Monday, May 9, 2011
Best way to spend a Friday night...
At Liberty, playing cards with a few of my favs (Aaron, Evan, Klint)!
I woke up from my nap today without the recollection of a dream, but with a phrase and a thought burned into my consciousness.
I am the vine. You (and you too!) are the branches.
Have you been seeking fulfillment? Have you been eating the fruit from your own tree or your neighbors, hoping to find the thing that satisfies? I'm afraid we've got it backwards, folks!
What you are looking for cannot be found in the fruit; that will only make your tummy sick and leave your soul still searching. What you are craving is found by taping into the vine, not the extension of the branch. Follow a source back to it's start and it is there, in the love of the Father, that you will find what you are looking for. The fulfillment you desire can be met in full by the Father and from that place of contentment, peace, your branches will bear more fruit than you can hardly stand. It will be ridiculous. :)
Saturday morning brought with it a lovely Wedding Shower for Ellie :)
Hosted by the generous English ladies!
Ellie and her momma, Nancy.
Oh my goodness, Bride's chair!
I like her a lot.
And I ended with a night of celebration -- only this time, it was to the cessation of nursing school! These people are precious, each one is dear to me.