At church, there is this awesome women’s event that meets every month called Beautiful Exchange, and it has really been an amazing service. It’s a simple meeting where women get together and have some worship and a word. We have small groups, eat food and get to know each other. This is the second one I’ve been to, and I have to say, I am proud of myself. I don’t normally go to events by myself, especially only women. I have now gone to two and stayed and talked to a lot of people I don’t know. It has been fruitful and have met so many women who are eager to encourage and pray over me and my life, right there in my need. I have realized that if I want some solid women to go to and ask for prayer, then I better be transparent and honest. It is so much easier to have real friends when you are real to them. It’s humbling and hard, but God is doing a new thing. Thats all.
This past Saturday, we went to a bible study with lots of young professionals/young marrieds and it was awesome. We met at this place called the D Bar. It’s a dessert bar, and the owners actually go to the church so they opened it up before they were open to the public, and served us breakfast and let us have a bible study there. It was really generous! I think that God is moving us towards an upgrade. We are about to do some volunteering at the church and be apart of some prayer groups and my spirit just feels a bit more aligned. Patience.
Patience is what we need right now.
This week, honestly, has been really great. It hasn’t been eventful, but you know what I mean when it’s just good. We got to talk to our best friends, which is always a good day, and it makes us miss home even more. There’s not much more to do, than to trust God and be happy about it. I mean, there really is no other way and I think that is bringing me peace and interesting enough, more purpose. I’m realizing, that God has a purpose for me TODAY, that today I have a purpose, not tomorrow or in the future, but today there is purpose for me. A freeing thought. Yes, I have purpose in the future, but eventually your today becomes your future, so if I realize that I can only live one day at a time, then maybe I will understand my purpose more…?
In other news, Jacob started Apple today, and we couldn’t be happier.
This weekend WASN’T sunny.
Paying our bills felt great.
I cut my hair short for the last time before I grow it out.
I ran past 3 miles yesterday!
We’re trying to plan to come to Texas this summer!
We just realized that the west coast is only 14 hours away! Road trip!
If we could describe how we feel it would be this: (Jacob’s favorite analogy)
When an arrow is being pulled back to shoot at a target. The arrow is positioned in the exact place so that when it is let go, it will hit the target, but it is being pulled away from the target first, so it can be launched well. It’s up to the archer, though, to decide when to let go.
I hope y’all know that I write this blog, with the intention of being fully honest about our life. It may not be pretty, but I want to make sure that when I look back to these times, that I will see me. So that I can see the evidence of a good testimony. So thank you all for reading the good and the bad that have come along so far!
Next week, I feel, will be a very fun and exciting one!
In honor of the title of this post watch this amazing video that Jacob made when he was younger. You’re welcome.