Showing posts from July, 2015


Let's travel back to Jami's post here ,  and see what I wrote in my post here ... If you refuse to go back and read (boo!), you can also check out the hashtag on Instagram to see more examples of #letsgetpraisy! Basically, I think Jami Nato is so smart and so witty and all around awesome, so when she started these posts, I felt like, "YES! Someone else feels it, too!" The gospel is everywhere . It can be found in books or in seeing the ocean. It can be in a flower or a hug. It can even be found in songs that may have initially been written about earthly love.  So, I was singing Katy Perry at the tops of my lungs (naturally), and it struck me! The song Unconditionally is about so. much. more. than a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship! At least it is for me when I listen and sing.  (lyrics from ) I re a lized in the middle of the song how mu ch truth I was hearing. Listening to the chorus, I heard the words , "There is no fe


Leslie Sisti, blogger of Blonde Ambition Blog , went home to be with Jesus this week. It's so hard to wrap my mind around. A 30 year old wife and mom of two girls under the age of two is gone. I feel a bit silly for crying since I only knew her online, but the sphere of blogging/social media that we have allows us to connect so closely with people that it feels justified. Leslie was my friend.  I traced our relationship on Twitter hoping I would find the beginning, and I did.  I often linked up on her Confessional Friday link-up. It feels tragic that she won't post any more witty, bright fashion posts or any more grateful, full-of-love posts about Stephen and their girls. I know in the grand scheme of life, our online posts are pointless to people who don't post as well, but it builds a bond and forms relationships that are true and real and vulnerable.  I am thankful to have gotten to see her smiling face on social media and to read her heart on her blog. I&#

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I'm going to start this out by saying my typical "I can't believe how fast the year is flying by!"...because really? July is done in mere days. Holy mackerel. Seriously, y'all.  Let's play a little catch up. As you can tell by the title of this post, Jordan and I have been watching Parks and Recreation for the first time. We're into Season 4, and I don't want it to end. Obsessed isn't even the word. It is one of the funniest shows we've watched together. Plus, Jordan giggling is one of my favorite things on the planet! (I see a lot of myself in Leslie Knope. And some of myself in Tom Haverford!) I've also been reading a lot (for me) this summer! I always love being a bookworm, but I definitely go through spells of not reading. Are you reading anything good? I'll try and post a list soon of what I've been reading and what I'm aiming to read for the rest of the year. You can also check out #tinybirdreads on Instagram! What else? W