Quinn is from Bend, Oregon. I’m one-hundred percent sure God wanted us to be friends. Why else would He have brought us both to Biola and given us the same job the same year and made us territory calling partners?
Quinn loves people and Jesus and Harry Potter and pandas sliding down slides and Kittens Inspired by Kittens and Star Wars and Disneyland and The Office and How I Met Your Mother and Biola and peanut butter. She has the voice of Belle (it’s seriously so beautiful. I love that people can sing.) and she looks like Aurora and she wants to be Ariel because she loves the Ocean. Her favorite color is lilac because it is tranquil and relaxing but also pretty and fun. When she was little she wanted to be a veterinarian like her dad. She loves her family.
She has such an awesome heart and I’m so excited to get to know her even more. I wish all of you could meet her because she seriously fills my heart with such joy. I’m in awe that we are friends.
Also, check out this lighting and that reflection in the glass and all the flowers that God blew off the trees for us to enjoy. Go Him.
EDIT: SHE WROTE ME A NOTE AND TIP-TOED DOWN MY HALL WHILE I WAS IN MY ROOM TO LEAVE IT OUTSIDE FOR ME LIKE A SNEAKY MOM AND IT’S SO LONG AND SO NICE.
revisiting some of shannon leith’s photography and loving how she sees so much beauty in the so-called ordinary.
It seems like I always end up back in this place. I want to know others and to be known so that I can trust, but in order to trust I have to know others and have others know me. I want to be accepted so I show others the shiny parts of me but then I am not satisfied with that acceptance because they don’t know all of me. I want to share but I’m afraid to risk. I don’t want to hide but I don’t want to be naked either. I know that the Lord wants me but then I don’t know at all.
"Everything in spiritual community is reversed from the world’s order. It is our weakness, not our competence, that moves others; our sorrows, not our blessings, that break down the barriers of fear and shame that keep us apart; our admitted failures, not our paraded successes, that bind us together in hope. A spiritual community is full of broken people who turn their chairs toward each other because they know they cannot make it alone."
Found: The heart of heaven →
I want to re-meet the mountains,
become a close acquaintance with the trees and
find I’m not alone in my most intimate friendship
with the rivers and the streams. I want
to dance through the forest and
sing to the trees, to lay
on hot wet rocks and stroll
through tall dry…
"God likes to do new things."
"As a very wonderful doctor once said to me, ‘Don’t tell me what other people have told you about yourself. Tell me about you.’"
As I’m getting more and more settled here in this new places I’m finding that I’m liked. It’s really nice and everything, but I find that there’s something missing. More than being liked I really just want to be known.