The Overflow

living in the overflow of God's goodness through every season


A Glass of Ginger Ale

Snapshots, FaithCarrie-Grace McConkey3 Comments

One day, about a month and a half after my seventh birthday, my dad and I took a trip to the grocery store. I don’t remember why, but we picked up ginger ale along with some other groceries. Maybe it was just a treat, or maybe someone was sick (ginger ale can calm the stomach), but whatever the reason, we picked some up.


Faith, SnapshotsAbigail Phillips1 Comment

There was a time where I wasn’t leaning on God as much as I should.  I felt like I didn’t have the authority that Jesus has given to us.  Instead of praying boldly about my depression or insecurities, I would hide in my room, sometimes lying in bed all day because I was too anxious or depressed to do anything if I was off work.

6 Things I Regret Doing at 16 {part 2}

Lifestyle, SnapshotsCassidy ShooltzComment

When I was 16, I was a junior, and it was by far the most challenging year of high school for me. On top of having eight classes, I was in a rough situation. I had caught a person in some serious sin, and that situation did not get handled the way I had hoped. Between trying to study sulfur for a class presentation in chemistry, editing photos for my photography business, and attempting to address the situation, the Lord strongly convicted me of an issue in my heart

Finding Grace, Choosing Joy

SnapshotsKatherine Kelly2 Comments

This summer I worked at a Christian youth camp. I took pictures of people all summer and grew in faith more than I know. God taught me many lessons in grace and joy and how I needed them throughout my time at camp. I struggled with some “people” issues, but God continued to show me that I needed to give and receive His grace as my own grace was far from sufficient. I went into the summer without many expectations for struggle or change, but He made it a beautiful struggle for me to grow in Him.