Each year we host an extensive retreat that girls all over the country attend, and each year we have an incredible time diving into the Word and exploring our creative talents together. Make new friends, dig deeper in your relationship with Jesus, listen to amazing speakers, and spend 5 days with us in the beautiful mountains of Washington. 

This week: 2017 Spring Retreat!

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It's no secret that growing up is hard. It's even more difficult when everyone around you seems to be moving forward, and you're stuck awkwardly stumbling around trying to figure it out on your own. Trust us: you are not alone. And we're here to help, with tips and advice every Saturday to help you prepare for the big things ahead. 

New Series! Adulting 101

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Something is happening in our young women’s ministry and my spirit says we need to change the current narrative, because we are creating a dangerous habit. I’m afraid we are spending more time admiring the beauty of our decorated journaling Bibles than we are reading and being convicted by the Word.

Jesus Won't 'Like' Your Instagram Photo

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i thought of a million different ways to start this post, but the truth is i can’t write anything catchy for what i’m going to talk about. my heart is seriously pounding…. it’s something i’ve kept hidden away for a long time [with the exception of telling a handful of people] because i thought if […]

Spiritual Growth

Beauty instead of Ashes {Be Loved with Kristin}

I am a passionate person and one of the most important mantras to me is following your dreams. I have loved taking photos since I can remember being able to hold a camera but my drive and passion for my own business really formed four years ago. Moments are so precious and important to me […]

Delight Girls

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your […]

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Kinda loving polka dots right now… What’s your favourite way to wear them?   Image source/credits: http://atlantic-pacific.blogspot.ca http://troprouge.blogspot.ca http://mrnewton.net http://mlovesm.blogspot.ca http://www.eatsleepwear.com http://www.viewsbylaura.com http://www.thebriarroseblog.com http://www.ontheracks.com


KRISTIN’S PERSPECTIVE: When we started this blog on January 1st, we were blessed by many people donating of items and time.  After a few weeks of girls entering the giveaway contest, my son and I sat down and wrote up all the names and put them into a hat.  Yes, I know there are easier […]

Spiritual Growth

“Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided— […]


18, born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, I go to school in central Indiana, but I dream of living in Seattle. Favorite type of photography: Portraits My parents have always said i had a special “eye”. I never really believed them until I started my business in 2012 and actually had people who wanted […]

Delight Girls

I was at a park today with the 8 year old girl I nanny. I was watching as all these little girls ran, smiled, laughed and played. Their eyes were full of delight, filled with innocence and wonder. They were carefree and fearless. I remember being that age and feeling like a princess. I felt […]

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KRISTIN’S PERSPECTIVE: Have you ever had a time in your life when you thought “I really thought that God has told me. . .” and then it didn’t happen? When the retreat website was being put together, I was having my quiet time with Jesus one morning and I truly felt him give me certain […]

Retreats + Workshops

by: Rachael Lee Stroud http://rachaelleestroud.wordpress.com/ As young women, we all wake up in the morning wanting to look fabulous. While we are all naturally beautiful, we have a few secrets, don’t we? Our makeup “must haves”, our beauty “go-to’s”. I have my favorites… Mineral powder… Liquid eyeliner… Waterproof mascara (because you just never know when […]


Hi, my name is Tori and I’m an over-analyzer. (Cue the loving, unanimous group response “Hi, Tori!”) While I realize this isn’t Over-Analyzers Anonymous, and many of you may not share this tendency, I felt like it was a fitting confession to start off with, because this aspect of my personality has literally affected every […]

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We at Delight are excited to bring you “Vendors We Love”! There are so many phenomenal women and businesses that have supported us (and given some fab gifts for the retreat coming up!), and we want to celebrate each of them! To start off, we are thrilled to tell you about Kimberly Drury with Madilu […]

Brand Spotlight

   Thank you, Shayna Hardy, for sharing this beautiful image! By: Rachael Lee Stroud The New Normal Hey-you! Yes-you! You are a woman of influence. God has given us some pretty cool super powers as young women. We can use this influence to make an incredibly powerful & positive impact on the world around us. […]

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