Category: Lifestyle

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Comparison is the Thief of Joy.

I’m journaling my way through Sophie Hudson’s “All in All Journaling Devotional” and you guys, day three just hit me like a train. It discusses comparison, calling it a “never-ending, pointless competition that no one ever wins.” I spend a lot of time criticizing myself. If only I were prettier, smarter, funner, more ambitious, more adventurous, less boring, and so on. I also think … Read More Comparison is the Thief of Joy.

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Minted Limited Edition Art Prints: Helping Independent Artists

I’ve been redoing my room lately. I am a boomerang child living with my parents to save up money for when I’m married. Ugh. It’s been a hard time trying to make my space feel like my actual space again, after living near my college campus for a few years. I just want to share one of my favorite little treasures. I’ve always been … Read More Minted Limited Edition Art Prints: Helping Independent Artists

Where You Go, I’ll Go.

Lately, the Lord has been putting a whole lot of stuff on my heart. Funny how when you pray for guidance, He grants it, even when it isn’t what you want to hear. I have always been a creature of habit and comfort, never really rocking any boats or doing anything unpredictable. I have been a part of the Church for as long as … Read More Where You Go, I’ll Go.

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I’m Sorry

Anxiety is an ugly monster that shows up to the party uninvited. It lets itself in and grabs a drink and kicks his feet up, knowing it’ll hang around past its welcome. His favorite hobby is ruining friendships, relationships, and torturing the host of the party. And for so long, I let him stay and hang out. To my friends and family, I am … Read More I’m Sorry

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Genesis

Every summer since I was in second grade, our family has packed up and driven down to St. George Island, Florida. While the group that accompanies us has changed, that little island still holds such a huge place in my heart. This year was no different. I see my best friend maybe twice a year, one of those always being on the island. It … Read More Genesis

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Build Your Ark BEFORE the Rain

Today, we had an Active Shooter training at work. I hate that we live in a world where, at a place that cares for the families of sick children, we have to have “trainings” on what to do if someone comes in with the intent to commit a mass murder. We talked a lot about the mental aspect of being ready for these events. … Read More Build Your Ark BEFORE the Rain

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Drive

When I was little, maybe 4 or 5, my parents bought me a Barbie Jeep. I drove it until the battery wouldn’t charge anymore. When I was 9, daddy would put me in his lap when he picked me up from the bus stop and let me steer his truck while he did the pedals on the way home. When I was 10, he … Read More Drive

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The House That Love Built

Y’all, how wonderful is our Lord?! As some of you know, I graduated from the UofM in December with little hope of finding a job that had anything to do with my degree.  Well, fast forward, and this week marks three months I have spent at the Ronald McDonald House here in Memphis. Last week, we wrapped up C.A.M.P. Wishing Well, which was full … Read More The House That Love Built

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10 Things About Me & The Meaning Behind Ransomed and Redeemed

To kickoff my attempt at revamping the blog, I’m going to share a little about me, my life, and the meaning behind Ransomed and Redeemed. Thanks for tuning in 🙂  10 Things You Probs Didn’t Know About Me  I’m not named after Bob Marley OR the dog from Marley and Me (yes, people ask, even though I was in 8th grade when the book … Read More 10 Things About Me & The Meaning Behind Ransomed and Redeemed

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24 Day Challenge: Day 3

Hi peeps! I know I’ve been MIA for a while, I got my dream job at my dream foundation. But I’m back and ready to roll (or write. Whatever) Three days ago, I started Advocare’s 24 Day Challege. A sweet friend of mine is a distributor and it’s something I’ve wanted to try for a while. What I like most about it is that … Read More 24 Day Challenge: Day 3