november randoms and favorites

“Those who leave everything in God’s hands will eventually see God’s hands in everything.”

November was by no means my best month on record, but at the same time, I loved it. I learned a lot about myself, grew closer to my friends, and found my strength. I have been thinking recently about where I’m at, where I am going, and everything it has taken to get me here. I am so very grateful for everything in my past, because without it I wouldn’t be where I am now. Every day carries challenges, and I love tackling them.

In November I jumped into photography, chased the super moon, went on a crazy road trip, and had three Thanksgiving meals.

Favorites of November:
Artist // The 1975
Songs // “The City” by The 1975 and “She Used to Be Mine” by Sara Bareilles
Album // “Slow Motion” by Whitsett
Movie // Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
TV shows // Grey’s Anatomy and Friends
Clothing item // Grey oversized sweater
Quote // “At any given moment you have the power to say: this is not how the story is going to end.”
Tweet // “It’s a good thing I keep so much food in my purse. #sohungry.” -4 years ago, Jamie’s Life: A Novel.

Until next time,

Jamie

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“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” -Ephesians 4:2

best of 2016 playlist

It’s here!

I build a “Best Of” playlist every year and listen to it obsessively. Last year I decided to take what is normally just on my iPhone and put it on Spotify for all of you! Click on the image below to listen.
Happy last week of 2016, friends!

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Until next time,

Jamie

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october randoms and favorites

Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.

October was a weird month.  Our region was hit with a lot of rain at the end of September.  A lot of roads were washed out, my kitchen flooded, and things were left unstable for the approach of Hurricane Matthew.  With the hurricane came an excessive amount of rain, an excessive amount of flooding, and LOT of damage.  Dams burst, rivers rose, and people their homes, and in some cases, their lives.  It was devastating.
The family and I were in the mountains the weekend of the storm.  My kitchen flooded again, but besides that everything for us was fine.
Our community sprang into action.  Neighbors helped neighbors, businesses helped employees, and churches stepped up in a huge way.  My church had thousands of volunteers from morning until night, making meals, distributing water, and providing clean up.  My office adopted a street and helped the home owners gut their homes.  If you would like to donate to assist in continued relief efforts, please let me know.

Favorites of October:
Artist // LANY
Songs // “I Won’t Let You Go” by Switchfoot and “The Secret Place” by Phil Wickham
Album // Paramore
Movie // Hocus Pocus
TV shows // Grey’s Anatomy and Supernatural
Clothing item // black Chelsea boots
Quote // Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Tweet // Is it bad if eating more than one donut a day is becoming a regular thing?

Until next time,

Jamie

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