Fall- Mundane Made Beautiful in Christ

What gives moments meaning is not the moments themselves but the presence of Christ with us  in the midst of them.  -Emily P. Freeman in Simply Tuesday 

Fall is here and the days are passing by as quickly as the leaves are falling off of the trees. Life has been ordinary. Days have been filled with family and friends, school, cleaning, running, and work. I feel like I haven’t had any especially exciting events or any inspiring words to share. However, I’m learning that sometimes the most simple, mundane days are often the most beautiful. Our lives are not defined by extravagance. Sometimes we just need to slow down, breathe in the crisp fall air, take sip of coffee, and grab a blanket and a good book.  I’m learning to slow down, to breathe, and to embrace ordinary.

Fall always seems to have a way of reminding me of beauty. I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to enjoy fall than here in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. People drive from miles and miles to see the gorgeous sunsets, to enjoy the mountain air, and to gaze over the mountains covered in hues of red, orange, and yellow leaves.

So, here’s a glimpse into the ordinary, simple moments that have been made beautiful in the presence of God.


We’re always laughing! I’m so thankful for Ally’s friendship!



Does this even need a caption? One of the many delicious joys of fall!


Pumpkin decorating with Ally! A fall tradition!


This view will never get old. I love running and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. The New River Trail is absolutely stunning with the leaves changing colors.



Fall means Cross Country season! This year brought lots of miles, reuniting with old friends, making new friends, hard work, laughter, and joy.



Weekend trip to Raleigh NC. We decided it would be a good idea to go and find a coffee shop in the middle of a tropical storm… We’re not very good with directions and the rain hit in the middle of our adventure. We were freezing and soaked, but it’s a fun memory that we’ll never forget.


The sun and warmth finally decided to return after a few days of unseasonably cold weather. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to grab a book, sit on the front porch swing, and enjoy this beautiful place I get to call home.





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