Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Seeking

Lord I find You in the seeking
I seek Your face and You shine upon me
You call me Your own
Your beloved
Your precious daughter
Your little princess

You place Your robe of righteousness about my shoulders and I stand tall. I stand with head raised high, back straight and shoulders even.
Not because I am prideful, but because You have made me whole and I can boast in You.

"Look!", I say. "Look how far my Lord has brought me!"

"Look!", I say again. "Look what my Lord has seen me through!"

He has brought me through valleys and led me beside streams of flowing waters.
He has set me upon a firm foundation so that when storms come and the wind blows I will not be shaken.
I will not be moved.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Rainy Days

---from a rainy day a week or so ago

Today it is raining. No, pouring.
It is pouring so hard that I can easily imagine it's a cat or a dog running into me at full speed.

The rain soaks through the layers of my clothing and I think that this makes for an excellent weight training opportunity.

Everyone is running through the streets, some bravely forging ahead, the safety of their umbrellas be damned.

I am one of the many who braves the weather without an umbrella. I think mine wouldn't have been useful anyway. Even if I had remembered it was in the bottom of my purse.

Every seat on every bus and train is wet.

Well, that's what it seems like.

At first this was all frustrating, but as I get off the bus and the water I had wrung out of my coat soaks back in, I remember, and I laugh.

Slick skin, bathing suits, shower caps, and the warm Honduran rain, my cousins and I run around in mother nature's sprinkler.
I always wondered if I would come down with something, but Grandmother assured me these times being out in the rain wouldn't make me sick.

Inside the lobby I stand dripping, same slick skin, my coat likely ruined, my natural hair that needs no shower cap already curling in on itself from the water, and I laugh again.

It is good to remember I like the rain.

Friday, December 19, 2014


What's up folks!

I don't even know what to write! Well, I'll start with ICOM.

It was a lovely conference that I was grossly unprepared for. I forgot my business cards and despite being a Posse scholar, I didn't really understand networking until about halfway in.

I did eventually get the hang of it though, and had a stellar time getting to know people while supporting Go Missions with Alisa, my missions partner.

While at ICOM, two things stood out for me. An increased passion to see the end of human trafficking, and a need to clear up some trust issues I was having with God and finances.

In the interest of keeping things simple, here's a list of things I've been thankful for over the past month.

  • Meeting the owners of clothing company 1Body 1Spirit. We connected and they agreed to sponsor the radio show I'm starting! In return, they get sponsor promotion on the show and station, and I manage their social media accounts for them. It's been a wild ride and a crazy blast!
  • Italy: I've been staying in touch with friends in Italy through mail and skype, and it has been such an incredible blessing! They always say what I need to hear, even if it's not what I wasnt to hear ;).
  • Making new friends, reconnecting with family
  • Stepping into newfound freedom with all I've got
  • Learning where to hold on where to let go, and growing in the process
  • Starting a new radio show!

Honestly, while there are difficulties in this life of mine, I can't really complain all that much. I'd much rather focus on the happy moments.