I’m back home in LA battling the jet lag at 7:15am. I’ve been up reading since 4:30am and writing in my journal. Since being home, I’ve had to adjust back to my own lifestyle, culture, and the weather. It’s a sad day when you have to put all your pretty fall clothes away for another … Continue reading #STEPHANIETRAVELJOURNAL: BIRMINGHAM, U.K.
Well, I’ve finally made it. I’ve been thinking about the UK for a long time, but have actually prayed about visiting for the last year. At the start of every year, I choose to write dreams instead of resolutions; both big and small. Continue reading “#STEPHANIETRAVELJOURNAL : LONDON”
I hopped on a flight home from the Midwest dressed in comfy clothes and ready to sleep the entire way. Little did I know I’d be making a friend on a flight that day who’d stick with me for all this time. We found out we happen to share the same beliefs and musical abilities … Continue reading Friendship vs. Observation
Rita Springer is an incredibly gifted and beautiful songwriter. Her songs inspire me to dig deeper, enlarge my faith and squeeze all I can into songs that sit at the feet of Jesus. With her recent album release Battles, I cannot express how I’ve been impacted by each lyric and melody. It was like finding … Continue reading Defender: song + story
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have it together. My thoughts lead me down some hard paths, I speak too quickly at times, I’ve emotionally shafted my family in the past and working to regain their love and friendship in recent years. I’ve had to forgive a lot of people and apologize … Continue reading Try That Again…
Since I was a young child, I was always working toward cultivating a community. I had this drive to pull a group of people together who were about a common cause; whether it was Power Rangers, music or creating a clubhouse in my garage during the summer break (did anyone else do this too?). I liked taking the lead if it would create a space for people having a place to belong and grow together in what they were good at.
Life moves really fast and I think we all know that – especially if we are bombarded by so many distractions. We’re tossed from the movements of everyday moments and the loudness provided to us simply when we open the lock screens on our phones. It all demands for our attention, and surely, it is important. Somehow, a lot of excess creeps in and we drift into it’s rhythm. Before we have realized it, we’re sailing in a direction we never set out for.
I think that’s what the remainder of 2015 has been for me… Drifting. The fall of 2015 was a hard one to push through. I found myself unmotivated, burned out, tired of keeping up with the rhythm of a sound I did not recognize. It left me stagnant, yet aching for God. Still, as much as I desired Him, I let my eyes shift to the mini distractions that slowly pulled me from staying passionate about Jesus and others. It happens, but it’s not my heart. I was losing myself in the process.