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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Faith in Small Things: Our Warrior Walk at Relay for Life

Faith in Small Things: Our Warrior Walk at Relay for Life

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like there is way too much noise in my life. It is in these moments that I decide it’s time to de-clutter or I ask myself questions like “Do you feel fulfilled?” or “What’s your mission” and “Are you taking action to pursue it?” It’s definitely a cycle I go through quite often, but I think it can be healthy if I use it to make…

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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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This Is Where A Seed Was Planted

This Is Where A Seed Was Planted

I’m hungry. Not for a sandwich or chocolate creme puff. This is a hunger I’ve never felt before, a hunger for life, for change, risk, wisdom, courage, excitement, FREEDOM. I’ve always been one to try my hand at something new. Last year it was jewelry making and the ukulele (still working on this one). The year before that, zip lining over treetops in Costamaya and planning my wedding! And the year before that, interviewing the homeless in Baltimore…

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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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