I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
Tonight's sermon at Midtown was incredible, as usual. I have really been thinking of what it means to find significance in life lately and this is just what I need. Soloman had EVERYTHING and he studied, trying to find what is worthwhile. He found nothing under the sun that can fill the void we have in our souls. All I could think was "Thank you, Jesus'. If I didn't have Him loving me perfectly, walking with me, sharing with me, I would have nothing to live for. This life is meaningless without Jesus. Thank God for Him!!
Saturday night I saw Sigur Ros in Raleigh. It was one of the most incredible and unique concerts I've ever been to. They're the most inspiring band. Even though I can't understand the words, I left with so much emotion. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to see them perform. Now to go to Iceland!
photos by my sister, Olivia
Can you tell I'm obsessed with this shirt? It's really the best.
Just for the heck of it, here's probably one of my most favorite songs of all time. Prepare to cry your eyes out at the beauty of it.
If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
I am probably going to repeat this outfit all over the place. Y'all may have realized how much I love denim shirts. So when I found this one at Anthropologie, I went a little insane. It feels like a t-shirt, yet looks so much more unique. It would be an understatement to say I am a little obsessed.
And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.
Lately there's just been so much to do! But I love it. I love being busy. I love thinking about what I have to do next. I think I am finally getting into my element and figuring out what I actually enjoy doing. As a senior in college, I think it's about time.
I bought some birkenstocks a few weeks ago and I am in love. They're so comfortable and much cuter than chacos (don't worry, I have some of those, too). I am so thankful comfortable, supportive shoes are coming back in style.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Just ordered this baby on vinyl. If you haven't noticed, I get into serious music moods. They can range from a day to a year with lots of little mini-moods in between. Right now this album is really pulling on my heartstrings. It was the first album I heard from The Black Keys way back when and though I hate to choose a favorite, I think this one might be it. No...I really don't want to choose a favorite. But I do really love this album. My favorite tracks are Psychotic Girl and Oceans & Streams. These guys are so talented. I was fortunate enough to see them twice this summer and I wish I could do it all over again. An incredible concert. Please check this album out when you get the chance. I can't wait to hear it on vinyl.
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Hi everyone. I've really been a terrible blogger lately, and for that I apologize. I hope to finally get back in the groove this week, but I'm not making any promises. I really have missed blogging, though! My poor little blog has been so neglected. Well...now that my little pity party is over, I guess I can fill you in on what has been going on in my life.
Here is a very brief overview. Though I haven't decided if I should focus on the external or the internal, I guess I will give you a little bit of both. (DISCLAIMER--PREPARE FOR VERY STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS, COFFEE DRIVEN WORDS) Beginning with external--Now that rush is over, I've been starting up with my second to last semester of college. Terrifying, I know. Amazing how after every summer I miraculously forget how to keep up with homework. So I've been reading like a maniac the last 72 hours. Or trying to. I've begun interning at an awesome organization which has been enlightening. A little glimpse of post-grad life, one might say. Which is also terrifying. I am beginning work as the Photo Editor of our school magazine, Garnet and Black, which has been nothing but exciting and inspiring. I love looking up photo inspiration. Bullett magazine still has my heart. And for Labor Day Weekend I went to the beach with my family, bittersweet without my Gaga, but she gave us an absolutely perfect day out on the Cape on Saturday (see above).
internal--I don't even know what to say and what to leave out. The Lord has been rocking my world. Showing me how I need to forgive as He has forgiven me. And I am learning every day that He has forgiven me for a TON. I am so quick to get distracted, to have obsessions over rock stars or television shows. And I am so slow to show other people grace. That is so wrong. I am no better than anyone else, why should I think someone is less deserving of grace....but here's the thing, none of us DESERVE grace. It is a gift freely given. I don't deserve it, no one does. But I have been shown more grace than I could ever comprehend, so why is it so hard to show it to others? He is what is better. I need to choose Him and I am learning even more that choosing Him is a recurring thing moment-by-moment.
I don't know if this made any sense at all. I apologize for these spewed thoughts. Here is a little outfit post for you, FINALLY.
photos by my sister, Olivia
shoes--Pour La Victoire
Have a great Tuesday. I can only hope your mind is a little calmer than mine.