Little Yellow Church


On Sunday, we ventured out to find our church. It was a cute little yellow church building. It looked a little different from my church back in Texas, but it is literally the same church I go to every week. I mentioned this on my Instagram but I will say it here, too. One thing I love about my church is that it provides a great community! Everywhere I move or go, I automatically have friends & a support group.

I think I’ve realized the value of my church community these past few years of living on my own and being done with college. I have been asked by friends at work- how do you meet people? It’s through church! They’re not only there to be my friend, but they are there to support and encourage me & it gives me the opportunity to be there for them, too.

When my parents got divorced while I was in high school, and my mom was going to school full-time, working full-time, and taking care of us 4 kids, our church became our family. They brought us meals constantly, they came to comfort us, help around the house, and to just be with us. They rallied around us in our time of need, and I have such a special place in my heart for them. ? Also, being in Aruba was the exact same. I truly felt so much love from these people I had never met. I hope I can be as loving, inviting, Christ-like, and giving as the people of my church. What a blessing it’s been in my life.

{If you are interested, you can learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints here! Also, feel free to pop in and make some friends by finding the closest building near you with this locator. We’d love to see you!}

Let me know if any of you have had similar experiences with a church group, team, or other group! I love being a part of something bigger than me & would love to hear.

XOXO,

Alyse

Sunday Reflections


Isn’t this place beautiful? The Oakland Temple has always been one of my favorite places. ? It is quite literally a light on a hill. I frequently can see it glowing in the dark when I land on an airplane from miles away. Once up at the temple, you can overlook all of San Francisco, and the view is breath-taking! The landscaping is always stunning, too. If you are ever in the area- go check it out. There is plenty of free parking, which is unheard of in the area.

I love Sundays, and the opportunity to reflect. Today, Nick & I had the chance to go to a church right next to the temple. In our church, we don’t always hear from our bishop. In fact, the bishop will ask different people from the congregation to speak each week. It’s so neat to hear other people’s perspectives and pieces of joy they have acquired through their lives. We heard the most inspiring talks today which reminded me of what truly is important in life- serving & loving each other.

Real quick about my hair, it was so greasy, so I threw it into this bun & it looked good as new. My sister taught me a few tricks & I finally found a bun that works with long hair! I should do a hair tutorial in it soon.

Xoxo,

Alyse