The past few months have been full of my cup being poured into more wise more elegant more intelligent people than me. Learning life from others is beautiful. Making best friendships in a matter of days. Figuring out what it's all about. Stuffing ourselves with pounds of junk food. Developing disgusting sleep routines. Those are all just stellar bonuses. Yet, here we are breaking our bonds temporarily to embark upon new adventures. New adventures are often scary... even if they are just traveling back to a hometown. But it's time I took some of this love and life, pouring it into other amazing people. The lessons I have learned, the stories I have heard unfold, the hearts I have seen: these will be passed to others. I am undeserving of all the material blessings and beautiful souls I have witnessed for this season. I have been bathed in John 13, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
Happy summer monthing to all you tots! I am working on being wholeheartedly devoted wherever Baby J wants to place me. Trying my best in Christ to put others above my own silly selfish goals. Killing that diva attitude and investing in those placed around me. Feel free to hold me accountable in that! I am constantly in need of heart checks and community accountability.
Bands: Jenny and Tyler, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jon Foreman, Mat Kearney's new tunes, Jillian Edwards, Matthew Mayfield.
Movies: revisit the oldies. Disney classics. You've Got Mail (because 1. super springtime summer loving film 2. can't go wrong with striking up a romance between Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks 3. makes you want to build a teepee inside a corner bookstore).