The one with the Liebster Award | Part II

Hello again, everyone! Today I’m back with part two of three all about my Liebster Award nominations. If you haven’t read my first post that explained what the award is and included eleven facts about me, head over here. Today, I’m diving into the questions from two of my nominators: Faith [Life With Mrs. G & the Artist] and Kaeleen [With Dignity & Coffee]. Without further ado… Questions from Faith: Where are you from? I hail from Wisconsin – a...

The one with the Liebster Award | Part I

You guys. A couple weeks ago I found out what a Liebster Award was and I never thought that I would be nominated for one. This last week I got not one, not two, but fourΒ sweet messages from Faith, Kaeleen,Β Kaycie, and Natalie letting me know that they chose me as a recipient. I love the concept of this award. Here it is in a nutshell: – Link back to the person(s) who nominated you for the award. – You must...

Currently | Vol. 2

It’s been awhile since my last “currently” post. I’m trying to get on a schedule and I think Fridays are going be update days. This last week has been slow, but I’m not complaining. That’s what summer is for, right? I’ve been currently… Reminiscing over old family photographs. Last weekend, my mom spent time at one of her sister’s and came home with flash drives full of memories to look through. I’m a picture junkie, so I was enthralled for...

What missions means to me.

Comfort zone. A place or situation where one feels safe, at ease, or without stress. Antigua, Guatemala and La Libertad, El Salvador are both about 3,000 miles away from my comfort zone.In July of 2011 and August of 2012, I spent time in Antigua and La Libertad, respectively. Throughout that time, myself and my peers were pulled further and further away from our little areas of contentment and, personally, I couldn’t be happier. I can almost guarantee that if asked,...

On saying “see you later.”

Dear Van: I just did the math and you have been my best friend forΒ ten years. That number surprises me, yet it doesn’t at all. I feel like I haven’t known you long enough, but also like you’ve always been there. We’ve done it all together, haven’t we? Weeks at Spencer Lake. Hundreds of selfies. Several boyfriends. 51 hours of South Carolina for my first ever (and the best) road trip. Photo shoots galore. Wedding weekends. Lord knows how many...

Starting the week with a grateful heart.

For the past 5 weeks, my church has been going through a series calledΒ Life on the Vine. The series is based on the book of the same name by Philip Kenneson in which he examines the fruits of the Spirit in both a Biblical and modern day context and compares and contrasts the two. During the message on joy, our pastor gave us suggestions on ways to cultivate true joy in our lives – one of them being to nurture...