i'm soo into this spot i'm sitting in at infinitea tea shop on barstow street... just the best cozy atmosphere today! ...i'm soo not into the classic rock music that they've got goin on loud. haha, it is makin me laugh though!
...oop, now they're playin opera! haha, spicy!
yesterday my dad texted me saying that he is thinking of me "with great affection" and i just don't think he understands how much that meant to me.
...dad also texted me something he learned in sunday school yesterday, and i want to pass it along to you: "no matter how healthy your earthly relationships are- mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend - at the end of the day, no one will fully care about you or love you personally and intimately the way your Heavenly Father does. no one thinks about you constantly as He does."
my mom tells me she's praying for me and i think, are ya kiddin me? is this real?? like, what, these are my parents??
i am thankful for cory long. one who has been consistently teaching and showing me Christ and it blesses me every day to know he's my friend! plus, he shares his swamp drink with me and that's true friendship if you ask me! (:
one day, i found myself wearing ariel's flannel and afton's scarf and i have concluded that borrowing my friend's clothes is a new love language of mine.
fall in eau claire is one of my most favorite things!
that becca zimmerman. i hope she'll forever be my friend!
to be quite honest, something deep down in my heart has been more than a little down these days.. but the LORD is so beautiful, i love what He does in the midst of brokenness or pain or discouragement! #canigetanamen?!
the other day, i was thinking about the caf and decided it's kind of profound what goes on in there.. hahh, i mean think about it! when else in your entire life do you eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner with friends (and strangers) all in the same age group like that and it's actually the place you happen to live too?! i don't know if this is making any sense, but it made sense in my head! i decided i'm pro-caf... for now. if i had another year of it, though, i'd probably change that decision..
coral calls me alexi rae. i love it so much! i love her so much.. honestly, she's like my sister.
i want to encourage you with something! the other day when i woke up, i thought i heard in my head the LORD saying, "you are so precious to me, do you know that?" and i don't know if it's an idea that i made up in my head, but i don't think it was! i think God has been showing me that, for some reason i can't figure out, i am precious to Him. gosh, it almost moves me to tears every time i think about it! i want to challenge you to think of yourself that way, too, fellow Jesus-follower.. as precious to Him.
..."since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because i love you, i will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life." (isaiah 43:4.. to israel)
one last thing: remember this... "the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life." (job 33:4) ...does that fill you with purpose or what?
today my friend luke told coral "go in peace" when she left and i like that so much! so, go in peace, friend!