Friday, June 1, 2012


A good friend of mine gave me a gift last night that inspired today's posting.  She gave me a  wall decal with a quote from Emily Dickinson written on it:

Dwell in Possibiliites
For those of you who are wondering, it isn't just a random gift with a random quote on it that happened to bless me enough to blog about.  She saw this and remembered back to an activity that we were asked to do at our women's retreat weekend at cannon beach.  We walked out to the beach and were asked to think of a word or phrase that best describes the chapter of life that you are currently living in. 

I thought long and hard. I etched a few things in the sand, then would quickly brush it away.  Finally, I decided to draw a picture of a girl in a mirror with the word "dwell" written in the mirror.  I chose this because I feel that in this season, God is constantly reminding me to fix my eyes on Him and no where else and dwell in that. Dig into the Word, keep Him as my number one and to not concern myself so much about the little things. I find myself worrying way too much about who my husband will be and when I will get married. About what I will be doing in a year, 5 years, 10.  Im not the woman I was - Ive gotten much better about not worrying about the future, but I'm not yet where I'd like to be. Add up every minute spent dwelling in those things and that's a whole lotta wasted time that could and should be devoted to my Father and what really matters in this moment.

I can simply repent and move forward. Every time I am reminded of that word, I pray that it inspires me to take action on fixing my eyes on God and living today on purpose. Spending quality time with God, with friends, with family. Sharing meaningful God-centered conversations, laughing with my best friends and meeting new people. Doing things that make me happy. I believe that He wants me to remember to do those things more in this season.

And now I have a wall decal to help remind me to do that more and more. :) You are amazing, Sierra!

What word would best describe this season of your life, and what are you doing about it?  

Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything
    1 For everything there is a season,
      a time for every activity under heaven.
   2 A time to be born and a time to die.
      A time to plant and a time to harvest.
   3 A time to kill and a time to heal.
      A time to tear down and a time to build up.
   4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
      A time to grieve and a time to dance.
   5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
      A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
   6 A time to search and a time to quit searching.
      A time to keep and a time to throw away.
   7 A time to tear and a time to mend.
      A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
   8 A time to love and a time to hate.
      A time for war and a time for peace.

   9 What do people really get for all their hard work? 10 I have seen the burden God has placed on us all. 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. 12 So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13 And people should eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for these are gifts from God.

Happy Friday,


1 comment:

  1. Kathryn, Been meaning to post a comment for a while...
    I think for me this season has been characterized by the word endure. Not in a bad way but I've found myself really needing to use my energy in the right directions lately, and not spend it staying up too late, or wasting time doing nothing... ever notice that doing nothing can be really tiring?
    Oh, and I love Ecclesiastes!