Gratefully overwhelmed.

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 Something weird is happening in my brain.

There are FOUR unfinished posts (some barely started) sitting in my drafts folder. I have notes upon notes that I have yet to go through from last weekend’s Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference. My brain has just been too full — and as soon as I would have been able to process it, I had to jump back into the crazy of catching up with work after being gone.

And I can’t come up with a word for any of it, other than just gratefully overwhelmed.

The day after the conference I felt like I couldn’t even talk — there was too much. Too much happening in my heart to put into words; too much happening as soon as I got back to think through it all. My notes have sat, waiting for me to return to them. Because when you sit in a room with 3800 women worshiping, the reality of it all is just stunning. And no eight-point outline hastily scratched can truly get at what was spoken — and more, what was conveyed as a whole. The reality of God. The JOY of him.

Many of the silly things I pay attention to have no significance; the wisdom of man, I listen to for no reason other than that my human mind can’t surround all the beauty and I let myself skirt around it, believing faith is inferior.

A song has been stuck in my head for a week now —

We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on him, our souls’ reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done.

To fix my eyes. To abide, enjoying. To learn to set aside distractions until they’re set aside forever. Those are my prayers.


  • Krista

    Those were the exact lines of the song that were stuck in my head for the whole week after I got back!! So crazy! :)

    • Brynna Lynea

      Hmm…. either that’s just their catchiest song, or great minds think alike. :)