Thursday, February 24, 2011


I heard somewhere once that "genius" is being able to put into words exactly what's floating around in your head. I'm reading "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldredge again (for you who haven't read it, you should). I remembered this passage when i got to it and I think they do a nice job of putting into words what I probably couldn't.

Page 12 "Sometimes the idea of living as a hermit appeals to all of us. No demands, no needs, no pain, no disappointments. But that is because we have been hurt, are worn out. In our heart of hearts, that place where we are most ourselves, we don't want to run away for very long. Our lives were meant to be lived with others. As echoes of the Trinity, we remember something. Made in the image of a perfect relationship, we are relational to the core of our beings and filled with a desire for transcendent purpose. We long to be an irreplaceable part of a shared adventure."

Monday, February 7, 2011


I saw and learned the most amazing thing tonight.

Before I explain, let me just say that I am by NO means the kind of girl to be softened by "baby happenings". However, tonight, while spending some much needed girl time with my nine-months "with-baby" friend, I got to see a baby move, and was proven wrong. I don't know how I've gone almost 25 years without ever witnessing this, but I have. Every now and then, in the middle of our conversation, I would see a knee (or foot or elbow) roll across her belly. She then proceeded to tell me that the baby had the hiccups. Hiccups? Really? I love it.

That's it. I just think that's amazing. It's when stuff like that happens that makes me wonder how people can not believe in God. 2 years ago I would have probably said it creeped me out, but thank goodness for growing up.