*Topic requested by St. Marks U.C.C. of Lebanon, PA I love having schedules, social interactions and job interviews go exactly the way I plan. Being in control feels good, but life doesn’t work like that - perfect plans fall apart. Right now we are watching plans fall apart in a big way - and it … Continue reading Change of Plans
For those of you that don't know, I am wrapping up working in the restaurant industry for the better part of a year. This was not my first rodeo & this time around I was much more cognizant of how people treated me and my coworkers. It has become clear to me that so many … Continue reading Beyond the Hostess Stand
"As we gazed out over the ocean, the sun setting in the pink and blue sky, I turned to look into Jeremy's dark brown eyes...and immediately felt the gripping pain inside my stomach & the sweating chills and fever to follow." Hello & welcome to the honeymoon reflection! While the introduction is dramatic, it is … Continue reading Honeymooning
"You know who I can't believe is popular?.." As I sat down at a local coffee shop, this is the start of a conversation that greeted my ears from a few tables away. It was a table of (what appeared to be) middle school girls. They sat there on their phones, scrolling through social media … Continue reading Mean Girls
Peace is a noun, defined as the following: freedom from disturbance; tranquility. November 2nd, 2019 was overflowing with tranquility. God poured peace over my wedding day & it was a dream. It’s hard not to day-dream what this “big day” will feel like: Will I cry? Will he? Will I trip walking down the isle … Continue reading Peace Out
It's easy to take the greatest blessings in life for granted. I fully admit to skimming over how precious each second is. My fiance and I are officially 8 weeks away from our wedding, and I am so thrilled my heart could burst! But do you know what sobering reminder I was presented with today? … Continue reading I love ya, today.
I read this quote the other morning: God doesn't care about your comfort, He cares about your character. My first thoughts: How rude (said in my best Stephanie Tanner voice). That quote has been ringing in my mind since last week, as I stood watching my car get towed away for service. My first thought, … Continue reading I Enjoy Being Comfortable
I love this door. I love where it leads. It leads to my current home, my safe space. And in 3 months and 3 weeks, this door will lead to the first home my fiancé and I will share together, as husband & wife. Beyond this door is where I have been humbled like never … Continue reading Red Door, Blue Door.
I need to stop watching the news. It highlights so many negatives in our world, that I forget to soak up the blessings walking right by me. bless·ing /noun/ : a beneficial thing for which one is grateful; something that brings well-being. We are surrounded by blessings every single day. They are the silver lining … Continue reading Silver Lining’s Playbook
Two people can stare at the same blue sky, with one complaining it’s too bright & the other rejoicing over the sun kissing their skin. Perspective changes everything. Have you ever felt yourself get completely bogged down around certain people? And then surge with happiness around a different crowd? It’s all about the perspective you … Continue reading I See, You See.