My City, My Home

I love, love, love traveling, but I also love my home.  I live in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is a mid-sized city in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Knoxville is divided into various neighborhoods each having its own culture and attitudes. My husband and I live close to downtown Knox. I’ve included some photos in a few of the different neighborhoods below.

Island Home Park. A local park near the Tennessee river that helps divide the city.

The Mill and Mine. A quirky, hipster concert venue in the Old City near downtown Knoxville.

Charming house in the Island Home neighborhood of South Knox.

Quaint little craftsman in the Old North Neighborhood. That beetle is 😍

Another charming house in Old North Knox. #housegoals amiright?

This mural of Knoxville shares a home with one of my favorite coffee shops, K Brew, which has two locations in the city. Try their honey lavender latte with almond milk cold. You won’t regret it.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Knoxville! Stay tuned for more posts related to my life in Knoxville. Comment below your favorite areas of Knoxville if you have visited!

Cheers,

Ashlee

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DNA + God = True Self

I am currently reading Bandersnatch by Erika Morrison. I am not even a quarter of the way through the book, and Ms. Morrison has me thinking deeply about who I am in Christ and what exactly that looks like in the world.

“Life is not about building an alternate name for ourselves; it’s about discovering the name we already have.” The author goes on to talk about how our “true” selves are not what we wished we were, or our goals, or what we look like when we are perfect in Heaven, but rather, our true selves are who we are right now plus the Holy Spirit/God working in us and through us.

Our true selves include our likes, dislikes, passions, opinions, values, ideas, dreams, and hobbies. Not only that, but our Heavenly Father cares deeply about these parts of our lives because those help make us who we are. To me, this is a joy and an eye-opening thought. However, this idea also helps me remember to value the time I have instead of spending it endlessly scrolling around the internet or wasting time gossiping.

I want to continue to open up my life and heart more to Christ so the Holy Spirit can move and work in my sphere of influence. When I connect the parts of my life, only then, will I be able to find contentment and joy in who I am.

Cheers,

Ashlee

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If you are reading this, then welcome to “Through the Fog” where I plan to discuss my life journey in finding out who I am and who God created me to be. I am excited to see where this journey takes me, and I hope you are ready for the ride!

Cheers,

Ashlee