I struggled greatly trying to title this post. I came across this shot completely accidentally. I was attempting to take a picture of the wire mesh at an askew angle for fun when I noticed the gleam of light from the sun’s last rays. It’s like a light that strikes your peripheral vision. Have you ever had that happen to you and had it catch you unawares? Something about the idea of a sudden, unexpected ray of light speaks to me of the way God works, the way He fulfills hope that is placed in Him. Situations may seem to be against hope ever being fulfilled, but we serve YHWH, the God who created out of nothing. He takes even what is seemingly set up against His purposes and re-structures it to proclaim His glory. Like an unexpected ray of light, He transforms the ordinary into something eternally extraordinary. He satisfies all desire, He fulfills all longing, and He gladdens the heart with His presence. He is a God Who meets hope. Place your hope in God—it will be fully met because of Who He is.
Every now and then, life gives you moments of clarity. And you want to hold on to those moments because sometimes they provide the only light on a dark dark path. Who are you going to be? You were born to be a “chooser.” You are defined by what you embrace. So embrace something heroic, something inspiring, something worthy of a good report.
So I just want to take a moment to post about how much I appreciate these two people. I spent a week in a cabin with @myleohart and @gabe.gleason to refocus on life and re-engage with creativity. And I can’t think of a better way to have spent my time. Super grateful to call them friends. They don’t just put up with me, they call me to be a better version of myself. It’s rare, humbling, and exhilarating all at once. And I count it a privilege to be in their lives in any capacity. 😊
Such a refreshing sight leaving work today. #yesandamen #wonder
Always a privilege to hear @billjohnsonministries share of the wisdom and revelation God has given him! So glad I made it to @jcsacramento Encounter night!
First new song of the new year! I wrote this for the #sacsongwritingchallenge to write a song about dreaming, possibilities, or reaching goals! “I have a lot of promises, a lot of them just haven’t come, I’ve worn the edges off of them, I still have hope they’ll see the light of day. So here’s to dreaming, secret-keeping, here’s to the unknown. Here’s to passionate pursuing, here’s to being less alone. Disappointment threatens me to rob me of the now, a forfeiture of joy that I just simply can’t allow. So here’s to dreaming, secret-keeping, here’s to the unknown. Here’s to passionate pursuing, here’s to being less alone.” #music #songwriting #lyrics #songwriter #challenge @sacsongwritercircle
Sometimes the gifts we receive from others become monoliths reminding us of the relationships we’ve lost. I do think those memories need to be reframed and the first step is inviting beauty to come into the moment with you. “I never quite saw my life this way / All of these gifts attached to memories / And as I look I try not to mourn / ‘Cause all of the givers are gone / Beautify, beautify the afflicted ones with salvation” • • • • • • • #music #newsong #voice #vocals #guitar #chords #introspection #introspective #healing #psalm149