sleep deprived.

Goodness me.

This past week, I’ve had several nights of far-too-few-hours-of-sleep nights. Last night, I think I had a total of maybe three hours? That’s pretty bad for me, especially since I started the day at 6:30am and will continue nonstop til 10pm tonight.

But you know what? That’s okay.

Two songs that I’m totally feeling these days that are on completely opposite sides of the spectrum:

“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell

and

“O Heart Bereaved and Lonely” – Indelible Grace

Have a beautiful week, my friends. It’s almost May!!! (my faaaaaaaaavorite!)

my heart is full.

My life is incredibly busy these days.

I am beyond tired. My sister and I were saying that a spa day would be perfect right now, but there is no time in our schedules for one. Cray.

But as much as my life has taken an extreme and quick and crazy 180 in the past month, it is wonderful. I am thankful.

The people that I’ve met, the experiences under my belt, the joy that I’ve felt….

My heart is full. It is so, so, so full.

thoughts on technology.

I read an article today entitled “Stop Instagramming Your Life” and it hits my thoughts on technology right on the nose. I would like to be better about not Facebooking, Twittering, and Instagramming all the time. The following quotes are what struck me most:

Because community—the rich kind, the transforming kind, the valuable and difficult kind—doesn’t happen in partial truths and well-edited photo collections on Instagram. Community happens when we hear each other’s actual voices, when we enter one another’s actual homes, with actual messes, around actual tables telling stories that ramble on beyond 140 pithy characters.

But seeing the best possible, often-unrealistic, half-truth version of other peoples’ lives isn’t the only danger of the Internet. Our envy buttons also get pushed because we rarely check Facebook when we’re having our own peak experiences. We check it when we’re bored and when we’re lonely, and it intensifies that boredom and loneliness.

But that’s the Internet. The nature of it. I so easily fall prey to the seduction of other people’s partial truths and heavily filtered photos, making everything look amazing. And their amazing looking lives make me feel not amazing at all.

Let’s choose community. Let’s stop comparing. Let’s start connecting.

yes.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

“It’s okay to be unsure. But praise, praise, praise.” – Miranda July