The Colorful Life

As 2015 comes to an end and 2016 begins, it is shocking to me how fast it was. 2015 has been (not over yet!) an amazing year for me. It has been a year of growth. The Lord has refined my heart and shaped it in ways I never knew it could stretch. It has…

he didn’t fall through the cracks. they swallowed him.

I haven’t seen you in years. You were supposed to come back. In an ideal world, you would have come back. You would have come back, picked up your medications, and taken them religiously, as if your life depended on it. Because it does. Today, you stopped me at my tracks in the hallway. Two…

the epicacity of my 20s

Today, I had the crazy realization that it is the last day of my 20s. And this realization made my brain and heart burst. Did this happen to anyone? Please don’t misconstrue this as me being anxious about getting older. Though there are days that adult-ing can be frustrating and hard, I love everything about…

You’re Not a “Plan B” Kind of Girl

Originally posted on ASHLIN HORNE:
You deserve better than someone who is afraid to commit to you. It may seem like enough for now. You’re just taking things slow. Oh, how I know those little phrases of “one day” and “we just need time.” You believe them. And I’ve believed them. But you’re not a “Plan B” kind…

The Hangups with Father’s Day

Oh Father’s Day. Father’s Day was not always a hard time for me. But the past few years it has been. One of the beautiful things about loving Jesus is that he does not waste life. He saves it. Even before proclaiming Him as my Savior and the love of my life, he wove a…

in a neat package

Looking through my last post was fun. After that post, I had this overwhelming feeling of feeling everything. The art of eucharisteo is so beautiful. It made me see how much God cares for me and how BIG he is. How the word BIG is not even a word that will describe Him. I felt…

Eucharisteo – weekend edition

121. Seeing a mother and son walk home. She was telling him something important. And he was listening intentionally. It was beautiful. 121. This sweet hair! Love Wesley! 122. Babysitting sweet babies so their parents can have Bible Study 123. F O O D! Breakfast bar!!! Thanks Edna! You’re the greatest! 124. Realizing that missing…

111-120

111. My prayer partner being so intentional in praying for me this week (love you Lori!) 112. Coworkers who work as a team (brought it down today) 113. The power of trust 114. I have many Mexicans in my life, but I only have one Mexican hipster. I love my little bro so much. 115….

101-110

101. Friends marathons with Katie after really tough days 102. Grateful for this dinner after Tashi’s wedding a couple of weeks ago. It was a sweet time of women being transparent and laying our hearts on the table. And that sweet lady in the pink is Suzanne, our waitress that night. This night recharged our…

90-100

90. The attitude of gratitude has shaped my capacity to love. I feel everything. 91. Texts of encouragement for my sweet cousin RJ. 8500 miles can’t stop our hearts from connecting on a deeper level. Miss him everyday    92. Being accompanied on my one hour commute home by chatting on the phone with my…

78-89

78. The grace of being unaffected by the flood in Houston 79. Time to complete work at work. (This sounds silly, but paperwork is often brought home)  80. Getting to know a coworker on a deeper level as I took her home due to her car getting flooded  81. Knowing the streets of Houston well…

67-77

67. Sleeping in!   68. Finding street parking downtown when it is hard to find parking downtown.  69. Catching up with a sister who has known me the majority of our lives. She knows all the good and all the bad. And still loves me (love you, Tey!)     70. Getting really good customer service in…