Wednesday, October 24, 2012

you glow brightest when you're broken

inspiration: "Miss Me" by Andy Grammer

while i'm not usually one for breakup songs, i will admit, i love this song and video.
i'm a huge andy grammer fan.
i love his music and his voice.
i saw him live a few months back when he opened for Gavin Degraw and he put on a great performance!!
but one of my favorite things about this music video in particular is the symbolism in the music video:
just like a glow stick (or a minion from Despicable Me)

you glow brightest when you're broken

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

loving your friends is easy...

inspiration: jack-the-lesser's sermon at theWell last night

theWell's mission is to love God. love others. be the change.
last night, Jack Hoey, III gave a powerful sermon about what it means to love others.

i thought he made some very good points last night.
and some very convicting ones

  1. in our society, we tend to equate loving others with tolerance - when we accept others, we see it as the same as loving them. and while this is very true, we must take a look at what Jesus taught about loving others. i'm not going to lie, there are people in my life that i am tolerant of. but i fail to truly get to know them on a deeper, more personal level; if i would allow myself to go beyond tolerance and love them, i would truly be loving others rather than accepting others.
  2. loving your friends is easy.
  3. loving your enemies is hard - but it will be the thing that sets us apart as Christians.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

where in the world is ... nikki?

inspiration: my blog presence has been sparse.

so, for the last few months, i've been a busy-bee.
not in a bad way, but now, i realize how far away from my blog i've gotten.
while it sounds weird: "why is she so worried about her blog?", for me, blogging = time processing God's work in my life. i've been so unintentional in taking time to 1) be in God's word and 2) processing God's work in my life, that now i feel a huge void in my life.