Peaches, Perseid, & Peace

Hope everyone had a fun weekend! It’s looking like it might be a gray week here in Raleigh, which I will happily take as an excuse to curl up on the couch each night with a book and some tea. No shame in my granny game!

This weekend we had two of our good friends fly in from New Jersey to spend the weekend with us, which was so much fun. I’m just realizing I didn’t take many photos, which I think is a sign that I was present and enjoying myself in the moment. 🙂

On Saturday we woke up and had a delicious breakfast- eggs, bacon, buttermilk pancakes- before walking around on NC State’s campus and then strolling around the farmers market.


Josh and the giant peach! 😉

In the afternoon we relaxed, went to the pool, and grilled out (grilled peaches = the best). We had been expecting rain all day but it ended up being hot and sunny, so I was happy we got to spend most of the day outside.

On Saturday night we drove out to Jordan Lake to see the Perseid meteor shower, but when we got there, a park ranger informed us it was “cancelled” due to clouds/lightning! We ended up staying by the lake and just looking at the stars for a little which was actually really nice.

Definitely not my photo, but I wish it was!

On Sunday we sadly had to drop our friends off at the airport in the morning. From there, Josh and I went to our prayer group (which I always love!) and then decided to skip the actual church service in favor of going to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Same thing, right?

Just look at that purposeful stride!

Josh and I are suckers for a good bargain, so our trip to Ollie’s felt something like Christmas. Boxes of Kashi cereal for $1.99? A huge jug of Tide detergent for $7? Bags of almonds that we don’t need just because they were cheap? Yes please!

On Sunday evening we hosted small group at our apartment, and we briefly talked about the events that transpired in Charlottesville over the weekend. It makes me sick to my stomach just to think about. On the flip side, it also makes me even more hopeful for Heaven, where, “I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9).

I am often naively shocked at acts of evil that are committed in our world, and it reminds me how important it is to share the message of reconciliation wherever we are. On that note, I hope everyone has a great week and finds some ways to spread the love and peace of Christ wherever you go!


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