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1.16.14

listening to this bucket list makes me smile.  it makes me want to go out and DO STUFF.  not just TALK about doing stuff, but really do stuff.  to truly #livealive.  life is busy, and some weekends it’s just way easier to stay home, clean the house, get “prepared” for the week…which I absolutely love doing that.  it makes me feel put together and ready.  but the weekends where I truly am myself, are weekends like these on my bucket list.  this is where the memories are made.  ok, bucket list, let’s do this!

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go to a concert + dance

go to a winery

wonder the streets of a small town square

reading time on the lake city, colorado porch

pray with someone to receive christ

get another tattoo

lake weekend with good friends

baylor baseball game in the spring

slumber party with girlfriends

experience friday night lights again

hill country road trip with my man

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what’s on your bucket list?

  • Caroline - I love ‘pray with someone to receive Christ’ – How sweet are you!!ReplyCancel

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 one night at the Royal Daughters Glampout in August, my friend Jami sang thing song over us.

Beloved. 

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

TAKE REFUGE IN THE SHADOW OF MY WINGS

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

TAKE REFUGE IN THE SHADOW OF MY WINGS

 

THERE YOU WILL DRINK FROM MY CUP SO FULL OF LIFE

OH I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

MY LOVE IS DEEP

YOU WERE MADE BY MY HANDS

TO LOOK JUST LIKE ME

YOU ARE A PRICELESS TREASURE

KNIT TOGETHER

SO PERFECTLY

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

OH HOW YOU MATTER TO ME

I’M THE LOVER OF YOUR SOUL

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

I’ll WALK BESIDE YOU

YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE

 

OH COME AND DRINK FROM MY CUP SO FULL OF LIFE

OH I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU, I CHOSE YOU

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

MY LOVE IS DEEP

YOU WERE MADE BY MY HANDS

TO LOOK JUST LIKE ME

YOU ARE A PRICELESS TREASURE

KNIT TOGETHER

SO PERFECTLY

YOU ARE RADIANT

NEVER COVERED IN SHAME

THE BELOVED OF THE LORD

OH PLEASE SEE THROUGH MY EYES

YOU’LL NEVER BE THE SAME

MY BELOVED, OH

MY BELOVED. YEAH

MY BELOVED, OH

MY BELOVED, YEAH

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and it made me think of all of you – 

we are His beloved

we are chosen

we are NOT forgotten

let the truth sink in

you are HIS. 

Jami will have this song up for grabs on iTunes in the coming weeks, but until then check her/her ministry out at The Hen House

12.20.13

I remember so well sitting in Jalia + Daniels living room [of a house they were house-sitting] in Jinja, Uganda October 2011.  They were sharing their story with us, and something they said has always stuck with me.  At one point, they were so poor that they had to sell their family bible to be able to feed their family.  SELL THEIR BIBLE.  Their bible was so dear and precious to them, as christ followers, but in order to survive they had to sell it off.  Is my bible my most prized possession?  

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I don’t know about you, but I have Bibles lying all around the house.  ESV, study bible, student bible, the message, the psalms, the living bible, children bible, jesus story book bible, jesus calling bible for kids, the list goes one.

Last year for Christmas, all I wanted was a new bible.  a big study bible to replace my small ESV I bought the summer we were engaged at Hume Lake, in 2006.  We didn’t have much money that year, and my only gift from my husband was that bible.  I can guarantee you that Christmas, remembering my dear friends story, that Bible meant the whole world to me.  

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The bible is the living and active word of God.  Inspired scripture.  Gods true story.

I’ll never look at that book the same.

what about you? do you take your bible for granted sometimes too?

6.22.14

sometimes my voice memos are meaningful.  deep thoughts.  inspirations as I’ve driving down the road.

and sometimes they are simply reminders to myself. 

Not that you really want to know what to or not to do on a cross country road trip with your family…but just in case.

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I’ve heard so many of you say since listening to this series, you’ve started making yourself voice memos! I love to hear that!  This has been such a fun challenge for me – and it’s got me thinking about what voice memos I make in the future.  I can’t lie, right now I’m sorta terrified to make new ones knowing that people are actually listening this month…but I’d love to hear how this has inspired you and what kind of notes YOU are leaving for yourself!

  • Chantel - I’ve been leaving myself a few notes, mostly about blogging stuff but I’ve also started asking Raeca a few questions and recording her answers, I think it will be fun to listen back.ReplyCancel

8.12.14

on a walk.  yep, I was on a walk when I was making this voice memo. but I love it.  you never know when the inspiration is going to hit.

something I really wanted to focus on this year when the kids started back to “school” was investing in relationships.  

It’s so easy for me to work, work, work when I have those coveted 5 hours off twice a week.  I am a task oriented, planner, list maker type person and sometimes I think I value productivity over relationship.  but NO MORE.  I know it will be a lifelong struggle, but my heart wants so much more to spend time with PEOPLE. 

I am starting to see why the Lord put this on my heart, and I’m oh so grateful.  Almost every Thursday this fall, I’ve had coffee or breakfast with a different friend.  One on one.  There’s something about that one on one time. It’s so much easier to dive deeper.  no kids.  no distractions.  time set aside for that one friend.

I’m working on my “bucket list” of sorts that I made in this voice memo.  grace, grace!

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how do you make relationships a priority?  I”d love your wisdom!

  • Lauren - I literally was just posting my blog link on twitter and yours was right under mine. wouldn’t you know we’re focusing on similar things today! i’m in a season where i’m craving community and that takes a lot of investing. but its so worth it. sometimes i sit down for a few minutes with colored sharpies in hand, and write actual hand written notes and pop them in the mail. i try to make sure every thing i send is encouraging…i find that just that little act lets people know they are loved.ReplyCancel

  • Molly - Wynne, thank you for amazing, courageous, beautiful writing! Just wanted you to know that God has used this post to confirm some things He’s been pressing on my heart lately. Thank you for sharing this!ReplyCancel

  • Chantel - This is so me in this fall season! I think for the few months prior I forgot that even though I am an introvert I still need to connect with like minded women. In the last few weeks I’ve been making a point of opening up my home more and inviting friends in and it’s been really good for my spirit.ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - SO important!!! It makes me so sad that text messages have become the norm these days. I try to make a point to be intentional with all my friendships – including those who live far away by sending snail mail and making phone calls :)ReplyCancel

  • Erika (@rougeandwhimsy) - I harass my friends sometimes… I text them and say What are you doing this date at this time. Let’s get food, let’s go for a walk. I don’t just say, “let’s hang out” but I text them with purpose to see them.

    I also try to mail cards to a few friends who are farther away and try to schedule phone chats with them during my lunch break. I am not always great at it, but I try my best. :)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Worley - I love this. it’s so true we can focus efforts on other things when we only have just a few hours. but i’m with you… who wouldn’t wanna spend that time investing ourselves in others and making relationships better?! thanks for this great reminder!ReplyCancel