I write this in Colorado Springs, CO. My job flew me out here for a couple of days. This morning when I woke up, I looked out the window and saw the mountains for the first time. I’ve never been out west and its blue beauty is nothing short of breathtaking. I can’t get over their hugeness, the way they peek and fall away, the black smudges of pine against a tan gray, yellow background.
Some of you may have heard of the fires raging throughout the state consuming more than 15 thousand acres of woodland. The whole place is a dense smoke bank. The kind of smoke that clings to your clothes even if you've only been outside for a minute. It dries your throat and you can smell it everywhere. Last night as I was driving back from the conference I saw the reddish glow of the fire emanating on the far side of the mountain.
I haven’t had time to blog in a while so this short break is my window of opportunity! Okay...so here's the "scoopish" (as my mom would say).
Last week, I turned 22!. There wasn't much time for celebration as a friend of mine was getting married the following day on my parent’s farm and I was the decorator and coordinator for the event. I didn't mind though, I enjoy serving so I was doing something I loved.
I have had a little time to reflect on this past year. So much has happened and I have grown exponentially in my walk with the Lord. I finished school, traveled to cities I'd never seen, added some really awesome friends to my collection, unearthed a gigantic revelation of the Father's love, got a job in ministry, grew closer to my family and in all this stepped into a much deeper understanding of who I am and the destiny that is over my life.
I am also pleased to announce that the wedding was a smashing success! (It was a Pinterest wedding—if that means anything to you—handcrafted, homemade, organic feel all over it. Totally country.)
I didn't have time to take pictures but I stole some from friends so you can get a little peak!
Before Ceremony, guests trickling in