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White Dress

Ben Rector’s new song White Dress got me thinking…about a new white dress

I realize that new white dresses for summertime don’t have anything to with the song technically. But nevertheless I found some that I really like for summer:

All of these were found at shopbop.com.  I’ll admit they’re a little expensive but perfect inspirations for a trip to TJMaxx. (my all time favorite store)

Check out Ben Rector if you’re not already a fan!


the end is near.

Gracious Uncertainty

This is where I am:

April 29th from My Utmost of our Highest:

Our natural inclination is to be so precise— trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next— that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Consequently, we do not put down roots. Our common sense says, “Well, what if I were in that circumstance?” We cannot presume to see ourselves in any circumstance in which we have never been.

Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life— gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. As soon as we abandon ourselves to God and do the task He has placed closest to us, He begins to fill our lives with surprises. When we become simply a promoter or a defender of a particular belief, something within us dies. That is not believing God — it is only believing our belief about Him. Jesus said, “. . . unless you . . . become as little children . . .” (Matthew 18:3 ). The spiritual life is the life of a child. We are not uncertain of God, just uncertain of what He is going to do next. If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view that our beliefs are complete and settled. But when we have the right relationship with God, life is full of spontaneous, joyful uncertainty and expectancy. Jesus said, “. . . believe also in Me” (John 14:1  ), not, “Believe certain things about Me”. Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in— but you can be certain that He will come. Remain faithful to Him.

In breathless expection.


A Hug from Taylor Swift

It’s a long story  but I saw and heard a mini concert from Taylor Swift today!! Ah… in order to understand go here…



and family.auburn.edu

Those websites should explain why Taylor Swift came to AUBURN TODAY!!

There she is.  Today was by far the most bizarre day ever! The smile has not left my face.  Taylor in Auburn=Surreal.



This weekend  consisted of a lot of “collegy” events.  I don’t feel like I have acted like a college student for the past few weeks… in the bed by 11, up by sunrise, workout appointments with the girls, and job searching. But this weekend all that came to a halt.  It made me realize, yet again, that I am not ready for this to be over.  Fiji Island- a yearly event taking place in the spring at the Phi Gamma Delta house.  3 nights of loud music, dancing, fun friends and seeing the clock at 3am.  —COLLEGE. ha.

here are some pics


Bright Colors bring me a LOT of  JOY. 

Whether I’m wearing ’em

they’re decorating a table

hanging on the wall

draping the windows

presenting my food

displaying thoughts

all of these things are incredibly inspring  to me.  hope they brighten your day as much as they brighten mine!


(photos courtesy of mostbeautifuldarling)