You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.
Girls longboarding! This video makes me so happy :)
I can’t wait to hop on my skateboard this weekend! :)
- Knowing and loving God deeply
- Kindred spirits
- A great apartment
- Wonderful roommate
- New friendships
- Joy that comes as a result of practicing gratitude
- A body of fellow lovers of Jesus
- Renewed perspective
- Trust (in God and in people)
In my journals, I’m able to express my deepest longings and emotions, and I can sort through and process and reflect on my experiences. I love the act of writing, of gliding a pen across paper, watching the ink flow to create words then sentences that soon fill the blank, unlined pages of my journal. I am laid bare, my vulnerability knows no bounds in my leafed haven. Only my eyes and God’s.
In my letters to friends, I share pieces of my heart. I pour out my adoration and my caring. Each of my friends is beautiful, and I wish for them to know it. A special connection between me and them. My eyes and theirs.
What about a journal filled with letters? Only for the eyes of one in the near future. A gift that will give access to my innermost being, the key to the depths of my heart. This journal I shall begin soon. And when I meet him one day, I’ll know it belongs to him, because it always has. It will be some time before I let it go, though. The day I give it to him, this piece of me, that day will be the one when we are joined in soul, mind, and body.
“His Glory Appears”
You gave me hope, you made me whole at the cross…
“What Wondrous Love is This?” by Chelsea Moon with the Franz Brothers - one of my most favorite hymns
The most excellent method he had found of going to God, was that of doing our common business without any view of pleasing men, and (as far as we are capable) purely for the love of God.
—The Practice of the Presence of God