about me

I am a girl trying to live a simpler life for Christ.
I appreciate going to bed early, a hot cup of tea, 
not-so-hip panties, and staying in on the weekends. 
I love my life.

{ more about me }

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jessica marie hoaglin’s take on me, here.


reading books | finding good cover songs | wearing carhart overalls | going on walks | finding good restaurants | asking people questions | drinking hot tea lattes | blackberries | being in the mountains | spending time with Jesus | writing letters | young life camp | cooking for friends | sweet tea | patagonia jackets and vests | (knoxville) mcdonald’s sweet tea with extra ice | crafting like martha stewart | cowboy boots | being intentional | any and all things jean | being on the river | feeling the wind blow in my hair | knoxville culture | good pubs | baby bulldogs | baths with candles and beer | knowing the words to songs at church so i can really worship | crappy t.v. shows | sloooow music that soooothes my soul | homemade salsa

{ verses that have gotten me through the hard and the good times }

psalm 16:11 “i will show you the path of life.”

1 thessalonians 5:23-24 “now may the god of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our lord jesus christ. he who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it”

jeremiah 29.11 “for I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

psalm 37.4 “delight yourself in the lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

exodus 14:14 “the lord will fight for you; you need only be still.”

john 13:34-35 “a new commandment i give to you, that you love one another: just as i have loved you, you also are to love one another. by this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

psalm 73:26 “my flesh and my heart may fail, but god is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

proverbs 3:5-6 “trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all of your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”

2 corinthians 12:10 “for the sake of christ, then, i am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, & calamities. for when i am week, then i am strong.”

knoxville friends -- becca, me, jessie, sarah, mary