>It's not a fun process. It's not easy, not painless. But it's totally necessary. Just like Peter, we must be "sifted like wheat" in order to solidify our oneness with the Father.The Lord doesn't let us go through hard times to punish us, as many have been taught. He loves us, and just like a … Continue reading >Being sifted as wheat
>I feel like more often than not in the past few weeks I've been at the end of my rope with this separation. Let me tell you, though, that I am not looking for a pity party or sympathy. I share this with you so I can continue to be transparent and real. Most of … Continue reading >Growing weary.
>Disclaimer: I haven't completely been eating clean and going 100% green.. but I thought it was a clever title. 😉 I've really been getting into eating more fruits and veggies lately, and I crave them. I find that I don't even crave a Big Mac and fries anymore. The thought of fast food (with the … Continue reading >Eating clean and going green.
>1. God is who He says He is.2. I am who God says I am.3. God can do what He says He can do.4. I can do all things through Christ.5. God's Word is alive and active in me.Those are from Believing God by Beth Moore.6. Sorrow may last for the night, but joy comes … Continue reading >truths to cling to
>what does the word "embrace" mean? i think it means something more than acceptance or tolerance. something more like a willingness to adapt and even enjoy the changes that come our way.over the past few days, specifically the last eight hours, i have felt like i've been embracing my life. and learning how to deal … Continue reading >embracing life
>i write to you this morning from my kitchen table as i enjoy a homemade iced coffee and a piece (or two or three) of great harvest's apple cinnamon crunch bread. i have already talked to my sweetheart, been to body pump (thanks to megan for keeping me accountable!) and showered/prepared for the day. and … Continue reading >my life without a tv and other things
>Jesus, do something new in meIt’s not that I don’t love You anymoreI just feel emptyJesus, I’m tired of spending timeOn things that may appear to be for YouBut they define meRestore to me the joy of my salvationThe genuine elation I found when I found YouRestore to me a passion for what’s holyA longing … Continue reading >i feel like kristi northup wrote this for me
>i'm glad this week is almost over. i've made a complete 180* turn-around in my attitude. last saturday i slept for a good portion of the day and felt sorry for myself that i was here and he was there. this saturday i got up, went to the farmer's market downtown (i really love peoria, … Continue reading >strange week
>i'm sitting in the nice air-conditioning watching my sun tea brew. i can't wait to take a sip! i love how it's still warm even after putting tons of ice cubes in it. mmm.i had a nice time in normal. yesterday was hotter than hades, but we found everything they needed for addy's barnyard animal … Continue reading >sun tea weather
>ok, so i'm not up that early, but i have been getting up anywhere from 6-7 am this week. aaron calls me on skype around that time, because it's his evening in korea. it's been refreshing, honestly, even though i'd rather sleep till 8 or 9. but it gets my day going and then i'm … Continue reading >up with the sun