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Your Unfinished Story

Why do we remember certain things, and yet forget the rest?

We carry around this unfinished story that is not meant to be dragged around. The words that cover multiple of pages that need to be ripped up and tossed away for good. These words we feed ourselves. Words that tear us up silently and constantly suffocating our thinking of ourselves. Belittling our sense of worth.

We aren’t good enough, pretty enough, likable enough, capable of doing what we are set to do. We get in the cycle of emotion where we constantly feed our mind these negative thoughts allowing it to take over our thinking, which in the end only ends up in a puddle of disaster.

Sometimes for me, I feel inadequate for certain things – I wish to be that smart women who has everything together, but (Does anyone really have it all together?) Someone who one looks up too. Someone who somebody is proud of. “I’m not saying I am neither one of these, but there are times where I do fall short of thinking better of myself.” And I am OK to say that because I know I am NOT alone. All these continuous thoughts that drown our mindset about ourselves are all filler lies from Satan himself. (Feeding off on our unhappiness.)

I know for me: I tend to get in moods where I can’t understand (Why?) (Why am I feeling this way about myself?) It’s not fun. I know we all have insecurities and face them everyday in our life, but the thief of comparison is a real-talk fighting word that will destroy the way you carry yourself and think about yourself.

So, rather than bundling up these inner thoughts, I am writing this down not only for me but for others as well to understand the importance of:

  1. Taking care of yourself: Meaning, treating yourself as worthy and precious
  2. Knowing what you offer: Your best attributes (Kind heart, understanding, forgivable, etc)
  3. Go to the Bible ( You are perfect and wonderfully made)
  4. Listening to your inner thoughts and breaking it down to the core of why you are feeling a certain way.
  5. Cling to peace and happiness rather than a (nasty attitude)
  6. Remind yourself that you are loved, cherished, and adored.
  7. Be confident in the works that God has created in you.


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Finding you –  A Forever Life with You.

There is nothing more beautiful than waking up and knowing that I’ve finally found the love of my life, one who I will grow old with, and one who I’ll need for the rest of my life. Although, neither one of us are perfect. We are perfect for each other.

It’s important to BE loved.

It’s important TO love. It’s important to feel safe.

It’s important to FEEL safe.

I believe with those things, it brings a sense of happiness to anyone.

The peace that comes to my heart sometimes can’t even be described.

It’s nice to finally have someone that gives you the friendship inside of a relationship. It’s nice to finally have someone who can finish off your sentences or make you laugh when you aren’t feeling your very best happy go-lucky self. It’s nice to have someone who gets you for you and is totally in love with it. 

It’s nice to finally have not just your partner in love, but your partner in life.  Someone you can turn to when life is trying to get the best of you. Someone to make decisions with. Someone who will always be there.

When you have someone who is willing to walk with you through both the good and the bad without leaving you, that’s when you know you have a special one. And with that right there, means everything to me!

So here’s to you,

I promise to always remember that neither one of us is perfect but we are made perfect for one another.

Every day I will choose you. I will choose you to be no one else but yourself.

Thank you for always loving me at times when it’s hard to!

You’re my ride or die. You’re my cheese to my cheese pizza (and you know I love pizza, so I had to through that in there.) 

I love you Alexander Prather! Thank you for being you.

Forever together my love. 💍💕 

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A Happy Tune

“If there’s only one thing you cling to tonight, I hope it’s this: There is no future in your past. I don’t know what ugly your past holds. I don’t know what pain your presence holds. But I do know that there is no future there. And you certainly aren’t defined by it.
Because of one powerful truth: is the gospel has the power to transform our self-understanding so that it is no longer based on our performance in life. It humbles us into the dust while simultaneously exalting us into the heavens, declaring our worth through trumpets and whispers alike.”

So please don’t give up. Please don’t throw in the towel. Please don’t define yourself by the failures you’ve faced, or the targets you’ve missed, or the shame you’ve buried away deep inside. You’re worth more than that. And you CAN do this. And even if you couldn’t, your inability doesn’t define you, anyway.  – Soul Script

It’s a wonderful feeling to know we are hugged by our Father every second of the day and to know He is always there. Some days we just need someone there, someone who will listen to us, someone who will pick us up when we are at our weakest and we get frustrated, frustrated at the world around us, frustrated at our loved ones, and even frustrated with our own selves. Come on! It’s those pity parties that we throw ourselves, it’s the thoughts that take over our delicate mind, it’s the hardness of ourselves. We are so hard on ourselves. Why do we beat ourselves up so much over the little things? We forget that we aren’t alone. It just amazes me how patient He is with us.  I know for me, I forget that and I forget that I am not alone. It’s easy to allow anxiety, stress, moodiness, and any other feeling that alters your mood cover up the seat where you know Jesus always is… however, he is not covered up, we may feel like it, we may feel angry, we may feel discouraged, and walk our way right into unnecessary sorrow for ourselves but cultivating a spirit-filled mindset and twisting that mindset to see the goodness quickly puts you back in-line.

