Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Whether you celebrate this holiday or not there's always a reason to be thankful. I know life can get rough at times, but when you put things into perspective, you realize that more often than not, we're better off than so many other people in the world. That in itself is something … Continue reading 26 Things I’m Thankful For
In Bible study we've started a new series on the fruit of the Spirit, which is going to be a nine-week study to talk about each of the different types of fruit that we produce as Christians if we abide in Jesus. We have only covered one so far - love. However, because love is … Continue reading Love as a Fruit of the Spirit
Surrounded by books... duh! First off, I normally work on Tuesdays, but I received an "earned day" where I can take a day off and get paid for it... so I took Valentine's Day off - which is really just another day for me. I don't buy into the whole Valentine's thing, but I won't keep … Continue reading How I Spent Valentine’s Day
I typically try to steer clear of talking about politics on my blog, because I really get no enjoyment from it, but I do have to say this... I'm about ready to delete Facebook and Twitter because of all the fighting/political posts I see on my news feed. The best answer would be to just … Continue reading Social Media Time-Out
I've seen a few other bloggers do this sort of post as part of a tag or the #100daysofhappy and it just seems like an encouraging thing to do. Even if it's not directly encouraging toward the readers, it still throws out some positivity into the world. I like that. So today I'm going to … Continue reading 33 Things That Make Me Happy
We've all heard the phrase, 'opposites attract.' If you haven't... oh, who am I kidding? You've heard it. It makes sense that we like to say that. When we think of magnets attracting each other, it's the opposites that do. When it comes to atoms, the positives and negatives attract one another. So it only … Continue reading Opposites In Love?
To my first love, What can I say? You were my first love. From the moment you said you loved me, you stole a place in my heart that could never be replaced. But more importantly, you were my best friend. I know 3 years isn't a long time in comparison with our entire lifespan, … Continue reading Letter to My First Love
I've spent the past month wondering how I would tackle Valentine's Day here on the diaries. I thought long and hard about writing an "anti-Valentine's Day" post, since I personally feel that the day is just a way for stores to make extra money with all the cards, candy and flowers that get bought specifically … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Quiz!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As most people do, I associate this holiday with the abundance of food my family and I are about to eat and feeling stuffed silly for the next few days. However, since we call this holiday Thanksgiving, I just want to publicly list a few of the many things I am thankful … Continue reading 7 Things I’m Thankful For
For social creatures, we're so independent. Someone asks us if something is wrong or if we're okay, the response is always, "I'm fine." Even if we're clearly not fine; we just want the person not to press on. We want to handle it ourselves. That is the worst possible thing we can do. I've learned … Continue reading Learning to Lean
... but aren't promises meant to be broken? No. No they are not. Promises should be kept, but sadly, many are broken. Weddings vows are promises, but divorce still happens. You say you'll visit your friend/family member next week, no, you promise to see them; something else comes up. See? It happens all the time. … Continue reading A Promise Kept