Archive for January, 2014

A Blessing in Numbers

The Folklore Four has been reunited

Blessings come in many forms, whether it be a job, a closed door, or simply… An amazing group of friends that only can be explained by divine intervention.

Let’s get serious.

What are the odds that four girls, two from West Texas, one from New Mexico, and one from Southwest Kansas would be best friends?

We are all… Well, “different” in our own way.

There’s a gypsy photographer…


a witty glasses-wearing hipster…


a K-State-loving rancher’s daughter…


and a book-obsessed farm girl… me.


What is the one thing we all have in common?


One of the most amazing things about God is that He has the ability to bring people together. Not only just bringing people together, but people that have little to none in common otherwise.

We have varying religious beliefs, hobbies, talents, interests, goals in life, music tastes, thoughts and ideas. However, that’s what makes our little friend group so… So magical.

So, when it comes down to it, there is a blessing in numbers. Well, there is a blessing in four… The Folklore Four.

Making the World Stop


We’re busy. And by “we”, I mean myself… You… And the other billions of people inhabiting this planet.

Being busy is gilded. We get a lot done when we keep to a strict schedule. At least we think we do. Yet, while we’re “getting things done”, there is a whole other world that we’re missing out on.

We’ve become so addicted to being busy, it’s almost like a drug. The busier we get, the more we tend to pile on. Much like drugs, being busy has it’s own consequences that play out on our spiritual, mental and physical health.

Ultimately, being busy isn’t good. The world gets to spinning and it spins on and on and on. Eventually, the spinning picks up faster and faster and faster. Spinning on till eventually we can’t take anymore.

Sometimes, we need to simply make the world stop.

Go to a slow place. Whether it be the shower, running down the dirt road, or hunkering down in between bookshelves at the library. Go there and shut the world off from your mind. Say a prayer, meditate, sing your favorite spiritual. Do anything. Or do nothing at all.

Simply take a deep breathe… and make the world stop… if only for a moment.