singleness is a blessing

A few weeks ago, a cheerful third grade girl plopped down by me on the pew before church started. I smiled. During the summer, this girl would often ask her parents if she could sit by me during church, and I’d missed visiting with her every Sunday. We chit chatted for a while, and I asked her how school was going and how her Thanksgiving break was. Then the topic of Christmas came up and she said she was really more »

ornaments

So often I face the temptation to compare the story God is writing in my life to the story He is writing in someone else’s. Can you relate? We look at how they are serving God or how God is using then or listen to a beautiful testimony… and we feel inequitable and not useful. We forget that we have a unique and special story to tell and a unique place in the body of Christ. To illustrate this point, more »

Last Minute Gift Solutions

Christmas is quickly approaching! I don’t know about you, but I only have two weeks left until Christmas break. TWO. Those two weeks are full of projects, tests, presentations, stress… and final. The end of a semester can get pretty crazy, and last minute Christmas shopping on top of finals only adds to the crazy. While at college you’re always meeting new people and making new friends. Even if you haven’t known your new friends for very long and thus more »

Why I love Frozen

Disney’s Frozen, AKA best movie ever, came out two years ago today!! WHOA!! I can’t believe how quickly time has passed. It seems like just a month ago I was that senior in high school who was more excited about the new Disney princesses than she was about graduation. No really… That was me… I was (and still am) a complete Frozen fan girl. But when I was a junior and senior in high school, I loved to peruse Pinterest in search for the more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

And it’s Thanksgiving again. The time for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, turkey shaped cookie, football, food and pre-black Friday sales. Oh, and it’s a day of giving thanks. We mustn’t forget about that. As Christians, we’re called to make thanksgiving a way of life. Thanks is something we should give everyday of the year. I’ve learned a lot about thanksgiving this year, such as how we can give thanks in the hard times, why we should give thanks, and even how more »