sunday love

Today I saw a glimmer of the part of Africa I miss the most…me.

I chased the sunrise with my camera.

I took off my shoes and let my feet feel the ground beneath me.

I stood content in conversation and out.

I let my eyes wander and observe the room while my head pondered.

I sought out my people for a hug.

I stood tall.

I jumped at helping with a repetitive task.

I was found and loved by a girly I adore.

I spoke with a dancing smile and a laugh at myself.

I noticed people.

I chose to believe and act like it and fight for it.

I stretched myself.

I re-learned flexibility, changing lesson plans, and making it work.

I couldn’t help but be excited and know that this was the overflow of being in my element

all because of God’s amazing grace that flows down and covers me

oh! and I stored away a few quotes to bring along for another day from an amazing sermon:

The greatest destroyer of my future is dwelling on the past. Move forward. Begin again. Let go.”

Power is the ability to walk away from something you desire to protect something that you love.”

“We will never possess what we are unwilling to pursue.”

“We can’t receive the abundance God has for us if we keep staying in the pig’s pen.”

“A righteous man or woman may fall seven times, but you gotta get back up.”

i throw my hands up in the air sometimes

sometimes i need a little dance in my life.

god meets my heart there. reminding me to throw my hands up in the air for Him. to let go of my worries and let go of my anxious heart.  to embrace and celebrate the life He’s given. to take hold and cling to Him. to fight for it while believing Him for what’s to come. believing He has it all worked out.

trusting Him.

(and being excited for today instead of terrified!)

p.s. this song may have been on repeat all saturday….playcount somewhere over 50 😉 plus, there’s a fun god-story with how i heard it at spin class in the morning and the lyrics above caught me but thought i wouldn’t ever find it except of course a friend happened to post a video with it…love it!