• Jesus,  thanksgiving

    A Surprising Way to Cultivate Gratitude

    It’s Thanksgiving–a celebration of joy, gratitude, family, and delicious food. And while I plan on spending time with loved ones and going into a turkey coma, I can’t help but think of those who are overlooked this season. You see, I know a woman whose teenage son died last weekend. Her heart is broken. I also know a family whose father is slowly dying of cancer. Their spirits are weary. Where is the Thanksgiving turkey for these people? Most of the time we struggle to find gratitude in our everyday lives (myself included). How does remembering these hurting souls help us in cultivating a heart of gratitude? The Calling The…

  • fashion,  modesty,  polyvore,  thanksgiving

    Crushed Velvet + Thanksgiving Blues

    Happy Friday lovely readers and followers!  Thanksgiving is next week here in America. I can’t wait for all of the turkey, cranberry sauce, and potatoes (#foodieproblems)! I will say that this year feels so much…heavier. This is the first Holiday season that my Grandma Jean won’t be here. Someone who was such a staple at all of the family events is now in heaven. I know her spirit is still here, but I can’t see her or hear her voice. She won’t be able to enjoy the holiday decorations or watch me open up gifts. I’m sorry if I’m making any of you sad. I know all of us must go…

  • faith,  inspiration,  poetry,  Uncategorized

    Moments

    (Photo Credit) Sometimes in the moments Of a quietly darkened night, I wonder what there is to be  thankful for. All the hurt, the lies, and the fear of this world Make me doubt for anything more. But then  You find me– Ripening my soul with the sweetest touch. It’s the sunlight that comes through the dusty window, Or the feeling of the crisp winter air at my face. Because I know that every minute can be spent Wasted in my weary mind, Or they can be used to paint the world with Your vivid colors. Every laughter and cry Is a gift that must be cherished, Because they mean that life…