Ariel. 19. Southern California. Barista, coffee shop art director, practicing adventurer, part-time caffeine addict, full-time sass master. Worship is an all the time kind of thing.

I have a passion for coffee and tea, if that's even possible...

I have a heart for the lost and I wish for them to be found. Yahweh Shammah.

2 Corinthians 3:5-6
Hosea 6:6

“Life’s too short to drink crappy coffee and cry over boys who don’t care.” -Matty Healy (the 1975)

So far, growing up has just been a pretty huge disappointment. The curtain has been drawn and the wizard is just a man, but more than that, he’s a fat old man who’s spent his entire life living in routine and trying to make money so that he’s forgotten what living really is. I don’t know if it’s an age thing or a generational thing, but the people my age aren’t content with living 9-5 lives. I think there’s so much that God can do with an adventurous heart because it’s so willing to commit to miraculous things. But we are a generation of Peter’s, and just as much as Peter was the man who walked on water with Jesus and was quick to say he would go to the ends of the earth with Christ, he was also the man who denied Christ three times when things got rocky; when things got real. God doesn’t give up on us when we give up on Him. He’s not intimidated by our moments of weakness. When we respond with repentance the way Peter did, there will always be redemption and restoration. Peter preached at pentecost after he returned to God. No matter how many times we turn away, God restores us when we come back. It’s time we learn the difference between remorse for the consequences of our sin and repentance in response to God’s heartbreak due to our sin. By Excerpts from my mind [at 4am] #26

The moment I made it past the grapevine and the mountainous hills fell away, this incredible weight left my shoulders.  And I know that sounds incredibly cliche, but San Diego had been trying to asphyxiate me for months and the second I saw the San Joaquin Valley stretch out before me, I felt free, like I’d thrown off the plastic bag over my head that was tied down by everything I left in San Diego.  I am 19 years old and this beautiful world is all around me, waiting to be explored, and so I did. I explored just me and God and it was one of the best weeks of my life.  More than any stunning moment that took my breath away was the extraordinary provision and protection God has placed on my life.  From wandering the streets of downtown San Francisco to sleeping in a $40 motel in Coos Bay to sleeping in my car at a rest stop in Orick to well over 40 hours of driving and a four car pile up directly behind me at one point to driving through winding roads at one o’ clock in the morning, God was there with me through it all.  I am so thankful that I had the amazing opportunity to go on this unforgettable adventure.  I only hope that I can do it again.

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” 
― Terry PratchettA Hat Full of Sky