suggested reading [#6]

hey friends! i know, i've been gone for a week. 
well i'm not really here for anything else except that i wanted to recommend 
a few things you should read if you have some time this weekend. 
this rainy, glorious weekend [here in san diego, anyway].

i'm sure most of you read Ashley's DIY blog? i absolutely loved this post,
called "Building a Name"... great perspective.

i loved this post because it was sort of a confirmation to lots of prayers 
i've been praying and thoughts i've been thinking lately. 
maybe God has given you a dream? 
but maybe right now is not the right season for you to pursue it, 
or for it to come to fruition? 
there's much that you can do in the meantime, 
and i just love how Heather writes it all out. 

this one had me in a full-on ugly cry.
i had just gotten home from Target where i was
scouring every last clearance rack for these particular leggings, in size 3T.
as i was searching, i was actually praying that they'd be there,
fulling realizing that God does not have to care about silly things like leggings.
and when i found them on the very last rack in the very back,
i concluded that God really does care about every little thing. 

then i read this by Ann Voskamp
who is currently in Ecuador serving on a Compassion bloggers' trip.
[all her subsequent posts have been great, too. it's not just this one]

and i realized how trivial i make my life sometimes. how small i make my world. it's my choice to see what i want to see. do i use my peripheral vision or do i just focus on the little silly things right in front of me [granted, not everything right in front of me is silly]. whether God cares about the leggings or not isn't really the question here. it's not that liking a certain pair of leggings is inherently bad, or that praying you'll find the only size 3T is wrong...

it's whether i am limiting Him by the things i care about and focus on. don't you think? He's so much bigger than my daily life usually allows room and time for. i want to see Him move mountains and do the unimaginable, incomprehensible that He planned for me before the foundations of the earth.

and i really love this post by Jon Acuff called 
usually he's pretty funny but every once in a while 
he'll throw in a morsel of wisdom in a really thoughtful and unique way. 
i like that.

have a good weekend! 
i'm sitting here listening to the rain patter against the window 
and couldn't imagine anywhere else i'd rather be 
than in my PJs [still] having a tea party with my two year old 
while watching Toy Story :)  
and seriously, the rain... i love it.

1 comment:

  1. hi! yes, i loved that jon acuff post too...it's so chiming along with what's in my heart right now. but i missed the others. i will definitely check them out. sounds like you're having a divine morning!! hugs.