“If the Gospel announces anything, it announces a God who meets us where we are. Not where we ought to be…so talk to yourself like you would to someone you love…because the Kingdom of God is within you…and you are far more precious than jewels.” – Robert Capon, Brené Brown, Luke 17:21 & Proverbs 31:10 […]
“Life can’t be about being good enough, but instead, believing there is God enough.” – Ann Voskamp I don’t know how Ann Voskamp found me on Instagram a few years back, but boy am I grateful for her e-friendship and the thoughtful packages she sends to my front porch from time to time. This week she blessed […]
“A kind old lady in Vermont said to us, ‘This year, the leaves are extra bright. It’s because of the drought. The stress put on the trees brings out their brightest colors‘. The harder the year, the brighter the leaves. The harder the life, if given the wisdom and luck to process it right…the brighter […]
“Be brave because you’re a child of God. Be kind because everyone else is, too.” -Glennon Doyle Melton BOOM! That Glennon really hit the nail on the head with that one, didn’t she? Hope you’re having a great week, friend!
Many of you have asked about the children at orphanage Steevenson used to live at, so I wanted to post this message from the folks at Three Angels today: First, know that our Three Angels family is okay! Their staff and volunteers are accounted for, and the children at the orphanage are all doing well. Alix […]
“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.