This is my website. And this is my blog. I’ve never written a blog or really journaled before but what the heck - new year, new me. This will be the place where I dump my thoughts for your reading enjoyment… or curious wanderings… or if you’re just interested in how a ginger nobody from the heart of Orange County found herself traveling the world for something as simple as playing a game on some sand, uh, hi. That's me.

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Coming to Christ

Updated: Jan 25, 2018

“In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:6

My coming to Christ story is one that spans across years. I grew up a Christian and loved every second of it whether it be sunday school, school and church choir, or summer church camp. Outside my front door reads ‘Jesus Is Our Rock’ and a quote on my family room says ‘As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, Joshua 24:15’ so ya...born and bread Christian. Many circumstances -- that I’ll dive deeper in later posts -- really solidified my faith in Christ but for now I’ll talk a little about my baptism and some of my growth in Christianity.

In 2008, I remember walking up to my parents on a Saturday morning and asking if I could get baptized. My church, nor my parents required me to do it. They wanted me to do it when I felt ready and it meant something to me. Two Sundays later there I was in one of the huge fountains on campus getting baptized by my favorite small group leader and our head pastor. It was a really amazing experience for me not just because I felt a sort of coming of age, but I gained a deeper connection to Christ.

I was placed in a fairly sheltered environment -- I think -- growing up. Private school from ages born-8th grade. It wasn't until high school that I really started learning and asking questions about other religions. I really started reading and studying other religions my senior year of high school and over my four years at USC. So many different beliefs, structures, how they came to existence, and looks on the afterlife. Each one different and unique. It’s crazy how something no one has 100% concrete proof of has been the cause of so much argument, war, and death over the centuries….on a more positive note, religion has brought so much hope and clarity to people as well. Like me for example!

Not a lot of people know this, but I had heart surgery in 2011 and it was a very hectic and scary time for me and my family to say the least. But my faith really got me though. My next post is going to be about how that all happened and how I really got through it.


For my own personal growth I’m going to start doing a daily devotional with my boyfriend Andrew <3 I think I’ll post one - two a month with our thoughts and some discussions.

Thanks for reading!!

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