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Pursue experiences because no one wants to hear stories
about all the money you made. – Simon Sinek

I kinda love that. Like a lot. I am a fan of experiences. I like to create & design them. And in the end, I think experiences make for a much more fulfilling life than making money. But that’s just my humble opinion.

I treasure experiences…well at least most of them :) My favorite one lately: worshipping with my Journey family during SPACE – a station based worship environment – last Monday. An incredible blend of reflection, peace, and joy.

What is your favorite experience in recent memory?

Throwback Sundays…Spring Cleaning Treasure

I’m extremely happy to be back home in Nashville after visiting my family in Minnesota for ten days. But, I’ve also had an itch to travel lately…road trip, air trip, I’m not really picky at this point…I just want to go :)

Looking back at this post makes me want to go all the more! My first venture into the blogging world and a ton of happy life-long memories. :)

If you were given a free ticket to the destination of your choice tomorrow, where would you want to go?

Photo Fridays…Nostalgia

I’m secretly nostalgic at heart. But, Christmas is the one time of year I’m willing to openly admit it…unashamedly :) So, in honor of that it’s a little Christmas nostalgia for Photo Fridays this week.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? The one you will without a doubt pass along to your kids someday? The one that you miss when it doesn’t happen? My favorite is the 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service at my grandparents church…the one I attended till 3rd grade. It’s the one time of year I love the choir and the handbell choir…yes, handbells! And even the organ. My family gets together on Christmas Eve so we would always do our children’s service, go home to eat and open gifts, and then go back for the Candlelight service at 11:00 p.m. And for many years it’s been the one time a year my dad would go to church. It’s honestly the one thing I’ve missed about working at a different church the last 5 years or so and the one thing I’m really looking forward to this year even though part of me wishes I would be here in Nashville worshipping with my new church family.

Your turn, enjoy the photos and then share your favorite Christmas tradition!

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.  – Doug Larson




Your Happy Place

I discovered Pictory a few months ago and have fallen in love. I have always been fascinated by the ability an image has to ignite emotion, move people to action, and awaken a memory. I find something powerful about being able to capture a moment of life, a single memory, in a single photograph. And that one photograph can tell an entire story. So, it’s no wonder that I am inspired by a site that collects stories in photographs. The latest project the folks at Pictory have curated (yes, they use that word and I LOVE it!:)) is titled “Just Like Heaven: Our happiest places through the camera’s lens and the mind’s eye.” You can check it out here.

It got me thinking: what’s your “happy place?” Or places?

I’ll go first…these are a few of the places that make my heart smile…
Crema…hands down my favorite coffee shop in Nashville.

Any good sunset makes me stop, breathe deeply, and smile at God the artist.

There is something about a large body of water that I can’t see the other side of…the sound of crashing waves & the wind against my face…that is good for my heart.

One more, which I cannot sum up in a photograph (I’ll have to work on that) is any place where I can sit in the company of friends, engage in great conversation, and soak in life. In Nashville that seems to happen often and I hope I never take it for granted!

Your turn!