ive got a bad bad badddd case of senioritis
and just did it
in the seventh grade, i bought a pair of white ballet flats and a pink hombre skirt at target and a vintage powder blue belt at an estate sale. i admit how horrendous that combination may have looked, but seventh grade me considered it pure genius. and i swear on my closet (my unimpressive closet) that the flat and hombre revolution started not too long afterwards. long story short… i thought i’d see if i still had any of that trend predicting mojo left. hopefully this will be the first of many posts! but if not, that means i lost my mojo long ago. we’ll see. let us begin!
• the tan black and white color-block combo
• cinderella lupita powder blue
• perforated everything
dang but really
there is no fear in love
The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,“Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things;
his right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made his salvation known
and revealed his righteousness to the nations.
He has remembered his love
and his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
burst into jubilant song with music;
make music to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of singing,
with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King.
Let the sea resound, and everything in it,
the world, and all who live in it.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
let the mountains sing together for joy;
let them sing before the Lord,
for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples with equity.
2 Corinthians 3
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. 6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory.11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!
Therefore, since we have such a hope,we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
where the spirit of the lord is, there is freedom
things are a gazillion times better when theyre blessed by the lord
we are free to choose and do anything we want
but there’s something so sweet
just knowing that god finds joy in the same things you do
so so freaking sweet
it’s like getting married
and getting a father’s approval
you don’t need it per say
but it’s like wayyyy sweet if you had it
i am reminded tonight
that he is so sovereign
and so kind
in all of my weakness
be it health
fear of failing
he is there
holding my hand
with exactly what i need
because what i need
isnt found in the blessing
but in him
knowing him and just being with him!
i want to dance
and take weird pictures
and find out more and more everyday
who i am
i catch myself off guard
why did i just do that?
why do i gravitate towards this and this and that?
who am i?
i want to allow myself to be free to explore these areas of interest
instead of constraining myself to the box that i’ve created
the box that tells me who i think i am
how could i possibly know?
i mean yes i know who i am
my likes and dislikes
my passion for freedom
and for loving people
has always been present in some way or form
but the many expressions of it
have yet to all manifest
it’s exciting to wake up every new morning
knowing that i’ll learn something new
about the nature of who i am
and about the nature of who god is
he is kind so kind so kind
on a completely related note
as everything is interconnected (as repeated to me throughout my most recent world food systems lecture)
i love my boyfriend
i feel blessed
to know someone who is also discovering these things about himself
whether through the expression of fashion
or in his relationships at home and work
or the words he allows himself to speak
i feel this closeness
and this sweetness
of freedom to be when i am near him
and he with me
and i see this manifestation
of who he is
this person who i see
right in front of me
a note about freedom:
people think that freedom is the ability to do whatever you please
but true freedom is this
that out of choice
you would lay down your life for a friend
the freedom to choose love over fear
true freedom is found in christ
when you are so incredibly immersed in his love for you
that fear has absolutely no hold on you
freedom is a sweet surrender
not out of obligation
or to meet religious quotas
but out of genuine love
love is patient, kind, and so forgiving
it’s a lot more other things too
like persevering (this one i’m currently learning is very difficult for me to grasp heh heh)
but yes, love is god
is found in him
i feel so crazy
most of my days
to be honest
like who is this
jesus loving freak
that i told myself i never wanted to be
who is this
that is so unorganized
that is a designer
but not really
who is an artist
but doesnt even know
what she wants to manifest
who is this person that loves to write
and troll people
and loves her friends and family
i never used to love my family
and never really knew my friends enough to truly love them with everything
who is this girl?
is what she is
and crazy too
but i don’t think
i would want it any other way
is too small to live in
and the closest of my friends
are the ones who are honest
i want to be honest
honest to my friends
and honest to the people in my class
and honest to the world to be frank
honest in every word i speak
every step i take
for my life to be an honest expression
is what i desire
and what i am working towards
hmmm i think this is all i’ll write for now
because i want to finish my taxes
i’m really excited for this upcoming week!
excited to work hard and play hard
good friday and easter are coming up too!!
let the celebration begin