Category Archives: giving thanks

Giving up control

This morning as I sat in the presence of God, I felt myself drawn to Psalm 139:16: “..all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Literally, I repeated that out … Continue reading

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Thanks and giving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thanksgiving kicks off a period of serious introspection for me, where I take stock of what I have experienced and learned this year. I also start to turn my gaze towards the next year and all of … Continue reading

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Finding a purpose in the pain: my unemployment story

“The things that cause us the most pain are usually the roots that develop our true purpose”-Sarah Jakes, Colliding with Destiny This morning while I was doing my devotional, I read this quote and it truly resonated with me. There … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Humidifier

I truly feel that God has a sense of humor. Honestly, I feel He gets a kick out of messing with little¬†ole me. Yes, I am that woman: impatient and usually wants to analyze everything down to the miniscule detail. … Continue reading

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2013: Cosmo’s year in Review

I really can’t believe it is the end of another year. Prior to writing this post, I went and looked back on my posts from previous years. In December 2010, I talked about reducing my sugar and processed foods intake. … Continue reading

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A season of transition (everything has its time)

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven”-Ecclesiastes 3:1. I have been mediating on that verse and the subsequent verses for the past few hours as I try to make sense of my life in … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just need to rest

Rest. A period of doing nothing. Saying nothing. Not having to meet anyone else’s expectations. Yesterday was that for me. Around 3pm, while I was looking up some literature for my final research project a wave of tiredness hit me. … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks and Cake

Older brothers. Don’t we all love them? Whenever I sneak away to see my brother he requests a baked good. Usually it is in the form of a cake, sometimes I try to branch out and do bread or cookies. … Continue reading

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A hiking we will go….(aka Cosmo tackles a mountain)

Two years ago, I was what you would call a skinny fat girl. I was a couch potato, ate poorly, and rarely exercised. I was extremely prissy (and I still am to an extent…lol)–I didn’t like to sweat, never wanted … Continue reading

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Why I hate change, but change anyway…

I have come to realize that I am a fraud.¬† I outwardly embrace change and new seasons of my life, but internally I freak out. But I guess that shouldn’t be a surprise to me—I am a control freak. Not … Continue reading

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