Friday, July 10, 2009

Thrill Ride

Ok, I have finally done it! Started a blog...something I have wanted to do for a couple of years now! I know it will be a nice place for me to release my thoughts, joys, fears, and stories. There are many in my life! I know that God has placed Mark and I on a very unique path. We have struggled in many things, but have, by grace, managed to strap on our seat belts, clutch on for dear life, screaming the whole way, but feeling the wind on our face and the thrill of the ride....even when we feel as though we are the only ones on it, and thinking, ".....but we didn't know we were getting on this ride...we wanna be on that one over there!" But, alas, here we are, on this one, made for us with custom seats, and trying our best to view the horizon through God's eyes.

For my first post...there's something you should know about me....I am obsessed, basically. I am obsessed with finding the meaning in everything. I know that God has called me, called Mark, called us to our situation, to somehow point to Him and to the grace and life only He can deliver in the midst of it. And believe me, this is not an attempt on my part to make myself feel better because life is hard. I can also be quite the cynic. But that obsession I have comes from a deep place that has known for many years that we are here for a short time, and that life should be full of passion, of shared love, of embracing moments. My sanity depends on it! Otherwise, my heart will darken in a shroud of cynicism, envy, and despair. So, many of my thoughts and stories will reflect that contradiction in me. But hopefully, I will make a record of the adventures we experience, many of which are crazy at the time, but we find ourselves laughing later. We have endured many unbelievable moments due to Landen's antics! I will try soon to post some of the highlights that I can remember so far! Thanks for walking this journey with me. Enter at your own risk!! =)

6 comments:

  1. Way to go, Jessica! I hope this site will be a blessing to you, as I am certain it will be a blessing to others. So cool to see you taking that first step towards something you've been wanting to do for so long!

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  2. SO glad you are finally doing this Jess! Probably should've started a long time ago to document all of your tales :), but I know you've been a little busy!! You'll be a great inspiration & blessing to many others...& well as a little comic relief! :) I love you! Chris :)

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  3. I am glad someone finally got you to do this. I have been trying for over a year to get you too...:) Here's to your life full of chaos---beautiful, indeed! XOXOXOXO

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  4. Sanna Leigh-PearceJuly 13, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    Hey~~Jess, glad you are finally doing this - it should be therapeutic for you; Lord knows ya'need it! You are an truly an inspiration to all that know and love you. And I love you to pieces. ~ Mom

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  5. Glad to see you blogging, Jess. It is a great way of expression and can lead to other things down the road. You write beautifully and I encourage you to let this become a creative expression of your heart. Also, don't get discouraged if you don't get comments. Blogging, in my oppinion, is more about you doing it for you. Should anyone get a blessing through your sharing, it makes it an added blessing.

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  6. There was so much you have said that I can relate to. One of the things I have to keep reminding myself of, that you mentioned, is that to be like Christ we must suffer as he did, and how a lot of Christains don't get that or believe it. Like you said, we are on this earth, a spiritually fallen one, not in heaven. Heaven is where all His glory will be revealed. I read recently something that has also helped me. " If we don't learn to embrace our crosses, we will be crushed by our crosses". I'm in that inbetween place, learning to embrace my crosses, becauses I've come so close to being crushed by them. Blessings, Karen

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