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Welcome, I'm Catie

As the author here at Survived by Sunshine, my mission is to empower you to weather life’s storms with the grace, humility, and confidence it takes to come out stronger on the other side.

An educator by trade and creative at heart, I love to supplement quality information with inspirational resources designed to help you create a life you love while finding joy in the journey.

I can’t wait for you to join me!

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  • Personal Development

    How to Identify Your Personal Core Values

    Core values are the fundamental beliefs that serve as the guiding principles in our daily lives. Our personal core values help us distinguish between right and wrong, and they influence every decision we make. If you’ve had extensive training in the fields of psychology or sociology, you might already be familiar with the intricacies of how we come to define…

  • Personal Development

    3 Best Personality Tests to Help You Find Yourself

    Almost daily, I find myself asking some version of the question, “What does it mean to be human?” And more specifically, “How do our unique personalities influence our ability to form sustainable relationships and develop healthy thought patterns?” According to philosopher and theologian Paul Tillich, “The character of human life, like the character of the human condition, like the character…

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    The Shield of Faith and the Full Armor of God

    “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” (Ephesians 6:16). Do you ever have those days, weeks, or even months where it seems like everything life throws at you pierces you to your very core? With every mental, physical, and emotional obstacle, you feel more and more…

  • Faith

    10 Life Lessons Learned from Jesus’ Final Days

    There is something about the coming of spring that pours sunshine straight into my soul. I believe it is that when I look out and see the budding trees and the vibrant buttercups blooming, I am reminded of how precious it is to be born again. What I don’t believe, however, is that it is a coincidence that God allows…

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    How to Create a Monthly Budget and Stick to It

    Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. Will Rogers There are few things that influence our lives more than money and our ability to manage it with humility and intention. And as sad as it may be, that’s a lesson many of us learn the hard way.…

  • Lifestyle

    10 Things I Wish We Had Put on Our Wedding Registry

    I have a confession. Before my husband and I got married, I was horrible about not buying gifts off of couples’ wedding registries. For me, it just felt impersonal and anticlimactic for the new bride and groom to know exactly what they were getting. I know that’s the point, but it just wasn’t my thing. Anyways, as my own wedding…