Hello friends! I've been a little MIA over here after having my wisdom teeth out. By the way, I thought I had a fairly decent pain threshold but, um, OUCH. I thought recovery would be a day or two butttttt instead my jaw still looks like someone punched me in the face. I'm on day 4 and just now finally able to eat something.
On the bright side, it has made me appreciate the ability to eat...times a million. Seriously, I take an incredible amount for granted, and I think this was a real good reminder. As I laid in our recliner icing my face for the 839802nd time, I had a lot of time to think about the direction I want this blog to go. Originally I planned on writing every day...and honestly, that just isn't gonna happen due to real life. BUT, I narrowed everything down to one basic concept. "Behold, I make all things new." (Rev 21:5)
He makes us new every morning y'all. How incredibly reassuring, when we...ok I don't want to speak for y'all, but...I at least, mess up A LOT every day. I want every single thing I write about, to be a making new. A fresh outlook. A beautifying of this life and world He has so generously given us. Beauty takes many forms. Sometimes it's messy, and that's ok. Or at least I'm trying to be ok with it ;)
Here's what I don't want. I don't want to wake up in 30 years and realize that I was waiting for the perfect time, the perfect situation, the perfect picture, the perfect post, the perfect person. I don't want to miss "the good old days," looking for the next best thing. I want to make right now beautiful.
Sunflowers, (see picture above to get an idea of how I feel about them;) grow always with their face to the sun. I want to be like a sunflower, growing always with my face towards God. I know that I'll fail, and I know He knows that too. So while I sit here with my currently bruised and swollen face, I'm gonna try and turn it to Him and be thankful for right now...and hope that he makes it new REAL soon ;)