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To The Girl Who Wants To Contribute More In Church
August 28, 2017But what if you have a story to tell and you have access to an audience who needs to hear it? Do not think that if you don’t fit into one of those filtered categories, that you are somehow too ambitio...
Why I Don’t Want It, Unless He Wants It For Me
July 31, 2017The stubbornness that tries to reign as two tiny hands uncurl their fingers from fists and say, “You can have them. You can take them.” Gritted teeth and all.
What Happens When My Jesus Dates Are Lookin’ Kinda Lazy?
February 1, 2017No, Jesus. No, it’s cold. No, it’s early. You know I’m not a morning person. No, I don’t have the time. No, I don’t have the energy. No, I shouldn’t waste money on that. I am just that lazy sometimes.
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 strawberries and bubbles 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.
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)
From beaches, to caramel chocolate bars, pretzels, fries, and lattes, I find that all of the above is just better with a little bit of salt. To be the salt of the earth is to go through life bringing out the colors, flavors, and smells that my Father created me to find. I never want to lose sight of what truly makes this life salty, and as I follow in His footsteps, I want to leave footprints as salty as He did.
So this blog is a little of everything I suppose. Travel, thoughts, writing, wondering & wandering, walking barefoot by the sea. Coffee shops, favorite places and spaces, books & music. Reflections, ideas, experiments & observations. This and that.
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Returning to Your College Town (There and Back Again: Part 1)
September 19, 2018I hope that when you remember the person you were in the past, you can forgive yourself for what you didn’t yet know. The world needs more of that, no matter what city you are in.
Exploring Oxford For A Few Days
September 15, 2018Exploring Oxford: We wandered around The Eagle and Child pub, stopped by the Ashmolean Museum and the Tolkien exhibit at the Weston Library.
Coffee Shop Tourist: Sheffield
September 3, 2018During the time I spent in Sheffield a week or so ago, I got to visit three different coffee shops. They were so fun and aesthetically pleasing that I had to share photos with y'all.