Sunday, July 8, 2012


I've learned 100 words in French now, and I'm longing for France. I have no idea why, but I'm longing for the cool fog of a fall morning camping in Southern France, microwaved lasagna and peach tea for Thanksgiving dinner, wandering the streets of Paris, lost, at 2am... The chance to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower, petit dejeuner, le fromage (lactose intolerant, unfortunately), l'amuse bouche (I love to say it but I still don't know what a canape is)... I'm feeling a lot of wanderlust right now. France, maybe one day I'll see you again. And if I do, I'm for sure visiting Donostia too!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Life is a never-ending learning experience. Just when you think you know everything (right in the middle of and right after college, of course), God shows you a different way. A better plan. Sometimes I get tired of learning... A lot of the learning I do comes through my job, and it's difficult. So good, but difficult.

We're learning things in our lives, too. Learning that we don't know what the future holds and sometimes the plans we were sure would come to fruition just aren't meant to be - at least this year. So at this 2.5 year mark we reevaluate - what do we want out of life? What is God calling us to do? And sometimes our long-held dreams need to be put aside for a while to make room for the dreams God is giving us now.

I can't wait to look back 2.5 years from now, at the 5 year mark. I can't wait to see where God takes us - what is around the bend.


It sure isn't fair how much some children see in their short lifetimes. How much hurt and pain they carry around in their little hearts and minds. I want desperately to be able to help them, and I fall short every day. Only by the grace of God.

Lord have mercy.


Even though Colorado feels like it's on fire, I'm so thankful to live in this beautiful state. To take a short drive and escape all that pains me in the city. To have a view like this with the one that I love.