Monday, November 28, 2011

{when i grow up}

when i was a little girl, i wanted to be a nurse. 
God shut that door when i started fainting at the sight of blood. 

when i was a little girl, i wanted to be an artist. 
to paint beautiful pictures of flowers and trees. 
to draw and to be creative. 

when i was a little girl, i wanted to be a mommy.
 i would cradle my dolls with upmost care and gentleness. 
and when they were sick, i was sure to have the doctor {mom} fix them up in a jiffy. 

when i was a little older, i began to have the desire to be a missionary. 
i did fundraisers for belarus and haiti. 
i eventually got to go to belarus. 
my heart is still heavy for those who have so little. 
and i still hope to help them in some way. 

there are so many things that this girl wants to do with the life that God has given her.
 but with the help of a friend, i've decided what i want to be. 

when i grow up, i want to be a girl who leaves it all up to God. 

and the best part is, i don't have to wait to be that.
i can start right now.

i'm glad with that decision. 
i'm glad He knows exactly what i should do, when i need to do it. 
He's good to me. 
{all the time.}

Thursday, November 24, 2011

{be thankful}

today, {and every day,} be thankful for your family.
these are the people that God knows you'll need most in your life.
He knows us well, and gave us people that would
be here to always love us and to encourage us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

{boucles d'orreilles}

need some Christmas gifts? 
tis' the season to be crafty. 
i'm selling these {handmade} earrings for 3-5$ a pair.
 my ultimate frisbee team needs some support in order for us to be able to travel around next semester. 
let me know if you're interested. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

{these days}

these days are the days we live
that will impact eternity.
every minute of every day.
sound a bit overwhelming?
it does to me.

it's also quite intimidating.
but that's a good thing.
if living every minute of every day in a
way that will bring glory to God
didn't seem daunting,
if it was an easy task,
how would we be motivated to do so?

well, God is very overwhelming,
extremely intimidating,
and uncontrollably daunting.

yet, He is also very comforting,
extremely humble,
and uncontrollably worthy.

so He is our motivation to live our lives for Him.
do so by living as if every word, thought, action
were like a prayer.
if you'd say it in God's presence
with honor,
it is worthy of being spoken.

{1 thessalonians 5:17} "pray without ceasing."

{philippians 4:8} "whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

on another note, this has been my past week. 
er' day i'm studyin! 


or coffee?

passion sent me stickers.
so exciting. 


Friday, November 11, 2011

{this is just so beautiful}

look at the world around you.
there is such {beauty} in simplicity.
it is our choice to either appreciate the little things,
or to pass by them without a care.

how would you feel if God passed
by us without a care?
well if He didn't care,
none of us would be here.
yet He does.
God sees so much {beauty} in us.
He sees our hearts.
and He is jealous for them.

even though i know that humans aren't
simple in the least, we are definitely simple
compared to God.

so enjoy the {beauty of simplicity.}

a few things i find {beautiful.}

city night lights.
apple cider and bagel breakfast. 
the first thing i've seen every morning this week. 
"be still, and know that I am God."
psalm 46:10

Sunday, November 6, 2011


i really like mugs. 
one of my favorite things to do is to cozy up in a big sweater with comfy socks
 {when it is raining} 
with a mug filled with something hot. 
tea is my favorite.
 but hot chocolate and coffee aren't bad choices either. :) 
so here are some of my favorite mugs. 
bought this one at the apple festival for my mom. :)

chipped paint. still loved.
50 cent steal at goodwill. 
this one has just been in the cabinet for years. 
pelican. most used when i was little. 
places mugs: belarus, eagle lake, poland.
hope you all have a wonderful day. 
oh and check out this website:
it is so happy. :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

{we will praise him}

it's been a while, but here's a little post of some 
things that have been on my heart recently. 

what we do in secret, 
{in our minds}
will be apparent in our lives. 
so let your mind praise Him, so that 
your Spirit will shine. 

"i will sing praise with my spirit, but i will sing with my mind also."
1 corinthians 14:15

always, in everything we do in: word, mind, or deed,
 we are to praise His Holy name. in times of joy, 
in times of loss, in times of suffering.

because of the hope
 that He has given us, we

"rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame." 
romans 5:3

so praise Him when 
life is calm and seemingly secure, 
not just in times of 
tremendous need. because we 
{need Him at all times, good and bad.}

happy fall. :) go enjoy the brilliant colors today!