If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you...– Anthony Bourdain …oh, alright. I’ll be keeping that in mind.
my year in review I could not be thankful enough for the amount of people & experiences that I have filled every square inch of it here’s to the new year
Cranberry Craving Made in one afternoon, experimenting with my new Canon Rebel t2i while the sister made orange cranberry scones to satisfy a grocery store craving.
NOT complaining just saying I could handle this hat in my life right now: don’t judge my status of contentment
dang, 2011 was so good. anytime I decide to whine or complain SMACK ME there’s nothing to cry about ever #freakinblessed
Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure. Ours is an...– EG
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious...– O Holy Night 
I require a safe place a happy place I can create it almost anywhere a room. a bench. a bed. a tree. just add candles. music. prayer. books. journals. things that bring comfort. peace it’s where I’m most calm, most peaceful it’s where I’m most vibrant, most creative it’s where I imagine write feel love most it’s where I fuel up on introvert before venturing into extrovert it’s where...
Fairy Tale Isle
take me HERE. whatever it takes It is a little, baby, fairytale island floating in Lake Bled in Slovenia. The church, which takes up nearly the whole thing, is thousands of years old. There’s a wishing well on it too, and uhh- I have plenty of wishes that need wishing so the trip would be COMPLETELY PRACTICAL
Prayer is a relationship; half the job is mine. If I want transformation, but can’t even be bothered to articulate what, exactly, I’m aiming for, how will it ever occur? Half the benefit of prayer is in the asking itself, in the offering of a clearly posed and well-considered intention. If you don’t have this, all your pleas and desires are boneless, floppy, inert; they swirl...
30 minutes of recorded notes = DELETED FOREVER finals are over. and I will officially never be listening to myself on video for that long ever. again
Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise
for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which...
“You’re simpatico.” Myra was not sure that she was, but it sounded stylish...– This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald (via fallintospring)
I have vowed to never cut myself off from beauty. It is God’s grace in...– Luci Shaw
Joy and happiness requires personal effort. It ultimately comes from the Lord, but you don’t achieve it by sitting around waiting, wondering why you feel so out of sorts. You have to insist upon it. You have to figure out what you need, make the change, and go for it. God made you with a certain potential, but He’s not going to roll you there. You have to participate relentlessly...
The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a...– Alan Bennett, The History Boys (via modernhepburn)
Practicing God Venting
over Mom venting Sister venting Best friend venting Journal venting Any venting Because when I speak a lie from inside my head, I’m only giving it control I choose to speak truth over my life rather then lies I choose to speak blessings over self-pity I choose to speak joy over complaints Jesus loves me this I know He loves me He loves me the Bible tells me so I AM LOVED How dare...
God is so good, you just don’t even know the half of it, Hope. Just so...
I love the way the rain melts the colors together, like a chalk drawing on a...– Lunch in Paris::Elizabeth Bard
Let loving hearts enthrone Him
Bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh Come peasant king to own Him The King of kings, salvation brings Let loving hearts enthrone Him This, this is Christ the King Whom shepherds guard and angels sing Haste, haste to bring him laud The babe, the son of Mary The Lord is so brilliant, that to distract from Him with my own anxious brooding is ridiculous. I rob Him of His full glory due. fun...
You disappear so completely into your head sometimes, he said, I wish I could...– Cassandra Clare (via modernhepburn)