Fall in a Postcard

“If they could only see Him for themselves…
If they could only feel His presence, His embrace…
Then they would know He’s real.”

Come Awake

Fall in Chicago is beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like it. Nathan makes fun of me for all my gasping during our car rides through town. But I just can’t help myself… Vibrant oranges, magentas and yellows burst through the dark branches and I let out an overly drawn out, “Wowie” as I grab his arm in pure amazement. He simply looks over at me and chuckles, amused by my childlike wonderment.

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Who has your Joy?

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When I went to sleep last night, I was not happy. I let someone upset me and it frustrated me that I couldn’t change them or the situation. However, when I went to sleep last night, I did have joy. There is a difference. See, although I allowed someone to bother me emotionally, I was fine spiritually because that person (and not any other person) has my joy.

Merriam-Webster’s 3rd Definition of joy isa source or cause of delight. If you look at joy from this perspective, this means that whenever someone can take away your joy, they are essentially the source of it. So, who has your joy? If it is possessed by anyone other than God, you’re in trouble.

I remember when I used to get into huge arguments with a certain person. I would be so upset afterwards that I would shut down for days at…

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Random thoughts when I should be sleeping. . . 

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(photo credit to https://leandronism.wordpress.com)

As you can deduce from the title, I should be sleeping right now. I’m lying here on my bed in a trance of thoughts of a million things other than what I want to focus on,  which is the back of my eyelids. Currently the gears in my head are churning on starting my own YouTube channel and building my first (and likely ambitious )  mobile app. For Android of course. Because ios is for wimps (just kidding!)

I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands, and so this is probably a welcome change as compared to all the loafing around I tend to do. Perhaps, some hard earned cash could come out of this, and one could only be hopeful. As the year is coming to a close, one cannot help but look back at what has gone by and contemplate the past, and future. In my esteem, I’d say that I haven’t really accomplished that much within this year; and that’s a bit of a disappointment, especially coming out of the exciting beginning that I had in January.

I’ve had my fair share of failure this year. Some of it was humbling, others heart wrenching. Still my bruised heart beats and pumps forth an optimism that next year will be a great one. I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be very important, and so I’m really looking forward to see how the cookie crumbles. In the midst of all my ambitions and plans, I’m very curious about where God’s plans for me are.

Proverbs 16:9
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

In the midst of the myriad of ideas that flow through my brain, I really want to focus this coming year on what God’s plan is. This year felt like a bunch of sitting around and waiting, but I know that things were being set into motion and soon enough, I’ll see some action. Whether or not I’d enjoy said action, well I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.