What’d you think of my little obsessions?
I’ll bet you were laughing when you heard about my version of wallpaper! And just to show that I wasn’t making it up, here’s a picture I scanned in of my room that first semester. (Now I’ll have you know, I currently don’t have ANY wedding magazines in my house, let alone on my walls! I’ll save that for when I’m engaged. :))
I also included a picture of when I was blonde – people don’t believe me sometimes!
Okay so here’s our video of the day. I asked my friend Aria to share her own story of needing to be rescued, her journey to finding value and worth. Check it out – I think you’ll really relate with her! Afterwards, keep reading for my quirky frog story and other resources.
Deleted Scenes: And now for the promised deleted scenes. I hope you like frogs! (Or not – I hate frogs.) Here is my quirky frog story.
Songs: These are some awesome songs that speak to me on this topic. You can just click on the link and it’ll take you to a youtube version of the song. Here’s the one I opened the chapter with: “Let Go” by Frou Frou. You can also hear a clip of my song “Dust” or purchase it in the iTunes online store.
Bible Reading: Read Hebrews 11:8-12. God called Abraham to follow Him to a new land. Abraham had no idea where he was going or what the journey would be like. If I was Abraham, I’d be scared to death! But Abraham trusted God and followed Him anyway. He was willing to leave his family, home, and comforts, to go who-knows-where, so long as God was leading. This was what surrender felt like for me – I had no idea where I was headed or if I’d like it, but ultimately I had to trust God and follow Him anyway. And look how the story turned out for Abraham – with God leading him to the promised land! There were plenty of battles along the way, but the ultimate destiny was incredible. And that’s how my journey turned out too – surrender led to something absolutely beautiful.
Also, remember the story of the most beautiful woman in the world? You heard my version – now read it for yourself by clicking here! This is the NIV version of Ezekiel 16. Notice how jealous God was of her – with a holy jealousy – longing for her to come back and be near Him. I love the hope at the end of the chapter – there’s just a glimmer of it, but it reminds me of Hosea 2 – check out verse 14 and on: the beautiful promises as God talks about winning back His bride.