Saturday, May 07, 2016

2016, can you slow down?!

Since my last post, life has been a little bit crazy.  I was blessed to go home and witness the wedding of one of my very good friends.  It was a whirlwind weekend made even better by the gruesome fact that I had salmonella poisoning.  Let me tell you, if you've never had it, you don't want it.  I didn't let that slow me down a whole lot, and in the 60 hours I was home, I had breakfast and lunch (though i didn't actually eat much due to good ol' sal) with my brother, spent a few hours with another friend from elementary/middle/high school, had dinner and ice cream with my family, visited my favorite coffee shop in Erie, met Brian's wonderful fiance and had a game night, went to the wedding, hung out with my family again, watched (more like slept through) a movie, went to church, and out to lunch with my pastor and his wife.  Those events sandwiched between two ten hour drives made for a sleepy Monday.

All of that happened, and then suddenly, it was May.  That blew my mind a little bit because I'm fairly certain we just rang in the new year about 2 1/2 weeks ago.  I blinked again and we're already a fourth of the way through May.  Time doesn't always make sense to me.  Why do minutes in the morning go so much faster than minutes at the end of the school day?  Why is our perception of time so incredibly different.  Why when we're children do we dread the long years of adulthood, and then in our late twenties try to slow the clock to keep hold on our youth?  The seconds are the same.  We change.

The lovely bride and groom on their beautiful day

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Letting Light Shine

I started this blog a life ago, and I stopped updating it about a life ago.  Over three years ago really.  I considered throwing this whole thing away and starting over, but this is my life, and I think it's best to keep it all together.
So, where am I now?  Well, out of college, stepping toward the career I want, and living my life as best I can for Christ and others.  I can't tell you how many times I've failed, but I'm thankful I have a God who forgives.  As far as my last post, I found exactly what I was looking for.  An amazing church full of people who love God and each other.
For now I'm working to be a jar of clay that reveals the treasure we have is Christ, and that the surpassing power belongs to Him and not to me.  Living to show sin is terrible, God's love is ultimate, and living for God's glory is always the right choice.  Loving others to show them my love is a choice that isn't dependent on their choices or actions.  I love Christ because He first loved me, and I love others because He loves them more.