Monday, November 2, 2009

{ Whispers }

Whispers of God's love and evidences of His grace in my life over the past few days:
~ Frequent late shifts at work that leave me with long, cozy mornings at home to read my Bible
~ Excited to start this read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year schedule. I've never seen an arrangement quite like this one before, and I think it will help me keep momentum. Numbers and Deuteronomy can get a little dry sometimes :-)
~ Crisp, sunny autumn mornings

{the view out our living room window}

~ Really digging Crimson Stripe's arrangements of hymns and Mars Hill songs, but unfortunately for you none of their music is online yet. Guess you'll just have to come to church with me to hear it :-)
~ Still convicted by and mulling over this sermon
~ So glad for my Dad's 8+ hour layover at the airport this Saturday! Mike and yours truly picked him up, and the three of us spent hours meandering through Ikea before meeting my cousin and two of her three kids for dinner at Famous Dave's BBQ. It was so nice to get to spend time with Dad, reconnect with my cousin and eat great food! The highlight of the evening for me was her three-year-old son (still wearing his Superman costume--it was Halloween, after all) singing the "I love you, you love me" song from Barney to us. So sweet.
~ This view out the break room window at work (sorry for the picture quality, I took it with the camera on my phone)

{I always thought that body of water was
the Puget's actually Possession Sound!}

~ So thankful for a secure job that I enjoy and coworkers that I get along with!
~ Flight of the Conchords actor + Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre writer/director = A movie that Mr. and I might actually pay to see in theatres. Which is saying a lot, since we don't even have a TV...
~ Seriously, married life keeps getting better. Every. Single. Day.
{Seriously, I don't mean to make every single blog post about him. Really truly I don't. But it's hard not to when he's so, like, you know, amazing.}
~ Mike's excitement over the possibility of re-launching his business when his current employment contract ends next month. This man is an entrepreneur to the core, and his delight over being the very idea of being self-employed again is contagious!
~ Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer (for the Caffeinated Times)
~ Gingerbread Spice tea (for the Uncaffeinated Times)
One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog was inspired by Joshua 4. God tells the Israelites to take stones from the dry bed of the Jordan River (which God dried up so they could cross) and set the stones up as a memorial, to remind the Israelites of God's goodness to them. I want to use this blog to be an archive of the goodness, kindness, and mercy God shows me every day--sometimes He whispers, sometimes He shouts, but always He shows His love.


  1. Nikki, it is so nice to finally "meet" you! I heard nothing but amazing + beautiful things about you from Chelle! And I love reading your sweet little lists :) That Bible reading plan looks so awesome- I think I might be joining you on that this year- I love how it is arranged. I always, always get stuck in the OT prophesy books- this could really help me!

    P.S. We love LOST too! I am sad that this year is the last season- I am so curious as to how it is all going to wrap up in the end!

  2. Love reading your whispers. Really, really. I am excited about doing my own " evidences of God's grace. " In Bellevue we have a time before the sermon for this. And it's always so beautiful and honoring to Jesus. As is your life, sweet friend... beautiful + amazing and honoring to Jesus. I cannot even tell you how glad I am about your blog. Now we just have to talk Nan + Hesper into keeping one. (hint/hint dears)
    And that read the Bible in a year plan does look so awesome. Thank you for sharing.
    Now I am going to wrap this up and give you a little call and see about maybe meeting up for coffee in the next couple days?

  3. P.S. So tickled to see that you and Andi, another one of my truly beautiful + amazing friends, have "met."