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The bite in the air came immediate with the autumn equinox. Excited, I threw on a sweatshirt and grabbed some pound cake and took a walk. The emotion took my breath away. Fall is my favorite, like many. I hate being hot. This is the rest from the heat that I look forward to all […]

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When you’re in the service industry

I’ve been thinking a lot lately… Or, like, since graduating. I’ve been thinking about how my jobs since acquiring my bachelor’s degree have been in fields where I don’t use that degree at all. What’s the point? I work with kids and I work in the service industry. Honestly, I love both, most of the […]

Bologna Summer Mission


“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” 1 Peter 1:8 (NIV) So I got a tattoo. If you remember, I was pretty anxious upon arriving in Italy. I spent the entire […]

Thank You

No One Is Alone

First, read the title of this post like the song. Second, you guys! I’m completely overwhelmed by the encouragement and love I’m receiving on my last post. Most of you are from the U.S. and that’s awesome, but I’ve seen a good portion of views come from other countries! (Honduras is really representing.) The point […]


Why I Still Believe God is Good

I write this as I suffer from a Monday filled with nothing but sadness and darkness. I guess you could say it was my own personal hell. I had a solid 8-5 school day with stressful breaks still full of work. A Bible study I was bitter going into because I was mad at God. […]