I love this adventure we’re on together, friends. This quest for the undefeated life. The search for the epic in the everyday. The glorious journey of setting our eyes on God and following wherever He leads.

But sometimes, I get tired.

Sometimes, I stumble and fall and wonder why on earth I ever thought we could do this.

Sometimes, I just want to give up.

That’s when I come to the well.

I did not build it; I merely found it. It was built by the courageous hearts who have gone before us. By the brave ones who walk beside us now. And it is filled by the mighty One who has called us and leads us along this marvelous adventure of faith.

It is a well of words, of life.

Truth from Scriptures. Encouragement from leaders. Honesty from artists and friends.

Every word, a strength-giving stone. Every sentence, a life-giving draught of courage.

I come here often to drink deep of these words, to let their light fill my heart and lend me strength for the journey.

Today, I brought an extra cup just for you.

So drink deep, my friend.

On the weary days, the dreary days, the days when you feel like you want to quit and turn back and curl up in bed and abandon this whole adventure, come to this well. Drink deep, and be refreshed.

We can do this. Together.

~Katie


 

“Jesus answered, ‘Whoever drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14

No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God in a human spirit; it is an inner unconquerableness. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest

We have the idea that God is going to do some exceptional thing, that He is preparing and fitting us for some extraordinary thing by and by, but as we go on in grace we find that God is glorifying Himself here and now in the present minute. If we have God’s say-so behind us, the most amazing strength comes, and we learn to sing in the ordinary days and ways. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2

It circled three times round the mast and then perched for an instant on the crest of the gilded dragon at the prow. It called out in a strong sweet voice what seemed to be words though no one understood them. After that it spread its wings, rose, and began to fly slowly ahead, bearing a little to starboard. Drinian steered after it not doubting that it offered good guidance. But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, “Courage, dear heart,” and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan’s, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face. C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

“Son of Adam,” said Aslan. “Are you ready to undo the wrong that you have done to my sweet country of Narnia on the very day of its birth?”

“Well, I don’t see what I can do,” said Digory. “You see, the Queen ran away and–”

“I asked, are you ready?” said the Lion. C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:16-21

Perhaps we could say, then, that being an artist has something to do with being brave enough to move toward what makes you come alive. Emily P. Freeman, A Million Little Ways

As long as there are people on earth, the world will have glimpses of God. He chooses us to move through. He chooses your personality, your spunk, your passion, your strengths, and your weaknesses to work in and through and with. Christ still moves around in the world through the filter of your you-ness. And so the meaning of our lives is not dependent upon what we make of it but of what he is making of us. As we begin to grasp what that means, the words of God and the truth of Christ become less like words to live by and more like truth to live into. Emily P. Freeman, A Million Little Ways