Bucket List 2017 : Experiences Over Things

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Me in Boston!

One of the foundation ideas of Minimalism is putting experiences over things; instead of cluttering your house with little-used things that will need to be taken care of and soon forgotten, Minimalists prefer to choose doing things they love with people they love.

But I don’t think this idea is only suited to Minimalists, nor does the growing trend of people who are spending more money on doing things than buying things.

People are realizing that there is so much more enjoyment in refraining from buying things so you can do something that will have a lasting memory or impact in your life. Continue reading

When Life Keeps You Busy

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Hey all! I know it’s been soooo long since I last wrote; 2017 hit and with it a huge amount of new things going on (think: church classes, new job, volunteer work, and more).

I have literally felt in the past couple weeks like I was trying to keep my sanity amidst all the pressure I was feeling to get things done.

(y’all don’t ever feel like that, do you…?) Continue reading

Believing God is Good…Even When He’s Not Blessing Your Life

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I have the same problem as a lot of Christians. God decides to bless me with something in life and I (figuratively and sometimes literally) raise my hands and shout “Hallelujah!”, “God is good!”

But then….maybe God decides to either remove that blessing or not continue blessing me….and my hands slowly fall back to my sides. God doesn’t seem so good anymore.

We’re getting it all wrong. Why do we base God’s goodness on whether He blesses us or not?

Why do we view God as good or bad based on what He does, instead of knowing He’s good because of who He is?

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To the Broken, the Burdened, the Pained In Life…

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I know I haven’t posted on here in ages. I did do some posting over here on another blog I started.

Christmas is just over. Most of us have unwrapped all the presents we are getting, had meals with family,  caroled and gone to church and finished all the events relating to Christmas.

But there is a part of Christmas that won’t go away, not the whole year long; it won’t ever get old, even though it’s been thousands of years. Continue reading

What’s New Around the Internet (and My Life)

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There are SO many good things around the internet and going on, and we all need to focus on the positive!

So to start out the first of October rightly, this is a post full of all the good little things; think cozy and wonderful and inspiring and fun.

These are the things I’m enjoying–come take a peek and enjoy them yourself! Continue reading

Geek Out

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Wouldn’t it be great to stay in the world created by books forever?

Well, since we can’t do that, we can at least add a sprinkle of our favorite characters and quotes to our everyday life!

A great place for geeky, book-fan items (everything from coasters and t-shirts to fridge magnets, scarves, mugs, jewelry, and more) is Etsy.com.

Here’s some of my favorite picks from the classic worlds of Sherlock, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, and (known primarily from the movie) The Princess Bride. Continue reading