Monday, November 18, 2013


It's interesting how seasons of life sometimes reflect an actual season change. Autumn is my absolute favorite, mostly because of Thanksgiving and the frequency of my food baby. But really, it's a season of warmth and closeness, vivid color and earthy tones, smell-goods and spiced EVERYTHING. This is an unusual post for my blog, but I would love to share some things that are making this season of life so near to my heart. Things that I'm thankful for, things that I'm blessed by, and maybe a few things that I'm embarrassed to laugh at.

*Thick socks. -I've never met anyone who enjoys having literal cold feet.
*Color changing leaves.- The idea of beauty resulting from death is enough to entertain my English major soul for hours. 
*Cliches. - They exist for a reason, because they're true. Get over it. Be original, but also be okay with being a sap. 
*Far Hills Community Church. -I can't even begin to describe the ripples of Christ I get to witness because of this place. 
*Community. -It is essential to experience real, Christ-centered encouragement.
*Music that does something funny to my heart. -Needtobreathe, Macklemore, Bethel, John Legend, and Phil Wickham.  
*My housemates. -The K/Carly's show me Christ daily and it's really cool. Sometimes they even make me mashed potatoes at midnight. 
*Coffee. -Also, hot tea and apple cider. and any people I get to drink them with.  
*Words. -Specifically the ones that make me feel alive. They seriously bring me so much joy and it's funny because I don't really have words to explain it. 
*Jesus. -I can't be a real Christian if I don't include that guy on this list. 
*Facetime. -Getting to see lil Elijah and my sister brightens my day every time. 
*Morning sunshine. -Evening sunshine is okay, too. But I like this kind better. 
*Wearing black and brown. -The very thought of it used to make me cringe. Now I do it more often than not.
*Sleep talking. -I don't care who you are, this is the funniest thing in the world. 
*The ability to cook. -Creating things in general is the best. Even better is the fellowship that happens over meals. 
*Passions. -It's the coolest thing to watch as God reveals passions and opportunities to pursue them in my own life and the lives of others. 
*New boots. -That were made for walkin'. Seriously, one the best feelings.  
*Witty conversations. -THE best. 
*Pies & Pints. -A wonderful restaurant and atmosphere. The company is so worth spending half of my income on pizza. 

Take some time to reflect on what's going on in your life right now. Do you like it? What are things to change or keep doing? What are you thankful for? I know my list is only a portion of things I'm thankful for, so I would love to hear a few of yours! Feel free to comment on this post. Thanks for reading, friends. Happy holiday season!

1 comment:

  1. I'm thankful for winsome blog posts with a hint of seriousness. Lovely post.