spent the last week traveling around Washington state with my Orphan Relief and Rescue family. 

highlights:
breathtaking beauty at Hurricane Ridge, laughing at the trek through the rainforest, hearing God speak, catching up with old friends, purple starfish at the pier, the vivid teal of Crescent Lake, ice cream at night, coffee galore, praying for each other, authentic worship, sunlight on my face, communion and community.

the list could go on forever. life is sweet. … Read the rest

spent the last week traveling around Washington state with my Orphan Relief and Rescue family. 

highlights:
breathtaking beauty at Hurricane Ridge, laughing at the trek through the rainforest, hearing God speak, catching up with old friends, purple starfish at the pier, the vivid teal of Crescent Lake, ice cream at night, coffee galore, praying for each other, authentic worship, sunlight on my face, communion and community.

the list could go on forever. life is sweet. … Read the rest

spent the last week traveling around Washington state with my Orphan Relief and Rescue family. 

highlights:
breathtaking beauty at Hurricane Ridge, laughing at the trek through the rainforest, hearing God speak, catching up with old friends, purple starfish at the pier, the vivid teal of Crescent Lake, ice cream at night, coffee galore, praying for each other, authentic worship, sunlight on my face, communion and community.

the list could go on forever. life is sweet. … Read the rest

thankful: thirty-two & thirty-three

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watching kids that i work with start to dream about their futures; granny smith apples; rest; the sweet, gentle way Jesus calls me back to himself if i’ve been gone away too long; the anticipation of possibly/hopefully getting the second job i applied for; new and beautiful music (currently discovering Christa Wells; oh. my. goodness. LOVE her!); the happy feeling i get inside when my car has a full tank of gas; teaching children in Read the rest

thankful: thirty-one

today is cold and gray and rainy. but it is beautiful. my afternoon has been filled with beautiful things: books. music. poetry. prayers. worship. songs. but most of all, the Lover of my soul. Jesus is real and present and alive in all those lovely things.

and because of that, i am thankful, thankful, thankful. forever thankful, forever singing Him my praise.

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thankful: thirty

today i had an impromptu job interview. seriously. i had applied several weeks ago and just heard back from them today. they said they had some part time openings (ummm, perfect!) available and wanted to know if i could come in for an interview. the whole thing just made me chuckle and shake my head; i’ve spent days anxious and worried about finances, doubting God—and then He comes through in the most unexpected of Read the rest

thankful: twenty-five & twenty-six

today i am tired. so i am thankful that Jesus said he will give me rest. today i am hurting. so i am thankful that Jesus said he will bind up the brokenhearted. today i am worried about bills and money. so i am thankful that Jesus said i am worth more than many sparrows.

i’m thankful that, no matter what i go through or how i’m feeling, Jesus is there. he is the God … Read the rest