–transition–

transition. In around 6 weeks I’m going to learn a new definition of this word. As I stretch my writing “legs” and open my mind back to the words I’ve written here before, I sit, looking back on who I’ve been, and who I’m rediscovering. Dan and I have been married months and months now…

Spurgeon and those who wandered before us

“Let no agitation distress you, but be quiet from fear of evil. Whatsoever cometh upon the earth, you, beneath the broad wings of Jehovah, shall be secure. Stay yourself upon his promise; rest in his faithfulness, and bid defiance to the blackest future, for there is nothing in it direful for you. Your sole concern…

when you take heart

“Take heart” These words I heard yesterday as I walked up steps, and away from embrace. He said them as I went to do the good thing that I had in front of me. The good things were waiting. Was my heart there to take hold of them? After seven months of grace in this…

things I love

I love: (in no particular order, and with VARYING degrees of affection) bike-rides to the beach (from less than a mile) to see the sunset with people that are near and dear. feeling the sun glint over my eye lids while cool air rushes in through the open car window. food that is prettily arranged,…

{the Fourth Month tomorrow}

Tomorrow Dan and I will have been dating for four months. Lots of life has happened during that time. During the last month we’ve returned to school and our responsibilities here. We’ve taken walks, experienced deep complete forgiveness, talked life, eaten Dim Sum, taken pictures in a giant reflective bean, and wandered in a Chicago…

2012: To Stand in Awe

What do you do when you don’t feel like trusting? …When you do not feel like there is a song to sing in the dark? ….When your heart longs for beauty but all you see is explosions, falling apart, fears for the future, hard, numb emotions? …What do you do when this new year isn’t…

Adventure Day 13: With the sunset behind me

some thankful things of today: Woke up late, Quiet time and prayer, worked for hours on my skirt (which I’m making without a pattern) and got it pretty much finished…crazy how long it to me to make  waistband with elastic! I probably did it the most complicated way possible. heehee. I rather enjoy challenges like…

Adventure day 9: inspired

While I had to pack up all of my art stuff, I’ve been itching creative. First, over break I received the awaited Pinterest invitation. I’ve decided that Pinterest is Facebook for creative people. I love it. (now…to not get addicted to it…) It has been a lovely source of inspiration! So many pictures, so many…

Adventure Day 8: Remembrances for untangling tired souls

God is God (You are not God.) God is in charge of your spiritual growth (and also in charge and in control of the spiritual growth of those around you, and those you care about). God never leaves, and never forsakes (even when it FEELS forsaken and like a wilderness) There is peace in submission…

Adventure Day 6: content

Shopped with my sister today at the Mall and joined the crowds gaping at shiny things, soft things…. my sister’s words: “Crowds energize me. It’s the adrenaline rush of being in everyone’s way.” And there you have it…why I’m NOT energized by crowds. However, hanging with this girl is lots of fun, and I’m glad…

Adventure Day 1: Surgery and Setting off Alarms

No as you read this title, please don’t be alarmed (haha, no pun intended). Mom had her cancer surgery today, and besides the fact that the alarm I set off was in the hospital, the surgery has nothing to do with setting off alarms (literal or otherwise). First, the surgery: Mom’s surgery went well, though…