Chatter Category Archives

The Battle of Social Media

Battle of Social Media - Topaz and Sapphire

Recently, Australian Instagram celebrity Essena O’Neill decided she is quitting social media. She confesses via YouTube that social media is “not real life” and she feels that her “happiness” was only derived by the number of likes and followers she saw on Instagram. Although it appears that she lives a glamorous and dreamy lifestyle, she claims that her life was only staged to look that way. On the …

Happy 26th Birthday, Tee!

MG_7372

Where in the world would I be without this girl? She completes me. She’s the water to my fire, my biggest listening ear, my personal eyebrow plucker, my saving grace when I don’t know what top to purchase at TJ Maxx (because I obviously can’t get all five of them). You were born into this world under tougher circumstances than most, but it’s made you a …

5 “Make You Think” Documentaries Streaming On Netflix

netflixremote

I love a good documentary. Not the boring types you used to be forced to watch in school, but ones that really take a topic and allow it come to life. It’s a good break from watching fictional stories (although I love those too) unfold on the screen before you so you can instead take something valuable away from what could otherwise be considered a mindless …

Happy Birthday Charlotte Barkley!

Puppy's 1st birthday!

Yesterday, July 30th Miss Charlotte Barkley turned one year old! Brady and I both agree that we treat, spoil, and maul our puppy child like she is a human child, but we don’t even care. God bless our future human children’s cheeks and bums that they won’t get pinched off by the time they turn one. Charlotte Barkley, thanks for adding so much spunk, pep, and …

The Complexity of Freedom

FullSizeRender.jpg

The age old saying that “freedom was never free” seems to roll off the tongue and fall upon half-listening ears oftentimes. We hear the phrase and nod in agreement, glossing over the fundamental undertones of the expression. Freedom was never free and it will never be free. Native Americans were conquered by Europeans and told that their religion, their land, and their culture was savage …

Dear Momma

From Cassie: My momma is one of the strongest people I know. She has endured so much in her lifetime but has always remained loyal, true and loving to me and my siblings. I admire her selflessness, her desire to serve and teach, and her ability to love wholeheartedly. All of what I’ve been able to accomplish has been attributed to her. My mom is …