Looking at the big picture. The thoughts that we may fill up in our head is only tiny matter compared to what God can fill. 

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Facing the Issue 

Comparing reality to your expectations is a real doozy at times. Any hands raised for those who may feel frustrated, angry, stressed and confused when doing so?  Or maybe get stressed out when nothing is going your way?

It’s crazy how one little mishap can cause so much misunderstanding and how one little annoyance can overshadow all the awesome things in life. We let the ugly stuff in life pile up and before we know it we are blinded to see the goodness. 

The Bible says in 1 Peter 5:6-7, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

It’s easy to get teared down by the weight of the world around us. It’s a constant battle between putting our faith in God vs placing emphasis on just what is at hand.

We expect more out of ourselves. We expect more out of others. (And that we should!)  but we shouldn’t allow it to stress us out completely. 

However – the underline problem is – we want this and we want that. Are we ever happy with what we have while working hard at what we want? Is it all just a rush? Our we true to ourselves? Are we true to others around us?

Self Check!!

Our frustration is almost always due to unmet expectations. Unmet expectation that we placed on ourselves and onto others. 

It’s crazy how the enemy can take a tiny sliver of frustration and turn it into a much bigger issue than needed be. Allowing the tearing down of our happiness and leaving us in a puddle of “frustration.” Frustration that is costing our special moments of being content and happy with what the Lord has blessed us with.

I love this life with my whole heart and while I believe we are called to shine for the glory of God, I’d rather be an honest example of His love and exemplify a truer testimony to others. 

We’re all a work in progress – we are NOT perfect and never will be. We need to realize that rather than acting like we are ‘perfect.’ People need to be more ‘real’ More real to themselves and more real to others around them, because being ‘real’ displays a true soul, a honest soul.

“synonyms of the word ‘SOUL’: embodiment, personification, incarnation, epitome, quintessence, essence; model, exemplification, exemplar, image, manifestation” 

Twisting it up a bit – Being a exemplar, to exemplify.  It’s sad being around people who enjoy tearing down loved ones and claim to rejoice in God’s word. I believe that’s a ‘soul’ issue.  How is that OK? It’s displays a nasty character who puts on the fake facade but it’s screams ‘hypocrite’ to the ones around them regarding their character. 

At times, it’s hard doing right. And yes! Being a Christian is hard! Yes I said it, it’s hard. Being obedient. Loving yourself for the way God has molded you to become. Doing right to others. Standing up for what you know is right. And being honest and loyal to those behind their back. 

Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

We aren’t always strong and we aren’t always going to do right, and sometimes we may find our self in a hole where we seem like we can’t crawl out of dwelling in frustration and often times find us in a situation where we know is wrong, such as judging, slander, pride, ect, all in which dishonering God. 

Maybe before sizing up your life or tearing down others, you ought to fix your eyes on your own love and life and pour all that energy you’re wasting into building it to be its own kind of beautiful. 

Messes – messages

Imperfections – improvements

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You broke me, but I’ve been swept up 

You peeled me back and now I’m forever exposed.

Knowing the demons you were dealing with, why me?

You hurt me, I mean really hurt me. But now, my hearts has been mended back together.

Your demons were tucked away from my naive self to realize. Was I just so blind to realize what I know I didn’t deserve? Did I just toss it and overlook it? I asked myself all these questions. What’s wrong with me? Why do I always get hurt and why can’t I receive the love that I deserve to receive. You were a temporary filler. I say now. It took you to realize I’m not settling for anything less than I know I deserve.

The beer you would drink constantly wasn’t enough for you, your snarly comments, continuingly making me feel guilty of raising an issue to you, the lies you would say to cover up your guilty conscience overshadowed all my concerns. The trust issues build up. A constant thing for me.

I settled. Point blank.

Was I not able to speak my mind without a tearing down response from you? It’s made me hard to open up and express my feelings to this day.

You put on a show for me, but not to others who loved me. Their advice was no good at the time, because I wanted a love so bad I was numb to know ‘you weren’t the one.’

Yeah, at that point in my life you meant a lot to me. As you should because I loved you! You taught me something. Something that I took away along way down the road while healing my broken heart. A man knows what he has when he has it. A coward will run away and hide all his scares and a treat a woman less than what she deserves.

