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Dear Miley…

Dear Miley,

A lot of people are saying a lot of things about you. I guess you probably know that.

Most of what they are saying isn’t good. I’m sure you know that too.

But it’s okay, right? As long as they are talking. As long as they see you. As long as they know you. 

Who cares what they say. Just keep them saying something.

As long as they talk, you are somebody. As long as they tweet, you are worth tweeting about. As long as they parody, your music is known. As long as they are shocked, you have the shock factor. As long as they blog, your fame is growing.

As long as they care, you are worth caring about.

What if it didn’t have to be that way.

What if your worth wasn’t dependent on them.

What if it didn’t matter who saw… who cared… who tweeted… who blogged… who talked…

What would it be like to just be you? Raw and vulnerable. Defenseless. Not hiding behind the smoke and lights and racy costumes. No shocking new music video or performance. No twerking. Just you.

Who is that? Do you know? 

Is it Hannah Montana? Miley Stewart? Miley Cyrus? Which wig do you wear this time?

If it’s just you, would they still talk? Would they still care? Would they still know you?

If they did know you, just you… the real you, would they still care? Or would you be alone.

Out of the spotlight. Out of the media. Alone. 

What if that was okay? What if it was more than okay? What if they really didn’t matter so much after all?

Every daring stunt, every revealing costume, every innappropriate music video will die. Sure, they’ll live on in infamy for a little while, but eventually they are gone. People move on to the next thing. Isn’t that what always happens? The entertainment world moves so fast. How can you even try to keep up? It’ll get tiring. It’ll wear you down. All of you. Your body given to drugs. Your soul and emotions given to the opinions of a cruel world. You are only human. You can only do so much before you break.

Don’t break. Not like that, at least.

What if you could be completely known. All of you. All the deep things hidden way down in your heart that you hope no one will ever see. The hurt. The anger. The past regrets. The failure. The fear. The condemnation.

What if someone could see all of that… and still care. Care enough to pursue you passionately and purposefully. 

What if they cared enough to allow you to make your mistakes while standing back with arms open wide, waiting for you to come home.

What if they cared enough to take on your pain, your failure, your sin, your regret. What if they cared enough to take it with them to the grave, paying the price for every single thing you have done wrong. Rising again, victorious over both the physical death and spiritual death. Now waiting… waiting… just waiting for you to come home to a place where you are fully known and fully loved.

He did. Jesus did. His body was broken for you and now His heart breaks for you. He sees you for you. He WANTS you for you.

He desperately desires you who you can be through Him. Alive. Transformed. Fulfilled. Complete in Him.

He’s begging you to come home. And I am too.


While Miley Cyrus sparked this letter, I think it resonates with all of us. The desire to be fully known and fully loved. The type of love exists. It’s powerful and can transform your life. It exists through death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died for us, His unfaithful bride. This kind of love can’t be earned or bought. It is freely given to those who turn to Jesus, running to His open arms and fleeing everything that draws away from Him. He died for you. He wants you. He is waiting for you.


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November? Really? Is it possble that we have already entered the second to last month of 2013? Wow… Crazy how time flies by.

I honestly don’t have a lot to blog about at the moment. Life is pretty much the same old-same old, and I have been slacking on my DIY recipes to share with you! I have been super backed up on completing orders for my Etsy shop and preparing for holiday craft fairs. It’s a good problem to have though!! 

The shorter days are making it difficult to keep up with horseback riding lessons, but so far I have been able to maintain my current students. I have such a great group of girls taking from me right now and every lesson is so much fun!!

And back on the topic of it being November… I’m know I’m skipping over Thanksgiving here, but do you realize Chistmas is next month???!!! Eeeek!!! I’m so excited but so unprepared!! How about you?? (A quick shameless plug- you may find some great gift ideas in my etsy shop.)

What are some of your favorite Christmas & holiday traditions? I’d love to hear what Christmas looks like in your home!!

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