Monday, November 24, 2014

"Our notions about happiness entrap us....

We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form."

 Thich Nhant Hahn

Thursday, September 4, 2014

words to remember...

I have been having a lot of fun making these typography / quote / picture things....  I love them because I set them as the lock-screen on my phone, and then every time I turn on my phone I see the truths that my soul needs to remember and grasp hold of....

bailey =)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

*** just look up

we are both under the same starry sky. and we are both held in the hands of the One who breathed the stars into being.  the One who writes our stories.  who knows our hurts.  who catches every tear we cry.  and who promises that all things will be beautiful in their time.  and Who promises that He will be with us every step of the way. 

look up. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

the way of the Lord is good...

"He knew her lack. He knew her vulnerability. He knew the ways Ruth had been hurt and the things she’d lost. And He provided her just what she needed at just the time she needed it. It may not have been the life she would have chosen, if she had her way. But it was the way of the Lord, and the way of the Lord is good..."

{to read the rest of the post click here

Saturday, June 21, 2014

like the stars

// friends are like the stars, you can't always see them but you know that they're there // 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

for my dad

He's always there for me. Always listens attentively to me. Holds me when I cry. Prays for me. Makes me laugh. Laughs at my jokes (however dumb they may be). Lets me break out in song when he's in the middle of a sentence. Does silly things with me. Lets me drive his car. Challenges me. Lets me take the first scoop out of the peanut butter jar. And always points me to Jesus. 

Papa, you're my favoritest dad in the whole wide world!  Love you.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

leave it all behind, and come to the Well...

Leave it all behind, Leave it all behind, 
Leave it all behind, Leave it all behind,

I have what you need, But you keep on searchin, 
I've done all the work, But you keep on workin, 
When you're runnin on empty, And you can't find the remedy, 
Just come to the Well.

You can spend your whole life, Chasin what's missing, 
But that empty inside, It just ain't gonna listen.
When nothing can satisfy,And the world leaves you high and dry, 
Just come to the Well

And all who thirst will thirst no more, 
And all who search will find what their souls long for, 
The world will try, but it can never fill, 
So leave it all behind, and come to the Well

So bring me your heartNo matter how broken, 
Just come as you are, When your last prayer is spoken, 
Just rest in my arms a while, You'll feel the change my child, 
When you come to the Well

Friday, May 30, 2014

the arboretum

(to read my original post in this series "Thankfulness Through My Lens", click >here<)

I love any chance that I get to go to the Minnesota Arboretum - and this was no exception. And what made it even better was that I got to go twice in one week! =)  I went on Thursday with my grandparents and had a lovely afternoon enjoying time with them, flowers and sunshine. Then on Sunday I went with my dear friend Elizabeth, and had a wonderful day spending time with her and my camera. =)  It was slightly overcast that day - so it was perfect for taking pictures! And take pictures I did.  

I was one happy camper.

"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. "But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you?" Luke 12:27-28

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

reminders that He loves me

I once had a friend who told me that whenever she saw anything heart-shaped it reminded her of Jesus' love for her.  So now whenever I see anything in the shape of a heart - a rock, a leaf, a puddle, etc…I think of her, and also am reminded that Jesus loves me.  

I came upon these flowers when I was at the arboretum with my grandparents and I had never seen them before.  And they made me so happy! =] There are actual flowers that are in the shape of a heart! How cool! 

"Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds."  
{Psalm 36:5} 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

thankfulness through my lens || rainy days

...rainy days to take pictures, and a sister that models for me…

    I was so thrilled when Anna said she would model for me.  It had just stopped raining, and everything was dark and wet..and it was just so beautiful! I had a lot of fun with her =)  And I just can't get over how stunning she is.  And not to sound cliché, but she is just as beautiful on the inside too.  

<3 <3 <3 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

thankfulness through my lens || may 18


Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified. Luke 23:33.

"Calvary covers it all, my sin and shame don't count anymore. All praise to the one Who has ransomed my soul.  Calvary covers it all." 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

thankfulness through my lens // may 14

|| spring evenings || 

Spring evenings are one of my most favorite things ever.  Yesterday was a gloomy day.  And then the sun came out, and all of a sudden it was a gorgeous day.  I walked outside, breathed in all the glorious sunlight, and then walked right back inside and grabbed my camera - 'cause I could not see the gorgeous lighting like there was and not take pictures.

The little world outside my door just came alive with the sunlight.  It was amazing.

The end. <3