Monday, June 20, 2016

a disciple// day 2: we are one in the spirit

Last week I started going to Bible Study class at Austin's church with his family. I absolutely love it. It's exactly what my heart was yearning for.
So we read and discussed part of Philippians 2 and as always, I felt a pull on my heart strings.

In the wake of all that has happened this past week (especially in my state (Florida)--  in Orlando) I feel that this is what we need to keep remembering and telling ourselves... Love wins. Choose love. 
As Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr. once said, "Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that".

Jesus was the ultimate example of love. He humbled himself, born a man and became a servant, living a fully obedient life to God, even when that caused his death (Philippians 2: 8). A death that was for each one of us. He showed the ultimate love.

Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. (Philippians 2:2)

Choosing love isn't always the easiest thing, but look at how hate has effected us. 

This song also kept coming to mind.....
If we are all after doing what's right and loving and following Jesus, we are all in one spirit. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

look for magic

Magic was my "word" from last year. I didn't really pick one for this year, but I'm okay with that because I kind of feel like I've chosen a motto instead. 
But I still love this saying and word. So I'm going to just leave it here for inspiration for my future self.
xoxoxox kel

Thursday, June 16, 2016

cohabitation journey/journal

So Austin and I haven't been living together all that long, but the day he moved in, I decided that I needed to make note of it. It's an exciting time (and the next big thing is our wedding next month!!!)
I hope that one day we can look back on this with warmth and laughter.

Day 1: A found out that I gave away one of his paintings...... Oops. Good thin he's not tooooo mad. Just a little.... I think. But seriously, it's an ugly painting.

Day 2: Ohmygosh we have so much stuff. Everywhere. But for once, I'm not bothered by the mess and overcrowdedness (is that a word?). I'm just so happy that A lives here with me now.

Day 3: I jumped out and scared A when he got home tonight from work. I don't think I've ever seen him so scared. But hey, I gotta keep things interesting.

Day 4: We have so many f-ing plates. And cups. OHMYGOSH all the cups!!!

Day 5: Cleaning stuff up and moving things around to today to make this space "our place".

Day 6: Our place is finally coming together to look like a home! It's really awesome.

Day 11: This living together thing is tough. I feel like I'm already failing at being a good finace.

Day 14: I can't find anything. Oye vey with the poodles already.

Day 15: HE ATE THE LAST OF MY BIRTHDAY CAKE LAST NIGHT. This may be his last night alive....

Day 33: Coming home and A being there is one of my favorite all-time things. Although, taking the top of the jeep and heading to the beach on a random Wednesday is also a top favorite.

Day 46: Our conversation on the way to dinner:
Me: PUPPIES!!!! There's a sign for puppies!!! Do you see it?!? Can we stop?!?!?!
A: Why don't we stop on the way home from dinner?
Me: You think you're being clever and that I'll forget about the puppies by then. BUT I WON'T!
2 hours later
Me: Wait- we didn't stop to see the puppies!!! Can we turn around??
And that pretty much sums us up.....