Friday, October 26, 2012

clearing my thoughts

imagine your home as a blank slate. completely empty of everything. an empty canvas. now add back in the things that you have to have to survive and the things you use daily. what does it look like? pretty boring? now think of your most treasured possessions. this could be a family heirloom, a blanket that took you three years to knit, or a piece of artwork your little one made for you. don't go crazy, these are just the things that you would try to save from a fire; the irreplaceable items you don't want to live without. now what does it look like?


lately i've been going through things and completely getting rid of things i don't love or need. this may seem drastic, but simplifying my apartment has helped me in a number of ways. best of all there's not so much to clean. and when i take a look around, i can only see things i love. that makes me happy.

then, a light bulb went off: if simplifying my apartment makes me happy, what would simplifying my mind feel like? what would life be like if i had no worries?  and how exactly would that work? how does one clear their mind of miscellaneous nonsense? wow, that's intense.

then the light got a bit brighter...

seriously, it was a "duh" moment. straight from God, a gentle reminder like always . all i have to do is pray and let Him take over. give my anxieties, concerns, worries to God. i could preach faith day-to-day, but now it's time to practice and trust in Him.

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16.



  1. This is so inspiring, Courtney. Words can't express how much I love you and an so proud of you!!!!!! Love you bunches, Mammaw

  2. sometimes so hard to do... but SO necessary

  3. Courtney,

    This is the first time I have ever posted anything on facebook, but I feel that i have to.

    As I arrived at work today what was the first thing that I saw, YOU. You as you always are, SMILING. If there has ever been someone that is always the same person day after day YOU are. Never changing no matter what day, week or month. I am so glad that you posted "Clearing my Thoughts". So just needed to respond.

    As I read this I too have been learning to live without things that clutter my life and mind. Trying to decide what makes me happy. What things should I keep and the things that I need to let go of. One thing that I realized so far is my health, this is the first and foremost that I had to change because it is me that makes me happy. I needed to make sure that I had myself and the other things around me would be the icing on the cake.

    So as I read this my heart began to beat faster and my eyes began to water feeling that someone was feeling the same as i have been feeling. As I continued my heart began to race faster and faster, this means only one thing that we are all just one and feel the same from time to time and what brings us this point. So I stopped and thought a moment just to see what more you had to say.

    Then I scrolled down:


    It was as if you read my mind. The exact thought came to me as well. What else matters other than HIM.

    So, are we not the icing on the cake?


    1. Oh Thad! You seriously just made my day. Thank you for your kind words. Don't you just love how God tells us exactly what we need to hear, at just the right time?

      Icing on the cake indeed! Fondant ribbons and all!

      xo Lunch soon, ok?!


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