I’ll Give You What I Can’t Keep

This day has been beautiful and emotional and hectic.  A day of pressing in to hear from God and encouraging others.  The following post is an excerpt from a e-mail I sent some of my friends this morning.  The words have continued to ring true and echo throughout my day, so I decided to adapt them to share with you all also.

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December Updates

Okay, okay, okay — it’s the post you’ve been waiting for all week! Updates! Where have I been? What have I been doing? What have I been thinking? When will I be back to writing? {Well, you may not have been that interested in my life or even realized that I’ve been slacking off on writing.  But if you have — and hey, even if you haven’t — here are the answers to those burning questions.}

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Musings of Wonder

I’m a deep thinker.  Sometimes my mind trails off in wonder over something that many overlook or consider ordinary.  Today I just wanted to share some of the things that I contemplated over the past week to see if anyone else ever thinks about these things too. I don’t think we take time to stop and be curious often enough.  I’ve found that the more I travel and wander, the more I wonder.  Being full of wonder is often seen as exclusively a childhood experience, but I think adults need it too–we all have an inherent need to be wonder-full.  It’s that wonder that can and should project us towards compete wonder of God and His goodness, which results in praise.  And praise is how we fight our battles.

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October Update

It’s been about a month since I gave you all a life update, so I’m doing another one.  I know that in my update at the beginning of September, I said that August had been a wild month, but September was even more insane *in a good way*.

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Sorry…Traveling Again

Hey guys, this week’s sermon notes are going to be late again because I was driving while listening to the message this week and obviously couldn’t take notes and drive. 🙂 I’ll try to listen to it again and take and upload notes by the end of the week, but the next couple of weeks are so busy so no promises.

Be sure to be on the lookout for some upcoming travel posts!

Life Verses: Part Six: Psalm 37:4

I’m back again with another verse that has been impactful to me.  In this series, I’ve been taking you through several verses that helped me get through various seasons of my life and have a special place in my heart.  I hope that as I share these verses with you and what they meant to me that you’ll find they apply to your life also and that you’ll find some encouragement in these posts! Now, let’s get on to this installment’s verse.

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Among the Dead

My family, friends, and I went to the Yellow Daisy festival this weekend at Stone Mountain Park, and then did a sunset hike up the mountain afterwords.  Along the way, we found some of the yellow daisies for which the festival was named. 

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This one in particular captured my attention and I took a picture of it—because there was just one flourishing among the dead. 

It reminded me of the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel 37:

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Guest Post: Corrie Haynes

I’m so excited to introduce my new friend Corrie to you all! She’s a DJ on my favorite radio station, and I’ve listened to her for several years.  Last year, I would listen to her speak in the afternoons as I came home from cosmetology school, and it encouraged me to keep going.  She was also a cosmetology student who wanted to keep her faith first in the life of glitter, glam, and make-your-own-way.  A couple months ago, she shared on the radio that she wished for a friend who understood what she was going through, and I found her on social media and reached out to her.  After chatting for a couple weeks, we met up in person and really enjoyed each other’s company (yes, if you’re studying the pictures, it was at a Waffle House).  I asked her to guest blog today so that I could share her with you all; she radiates the joy of the Lord and wisdom, and is really a treasure.

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