Returning to Your College Town (There and Back Again: Part 1)

Returning to Your College Town (There and Back Again: Part 1)

It’s strange to walk the streets of a place/city you’ve once lived in, grown in, cried in, and thrived in. It’s strange because you remember exactly what it felt like, what the routine of sounds and sights consisted of, and how familiar it all became during your time there. You remember the exact shade of yellow all the license plates were, and you remember the old smell of the library and the chiming tone of the elevator in your best friend’s halls when the doors opened. You remember how wobbly the buses were and exactly what the raindrops felt like while you waited for that bus to arrive. Continue reading

Why I Don’t Want It, Unless He Wants It For Me

Why I Don’t Want It, Unless He Wants It For Me

Be careful asking God for more, because He will always deliver.

I think God has worked on me in stages, as He normally does, but in much larger stages than usual at the start of my college years because I finally asked for more, discontent with the level I was experiencing His presence in my life. Continue reading

50 Things That Make Me Smile (Even On Sad Days)

50 Things That Make Me Smile (Even On Sad Days)

In case y’all didn’t know, I love making lists. I keep a bullet journal in my purse almost at all times in case I ever have the need to jot something down like a story idea, a good character name I came across at the grocery store, or a list I made in the middle of a coffee shop over a latte and a chocolate croissant. Continue reading

One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

So here I am. One day after turning in my dissertation, my final project for university, and it’s been relaxing. I’ve done all the things I’ve wished I could do back when I had to be studying and writing, and it’s been just one day and I’m already sick of it. Continue reading

Snapshot of Life

Snapshot of Life

Hi there, it’s Madeleine.

I had a bit of an interesting morning yesterday, and just figured I’d write out what happened and my mini revelation here.

First: I forgot to supervise the coffee machine after I flipped it on, and as a result I looked up from my mountain of laundry to find a coffee mug overflowing Continue reading

Joy Comes in the Morning

Joy Comes in the Morning

joy comes in the morningBecause I just LOVE this mug so much okay.

One: It reminds me of a worship song that is absolutely beautiful.

“There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning. And when the oceans rage, I don’t have to be afraid, because I know that you love me, and your love never fails.” – “Your Love Never Fails”, Jesus Culture

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