today is one of my most favorite holidays because my two favorite humans were born! these are my soulmates, and i am the luckiest. PLUS, they are both GROWING TWO OF MY NEW FAVORITE PEOPLE. the only thing that would make today better is if i could celebrate you both in person. raincheck? xo [[ps. swipe for some oldies]]
how is your presence making your world brighter and lighter? adding less burden and more levity? do you leave a bitter or sweet taste in people’s mouths? how are you enhancing life’s flavor for your people? *all questions i’m pondering as i reflect on what it means to be SALT & LIGHT* . xo, j
well beautiful friends. you’ve heard me raving about this book and my beloved kate for months now. she’s the reason i’m in durham and makes me laugh on-the-daily. now you all get the chance to meet her through her brilliant and breathtaking memoir, #everythinghappens for a reason (and other @liesiveloved). best part? after you all fall in love with her on these pages you’ll want to come to durham to meet her (and visit me). my super-secret plan is working (insert maniacal laugh).
went to gradprom last night (basically exactly like a middle school dance except they serve alcohol and have a better dj) and learned an important lesson: my body can no longer dance the night away like it once could. #sosore #remindmewhyheelsareathing
often our spiritual language is too thin or too convoluted or too baggaged. what if we learn to speak god from scratch? . . my friend, @jonathan_merritt, asked me to create a custom print as a gift for anyone who preorders his book, Learning to #SpeakGod from Scratch. visit speakgodbook.com for details and to preorder. you will want to read this book. it’s his best work yet. 🔥🔥🔥
my sketchbook shows the tree rings of my life. evidence of where i’ve been and where i’m going. of what and who have shaped me. of seasons of growth and pain, heartbreak and hope. it is tempting to look at my past work (and life, for that matter) and fall into spin cycles of criticism and comparison. but the real beauty is learning to reflect with gratitude for all that makes me, me—even the messy, not-instagramy parts. that’s the big magic. xo . . 📸: the amazing @rebeccaslaughter