A few random updates:
// Life has been "everything, all at once" lately. While it can be emotionally taxing, it simultaneously makes me feel more alive. It's like a peony blooming.
// In other news, I turned 24! 24 is one of those ages where you imagine "life" happening. And, the funny thing is, life is happening. It's a constant adventure - never certain, never satiating.
// Last month I wrapped my first-ever Lent. I thought I would mention it before now, but didn't know how to casually bring it up. Like, "hey, I'm not doing [this] right now, but it's all good." Now that it's concluded, it's easier to talk about. I went to my first Ash Wednesday service and received the imposition of ashes. I started a list on the first day, a list of specific things I was praying for in my life or the lives of people I love. And it was incredible to watch things actually change or move while I was praying for them. It was, not coincidentally, one of the most potent seasons I've had in long while. I will certainly be participating in Lent in the future.
// My younger sister posted a bunch of great pictures of our niece and nephews, including this one:
// Speaking of my younger sister, we've decided sunny days are for picnics and silliness
// I have been doing a lot of research and re-evaluation lately. They've led me to some incredible authors and bloggers. One of them, Sarah Bessey, did somewhat of a series of open letters to those leaving evangelicalism, to those who stay, and to pastors. I find peace and a piece of myself in each of these.
// This is the most Seattle-esque proposal, and I can't stop watching it...