like its owner.

I’ve been concerned for a while now that I’m too obsessed with my dog. But I can’t help it that I have the coolest dog in the world. When I told all this to my friend K today, she said, “Well, you know, dogs tend to take after their owners. Just putting that out there.”

It was such a nice, undeserved compliment. A little lovely bit o’ grace. So, in honor of my supercool pup, here’s a debut picture of his face (as well as a debut of my face!) on this blog:

In other doggie news: please pray for my friend S’s family. Their young dog, Joey, died of cardiac arrest last week. :( My heart goes out to them.

it’s time.

Growing up means doing the really hard, really awkward, pretty painful, goes against your pride kind of stuff. Been intentionally not thinking of a certain person in my life for the past 6-7 months…until I came face to face with this person tonight. I quickly turned away to avoid them because I didn’t know what to do. I was in shock…but I was so ashamed of my reaction. After such a long history, did I want to behave this way? Do I want relationships like this in my life? 


I’ve been given too much grace and freedom to be afraid to face people and to hold grudges. My freedom is in Christ, isn’t it? So why am I afraid?

It’s time to grow up. Sigh. Growing up is difficult, not gonna lie….


Right now, I’m stunned at His provision. As much as I complain and worry and fret in my anxiety, He provides! It’s mid-January, yes. I hope to run with this provision this time instead of stewing around. I hope to God I will take advantage of this.

My good friend A just told me that her 2013 goal is: Praise + Prayer in Preparation for a greater Purpose.


ponds & 2013.

For those of us who are figuring out our passions,
for those of us who don’t know what we should be doing in our lives,
for those of us who are still “figuring it out”…

I came across these words of wisdom that struck me. Read, and trust. Trust your gut, and more importantly, trust God:

“You can’t figure out what you want to do from the sidelines. You need to jump into the pond and splash around to see what the water feels like. You might like that pond or it might lead to another pond, but you need to figure it out in the pond.” – Ina Garten

It’s 2013, loves — let’s go jump in some ponds.