A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to start volunteering at a place in my neighborhood called CEPIA. “CEPIA stands for Culture, Education and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents and is a Costa Rican non-profit organization that seeks to promote culture, health, sports and education for children and teenagers and their families from poor … More A Worthy Mess
On my 23rd birthday, I jokingly told my friends that I suddenly felt so much older and wiser. I wanted to share my wisdom with them, but I said it was just something one couldn’t understand until they hit the ripe age of 23! So the first day of being 23 wasn’t actually filled with … More 23 Lessons From My 23rd Year
A letter to the insecure and self-conscious girl in all of us: To the one with trust issues and a hardened heart. To those of us who aren’t good enough, qualified enough. To the girls with dad issues. To the girl who comes from a broken home. To the girl holding the image of the … More A Letter to the Insecure Girl in all of Us
It was Saturday night. Exactly one week after the horrific car crash that happened in front of our house and turned our driveway into a triage center. (Check out Ashlee Latimer’s blog post here for more information on that eventful and tragic weekend). I was completely exhausted after dinner, so I did some dishes and … More Súper Deshidratada!
“It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn’t call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.” – Francis Chan You know how the song goes, “Take me deeper” or … More Superficial Peace
I’m back in Costa Rica, with the Latimer Crew! And Baby Finnley is here! I’ve been here for two weeks, and so much has already happened! Learning how to pay water bills. Having great friends that let 6 of us come over to shower (because our water bill wasn’t paid). Lots of cooking, and lots … More The Land Between
“Ok, here’s the deal. You keep teaching me soccer tricks, and I’ll teach you karate moves.” I’m convinced that the best title anyone could have is AUNT. Since Gavin started school, it has been our tradition every Wednesday to: pick him up from day care. eat a ridiculous amount of Taco Bell for lunch. Find … More Throwback Thursday: Wonderful Wednesdays
Wanderlust: strong longing for or impulse toward wandering. A strong desire to travel. This is not me. I just want to clear this up. I’m not just another 20-something with a desire to travel the world and experience new things. Follower: an adherent or devotee of a particular person, cause, or activity. Chosen: appointed: decided … More Not Just Wanderlust
This psalm written by David speaks so loudly to everything that I’ve learned and how I’ve experienced God this year. The Lord is my shepherd. I am comforted by his rod and a staff; the tools used by a shepherd to guide and to protect his sheep. Comforted by guidance and protection…yes. He gives me rest. He … More Every kid. Everywhere. For Eternity.
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. they were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed … More Adventure is waiting. Don’t settle for typical.