Monday, October 31, 2016

when no strength is left? grace.

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LONG TIME NO SEE. *hugs all around* Goodness, I hope to return to the blogging world real soon; seriously, this semester has been something else! Even though I technically don't even have time to be writing this post right now, I thought I'd share this with y'all:

"He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful."
~ 1st Corinthians 1:8-9

Something to Ponder: We are saved by grace, but also sanctified by grace. Why do I think that I can impress Christ by being "good" or keeping a list or having it all together? God is good and it's okay to break down. It's His job to search us and sanctify us, and help us along. It's our job to be willing and broken hearts....humble.
"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, You will not despise." 
~ Psalm 51:17

Oh, and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

i will NOT be mastered by anything.

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"All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything."
~ 1st Corinthians 6:12

Sunday, October 2, 2016

stress & some opera & Harry Potter feels

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STOP. This post comes with music. Click here to listen as you read, and be transported into a field of orchestral glory. #pretentious #noshame

As you were.
Can I just share that despite trying to keep a handle on life, and keep in touch with what the kiddos nowadays think is cool, and despite my desperate attempts at Being a Functional Human, the whole of my heart just really wants to be frolicking out in the forest somewhere with the love of my life?

That's where I'm at, folks.

Welcome to October.

For those of you who may have noticed I no longer exist in the blogging community....well, that's because something happened in September, and that something was me breaking down and losing all sanity. You think I'm kidding, but...no. It didn't take long after school started for me to realize that OH NO I TOOK ON WAY TOO MANY RESPONSIBILITIES THIS SEMESTER AND NOW THIS SHIP IS SINKING AND SO AM I MAYDAY MAYDAY

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September was stress, tears, an inability to form human speech via blog posts, and drowning myself in Harry Potter novels.

A SUMMATION

September: What is blogging?
Erin: Yo, IDK

With the help of God and my parents, I've made some changes to my schedule, so I can actually breathe again without hyperventilating. 
THIS IS PROGRESS

So, I have good feelings about October. The weather is starting to change just the littlest bit which means boots and leather jackets and autumnal feels are right around the corner. HUZZAH MY GOOD PEOPLE

Also: I don't know if you can tell, but I've missed y'all. I'm about to embark upon a Binge Blog Read in which I will attempt to read all the posts I haven't had time to comment on. I'm so sorry! I hope you all have been leading lives of color and sparkle and glory during this fresh fall season.

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Side Note: Snape's #hairflip is my current emotional state. I've been reading the Harry Potter books for the first time, thanks to my Harry Potter class {a thousand thanks to my wonderful university for Making This a Thing}, and let me just say that reading has been one of my top coping mechanisms for September stress.

I'M THINKING ABOUT BEING A DEMENTOR FOR HALLOWEEN, 
NO LIE

+ What about you?! How have you been? How was your September, and what are your plans for October? Do you have a Halloween costume picked out? And do you love Harry Potter as much as I do?