I deserved to be treated like a princess. I deserved attention and respect. Like any lady should.

In life, we live and we learn through the many life lessons we encounter, and you were a life lesson I conquered.

Took awhile for me to stomach the fact of forgiving you… but when I did, I was as free as I was before meeting you.

Maybe you didn’t know the extent to the hurt you had caused because you didn’t take the time to care.

I loved you.. but was it just a one sided love? Maybe not. But we slowly withered away. Maybe it was something deep down I knew wasn’t going to work. Maybe it was for the thrill of it. Maybe I was starving to be loved and have someone give me attention. But I know one thing, because of you, I have counted my lucky stars, because it took you for me to realize what I didn’t deserve and realize what I do deserve.

Yeah the flowers, they meant something… something that was superficially a symbol of your sorrow and cover-ups for the hurt you have caused me along the way.

But I have to say, thank you. At the beginning to the end, I was full of anger, hatred, confusion, and sadness. I was speechless and profound by the lies and the temporary bruises you had placed on my beating heart. But I let it all go.

What a fool.

God had bigger plans for the both of us and I know He was looking out for me.

The time you let me slip through your fingers, I was driving 2 and a half hours North, pouring down rain and traffic was cluttered – bumper to bumper. Water was clouding up my eyes I could barely see. It was only God that I made it to Canton safe. Selfishly, I kept the hurt to myself. I didn’t want the sorrow affection from loved ones because I knew they would say, “You deserve better.” In the sense of knowing that, I still tucked that away. My heart was shattered what else could I say. I needed to vent, so that’s where my Aunt intervened. She was my saving Grace.

The stomach in knot felt overpowered my body when I received a phone call from my friend, Kelly Freis, who has been concerned after showing her a picture of us and quickly noticing a change in your appearance –  withering away and your sinking in face raised a concern. You had let drugs intervein in your life, actually, allowing it to take over your precious marriage and tossing the youngins away.

The truth came out thanks to my dear friend about your sick history of drugs and alcohol and how you chose that over your ex wife and kids.

Turning to a vice to cope with everything, I turned to someone who was not me. Yeah I’ve been through some ups and down and dabbled in the party scene – quickly to turn around to face the issue and the issue was ‘letting go.’ Simply, a let go moment and give it to God. Allowing God to steer my life (try) and giving it all to Him.

Our relationship isn’t something I regret. In fact, it taught me so many lessons.

I write this to express how thankful I am for the heartache you left me to rekindle. Because I never would have discovered true happiness if you hadn’t left me.

I wouldn’t have known what it really felt like to be appreciated or feel loved or even needed. Maybe you tried or maybe not, it doesn’t matter, but what matters is the fact, what I didn’t know then, I do know now. They always say, “In time, you will understand,” and boy do I understand.

I found the one. He is precious but far from perfect. He is kind. He is love. He is my forever home I run to and I dearly love him fully.

To you, I thank you for all you put me through because it’s made me who I am today. Both good and bad.


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Crafting the Perfect Beer For You in Kennesaw, Ga.

Brittany Thompson – For the AJC

Two Georgia natives and long time friends from Sequoyah High School followed their dream and passion for brewing great craft beer by opening up their own brewing company.

Trey Sinclair and Jordan Cooper, both Co-Founders of Dry County Brewing Company, share the same love for brewing craft beer. Sinclair, a graduate of UGA and Cooper, a graduate of GSU both cultivated their love for craft beer during their college years.

We both fell in love with craft beer and started home brewing in college when we could get together over the summers,” Cooper said.

Sinclair gives the credit to Athens Local Terrapin Beer Company for his obsessive love of beer, “Someone handed me a Terrapin Rye one night in downtown Athens and I was hooked,” Sinclair said. “I wanted to get as much of it as I could, so I began making my own recipes and brewed inside my college apartment.”  

After graduating from college in 2010 and Cooper in 2011, both long time friends moved back to the Atlanta area, making Kennesaw their home.

“When we graduated and moved back here to Kennesaw, we used home brewing as a way to keep all of our high school friends together,” Cooper said. “The brewery idea came about from us having some solid recipes crafted over the years coupled with us getting bored of the regular 9-5.”

“After much deliberation, we decided to make our run and go all in for the brewery dream,” Cooper said.


Founded in 2015, DCBC was in the works for opening up to the public and in September of 2016, the brewery was open up to the public for tours and tasting.

DCBC is a local brewery in Kennesaw, Ga that is partially named after Bullock County.

“Our name, Dry County, partially stems from my attendance at Georgia Southern where Bulloch County is, which is a dry county and then from discovering brewing before we could legally buy a pint,” Cooper said.

