Monday, April 22, 2013

backpacking adventures

South Mountain, NC 

2 days & 12 miles later, I am even more thankful for these girls. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

little reminders

I am so easily discouraged. We live in an expectation based culture and I think I often miss out because I am so focused on if the moment, or day, is living up to what I thought it was going to be like. Or I set an expectation for myself or those around me to achieve something, but again I am let down when the reality isn't what I had imagined. 

Maybe that's weird, but it's real life. 

I was reminded today though of just how thankful I am to have a relationship with a God who will never disappoint me. He loves me in a way that is hard for me to understand. In a way that no one on earth ever will. 

His love is genuine, selfless and infinite. 

My God is so, so faithful & I am forever in awe of His goodness towards me. It is unlike anything I have ever experienced. 

I cannot set an expectation of Him that will not be exceeded a thousand times over. 

Reminders like that are good, and worth sharing. 


Monday, April 15, 2013

buns, buns, & buns

My little sister brought me up to speed on buns this weekend. She really is so much cooler than I am. I felt all kinds of professional, instantly. You need to give it a try & see for yourself.

Everyone loves a good bun. 

Happy Tuesday! 


Monday, April 8, 2013

& I'm back

What a fun season this has been. 

I moved to NC last fall for an amazing job that I love, which I have said before. But I feel like it has been awhile & a little update never hurt anyone. 

right? right. 

I spent Christmas in India, a place that captured my heart nearly 10 years ago. Except this time, I had the opportunity to bring 19 others with me and see their lives forever changed too. More recently, I went to South America & was able to visit Brazil with a few friends for the first time. It was one of those life changing weeks as well and I don't say that lightly. 

Can you ever max out on those kinds of moments? I sure hope not. 

This season has also been full of adventures, near and far, with some harder moments in there too. Establishing a new community takes time and I have been reminded of that often.  

You have to invest & be patient. Not longing for what you left, but encouraged in what you are gaining. 

Easier said than done for sure.

But the Lord really is so sweet to me. And my joy comes from resting in that & knowing how much he cares for me. 

"And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you,even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?" - Matt. 6:29-30