there will always be sunshine cold fronts & porches...

i was pretty depressed this morning. discouraged about the direction of politics, of life, of the american and world current atmosphere. what is God up too? im wondering if i'm going to see strange things in my lifetime or if its just part of the cycle of ups n downs that have continued throughout all of history. but.
God is the one who holds the nations in His hands, He sets authorities in power. He has a long-term, worldwide plan of redemption that will display HiS glory and culminate in the return of the Warrior-King Christ. He is always working towards that goal. He is my hope. My peace, my assurance.

so. because of all the ^above^ i am *determined* to enjoy today. its not shallow, its okay to wrestle with God in the morning & then choose to delight in little everyday things. or maybe it is, i don't care. life. is. still. beautiful...

*hooray for front porches on second-story apartments--treetops rising above the buildings in front of me are right at eye level; along with glorious shadow-sun-lighted-clouds & the occasional plane leaving streaks in the crisp blue sky. i love being up high.

*FALL. november, finally it feels like my favoritest season of all. cold fronts. oh happiiineeeess, there's a steady wind that makes me think i need a sweater.

*clothes sharing: thank you wesley for owning a bluish shirtdress that begged to be worn with my boots today. p.s. i miss you! (even tho you won't read this in japan as you have better things to do).

*starbucks gift cards from ridiculously generous grandparents.

*said grandparents--how lucky i am that they are alive, well, & care about being part of my life.

*soy vanilla latte. swear it helps me write more psychologically haha

*the opportunity to live with abi. she sharpens me.

*little tinies. ohmygosh. the cutest lil three yr old just rode by (with her mum) and i suddenly remembered that i adore childrens. with-all-of-my-heart.

Psalm 29
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,

    ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
    worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is over the waters;

    the God of glory thunders,
    the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;

    the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
    and Sirion like a young wild ox.

The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.

The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth

    and strips the forests bare,
    and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”

    The Lord sits enthroned as king forever.

May the Lord give strength to his people!
    May the Lord bless his people with peace!


Stephanie Anne Cook said...


DearVoid said...

psh i read it :) don't worry he's sleeping. so i'm very free to enjoy your thoughts