Huge fan of pinky promises, pretty type & witty remarks.
Heading back to the upstate for a lot of fun things for the next 10 days, but had to take one last walk to my favorite spot before I left. Glad it will still look just like this when I get home. #nofilter
NEW: mercies, home + sunrise perch. Grateful.
The last couple weeks have been nothing short of crazy, but so grateful for these people, who mean the world to me, sending me off and settling me in with all the love I could ever ask for! Here’s to all the hard work and challenges ahead, with this team in my corner, I know it’s gonna be great.
What a blessing it is to have a place so hard to leave. @gracechurchsc has been nothing short of “home” these past five years, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t teary about tonight being my last time there for a while. So much growth. So much challenge. SO many friends that are like family. I will forever be able to point to Grace Church DT as the place where I learned I could look back and see that He is faithful, but I’ve been taught to look ahead too. I know now He’s able to do more than I ask or imagine. So here’s to a new wave of challenge and getting to be a part of taking what I have here to Charleston with my @thegracecity friends. What perfect timing it all is, He really is never late.
It’s been a pretty crazy week to say the least! On October 21 I’m moving to Charleston to start at an amazing Digital Agency in downtown Charleston! As bittersweet as it is to leave my hometown with my family, friends, OOBE and church community, I’m so excited to take this opportunity the Lord so clearly created for me. I’m excited to learn a ton, be challenged and work hard.
Please send all your prayers, Charleston activity and restaurant recommendations, and friend dates my way!
Still in shock and so deeply grateful. Great things He has done.
Today we got to celebrate @scout_clark getting baptized!!! My heart is so full having this group back together even for a couple of hours. So grateful for all the Lord has done in our lives and getting to re-live college vicariously through them :)
Can't let today end without wishing my @larowra the happiest of birthdays! Reminded today by looking at your face in all 100+ photos of us together my iPhone suggested for this post that we have gotten to walk through a lot together these past few years! Here's to another exciting year of owning distant doodle brothers, making big adulting moves, and always keeping each other in the loop about the best tacos in any new city we visit. I love ya!
This summer has passed me by faster than I would have liked it to—as it always does. But my heart is thankful this morning because a change in season reminds me of all He's done in this one that's passing. Maybe not things I asked for and this pruning is certainly not complete, but He has been such a gracious Father.
This morning I'm continuing to fight to quiet my soul. I opened the Psalms, as I have been every day this summer, to 89 "I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the Lord." Yesterday was "I Cry Out Day and Night Before You." That juxtaposition grabbed me. Fickle hearts are not new. Longing is not new. A single day can change our hurts and hopes. But the theme I've taken from all of these Psalms is that the Lord wants to hear all of that. All of the process, all of the groaning, all of the celebration. He wants communion with you and with me.
But that is a fight. It's a fight to keep our eyes locked on Him in a world of instant gratification, jobs that take up the majority of our time and energy, service roles that require us to pour out, and as a result we forget to retreat to Him.
In this new season, I'm praying for you and for me that we would be able to direct our longings towards The One who can fulfill them. That we would make time for the God who loved so much He came and is coming again. That no temporal fulfillment would distract us from the beauty of that.
Gosh, I wish I could squish him back into that tiny body! Time flies.