Tuesday, January 26, 2010

happy tears

One of the things I love most about being a girl is our ability to connect with others emotions. When people are happy we're happy, when friends are sad we're sad. When a couple says wonderfully, sweet things and tears up while saying their wedding vows, I tear up.

Katelyn + Stephen Highlights from Rising Moon Video on Vimeo.

Thank you Rising Moon Video Productions!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Running into a wall

A wall of ideas that is. Or, maybe it's that my mind is too full of ideas. As you may have noticed, I've been writing less frequently lately. I don't think it's because there aren't topics to write about, I think it's because I've been processing and expressing my inspiration, ideas, thoughts in a different way lately.

First off, most of my energy is being spread pretty thinly across many different areas: employment opportunities, coaching volleyball, graduate school, searching for a home and wedding planning. My R&R time has diminished a bit and thus my time for thinking through and evaluating everyday life.

I enjoy each activity thoroughly, but any down time to process information has usually been passed off on others instead of being written down or internally processed first. It's not that I don't find internal processing beneficial. Thinking critically assures and convicts oneself of your thoughts, emotions, decisions, etc. before letting outside judgment dictate. I usually spread information verbally to friends and family fairly quickly, but lately the need for speed, efficiency and affirmation of thoughts, ideas and plans has increased and intensified. Thus, a step has been removed from my sequence.

I'm trying to regain this step in my life. Although time is sometimes of the essence, it's usually worth it when dealing with important, expensive or meaningful accounts.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's all the little things we share

a hug. a kiss. a fuzzy ornament. a bit of frost on the trees. a cup of hot cocoa in a monogrammed mug. a history. an ear to hear. the excitement we share. a laugh. a smile. a shoulder. a walk. a journey.

Ifind these through true friendship, a blessing halfway across the U.S.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Repost: $5 in Faith

Have you ever seen "Pay it Forward?" I haven't. But I'm guessing it's something like this:

"This Sunday morning, Keith put a $5 bill in each of our journals, and ask that we pray over this $5 bill, and ask God what He might have us each do with it...I gave it away that same day. I was getting out of my car going into my apartment, and there were three thug boys standing by the door – I knew right away that I was supposed to give it to the tall one with the hat. When I handed over the bill to him, I told him that this was his opportunity to do something better than what I’ve done with this $5 bill – to do something great with it. I don’t know what happened with him."

These are some of the words an old high school friend wrote about her opportunity to take something as small as $5 and see where God would like it to be spent/used or in this case, given away.

To read more about Shelli's experience of paying it forward visit her blog grace covered, full of hope.

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