a dream

I had a dream that I posted a blog with all sorts of bullet points and prayers.  I don’t remember what they were but it reminded me of this little space that I’ve left dormant while I’ve been off living out adventures that haven’t been put onto paper.  I keep waiting for time to slow but I know better than that.  So, I figured, I’d take a minute or two to say hi.

Lately, I’ve been perusing pinterest and there’s a board that I’ve deemed “to fill my home with all things happy and beautiful.”  This little one has accumulated almost the most pins out of my boards–quoateable beats it by a bit.  But as I think about those fun ladies over at Squee who wrote a whole eBook on figuring out your what pinterest says about you…and no, I haven’t yet gone through it all! On my list and sitting open in my browser!  But I can’t help but be struck by how that’s so long been a core value and a priority and a longing and a desire and just part of my heart.  As I’ve said before, “I just want a home…is that too much to ask for?”  Now, I don’t mean a literal building, though that’d be nice, but it runs far deeper than that.  Home is all things safe and cozy and protected and loved and accepted and beautiful and happy.  In many ways, there’s that understated longing for heaven that we all have which plays into this; yet, too, I am ever thankful to God for the places and people in my here and now that I call home.

On that note, I think I’ll get back to all the other things I should be doing….graduate classes did start yesterday..ep!

p.s. what is one of your favorite pinterest boards?


I’ve been back 2 weeks from Greece and I’m storing up all sorts of stories for you ready to spill out onto the page…until then here’s a little 5 minute friday!


Here in this moment.  Here in this place.  The song echoes through my heart and I am still.  The echoes die down until I am aware of the power of a moment.  The moment Moses chose to walk to the burning bush.  When Joseph gave his brothers a second chance.  The way Peter walked on water.  God moves gently and powerfully in these “here” moments.  He beckons us to be ever present in the here and now.  If I find myself wandering to the past or the future too much, I’m missing out on the here.  There’s so much to be had right here in front of me.  The extra hug.  The chance to say I love you.  The opportunity to love someone well even if that looks far different than what they want.  Here….today…holds a day full of moments to be captured. What are we waiting for?


Your turn! =)