Growing up. Growing up. I never wanted to admit that the spaceship in my backyard was an ordinary swing set. I never wanted to look in the mirror and see a hopeless romantic. I never wanted to turn the page if it meant the next chapter wasn’t fiction. Because, in fact, I thought that’s what growing up was. I thought it was disbelief shrouded in realism. How terribly wrong I was.
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had to say a sad farewell to my old accord after lots of engine smoking 😭 but, meet Stella!!! 🚘 I’ve been dreaming about getting a mazda cx5 for so long and can’t believe this is now my car!! Jesus is so so so good! 🖤
Two years ago today was when I felt the Lord tell me that my time in Minnesota was coming to a close. I remember thinking that He was wrong and that the best and blessed life for me was my plan, my way, in my city, at my time. God (not so subtly) told me I was wrong in about every possible turn of the phrase.
I felt hopeless and abandoned. I remember the hundreds of days driving hope and being able to see the skyline in the distant and thinking, “there it is! That’s home! We’re so close!” Wonder and joy and Peace would literally flood my lungs when I got to clock out and drive 20 or more miles towards the Motion City, and always being able to see her reach for the sky every second of the drive. 2 years ago today, for the first time, I looked at that skyline and thought, “that used to feel like home.”
I was convinced MInneapolis was the final destination for my journey. I staked my entire life on it actually. And then one day it just felt empty almost like a ghost town.
Change is hard. It’s uncomfortable. It’s challenging. It comes at us like a thief in the night. But there’s something about being faithful in the change that Jesus really likes for some reason.
Whatever season you’re in, don’t let go of Jesus. I know it sounds tacky, but don’t let go of Him. He is the joy. He is the peace. He is the wonder. And He’s not finished writing your story.
My project is almost done. Some details left and it is creating its meaning slowly, slowly, like life should be. Everything is going too fast. Kids are growing too quickly, Time is running like crazy and we are using our time in what way? I am sure you know yours and I know mine. So let’s be wiser and be creative, read, walk close to nature, work with desire and passion, call friends, invite people over, laugh more, dance by yourself (the best), call your parents, listen to your favorite song and sing ( that alone heals me). “Listen”, we can’t make everything around us perfect. Not even close. But we can try to make it better day by day, slowly and at peace. 🙏🏼 Good day everyone. I am trying hard and will continue my journey. I believe! (Maria Martha)
7 2507:21 PM Jan 29, 2018
Gratitude makes everything flourish and kindness makes you the most beautiful person and no matter how you look like. Beauty is within.(Maria Martha)
9 2772:13 AM Jan 29, 2018
My kind of day. Interacting with nature and the animals (one of the greatest creation of God for sure) is what I love and who I am. To me they are more than just animals. I believe in their soul, spirits, communication skills, their affection, the intuition. Here I feel in complete connection with the energy of the universe that conspire in my favor and everyone that has a heart of gold. I do. I have a heart of gold and I will not change that for the biggest mountain of money, to just fit in or material things. Love is a natural feeling. You can’t buy or trade. It is within you. If you are kind, compassionate, free of any discrimination, if you are an inspiration to others, if you value the morals and the basic of human kind, like respect, honor and have compassion towards others and the animals/nature, you have for sure a heart of GOLD. Priceless. Enjoy the silence, the nature and calm your soul. And yes, I’ve got my kiss. (Maria Martha)
9 2449:27 PM Jan 28, 2018
Place the golden leaf behind Buddha. Doesn’t matter if someone else sees it or not. You know, Buddha (your God) knows and see. Meaning: do your best always and don’t worry if someone else knows or sees it. It is within you. Be part of a group of people with compassion, love and selflove, kindness, words of knowledge, wisdom. To find peace you have to be willing to separate yourself from people and things that make all the noise in your life. Breathe and keep calm. We will get there. :) (Maria Martha)
8 2733:51 PM Jan 27, 2018
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