Monday, July 25, 2011

My Redeemer

God has been speaking to my heart about His redemption. He is my Redeemer in so many areas of my life. He has been redeeming places, friendships, and circumstances. I have been humbled by His grace. As I was trying to compose my thoughts, the song by Waterdeep called  "You have Redeemed my Soul", kept coming to my mind. I can relate to these lyrics and what it means to be a burned out forest. But I know that Jesus restores, rebuilds, and brings beauty from the brokenness.

You have redeemed my soul
From the pit of emptiness
You have redeemed my soul
From death

I was a hungry child

A dried up river
I was a burned out forest
And no one could do anything for me
But You put food in my body
And water in my dried bed
And to my blackened branches
You brought the springtime
Green of new life
And nothing is impossible for You

Friday, July 22, 2011


I had a chance to visit the beautiful grounds of Harvard! I made Jessica take a few pictures of me thinking on the Harvard campus...just for fun. :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One Cancellation, Three Delays, & a Devoted Sister

Pictures from Boston!


Hi! I am back from Boston! I went to visit a dear friend who is now a doctor and pursuing her career at an awesome hospital there. Boston is absolutely beautiful and stunning! I couldn't get over the energy and the feel of the city. Everything moves at such a fast pace and it's so different from my little life in Missouri. I am so happy for my friend and her accomplishments! Can't wait to go back!

Getting to Boston was a breeze and it was nice getting out and being a traveler again. Returning home was a different story. I picked the earliest flight possible because I was flying into Chicago to get back home and I wanted to be early instead of late...depending on delays etc. Well, in my case this thinking didn't matter. I know that flight cancellations and delays happen every day but it still stinks. I woke up at 3:50 am in Boston to make an early flight to Chicago and then on to home. I should have been home at 10:30 am our time but it didn't work out that way. As soon as I landed in Chicago my flight to home was cancelled! Eek! I desperately wished Bryan was there to help me choose a different way home but I had to put on my big girl pants and work it out myself. :) I was alone, very sleepy, and was eager to be home. I quickly tried to rebook something but everything was routing me through Dallas and then to return home at 9:00 PM! It was 8:00 am when this all happened. I tried not to cry but the tears came. After speaking to the rep I just gave up and said.."Can you at least get me to St. Louis?". I knew that if I picked STL that I would be in MO in a few hours. I knew I had several sisters who would try to help. It's nice to have a family.

I booked my flight to STL and that plane ended up being delayed three different times! But the sweet part is that one of my sisters took off a whole day of work to rescue me from the airport when I arrived, took me to lunch, and drove me half way home. Bryan left his work early and drove the other half of the way. Now, that is love. I am so grateful for family!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I deeply love this song

This song hits home for me during this season of my life and you can catch me singing it really loud in my car. :) Enjoy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

More Vacation Pics!

Egmont Key Lighthouse

Morning Coffee

Enjoying the sunset