Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Secret Place

Meet me in the Secret Place
Draw me into You
Empty me of myself
Break me, make me new

Hold me in the Secret Place
Let all else fade away
Hide me underneath Your wings
And teach me there to stay

Feed me in the Secret Place
Oh precious Bread of Life
You are my Portion
And only You can truly satisfy

Consume me in the Secret Place
Oh Lord, rain down Your fire
'Till all I am is only Yours
And You're my one desire

Build me in the Secret Place
Train my hands for war
Send me out to fight and win
The reward You suffered for

(Christy Osborne) 


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


WARNING: don't ever try this. It is highly dangerous and highly addicting.
(and also my very favorite!)

Happy Graduation Shane!!!!!!!

I'm so glad you're my brother!
I love you!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How Deep

You were broken that I might be healed
You were cast off that I might draw near
You were thirsty that I might come drink
Cried out in anguish that I might sing

How deep is Your love
How high and how wide is Your mercy
How deep is Your grace
Our hearts overflow with praise
To You

You knew darkness that I might know light
Wept great tears that mine might be dried
Stripped of glory that I might be clothed
Crushed by Your Father to call me Your own 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kyle's Coming Home!

Tomorrow is a very exciting day in the life of the O'Brien family! We are going to pick up brother from the airport!! :D :D We haven't seen him in eleven months - he's an English teacher in Taiwan.  Anways, we're going with my cousins and aunt and uncle and grandparents to welcome him back to the US! 
This is our family when we picked him up last year

(oh yes......and Elmo.  Don't ask.  It's a mom thing.) :P
It'll be so wonderful to have you home again Kyle!! I'm really looking forward to some awesome times together! *smiles*

Well, I'm off to continue cleaning for his homecoming......:P

bailey =)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beauty Tips by Audrey Hepburn

(I thought this was SO cool!)
For attractive lips,
speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes,

seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure,

share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair,

let a child run his or her fingers
through it once a day.

For poise,

walk with the knowledge that  you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be 
and redeemed;
 never throw out anyone.

~Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Have A Shelter

I have a shelter in the storm
When troubles pour upon me
Though fears are rising like a flood
My soul can rest securely
O Jesus, I will hide in You
My place of peace and solace
No trial is deeper than Your love
That comforts all my sorrows

I have a shelter in the storm
When all my sins accuse me
Though justice charges me with guilt
Your grace will not refuse me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
Who bore my condemnation
I find my refuge in Your wounds
For there I find salvation

I have a shelter in the storm
When constant winds would break me
For in my weakness, I have learned
Your strength will not forsake me
O Jesus, I will hide in You
The One who bears my burdens
With faithful hands that cannot fail
You’ll bring me home to heaven

Saturday, July 16, 2011


 I'm entering a photo contest, and the theme is "Beautiful."  this is my very first time doing a photo we'll see how it goes! I'm excited, regardless if I win or not. It'll still be fun to enter. =)

 Always His,
Bailey =)

Friday, July 15, 2011

More Question....with More Answers

Favorite thing about summer?
Hanging out with friends, a lot. =)  Swimming for hours upon hours.  Going on walks.  camping.  beautiful sunrises and sunsets. 
In your opinion, the best scent in the entire world?

  Coffee.  (caramel, or french vanilla.)

An embarrassing moment:

  I was playing with my band in front of 200 people, and I could not find the note I was supposed to sing on......I tried like four time.  Eventually, somebody else had to start the song.  It was horrible. 

This is a bit overdone, but, what's your clothing style?

Whatever fits and is cute.  I love jean skirts and scarfs and headbands.  I love bright colors, and flip-flops. 

Deep question time: vanilla or chocolate?

 Chocolate.....most of the time. 
What do you think: is the Twilight fad dying out?  And if it is, are you dancing over its grave?
I'm clueless when it comes to twilight, (except that my brother looks's not Edward, who's the other guy? yeah, him.)  But, I AM dancing over it's grave! 
Favorite quote?

"I cannot do everything, but I refuse to do nothing." 
(and my latest fave):

"The only way we'll ever stand is on our knees with lifted hands."

Best thing that has ever happened to you and why?

