January 31, 2011

Look! You guys, He set the world on fire for me!

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your bones. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. ~Isaiah 58:11

January 10, 2011

it is definitely time for some Happy Thoughts.

champagne. girls night. tiny-baby holding. christmas lights. finding yourself at great heights. severely cute new shoes. reading stories with my Precious niece. swinging with my Sweetest niece. sliding with my Charming nephew. new friends. spontaneous sleepovers. favorite music at the Paramount. favorite novels snuggled in bed. holidays at my home. virginia wedding play list. surprises and prizes. laughing at old pictures. breakfast dates. fixing things. christmas cards on the mantel. cheese. haircut day. winter dusk. quiet lunches. new calendars. quilting. letting go. unexpected invitations. cleaning sticky popsicle juice off the floor. giggling. crock pot cooking. club craniums. missing teeth. storypeople. fashion fact friday. peppermint bark. feeling the pull. afternoon coffee. saturday morning dance party. really, any dance party. waves. house shoes. being heard. being loved. becoming.

January 08, 2011

Surely Eternal Optimism isn't a bad thing. Surely...

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Colossians 3:2

January 06, 2011

Don't be afraid to be yourself, even if you're unsure of who that is.

January 04, 2011

I've figured out that the things it takes guts to do are the things most worth doing. Or they're illegal. So we'll leave those off the list.

January 03, 2011

Can't stop what's coming. Can't stop what is on its way.

January 01, 2011

2011: Year of Fire

1. sometimes you have to burn things to make way for new growth
2. warm the hands of others
3. know what you'd grab if your house was on fire
4. dance like flames
5. a slow burn can spread into wildfire, and a wildfire can calm to a slow burn
6. give off light
7. this is gonna hurt
8. cook, nourish your body and soul
9. be mesmerized, watch the sparks fly
10. some days you will need to stop, drop and roll with it
11. smoke can be seen before the flame
12. burn hottest at the center
13. call for help
14. make s'mores!
15. be brave, run into fire when there is something worth saving
16. it's okay to flicker
17. drink more water
18. sit around with people you love
19. without an explosion, the shuttle couldn't get to the moon
20. Ignite! Feel the burn! Be on fire!

"And I will bring the third part through the fire, refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them"  Zechariah 13:9

2010: Year of the Jump
2009: Year of the Pancake