Anybody else want to do this all day long? Craving the fall weather something fierce! Just me? 🍁🍂
So the eclipse was actually pretty amazing. Just sayin. Also it took a lot of tries to get this pic because we couldn't see. 😂 😎 #totality2017 #eclipse2017 #totaleclipseoftheheart #eclipsetotality
So excited with how our new (to us) dressers turned out! #chalkpaintforthewin Swipe for the before!
Still hanging on to the lazy hazy crazy days of summer. Always hanging on to this man. 💗#TGIF #mymainbae #fbf
Happy birthday to my (little) sister!!! I love you so much. Thanks for being the best auntie Bailey could ask for. 💗🎉
Do you know what's really scary? What really makes me want to curl into the fetal position and live in a compound with my best friends and never venture into the public space? The darkness in my own heart. I found that as I read the news yesterday- even thought it was for a brief moment- hate was in my heart. Misdirected, misguided, wrongly placed hate. Hate for another person. Hate for someone that is created in the image of God, even though they may not know it or act like it. And that scared me, friends. It scared me a lot. Talking about the value of knowing your heart and loving in the midst of deep pain and imperfection #ontheblog today. Hope this encourages you and helps you know that wherever you are, you're not alone.
It took a while for me to realize that I was a perfectionist/control freak/people pleaser. But when I finally realized it, the Lord showed me some things about my sin tendencies that are way less than pretty. Like my desire to know everything ahead of time. I don't need surprises unless they are surprise birthday parties or surprise gifts or surprise trips. But unplanned divine interruptions? No thanks, I'm good. Here's the beautiful thing- God gives us just the light we need to see about ten or twenty steps in front of us. A lamp provides light for what is right in front of you and not much else. So His word gives me all the guidance and direction I need for this day, and then I just trust Him for the rest. It really is that simple. Why do I complicate it? (And friends, when I say that this is the most beautiful book I've seen, I really mean it.) #gracelacedbook #youdonthavetobebloomingtobegrowing
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. -Isaiah 61:1-5 This is what courage looks like. To shine the light in the darkness. To speak kind words and listen when you want to prove your point. To see the health of the relationship as more important than being right. To walk justly and love mercy. We are called to love one another. Sadly the events in Charlottesville did not surprise me. They did not shock me. They didn't tear me up and mess with me like others have. Because sadly, this type of violence and outrage has come to be expected in our broken and fallen world. The literal only hope in this world is Jesus. Plain and simple. I'm clinging to Him and asking how He can make me an agent of change right where I am, because that's all I know to do.
So crazy excited to spend the next year learning and growing alongside these amazing interns! #inturnt #wattyinturnt #lovemyjob