If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


the day is starting with colorful thank you notes.

gratitude and color-

the perfect recipe for a good day. 

Monday, June 18, 2012


dear Greg,

thanks for helping me move our new dresser last night
[with very little warning, and very little help from me].
i'm amazed at how strong you are,
and so grateful you used that strength last night to make sure I didn't get hurt.
i'm so grateful for how smart and funny and ridiculous you are,
but none of that compares with how grateful I am
that you love me,
and that you love Jesus. 

I can't wait to marry you. 


this has been particularly meaningful lately:

Then I will make up to you for the years
that the swarming locust has eaten...
Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
And that I am the Lord your God
And there is no other;
And my people will never be put to shame.

Joel 2:25,27

Friday, June 1, 2012


hello June.

this summer has been an interesting mix.

there has been pain
in losing someone I love.

there has been joy in bringing in new sofas,
much loved paintings,
and tools for our new life together
into our first apartment. 

i have pain and i have joy,
as is so often the case in this complex and beautiful life,
and again, this verse directs me to the one who walks with me through this.

For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, 
so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:5

my guess is that for the rest of this summer,
I'll need that verse,
and I'll need Jesus.
[ok, that's not a guess.]

i'm confident that no matter what the suffering, what the pain,
what the joy, what the excitement or the stress is
Christ's comfort will be mine,
even when I don't feel better.