Being apart of Revival week at Ellerslie. Especially when God revealed Himself to me and filled me with Himself!

Traveling: where would you want to go?

  EUROPE! but more specifically: Ireland, Italy, and the Canadian Rockies.

Favorite food?

  Chipolte!! Coffee, spanish rice, pepperoni pizza and frozen, tart yogurt.

What type of music do you like?

 Bluegrass...but not the old, twangy, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, the Chapmans, Daily and Vincent....and other stuff: Casting Crowns, Chris Rice, Glory Revealed...Musicals.......some country (some of the lyrics are a little bit sketchy. )

Canon or Nikon?

  Canon. all the way. 

Are you a squeamish person? Any stories?

not really, no.

Flipflops, bare feet, or heels?
  1) barefeet 2) flip-flops 3) flats

Do you like old black and white films?
  some. depends.

Skirts or jeans? 
depends upon what mood i'm in.  I LOVE skirst..but I also LOVE the look of long, flary, distressed jeans. 

Fresh or saltwater?
I've never been to the ocean. *gasp!*  So, I don't know.  All I know is this: the ocean is prettier.


You should do this..they're fun questions to answer..and it's fun getting to know ppl more! anyhoo....
bailey =)

Monday, July 11, 2011


Yes friends, it is my little brother's birthday today! :D  I cannot believe it! My lil' buddy is already seven! I can remember when he was about three, I was trying to imagine what he would look like, or be like, when he turned seven. And now I know! :P 

Well peoples, I'm gonna tell you a lil' bit about this boy: 

- He loves, loves, LOVES to fish! (repeat that 10 times for dramatic effect).  If he could fish all day, every day, he would.

- He enjoys building Legos and is really creative and good at coming up with cool little ships and such.

- He is a great hugger.

- He LOVES people - he dislikes playing  by himself, he always wants a buddy

- He's a kitten tamer :P


- One of his favorite things to do is play games, of any kind

- He just lost his very first tooth last Sunday!!

- He wants to go to Haiti and Africa because he wants to help people

- He's very smart (and that's not a biased opinion, really.)  He's like a sponge when it comes to learning - he loves to learn, about anything!

Yuppers....that's Charlie. =) just a lil' bit about him.  but, here's the charliesm of the week:

Yesterday, we were sitting in our living room, and cotton was flying all around the outside of our house.  My older brother, Shane said, "The cotton looks like the angels dancing."  Charlie caught on to the idea and exclaimed, "Yeah! The angels are dancing for me cause it's my birthday!" =)

Happy Birthday buddy! I love you! =)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Today I Am....Filled with His Joy and Peace

"The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul....the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart..."
Psalm 19:7 & 8

My Jesus is SO good and faithful to me! wow......yeah, He's amazing!  Last night, I was in...."the depths of despair."  No really, I was depressed, down, defeated...whatever you want to call it. I was miserable - I was a slave to sin and that is a horrible place to be in.  It was one of those times when I just need Jesus, right then.  I couldn't really pray, except to cry out for help.  All I could do was read the Bible, and even then, I didn't even know what to read.   I started in John and just read for about 40 minutes.  I didn't get an insight, or a rhema, and no verse really popped out at me, but at the end of that time, I was starting to feel God's peace in my soul. 

This morning, I woke up excited to read God's Word!  I wanted to know what He was going to show me! I wanted to drink more of that living water - to become more satisfied in Him! So, after getting my coffee, I settled down in my bed to soak up some more Truth.  "Purposeful Intimacy," an article written by one of my friends, was what I read first. I would strongly encourage you to go and read it, and then make some changes in your life, as God leads! Through reading that, I knew that I need to make some changed in my life.  Then, I continued reading in John....then journaling...and some more the end of my time in the Word, I was a totally different person than that depressed girl last night! Praise the King!  His Word transformed me, in just a matter of minutes! I was filled with His peace, "that passes all understanding;" His joy, His rest.....oh man! It was good. It *is* good!  Because I am still walking in peace, that joy, that wonder of His love for me and His goodness to me!   

I write all this to let you know of God's amazing faithfulness in my life!  He is SO worthy of all that I am! If you're ever feeling down, and need a picking up, just read God's Word.  It "revives the soul and rejoices the heart!"  

