the second coming & ebenezer scrooge

As a part of this past Sunday's homily, my pastor posed this question to us:  If, suddenly, we were to receive a legitimate announcement that the world will end today at 2 p.m., what would the impact be on our lives?  It might be hard to imagine, considering the multiple false "alarms" in the past which were never fulfilled, but, just, what if...?  What would our reaction be?...more

New Favorite Word

sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives... {read more} --- > http://bit.ly/HZXd5gFor more:  go to http://www.iris-hanlin.com...more

break the pattern

BREAK THE PATTERN.  STAND OUT.A few years ago, I made a private pledge to always be myself, no matter the circumstances.  And let me tell you, though you probably already know, it's not easy being yourself in a world where other standards are being set all around us, and we are constantly being told what we should be like and who we should imitate.  This is exactly how to create a boring and generic culture of robots....more

PHOTO CHALLENGE RESULTS ARE IN

COUNTRY GIRL'S DAYBOOK PHOTO CHALLENGE MISSION # 1 RESULTS ARE INJOIN US IN NOVEMBER FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE, WHICH WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A GIVEAWAY  ...more

TALIA DRESS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE

TALIA DRESS BY ANTHROPOLOGIE ~ COUNTRY GIRL'S DAYBOOK...more

what I Wore on Mission Sunday

What I Wore on Mission Sunday {{10.20.13}}----> http://bit.ly/1a7dDmi http://www.iris-hanlin.com...more

octobers & heaven

I think heaven will be like October (and yes, I totally wrote a post off that).----> http://bit.ly/1axHTDyhttp://www.iris-hanlin.com...more

change & pope francis (7QT)

ON THE BLOG TODAY: CHANGE AND POPE FRANCIS  http://www.iris-hanlin.com...more

Anthro outtakes

All this goofiness and more on the blog today: what happens whenever we try to do something serious.http://www.iris-hanlin.com/2013/10/happily-strange-anthro-outtakes.html #fallfashion @anthropologie...more

Anthropologie (Fall Fashion)

my tripod is a jerk and Aemelia is not (Anthropologie finds)#fallfashion.  I love it. For the rest of this post, visit: http://www.iris-hanlin.com....more
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