Open to Everyone

DCBC is family and pet-friendly. DCBC host’s different events that accommodate different niches and interest allowing people to enjoy each other’s company while sharing a common interest in beer.

Some of the fun events they hold are Poses and Pours, trivia nights, special gatherings for friends and family, and special dates to acknowledge public servants on their acts of service with discounted beer. Also, DCBC hires food trucks that are present every Saturday and for special gatherings.

Crafting Beer

DCBC Brewmaster, Steve Anderson, has been on the team since January of this year, previously working as a head brewer at Red Brick Brewing in Atlanta. “Anderson has improved all of our beer and continues to make the customers well pleased by making good beer,” Sinclair said.

“Coming from Red Brick, Steve brings years of brewing world-class, award-winning beers to Dry County and we couldn’t be happier to have him,” Cooper said.

The four beers that DCBC is known for are: Dry County IPA, Old 41, NoonDay Extra Pale Ale, and Namesake.  

DCBC just added a fourth beer which is in the larger family called, Lechuza.

“Lechuza is a Mexican style lager that will be taking the place of Namesake in our core brand lineup,” Cooper said.

Unique Naming Process

Each beer receives its name based on the local community.

Dry County IPA is their flagship beer, which allows the company to get their name out to the community.

NoonDay beer is named from Noonday Creek and Noonday Trail. “NoonDay XPA is a really refreshing beer to have if you were out at Noonday Creek and Noonday Trail,” Sinclair said.

“Old 41, is named after Highway Old 41 that runs through downtown Kennesaw,” Sinclair said.

Namesake is an old throwback beer that DCBC wanted to pay homage too. “Namesakes were the first beers brewed in America and were named after the brewery that brewed them or the cities in which they were brewed,” Cooper said.

Lechuza in English translates to ‘Owl,’ so it is our tongue-in-cheek nod to our neighbors at Kennesaw State University,” Cooper said.

Different Offerings.

“Cleverly called Dry County IPA, we noticed a trend of ‘How bitter can I make this’ or ‘what crazy flavors can I come up with’ going on throughout the industry,” Cooper said.Putting out a solid, truer to style India pale ale, DCBC IPA has a nice pine and citrus notes with a quick dry finish.”

“Roasty and dark are two great descriptors of Old 41,” Cooper said. “For a dark beer, Old 41 has a nice creamy profile that is lightened up with an oat body.”

“Noonday has the same approachability light color people have come to know from American Pale Ales but with a slightly higher hop profile of all citrus flavor,” Cooper said.

Namesake is a lighter beer. “It’s light enough for normal domestic drinkers and has enough hops and a malt profile for the established craft drinkers,” Cooper said.

“Lechuza is an excellent day drinker sitting at 4.8 percent that is really complimented with a lime on the rim,” Cooper said.

DCBC beer can be commonly found in Kennesaw restaurants that offer a quality craft beer lineup. The beer is currently offered exclusively on draft. Locals can enjoy a Dry County Beer at Taco Mac, World of Beer, The Nest, Marlow’s Tavern, Mellow Mushroom, Johnny’s Pizza in Downtown Kennesaw, Trackside and BurgerFi.

“People always like new tap beer, but the hard part is staying on tap,” Sinclair said.

Putting together the best brewery team and the best sells team remains a must. “The people in the brewery are second only to the quality of the beer itself,” Sinclair said.
Dry County Brewing Company: Current hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Located at 1500 Lockhart Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA. Find their page at

Insider Tips:

At Dry County Brewery, anyone that is military or is a student will receive 2 dollars off for the tastings, however, in order to receive 2 dollars off, you must show proof.

DCBC has remained on tap well over a year now at the local restaurants that promote their beer.


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A Thump of Atlanta’s Heart

By: Brittany Thompson

ATLANTA – Children laughing, bicycles ringing, barking dogs, cultural languages and the smell of ice cream surrounds you when you visit the Atlanta Beltline. The 22-mile historical trail offers a chance for Atlanta to redefine what it is to be a neighbor, to be a community, to be a region, and to share all that it has to offer. “The Beltline provides many opportunities for different ethnicities to come together to enjoy similar things – eating, drinking, and exercising,” Jennifer Healan said, a local resident that lives in Candler Park.

The Atlanta Beltline is built upon the unused corridors railroad tracks that formerly encircled Atlanta. The Beltline hugs the surrounding in-town neighborhoods and connects a wide range of people throughout the city. “While visiting the Beltline you’ll see interracial couples, LGBTQ+ couples, young professionals of different races, elderly people, students and so much more all in one area – it’s a community,” Kira Demund said, a college student who finds favor in the unique attraction.

