Life in this moment…

{entertaining, odd, and hopefully not too far away from reality}

stirred… July 20, 2007

Filed under: awakenings — Lindsey @ 11:41 pm

July is nearly over and my month of youth tripping is coming to a close. I spent the past week in the Quad cities (a place I love and fall more in love with each time I visit…) with junior high students…experiencing change that only God can do…learning to love in ways we didn’t think we could…and discovering that we are loved by Jesus.

It was a good week for me…and until tonight I didn’t realize how much God had cracked open my heart. I spent a week seeking God each day for the courage and strength to simply live as a servant…to not be self seeking…to speak kind things…to walk the walk everywhere I went–showers, light’s out, holding a paintbrush…He answered. I grew in my understanding of serving, of loving, of being loved. When I arrived home I had a bit of withdrawal–all of my friends were busy and I had little time to share all that was on my heart and I ached for the community that had been created on this trip. I had one of those teared up, singing at the top of my cracky cold-given “i could have been a smoker” voice, pouring out my heart to Jesus moments in the car…quite possibly scaring the people driving next to me…but all the while being amazed at the God who walks with me when I feel alone, the God who gives passions and compassion, the God who never gives up on our hardened hearts and who cracks us open just in time for us to experience something amazing…like holding a beautiful baby in a park, watching a youth lead who once would hardly talk, getting to talk about boys in a car with no inhibitions and being able to be completely honest with each other…God is good. goodnight all.

 

dani lou July 12, 2007

Filed under: birthday tributes — Lindsey @ 12:16 pm

My dear friend Danielle creeps into the upper 20s this year… here is a list of things that I find beautiful about her!
1. her love for her husband…even when he is ridiculous
2. her ability to see life and beauty around her…how she loves to go for walks and notices the little things
3. how she isn’t afraid to be real with people
4. how she sings
5. how she loves her sons and kisses their cute cheeks
6. her style…
7. her love of the theater
8. her passion for Haiti
9. her speaking…
10. her walk with the Lord and openness about the highs and lows in that relationship!

Dani, you blow me away friend. Thank you for letting me in on your journey!

 

July 8, 2007

Filed under: everyday life — Lindsey @ 11:10 pm

I’m back for a few days…Michigan was good. I LOVE the dunes, I am amazed by God and how He works in all kinds of crazy situations (ER visits, car dilemmas, illnesses). I enjoy junior highers–especially when you laugh so hard that your sides hurt.

It was a beautiful week and I’m excited for next week’s trip…but this week is going to be a little nuts.