This girl is such a gem and treasure of a friend to me.
"This year I learned that life - even life with God - is messy. In tandem, I learned that God is sovereign, even in the ugliest of messes. Even when I feel like He has forsaken me because I am pleading and seeking and striving and being met with silence... Even when I am certain that I have earned myself an exception to this suffocating grace of His because, as it turns out, I am absolutely awful at maintaining any worthiness Jesus bought for me... Even when I am the worst version of myself, broken and full of broken things... He is unchanging. Still present, still invariably good. Still in love with me, still excited about me..."
Golly, I know she's flawless, but her beautiful heart and mind are just as radiant.
You can read the rest of her article HERE if you're so inclined.
I am so incredibly [hashtag] blessed to get to wade through both the turbulent and blissfully beautiful rivers of life with you.
I love you so big! & I'm so proud of you.
"Where have I gone in this past year? Physically, I haven't strayed much from Texas. Emotionally, I've sank into oceans so deep, the waters run black. Spiritually, I've walked across deserts, sweltering and barren. I've run so hard I couldn't see straight; I've laid down in defeat; I've moved in circles and ovals and abstract shapes of no real progress, forward and backward and forward again. Right now, I'm catching my breath. "