Fallingwater and Secluded Sacredness

Fallingwater and Secluded Sacredness

The rolling roads twisted, wove and dunked over and around the hills leading up to Mill Run, Pennsylvania. It was the 4th of July, a day ripe for adventure. Upon arrival at Fallingwater, I noticed there was something enchanting about this place. An artistic retreat created by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kaufmann family, Fallingwater is neatly nested atop a waterfall, a monument merged between sandstone and the streams of Bear Run. The one-hour guided…

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A Summer Challenge To Stay Motivated

A Summer Challenge To Stay Motivated

I’ve let the last month slip by. June was a crazy month. I worked my first conference for the company I now work for. Celebrated two years of marriage, Father’s Day, my husband’s 25th birthday. We started painting the inside of our house (Blazen Orange was our first project and I’m super happy with it!). Lastly, we were invited to a new neighbors housewarming party, which was a great opportunity for us to meet our…

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Good Friday: Sacrifice is Not Selective

Good Friday: Sacrifice is Not Selective

It’s been a rough week. Stress, lack of sleep, worry and uncertainty have all played their part this week…but then I read this: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.”-Psalm 28:7 Though I may not have the strength to wake up every morning, He does. Though I may lose confidence in myself and…

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A Call for Compassion for All Creatures

A Call for Compassion for All Creatures

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”-St. Francis of Assisi I absolutely adore my cats Katniss and Effie (Hunger Games fan, guilty!). I adopted these girls from the MD SPCA over a year ago. Yes, I treat them like children, I call them “my babies,” and I could go on and on about the…

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Harriet Tubman: Her Legacy and How It Affects Modern-Day Slavery

Harriet Tubman: Her Legacy and How It Affects Modern-Day Slavery

I remember reading about her in middle school. About the risks she took to lead nearly 70 slaves to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Thinking about the strength and courage it must have required. Yes, even at age 11, I admired her. Harriet Tubman was not just a survivor. She was an activist and a defender of freedom. This month marks the 100th anniversary of her death. Two proposed national parks, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad…

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This flame won’t burn out, this love will conquer

This flame won’t burn out, this love will conquer

I feel unsettled by the world around me. I seem to have more questions than I do answers most days. No more waiting. It’s time to act. To be bold and fearless. To try and fail. And try again. To put myself in those uncomfortable situations so I may learn to adapt better, and learn to breathe through it. To ask tougher questions of myself, my beliefs, God. Above all, to practice love. This is my challenge. To empower…

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