“As well as strong
And use my head alongside my heart
So take my flesh
And fix my eyes
A tethered mind freed from the lies.”
“God’s word just amazes me. What if we actually believed in who God says He is and walked it out. We would live radical lives partnering with God. Our culture tells us we have to get a degree, get a decent job, be married and have a family…why live the ordinary when you can live an extraordinary life! A life full of faith filled adventures of seeing the sick healed, the dead raised, the redeeming power of Jesus, and much more. It’s an upside down kingdom and Jesus is coming back soon! I would rather be nameless and faceless in this world and be a faithful servant when I stare into the eyes of Jesus! I don’t want to sit on the sidelines. I will go! and do it without credentials!!”
Written by a woman whose passion is ready to burst at the feet of the Lord.
as the sun somewhat settles on the Alaskan horizon this is when I become inspired by the quiet beauty. this state always seems to bring the very best and worst out of me. this state forces me to think, when the night is soft and the days are slow.
the day after arriving in homer I purchased a new journal, I had fully filled my last one in Africa and was in need of another writers canvas.
as my friend Samantha and I were walking through and through the shops and store fronts on the homer spit, we found a new little shop. new shops are few and fare between in this eclectic town so we hopped in and explored.
now this journal does not meet any of the standards I have for my usual choice of writing material. I usually go for the tight binding and faint lines and this one is totally different. instead it has the spiral binding and no lines.
I saw it and new it held the pages that would hold all my new hopes, tears and prayers. my favorite part of the cover is of course the ship and that it’s a simple brown. i loved knowing that the hardback cover was actually originally an old book cover from 1962 called, “Pilgrim Courage” by William Bradford. the first bit of the journal has the table of contents and the introduction.
my love for the salty sea obviously reaches more than just my tan, it wrapped around my heart and soul.
well…there she blow’s, perfectly fitted beside the homer harbor.
Fourth of July is right around the corner and all I want is fireworks, except Alaska never gets dark. This is a sad reality for this firework fan.
Though I usually do not participate in the recent trend of the “throwback thursday” – I thought – fortunately this is a good time to use the term in my slacking favor. Considering I’ve only started on the Bonnaroo updates last night it’s time to keep you up to date. The first and most exciting detail to share about my road trip to Tennessee is the list of all the amazing bands you (meaning I) ever did see.
The Dirty Guv’nahs
The Lonely Forest
The Kooks (Tyler O’Laskey you were greatly missed in this moment)
Two Door Cinema Club
The Avett Brothers
Foster The People
The Devil Makes Three
The Temper Trap
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Superjam Feat. The Roots and D’ Angelo
The Fruit Bats
Blind Pilot (second show)
City and Colour
The Beach Boys
The Civil Wars
I had numerous moments that I never want to forget while watching these shows. My very favorite was The Civil Wars. During this show I cried, recorded as much as I could and got as close to the stage as possible. This music is frequently the remedy to my soul. My second favorite was Blind Pilot, thirdly Bon Iver, fourth place was given to needtobreathe and fifth goes to The Avett Brothers. Seeing so much talent and listening to so many of my favorite songs was a blessing and I am so thankful I had the chance to go. A group of 8 of us camped on the grounds with over 80,000 people to all be musically filled and that is exactly what we did.
Now I’m in need of some serious packing for my last Hoorah’ of the summer. In the morning my parents and I are heading to Homer, Alaska to visit my grandparents. This is a trip I take every other summer and I couldn’t be more excited to continue the tradition.
Can’t believe this is tomorrow.
As I spend time in Lakeland, this town is becoming more like home to me. Lakeland could never replace Bradenton in my heart but this place is feeling more and more safe to me. Another way the Lord shows me … Continue reading
Spending time in Lakeland this week before heading to Alaska Friday. Today a few of us from the Zambia team got together to film interviews for the next video so stay tuned for a second version!