I chose the name “Delight & Dwell” because one of my favorite books, Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst, has a chapter about “living loved”. That chapter hit me like a ton of bricks and at the end of it, she included two of my favorite Bible verses. I thought I felt my heart freeze in that moment — I was so stunned.
It has been on my heart for years to start writing again but I wanted it to be intentional. I didn’t want to start writing and then lose focus (like I always do). Life was crazy. Work was crazy. Married life was just beginning. There was always something else to do and I didn’t even know where to start.
But that’s the thing about the pace we live our lives, right? We go go go and only come up for air. That is not living! That is surviving. One of the trainers at my kickboxing gym always would say, “Don’t just survive the work out.” Surviving doesn’t allow for growth (or in his case, inability to sit or stand for dayyyys). So why should we go about life that way?
I was really hung up on what I wanted to name my blog. I figured once I knew that – then the creative juices would flow. I read that page over and over and the words delight and dwell kept jumping off the page.
To me, “delight” means you relish, appreciate, and savor something. To “dwell” happens when you slow down, act intentionally, and allow yourself to sink into the moment, place or feeling. Don’t you already feel calmer after reading that sentence?
I’m SO excited to share the things that brings delight to my heart and where I find places that allow me to truly dwell.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4 ESV).
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]” (Psalm 91:1 AMP).
PS: I started to blog right before I graduated from PUC – it was intended to document my journey into adulthood and posterize the wins and fails of navigating my way through it. I found a way to import those posts into this page so you can find them under Recent Grad and experience life through the lens of a 21-year-old (and perhaps get a good laugh at the naivety of it all).