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Life, Marriage

A Letter to My 19 Year Old Self

This is a letter to an older version of me. One who had so much to learn- especially in the realm of love and marriage. This is also to anyone out there who thinks that all they need is a boyfriend or girlfriend to just be happy. To just have someone to love them for who they are. Know that you already do. You are far more loved than you can ever even imagine. I desperately needed to hear these words back then, and I hope they can help  ...

Life

December Goals + November Goals Recap

Better late than never right? I really wanted to get this up yesterday but let’s just say that yesterday was one of those days. You know, the ones where it feels like everything went wrong? I’m just glad that it’s over and now I can just get the post up today instead 🙂 I’ve never done goals before but I thought it was a fun way to keep track of accomplishments and helps me to keep pushing myself to be better. I made a  ...

Book Reviews, Marriage

Love and Respect: A Book Review

I really like to read but never really make as much time for it as I wish I did. Over the past few months though I have been reading more than I normally do and I love it! The most recent book that I finished is called Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs and it was amazing. I first got the idea to read it off of another blogger who suggested it and I’m really glad I did- it taught me soo much. If you are someone who is in a committed  ...

Faith, Life

Thankful

With Thanksgiving over now, I thought it would be fitting to write a post about being thankful. Makes sense right? The things that God has done and is doing in my life over the couple of years is amazing. And not just me- my family as well. I’m so thankful that we have a God that is willing to come down and meet us where we are and not only meets us there but lifts us up out of the darkness that we so often create for ourselves. I have  ...

Life

Mondays Are Hard

Do you ever have those days where you woke up but didn’t really wake up? Some days I just wake up extra tired and never get to experience that alert feeling after having my morning coffee. Today is for sure one of those days. I feel like I have fog brain and I can’t really concentrate on anything. Happy Monday to me haha. So instead of working I’ve spent the morning doing the following: Searching Craigslist for a Jeep for  ...

Life

Feel Your Feelings

Just wanted to drop in and share a little about what’s going on in my life. Today I had a GREAT day. I’ve probably gone a few months without really seeing any of my friends because we all seemed to be really busy and our schedules never seemed to match up. So I was really excited to hang out with my friends today. I had a girl’s sleep over with my cousin Nichole last night, which was great because it was just continuous  ...

Faith

But First, Jesus

You guys! I actually woke up extra early today to spend time reading my bible! A true miracle if you know how much of a morning person I am not. I even started this post after I spent time reading because I was so proud of myself and wanted to share. However, my day went quickly downhill after attempting to finish that post. I have a confession- I thought that I was being so good waking up early to spend time with Jesus. I thought that I  ...

Faith, Life

Pending Merger: APPROVED

I normally have some sort of idea of what I’m going to write when I start my posts but today that is not the case. I have some news that I want to share with you all but don’t really have a format on how I want to share it or what I want others to get from this post lol. As anyone who has been reading along with my blog might already know, the bank that I currently work at has been pending a merger for over three years. We just  ...

Faith

3 Ways To Avoid Information Overload + Something Important To Remember

So as I mentioned in my post Information Overload, I was convicted about attempting to gain as much knowledge as I could without really dwelling on anything I was learning. I wasn’t realizing that when I try to read as much as I can, I’m forgetting to really take the time to let the information I’m learning impact my actions as well- which means that it’s really not all that useful anyway. I’ve been praying and  ...

Faith, Marriage

Our Love Story / One Year Anniversary- Part 2

If you missed part one, read that first here. I was angry and upset and seriously questioning God at this point. I had really believed that God had led me to Tommy to possibly even marry him one day. Everything just seemed to line up so well when we were together and we seemed to be so similar but I just couldn’t understand why God allowed us to break up. I know now it was only temporary and we just had more growing to do before we  ...