All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.
Philippians 3:15
We have such an incredible God. There will always be things and concepts that we don't understand, but our God will make them clear to us! He loves us so much, He wants us to understand. And the more we understand, the more we will love Him and feel His presence. I am just blown away by this passage. If you have time, please read Philippians 3. It is jam-packed full of truth. 
These past few weeks have been stressful, to say the least. But God has been showing me that even when I feel as if I have nothing figured out, even when I feel indecisive and uncomfortable, He is still perfect. He is still looking after me and making His plans become a reality. It is during these times that I find real peace in Him.

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to visit such interesting, beautiful little towns for my southern studies class. It is a photography class and each of us are required to pick a town with a population of under 1000 people and photograph it. I chose North. Yes, North, South Carolina. Once the class is finished, I'll post my final pictures.

It was a cold and windy day, yesterday. It made for some very interesting shots. 
Thanks Maggie for the picture :) 

sweater--J. Crew (old)


October Brunch.

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
Philippians 3:10-11
I am obsessing over this verse. I find Paul's prayer so beautiful. His desire is to know Christ. 
I usually feel like Paul's faith is unattainable for me. He always seems to be getting something that I'm not. But when I read this I felt a wave of comfort. His desire is just like mine. 
To know Christ and to be moved by Him. 

Yesterday was our initiation brunch. I am so excited to finally call 105 of our new members official Kappa sisters! Here's what I wore. 

Thanks Shelby for taking these pictures!

My Kappa family minus a few. I love these girls. 

What I wore:
denim shirt--Mom's
yellow, polka-dot shorts--from Bohemian in Columbia, SC
belt--J. Crew (old)
loafers--Amore Dei Cani


Josh Dillon.

For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 
Philippians 2:21
I found so much conviction in this verse this morning. I am always thinking of myself and what's best for me. It's a rare occasion that I think of the interests of Jesus and the Gospel. Oh, Jesus, please change my heart. 

I recently began doing some PR for a very talented artist and good friend of my Dad's. I thought I would do a little feature here. 

About Josh Dillon: 

Josh Dillon was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended East Carolina University. He discovered his passion for drawing whilst in college, but it wasn’t until later in life that he began selling his work. 

He can draw any building or home. You can simply send in a picture of the building you would like him to draw and he will do it. What a fantastic way to remember these special places in our lives. 

Please take some time to visit the blog I created for him. There's some more pieces and information on there. Also, let me know what you think of the site. It's still in the rough but I think it's coming along quite nicely. 

Below are only a few examples of this man's incredible talent. If you live in Raleigh or are familiar with the area, you might recognize these places. 

Drawings by Josh Dillon


If I Could.

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 1:27
Whatever happens.

Lately I have been on the search for the perfect ankle boot. This is certainly an "if only" outfit as none of these items are in my price range. Just dreaming, I guess. It's also been averaging around 80 degrees here so I would also die from the heat. Oh, sweater weather, where are you? Please come soon. 
If I could

Isabel Marant knit top / T By Alexander Wang silk sweater / Paige Denim slim fit jeans, $100 / Balenciaga leather boots / Pour La Victoire rucksack bag


Fall Colors.

For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 
Romans 8:13-14
There is true LIFE in the Spirit. 

There's something about these two colors that I love. I can't quite figure it out, but turquoise and burnt orange might just be soul mates.  

photos taken by my wonderful friend Katy, thanks girl :)

flower top-- Anthropologie (old)
jeans-- Paige
shoes-- from Urban Thread in Columbia, SC


Scenes From My Weekend.

"...he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6
I find so much comfort in this verse. Our God does not instill in us a mission and leave us on our own. He is with us and will be with us until the end. Our mission WILL be completed. 

Last week was Fall break for me. I went home and it was wonderful. I'd been missing North Carolina's orange leaves. Columbia seems to lack those...
 I played with our sweet barn kittens. 
 I enjoyed the beautiful weather. 
 I watched some high school football. 
And I saw my stylish sister attend her first homecoming. 

Have a wonderful Monday. 


Corn Maze.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:12
This verse is so helpful when I feel like I am struggling with people. When I feel hurt or frustrated I must remember that it is not the person I am against. We are called to love all. Instead, our struggle is against someone much bigger, Satan. And our Lord prepares us to face Satan's evil schemes. Satan want's us to think it is people we are against when in actuality, it's against him. Thank God for the Holy Spirit who can call us out and reveal to us where Satan has been using his trickery.  

