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Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre Dame

I'll be honest. For the past couple of years, Matt and I have been juggling a few college football teams - attempting to find one that fit "us" as a couple.  We jumped on the bandwagon with Alabama for a few years, followed University of Kentucky for a while because we are avid UK basketball fans, and then tried out Ole Miss since we were fascinated by the idea of tailgating at The Grove (something we are still going to participate in next month just for fun).

But this past weekend at Notre Dame has changed our college football fandom forever.  The sights, the tradition, the camaraderie. We have never been so pumped up for an entire football game - especially between rival teams like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USC Trojans.

Becoming a CRNA

Kayla Berry, DNP, CRNA

Hey y'all!  I first want to say a HUGE thank you for your never-ending support throughout my journey in becoming a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).  For those that have recently joined in, are curious about this profession, or have been asking me about tips and tricks concerning CRNA school, this blog post is for you!

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Just to give you a little backstory, Matt and I have been in a Life Group with some of our church's young adult couples. We are so blessed to be included in this group, as we had been searching for one since we moved from Maysville, Kentucky. The subject of our Life Group for the past few weeks has been from Gary L. Johnson's book Too Much: Living with Less in the Land of More. (Link for book here).

This subject has been weighing heavily on my heart recently.  We live in a world where society tells us we constantly need more.  I have fallen victim to this, as we all have.  For example, I love fashion and design - but instead of chasing world desires of wanting more, I need to be joyful in what I already have.  Telling a girl to stop excessively shopping is a hard thing to do, as I love retail therapy! However, Liz Curtis Higgs, a popular author of women's Bible studies, tweeted a quote from Proverbs 15:16, "It's better to obey the Lord and have only a little, than to be very rich and terribly confused."  While the Bible says that being wealthy is not a sin in itself, the sin transpires when you put your faith in riches instead of the Lord and turn away from generosity.  In 1 Timothy 6:17-19, Paul gave these instructions to Timothy:

"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life."

The Most A-Peeling Season

Now that I'm out of school and on a regular schedule, Matt and I are so ecstatic to begin new family traditions.  While we have picked pumpkins just about every year for the eight years we have been together, we decided to pick apples this year.

Nestled in the beautiful hills of Versailles, Kentucky, right on the outskirts of Lexington, resides Eckert's Boyd Orchard.  They specialize in pick-your-own apples and pumpkins throughout the fall season.