Monday, October 8, 2012


i have so much to be grateful for.

this is a super challenging season of life. God is doing a lot in me. I am changing and it's very hard. but i need to keep gratitude on my lips and in my heart.

i started up the biblical counseling program i've been praying about doing for over 2 years now. it's great. i love it. i know God is going to use it in my own life to bring healing as well as equip me to do one of the things i am called to do in this life.

yesterday me and my hubby went shopping for boots and winter coats (it has been years since i've gotten a new winter coat, so, this was kind of exciting;)). i am amazed at the provision of God in our lives that we actually have money in our bank account to go buy the things we need. we are not extravagant people at all but we found ourselves overwhelmed by Gods faithfulness to us as we were in the mall. it sounds cheesy, i know, but Gods provision in our lives is very real and very evident to us and we can't overlook things like buying winter coats and boots! things like food in the kitchen and heat in these walls:) i am so content and so grateful for what our life looks like, even as every season changes. s

this is a bio my hubby wrote about our music. i think it's stellar! we call ourselves ivy thieves.

"Ivy Thieves are a husband and wife duo fusing the sounds of etherial rock with rootsy acoustic folk earthiness. Stories of the sky and stories of the soil are unpacked through the tight harmonies and intricate guitar work of this anglo-american pair. These are stories of life, love, trial and favor; hope, suffering and grace, written from the secret place of the heart. Ivy Thieves are a band who want to connect on more than an an audience/performer level; they want to invite you into their journey through vulnerability and engaging music and leave you with something more than a song. "

i love my husbands ability to write. it is just one of his many gifts that God has given him:) i love working on music with him. it's been pretty stagnant but a few shows are coming up and i so enjoy crafting our sound with him. he is so creative.

super challenging season. i think the last 2 years has taken more of a tole on me than i realised. just yesterday some clarity was brought to my situation. i see very clearly that physical healing and emotional healing are two separate things, especially in regards to a trauma. yeesh.

alright, it's been real. 

over and out.


Happy Thorp said...

Hey, Bethany - I hear what you're saying, about physical and emotional healing from a trauma being two very different things. There's absolutely no comparison between the accidents each of us had - sheesh, I just fell off my bike - but the hurt is/was just as real. It's been almost 6 months, and I find myself frustrated occasionally that I haven't healed as quickly and as well as I've wanted to. I'm blogging about it a bit as I can - - and that's helping.

Privileged to still get to share a bit of your journey as you write, luv, and excited to hear what God does in and through Ivy Thieves. :) Love you!

bethanybelisa said...

Hap- great to hear from you:) Matt and I will be at Torch this coming week and I hope to see you!!! This comment was super encouraging and I just read some of your posts about the accident...I want to read it all! I have always loved how you unpack things and how your mind works. :) I hope to see you on Sunday:)

Happy Thorp said...

Bella - it was awesome to see you; sorry I was so crazy busy and missed a chance to actually talk to you. Would love to get together sometime and just hear your heart and your stories. Love you!