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Bible Verse of the Day – Stupid Sins!

Keep Me From Stupid Sins

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“…Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭19:11-14‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Simple enough, right? I literally almost laughed out loud today when I read “stupid sins” – mostly because it’s so true. Sins really are pretty stupid. I can’t think of a better descriptive word.

I hope that this little excerpt will stick with you throughout the day today. May you be washed clean of the sins that try so stealthily to stick to you, and may you be comforted by the truth that Jesus has died to set you free from them. And to set you free from repeating the ones that want to cling so closely.

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The Loss

I was once your flower and now I’m a weed
Clogging creativity and making you bleed
Stunting your growth and pulling you away
From life you love and where you want to stay
I’m sorry my love, I never wanted any of this
I wanted nothing but you, your touch, your kiss
I’m asking for too much, over and over
I’m no longer your flower, not even a clover
Just a tumble weed who’s lost its way
Brittle and broken, and gone astray

You were never my friend, I wanted you to be
I molded you into the person for me
I took your plans and made them mine
I thought that we’d always be just fine
You exhausted yourself changing for me
Weathered, you tried, but lost being free
I clipped your wings and you couldn’t fly
You tried, I cried and we kept asking why
I always wanted you, I even sacrificed me
You did the same, we never felt free
Our dedication to one another
Caused our own lives to suffer
We wanted to mend it, to hold it together
To find ways to ignore it or make it better
Allowing it to grow more and quickly spread
Is what fills me up with absolute dread
Is it benign or is it malicious?
Can we recover with just a few stitches?

I won’t ever give up, I keep searching for ways
To recover and build clarity from all the haze
Next time I’m sad, I won’t let you know
I’ll hold it inside, and hope it won’t grow
I’ll tend to it like a hopeless garden
I won’t quench it’s thirst, I’ll let it harden
It won’t grow any roots, I’ll starve it to death
I won’t feed it at all, it’ll never take a breath

 

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He Whispers to Me

He whispers to me, “you’re not alone”

I’m here with you, in me you have a home

A dwelling that’s safe and always secure

A protection from weathering, that’ll always endure

You’ve always had the keys, just walk inside

Come back to me girl, my door is open wide

I’ve been waiting for you, I’ll never leave

I’m here for you, you can cry on my sleeve

There there my girl, your tears are safe with me

We’re together now, all that’s left is for you to just be

No need for words or explanation

I know you fully, I’ve always been your strong foundation

I gave you freedom to reach the edge

You’ve been walking so far out on the ledge

Is it worth it my child? What’s on the other side?

Do you like the world that awaits, or do you want to hide?

Your choice, it’s all yours you see

Do you want more and more, or do you just want me?

 

 

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I’ve Been Watching Us Fray Away

We were entangled by our thoughts and cares

Together, united – you showed up without question, constantly there

You swept up my mess of pain and tears

That manifested from the darkness of the past two years

You allowed me to cry and heal every day

By just being you, like an angel sent my way

How do I repay this beautiful soul, this treasure of a friend?

Lately I’ve been aloof, each day from start to end

I’ve been watching us ravel away, slowly, thread by the thread

I feel helpless, and honestly, absolute dread

How can this be? Me? The one unthreading our strands?

Carelessly unwinding the tiny pieces woven together, with my own hands

Watching the clock tick away, I wish somehow you’ll stay

I feel so faded, tangled, alone, astray

I pray, I pray, some day the grace you’ve offered me

Will be sent back to you, more vast than any sea

Truly a sister, my friend, I miss you

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This poem is dedicated to my best friend. Pretty sure she knows who she is. I love you.

~ Bethany

 

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But First, Coffee

Hi world. It’s been awhile since I’ve taken a moment to sit down and write a little something on my own blog. I’ve been busy writing for my adorable clients, working hard in my business Content Social Media Queen.

So today, I thought I’d start the morning off with a little post about nothing other than the cool, caffeinated beverage that makes the world go round: COFFEE.

As you can see, I’m already almost done with my first cup. 😉

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One of my fave at-home drinks to make is a simple espresso. {I found this adorable espresso maker at a local salvation army for $5.}

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When I visited The Simple Farm in Arizona, I learned the art of slowing down, savoring a cup of morning coffee, and just taking a moment to pause and thank God for a new day.

Things have been crazy lately. I wake up at 6am, rush off to my new office space in Fullerton, and sit down to work. I get stuck in these ruts of “work, work work” ~ and although working is wonderful, it’s important to find balance and infuse each day with a bit of rest too.

So this morning, I’m doing just that! I like to call it a little “beauty break.”

I hope you join me now {even if it’s for five minutes} to meditate on the things you’re thankful for today while sippin’ on a cup of joe. Even though life is messy, there’s still bits of beauty we can take time to focus on. ❤

P.S. If you don’t have time necessarily to slow down, check out some of The Best Espresso Makers for a quick cup of joe that totally satisfies!

Cheers,

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