Tuesday, May 20, 2014

life is amazing

I'm sitting in my bedroom with my windows open, listening to the birds chirping and the wind blowing the leaves in the trees, thinking about random things that make my life so amazing.

Like, I think it's amazing that God made me with senses, and created the world to touch those senses. He could have just made me as an existing blob, eeking out an existence in formless surroundings. But instead He gave me: eyes to see dazzling sunsets, brilliant flowers, and every unique human being; ears to hear birds singing, fire crackling, and people's voices; skin to feel soft breezes, furry animals, and grass beneath my feet; a mouth to taste fresh veggies, spicy tacos, and sweet cookies; a nose to smell buttery popcorn, the freshness of post-rain weather, and wood smoke.

Something so simple can be so amazing when I really think about it!

Another thing that makes my life amazing is the people God has placed in my life. If I had the time, I would write an entire post about each of my wonderful family members and friends. They are all such a blessing to me. God could have easily put me in the "real world" (aka the world outside of my immediate family) and lead me to people who pretend to be friends but don't really care about anyone. But, by His grace He blessed me with friends who genuinely care and want to walk through life with me. If you are my friend, know that I appreciate you very much! :)

And I can't forget about the amazing fact that Jesus is my Savior, God is my Father, and the Holy Spirit is my Helper. I get to have a relationship with the Creator of the universe, and He wants to use me to share Him and His love with others. He could have saved me, forgiven my sins, then left me to figure everything else out on my own. But instead He chose to live in me, guide me, and work in me to change me for His glory. I could write page after page of all the things God has done for me since He saved me. I would be completely lost if it weren't for Jesus. He is awesome!

Isn't life amazing?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


One week ago today, I said goodbye to one of my best friends, Thomasson. I won't get to see her until September. Why? Because she's working with A Christian Ministry In The National Parks, in Wyoming, specifically in the Grand Tetons. She will be reaching out to people in the park and sharing Christ with them. It's such an exciting opportunity for her! :)

I already miss her very much. We lived in the same house for 8 months, and during that time we became like sisters to each other. She is an amazing young woman, and I am so glad I got to know her. Here are some of the things I most enjoyed doing with Thomasson, and that I miss the most.

  • cooking and eating dinner together
  • going for walks in our bare feet
  • sharing gluten-free goodies
  • brushing our teeth and making faces in the mirror before bed
  • making green smoothies in the morning
  • staying up late talking

 I love you, sweet friend, and I look forward to hearing all that God does in and through you in Wyoming! :)