Wednesday, February 24, 2010
...there are more, but I'll spare you (these really are the best though). And for the next week I'll walk around saying, "I aammmm MoJo JOJO!"
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wind is one of my favorite metaphors for God's love. I love the idea of wind driving away the fog that blocks our vision, or moving the clouds that dishearten our spirit. Tonight we sang a song, and the words were so beautifully perfect. "Like the rushing of a mighty wind, come and fill our hearts again," and that's what God has done in my life this week. He has come with such unexpected force that it took my breath away and consumed me.
This is one of my favorite verses, and living in it this week has been the best decision ever. "Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge" Psalm 62:8
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Clearly, he's a musician, which goes a long way for a lot of reasons in my book, and he's so much fun to listen to! My favorite song in high school-Buddy Holly (I still love it,). And one of my favorite songs now, I Want You To. Clearly I am completely envious of Sara Bareilles here. Such a cute video too!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
^from that etsy shop
:) love you much.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This is still only phase 2...
So, she makes the face from the first pic most, but this one makes me laugh. Clearly we need to update our picture situation stat.
aren't they beautiful?! ...ok maybe not. But they are SUPER YUMMY. 4/4 people agree.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
I should be tutoring, but apparently students are feeling super confident about this semester right now and do not want their appointments. Thus, I blog. So lately God's really been teaching me about the importance and necessity of encouragement-as friends, family, believers-and I have to say it's been humbling. I could definitely be a better encourager; I'm working on it. However, with this lesson has come a backlash that's been bothering me. I'm going to seek advice here knowing that you faithful few who read this will not respond, but hey, a girl can dream.
My dilemma is this: When is it ok to give up?
I don't mean, I feel like giving up on life. I mean that I'm getting exhausted and discouraged by continually reaching out to someone who doesn't want to meet you halfway. Sometimes I'm that girl who when faced with encouragement during a trying time says, "thanks" then still feels the same way for a bit, BUT I acknowledge that a well-meaning soul cared about me. It's just really hard sometimes caring and not feeling like it matters. I know it does, but what do you do when you don't feel like it does? I honestly want to cut my losses and find somewhere else to invest because quite frankly, this is somewhat painful. But I never want to be guilty of giving up on someone! Have you ever been here? What happens next? A dear friend of mine actually counseled me to step back and see if said drainer of motivation cherishes me at all, but I don't know how to do that because I'm afraid that I already know the answers doing that will reveal-that I don't really matter to them and I care a whole lot more than they do. Being a good friend is hard. I know that, but it's possible. So should should I continue trying to be a good friend and suffer silently, or suck it up and move on because they can't seem to comprehend how to be a good friend? You're probably thinking a. is the valid option. Fine. I'll accept it, but how do I deal with it? I want to be an encouragement, I really do (yes, I am fully aware that this post is the antithesis of encouragement [I promise I will actually be encouraging once I purge this from my system]) but in order to be successful at it, I think I might have to let this go. Unfortunate, this is.