Life Lately, in Photos

Here are some photos from the past few weeks, if you’d like to see: Round Rock Donut Sisters Salsa Dancing with Katie First time cooking a turkey Thanksgiving potatoes Thanksgiving meal Family Black Friday at Wal-mart Honey butter chicken biscuit New shoes Evening walk Jumpstreet with Hilary  

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse culture shock is rough! I’ve been back in the US for 3.5 weeks now, and there’s still some days where I feel completely overwhelmed. It’s hard when you’re forced to jump headfirst into a new life (in Texas), when you probably should spend much more time processing your old one (in Ireland). Processing your…

Psalm 119:173-176

Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight. Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not…

Thanksgiving, a week early

Usually there are 1 or 2 words that describe what my heart is feeling at the moment, and thankfulness has dominated this year. So, here is what I’m thankful for right now: -My sisters come home tomorrow for Thanksgiving, meaning our whole family will be together for the first time in over 10 months. -I…

Mine or His?

“I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.” -Martin Luther

Saying Good-bye to Ireland

I can remember other times when I was abroad, I literally prayed that I would miss my return flight home (no, this prayer never worked). This time, not so. After 10 months, I was ready to go home. Still, it was hard to say good-bye to the people I met in Ireland. God blessed me…

God’s timing

I’m back in Texas. My parents met me at the airport last night and it was so, so good to see them. We went to straight to Sonic from the airport. 😀 I booked my flight home last year, before I got my visa to Ireland approved. I had no reasoning for picking November 4,…