Changing Sessions

Over the past few years, Fall has become my favorite session. The beautiful fall colors seem to remind me of everything that I have to be thankful for in my life, and the many blessings that I encounter each day. I have also found that Fall is also one of the most changeling sessions for me emotionally. I don't know what is it about the transition from Summer to Fall, but I find myself struggling to make the transition, and every Fall it seems that I find myself evaluating where I am at in my life. ...more

Child Free - Second Thoughts....

When my husband and I got married 2 years ago, we both decided that children were not for us. My husband and I can both work long hours at times, and we have proven that we can both be rather selfish people. We both enjoy nice things, and want to continue to live the lifestyle we have, and we both know that if we had a child we would not be able to maintain our lifestyle. ...more

How Social Media Has Destroyed Us

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Misfortunate Death

I feel that 2013 has been a year filled with death. Nobody close to me has passed, however people that I once considered friends, or people that I never even knew have passed away this year. All of these death's have had a significant impact on me and I am having a hard time understanding why....more

Feeling Unfulfilled

It's funny how quickly people can come in and out of your life, and how most friendships are just taken for granted. Over the past few months it has really been proven to me that nobody is going to be there for you but yourself. Some of the people I have considered to be my 'best' friends are hardly ever there now. I understand that as life changes, those friendships are going to change, but I really thought some of these people would be life long friends. ...more

Donate Your Birthday

As I was watching TV Saturday morning a commercial came on for the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.  The timing of this commercial was perfect for me, as I have found myself thinking about this non profit organization and ways that I could help. This particular commercial also drew my attention because it introduced a way that you could use your birthday to help the crisis nursery care for the many children that come through there doors each year....more

My Yoga Journey

For the past couple of years I have been interested in learning more about yoga and practicing yoga. About a year ago I took my first yoga class in Jacksonville at the YMCA, I attended class for a few months but did not feel like I was really getting anything out of the class. The class sizes were rather large, and being a beginner and never having experienced yoga before, I did not feel like the instructor was very helpful in the teaching of the positions....more

Huckleberry Pie

Those who know me, know that I am NOT a person who cooks. It's not that I can't cook, it's just that I don't. I really don't know why that is, maybe its because of the mess that it makes, who am I kidding I end up doing the dishes anyways! Maybe it's because of the time its takes, like I have anything else better to do though! So really I don't know why it is that I don't cook.However, I do enjoy baking! I think its because I have a very demanding sweet tooth, and I know that no matter what I bake I will for sure be eating it! Around Thanksgiving I started getting that holiday baking bug! Josh had made a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving that we took to share with the family on thanksgiving day. As it got closer to Christmas, I got more creative with my baking and decided I wanted to make a huckleberry pie! We are fortunate to live about half a mile from a fruit stand who was selling fresh huckleberries  Maybe it was driving past this fruit stand every day and seeing the sign that said FRESH HUCKLEBERRIES, that gave me an itch to make a Huckleberry pie!Keep in mind I had NEVER made fruit pie before in my life, I usually stick to simple items such as pumpkin pie, cookies and cupcakes. I did some research online and found a recipe that seemed easy enough for me to follow and I started out on my baking adventure.  ...more

The Road to Lazarus

The Road to Lazarus is a story of good triumphing evil. This is the first of the series. In this book, you will meet Raven who has been through one battered relationship after another. Raven thinks she has done a good job of building walls around who she really is for those around her, but she will soon learn no matter how hard she has tried to hide her past God has a different plan for her....more

October 21 The Day Of Singularity

There is no doubt that October 21 people are distinctly different from those around them, both in their personality and their views. Although they can be charming and appealing in social or professional situations, they are often a more challenging, even difficult breed where their personal affairs are concerned. Indeed, their relationships are highly complex, and made no easier by their critical and sometimes contentious natures....more