Good morning friends. Today I am feeling encouraged and inspired and I wanted to pass that along to you.
- I am guest posting over at In the Pink and Green today talking marriage with the super sweet, Jane. I love being able to talk with friends about a Christ centered marriage since that is what we attribute our flourishing marriage to.
- This past weekend I received a message from a high school classmate who expressed her gratitude for me making her feel welcome and comfortable after moving to Texas her junior year. My heart was so full reading that message. No I am not tooting my own horn but I did want to share this experience because it was incredibly humbling. I do pride myself in being a friend, I feel like I must uphold Ruth in the bible for being a true friend and companion. Looking back I would have never know that my friend was having trouble adjusting and that people had been rude and unwelcoming. I never knew a smile and girl talk could make such an impact. And I am so thankful she shared this with me. I pray that I can still make an impact or change someones outlook on life whether it be through a blog post, a quick conversation over email or a hug. Thank you for the message, you know who you are :-)
- The past couple of weeks I have also reconnected with one of my YoungLife leaders from high school. I am at such a growth stage in my walk with the Lord and I know I can't do it alone. I am so thankful that Marri and I have connected because she is such an encouragement and motivation for me. I wanted to share something she told me on Monday. She said she hears people say "Yes I am a Christian" but that they don’t know the God they love. It's like saying "I love Taylor Swift"... I know about her... but I don’t know her.. That statement sat with me and I have been praying for a deeper relationship with the Lord. I want to know Him and love Him the way He knows and loves me. Marri you are a blessing to me!
- One more thing...I started reading the book called Dream Big by my very own bloggy friend, Heather Boersma. It is a 30 day devotional that helps us discover God's dream for the world and for each of us individually. It is so beautifully written, I can't wait to see what the Lord will teach me through this book.
How are you feeling encouraged this week? What gives you inspiration?