Saturday, March 29, 2014

thankfulness through my lens || march 29 (part 2)

\\ sleepovers \\ 

we stayed up late. and watched the Berenstain bears. it was awesome. 


thankfulness through my lens || march 29

\\ finding friends that are so much like me \\ 

This lovely gem is going to England next week.  She's super amazing, and you can read about her travels >here< 

\\fun, relaxed mornings to spend with friends and taking pictures of flowers \\

 Going to the Conservatory was wonderful. =)  I was giddy around so many gorgeous flowers! 

Love this ^ beautiful woman.  She radiates with Jesus' love, and is an amazing older sister =)

Yay for spring, trips to visit friends, tulips, chocolate, painting, GPS', coffee, Jesus and IKEA! =) 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

thankfulness through my lens || march 22

\\ the promise of spring \\ 

It has been winter for so long - not just outside, but in my soul.  However…yesterday,  I sensed the smallest seed of spring sprout in my soul…

I was reminded that after every winter comes the promise of spring. 


The season when all that was dead comes to life.  The season when all that was gray becomes vibrant and full of color.  And the season in which hope is renewed.

In this life I will experience pain, and betrayal, and loss and confusion and grief… Yet, I can make it through with joy because of Jesus.  because He promises to be with me every step of the way.  

He promises to comfort me.  and He is there - catching every tear that I cry.

I can make it through because He promises to meet me in my brokenness and heal my hurting heart. 

He promises that He makes all things beautiful in His time…

He promises that His mercies will be there, waiting for me, every morning. 

He promises that His plans are better than mine - even when it seems that His plans are horrible at the moment. 

He promises that I can live an abundant life - with purpose. 

He promises that He can and will redeem the years that the locusts have eaten.  

He promises to take that which the enemy intended for evil and turn it into something good. 

And He promises that one day He will bring me to a place where there is no death, no pain, and no tears.  Just joy.  Perfect, unhindered, everlasting joy.  Forever. 

Spring is on it's way. 

(I already linked it, but go read the post that inspired me to write this. click >here<

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

thankfulness through my lens || march 19

\\ books \\ 

I love reading - entering into other time periods, other lives and other worlds…

It's just so captivating. =) 

I was inspired by >this< picture on pinterest. (So, I didn't come up with this idea).

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

thankfulness through my lens

\\ that God can meet me anywhere \\

I find healing when I play the piano.  It's a time to just bare my emotions.  I don't have to come up with the right words.  I can just play.  And let the emotions out.  It's in those moments where the Lord brings hymns to mind - His truths to my heart.  I remember.  I trust.  I feel.  I play.  In those moments there is a calming assurance that comes over my restless heart…  

Piano is kind of a ministry for myself.

\\ painting \\ 

I always said I couldn't paint.  Then I wanted to try.  So I did.  And I really enjoyed it.  I'm not very good, by any means.  But, I have fun doing it - and that's what's important.

A friend told me to try it.  "It's really relaxing," she said.  So, I took her advice.  She was right. =)

I think I want to do more of this…

 "If you hear a voice within you saying 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." 

(To read my original post about "Thankfulness Through My Lens" click HERE…) 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

|| thankfulness through my lens ||

\\ afternoons spent reading \\ 

which edit do you like better?

“Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy.  It come one step at a time.  Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands."  Candle in the Darkness