Monday, September 17, 2012


Wanna know a little secret?
I have the hardest time being content.
I am always onto somthing else.
Always "needing" something else.
Sometimes, I think that blogging and pinterest and even other peoples blogs add to that.
On a blog, everything can look perfect.
We pick the pretty and happy things to put out into the world.
And so looking at other peoples blogs, you can think, man they look happy and perfect.
If only I had {blank} like they have...then my life might be perfect too.
Lately, I have been saying yes to everything and no to nothing and have found myself completely swamped.
I felt like I had no time to just relax, clean, read a book.
So I took a day off.
Of everything.
And stayed home.
I made a list of all the things around the house I needed to catch up on.
I was through my list by noon.
Now what?
 Me and Duke took a little walk.
It was a gorgeous Fall day.
I took the camera and just snapped as we walked.
And something happened.
Time seemed to stand still for me.
I live amongst beauty and nature.
I know this.
I see it everyday.
But in seeing it everyday, I missed it too.
I was so overwhelmed with Gods amazing grace and love for us that he would surround us with His beauty.
He makes His presence so known to us everyday in the way the light comes through the trees and the way the air smells in Fall.
And I was so content.
Content with where He has put me.
Content with Him.
Just Him.
All I need is Him.
So all of this to say, I need to make more time to just walk around.
Take a breath.
And meditate on Gods amaing love for me, an unworthy sinner.
The more busy I get, the more wrapped up in this world I get.
And then I need more, want more, of what this world has to offer.
But that isn't going to fill me up.
That isn't going to make me perfect or happy.
Only He will.
Him and His peace that He fills me up with, when I just stop and let Him.


  1. I hear you girl! It's easy to overlook the small simple things sometimes, gld you had that moment to notice ...sweet words

  2. You are so real and I love that. Its true that its easy to see what people put on their blogs and imagine that they have perfect little lifes. I bet you anything they arent and you have great perspective realizing that. Its always nice to go back to the basics and think about what it really important and Who is really important. Thanks for a refreshing attitude.

  3. Very good point, good job for taking care of YOU!

  4. It sounds like you had a really great day just being on your own and not having to worry about life's demands. I always try to take Sunday off - I go to church and spend the rest of the day with family, relaxing and reading books. It's necessary, I think!

    I love your writing style - it's so real.

  5. YES to all of this. I love it. :)

  6. so true! and just what i needed to read right now. thank you!! ♥