The life of small hands, a big heart and a burning desire to see the world know LOVE in an intimate way... And the adventures and life lessons along the way.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


The other day in class I was trying to distract myself from the topic of the week, just a simple escape from reality. I found myself daydreaming of flying to Florida, Idaho, and Colorado to see my best friends. I saw Rachel walking along the white sandy beach hand in hand with Nathan as their precious daughter slept upon her daddy's shoulder. Rachel's laugh was so warm and voluptuous, you felt drawn in to this moment to be treasured. Then I saw Casey curled up in Phillip's arms, up on this mountain that looks upon Boise. Tears were streaming down her face and at first I wanted to run to her and comfort her, but I was held back- then I realized, they were tears of joy. Joy that God is faithful, that He provides, that His plan is greater and more wonderful than ours. Then I saw Brandon standing on this rock that overlooks the Springs, his eyes filled with hope and wonder- just in awe. You see, these dear friends that I've known for years, have gone through so much heartache as well as joy. They love deeply- but it's not their own love, but rather Christ Jesus in them. While they each have their own struggles, as do we all, they are following a God who makes the impossible possible for his glory. That's when I found my self doodling this in my notes...

The beautiful journey of life begins when the fairytale ends.
The fairytale is not the best part of the story... it's what happens afterwards. The journey of life... that's what's important.
You see, in class we've been discussing death and the care of a dying patient (I'm in nursing school). Not my favorite topic especially after losing so many loved ones, but it's not anyone's favorite topic is it? But it is one that needs to be faced.
How do we live?
What is the legacy that you are leaving?
Is it about how good or bad of a person you are?
One of strength and dignity?
One of generosity or selfish greed?
Is it one of long held grudges and revenge or of great forgiveness of the unthinkable?
One of a victim or survivor?
Or is it one of selflessness?
One that shouts Gods glory?
A faithful life spent loving? 

Who is glorified in your life?

So here we are, on the Earth in places near and far. What is important to you?
Time is short and we must invest it wisely in what's important. May our hearts be turned to Abba. May we walk in love with hearts of flesh. And when we fail, may we choose to pick one another up rather than kick dirt each other.

Love always....



  1. I just love you and your heart. The older I get, I find myself longing to just be with family more and more. If I am not doing a good job ministering to them, then I feel that all others will be lacking as well. Plus, it's a full time job! ;) Enjoy this life God has blessed you with.

  2. :) So beautiful to see your family and see Christ in y'all!!