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Love That Sticks

One of my besties and her roomies (who are also my besties!!!) introduced me to my new favorite ministry: LoveThatSticks. Love that sticks is a social media based ministry run by a sweet girl in Houston Texas. She makes and sends out paintings and encouragements for those who need them. Here's how it works: You… Continue reading Love That Sticks

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The Girl With The Dog 

I'm at work right now. I can hear my bosses footsteps down the hallway. He's with someone. He asks if anyone's working in the nursery yet. "The girl with the dog is here" I hold my breath. "Allyson. Her name is Allyson." Sigh of relief. I have major identity issues, stemming from the time I… Continue reading The Girl With The Dog 

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GPA is not eternal

Happy Summer, Friends! I'm coming to you a little raw today. A little bit of truth can never hurt. It's that time of the year when we all get our transcripts and grades back and find out how we did in all of our classes. For a lot of people, this is insignificant. You know… Continue reading GPA is not eternal

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Friendship Friday: with a twist

Happy Friday! Sorry for missing you here on Wednesday - someday you'll here about the roller coaster I've been riding this week. But in the mean time, I want you to meet one of my favorite people: Jenna! Normally on Friendship Friday, my friends answer 4 questions to give you an inside look at our… Continue reading Friendship Friday: with a twist

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Quoted: Loved

A few months ago when I first moved into my own apartment, I was in desperate need of more decorations. The best friend and I had a craft night, and this was one of the resulting masterpieces: Upon seeing it, one of my sweet friends requested her own to put on her cross wall in… Continue reading Quoted: Loved

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Quoted: Never

Recently I had a five hour conversation about Jesus on my couch with one of my favorite Jesus-lovin' people. Life was hard. We were tired. He was good. The usual. As I spilled my life juice all over her, and told her my fears of being a burden or being "too much" or "less than,"… Continue reading Quoted: Never

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More About Me

To be quite honest with you - I'm slacking today. I have so much to do, that I sort of haven't done any of it. So, to keep things simple, I'm going to answer 10 About Me questions in hopes that my new (and old!) friends can learn a bit more about me! Lets get… Continue reading More About Me

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Quoted: Home

Ram Dass once said "We're all just walking each other Home." Whoa. This is powerful & I’m not entirely sure why? Lately, the concept of “home” has been so prominent in my heart. Where I am now – this place with this body – it’s temporary. It’s not my forever home. But what I’ve failed… Continue reading Quoted: Home

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Eight Years

Today marks eight years since the day that turned my life upside-down. Eight years ago, I tore my achilles tendon- leading to the onset of my now life-long battle with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.  In honor of the past 8 years, I've decided to share with you the ~short~ version of my chronic illness testimony. I… Continue reading Eight Years

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Meet us at the river

  My best friend and I are runners- Not the healthy, fit, muscular kind of runners (although I do love running, and finished two 5K’s within 24 hours a few months ago), but the lets-get-away-from-here kind of runners. Lately, more often than we’d care to admit, we’ve been inches away from falling into the traps of… Continue reading Meet us at the river