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I had a wonderful time visiting Ames this weekend. It was a breath of fresh air getting to spend time with my friends as well as spending lots of time with Zach.

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This morning, I woke up and walked to Starbucks before church. I had a conversation with the barista about churches while waiting for my iced latte. He was searching for a small church where the spirit was and I got the chance to suggest Cornerstone (while it is a big church, I suggested getting involved in small groups) as well as Lifepointe church. It was nice to have a casual conversation about churches in a place that I’m not used to talking about such things. It reminded me of when I first transferred to Iowa State from Evangel University – I felt such freedom to talk about my faith because at EU everyone was Christian. Coming to Ames, I simply forgot that not everyone on campus was Christian. Hah, that was an interesting time!

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I had lunch with Rachel: a wrap with yogurt, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, apples, and almonds. It was great! We had a conversation about the hard things in life and it made me so thankful to have the friends that I do. I can’t imagine¬†not having the community I do – I am so very blessed by God to have it.

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Saturday night, Zach took me on a date. After seeing the Jackie Robinson movie (I recommend it!) we drove a bit and had a picnic! We ventured in an asian food store prior to find food – we had a bad experience with the green tea pumpkin seeds, but everything else was really good!

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The lookout was the best I’ve seen in Iowa! Shades of blue and orange in the sky reflecting in the water…I couldn’t help but take pictures as soon as I saw a bit of change in the clouds. We played cribbage until the sun set!

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