life beyond the well…

the best birthday gift…


if you know me and pay considerable enough attention to my life (as well as my IM profile), you should know that my birthday is coming up in approximately ONE week. yay for me…i’ll be on that for real grown person status as i turn 22. i won’t lament about being old, but i’ll just say that time flies when you’re having fun!

there are several things that i’ve been considering would be good birthday gifts. remembering that i’m casually unemployed, i’ve reminded everyone i know that gifts such as kroger gift cards, walmart/target gift cards, bp gift cards are all useful gifts. there’s no time for extravagance…gotta be practical about the things that you need (i guess that’s part of being grown and stuff). anyhow, i’m reconsidering what i would like…

in the traditional view of some material possession…i’d prolly say that i want money (i mean, i do need to be able to pay my bills) or some cute uga hoodie or a cute purse. however, this morning i had insight as to what i REALLY want for my birthday…so here goes…

for my birthday…i’d like to have the means to drive to louisiana (leaving on wednesday) so that i can go and participate in some type of hurricane relief effort. i’d like to be able to know that i can sufficiently gas up the honda (to travel there and back) and pack it with supplies for those who are needy. then upon getting there, i’d like to connect with a local church and do whatever is necessary to aid in the relief. that would be the perfect birthday gift.

and now…in traditional fashion, i’m out somewhere trying to figure how i can make my wishes for a birthday present a reality…

“the greatest among us are those who serve” ~upper room daily devotional

“everybody can be great. because anybody can serve. you don’t have to have a college degree to serve. you don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.” ~ rev. martin luther king, jr.

peace and blessings…


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

2 thoughts on “the best birthday gift…

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