Dwell in Me

Seeking God in the Every Day

Existing in Real Life


I feel like this is the first day in over a week that I’ve been able to just be still.

I don’t know how I get so busy. I felt like I had so much time over the summer, and then as school started my schedule got more filled and, well, I think I had been taking the margins in my life this summer for granted.

But busyness isn’t all bad. I’m busy with fun things and fulfilling things. And if I hadn’t also been recuperating from a cold last week, I think I would have had more free time to write and do more of the things I love to do and feel called to do. (And maybe my floors would have a little less dog fur on them.)

I really wanted to write last week about getting to meet another blogger. I actually do exist in real life (though, full disclosure, Ria is just my blog name), and so doesΒ Caroline, an amazing and beautiful spirit-filled woman. I loved getting to share actual physical space with her and her lovely husband in their living room just over a week ago. If you haven’t seen her blog, I’d recommend stopping by In Due Time to see how God is moving in her life.


She and her husband were so welcoming! The boys mostly watched football while we talked about a lot of things, but mostly about what God is doing and teaching us in the midst of our trials. And we prayed together. Can I tell you? There are no words to describe how I felt God moving during that prayer.

And I’m so grateful that DH, who hasn’t really ever talked to anyone about this IF stuff in person outside of our parents, had the opportunity to be there with us.

It is amazing to see this couple’s faith in practice as they wait on God for an expected miracle. I just can’t wait to meet their baby (or babies!) whenever God brings them! What joy that day will be!

It was such an honor to be able to share a little real life with them. And it made me want more of it!

I’d like to extend the invitation to anyone who reads this little blog of mine, if you’re in the Houston area and craving a little “in real life” time, please feel free to e-mail me (fillmynest (at) gmail (dot) com) and we’ll see if we can’t set something up! I’d love to pray with you or just to talk. And if you’re not in Houston but want someone to talk to, e-mail me anyway!

And I am just reminded how very blessed I am to be living today and to have the ability to connect with so many beautiful people through the Internet. It’s hard to imagine going through this without the blog world and all the people who have blessed me through their posts and comments. Thank you all.

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus.
(I Corinthians 1:4)

To share these difficulties, and to one day share each other’s joys when our babies finally do come, is such a gift. And I am so very thankful.

14 thoughts on “Existing in Real Life

  1. That is so awesome! I’m glad you were able to meet up!

  2. I love Caroline…such a wonderful woman of the Lord! Isn’t it amazing how God uses friends to encourage us and walk with us in the hard times!
    What part of Houston are you from? My husband and I are in College Station right now but will be back in Houston as soon as he graduates πŸ™‚

    • Caroline is awesome! And God is so good for providing this community. Not that I’d wish the circumstances on anyone, but I’m glad not to have to go through it alone. And to be able to pray for others and have them pray for me. Wonderful!

      We are in Katy, actually. And spent a few months in College Station (my husband did one semester of a master’s program before getting a job offer that brought us to Houston). Let me know when you’re coming to town and maybe we can meet up.

  3. Jealous! I’m so very glad that you two were able to meet up. Sounds like you two had a great time!

  4. That is really cool! πŸ™‚

  5. So awesome! I’m jealous! I wanna meet blogger friends in real life haha. πŸ™‚

  6. Yay, love this! So thankful for you and our time together xoxo and looking forward to more time to spend with you and your husband. Hope you are both having a great week!!!

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