Friday, August 30, 2013

"See what had happened was..." - My engagement story

inspiration: i'm getting married!




I can't believe it!! But before I get too ahead of myself, I just want to share some pictures with the story.
(NOTE: I have a basic phone so my camera quality is ... lacking. But hoping you will look past the poor quality of some of the pictures and notice the high quality of the story that Holden and I have :))

Our story starts far before we were dating and before I even knew who Holden Hughes was.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

my piece of the puzzle

inspiration: fitting where i was meant to be placed

...of all nights, i should've been passed-out-dead-to-the-world-with-drool-on-my-pillow two hours ago.
i've worked 1-10 the last four nights (well, 2-10 on Sunday, if you want to get technical) and today, i worked 9-8.
i'm exhausted.
i have a day of plans tomorrow (with a follow-up do-nothing Saturday).
like i said, i should've been asleep two hours ago.

but i'm not.
and i believe firmly that it is because the Lord has given me words to write.
...and He actually wants me to type them out this time, not just think about them and doodle about them in my journal.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

challenged.

inspiration: reading "Kisses from Katie" and studying Colossians

today, i went back to Seacoast (Dream Center) for the first time since before i went to Africa. we started a new series called "Deeper", a study through the book of Colossians (or as Holden likes to joke: "Col-OCEANS", because the roll-in video was filmed at the beach and it's called "Deeper"...he's silly).

but it was a good sermon for me.
i'm NOT a history buff, by any means, but i always love hearing the context of the books of the Bible.

but what i learned today was it was a letter written by Paul to the church of Colossae (which i already knew), but Paul had never been there (didn't know this). The church of Colossae was started by Epaphras, who was saved during his travels to Ephesus.

but Paul was so very encouraged by the Colossians because of the way they loved one another.
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you...
-Colossians 1:3-6a