Morning Rush of Starbucks

I am currently sitting in Starbucks at 7:30 in the morning, and it’s quite amazing to watch. I have sat in Starbucks before but never during the morning rush, and it is another world. There are seven employees who are constantly moving like a swarm of bees. At least two of them are managers, which…

Gotta Take it Day by Day

Each semester it gets harder to justify spending so much money on an education that I could find somewhere else. Yet every time I have left this beautiful school of mine, I somehow wind up back.   Yet, I feel stuck. But I do believe wholeheartedly that I am here because of God’s purpose even…

Bye Bye 2017, You Were Terribly Great

2017 was a rollercoaster of emotions and by far one of the hardest years. Through it all, I accomplished and grew more than ever. I decided to enroll back in school to pursue my BS degree. The months before I started classes in September were some of hardest months. I was sad all of the…

The Goodness of Pain and Suffering

I praise God for giving me pain and suffering! I am not saying that it is easy to go through pain or suffering because it is definitely not. I am just confident that God knew I needed to go through all I did to become a true follower of Jesus. When I was a child, I…

Psalm 91:4-6

Every post of mine is usually written when something is heavy on my heart. Most of them involve a specific topic or two that I somewhat know how I am going to write it. I have an idea of what this post will be about, but then at the same time, I don’t know how…

Marion, Indiana est. 1822

I believe I am where I’m supposed to be. I believe that God’s timing is perfect. Yes, there are many times that I want to move far far away from Marion, Indiana, but I do wholeheartedly believe it is where I am supposed to be. I am starting to be known for my constant changing…

Do I Really Need Relationships?

So much of the time I try to keep life from drowning me. So much of the time it is seconds from succeeding. I’ve lost the amount of times I’ve debated about taking a knife and ending it all. Because really life would go on just perfectly without me…but it’s not that simple. I’ve never…

Sarah…

When you spend most of your time at an university, you meet hundreds of people. Many of those people will touch you in some way. I met Sarah my sophomore year of college, and was instantly mesmerized. Sarah was a Resident Director, which meant she was in charge of a dorm full of girls. She…

That One Year Anniversary

The day has come! The one year anniversary of my aunt’s death. I have grown so much in this past year. I never thought I would make it after I lost her, but God’s grace has covered me my entire life. How could I have expected him to stop when she died? Mourning my aunt…

God Was Definitely With Me

I was heading into my shift at work on a rainy, Wednesday evening when I decided to call my aunt before I entered the kitchen. By this time, my aunt’s condition was improving, and it looked like she was going to be released to a rehabilitation place. The call was more so I could hear…

That Back Scratcher

I have so many journals and notebooks, and I have been trying to downsize (very difficult). I found one that had letter like journal entries. Those letters were written to my aunt after she died. I started a journal entry by writing about an object that reminded me of her instantly. I didn’t want to…

The day I called 911

I had just fallen asleep a few hours before when I heard my aunt yelling my name. I instantly heard the panic in her voice. I ran to to living room where she was bent over trying to get all the oxygen she could from her machine. Through the gasps of air she said, “Call…