A New View of Gratitude

I frequently see mantras as I’m exploring Pinterest or Instagram illustrating things that, in one way or another, relate to gratitude. These reminders tend to frustrate me, because as much as I desire to pursue gratitude, I find it a difficult concept to relate to everyday life. I understand that we are to thank God…

My Ten Favorite Opalhouse Items

Have you heard? Target released a new home decor line yesterday! It’s called Opalhouse, and it is absolutely amazing. It reminds me quite a bit of Anthropologie Home. When I registered for our wedding, I registered at Anthropologie because I adore their home collection so much! However, we’ve been really disappointed by the quality compared…

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord Thou my…

Trusting in Uncertainty

Did I choose the right path? Was I supposed to uproot and start a brand new job? Am I supposed to pursue this career? Should I marry this man? Should I go back to school? Seemingly life-altering decisions are moments in our lives that make us question what it is we were put on this…

Relief from the Storm

It’s a beautiful morning. The sun is soaking through the windows, providing bright, welcoming light. The air outside is chilly, but the slightly green grass and cheeriness hold a promise that spring is just around the corner. I’m peering longingly out the window, thinking about warmer weather and the fun memories made in it. The…

Rest.

This morning, I was reading the first part of a Lenten Bible study (isn’t it crazy that we’re already approaching the Lent season this week?). As we look at our need for a Savior and the significance of Easter, part of the reading was Isaiah 30:15-18: “For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One…

A Culture of Hope

Hope is a word that many of us use without even thinking about it. “I hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow;” “I hope I can make it to that lunch date,” “I hope I never have to work with that customer again.” Have you ever thought in depth about what it means to hope? There is…