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Chapter Four: The Artisan Soul

October 20, 2018

Chapter four dives into the risk we take when we step out as artisans.  Erwin says “the reason most of us never go from dreaming to creating is an uncomfortable middle space called risk.”  When God created us and gave us the chance to choose Him or turn away, that was the greatest risk of all. Some risks have been easier for me to take while others have…


Chapter Three: The Artisan Soul

October 11, 2018

At first when I read Erwin’s statement “truth is not nearly as powerful as interpretation,” I didn’t know what to think.  For some reason, this rubbed me the wrong way.  How on earth could interpretation be more powerful than truth?  Truth is what guides our lives.  Jesus told us that he is the way, the truth, and the life.  This guy must not have read the Bible correctly.…


Chapter Two: The Artisan Soul

September 20, 2018

One of the key things I learned from reading this chapter was, “People only become slaves when they have lost their dreams.” This hit home. Like many of us, I am a dreamer. Coming from a small Kansas town, I saw many people who also had big dreams to move away and start this career or pursue that dream. Sadly, most of them were convinced, or convinced themselves,…


Chapter One: The Artisan Soul

September 7, 2018

I have identified as a creative person for most of my life.  It’s hard for me to empathize with people who say they aren’t creative.  Erwin McManus, the author of The Artisan Soul, agrees.  He says “We see ourselves as created beings, so we choose to survive.  When we see ourselves as creative beings, we must instead create.”  I love that.  I’ve never seen myself as a create who is…

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Home for the Holidays

November 29, 2017

there’s no place like home! last week i flew home to surprise my family for thanksgiving, and let me say it was so worth the ten hour travel day. i arrived saturday night and my parents picked me up from the airport since they knew i was coming. we drove around and surprised my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins (video coming soon!!) after seeing the fam, i drove to…

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November 17, 2017

after lots of patience and checking daily for instagram updates (follow them @museumoficecream here), i scored my four close friends and i tickets to the museum of ice cream in los angeles! i love finding cute bookstores, coffee shops, etc. so it was a no-brainer when i found an adorable new way to eat ice cream 😉 walking around the museum felt like we were ACTUALLY a part…

College Life Faith

THIS is real life.

November 14, 2017

Hi everybody! I’ve been using my blog a lot this semester for my Intro to Public Relations class (Yes, my assignments include writing blog posts. I chose the best major, haha) but am grateful I now have time to share my heart in an open and authentic way. Honestly, that’s been the goal all along. I started this blog almost four years ago as a way to creatively…

Adventures College Life Family

The Gang’s All Back Together

November 8, 2017

I am over the moon because my sweet parents visited me in Southern California this last weekend!! It’s been a little over two months since we last saw each other and I missed them more than I ever thought possible. For those of you who don’t know, I am an only child (which has resulted in my parents and I becoming hecka close with each other.) Although I…

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Halloween’s Spooky Popularity

November 5, 2017

A recent article published by Megha Parikh on US Campaign explored an idea that is becoming more evident with each autumn season: Halloween is becoming one of America’s favorite holidays. Dressing up and having child-like fun, whether you’re six or sixty, is always a good idea!! While Halloween is not my cup of tea (I don’t do scary things), I love the creativity that comes along with it. Costumes are…