Thursday, June 11, 2009

#7 Things I Love

#7: Rita's Italian Ice Mango Gelati

Before I lived in a town that had a Rita's, I only had the pleasure of eating there a few times a year. But Anderson has a Rita's! So I must exercise restraint. It's tough. Because the combo of mango Italian ice and vanilla custard is like a big cloud of awesome raining joy and happiness into your taste buds.

Say hello to my favorite tasty treat. It's the one in the middle.

If you decide you'd like to try it for yourself, here's a handy-dandy list of locations.

Monday, June 08, 2009

#8 Things I Love

#8: Anderson, SC

Where? It's where I live now. In case you're not up to date on TLC trivia, I moved from NYC to small town South Carolina in January. And I didn't really want to, but I knew God was calling me to do it.

Somewhere in the process, He changed my heart. I don't even know if it happened gradually or instantly. But it happened. And here's how I know:

1. I went back to NYC to visit last weekend.
2. It was exactly the same... the most glorious place on earth!!
3. Somehow, I wanted to leave the most glorious place and return to the place God has called me.

While Anderson is my home now, and NYC was my home then, what I realized on this trip is that God is my Home. And I'm okay to follow Him wherever He calls me, because it's where His peace surrounds and sustains me.

Actually, I'm better than okay to follow Him -- I'm ecstatic that I get to hear His voice at all, because even when He's not saying what I want to hear, the God of the Universe is speaking to me, directing me in His will because of His great love.

And that is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. In any city. And every city. :)