Saturday, April 30, 2011


Today was a really good day. It started out with me convincing James to go for a walk. Which is a miracle in and of itself. He would only walk to the park and back, but I'll take anything I can get. I took my camera with me on our walk because I was intending to take a photo of this crabapple tree. Unfortunately, all of the crabapples shriveled up so it was a sad sight. Instead, I took a picture of this flowering cactus! I thought it was really weird, I didn't know cactuses flowered. But there it was- flowering.

This afternoon, I met a friend in Kissimmee. It was pretty much exactly halfway between where we both live. We met at a Starbucks I had picked out from Google Maps and it ended up being the absolute perfect place for our meeting. It was huge and had outdoor couches. So, Jessica and I sat outside on the comfy couches, the breeze whipping around our long hair, and got to know each other just a little bit better. It was lovely.

I thought I would have a little trouble driving on the highway because it sometimes makes me nervous. However, to my great surprise, it felt very freeing to just be in the car by myself and driving with the music blasting. My playlist there and back consisted of Between the Trees, Justin Timberlake, Phil Wickham, and Weezer.

I love listening to Phil Wickham. For some reason, he just seems so different than any other Christian artist I've ever listened to. He's so real and genuine. He's so talented and his voice is young, beautiful, and powerful. On the way to Kissemmee, I was listening to his song "Home" and the lyrics hit me so hard:

Come riding on a rushing wind
Blow through our hair and touch our skin
I want to feel You now like I felt You then

Strip away my calloused heart
Set Your arrow hit Your mark
Bring me back to where love starts
Bring me back to where You are

Father I'm running Father I'm coming home
I cannot go on
Your child is running, Father I'm coming home
Back where I belong

I know You've heard this all before
When I'm down and crying on the floor
Saying I want You and nothing more

But I'm breaking in my heart tonight
I've tried to stand I've tried to fight
But I cannot see without Your light
No I cannot breathe without You

When I saw you I was ashamed
You were pure and I was stained
But You ran to me and You called my name
There were tears of joy upon Your face

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