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This blog is the story of a life in the middle. It's the everyday happenings in an ordinary.. life. And it's finding that those everyday moments, as ordinary as they may seem, can be.. pretty amazing when we take the time to stop and appreciate th

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  • Blogging Break
    on Apr 18, 2011
    Hey there, all you wonderful people!  As you may have guessed from the recent lack of posts, I'm taking a bit of a break from blogging.  I hope to be back soon, but for now I need to concentrate on writing the things that will actually coun...
  • Senior Moments
    on Apr 4, 2011 in Growing in God God's Timing
    Guess what? (You say, "What?")  I'm graduating.  (You say, "I know.")  No, I know you know.  But I'm graduating really, really soon.  And guess what?  (You say, "What?" again.)  All of this is just starting to sink...
  • Undiscovered Treats
    on Apr 1, 2011 in Internet Meditations and Musings
    When I was in middle school, I used to think, "If we just had the internet at my house, I'd never be bored."  I remember going to the house of a friend whose parents actually got her internet (because when you're 12, everything is your parents'...
  • Enjoying the WalkStop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street.  (Grant L. Miller)I found this quote on the inside of a tea bottle the other day and fell in love with it.  As I sipped my white peach tea and thereb...
  • Street Scene (as viewed from the Wyndham Grand)While I was at the Sigma Tau Delta convention in Pittsburgh, I had a room on the ninth floor of the hotel, overlooking Point State Park and where the city's three rivers converge.  Beautiful.  I was sitting on my floor and watching the suns...
  • The Importance of the Plural
    on Mar 21, 2011 in Community
    I've never been a fan of small talk or forced conversations.  As an introvert, they just drain me of energy.  But sometimes when life gets busy, I try to make these kinds of superficial interactions function as my social time.  (After...
  • Living Everything
    on Mar 14, 2011 in God's Timing
    While shopping for dress pants this weekend, I realized something that no one wants to deal with when shopping on a tight schedule:  I was between sizes in every brand, style, and color of slacks I could find.  I finally just grabbed every...
  • Taking off the Headphones
    on Mar 10, 2011 in Growing in God Missions and Prayer
    I've been working at my internship for almost two months now, but I'm just starting to meet some of the people in the office.  (Probably because I tend to be on the quiet side in unfamiliar environments.)  Yesterday, one of the guys who wor...
  • Lifesavers and Soda Crackers
    on Mar 9, 2011
    Something about feeling sick tends to make me feel about eight years old.  I think it might have something to do with sucking on my individually-wrapped, brightly-colored Lifesavers that look they should have been pulled from my mother's purse i...
  • A Matter of Time
    on Mar 8, 2011 in God's Timing God's Plans
    I have a timeline in my head for how my life is going to go.  I know what I want to happen in my life (graduate in May, for instance) and what I don't plan to do (work at McDonalds, ever).  I tweak it from time to time, but it's been a whil...
  • Straining Forward
    on Mar 6, 2011 in Growing in God Grace
    I'll be totally honest here.  I've done things I'm not proud of.  I've dodged people in the hallway when I didn't feel like talking to them but knew that they could probably use a smile or a hug.  I've let my emotions get the...
  • Heels and Pearls
    on Mar 3, 2011 in Accountability Pride Community
    This is my life this semester:  Wake up 6 a.m. Shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, and hopefully make time for a quick Bible study before leaving for class work or internship.  I run from work to class to my internship to another class and...