Friday, December 30, 2011

mobile



So inspired by this mobile!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

collarless

Fashion trend that I'm slightly obsessed with: collarless jackets. I have one from J Crew (that I'm wearing right now!) that I absolutely adore. I'm on the hunt for one in black. This one from Asos took my breath away, but is sold out in my size.



I think the collarless neckline is SO effortlessly chic and really pulls an outfit together. Plus, it provides the perfect backdrop to highlight a brightly patterned scarf, my favorite accessory choice ever.

Monday, December 5, 2011

wait

I will wait for you, Lord.

Even though it's hard, even though I hate the waiting period.

Psalm 130:6 "My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning."

I'm waiting because I know it will be worth it.

I'm not going to cheapen it with any of my ignorant interruptions. I will let it play out in your hands, according to how you've planned it.

Now this is not the same as giving up-no, this is an act of surrender. This is an act of faith, of hope and trust in you. I am a living sacrifice; may I be a pleasing aroma to you. This is my life as an offering to you, and it's not without trepidation and anxiety that I turn this over to your hands. Obedience takes sacrifice.

Psalm 27:7-8:
Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!
You have said, "Seek my face."My heart says to you,
"Your face, LORD, do I seek."

PS-God, please don't let me down.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

hopeless

Sometimes I just feel so overtaken by the rawness of the pain in the world. So much suffering.

I guess that's the curse of having so much empathy. It is a wonderful blessing to be able to offer encouragement and support to hurting people on a level that is deeper than what most others can reach. But it's also so hard when the only thing you can do for someone is watch and pray.

I am so thankful for Jesus Christ, and the hope he gives me when I feel like I cannot take one more second of this wretched life. When my heart is about to burst and my soul feels too heavy to move. The only thing that can combat hopelessness is surrender. The moments where I am convinced that the darkness hasn't won over the light are when I get to sit and offer my life as a living sacrifice to the living God that is real and hasn't given up on me or on anyone else.

I wish I could sit at His feet and worship Him all day.

Ps 16:11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Being with Him is the easy part; He offers rest and relief to the burdened. Being in the world is the tough part.

Friday, December 2, 2011

take

  1. Take my life, and let it be
    Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
    Take my moments and my days,
    Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
    Let them flow in ceaseless praise.


  2. Take my hands, and let them move
    At the impulse of Thy love;
    Take my feet and let them be
    Swift and beautiful for Thee,
    Swift and beautiful for Thee.


  3. Take my voice, and let me sing
    Always, only, for my King;
    Take my lips, and let them be
    Filled with messages from Thee,
    Filled with messages from Thee.


  4. Take my silver and my gold;
    Not a mite would I withhold;
    Take my intellect, and use
    Every power as Thou shalt choose,
    Every power as Thou shalt choose.


  5. Take my will, and make it Thine;
    It shall be no longer mine.
    Take my heart; it is Thine own;
    It shall be Thy royal throne,
    It shall be Thy royal throne.


  6. Take my love; my Lord, I pour
    At Thy feet its treasure-store.
    Take myself, and I will be
    Ever, only, all for Thee,
    Ever, only, all for Thee.


Here am I. Lord, send me. Take my life, it's all for Thee.