new blog for writing!

February 21, 2012

I have been writing so much lately, I thought it would be a good idea to have a blog just for writing/art. This blog will still be updated with experiences in my life and other thoughts about being a missionary, but the other blog will focus on the writing/art side.

Take a look: http://nicolelovesart.wordpress.com

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teeming.

February 13, 2012

When you are full,
it is easy to share.

good times in glasgow.

February 2, 2012

I mentor a lovely girl called Julia. We got to revisit the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow (it had been almost 6 years since I’d been there!). The chairs are designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (a famous Glasgow designer who designed the curtains in my lounge). Six years ago, the Willow Tea Rooms made a friend and I late for a flight to Ireland, which caused us to buy new tickets. It was worth it–

We ate pecan cheesecake, bought matching necklaces, ate fish and chips (at a different place), and then went to see a gig. Chasing Owls and Admiral Fallow (listen to them!).

Julia says, “Every time we get together, we eat the best food and find the best places. You should have a tagline, ‘Mentoring on steroids.'” (She mentors me far more than I mentor her anyway!).

In March, I get to meet a Polish friend’s parents in Poland. I also get to revisit Madrid to see a fellow missionary. So much to look forward to! I am very, very, very thankful for such a fun life and great friends in the gorgeous journeys I take.

morning prayer

February 2, 2012

When I struggle to open my hand,
should I not be thankful I can move my fingers?