Here are some pretty pictures I took of our sorority's sisterhood event last Sunday. We went to a corn maze and pumpkin patch. It was so much fun! 

Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn't, but I made a couple changes to the blog. Let me know what you think! 


The Shore Along Your Ocean.

Every time I listen to this song it becomes even more true. I am so much smaller than You, Father. What do I know of You?

"What Do I Know Of Holy"

I made You promises a thousand times
I tried to hear from Heaven
But I talked the whole time
I think I made You too small
I never feared You at all No
If You touched my face would I know You?
Looked into my eyes could I behold You?

So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

I guess I thought that I had figured You out
I knew all the stories and I learned to talk about
How You were mighty to save
Those were only empty words on a page
Then I caught a glimpse of who You might be
The slightest hint of You brought me down to my knees

So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of wounds that will heal my shame?
And a God who gave life it's name?
What do I know of Holy?
Of the One who the angels praise?
All creation knows Your name
On earth and heaven above
What do I know of this love?

So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

What do I know of Holy?
What do I know of Holy?



For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.
Ephesians 5:8

Last weekend was Midtown's College Fall Retreat in Brevard, NC. It was such a wonderful trip. The weather was perfect, the leaves beautiful shades of orange, red, and yellow, the air dry and crisp, the people loving, and the message true. I took some of my most favorite pictures in this place. I give all the credit to the landscape, though. It was so nice to experience a real fall, as we don't really have one here in Columbia. 
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the weekend. To new friends and beautiful weather...

the photos above and below of me were taken by my friend Chelsea!

Have a great Monday. 


Jesus Time.

I haven't been taking many outfit pictures lately. Here's a nice, long, wordy post for y'all. 

It's been a while since I last blogged. So much has been happening, good things, though stressful. The Lord has been teaching me so much I just hope I can keep up. I have had some deliberating to do and some seemingly big decisions to make. The Lord has been reminding me of His promise and who He intends me to be. I have realized how much of Satan's lies I have been believing and how much I have been relying on both my schoolwork and my "future" for my value and fulfillment. I am learning that it is the present that counts. That I am not guaranteed tomorrow. I am also learning that everything is a gift from Him. My words, my family, my friends are all gifts from Him. I have done nothing to deserve any of it. I could be anyone, and yet I am me because it is His desire and will.

It's amazing how God answers prayers. I'll be honest, I've never been much of a pray-er per se. It's unnatural for me to sit still and speak to God. I would much rather write my prayers and move along with my day. Oftentimes I hardly even give Him a chance to speak, how silly that may be. I've been looking to next year and what I should be doing to prepare for my last year as an undergraduate. Of course, I was consulting everyone but Him. The other night, though, I simply submitted a request to Him. I gave Him a say in all this. And this is what He showed me:

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.
Ephesians 4:1

There's my answer. He so wants to communicate with us if we just give Him the chance. In that moment I could recognize my calling and I knew what I needed to do.

What is your calling? And are you living a life worthy of it? Are you doing everything you can to follow it?



What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God -- through Jesus Christ our Lord! 
Romans 7:24-25

Once again I apologize for neglecting this blog. Time has been flying by lately. It's midterm week and life is insane. Here's a fun little music post for y'all. As you probably know, Mumford and Son's new album came out last week and it's amazing. I have to say my favorite songs are Broken Crown and Hopeless Wanderer. I also love their cover of Simon and Garfunkle's The Boxer. Usually I dislike covers. I think it takes a lot for an artist to make it their own, especially with such a well-known song. They did a wonderful job with it though. And it got me thinking about other covers I love, so here are some of my favorites.
Mumford and Sons covering Simon and Garfunkle's "The Boxer"
John Mayer covering Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" (I just learned that this is the original performer and Eric Clapton's version is actually a cover. Thanks Wikipedia)
The Killers performed a beautiful version of Dire Strait's "Romeo and Juliet"
Yes, I even included a Beatles cover. Eddie Vedder covering "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"
Florence and the Machine covering Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love"
Amy Winehouse covering The Zuton's "Valerie"

The Black Keys covering Jerry Butler's "Never Gonna Give You Up"