Briana ariel's journal






In the art of transparency: I’ve spent too much time concerned with other’s thoughts of me. I’ve told myself, “I can’t because this person will be offended” or “I am not sure what they will say, so I won’t ruffle feathers.” I’ve jumped through hoops trying to accommodate people who honestly could care less about […]

May 2, 2020

Faith, Personal

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When The Lights Go Out

Today I was in the midst of taking a shower after a fun workout with my daughter in the backyard. I was thanking the Lord for specific things when all of a sudden the lights went out (COMPLETE DARKNESS). I took a two second break and went back to thanking the Lord even through the […]

April 28, 2020

Faith, Personal

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When I Feel Worried – Soul Affirmations Vol II (FREE Ebook)

In light of the recent events of COVID-19 our world seems to be the most uncertain as it has ever been. I’ve had numerous conversations with friends and family about our fears, faith, and the gray area in between. This book of affirmations was created to meet a need in my life as well as […]

April 10, 2020

Faith, Personal, words

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He fits my soul like a precise cut piece of steel, tested and true to equip the international space station! Ha, I am just being all-poetic, but I can do that because I am in love! I’ve reserved this portion of my life intentionally to allow myself to be present, to cultivate what we are […]

March 31, 2020


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My First Illustrated Children’s Book

Every year I try to work on a different medium of art. As a child I had endless amounts of time to create using different mediums every day. However, those days are behind me and with limited time, I have to narrow my focus in order to get better. Last year through a series of […]

March 26, 2020

art, words

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Wild Prayers

A simple prayer can transcend generations! Without even an ounce of doubt I believe the prayers my Grandma Annabelle prayed over me are coming to pass. I am blessed with the opportunity to pray for and with my daughter, Elise daily. Hearing her pray makes my heart burst into tears because I know her very […]

December 13, 2019


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Little Fashion Bloggers

The level of love mutually shared between my niece, Julissa and my daughter, Elise is absolutely beautiful! Seeing their relationship evolve over the past 3 years has blessed me in more ways than I can articulate. These little girls are professionals at taking pictures! Here are a few of my favorite images from their Fall […]

December 2, 2019

Personal, Photography

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Soul Affirmations: Vol 1

I am a firm believer that my words are P O W E R F U L. What I think, is what I speak and what I speak, is what I will eventually see. There is power in using your voice to speak the life that you would like to see. I want to see […]

November 26, 2019

Faith, words

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This post was written and published on January 1, 2016. “Grace is absolutely beautiful when we receive this precious gift from God. Knowing that we are saved by grace is so comforting and refreshing. We wake up without fear of our past and knowing that through it all God’s grace is raining down upon us. […]

October 4, 2019


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Into the deep

Ugh! That’s exactly how I feel right now. A big dose of UGH’s! I have yet to come across someone who says, “Obedience to God is super easy all of the time.” I am in a season of trying to be obedient to God in regards to sharing more of my life publicly. To some, this […]

September 29, 2019


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