Friday, June 26, 2015

Too Long

How long has it been?

How long has it been since I let them speak?

How long has it been since I let the deepest worries of their souls flow out from them? How long?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Have courage, little heart;life can be hard sometimes, but God is always good.

 Let the riches of His love fill your spirit to the brim. Let it bubble out of your heart and soul and shine through your eyes. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Be Beautiful: Thoughts of a Daddy's Girl

     I attended a wedding on Saturday. It was absolutely magical. I cried. Very hard.

     I also learned something as I watched father and daughter dance their hearts out as they said goodbye to an old phase of their life and stepped into a new one. When the father gave his daughter away, he said he "happily" gave her away. (That was probably the moment I started crying, considering I am super sensitive to anything Daddy-Daughter related.) I was thinking about how hard that must have been, to let go of the daughter who was convinced at age five that the only person she would ever marry would be her father (that was my attitude, at least) and willingly give her away to God and her husband. But then I realized something: her father had given her away to God already, a long time ago, perhaps at the very moment she was born. I also realized that God had made her for the exact purpose of marrying this man and going off to anywhere and everywhere to give God the maximum amount of glory. And those two realizations made me realize something bigger, something I probably should have realized a long time ago, and something that I continue to realize as I grow in Christ: 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Four Lessons from a Growing Soul

      I spent last week at The Wilds of North Carolina and I learned so, so much. We were in the Word about six times a day: morning chapel, God and I time, God and I time follow-up, Christian Life Seminar, and an evening service. And oh, it was such a blessing. I've learned too much for one post, but perhaps I'll sprinkle a little bit of what I learned into later posts. For now though, I want to communicate the main idea of the whole week:

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Some Words to My Dear Friends Out There:

I’ve been a prideful, arrogant mess. I’ve hidden behind Word documents and black and white scribbles, desperate to make myself known. I’ve searched for life in promises of new places, wanting to be a part of something bigger, when I have life here. Right here, where blood runs orange, I have so much: I’m part of the Body of Christ; I am redeemed and forgiven; I have duties to tend to right here, right now.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Finding the Colors of Who [He Is]

So many colors:

Orange laughter bubbling out of pink, smiling mouths,

Yellow memories making minds happy,

Blue, brown, and green eyes, listening and watching, waiting and accepting,