Without any ado…
*realizes that may be rather rude and abrupt and runs back to apologize*
*awkwardly explains that every. single. month. goes by so fast and is full of amazing things, but saying that in every. single. one. of these posts gets repetitive, and isn’t saying nothing better than being boring?*
*smiles and waves and runs off again*
- enjoying garden veggies
- being at my church’s youth retreat!!!
- writing more poetry
- making a “volcano” in the sandbox with my youngest sister
- making music videos with another sister
- getting some exciting news (coming to you soon!!) about my writing
- making pickles with sisters + my grandma
- eating aforementioned pickles
- chatting with friends
- canoeing for the first time
What I’ve been reading
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
“… he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same…”
This book is so well written, but incredibly devastating. Don’t read it if you don’t want to hurt.
Beholding and Becoming – Ruth Chou Simons
“In the everyday mistakes or in the failures of a lifetime, God calls us out of hiding and pays the price for our freedom. We can stop fearing failure. Our regrets, mishaps, and mess-ups are no longer the final word over our lives. Jesus victory on the cross is.”
I love this book! Both the words and the artwork are so beautiful.
Devotedly – Valerie Elliot Shepard
“It is lost, I said to myself this morning. ‘Lost?’ said the Father. ‘Yes, lost,’ said I. ‘But I thought you had given Me those years?’ ‘Yes, Lord, I did. They were Thine.’ ‘Then they are not lost. They are kept in the heavenly storehouse. Someday thou shalt see the glory. Thou canst not see it now – thou seest only the appartent loss on earth. Thine eyes are blinded with fruitless longing. Look away to My eternal purposes.’ “ – Elisabeth Elliot
One of these days I’ll finish reading this… XD
Oh, God, let me be like that, a living challenge to others to become better for You.
Oh, Lord, let me marvel at the works of Your hands, but let me not desire them above You.
The excellency of the power is of God, not us. He will shine through my brokenness to point others to the light of His glory. Oh, God, thank you for using broken souls. Help me shed the shackles of yesterday’s self and walk in freedom.
Your turn! What were you reading/thinking/doing this August?