“We’ve been told that productivity is all, that rushing is an imperative, that going and doing and pushing define us. But those things aren’t true. God made a world of extraordinary beauty, and sometimes the most productive, most important thing we can do is slow ourselves down enough to see it, hear it, smell it, taste it, enter into it.” —Shauna Niequist
El 6 de mayo
Irene just taught me how to make gazpacho, yum! What a healthy way to get all your vegetables. Here they will sometimes bring it “to-go” on excursions in water bottles with ice and drink it at the beach! I started packing yesterday…..it can’t be happening…….I don’t want to leave!!! Now I’m off to the “farewell lunch” I’m having...
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what...– Philippians 4:8
i wish i had brought your letters here because there are nights when i really miss you.
I’ve been so absent on here because I’ve been travel blogging!
This is going to be a long one because, well, I love church. I just got back from Sunday morning service at a church called “La Iglesia Evangelista Bautista” about 15 minutes from my apartment. I went with Kendall and two other girls from my program. It was amazing! The church has probably 100 members and the room was packed. In the beginning they had new people stand up and introduce...
here goes nothin
In 14 hours I will be boarding a plane to travel across the Atlantic to my new home for the next 4 months…eek! In Granada, Spain I will be studying, photographing, practicing my Spanish and exploring. While I’m quite nervous about staying with a host family and speaking a second language every day, I’m just as excited to see the sights, people, and lessons I am going to learn...
I’m not a Christian because I was scared into it, brainwashed, brought up with it or because I thought it would be easy living this way, but because I know what God has done for me, the sacrifice He made for me. Because I want to spend the rest of my life living for Him and with Him in Eternity. I don’t live by blind faith, the Bible doesn’t tell us to do that, but to always be...
today in church
i feel as though the older i get, the more i have to self-check myself. the God meetings i had in high school i have to work so much harder for, as my days fill up with more responsibilities and to-dos and my mind fills with more dreams, concerns, and hopes. this past semester, i can’t even count how many nights i went to bed thinking, how many times did i pray today? how many times did i...
“the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” —Rafiki, The Lion King
once together, how soon i forget we’ve been apart
Lord, let my words be pleasing to You, my actions be honoring to You, and my life be glorifying to You.
Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee 12 -years after the Columbine shootings. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful. It is a speech he has been giving for years now… it never varies much...
“The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.” Proverbs 20:7 To remember for when I have my own little kiddies.
remember what's important
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and...– Matthew 16:24