Savannah Shenanigans

Hey friends!

I don’t think that it’s any secret that the South has many charming cities and Savannah exceeded my expectations.Β Here are just a few of my favorite things about my trip!

Known as “America’s first planned city”, it’s maintained its original structure with 22 squares that each tell a unique story.

River Street- Whether you want to learn all about Savannah’s steep history or grab a bite to eat overlooking the river while listening to street music this is the place to be!Β img_1975

City Market– This place has a lot of shops and restaurants, including Vinnie Van Go-Go’s pizza! You can also sign up for a carriage ride through town here!
The Lady and Sons- Paula Deen y’all! It just happened that she was in town while we were there so not only did we get to eat some amazing food but we got to meet her too!

Olde Savannah Tours– There are two trolleys and this is the one we took since our hotel told us about it. The drivers were very informative and we even had a few visitors from Savannah’s history and cultural influence come on board to tell us more. There were 16 stops which allowed us to get off and explore and then get back on when we were ready to explore some more.Β 

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist – Standing gracefully on Lafayette Square, it is a sight to behold from both the inside and out.



Childhood Home of Flannery O’ Connor– This is one that I would have overlooked but my Mom wanted to go and it turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the whole tour! Like all the other places, you felt like you were back in time and learned more about a beloved author by many…and yes there was a place to buy her books after! πŸ™‚


Tybee Lighthouse– This was definitely worth the twenty-minute drive out-of-town. Standing tall at 178 steps the view from the top is nothing short of amazing!

Tybee Island– This was my first time to go to the Atlantic Ocean so it was a must to be able to dip my toes in the ocean. It was beautiful!


This is only a glimpse of what Savannah has to offer and I hope it has made you consider taking a trip. It’s worth it! πŸ™‚

 

Until next time!

 

 

 

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Let’s Talk About Love

Last night, I went to my first ever book tour to see my favorite author of all time, Karen Kingsbury. If I wasn’t excited enough it was titled ,Love Story, named after her recently released new book. It’s the story all KK fans have been waiting for, the timeless love story of John and Elizabeth Baxter of the beloved Baxter series.

The evening started with worship led by her son and another phenomenally talented girl from Liberty University. After three songs that reminded us of God’s continuous love for us it was time for her to take the stage! (I totally fangirled and I’m not even afraid to admit it!).

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Karen Kingsbury!

The woman who has written so many novels that have helped me grow in my relationship with Christ and has entertained me for years was standing right in front of me!

Being the magnificent story-teller that she is, the two hours were filled with laughter and tears and memories that will last for a lifetime! There were many things that I took away from last night but one thing stood out above all…. She asked us to take time and reflect about the greatest love story of all, the story of our own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

It should be no surprise that as soon as I got home I got out a journal and truly began to write out our love story and it was nothing short of beautiful! And if you have made it this far, I would like to share it with you. πŸ™‚

I honestly can’t remember a time when God was not a part of my life. It was rare to miss a Sunday and up until the end of sixth grade, I attended a Christian school. It was at that school in second grade where I remember hearing the Easter story like it was the first time. At that moment I realized that Jesus was not just some nice guy in what I thought was a white dress but the Savior of the world who had come to this world to die for me and forgive me of all my sins.

Throughout my school years I attended the camps and learned Bible verses and always tried to follow the rules. But going into my Senior year, I doubted my salvation for the very first time and remember talking with a lady that was like a sister to me and we prayed together. As we did, I felt reassurance and a peace that surpasses all understanding. From that moment on, my relationship with Christ was personal and I began to dive deep in His word and ask Him to use me to be an example for Him.

In college, that’s exactly what happened. I didn’t lead the typical college life and that stood out to others and I even had a friend who found a personal relationship with Jesus because of that. God was faithful to provide many friends that pursued Him as well and I even attended my first small group there too!

After college, it wasn’t long before I moved churches and God began to place me in leadership roles. In the past few years, I have not only taught preschool but I have led two small groups, sang in the praise and worship team, and served as a youth mentor in our growing youth ministry!

Has it always been easy? No. Have I failed Him? Daily. But through it all, I have found that in every scenario that where I see brokenness God sees beautiful. Where I see regret, he sees redemption. Where I see fear, He gives me faith. When I feel hopeless, he gives me hope.

He is my Rock and my Redeemer. My strong tower and my Savior! My song and my salvation. He remains faithful even when I’m not. And no matter where I go, whether it be to the highest mountain or the lowest valley, He covers me in the shelter of His wings. What love is this?

Oh, I pray you know Him and know what that everlasting and all-consuming love feels like today!

What is your story? What does God truly mean to you?

I would love to hear your story as well and if God lays it on your heart to share this feel free!

Until next time,

Jennifer