in a nutshell…
Reading… I can’t say I’ve done a ton of book reading lately (by lately, I mean the last couple/few years!). I do really enjoy reading blogs, however. The ones that I most enjoy are: Gypsy Ink, Donald Miller’s Blog, and CrossFit Lisbeth. I also love reading the Gym Jones knowledge articles, and subscribe to daily meditations by Henri Nouwen. These short little email devotions have given me moments of peace before starting my day. I’m pretty sure they were written for me on exactly the day I needed to read them. Here’s today’s, just as an example.
Contemplating… It feels like everything. Taking it one moment at a time… trying to anyway.
Watching… Game of Thrones and Friday Night Lights. Thrones is good. It has definitely grown on me, although lots of nudity and violence that I’m not sure I will ever fully get used to. I love the camaraderie of it though… getting together with friends to watch in anticipation what will happen next. Friday Night Lights just makes me feel good. It is everything I could want in a TV show.
Using… My Parrot bluetooth in my car. I love that I can now listen to music from my phone, and have hands free conversations while I drive. One ticket was enough! Really though, this thing is great. Also, Instagram… best app of all time!
Eating… Crunchy Almond Butter with Flaxseed… what else?!
Loving… Being outside. Running. Music.
Embracing… That life is messy. None of us are free from it, but some of us hide our messiness better than others. I’m trying to embrace God’s love… but oh, how I fight it sometimes.
Rejecting… The voices that tell me to quit because it’s hard… seems impossible even.
Praying… For help when I can’t do it on my own. For freedom. For grace. Both for me and for others that are dear to me.