My Top 8 Best Alternative Christmas Songs

I'm not too picky when it comes to Christmas songs during the Christmas season. Jingle Bells. Rudolph. Carol of the Bells. Old Christmas hymns. I love 'em all—or most of 'em all. Growing up, my sisters and I belted Christmas songs from the backseat of the car from Thanksgiving to Christmas—everywhere we went. Mostly traditional …

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton Itinerary: Two National Parks in Two Days

Is it possible or even practical to visit both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park in just two days? Yes. Absolutely it is. But let me amend that by saying I would only recommend attempting both parks in two days during off season months, like April, September, or October. Why? Far less traffic and people …

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Delighting in the Lord… on a Motorcycle

Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." It's one of those Bible verses I've known since childhood. Such a beautiful, powerful promise from God. But I can't say I fully grasped it till recent adulthood—when I moved to Tennessee and met my husband John. Sure, …

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St. Lucia Travel: All-Inclusive Resort + Gros Piton Hike + Castries Tour

Why We Chose St. Lucia ICYMI, John and I visited St. Lucia back in July 2021. And, for those of you who didn't miss all my social media posts during our trip—yes, I'm three months behind on blogging about it. This is where that "better late than never" cliché comes in handy. Okay, but get …

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3 Times God Spoke and How Saying Yes Changed My Life

Have you ever felt God speak so directly that it shook your soul and changed the course of your life? I have. Three times. It wasn’t that I heard God speak audibly – though He certainly could if He wanted to. His voice didn’t thunder down from heaven. Alarms didn’t go off. Lights didn’t flash. …

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How I Recovered From a Decade-Long Battle With Bulimia: My Bulimia Story of Hope

I thought I'd never be free. During the darkest decade of my life, I thought I'd never win my battle against bulimia. It seemed impossible to escape the powerful binge-purge cycle of addiction. Impossible to imagine a life of normalcy ever becoming reality for me again—especially after several failed attempts. And yet, in April 2021, …

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Super Bowl Sunday LIV: A Day of L-O-V-E

Okay, so the title is a bit deceiving. I didn't find love at the Super Bowl. Or because of the Super Bowl. Or even actually during the Super Bowl. And, I don't madly love watching the Super Bowl. It's just that (my now husband) John first said "I love you" last year, on Super Bowl …

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2020 Review: Expectations, Reality, & What I Learned

January 1, 2020. What an innocent day, looking back. I started off the year hiking House Mountain just outside of Knoxville, then shared my recap of 2019, that included hopes and goals for 2020. January 1, 2020: House Mountain solo hike On that day, Covid was simply something happening in China. I had no clue …

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My Facebook Dating Review: A Love Story

I didn’t see it coming. At the start of 2020, I was single. No dating prospects. Not actively seeking to date. Just single. This was yet another area of my life that I finally realized was better left to God—as opposed to me trying to make relationships happen. So, I waited on God for a …

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