Guest Reflections: Lori

I have the privilege of being surrounded by some really cool people who have brilliant ideas, engage with incredible people and come across interesting things that more of the world needs to know about. So this series is a space for that.
World, meet Lori.

1. Listening to anything and everything by George Ezra

2. Seeing how suburbia (I grew up and currently live in Mississauga) isn’t so bad when you get to wander around your neighbourhood watching the sunset

3. Reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (started this one last year and put it down to finish up my undergrad, so I figured it’d be a good time to pick it back up now that I’m done school) and George Muller: Delighted in God by Roger Steer (an awesome missionary biography and an incredible challenge to pray boldly and with expectation).

4. Learning that sometimes what I need is more important than what I want. God cares deeply about my sanctification, more deeply than I care about it, and is willing to look like the “bad guy” in my eyes by as He reveals more of the ugliness of my heart instead of giving me what I want in the timing that I want.

5. Wanting to get better at longboarding so that I can tackle steeper hills and cruise for a longer amount of time.

6. Following some awesome women who are so real and open about their lives (@lorewilbert & @emmorice) and a really cool illustrator (@11___13) on IG

7. Thinking Through what is actually restful and what is perceived to be restful. I’ve come to realize that although binge-watching Netflix is easy, it’s not as restful as I think it is. I’m trying to figure out how to introduce activities that might require more effort, but are actually more restful, into my life.

8. Feeling disappointed but confident. I am disappointed because things don’t seem to be working out the way that I want them to, but I am glad that I can have confidence in knowing that even if things don’t work out in how I picture them to, He is still good.

9. Loving hanging out with my parents and getting to know them as I transition into adulthood.

10. Looking forward to learning a new culture in Asia.