My Thoughts

Easter is More…

I'm reminded that Christ in his absolute perfection, took the pain that I would have, and carried it so that I don't have to. That nails pierced him for my sicknesses, that he was beaten for my moments of grief, and sadness, that my sins are forgiven when I come with a willing heart.

My Thoughts


10 years 10 years today since I committed my life to Christ.  July 26, 2006 won't be forgotten easily for me.  10 years since a very hurt, broken, scared, angry 13 year old sat at the altar and told God that I couldn't do it alone.  10 years since a near drowning incident helped me… Continue reading 10 

My Thoughts

Learning to Breathe

The last three months have been hard, between deaths, and finding out that a friend has cancer, old issues being brought up, people disappointing me, my heart getting broken, and  feeling sick, I'm shocked I've held up as much as I have. I've struggled with this incredible worry that I will fall into the abyss… Continue reading Learning to Breathe


10 Switchfoot Songs

Growing up, all I was allowed to listen to was Christian music. By the time I reached middle school, I hated it with a passion. You could not get me to listen to a gospel song, and Christian radio was irritating to me because they played the same songs every time. Since my only way… Continue reading 10 Switchfoot Songs

My Thoughts

It Is Well

I've found myself singing "It is well" a lot more in the last year, and sometimes I'm not sure I actually believe the words that I am saying. I've found myself trying to understand who God is, and why things happen the way they do, and why life is unfair. I'm filled with more questions… Continue reading It Is Well

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4 Years…

4... It's amazing to think that 4 years ago around this time, I was a freshman in college. That 4 years ago, I was completely broken, and couldn't imagine getting out. That 4 years ago, I was without hope, feeling lost and not knowing what to do That 4 years ago, I decided that my… Continue reading 4 Years…


Now Listening: Down – Ruby

It's finals week, which means that now I'm struggling with my habits of procrastination and my desire to do well. So far procrastination has beaten me, and the fact that I've only had two hours of sleep because I'm working on a paper that was assigned at the beginning of the semester hasn't escaped my… Continue reading Now Listening: Down – Ruby

Moments, Music, My Thoughts, Things That Bring Joy

Monday Inspiration

It's Monday, and if you're like me, you need something to pick you up as you get closer to the joy that is Thanksgiving! I decided to bring some joy onto my blog today. Below I've posted songs, videos, pictures, anything that I could think of to bring a little inspiration and pep into your… Continue reading Monday Inspiration


Friday Rambles

I've been thinking a lot, and that's a great thing. It means that I'm being challenged to grow and evaluate the way that I've view things. Last weekend I went to church, and there was prophetic preacher there. Since the guy was pretty on point about his prophecies on people and where they were, I… Continue reading Friday Rambles

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The Joy of Ordinary Days

One of the reasons why I named my blog, "The Joy of Ordinary Days" is because the reminds me of the importance in finding happiness in the smallest things everyday. This weekend has been emotionally trying and I find myself confused about so many things. Despite the beliefs of some people around me, the constant… Continue reading The Joy of Ordinary Days