Everyday Blessings // 45

>> getting back from Peru in time to celebrate Father's Day
>> tortelinni pasta salad
>> late night road trips to the beach
>> getting my hair cut and styled
>> making funny videos with siblings
>> looking through baby pictures
>> going to Shari's at 10pm with my Mama and big bro just to eat pie
>> puppies


This Everyday Blessings edition is going to be a little different, because instead of just writing a list, I will also be bringing you up to date on a little of what's been going on in Raquel's life lately...

First of all, I will be joining the college scene this autumn as I have been accepted to Warner Pacific to study for a degree in Psychology. This is a dream come true for me, and especially after taking a couple years off after graduating high school, God really pointed me in the right direction and got everything set in motion for me to pursue something I am passionate about. (I've written articles about college before and I plan to write one regarding the decision I made to attend it this year. So keep an eye out for that...)
Secondly, I moved up to Washington this week. I never thought I'd live in the state north of my beloved Oregon, but God decided that I will for a while. I think I'll be able to find some perks about it;) Already have, honestly, because I'll be so much closer to certain friends, and definitely closer to Portland. It's a good in between spot. And only about thirty minutes from my family.
And lastly, because of my move, I will be leaving my [first] beloved barista job. As much as I was sad to hand in my notice of departure, I am also extremely thankful for everything I've learned while working there and for having an amazing boss. I am thrilled for the opportunities such versatile job skills can offer. I am really hoping and praying that I can get another barista job in the town that I moved to, but whatever the LORD wills, I know will be best. I'm open to other work positions too. I love learning new things and being planted in new areas.
Anyway, with all this being said, I want to give God the glory for everything He has done in my life - and is continuing to do. A couple months ago, I was in a really big rut as far as trying to figure out what He was doing and which direction I should take. Honestly, though, there is so much truth in the "Be still and know that I am God" verse because sometimes that's all you can do. And when He comes through - in His timing, not yours - it's more incredible and amazing than what you could've ever imagined. He is so good.
Have a blessed month of July, peeps! Let me know how your 4th of July goes:)


  1. Oh wow, I sincerely love this post. I appreciate how you wanted to give God all the glory for everything he has done in your life because it is so easy to give credit to ourselves that we don't deserve. By ourselves we are nothing.
    I love your blog and good luck with all of the opportunities ahead of you as you leave your barista job. I can't wait to keep reading!

    -Lauren <3


    1. Hey girl, thanks for stopping by! And for your sweet comment. Yes, I always strive to give God the glory for all He has done - and is doing - in my life... Without Him, I am nothing.
      Aww well I hope you continue to enjoy it! Thanks for the follow.