i visited a little church on the other side of town today,
and i loved it. it was like i was at home.
and then i drove around aimlessly,
trying to be adventurous.
it was a part of town that i would probably have never appreciated had i been home,
the whole sketch neighborhood, barbed wire fence thing usually turns me away.
but for some reason, today i loved it.
i really appreciate "family owned and operated".
i love seeing the non-corporate side of things.
the heights is unique, non-matchy-matchy.
all of the houses were painted bright colors,
with white trim, and white shutters.
i found some really sweet looking antique shops and boutiques.
i can't wait for the day i have a house to fill up with art and pictures and furniture.
i can't wait for the day i have money to fill a house with art and pictures and furniture.
until then, i'll be happy with bright red and yellow gerber daises in a makeshift vase. : )
i'm learning to embrace this new life of mine.
every time i go out and explore another section of this place i call home,
i find another thing that confirms that i'm in the right place.
each day, when i decide to give up my plan,
and embrace the plan of my sovereign God,
i feel a little less overwhelmed.
if i did what i wanted to do 100% of the time,
i'd never have ever imagined a way to get me here,
to the lady that i am,
to the place that i am.
"but joyful are those who have the God of Israel as their helper,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.
He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.
He keeps every promise forever."
psalm 146: 5-6