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{Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.} - Psalm 37:7

Good news in these new parts! 

Yesterday, my roommate and I attended a church right across from our dorm called The Point. When we arrived, we were greeted with friendly smiles, krispy kreme doughnuts, and a homey atmosphere. What could be better?! The church was in a local movie theater, with the room only about a third full (Which we both loved because it was so small & felt like a family). The preacher had a great sermon about the beatitudes in Matthew 5 and the contemporary music was touching. After church, we headed over to Sammie's to grab a free lunch hosted by the church! We met some sweet ladies who were both NCSU & community college students. Later on in the day, we hung around with a couple gals from church and went to Recfest, which displayed all of the intermural sports clubs. Then we grabbed pizza and went on a late night Target run to get a couple last minute items.

It was just overall a wonderful day. I can definitely say that this is a new experience and I'm looking forward to the many memories to come. All I know is that this college thing is different, but I'm ready to see what God has in store.

{Dress:TJmaxx, Necklace: Forever21, Shoes: Burke's Outlet}


{For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.}
 - Ephesians 3:14-19

So, this is it. My first night in college. 
What do I do? Where do I go?
So many emotions. Scared. Excited. Nervous.
I just wonder where this journey is going to take me.
Fashion Designer? Magazine Editor? World Traveler?
The possibilities are endless (or at least I like to think so).
I just pray that I will stay focused, in God's will. 
Trust. Believe. Succeed. 
No need to worry. He's got this.

- Listen to "Help Me Find It" by Sidewalk Prophets -   

{Shirt: Chelsea & Violet, Shorts: Lucky Brand, Boots: Rack Room}


{You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.}
 - Psalm 30:11-12

Those days when you stare into the sunset, feel the soft breeze, smell the sweet hydrangeas, and just sit back to take it all in. Those are the days I enjoy the most. Those are the days I remember how great of a God we serve and how magnificent, powerful, and artistic he is. This world we call home can't even compare to the eternity our Father promises us. I can't even imagine how majestic its going to be.  Breathtaking.

{Dress: Ross, Vest: Pinky via Ross, Shoes: Madden Girl}


{There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.} - Proverbs 30:18-19

A couple weeks ago, my sister booked her wedding venue at a local restaurant that has rustic features including animal hides, lanterns, and barrels for tables. She will be having her wedding outside on the patio with the reception following inside. Now that this detail has been decided, hopefully the rest of the wedding plans will fall into place just as easily! 

{Shirt: Ralph Lauren, Skirt: TJmaxx, Shoes: Gianni Bini, Belt: NY & Co.}

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