1. So I know we are way behind, but we just recently finished the BBC Sherlock series with Benedict Cumberbatch (which I am obsessed with). After that, we didn’t really want to start a show, so we just started going through 90’s movies. I have to be honest, I kind of loved it. 10 Things I Hate About You, She’s All That, Remember the Titans… you get the picture. Does anyone else feel so much nostalgia when watching old movies like that? The best part is watching with them Ian because it’s almost like I am seeing them for the first time again. Are you watching anything on Netflix right now? If we were to start a show, what would you suggest? We got rid of cable a few years ago, and don’t really watch TV unless it’s on Netflix, so I am always open to suggestions :).
2. There was obviously a ton of buzz about Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat this past week, and I have to be honest, I am really liking Instagram Stories over Snapchat. I’ve still been using both, but it is so much more convenient to have it all in the same social network. It also makes Instagram a more personal place (even though I’m sure people are only sharing the 5% of their lives they want us to see on video). I am interested to see what people end up using more, but I am thinking if Instagram starts implementing filters, I will be completed sold.
3. “… All is at rest. I in my Savior am happy and blest; watching and waiting, looking above. Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.” This is a hymn that’s been on my mind frequently this past week. It’s amazing to think about the things, worries and doubts that fill our minds and keep us from being at rest in His love. When we grasp what “being filled with His goodness, and lost in His love” means, it’s like an anchor for our souls.
We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18) The sunset, the summer rain, the moment when your baby throws his arms around your neck and lays his head on your shoulder, or laughing til you cry as you get ready for bed with your husband… These are the glimpses of His goodness and glory being revealed. Even in the moments where things don’t really seem to be a part of “your” plan or the moments when you are lost in despair, the hope in the things that are unseen help to bring us rest. The hope is the “watching and waiting and looking above.” This process helps us to loose ourselves in His love. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30 And to be lost in His love is such a beautiful thing.