Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dont be afraid of Him, Be still.

Somedays you realize you're just dumb.

Sometimes we spend so much time worrying about where we could be, where were going, what's the next adventure and we look up and have no idea where we are. We're missing out on life.

Today I had one of those days.

I had the pleasure of spending a lazy afternoon with my lovely friend Bethany. Who is one of my favorite humans to be around, so full of life, so creative, she doesn't even know how inspiring she is. In one word - joy.

Anyway, we started talking about how even when we figure something out about life, instead of enjoying it, we're so quick to try and get to whatever life has next. We're never content.

We talked about how terrible especially this is to God, who has given so much and still we are never happy. Always searching. Always moving. As if His plan is not good enough or worth waiting for. Instead of learning what God has for us in this time and moment or how we can grow and be stretched and be full without needing more. This my friends is how life should be lived. Without want. So I decided I going to bask in what God has for me today.

I am going to be still.

I pray you all will look up and see where you are. And enjoy the beauty God has laid before you.

hope your saturday evening is lovely.

j







Sunday, January 24, 2010

oh tie me to the end of a kite.



I love adventure.

I loving being busy and feeling useful and being around people.

BUT, no matter what I do I love coming home to my couch, my guat blanket, the tv in the background, and fam.

I cant stop being happy that I enjoy this so much, mostly because I dont care what anyone says about broken family, or unpredictable family, it doesnt mean there isnt love.

I'm so glad I'm not cookie cutter.

Anyway, so much for writing "the next day" as my last post insisted I would. ha! so I'll just talk about the recent, which was this weekend.

I loved this weekend. It wasnt extra different from other weekends. but this weekend I was reminded of how big God is.

God is really big.

Just how He orchestrates situations and uses so many things to teach us. Just seeing God in everything He created, and conversation with people, and even tears that needed to be cried. He is so powerful and I am in awe. its good:)

Love wins. I truly believe it.

goodnight world,
j




Wednesday, January 6, 2010

second christmas.



So here I am home after a beautiful, beautiful week away.

I wish I was sleeping but my family just had our second christmas because our new edition (rachael belle) is home. Cant complain, so glad to have another sister. Shes pretty great, glad my brother has her.

My thoughts are sort of like mush at this hour, but I just wanted to say that new jersey took me by surprise. I love to see other places where God is moving in such big ways, and I am really thankful my boy is from such a real place, where I feel people are really thriving. I met so many people, with soft beautiful spirits, who I felt are just like me in the way that they want to show love to so many. And I think its truly beautiful how God can move to bring people together in a real way and His love is really what we end up seeing.

mmmm:)

but I will write more of my adventure tomorrow. when my eyes are not heavy.

ps. I'm pretty sure I'm in love.