I thought you might like a little peek inside a head that can’t stop spinning. I probably shouldn’t make such blanketed assumptions.
Warning: Reading This May Cause Dizziness. And Also Nausea.
~~We had our 3rd Love C-bus (Columbus, OH) Event today after church. I loved every bit of it. Stood on a street corner passing out brown bags of free healthy snacks to people who walked/drove by. We were met with some smiles, some tears, some raised eyebrows, some eyes that said thank you better than lips ever could. Jesus was right there with us. I could feel him. This part of our city desperately needs him, and I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be his hands and feet here.
~~My friend Amanda and her husband Curtis are stepping out and planting a church in the big city of Houston, TX. I’ve been praying about this for a couple months or so, and I can’t tell you what it does to my heart just thinking about it all. I love Amanda’s latest posts where she talks about how God led them to this point and hints at what’s next.
~~We both got turned upside down and all beat up by Radical and Interrupted. Radical you know, but I don’t think I’ve blogged about Interrupted. Probably because I marked it up so much I can hardly read the words anymore, and you know how overwhelmed I get when something is just so blow-my-mind amazing. I won’t promise a post about it (I’m so weary of my empty promises), but just know it rocked my world. And might rock yours too. There are 101 parallels between Jen’s (Hatmaker) life and my own. Nuts.
~~The Art Fair was a rousing success last night. I can’t wait to tell you about it. And show you pictures of me standing behind a CRAFT TABLE. The washer necklaces were a huge hit with the teenage girls, and I’m going to be selling them here on the blog once we (the girls) get some more painted.
~~I love watching my girls play soccer. Especially the two older ones who play “real” soccer (Nina is in U5 where there are no goalies and much, much swarming around the ball). I actually teared up on Friday night at one point. The game was tied 1-1, I believe, and Livi scored a goal. Ava, who was on defense, yelled, “Thank you, Livi!” at the top of her lungs, then they ran into each other’s arms. “Oh my goodness,” I thought, my throat one big ol’ lump, “they really do love each other.” It was priceless.
~~I’m really struggling with finding time for friendships lately. I feel spread really thin, and I feel super-guilty/sad about leaving some people high and dry. I know the internet has enriched my life in a zillion ways, but it has also made it very hard to give each of my friends the love and time they deserve. I don’t know what to do about this, and it hurts.
~~On a kind of unrelated note, I got my feelings hurt last night and spent quite awhile in tears. Maybe I just needed to cry, because it really wasn’t that huge of a deal, but it hurt. And the tears just flowed. I think I’m over it now.
~~I wish I had some news for you on the book/publishing front. I don’t. I’m in a holding pattern. Trying to be faithful and patient and trusting God’s perfect plan and timing. I’ve seen enough of it to know it’s so superior to mine that it’s laughable.
~~Gabe and I have some big dreams. Some of them are the same, some different. I like seeing how God meshes them together.
~~I have the itch to travel. To Cambodia. To Texas. To all the places we met people on our Zoo Trip. To all the zoos we missed. To Africa. Hmmm…
~~Do you have an itch today? Or some hurt feelings? Or a big dream? Or something you’re waiting for? Or friendships that aren’t what they were? Or a headache from reading this post? I’d love to hear about it.