talitha koum

Ephesians 2:1-7

"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you
used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of
the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are
disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the
cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the
rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us
alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace
you have been saved. And God raised up with Christ and seated us with Him
in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he
might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness
to us in Christ Jesus.”

First, time goes way too slow. Then way too fast. Time is perfect. Perfect timing.

First, time goes way too slow. Then way too fast. Time is perfect. Perfect timing.

Jer and I painted a claybox <3 What should we put in it? #love #pottery #colorcoordinationskills

Jer and I painted a claybox <3 What should we put in it? #love #pottery #colorcoordinationskills

I wish there was a website called “The Choice God Wants You To Make” that just told me what to choose in each situation…

Of course, the Bible is my standard and my sword, but sometimes it’s still
unclear to me what the best choice is. God’s plan can’t be googled.

New night, new cleaning insomnia

Except not actually insomnia. I can fall asleep so easily, it’s actually
pretty ridiculous. This time, the kitchen. It’s still not completely
deep-cleaned, but it’s 3am, and therefore time to sleep. Or eat whole grain

Milder cleaning at 3:12am

On to boiling eggs for tomorrow, which is in 3 hours and 45 minutes. I
should probably shower but it will ruin the white finish of the tub. I
think I might be crazy. I feel great, though!

deep cleaning at 2:37am

The bathroom looks spotless. If only everyone’s toiletries were black and
white themed, that would be the cherry on top…

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves
receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of
Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed,
it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your
comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we
suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you
share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

1 John 3:1

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called
children of God! And that is what we are!

I feel strangely hurt and shaken by Robin Williams’s death.

He was supposed to be a role model for us kids. A lot of his movies were
about persevering and defeating the odds, never giving up, and fighting the
norm. He wasn’t a disciple by any means, but he honestly was someone I
looked up to for the majority of my life as a fellow actor and creative
mind. I’m not one to get hugely emotional about celebrity deaths, but this
one rocks me for some reason. I empathize; I’ve been in that moment more
than once, believing for a multitude of reasons that the world would be a
better place without me. I empathize; I’ve been in that moment more than
once, where my hands moved to deliver irreversible self-justice. It’s not a
matter of invalid reasons, it’s just a matter of anger and hurt. Those
weren’t just characters he played, they were lifesavers in a lot of ways.
And yet the same man who saved the lives of others didn’t do the same for

I have so much to say but can’t find the right words.

Beautiful African Violets from Katie Leap &lt;3 #21

Beautiful African Violets from Katie Leap <3 #21

Celebrating 21 years of being alive, T-minus 1 hour and 48 minutes
That moment when you know you just really need to pray…

and eat some breakfast. Goodbye, computer.