In Loving Memory of My Beloved Mom, Carol Lansford

January 18, 2020Faith

First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for coming today to honor my mom. It truly means so much to my family and I that you’ve taken time out of your day to remember her, celebrate her life, and support us during this time. I would also like to take this opportunity … Read More

Bidding Farewell to 2018

December 31, 2018College, Journal, Life

I’ve always said that I want to be someone who is content in every season–never stuck in the past or yearning for the future, but uniquely present-minded. College better not be the best years of my life. I want every year I’m in to be the best because I want to choose a mindset that … Read More

Abide

April 18, 2018Faith, Journal, Life

Abide: to bear patiently, to endure without yielding, to wait for, to continue in a place Writing is how I process. Writing has always been my outlet. I’ve never written anything for others’ eyes in this way: halfway between stream of conscious and well-thought-out. I don’t want people to see the messy parts of my … Read More

Lent 2018: The Recap

April 7, 2018Faith, Journal, Social Media

I want to reach for God the way I reach for my phone – when I’m bored, when I’m uncomfortable, when I need answers or entertainment, when I’m lonely and need someone to talk to. – Cory Asbury Giving up social media for 47 days for Lent was the easiest thing I’ve ever done, but … Read More

Lent 2018

February 19, 2018Journal, Social Media

February 14, 2018. Valentine’s Day. Ash Wednesday. The beginning of the Lenten season of the Christian liturgical calendar. I grew up as a Southern Baptist, and my church never specifically talked about Lent. I honestly can’t even remember if we lit special candles each Sunday leading up to Easter Sunday or not. That’s how little … Read More

Spring of Life (in January)

January 27, 2018Journal

I retweeted this one week after I began my first semester of senior year. I retweet a ton of tweets, but in that moment I don’t feel like I have ever felt more connected to a tweet in my life than I had with this one. I’ve been looking forward to this semester ever since I made … Read More

2018: I’m Here For You

January 26, 2018Journal

Yes, I know this is being published after the first month of 2018 is almost over. Sometimes it takes more time to settle into rhythms and completely evaluate your goals and plans, and that’s okay. The days leading up to a new year are by far my favorite days of the year. This past year, … Read More

Better Things

May 30, 2016Journal

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind C.S. Lewis For as long as I can remember I was that typical student who was always looking ahead; I was planning out what outfits to wear for my senior pictures, what kind of adventures I wanted to go on with my friends, … Read More

I Wanna Get Better

January 24, 2016Journal

We have to choose joy and we have to keep choosing it Let me begin by saying if you didn’t sing the title of this post in your head while reading it, I highly suggest you go look up the song sung by the Bleachers as soon as you’re done reading this. I will also … Read More

College: Semester 1 Reflection

January 12, 2016College, Journal

I started my second semester of college today! I feel like this is now a good time to make a little post about what I’ve learned about myself, school, and life since I’ve been away at college. This one might be obvious, but I feel that sometimes we all need to be reminded that people change. People … Read More