February Reflections

 Photo by Grace

Photo by Grace

  1. Listening to Common Culture IV - a compilation by popular YouTuber, Connor Franta.    
  2. Seeing sunsets. They've been therapeutic for me as I lean into this in - between season.  
  3. Reading the book of Genesis using the She Reads Truth study. This study has opened up my eyes to seeing how incredibly loving, gracious and merciful God is - even when humanity rejects Him time and time again.  
  4. Learning that friendships go through seasons and sometimes they end because time has brought it to that place where the friendship has run its course. It may not be anybody's fault. It may just be an ebb and flow that progressed in this way. Maybe we'll be close again. Maybe we won't. And that's OK. 
  5. Wanting to spend time with my brother - our recent 15 minute FaceTime conversations have been the highlight of my week. 
  6. Opening up to people around me a little bit more. Vulnerability is hard. Vulnerability is necessary.  
  7. Thinking through what it means to be a young black woman living in today's North American society. There's so much I don't understand and so much I don't want to acknowledge because of fear and discomfort. And yet I can't keep pushing it aside. To do that is to ignore a history that has shaped perspectives and interactions of thousands of people; It is to ignore hate and pain that has fractured communities and hindered relationship; It is to ignore the deep imprint of sin. This is not where my identity lies but it is something that I need to learn and process and figure out.  
  8. Feeling at peace with where I'm going to be in September. Adventures await me Abba and I'm so glad you're going before me and walking alongside me. 
  9. Loving this blog by a new friend of mine. You put into words thoughts and feelings that I'm too scared to say outside the pages of my journal. Thank you for being courageous in your vulnerability - God is using it in incredible ways. 
  10. Looking forward to A Night of Worship and Prayer with Christian students at YorkU tonight.