Tuesday, July 9, 2013


While reading The Weight of Glory it became clear that I am striving to fill the desires of my heart with earthly things...like Captivating (by John and Stasi Eldredge​) states, a woman's heart yearns for  beauty, romance, and adventure, and it's easy to seek it by worrying about self-image, obtaining approval from men, and creating our own adventures. We end up heartbroken or unsatisfied. I need make sure I to look to God to fill those desires, find my identity in Him alone. 

"These things-the beauty, the memory of our own past-are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself, they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshippers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have bit heard, news from a country we have never yet visited." C.S Lewis

I do not want to be of this world, but it's scary how easy it is to get caught up in worldly possessions and society's definition of success. 

"You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us up from the evil enchantment of worldliness which has been laid upon us for nearly a hundred years." C.S. Lewis

Specifically now I am struggling with this because I am stuck it what feels like limbo. I am a planner and want to take action; it would be easy for me to try and move forward by seeking to achieve earthly "goals," but I am going to try to turn to God and trust in His plan instead of trying to make my own.


Monday, July 8, 2013

a year and a half later...

hello again blog world! I've taken quite a long hiatus because life seemed to just get busy, but I missed having the creative outlet. Recently I learned the power of humility, transparency, and sharing your story. We are social creatures and sharing, both the good and the bad, allows for us to connect to each other to grow and find support. SO, I'm baaack.

I recently graduated college and definitely have been slapped by reality. Every bit of me is ready for the next chapter in life, but I have been humbled by God's plan for me. I've learned that my future is unknown to me and is going to remain that way until God is ready to reveal what He has in store. I may be very unsure about what He has planned, but there is one thing I am absolutely certain of: I want to completely give my life to glorify God.

I recently started reading The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis and once again he's rocking my world. It has become so clear that it is my duty as a Christian to share the love of Jesus Christ with everyone I encounter. One of my favorite verses says it best,

"They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor." Isaiah 61:3"

This journey will continue to be one of self-discovery as I grow closer with God and as He reveals the plans He has for me. I am excited to be able to document my adventures, lessons learned, and share God's blessings!