Monday, July 30, 2007


I am entereing into a very reflective time of the year for me because in less than two weeks I will gain another year to my life. There may be time between now and then to write a painfully long post about what has happened this last year, how I have grown and who I want to become.

For now I will leave you with a picture that reminds me of how I feel when I think of completing my 24th year on this earth.

Mountains and valleys, climbing and surviving, beauty and rain, majesty and mystery, joy and sorrow... but God always at my side, comforting, protecting, guiding, disciplining, reforming, shaping, molding and changing me.

What an incredible year it has been.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Here In


I did not fall off the face of the blogging world. I just got busy and slightly overwhelmed both physically and emotionally.

And I am getting better.

It has been another one of those times when God is doing amazing things in my heart, yet these times of growth only come through trials. The last three months I have faced some emotions that, in all honesty, have been quite foreign to me. Truly, in relationships with other believers, how do we mix admonishment, love, judgement and grace?

I may post more on what I have been learning in regards to friendships, but I do not have time for that now! All I will say is that I am VERY thankful for like-minded friends! They remind me that I am not alone in my determination to be Christ-like!

Jonathan gave me a quote several months ago:

"Oh to Behold the glory of Christ!
Here in would I live,
here in would I die,
here in would I dwell in my thoughts and affections
until all thing here below become as dead and deformed things
and in no longer, any way, calling out for my affections."
John Owen

This is my prayer for myself and for my friends. Oh, to abandon all for Christ and to see Him fully. Oh, to have the eyes of our heart enlightened so that we might SEE Jesus and SAVOR only Him.