Thursday, October 23, 2014

clear eyes, full heart

i feel like the last two months i've really lived up to my blog title.
well, i guess just the crazy part.
the whole "white woman" thing kinda sticks with you.

it's been a crazy two months.
and i'll recap maybe not so quickly.

my sister got married.
it was a crazy weekend full of laughter,

special moments,

 and, most importantly, dancing!

at the end of september,
 i moved out of my apartment and home
for the past three and a half years.
it was definitely a bittersweet time.

i'm back living with my parents.
who knew i'd be 28 and living at home.
{i'd prefer not to have this photo documented}

the giants made it to the world series!
i really love post-season giant's baseball.

i spent a week in socal visiting some dear friends.

after a month and a half of battling,
i finally got my visa!
i think the phrase "best day ever" might actually apply.

i've worked my last day at the VA for a while.
it's been my home away from home for the past four years.
i'm still blown away about how the Lord got me there,
but that's a story for another day.

 the giants are playing in the world series!
did i mention that?

trying to prioritize your life into two suitcases that 
weigh less than fifty pounds is proving a challenge.

i leave for india in SIX days. 
i haven't really had much time to process it all.
in all honesty, some days i feel totally 
unprepared for all that lies ahead.

the tv show friday night lights came up recently,
specifically the famous words of coach taylor:
"clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose."
i know it's completely cheesy
and completely out of context, 
but i think i have a new way of looking at this phrase.

my eyes are clearly fixed on the 
task set before me and on my prize-Christ.

my heart is full with support and affirmation 
from those around me, and full with 
the promises and love of the Lord.

i can't lose
romans 8:31, 37-39 says this:
"What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

a bit of a stretch, i know.
but i don't really care.
every girl needs a theme
and this is an obvious contender.
i probably won't post again until i'm in india,
and then i'll really live up to that crazy white woman thing.
so we'll see ya then!