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Kim is a wife, designer, seamstress, blogger, crafter, Dr. Pepper addict and is the writer behind the Yellow Songbird blog. She tweets too!

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  1. Great post! I understand wanting to go back to the sinful life … it just seemed easier. Thanks for reminding me to love without limits!

    Blessings!

  2. The nearest I can tell, He has spent the last year tearing down my vision of who I thought that I was. I’m not the person I thought I was, nor who I wanted to be. Maybe there is ultimate good and real growth in this situation.

    Curry doesn’t sound so good to me either, but it’s better for the waistline than the french fries!

  3. Sara Groves has a great song this reminded me of called Painting Pictures of Egypt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUYAmVYnC-Y) that talks about how the familiar feels comfortable even though we know our new destination is infinitely better. Our human nature would rather have what we are used to and what we know. C. S. Lewis says, “We’re not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”

  4. I love the last line of this post about curry. My boyfriend is first generation American, from a Sri Lankan family. And curry has become a big part of my life in the last year. 🙂

    But I understand exactly what you’re talking about here. I’m doing my best to follow where God leads, but sometimes I want my old comfy job and salary and benefits and stable life back. Even if I know I’m so much happier with where God’s leading me now.

    So glad to have found your blog through (in)courage too!

  5. Great post! Sometimes, it’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t feel immediate change and then, seemingly out of nowhere, it’s like “Huh? What I just did was so uncharacteristic of me” and then you start to see some of the growth that the Lord has been bringing to your life. It does all start when you realize how broken we are and that we can’t do it on our own. Beautiful post!

  6. I went through a women’s study that helped you find your values. My top one? Growth. In relationships, in love, in life, in faith. It’s so beautiful (and sometimes challenging!) to see how God always invites us out of our comfort zones and into His arms. Thanks for your words!