19 July 2010


Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.
This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.

Sir Francis Drake

15 July 2010

One Month

I can't BELIEVE it's been a month since I last posted!

Shame on me!

I don't have much time to update, so I'll just give you the basics of everyday life with us.

Tomorrow I'm picking up Mary Brantley and we're road-tripping to B'ham for Laura's bachelorette weekend! Should be much fun and great laughter for sure!

Saturday night I'm sneaking off to Katherine's wedding in Huntsville--should be gorgeous and fabulous!--where I will promptly join my parents on the dance floor, only to return to B'ham just in time for the lingerie part of the weekend.

MB and I will head back to ATL Sunday just in time for small group and a late night service at Grace Midtown--our new church home (potentially!).

Monday-Tuesday Grant leaves for Charlotte for work (sad. I have to stay here and work and miss out on seeing Grant for two days and Hannah, too).

Tuesday night the girls of our small group have dinner plans together! and we'll get to find out the sex of Amanda's baby--the first to be born in our group!! hip hip hooray!!

Thursday night I get to sit in on my very first board meeting with NGM--this is serious ;) I will sit quietly in the corner, take notes, and make intelligent sounding grunts while readjusting my glasses to pretend I'm adult enough to partake. Board Meeting. Big Deal.

Friday-Sunday after that, Grant and I are headed to South Carolina to play with the Greenville Duggars at the lake. It's been too long and we're looking forward to seeing them.

ps. Have I mentioned that 7 weeks from tmrw I will be on a plane with my Love (and MB and Lee) to ITALY???!!! Does it get much better than this???

That's all for now. Will write again soon.

[oh, and one last thing; speaking of writing again soon: Grandmama and I have become pen pals, which is awesome. She writes the funniest things and I enjoy her in a whole new way now.]

Signing off!