summer and some Henri wisdom

Wednesday, June 20

Yippee for summer! That glorious season is upon us full swing, and you better believe i'm stuffing my face with watermelon at every chance I can get!  Since coming home from the UK, Kevin and I are absolutely adoring the sunshine and soaking it in. We barbequed with friends last night and sat on our porch talking and laughing. And today we are off to spend a wonderful few days with my family in Santa Cruz, beach beach beach!! I'm bringing spike ball, and can't wait to teach my fam!

I saw this today, and reveled in these and simple, deep and true.
this is my prayer to be a live-er of Christ 
(I wrote "liver" first and that just didn't sound right, haha) 

Living Right, Speaking Right
"To be a witness for God is to be a living sign of God's presence in the world.
What we live is more important than what we say, because the right way of living always leads to the right way of speaking.
When we forgive our neighbors from our hearts, our hearts will speak forgiving words.
When we are grateful, we will speak grateful words, 
and when we are hopeful and joyful, we will speak hopeful and joyful words.

When our words come too soon and we are not yet living what we are saying, 
we easily give double messages. 
Giving double messages - one with our words and another with our actions - makes us hypocrites.

May our lives give us the right words and may our words lead us to the right life."- Henri Nouwen

enjoy the rest of your week dear ones!
next week, I am taking you to Dingle, Ireland...
our favorite place!

love Katie


  1. Beautiful beach!
    And thank you for those words Katie!

  2. love this. both the picture and the message. you are awesome!

  3. Love the prayer--so true, isn't it? Beautiful!


  4. Seems like y'all had an amazing vaca!!!! Love your bathing suit cover up!!! And Henri said it well!!!!! :) Welcome back to the States, from the girl who's in Canada. ha!


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