Wednesday, August 24, 2011
In the mornings when I do my devotions, I will typically open my bible to the Psalms to gain inspiration for praise, and to work on memorization for my bible study. In the midst of my chaotic thinking of all of the things I need to get done in the morning before work, I try to spend some amount of time in worship. Music is the best means in which I have to connect to my Father. My spirit is alive through music. So for the past few weeks I have been listening to this song by Aaron Shust called "Come to Me." It speaks of just the peace the Lord will bring you if you lay your burdens at his feet. We are not meant to walk through this life alone, for HE is with us!! Hallelujah!! which means "a joyous praise in song, to boast in God." What freedom worship brings! In my opinion it is so personal. My soul is crying out, and my emotions are released when I am in worship with my creator. However, I will put this song on loan to you if you would like to spend some time in worship too.
With all that being said I am going to say this: I spoke in an earlier blog about "coveting" other people's blogs. I quickly discovered how silly that was. To me blogs are personal, and show a great deal of people's personalities, so for me to want to have a blog just like someone else makes no sense at all. I started writing this blog about 2 years ago, and it was for a creative outlet. Whether or not people read my blog didn't matter (and still doesn't). So I am here to say that my random ramblings about whatever is on my heart/ mind is simply going to have to do. Perhaps my theme now is random ramblings of Katie Moon. I apologize for the moments of insecurity I had with this, and I promise to stay true to who I am in my blog from here on out! That doesn't mean I won't try to be more artsy, but I just love Jesus too much to not talk about him, and how he connects and meets me in my life on a daily basis. So to the 2 people out there that might read this (hahahahaha) thanks for sticking with me, and note an earlier blog of mine called "Is it Ok If..." and add in "My blog is a bunch of random ramblings that makes me really happy, and is something I am actually proud of?"
Love and Random Ramblings (as always)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Last year at Christmas I received a french press from my mom and dad. It was one of my most treasured gifts I had received that morning. I was so excited to try it out! My roommate has just introduced me to what I would like to call the art of the french press last year, and I apologize to the legalistic souls out there, but I fell in love. I knew it was for me. Every morning without missing a beat, I would wake up throw on my sweat pants, and head for the kitchen. My most favorite moments in my house that I already miss, was when I would make extra coffee and bring a steaming hot cup to one of my roommates to enjoy as they woke up (typically after me because I'm a morning person). One of my best guy friends works in Beaverton so he asked my parents if he could stay at our house for one night so he wouldn't have to commute a long ways in the morning. It was fun having him over. In the morning I woke up around 6:45 and went downstairs to find him sitting at our kitchen table reading his bible and drinking some coffee. I made myself a cup and pulled out my bible as well. We both sat at the table and just read the word of God and drank our coffee. It's funny though, I use "Coffee Mate" (french vanilla) it's a brand of creamer, and I was thinking about how that's what I desire in life, a coffee mate. Someone to sit with in the mornings and sip coffee and read our bibles together. I'm a pretty simple girl, and I know that would make me smile in the morning. However right now, in my life, I am content being "satisfied by the Lord as with the richest of foods, and with singing lips my mouth will praise him." (Psalm 63) My bible study girls and I are memorizing Psalm 63 right now. It has truly been a blessing to start forcing myself to memorize scripture. I want the Lord's wisdom on my lips at all times!
Love and Coffee Dates
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Confession time. There is this side of me that is artsy and creative, hence why I play the guitar and I have this blog. But I think I need help, or reconstructive surgery on how to better express my creativity. I was doing a little blog soul searching this morning, and I came across a couple of the cutest blogs I have seen in awhile. So much creativity expressed through their blogs, that I think I started coveting their blog skills? Is that silly or what? Just figured I would be truthful. I realized just how random all my blog posts are. The title of my blog is "My Life As Katie" so I guess I have a theme in some ways because I'm writing to you from the perspective of what is going on in my life and what it is I am learning or thinking. I just want to find what it is that is my niche. It is certainly not fashion (although I wish) I'm not much of a baker, but I think it could be cute to try something where I am taking photos of my work, or my hobbies so you can see it. I just feel a need to express myself more. Every woman longs to be known right? So my blog is a simple way for me to feel understood and known even though hardly anyone reads my blog. That's ok with me. I just think the creative side to me has yet to be understood by many people. My dad is probably the one person I would say that gets me the most, and it's because I'm just like him. I look forward to the day when I know a man other than my father not only understands my creativity, but loves me for it. So here is to my blog makeover, may I stick to it!
Love and Renovations