A few words that describe me lately:
RELENTLESSLY - this is how the Lord pursues us (The Church) as his bride. I desire to pursue Him relentlessly as well - even to the extent of forsaking all else.
NATURALLY - my friend Lisa created an incredible painting that is now hanging in my bedroom. This painting is huge and beautiful, and is based loosely off the works of Spanish artist Antoni Gaudi. This painting was featured in an art show recently in downtown Dallas, and Lisa described it to others as "Naturally Stephanie." She said the bright colors and bold pattern are what she thinks of to describe me, naturally. This makes me smile! (Anyone who really knows me understands that bright colors TOTALLY define me ... as long as those colors somehow involve pink and green. :)
BROKEN - I do not need to go deep into this one. The Lord is stripping good things away from my life, in order to replace them with the BEST things. I am still in the middle of this ... and might be for awhile. But His hope is shining through. "...but we have these treasures in jars of clay to show the all-surpassing power of God ..." "i am pressed but not crushed, persecuted not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed!"
EXHAUSTION - having mono sucks. There's no getting around it.
HUMBLED - My mom came to be with me while I was sick. :) And I have felt the outpouring love of my friends like craaazy lately ... that is so humbling. God is SO good to provide encouragement when I need it.