#FoodPorn

I remember when I first started using hashtags… I was very unfamiliar with how they worked and thought the idea of putting a random “#” in front of a word or phrase was just plain silly.  #Blessed  #Car #Cookie #LifeGoals Like, really? Why is this a thing?  To showcase my dislike (and complete ignorance) I would put long, ridiculous hashtags on EVERYTHING! A favourite of mine was #RealLifeHungerGames in which friends and I would discuss topics and how they relate back to one of our favourite book series. This hashtag was used during text conversations, gmail chat sessions when we should have been working, lengthy emails, and, of course, real life conversations (because who doesn’t let a few “hashtag, basic white girl” or “hashtag, P-T-L” phrases slip out of their mouth every now and then). As hashtags became more popular (and as I figured out their real purpose and began [...]

2015-06-06T20:17:00+00:00

Freedom Sunday and the days that follow.

Freedom Sunday. A day where the faith community as a whole comes together in their place of worship and devotes their time to learn what it means to end slavery. This is incredible. As a Christian I truly believe that we, as the church, should be leading the movement to end slavery in our lifetime. The night before Freedom Sunday my wonderful husband and I were hanging out with some friends and we chatted most of the evening about faith. We chatted various aspects of faith and at one point my husband said something absolutely wonderful. He mentioned that doing good things like feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, helping the widow and orphan, shouldn't be something of special mention for a Christian. When you die people at your funeral shouldn't be like "Aelea was awesome. She helped the poor, the orphans, etc...". That should be commonplace. That is a [...]

2013-02-20T00:14:00+00:00

“Where am I supposed to buy clothes?”

I was recently on vacation with my family in Hawaii. When I say family I mean my husband, mom, dad and two older brothers. The last "family vacation" we took was when I was 16 years old to Disney World. Needless to say, it was an interesting time to see how our personalities, interests and lifestyles meshed and, at times, didn't mesh. I'm sure we can all agree that people are in a state of constant development. Consistently growing, changing, evolving into the product of their beliefs and surroundings. Every person in my family is very different. It was quite interesting for us be together for just over a week, and I am consistently grateful for my husband being there as someone I could escape the generic "family craziness" with. While on this trip, you best believe my family is on the prowl for deals. You're on vacation-- you take [...]

2013-02-07T20:02:00+00:00