What glorious weather we had this weekend in Seattle! It may have been the nicest stretch of weather we had so for in 2014. My friend Jen and I had some time to kill before heading to a wedding so we took advantage of the sunshine and explored the hidden crevices of SODO. I don’t often wear suits or ties but the wedding was a great opportunity for me to “suit up!”
Blazer: H&M Shirt & Tie: JCrew Tie Clip: Tiebar Pants: H&M Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Photography by: Jen Au
13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
- John, Ch. 4
This past week I’ve been reflecting on this encounter Jesus has with a Samaritan woman. The conversation centers around a well and water. Further into the chapter we learn that the woman has a history of unsuccessful marriages. Five to be exact. It’s clear that she has been thirsting for love and attempted to quench it through relationships with men. In the end, however, she ends back at square one—thirsty.
I’ve been trying to quench my thirst for some time now. I’ve attempted to do so through friends, materials things, girls, and giving in to sin. Time after time this happens and like the Samaritan woman, I feel discouraged. But in the midst of my dissatisfaction Jesus extends his grace and offers me a drink. The desires and wants I have, although still present, in comparison, grows dim to the peace Jesus offers me.
Today’s the first official day of Spring and you know what that means? Summer is just right around the corner! #DoinWork
Spent this past weekend in Portland celebrating a friend’s birthday. We went shopping (tax-free!), ate at food carts and popular local restaurants, went out in the city, and just enjoyed each other’s company.
I went hiking on Lake22 last month with 2 good friends of mine. Seattle and the PNW has some beautiful hiking trails. We only had our smartphones to rely on for photos but they were more than enough. The scenery was just that lovely.
Cardigan: All Saints T-Shirt: All Saints Pants: H&M Photography by: Jen Au
The Mother: You’re the love of my life, Pooh-Bear. I just worry about you.. I don’t want you to be the guy who lives in his stories.
I went on a short 4-day trip to San Diego over the Halloween weekend. It was my first time there and it just happened to be the one time it was NOT sunny in San Diego. Oh well, despite the lack of sunshine I still had a great time. During the Safari Trip, the cooler weather actually encouraged the animals to roam around more. Our tour guy said that had it been warm the animals would be inclined to stay in the shade and out of sight from the tourists.
I also experienced the nightlife in the Gaslamp District. I don’t have photos to share unfortunately because I didn’t bring my camera out with me (I was quite inebriated).