i’m distracted today, cause all i want to do is read this book…Surprised by the Power of the Spirit:

and since it lately hasn’t happened often (or ever) that i’d rather sit and read than do something else, like blog, then i’m going with it!

actually…i kinda feel like mush, and i just want revel in it for a while. i had an amazing weekend away with some friends as a cap to a course that the hubs and i have been taking at our church. there is so much i could say, and i’m sure some of it will spill out into this little blog at times, but to sum it up, i feel like all the things i’ve known and believed to be true of God, I am for the first time really experiencing! like REALLY experiencing! like…moving beyond it just being something i believe theologically or because i’ve read it…to it being something that i am EXPERIENCING, that i know for sure is REAL, that i FEEL…and its undone me, changed me, and i simply am craving more.

so in an effort to satisfy that craving, i’m going to go read, and since i can’t really focus on much else at the moment, and don’t have any great blog material right now, i’m just gonna post some pictures today. i’ve hesitated to post these in the past for various reasons, so its kinda a struggle in many ways for me to share them, but i’m going with it, cause its easy, and i don’t have to think about it, and who doesn’t like looking at pictures of beautiful people?

these pictures are from some opportunities i had this summer to photograph some friends and their families. i loved every second of these shoots, and am pretty darn convinced that i have some of the most gorgeous friends in the whole wide world!

(this sweet thing came out of that tiny little belly pictured above!)

hopefully that will tide you all over while i gather my thoughts!

i’ll leave you with this verse that a sweet friend shared with me today, and i can’t get it out of my head, cause its exactly how i feel:

But if I say, “I will not mention his word

or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire,
a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
indeed, I cannot.”

Jeremiah 20:9

so i’m off to seek out what that might look like in normal everyday life!