May you find joy, peace and freedom in our Savior today!
Always His,
bailey =)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Nothing Between

Have you ever opened a hymnal, went to the index, looked for a good title and then went to that song and it's like, a great song?! Yeah, well I did that last night with this song, and...I was challeneged by it. So, I'll share it with you. =)


Nothing between my soul and the Savior
Naught of this world's delusive dream:
I have renounced all sinful pleasures
Jesus is mine! There's nothing between.

Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.

Nothing between, like worldly pleasures:
Habits of life, tho harmless they seem,
Must not my heart from Him ever sever -
He is my all! There's nothing between.

Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.

Nothing between like pride or station:
Self or friends shall not intervene;
Tho it may cost me much tribulation,
I am resolved! There's nothing between.

Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.

Nothing between, even many hard trials,
Tho the whole world against me convene;
Watching with prayer and much self-denial,
Triumph at last, with nothing between!

Nothing between my soul and the Savior,
So that His blessed face may be seen;
Nothing preventing the least of His favor,
Keep the way clear! Let nothing between.


Draw near to Him today! He is so worthy of our lives!  
<3 bailey

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More About Me =)

(to read the original post on what this post is all about, click here.)

Step 19)  What do I miss? 

I miss:
~ the prayer times at Ellerslie
~ the ottersons =)
~ musician's fellowship
~ watching the sunrise every morning as I drank coffee, and read my bible (in CO)
~ hiking in the Rockies
~ old times with friends
~ coffee dates with my brother
~ playing Marco Polo and King of the Raft with the Otterson kids and Teen Challenge guys
~ Loodles :'(
~ being ten minutes away from Target
~ my dear Ellerslie girls
~ improve classes
~ playing with the O.K. Wingnutz

Step 20) Nicknames I have
~ Bailz
~ Bai
~ Bailer
~ Bailz of hay
~ Rosey Tomato
~ Umphy
~ Bosom Buddy

Step 21) Favorite Food
(I don't have one favorite, so I'll just list my favorite(s) )

~ Spanish Rice
~ Coffee
~ Animal Crackers
~ Pepperoni Pizza
~ Frozen, tart Yogurt
~ Turkey and cheese sandwiches
~ frozen mangos

well...that's it for today.  Hoping ya'll are having an awesome July.
I sure am!
God is good.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Step 16, 17 & 18

OK, so it has been a *very* long time since I have done the
"30 Steps of.....Something" post.  Please forgive me - I forgot, and other, more important posts got in the way. However, since I am lacking in ideas to write about, will continue for now. =)

Step 16) Share something you're OCD about

idk if I'm OCD about anything....(please correct me if wrong.) :P  Any quirks that I have?  Well, when I'm talking to people, while my hands are down at my side, I will trace letters with my finger.  So, if I was talking to you and your shirt said, "Old Navy" on it, you could look down at my finger and it would be moving in many directions. :P (get it? it sounds confusing, I know). 

Step 17) What am I really looking forward too? 

Well....a couple of things,really. =)

~My brother who lives in Taiwan is coming home in less than a month, and I haven't seen him in almost a year!!

~My really good friend, who lived in Denmark (the country) for a year, is finally coming home!!

~and we're having a bluegrass jam tomorrow night, so our awesome friends, the Ottersons, are coming up for the weekend! =)

Step 18) Your wedding/future wedding/wedding you have attended.

hmm....well, I haven't spent *too* much time thinking about my wedding...but here's an idea of what I like/want. =) 

For the flowers I like, these white daisies, with some color accent...I'm not quite sure which color though, but that's ok. :P

For the bridesmaid dresses I want this style, except with the skirt to the floor.  But in the light blue color, (below).

this is the color I want!! :D (I don't like the styles tho.)

For dessert: well I've never really liked wedding I thought that having a variety of cookies would be great.  or ice cream cake. *yum!* 

As for my wedding dress.....that's yet to be decided. :P  And since I haven't found the guy, I'm not to worried about it.  =)   And all of this is subject to change. :P 

that's all for today, folks! Happy 4th!
God is good.