loud & bold love affair.

loud & bold love affair.

the other night luke and i were sitting on the beach watching the most beautiful orange and blue sunset, listening to one wave crash after another.

a big swell was breaking so the waves were loud and bold.


we were talking about life, and all the ways God is working around us.

i told him of something i heard when i was younger about the ocean.

…i think it was the start of my ocean love affair.

it was a quote that said:

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”

no matter how many times we tell God we don’t need him, or don’t want him, he pursues us.


the waves crashing on the shore, kissing it loudly and boldly every three seconds reminds me of this amazing characteristic of our loving God.

He constantly pursues and loves us loudly and boldly.

He refuses to stop – to stop loving us, to stop kissing us, to stop pursuing us.

& it’s our job to do this back.

to become the waves, one day…to the people around us.


thankful for a boy i can talk to about this sort of stuff and who encourages me so well.

thankful for a God that hides hints of his never ending love for us all over this earth.

now go find them.

  • J

    February 19, 2016 at 4:20 pm Reply

    Ralphy this is too cute & so inspirational!! Please post more

  • hg

    February 19, 2016 at 7:23 pm Reply

    OMG THIS IS LIFE!!! I love this post so much…it gives me chills! it’s amazing how the earth shows us little secrets about how much God loves us :)) it makes my heart & His heart HAPPPPIIII

  • KR

    March 3, 2016 at 10:58 am Reply

    sooooo inspirational i love this

  • L

    March 14, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply

    No fluffy or frilly or empty truth right here. This is the real deal. Keep on fighting the good fight, and encouraging those around you. It is not a fruitless endeavor to proclaim Christ. Praying for you.

  • Emily Spillman

    March 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm Reply

    This is beautiful. I have had a hard time these past two years and to see you on Instagram and now to read your blog it is truly amazing how someone you don’t even know can inspire you to take a whole new perspective on this life God has given us.

  • s

    June 7, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply

    will you tell us the story of you and luke and how he brings you closer to God– that’d be a cool blog post.

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