A funny thing happened last Saturday while the four of us were grocery shopping. Landmark was closing and we had to rush, so my husband and I had to split, him with Dawn and me with Rain.
So as I was pushing my cart through an isle of biscuits, a tall guy approached me. It would have been really creepy if he wasn’t carrying an adorable baby girl. He asked me, “Hello. Are you the one on Instagram, the one who’s selling Passion Cards?” I stared at him blankly with a dozen questions in my head, but his wife, standing behind him with their two other kids, jumped in to say “Hi, I’m Patti. I ordered some passion cards!”
The oddity of her recognizing me and Rain, and of us being in the same place at the same time was just, crazy. Good for her, she didn’t have to make a trip to the bank, she just paid me for the cards she ordered right there and then. Good for me, though it started out a bit weird, it ended up to be an affirmation that this *thing* is really going places! It reminded me that my labor is not in vain, and encouraged me to reach out and inspire more people with His Word and for His glory.
Hello, Patti, if you’re reading this. It was great meeting you, even in the weirdest of ways :)
Whew. This took long enough! Sorry about that. I suppose things like this happen when a community is growing. There’s so much we have to consider and plan just to put one gathering together! But even though the preparation is crazyyy, we’re over the moon about how God is evidently moving in this community, and how He takes care of even the smallest details we worry about. We’re like, oh no, what to do? And He’s like, relax girls, I got this!
So here we are now, our third gathering this year, and we’re sooo excited (once again) to see everyone and to meet new people and to just.. witness how God is going to blow our minds again. :) (more…)
This morning I woke up with this thought—God is good! There’s no denying it. The Lord is good. He is good, through good days and bad days, rain or shine, in every season.
I’ve been feeling a bit weak (and lethargic!) and unmotivated this week, perhaps an aftermath of last week’s virus. There’s much to be done and it’s like I’ve succumbed to a state of paralysis and all I want to do is stare into nothingness and not move. There was a lot of worrying about what to do next, and dwelling in hows and whys, and wishing that the things in my list would get done on their own.
But even through these moments of weakness I couldn’t have proven more how good He is. He’s so good it feels ridiculous sometimes. And this crazy goodness is pulling me out from my laziness and breathing strength in me and making me want to do good, too.
Whatever you’re feeling today—I hope that you don’t only know that He is good, but you also see it, feel it, experience it, taste it. Every single day. Even in the worst of days. Even when you don’t understand sometimes and you don’t see what He’s doing. God is good. Don’t ever doubt that. (more…)
There were a lot of unusual things that happened today. Like, actually resting on a Sunday, staying home, trading our Sunday best to pairs of pajamas, not working. I cooked lunch, D gave the girls a bath, we changed their diapers, fed them, sang them songs, watched Big Hiro 6, and when it was time for an afternoon nap, rubbed on their tiny feet (just one of their many weird habits) until they fell asleep—stuff that we conveniently leave to our yaya most days.
I spent some time in front of my laptop while the girls and their daddy napped, and I’m proud to report that I didn’t check my inbox or did anything related to work at all.
The four of us were feeling a bit under the weather the whole week. Some cold virus has come upon this house—first the twins, then their Daddy, and hopefully the cycle ends with me.
This day of rest did us good. (more…)
strawberries / bed / orchid / asters / ocean / hand-drawn lines
When Toni contacted me to redesign her blog, I screamed like a fan girl. Wifely Steps has been around since 2003 and I’ve looked up to her ever since I found her blog. Admittedly I was a bit scared, not wanting to screw up the design of a decade-old blog. I took it because she was too kind, and kindness is my weakness. So we started this design journey together, and that’s just how amazing she is, calling this a design “journey” and not a design “process”.
She took time to answer my design questionnaire, and wow, I never thought I’d read a design questionnaire answered the way she did, it was almost.. poetic! Her vision for her blog is very specific and I felt honored that she would even consider me to translate that dream into a blog design. (more…)