Moving Towards Perfection in Love

Last week, I attended the 152nd Session of the North Georgia Conference in The United Methodist Church. For those who don’t know, Annual Conference is a convening of around 3,000 United Methodists held every year in Athens, Georgia to discuss business, hear reports of the previous year, worship together, and focus on the future of the church.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a PK (preacher’s kid) so I have attended Annual Conference MANY times. When I was younger, Annual Conference was this big church event my dad had to go to while my sister and mom went to the pool at the hotel.

As I got older I wanted to go sit in the sessions with my dad. Then, when I was in high school I decided to become a youth delegate and represent my district during a very important voting year (who knew all this went on behind the scenes of the church right!?).  Continue reading “Moving Towards Perfection in Love”

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Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in the 1860’s. (IT’S NOT MEXICO’S INDEPENDENCE DAY)

In 1861, Benito Juárez was elected president of Mexico. The country was in financial distress and was forced to default on debt payments to France, Great Britain, and Spain. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew their forces. France, however, decided to use the opportunity to carve an empire out of Mexican territory.

So, 6,000 French troops set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. Juárez rounded up a small force of 2,000 loyal men—many of them either indigenous Mexicans or of mixed ancestry—and sent them to Puebla. When the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash. Continue reading “Fiesta Like There’s No Mañana”

Sometimes The Answer is ‘No’

It’s been about 5 months since I last shared with y’all what’s been going on in my life. My last post was an update on me and the plans I had for myself in the months to come.

Plans I️ wanted for the semester in school, my personal life, and in a career. However, God quickly reminded me that He is in control and even the plans we have for ourselves don’t matter when it comes to His plan.

The past two semesters I️’ve struggled with my depression and anxiety. The semester that just ended was THE hardest semester of my entire college career. Tough classes and tough professors lead to anxiety attacks and negative thoughts. But I️ knew my coping skills and tried to stay on my medication consistently and for the time being, I️ was managing. But that was short-lived…

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Washington D.C.

Last week my parents, sister Jordan, and grandparents, along with my boyfriend Bradley (Lord bless his heart) went to our Nation’s capitol, WASHINGTON D.C.! To say it was amazing is an understatement.

My sister planned everything out for us and she did such a fantastic job. The first night we arrived and we immediately hopped on the Metro and headed to Union Station for a night tour of all the monuments. It was breathtaking. All these historic figures, lit up like Christmas, truly beautiful.

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The next day was Smithsonian day. We toured the Natural History Museum, the National Museum of American History, and the Air and Space Museum. There were so many neat things to see and do in these museums, like the Hope Diamond, a GIANT squid that was found in the deep deep ocean, and some of the most incredible photos from the 21st Nature’s Best Photography Awards.

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