Re-styling, Travel & Fun!

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Re-styling for a beautiful lake front home in Central Florida.

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Fun glass table, love the orange barrels!

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Swinging couch perfect for a lazy afternoon, good book to get lost in or early morning cup of coffee.

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Breckinridge, CO to start off 2013.

Aspen trees in the fall, creativity born out of necessity…I did not last long walking around downtown Breckinridge in -12 degree weather. Yikes!

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Thanks

What if we stopped listening to the voices that told us in and out of the moments of the day that there is something wrong with us? Assaults come from all angles questioning and taunting the most core pieces of what makes each of us unique, pestering us to believe that there is something out of place. What if today we just said STOP to the voices? What if we choose to accept what is true, though it takes some kind of guts to believe at times. What if we learn to take a posture of thankfulness. The more I am able to thank God for the things that I wish were different the more peace I find in the reality of what is true for me. Thank you for the strength in each of us to find our way through. 

So Small

What you got if you ain’t got love
the kind that you just want to give away
It’s okay to open up
go ahead and let the light shine through
I know it’s hard on a rainy day
you want to shut the world out and just be left alone
But don’t run out on your faith

[Chorus]
‘Cause sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand
What you’ve been up there searching for
forever is in your hands
When you figure out love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
seem so small

[Verse 2]
It’s so easy to get lost inside
a problem that seems so big at the time
it’s like a river thats so wide
it swallows you whole
While you sit around thinking about what you can’t change
and worrying about all the wrong things
time’s flying by
moving so fast
you better make it count ’cause you can’t get it back

[Chorus]
Sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand
What you’ve been up there searching for
forever is in your hands
When you figure out love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
Seem so small

Sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand
What you’ve been up there searching for
forever is in your hands
When you figure out love is all that matters after all
It sure makes everything else
Oh it sure makes everything else
Seem so small

I do hope this is of some encouragement if you are facing a mountain that seems to be an Everest sized speck.

Goosey

Not much more needs to be said. I am pretty darn lucky to get to live with my sister, Dave and Ashby during this time in all of our lives. For such a time as this. I’ll take it. More pics to come.

 

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” -Friday Night Lights

 

This picture captures me right now so completely. Looking ahead to what is just around the corner in anticipation, resting on the solid space around me, leaving the closed space behind but still a little bit of a pause before the step. All very vague, but not lost.

Uniquely Yours

Lauren and Lacey are lifelong friends who  are launching a sweet talk show called Uniquely Yours. In short it is an online show for high school and college aged women focused on creating an open forum  to talk about all the things we as girls face…all ends of the spectrum. You remember right…sitting in class in high school,  grabbing your cell phone from your backpack, snagging the hall pass and heading down the hall to the bathroom to make an important call (or text) while “going to the bathroom.” These are the things that girls need a place to talk about, especially with other girls who have been there and are only a little bit further ahead in the journey.  These girls are awesome! Check out some pics from the shoot.

Alex Tosti working her magic as photographer and videographer during the shoot. Fun shot! Freezing cold too:)

Lacey has the sweetest smile! She lights up when she laughs.

Beautiful! And add 30 degrees with wind chill-champ! Go girls, so excited for your new venture.

Abundance!

Ever feel like life is overflowing, like life is abundantly full. I know, it seems this feeling is often hard to come by, BUT (large pause) tonight I am relishing it, soaking it up and being absolutely sure to take a note of this delightful moment in time. It’s kind of like the Israelites did in the desert…execpt my “stones” enter the cyber world and circulate the vast expanse of this “linked in” world. My stones:

1. Family who would fly to the moon and back for me

2. Friends (scattered all over the country) who encourage and make me laugh until I pee my pants

3. The sweetest dog (currently sitting at my feet, passed out) who is a loyal friend:)

4. Dreams, opportunity, growth, healing and home

These moments give us fuel to draw from when the feeling fade away. Praise the Lord.

xo

Harvest Song

 

Harvest Song Video

This is my prayer in the desert
And all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides

Verse 2:
And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved
Of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flames

Chorus:
And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon forged against me shall remain

I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

Verse 3:
And this is my prayer in the battle
And triumph is still on it’s way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I’ll stand

Bridge:
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

Verse 4:
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be empited again
The seed I’ve recieved I will sow