August 5, 2014

august desktop + wallpaper // listen + go

"But safety is only an illusion, and letting it go is part of listening to the silence, and to the Spirit."
- madeleine l'engle, walking on water

isn't that such a profound truth? safety is an illusion... because as much as we try to preserve ourselves from harm/failure/disaster, we inevitably encounter it. too often we weigh our options on the scale of security - as if  the "better" choice will look safe, financially stable, socially acceptable, and easily mapped out with a 5 year plan.

we have to let our finite idea of safety go if we truly want to listen to the Spirit and embark on the adventure He's called us to - whether that be moving to a completely different country or culture, or starting that novel you've always wanted to write. don't push away that voice that's telling you to step out of your comfort zone... don't let the questions of 'what-ifs' and 'does it make sense' stop you from following your dreams...

because most of the time, God will call us to do something that doesn't make sense and we have no idea what will happen, but if we believe that God has the power to make the sun stand still, to part the red sea, to shut the mouths of lions, and to multiply one kid's lunch to feed multitudes, then we believe He can do anything and He's worthy of our trust and obedience even if we don't understand.

this line always comes to mind when talking about His wild [perhaps considered 'unsafe'] plan for our lives.....
"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver, "Who said anything about being safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."
- c.s. lewis, the lion the witch and the wardrobe

praying this would be an empowering reminder that the King is calling you and paving the way for you, so take a step... and go!

for this month's collab, kelli + i [+ ezra!] ventured up to glacier national park, because i don't think anything evokes journey and adventure and "go" quite like that place! it's dreamy and inspiring... and really those words don't do it justice! hope you enjoy this snapshot of our inspiring location on all your tech!

love you all!


  1. You know how I love these! Great post and pic!

    1. thanks molly!! so happy you enjoy these. :)

  2. Love this (both the wallpaper and the post)! This is something God has been teaching me for a very long time now, and "adventure" has become my theme for life in every way. You captured the meaning perfectly. I've never heard that Madeline L'Engle quote before, but it's a great one! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. thanks for the encouraging words britt! :) i highly recommend her book that i borrowed that quote from... madeleine is so wise and so insightful in her thoughts on faith and art... and it's helping me get back to that childlike sense of wonder and faith and adventure. so much love to you! :)

  3. Great post.  I have nominated you for a Leibster Award!  Check out the details here:

  4. Hi there!! I just wanted to let you know I featured your gorgeous wallpapers on my blog today. Keep up the amazing work!

    God Bless,

    1. thank you so much kelly!! what a fun surprise! it warms my heart + blesses me to know you enjoy these... thank you again!! xo!