of johnnyswim until I read your blog post yesterday, now I am obsessed! Can’t wait for your photography blog post! You rock!

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  22. Teena thomas says:

    Mary Kate ,u look amazing with bangs ??
    U continue to be an inspiration for me

    Thank you ?

  23. Lindsay Kate says:

    LOVE that watch and shirt!
    Where did they come from?
    Also your friend has Awesome tallent! Gorgeous photos!

  24. Mckenna says:

    Mary Kate, thanks for sharing your talent of writing with the world! I really needed to hear this. I have been struggling with the what ifs of my dream maybe being too big to accomplish and focusing on the obstacles of getting there instead of focusing on the power that God has. Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of just how big our God is and instead, focus on what the world is telling us. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, they are just what I needed. Bangs look great on you by the way!!

  25. Abigail says:

    Mary Kate, I love your blog! The first blog I read was about your battle with depression, which I could relate to on a personal level because I was struggling with depression at that time. This blog encouraged me and I wanted to thank you for encouraging me to dream BIG because we have a GREAT God. I was feeling a bit stressed about my homework today because I need to get good grades in order to pursue my dreams. After reading this, I felt much more at ease knowing that as long as I am doing what I love right now and pursue God, he will take care of the rest. Because he has a plan for my life, I need to trust him.
    Thank You Mary Kate 🙂

  26. Abigail says:

    Hello Mary Kate! The first blog I read was about your battle with depression, and it helped me tremendously because at the time I was dealing with depression myself. But Thank God, I have overcome that with the strength he gave me. As I was reading your post today, I was receiving the BIG DREAMS FOR A BIG GOD message and I felt much more at ease. Earlier, I was feeling a bit stressed with homework because I have dreams which require good grades and at times it can get overwhelming but I have to remember that God is in control. He had given me talents, I just have to live and love life right and constantly pursue God and all else he will take care of. Thank you Mary Kate!

  27. Lindsay Kate says:

    Hello Mary Kate!
    I love your hair!
    If you don’t mind me asking, what are your FAVORITE places to shop at?

  28. Hailey says:

    Hey Mary Kate! Love the bangs and (!) your eye make-up! You look beautiful. I think you would really enjoy the bible study by Havilah Cunnington called Eat Pray Hustle (if you haven’t already done it). It’s a 20-day study where you look at the story of Abraham and what it looks like to dream with God, and then pursue that dream. – I love her studies because they are just a short daily video devotional (5-8 min) and then if you buy the book there is a journalling component for 15-20 min. Anyways, thought I would share! 🙂 I got married young also and now we are almost 11 years in; wishing I had done more of these studies earlier on my marriage!!

  29. Annabel says:

    Love the message and your bangs Mary Kate! You’re such a beautiful person inside and out!

  30. Katie watson says:

    Love love love this! And love you’re style, we are similar in taste! What a blessing to follow you and your sweet family!! God bless you all! Thank you for inspiring❤️

  31. Holly says:

    Hi Mary Kate have you ever considered doing a blog post on your health and fitness routine? I’d love to know favorite healthy recipes or fitness tips for busy college girls!

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