Laurel Hall Spring Lavender Shoot

Laurel Hall Spring Lavender Shoot

I was privileged to be one of the photographers at this beautiful event designed by Heather Benge. Not only is she a rock star planner, but she is a kind, inspiring soul as well. Her vision for the day stemmed from The Knot’s color of the year- ultra violet....
Tale as Old as Time

Tale as Old as Time

On the first snow of the season, I journeyed through Indiana to the beautiful Laurel Hall. This timeless 1916 Jacobean Revival manor was a home to one of Indiana’s wealthiest families for years. It’s rich hardwood floors, antique white brick, vaulted...
Restore

Restore

When I was in high school, we had service days- no surprise. Ask any Christian school kid and they will understand. Usually you go to a different place every year, but by happenstance I ended up at the same place twice: the Habitat for Humanity Restore. It’s basically...
Rest

Rest

For college students, rest is pretty unheard of, let alone for graduate students such as myself. Rest is such a big thing that in the world of pharmacy there are multiple categories of sleeping and depresive medications to help patients achieve just that. I purposely...
Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

The one game that seems to follow each generation is ‘hide and go seek’. It was fun when I was a kid because there were more places to hide, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve found myself being ‘it’ because I’m too easy to find....
Choose

Choose

  You never realize how many choices we make on a day to day basis until you’re standing in the toothpaste isle with over 50 options to choose from. Let alone pumpkin picking season, where you’re lost in a pumpkin patch among hundreds of identical pumpkins...
Rebuild

Rebuild

On my morning drive to work this summer, I would pass by the demolition of a local hospital. The merging of Springfield’s two major hospitals into a new building left two empty buildings to sit vacant. Every year since, every time I would pass the hospital I...
Open Sesame (Week 4)

Open Sesame (Week 4)

When I was little, I thought I possessed the same power every 6 year old who rides in a van with automatic doors does- the power to open inanimate objects with the words “open sesame”. I’d walk up to automatic doors, say the magic words, and they would open. Obviously...
Sustenance  (Week 3)

Sustenance (Week 3)

Growing up I never ate peanut butter and jelly. Something about the combination made me disgusted, even the smell. When I found out that PB&J was going to be our main food group, I was pretty worried. Come our first outreach, the wonderful blend served as lunch,...
Two Places at Once (Week 2)

Two Places at Once (Week 2)

After a crazy first week, we were able to go on a Safari before our team leader and his daughter left for Kenya. We were escorted by Melody, a Cedarville grad who has been working for TLC for about 4 and a half years. After almost being charged by an angry elephant,...