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*Alternately titled Five Books worth Reading During the COVID-19 pandemic.* I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I devoured the entire American Girl book collection back before there were even dolls to go with the stories. Goosebumps, Saddle Club, and Babysitters Club books were my forte and I read […]

Random Things

March 13, 2020

Friday Five: Books that Changed my Life

Books To Read During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s been quiet around here. 2018 has, so far, brought a whirlwind of changes for our family. We bid farewell to North Carolina and made the very long 3,000 mile drive cross country to California. After a couple of nonstop weeks, we finally got unpacked, settled down, and are falling into a new rhythm. I’m […]

faith, Mental Health, Random Things

August 24, 2018

Ripping off the Bandaid

fer·vent  having or displaying a passionate intensity. A little over two years ago, my husband lost his Grandmother. Mama Nell was 92 when she went home to be with the Lord. My husband had the divine opportunity to be beside her, holding her hand and ushering her into the arms of Jesus. I only had […]

fervent study, Random Things

January 8, 2018

Displaying a Passionate Intensity

Fervent Book Study with @CourtneyKirklnd

Happy New Year, friends! Can you believe that it’s 2018 already?! I wrote a grand total of THREE blog posts in 2017. Three. Almost exactly one year ago I was sharing my goals for 2017 and anticipating big things for the coming year. 2017 was by far one of the most difficult years our family has […]

Random Things

January 1, 2018

Intentionality in 2018

Can you believe that it’s 2017, already? I actually wrote 2015 on a piece of paper the other day…and that’s been out for a while (hopefully we can say the same thing about the “dab” but that’s another post for another day). Like most everyone I know, 2016 was kind of an up and down […]

Random Things

January 3, 2017

Contentment & Goal Setting

About two-ish weeks ago, I made a choice to purchase a new camera and get back to pursuing my first love: photography. I shared a wee bit of my story last week on failure, falling and allowing myself to give up because things didn’t work out the way that I wanted.  I’ve had several images […]

Random Things

December 5, 2016

Capturing Life

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.

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