“My husband and I love the Atlanta Beltline because it’s a safe place for our kids to enjoy themselves on their bikes and also make friendships with the nearby kids,” Healan said.

According to Atlanta Beltline website, the beauty of the Beltline is that it offers not only modern conveyances and exciting new development, but it is a living, breathing part of our community; not simply a means of getting somewhere, but a destination unto itself.

“The Atlanta Beltline provides a platform for people to experience different foods, look at different art and sometimes if you’re lucky, there is usually somebody playing an instrument like a piano or the drums,” Demund said.

As with any city, culture adds a story to the surrounding area. It adds character and gives it a different meaning. According to Atlanta Beltline website, the steadily advancing attraction is in constant route to upgrading to the next level and strives to bring Atlanta together as a whole.

With tangible progress dating back in the year of 1999, the Atlanta Beltline has flourished over the years, surrounding the area with parks, trails, and houses. The new economic development exemplifies this by connecting 45 in-town neighborhoods. “The Beltline is a network of parks, multi-use trails, and transit tied together by a 22-mile trail around the city,” Ryan Gravel said, the creator of the idea for the Atlanta Beltline and a senior urban planner at Perkins+ Will.

By connecting Atlanta’s neighborhoods with the Beltline, Gravel wants to inspire a new wave of development in the city- one that will inspire builders to develop more of Atlanta’s neighborhoods into urban multi-use communities.

According to the Atlanta Beltline website, two organizations – Atlanta Beltline, Inc. and The Atlanta Beltline Partnership are constantly working on the four open trails that coexist now.

The Atlanta Beltline slogan, “Where Atlanta Comes Together.”


“There are so many different things the Beltline offers, which, in turn, brings unity to the city,” Demund says.

“The Beltline cultivates by providing a central place for people to gather and enjoy life together,” Healan said. “You can see many different cultures and people coming together in real time.”

Atlanta is diverse. A lot of attraction coexists in Atlanta and a lot of cultures are mixed within the roots of the busy city. It is a city filled with innovators, hustlers, and entrepreneurs.

“The Beltline provides a ‘journey of gathering’ for people of different cultures, different ages, and backgrounds to come together in a democratic way,” Healan said. “It’s a place for everyone. A place to be active, eat great food and come together with friends and family creating special moments of connection.”

“Diversity plays a big role within the area, giving off the big-city feel,” Demund said. “Because of that, the Atlanta Beltline excels in the aspect of bringing more culture into the surrounding area and recreating a new definition of togetherness.”

According to Suburban Stats, the population demographics for Atlanta, Georgia in 2016 and 2017 calculated that the total population is 420,003, which consist of different ethnicities ranging from the melting pot of generations and people from all around the world.

Change is an ever-present phenomenon. “The Beltline is not the reason for the renewal in the city. It’s a tool for managing that change,” Gravel said.

People are moving back to the cities. According to WSB-TV, The Atlanta Regional Commission predicts that the metro area will grow by 2.5 million people by 2040.

The Impact it has on the Community

“The Atlanta Beltline is a gathering place where people can connect with one another and be exposed to different things, which helps breed more culture,” Healan said. “I love what the Atlanta Beltline has done to our neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. There’s always a sense of activity and happiness all the time.”

The Beltline could be a welcoming addition to the already recognizable and historic landmarks such as the Coca-Cola Museum and Georgia Aquarium. The Beltline will be the common thread that connects these landmarks to new and emerging destinations for residents and visitors alike, such as the College Football Hall of Fame and the soon to be opened Mercedes Benz stadium for the Atlanta Falcons football team.

“I believe when non-Georgia residents think of Atlanta, they just think of the Coca-Cola factory and the Underground, which are both pretty antiquated, but historical nonetheless, However, the Beltline is a fresh, lively piece of Atlanta that shows how diverse and progressive Atlanta has become,” Demund said.

“What Atlanta has that’s different is the neighborhood planning unit system—a political structure at the grassroots level that allowed the connections of the Beltline and allowed the public to speak,” Gravel said.

Atlanta is the historical mecca of the South and in recent years it has transgressed into a welcoming community for everyone. “People are innovating and changing the way that they live their lives,” Gravel said. “The Beltline is a cultural monument. Things are changing.” (1015)

Contacts & Sources:


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(n.d.). Current Population Demographics and Statistics for Georgia by age, gender, and race. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from

Thomas, K. (2016, April 29). Metro Atlanta expected to grow by 2.5 million people. Retrieved June 27, 2017, from

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