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Measuring My Life In Coffee Spoons
September 27, 2018My favorite coffee shops have an atmosphere that I think church was intended to have. It feels like a place God would hang out at a lot, a Central Perk I would find Him sitting in if He had some spare...
Sticky Notes For 20 Somethings
March 23, 2018Don't go comparing yourself to other 20 somethings. An inability to celebrate someone else’s successes reveals some things are out of alignment in you, because cheering each other on is an essential p...
What Does Putting On the Armor of God Look Like?
October 7, 2017It's so easy for me to read over that verse and think of the little coloring pages in my head. I can still see the labels and I think, "The helmet of salvation was purple and the belt of truth was gol...
The Salt Compass
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?” (Matthew 5:13)
Some stories, paintings, songs, and words have captured beauty in extraordinary ways, enriching the earth’s narrative with more life, more color, more flavor, and more depth. Each has contributed yet another piece of evidence that a Great Artist has been on the move once more, who signs His work, and leaves pieces of Himself for us to discover as we follow.
The Salt Compass is a collection for those coordinates, those lampposts, mirrors, treasure maps, and ancient tomes that have recorded and revealed The Artist’s fingerprints for others to find, enjoy, and admire. It also serves as an outlet for me to leave signposts of my own where I have stumbled upon enchanted woods full of His footprints or caught glimpses of His hand at work myself. I love that we all find different pieces, and I love highlighting those who have been brave enough to mine deep, and contribute to the masterpiece He is forging, the beauty every artist longs to unveil.
Here’s to the creators and dreamers and writers and thinkers who have pointed me True North with their craft. You have taught me so much, and I am so grateful. You have made this adventure brighter and aligned my compass more times than I can record here, though I will try my best anyway.
A Little Bit About Me
Hi. *waves* My name is Madeleine.
I have a slight addiction to new notebooks and chocolate, and I have this weird habit of reading upside down. Mornings are really not okay with me unless lots of coffee is involved, and I am rarely without a paperback and/or fluffy socks. I have three younger sisters who love to laugh and give hugs, and we share a mutual love for dragons and our golden retriever.
As much as I consider myself a local coffee shop tourist, I like collecting stamps in my passport as well, and I babble about characters I love as if they were real people. I also really really love paper and creativity and singing about Jesus.
I’m currently living in North Carolina after graduating with a degree in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Portsmouth in England. I originally started a blog hoping to write down some stories and adventures from my travels, and now it has continued to include any other miscellaneous writings and wonderings that happen to cross my mind.
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Top Books I Read In 2018
December 26, 2018Since 30 books happens to be quite a few and I wasn’t able to write a separate review for each of them, I wanted to give you a recap on some of my favorite books in 2018.
“I’m Too Busy” and Other Excuses I’m Ditching
December 14, 2018People say, “Do it scared” all the time. I’ve got a new one for you: “Do it tired.” Be tired and show up anyway. You will sleepwalk through way too much of your life with this excuse if you don’t.
Note to Self: Wringing Out the Words When Writing is Hardest
November 1, 2018You are not a forgery of an artist because the process is difficult. The presence of struggle doesn’t imply the absence of grace and gifting. Wring them out. Start with all your excuses. The page isn’...