what following Jesus looks like for me, in my life, in a potential career path, in daily interactions, in habits, in desires, in choices. also that knowing truth and speaking truth requires boldness and does not always make friends.
what i’m loving:
that it's fall. it's fall it's fall it's fall. also being done with homework for, what i can tell, the rest of my life... (insert praise emoji ;)) guys, i'm actually quite glad the school part of my life is done. of course there are things i miss, but school is all i've known up to this point, so. it's pretty bomb.
what i’m reading:
dabbling in hosting the presence by bill johnson, lent to me by my friend lauren, and your beautiful purpose by susie larson, lent to me by my friend alyssa. cool friends, huh? also psalms and romans.
fun fact: hosting the presence inspired my posts about the gospel because of how it made me think.
what i’m listening to:
my mom telling me i need to pray. you guys, my prayer life has been kinda dry and not so hopeful these days (guhh, not good) and when my mom asked me if i had been praying about this job interview i had yesterday, and i said "no," she got mad at me ha and said, "alexi! He's all we have goin for us!" so i prayed about it. and will continue to pray about it. thanks, mom. reminds me of something holland said this summer that i still think about. she said, "prayer isn't an option."
...also, i'm listening to john mark nelson's music and john mark and sarah mcmillan's EP (every song has me like "daaaannnngg") ...on repeat! guess i like the john marks, hah! actually, john mark comer is my favorite pastor and my dad's name is jon mark, so go figure..
what i’m writing:
well, you kind of already know if you read this blog. but you may have noticed i've been writing a lot more about big life-purpose, what-am-i-doing-on-earth-what-do-i-believe kind of posts lately, which i guess greatly reflects my thought life these days.
what i'm noticing:
i was so much more in the habit of gratitude when i was happier with the state of my life and where i was at (when i was at school). i didn't think i was one of those people who only thanked God when i'm satisfied with where i'm at. i don't like that. that needs to change.
what i'm feeling:
what a difficult question to answer! i feel like it changes all the time. right now? hopeful. potentially, there are exciting things in the works!
what i'm bookmarking:
okay so this is gonna sound corny but i'd say i'm bookmarking moments (: i know, sooo corny. but really! last night i ate dinner at my aunt tia's with my cousins and aunt wendy and it made me the happiest. i like to hold onto things that happen like that.
where i am right now:
can ya guess?! ...the new spyhouse... with emily. haha. i'm serious, we should just pitch a tent in the back. i'd be a lot easier (; the barista today was like "what's up?" and i was like, "are you starting to recognize us?" and he said, "yeah, you guys are here all the time! ...i don't say 'what's up' to just anyone!" (: we love it.