Thursday, February 1, 2018

the songs of spheres recalling

I enjoy reading, it's no lie. When I find the time, I can read a thick book in a day or a whole book series in the matter of a week. I bought this book series a few years ago and they just sat upon my shelves, unread. I read Heartless in 2016. I cried. It was a good book. I picked up the second novel and didn't finish it. I had other books I was reading as well and those trumped Veiled Rose. 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Strength and Quietness

I have so many words to say, yet know not how to write it all down clearly enough for you to understand. Let me start with this. God is good. That is a saying I've come to actually enjoy, and often times than not, say it to myself. God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. And He is if you truly think about it. 

I've had some highs and lows in 2017. Nothing dramatically terrible like a lot of people seemed to think (like with politics, really, get over yourselves people :P ) happened this year. There were struggles. There were absolutely jumping (figuratively) for joy moments. There were moments when I doubted the Lord and He in turned gave me the faith to believe again. oh help my unbelief...

A friend of mine posted on Instagram her word of the year, which was faithful. I've never done a word of the year thing, but this year, I thought I'd try. Conveniently enough, I read a recent email newsletter (sent out by one of my favorite Youtubers) which contained a verse from Isaiah 30:15. Somehow, this verse stuck to me like a gnarly thorn bush does to a sweater. I had found my word(s) without even trying or meaning to. Funny how that works.

FOR THUS SAID THE LORD GOD, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL, 
"IN RETURNING AND REST YOU SHALL BE SAVED; 
IN QUIETNESS AND IN TRUST SHALL BE YOUR STRENGTH."