Just A Reminder.


Sometimes, I need a slap in the face by God.

Like, for real.

I’ve noticed my perspective on life, people and myself becoming very narrow-minded. I haven’t been thinking in terms of the big picture as much, and much more than that my view on things has taken more of a negative turn. I know this isn’t who I am, because God has given me a life of joy despite circumstances around me. So I prayed, sitting here in the airport, and started to read Ragamuffin Gospel and I am reminded of God’s absolutely incredible love for me.

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An Unlikely Soldier


I am a BIG Lord of the Rings nerd. (and The Hobbit too… yes, I also thought The Hobbit sequel was amazing). Not just because I can relate to the hobbit’s experiences as short people, but because it combines ALL of my favorite little and big things: noble battles, fighting for love, everlasting friendships, embarking on an incredible journey, and of course, second breakfast.

But the journey that these hobbits embark on is not just full of good things. Their journey is incredibly difficult, requires a lot of sacrifice, humility, and pushing past things way bigger than them (most of the time, literally).

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The Great Search


I remember the rush of determination I got when I started going geocaching (basically, an outdoor treasure hunt). Running through the bushes, looking under rocks, climbing through the trees, I was determined to find the treasure, even if that meant getting stuck by thorns and spending hours looking in the dirt. I wanted it. And I knew I was capable of finding it, because my dad would tell me I was.

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