To realize that within our grasp, in Zeta Tau Alpha, lies the opportunity to learn those things which will ever enrich and ennoble our lives… remembering always that the foundation precept of Zeta Tau Alpha was Love, “the greatest of all things.”

Mom's Day


1 Corinthians 2 v 9 tells us Christians that our minds literally CANNOT even conceptualize how amazing heaven will be. We can think of the most extravagant place (streets paved of gold..the whole shebang) and yet it will be even better than that. We don't even have the ability to imagineheaven to the full extent of what it will be like. Wow.

And now here are two short videos that I LOVE.

Number one & two. Francis Chan kills it.


You know when you wake up feeling exhausted, but you feel like you should have gotten plenty of sleep?

While you sleep, you go through sleep cycles. The first state in a sleep cycle is light sleep, followed by deep sleep then dream/REM-sleep. If you wake up while you were in deep/REM sleep... you will feel tired no matter how long you had been sleeping. In each sleep phase, your movement varies. The app Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to identify sleep states by tracking movements in bed. Sleep Cycle uses a wake up phase (30 minutes by default) that ends at your desired alarm time. During this phase Sleep Cycle will monitor signals from your body to wake you softly, when you are in the lightest possible sleep phase. Also, it has a full 5 stars and nearly 3,000 reviews on the app store - it must work. 

being honest:

     You know how Instagram makes everyone's life seem perfect? It is a black hole. I am constantly reminding myself that it is ‘a highlight reel’ of everyone's life- but do I REALLY believe it? Here is a candid look at my own posts: (if you are reading on mobile- scroll down to view photos)

     First up:  at the Little Rock game. I had an awful awful time. It was blazing hot and I had the WORST migraine. After finally getting back to the hotel, I laid in bed with searing pain at 5pm all alone while my friends went out to eat& meet up with other friends. Pretty sure I cried because I wanted my mom.

     In the middle: Here we are at West Fork. See how I am the only one with a t-shirt on? Yep. I felt really fat. It was honestly dreadful, because I was ashamed of myself in front of my own friends. Ugh.

     Lastly: Kanakuk. I expected to meet and become instant friends with all these girls from Arkansas. Nope. When I posted this, I was the loneliest I had felt in a long time. It seemed like everyone looked down on me, and that I wasn’t a good enough Christian. (Side note: I was having ridiculous thoughts. Thank goodness they didn’t last! I ended up meeting some of my now life long friends just days after, and I am going again this summer!)

     Go through your own profile and think about your own pics. Next time you scroll through others posts, take them with a grain of salt. 

Mom's Day!

Here are some fun activities to do with your Momma this weekend!

Where do I eat?

Known for being good:

Farmers Table- this is my favorite breakfast.

Briar Rose- bakery yum!

Little Bread Company- breakfast/lunch right off the square

Greenhouse Grille- farm to table, best Sunday brunch.

Khana Indian Grill- for something different

A Taste of Thai- rated #3 of 295 restaurants in Fayetteville

Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzeria - new and DELICIOUS

Penguin Ed’s- great BBQ

Fork and Crust Pie Co.- need I say more?

What do I do?

- Fayetteville - Start at the Dickson Street Book Store. Then head towards the square maybe stopping at Chunky Dunk along the way.

Where to shop: these are all on the Fayetteville Square

- Mustache (really fun gifts!)

- Cheap Thrills (re-sale shop w/ vintage finds!)

- If Anthropologie had a gift shop, it would be The Anchor (adorable, girly, gifts and decor etc..)

- Mom Karen has helped revamp this Art Gallery. She really wants us to check it out!

- Other snacks: Savoy Tea, La Bouchee, and Alchemy Macaroons and Arsagas Toast.

- Get a massage together. 

- Bike/Walk the trails starting in front of The Academy at Frisco/Pi Phi all the way up to Lake Fayetteville. Rent a bike here. Or try a yoga class right on the trail. 

- Bentonville - for Lunch go to Crepes Paulette. (If not, try Pressroom or Table Mesa downtown) Walk around the square, and maybe get ice-cream at Yarnell’s… (It is 99 cents for a scoop!) wander the Walmart Museum, stop in Shindig Paperie, then end the day at Crystal Bridges.

-Also in Bentonville, try a spin class together. After your spin class, you can get an Acai smoothie bowl right next door here.

Sarah Burger

530 N Oakland Ave. Fayetteville, AR 72701


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