Why "71º & Sunny?"

I consider 71º to be the perfect temperature. Not too cold and not too hot. I also love perfect sunny days. The vast majority of days are not 71º & Sunny and yet, all days were created by God's hand and they are still gifts, even if they don't fit my ridiculous definition of perfection. My struggle with OCD has at times imprisoned me in an impossible attempt to achieve perfection. I'm now learning to love all kinds of days that don't even come close to 71º & Sunny.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Beautiful Things

OCD is an ugly, ugly mental illness. It's horrible and painful for everyone who has it, and for everyone who loves someone who has it. Thankfully, God is in the business of taking ugly things and making them beautiful. The level of recovery I am enjoying since receiving CBT/ERP and being put on the proper medication is nothing short of beautiful. I am so grateful that my Heavenly Father provided this wonderful treatment for me. During church services yesterday, we sang the song "Beautiful Things" by Gungor. It is one of my all time favorite worship songs, because I feel that it describes my life in Christ. The best part? This beautiful redemption is offered to every person walking on this planet.

Beautiful things. God created you. You are a beautiful thing.

Beautiful Things video


  1. Thank you for this uplifting post, Sunny! I'm so glad that your life is beautiful now.

    1. My pleasure, Tina!

      Were you able to watch the YouTube video I attached? I've been having all types of tech problems today!

    2. Sunny, the video works for me!

  2. I am so happy for you, Sunny! This is such a beautiful post.

  3. Sunny, I LOVE this post. I feel the same way. Christ is such a good REDEEMER!

  4. I really love this song! I have it marked as a favorite on my computer!