“Our hearts made room for each other as the world spun around. The birth of an unexpected family that would walk untold miles together, bound forever by the palpable nearness of God, who does not turn away from our sadness and shares the richness of our joy.” -Shannan Martin, Falling Free Emotions were pretty loop-de-loopy […]
“…our biological connection is hardly how I learned she was my mother as a child. It was, instead, the love she showed and the care she offered freely. It was time spent listening and sacrifices made on my behalf (especially the ones unseen). It was, and still is, the way she looks at me every […]
“The Lord doesn’t ever just discipline us for punitive action, He is always disciplining us to restore us to Himself. And so as parents, of course that’s always our goal. It’s not to discipline for punitive satisfaction, but to restore relationship, and reconcile, and get back in perfect standing with one another.” -Esty Downes Goodness, […]
“I really don’t even know you, and yet, in my life, you are forever entangled; to my history, inextricably bound.” -Sarah Ockler We received word that Steevenson and Gregory’s medical exams and visa appointments went “very well”, so we are feeling super grateful and even more excited that homecoming is right around the corner. We’re also careful […]
“Don’t call it a dream. Call it a plan.” -Unknown (Source) I always tell people I’m “allergic to the p-word”. I tell them “plans give me hives” and that “spontaneity is my spirit animal”. Even when it comes to goals and dreams- I’ve always felt like I’m just wired to wing it. Plans feel so definitive…and definitive feels so…boxy-in-y. […]
“Creativity is experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” -Mary Lou Cook (Source) Well, Kevin and I moved our (tiny!) collection of screen printing equipment into our very first commercial space this week. And when I say “space”, I mean: one small corner of a gigantic, unused/unfinished room on the first floor of […]
“I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hand upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I’m not screwing around. It’s time.” -Brené Brown Here’s to discovering, celebrating, and being good stewards of our own unique voices…and to being grateful to the One who sent it coursing through us. […]
“When we are powerless to do a thing, it is a great joy that we can come and step inside the ability of Jesus.” -Corrie Ten Boom Here’s to the One who delights in us drawing from His endless supply! “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him […]
“Maybe that’s why the good Lord gave us these vivid memory capabilities. When stress hits, we can just close our eyes, lean back and relax, and enjoy a game of Tidly-Winks, the sound of a Pete Rose baseball card in the spokes of our bike, or maybe a nice slice of watermelon – with a […]
“The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation.” -Corrie ten Boom Here’s to giving away love like we’re made of the stuff! PS- If you haven’t already, you *must* read The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.
“The way we deal with uncertainty says a lot about whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff.” -Bob Goff Here’s to the chapters that don’t have titles yet. 🙂
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” -Oscar Wilde Here’s to every single breath!
“Why should we live halfway up the hill and swathed in the mists, when we might have an unclouded sky and a radiant sun over our heads if we would climb higher and walk in the light of His face?” -Alexander MacLaren Here’s to JUMPING for joy! 😀
“Q: G, Why do you cry so often? A: For the same reason I laugh so often. Because I’m paying attention.“ -Glennon Doyle Melton Here’s to the “breath of the mind”.
“Please be as weird as me. Please be as weird as me. Please be as weird as me.” -me, every time I meet someone Here’s to kindred spirits. 😉