This past week I arrived back in the UK (woot woot!) and got to visit a few places for the first time before I made my way back to Portsmouth including Sheffield and York! There’s a coffee shop tourist post in the works for Sheffield, but first I wanted to share a few photos from the day trip that Viki and I took to York. Continue reading
There’s a difference between settling for less and settling in.
I feel like I should say it one more time for the people in the back.
There is a difference between settling for less and settling in.
One is lowering your standards, the other is sticking around even when the magic wears off. Continue reading
Back in January I announced that a short story/testimony of mine about pursuing contentment in the messy bits of life was published in one of Delight Ministries’ devotional volumes (SO CRAZY COOL), and loads of you have asked about when it will be available in the Delight shop for you to read. I finally have an update! Continue reading
I debated this entire blog post. Honestly, because I thought it would be just a little too honest and a little too close to home. But I realized that the 4th of July is upon us and in the same second I realized I haven’t written a blog post in a long time, and then I thought: “Why not put the two together?” Continue reading
Spring and sunshine are rapidly approaching.
I’m trying to speak that out loud as often as I can in the hope that might actually get spring and sunshine to arrive faster. I’m ready for walking outside in hopefully less than 12 layers and 8 scarves. I’m ready to get my gardening gloves dirty in the front yard planting little white daisies. I’m ready to reclaim my favorite rocking chair on the porch for enjoying my morning coffee. I’m ready to pretend dandelions aren’t weeds so I can let them scatter everywhere without guilt when I run around with Bella in the backyard. Continue reading
I have a habit of putting sticky notes all over the place. (Notebooks, walls, doors, etc.) Sometimes they are goofy, sometimes they are song lyrics I love, and sometimes they are a polite wake-up call when I’ve forgotten some important things. Some of these notes have been given to me by very wise friends, and others I’ve figured out myself along the way. So for the other 20 somethings reading this I figured I’d share. Here is a quick list of things my 20 something year old self needs to remember on a daily basis: Continue reading
January has begun and is already almost over.
I feel like I start a lot of blog posts commenting on the natural process of time passing, but it’s because I haven’t gotten my head around the concept quite yet. Maybe it will click sometime in later years, but for now it hasn’t, and I still marvel. Continue reading
Due to college overseas, I had never been home for a snow in North Carolina since my family moved here in 2014, but that all changed a couple weeks ago!
This time I was home and got to properly enjoy over ten inches of snow! Continue reading
So what does generous giving and miraculous living have in common? Moving out of the Thanksgiving season means Christmas time is here! At first, I thought the order of that was strange. The world seems to go from thinking about what they’re thankful for one day and by midnight that same day they’re ready to go buy everything they can get their hands on. Continue reading