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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.


I can't handle this. How am I supposed to do schoolwork when I live here?!?! It's the most gorgeous day. There's not a cloud in the sky, the leaves are changing, it's a perfect 65ish degrees, and everything just feels so right. 
It's Grandma's third birthday in Heaven, and if it's this perfect here, I can't begin to imagine the beauty where she is. I can't celebrate with her anymore, but I can reflect on the fact that I'm so glad I got to know her. 
On days like this, HOW can you NOT be happy?! Life is so fabulously wonderful. All of it. The struggles, the triumphs. 
I'm so glad I'm here. I'm so grateful to be experiencing this. This place is the past, present, and future. God has blessed me far beyond what I deserve. 
I've been blessed to attend two spectacular universities, I've been blessed with the best friends and family I could ask for, the sweetest dog I've ever met, and almost 25 years of living this thing called…

All This Time I Was Finding Myself, and I Didn't Know I Was Lost.

"Feeling my way through the darkness, Guided by a beating heart I can't tell where the journey will end, but I know where to start... Life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes." I honestly meant to go to bed early. But I'm not tired and I thought about this song and I'm in a writing mood, and I've been meaning to write this post. If I've learned one thing, it's that you should NEVER go to bed when you're in a writing mood. So here it is. .............................................. I started going to a group on campus called "New Life." It's a fellowship group. Last Wednesday at New Life, I heard one of the best messages I've ever heard. I sat and listened, feverishly taking notes on my phone, my fingers flying over the screen as fast as they could. The speaker asked this question: "Why am I in the wilderness one day and the mountaintop another day?"

Well, because in the wilderness, God can work in us.
Sometimes we need t…


October is upon us! It's the month of leaves changing, pumpkins, hot drinks, leaves, cool air fall candles, pie... all that good stuff. October always overwhelms me with all of its magic, potential, and glory. October is like the perfect showcase of God's perfect creation. Today I wore pink pants for breast cancer awareness and my favorite fuzzy orange cardigan because it just screams October. I was excited to see the leaves changing in Boone. I think it's safe to say that a lot of people share my love of this glorious month, judging by all the Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook posts I saw today, celebrating the day. Another reason why I love October, too, is because it's my birthday month! (My birthday is the day before Halloween and I'll be 25 this year... that terrrrifies me.)
I'm currently enjoying my new candy corn PJ pants and B&BW pumpkin lotion while working on homework and catching up on blogs. For dinner, Kacie, Stephanie, Michael and I went to Crack…