a new spring

ice melts, flowers sprout. one season ends, potential it sends, grey turns to blue, brisk air now new. warmth invades from all around, new life from old ground.  

All is new, all is well

Originally posted on We Only Have What We Remember:
By Natalie Wise This year was a little rough around the edges Cold around the dawns A little tarnished, a little blemished, a little bruised There were shadows, true Grays and blacks and blues But there were also mes and yous Life is fragile and fleeting…

Stop Stereotyping Success

So I have lots to say on this topic, but I want to keep this particular post short and simple. In our society today, we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. Been there, done that. Our appearance, our possessions, and most comically- our accomplishments. Even what we succeed is measured and compared with the world…

The Oregon Coast

Originally posted on wanderingwithcortney:
If you ever visit Oregon and decide to take a trip to the beach don’t waste your time on overpriced sunscreen and that ’30 day to a perfect beach body’ workout. Chances are the sun wont be out and you definitely wont need a swimsuit. The Oregon coast is pretty darn…

Our Key to Affordable Travels

Originally posted on Life worth Living:
?Traveling the inexpensive way, your way. Adults commonly?advise against settling too soon, “See the world, travel, experience and find yourself.” Here we are loving and enjoying?one another. Here?we are?living and?soaking in their expertise.?As?simple?and?uncomplicated as removing bills and obligations seems,?the majority of us never truly free ourselves from responsibilities. Responsibility…

Living a Life of Worship

Living a life of worship. What does that mean?  To me it means praising God by doing what I love most. It is finding my own, unique way to express the love that has been lavished on me. To worship God is to honor Him, and therefore honoring the work He has done in my life and having faith…

New Day, New Year, Renewed Faith {120 encouragements for 2017}

This past year that I have stepped out to discover a life of faith for myself. I would like to share some of the golden nuggets I’ve gained along the way of my crazy amazing journey along the year of 2016. These things have not only changed my life but continue to refine, renew, refresh, enlighten, change, and…

Always Unique and Forever Communicating

Growing up people always told me “oh you’re so unique.” As a 16-year old I took this more of an offense than a compliment. For some reason I would have rather heard something more, well, mainstream. Why couldn’t they just tell me I was pretty or athletic or someone to be envied (yes, high school…

A Week In the Life 

This week was one of those weeks. One that you look back on in amazement of how much actually happened, how much I actually learned. Looking back I’m in shock of how many moments, this short 7 days held, where I stopped, saying to myself “wow THIS is what it’s like to follow Jesus. THIS…

Allowing God Define Who I Am

This week we had Jeremy Harke speak to our school on “Christ in Culture.” Looking first at the past 300 years and the evolution of western thought, and secondly at our culture today; I gained SO MUCH insight on God’s positioning in our culture both then AND now. Throughout this week several different points have…

The Grave Conquered

Around this time, last year, I cried the hardest I could ever remember. He was gone, a life not lost, but one which had come to an end. A friend. Today, another phone call, another funeral to be arranged, another heart cry. He’s gone, a life not lost, but one which came to and end….

The Perfect Personalties for Personal Passions 

Our dreams reflect our characteristics because our characteristics are what God gave us. God gives us everything we need to fulfill the desires He’s place in our hearts.  Do you believe it? I kinda did before, and really do now. Let me explain a little.  This past week was week six in my school of…