Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book Review

Come to the Family Table: Slowing Down to Enjoy Food, Each Other, and Jesus

I found it boring. I couldn't stick with it sadly. I read the first three chapters and skimmed some till the end,  It's just a topic I have heard and read other books on. It's a good concept but I don't think there was enough there to write a whole book on and make it memorable. I did however, enjoy some of the subject matter. I believe family meals are incredibly important. I felt the premise of making the food together, eating it together, and cleaning up together exhausting and would better love just the concept of sitting down with family and talking.  They call it eating "slow food" instead of rushing to eat and not enjoying each others company. Like I said, I do love the concepts in this book but felt there wasn't enough meat in what was written.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snaps of the last two years


Thursday, November 6, 2014

A road in China

A couple years ago, it was December. And I was traveling through China. First,  you have to know, that Asia in the Winter is incredibly magical.
Every time I go there, its amazing. Asia is so different from here. It causes you to think first of your surroundings rather than always accepting them. Asia always changes me. Please visit if you ever have the chance!

That year I really embraced my singleness. I traveled to Spain, China, and Indonesia in the span of a year, I said yes to everything.  So I found myself, in December, riding to the airport on a long 2 hour stretch to the airport, listening to worship songs, while mountains flashed into view of the van I was in. I felt such power then. I knew God was doing big things. It was enough of a moment for me to remember it years later.

Because my husband has a similar story.

Almost a year later, I was riding with my then boyfriend on that same stretch of roads in China and he was having the "I know without a doubt that I love her" moment, while I slept on his shoulder.

I love the symmetry of God. I love how he shows us moments in life, even before they have fully been lived out.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Life happens in simple ways. Things get my attention sometimes, that anybody else would look at as completely commonplace.

Once I started crying uncontrollably because I saw an older one armed man dancing with his wife in front of this huge crowd and band who were playing fun country music. What made me cry was the look on his face. Complete bliss. Complete wholeness. I was jealous of him, because he had a careless joy about him that I loved and found attractive. I wanted to have that too.

This morning I was getting into my car and looked over to see this tall guy in khakis walking to his car too, carrying his bible the way Billy Graham would. It was precious. People don't often get up to go to church early anymore. And I felt so proud of this dude. It was so good.

I guess what I am trying to express is, peoples imperfections and just the simple way they live should be enough for us. I struggle, sometimes hugely, with perfectionism. It can almost be disease like. But to break out of that is so free.  I know God looks at us the way I saw the one armed man and the dude in khakis. Our simplicity makes us beautiful.

I want to dance like that man. I want to carry my bible like that dude. Free.

Monday, April 7, 2014