God reveals His best through a coffee station

At my house, we have an overflow of mugs. The kitchen is pretty small, and one cabinet is filled with mugs. That’s a lot of space designated to mugs. My roommates started talking to me about building a mug wall. It took a couple months before I started seriously thinking about this plan. At first I had all these great ideas for a shelving unit, but then I remembered my plaster walls and how difficult it is to hang anything on them.. so we came up with a few ideas that seemed okay and I asked my friend, Brad, if…

Break the Mold

So Saturday, I was at my gym, and I was getting some cardio in before lifting. A few weeks ago, I pulled my hamstring because I dropped to do a push-up too quickly in a game of reverse charades.. I’m getting old, I know. (Everyone 30 and above is rolling their eyes, but seriously, my body feels old), and I digress. My gym is set up with a floating upstairs area. All the cardio machines are upstairs and you can look down at the first floor area that houses the free weights. As I was on the elliptical, I was…

Finished Renovations

Today, I am finally posting the “after” pictures from my home renovation! I know it’s been forever, but I was waiting until I had a wide enough lens to show the rooms. It just so happened that the day I took all the pictures, we had a cloudy day which created some awesome natural light, which in turn made me look like I know what I’m doing with pictures. Don’t be fooled. I borrowed my sister’s GoPro. I couldn’t figure out how to charge it (Thank God that my roommate is a videographer – shout out to Maddie Short). I then…

Everything is meaningless

For those of you who aren’t new to the blog, you know that 50% of my posts (back in the day) were about soccer and surgeries and the pains, struggles, and joys I found through competing at the collegiate level. Recently, I read an article about a former coach who had recently resigned. Unfortunately, the further into the article I read, the more I felt disrespected. I was hurt to read some of the words written about my class and classes before me. Words written about experiences people weren’t even involved in but had suddenly become experts in. Initially, I…

The Posture of Waiting

I keep a prayer journal.. I have been doing this for the last 5 years. Last night, I was going back and reading through my prayers. It’s so cool to see how God showed up over the years..seeing both the prayers he answered in ways I expected or wanted, and also seeing prayers He answered with a no. As I read, I realized a common theme to a lot of my prayers has been wait. This past December I wrote about waiting, and I thought I’d share what I wrote. “Wait. Waiting. So often we wonder where God is during…

God is good.

So, I gave up social media for 3 weeks in January to kind of reset my mind and where I place my time. When I wake up, I want Christ to be the first thing on my mind rather than my instagram newsfeed. Anyways, this morning I was scrolling through Instagram for the first time in awhile (seems I learned a lot in those 3 weeks…of not just scrolling through instagram right away… hah). I came across Lysa TerKeurst’s post and it stopped me mid scroll. She said this: God is good. God is good to me. God is good…

Finding Your Stride

Have you ever been running and all of the sudden you just find your stride. I mean your running and then you hit this stride and you feel one with the road (or treadmill). Your body movements are so smooth and it almost feels like you’re flying. It seems most of my life I’ve been running the wrong way. I was a college soccer player and I’m just now figuring this out? haha. Rather than this effortless movement, I was always pushing, sprinting, trying hard. Instead of listening to my body, standing erect, and letting my feet feel the rhythm,…