Our nation’s birthday is just around the corner! Many people enjoy celebrating this holiday quietly with friends or family. If that’s you, more power to you. However, many others like to go out and enjoy, among many other things, a big fireworks display on independence day. If that’s you, I’ve already done the legwork for… Read More Things to do in Atlanta for the 4th of July
Can you believe that Father’s day is just around the corner? Perhaps, like many of us, it’s snuck up on you, in which case let this serve as your friendly reminder :). I often feel like dads get a bum deal when it comes to celebratory holidays in their honor. On mother’s day, moms get… Read More Don’t forget to show dads some love
Mother’s day is in just a few days! Have you gotten a gift for your mother yet? If the answer is no, here are some inexpensive but meaningful ideas that will make your momma’s heart swell with love:
Happy Star Wars day! Today is the day where fans around the world will don their wookie costumes, princess Leia bikinis, or stormtrooper outfit and publicly declare their undying love for the Star Wars dynasty.
There are a few things that this time of year always makes me think of. The flowers remind me of South Korea and the beautiful cherry blossoms that blanketed my city in the spring. The fresh strawberries make me nostalgic for the day trips we used to make to self-pick strawberries in my elementary and… Read More Resetting gratitude
This is a modified piece pulled from the archives. You can read the original post here. Valentine’s day is coming up, and I’ve been thinking about gifts I’ve given or received in the past from significant others.
I was born in Pennsylvania, a state with significantly more annual snowfall than my current residence of Georgia. When I was little, my dad used to climb on the roof on Christmas eve. He always made a point to bang around and make lots of noise. The next day, he’d bring me and my older… Read More Some of my favorite Christmas traditions
When I was growing up, my parents had an advent wreath that they brought out every year around this time. Every December, I would wait expectantly for dinner every night so that we could light the candles and prepare our hearts for Christmas.
I went to a marriage retreat at Berry College a few weeks ago. I’m not really sure what exactly I was expecting…but whatever my expectations, they were completely blown out of the water.
As I was writing about the importance of thanksgiving, I realized that a lot of those same principles could also be applied to forgiveness. Like thankfulness, we all know that forgiveness is important, but don’t practice it at much as we should. Like thankfulness, forgiveness is sometimes incredibly hard to put into practice. And just… Read More Thoughts on Forgiveness