Jackson Wedding 10.16.2016

Fall weather, lawn games and mums everywhere… If you can picture this perfection, you are picturing the Jackson wedding! A beautiful ceremony followed a perfect morning of fun with the wedding party. From the first look, the ceremony and the reception, all aspects of their big day was relaxing and a perfect representation of the… Continue reading Jackson Wedding 10.16.2016

Article Offbeat

Where are you on your Jesus journey? Are you just starting out, heard the Gospel since you were born? Wherever you’re at, I think there is an innate feeling in all of us that desires to do something different. We’re all just a little too scared to try it. Even though I started following Jesus… Continue reading Article Offbeat

Marketed by Mission

In a world full of “ME” messages, how will you be known? How do you market yourself? By market, I mean what’s your favorite way to spend your time? What are you constantly dreaming about or thinking about? Are you marketed by fashion? By art? By chemistry? By exercise? Are you marketed by how many RTs… Continue reading Marketed by Mission

Abundant

Love abundantly pursues – driven by compassion, persistence and patience – encapsulated in grace. Love reaches out. Love is freeing. A love like this, you say, is of myths. A love like this is hard to believe. Receive it. Witness the Lamb – slaughtered and risen. Yes, so much love. Perfect life – placed in sin… Continue reading Abundant

When It Hits You All At Once…

Anybody else been feeling somewhat overwhelmed lately? Like you don’t just have one big decision to process, but more like ten big decisions? That’s how it’s been in the Bathon household over the past few months. Ok, so I’m being dramatic when I say we have 10 big decisions, but sometimes it can feel this… Continue reading When It Hits You All At Once…

Fall/Winter Date Ideas In Southern Illinois

1. Go for a bike ride on SIU campus. You can stop at Starbucks in the Stud Center first! 2. Explore the Carbondale Farmers Market. 3. Bonfire party with s’mores (more couples maybe?). 4. Board game/cards night (one of our favorites). 5. Bowling 6. Try out some of our local restaurants (Pita Alley, Mackies, Longbranch… Continue reading Fall/Winter Date Ideas In Southern Illinois

Favorite Kind of Date Night

My husband knows me so well! He surprised me with a trip to Alto Pass for the most beautiful date night! We arrived at the perfect time when the sun was starting to set. The sky was breathtaking, so I had to share some of my shots with you! If you haven’t been out to Bald Knob Cross,… Continue reading Favorite Kind of Date Night