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Things I Learned in 2015


Being young isn’t a crime… but be prepared... people will make you suffer for it.
You never know how important rest truly is until you don’t get it.
Sickness you can’t see is possibly the worst kind for people to understand, but it doesn't mean it isn't there.

Learning to depend on others is necessary.
Learning to keep your relationship with God as the most dependent relationship you have is completely necessary.
Learning to have independence while trusting God and those God has placed in your life is hard but essential.
Admitting defeat and throwing in the towel aren’t the same thing. 

Music is a balm for the soul.
Morning walks are still the best… second only to morning runs.
Sometimes walking your dog is enough

Celebrating the small things AND the big things are part of what make life worth living.
Living simply for small moments is huge! "Small is an invitation to participate in something greater than ourselves." Emily P. Freeman, Simply Tuesday
Friends are a treasure from God especially the forever ones… even if they aren’t the ones you expected!
Family is both extremely encouraging and deeply disappointing… that’s part of what makes them family.

Projects + Perfectionism = Disaster (unless you add grace! And a lot of patience…)

God does amazing things whether you’re paying attention or not…

Belonging to an unseen Kingdom can be lonely, praise God we are not alone on this journey.
“The thing about being a citizen of an invisible kingdom is that sometimes you can't find your way home. It isn't that you don't believe you have a home; it's simply invisible so you can't see it. When we forget how to find our true home it's good to seek (those)...who can weave the stories that reflect the Truth of God." Emily P. Freeman from Simply Tuesday

Discipleship means discipline.
“It’s a discipline to walk without an agenda, to let yourself carry concerns with an open hand rather than trying to untangle them.” Emily P. Freeman

Home is in Christ alone.
"...it is good to consider that home is a Person we bring with us rather than a destination we are trying to find." Emily P. Freeman, Simply Tuesday 

"He has gone before you. He will be with you. He will not leave you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:8

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