Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I'm lost in my own world

Sorry guys, I kind of got lost. Don't worry, its a happy type lost. Over the last couple of years I have been working on writing three different book series and now I'm getting towards the end of all three. But in order for me to write the ending I really want, I feel like I have to get lost in my book. That means my sister putting up with random pictures of characters pinned up around our room. And I'm listening to music they would listen to, and a lot of times when I'm doing ordinary stuff thinking "now what would my character do here?" All of which contributes to this crazy thing I call writing.
Lets not dwell to long on the fact that I haven't done any writing this month. I have no valid excuse. Lets just say me and my characters are having a adamant discussion on how my next story should start.
Overall, I kind of like being lost, its fun. What about you?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Destination: Dallas Texas

Okay, so I am still trying to catch my breath after this last month. My brain is still stuck in July. I’m behind on telling y’all a lot that happened. My highlight post gave you a pretty good idea, but I wanted to give you an in-depth about our trip to Dallas at the beginning of the month.

This was what I started my morning with:

One of our main reasons for going was to visit our grandparents. And as we drove up my brother and I watched Inside Out. 

This picture just makes me marvel at the fact that they had Joy be sad. 

Moving on. We went and spent the whole day at our grandparents house, then went to the house we rented for the weekend.

Photobomb provided by Sarah. ;)

The house had wifi so I had a lot of fun listening to music online and writing.  

Sunset at the house.

The next day we got up and met my aunt for lunch, then we went to the Biblical Art Museum. You weren’t allowed to take photos of anything except two pieces of art, but they happened to be the two I loved most. But unfortunately I missed uploading the photos of the other one, so you just get photos of this one.

This was the most amazing piece of art I have ever seen. When your standing in front of it, its even more incredible, belive me. David was the most moving part of it for me, though there are a lot of figures in the painting. If you ever go to Dallas Texas, you should check it out!  

Then we rode the trolley and saw some cool stuff. 

The next day we went to the Fort Worth Gardens, they are amazing. Now for a nice flood of photos, because I love it there!

I'm have a lot more flower photos to show y'all, but since they can't all fit in this post, they'll just have to wait for another time.

What have you been up to?

(A comment was accidentally deleted from this post without seeing who posted it. I'm really sorry. So if you commented earlier and don't see it up, please re-post your comment! Again, I am SUPER sorry!)

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Light You Have Inside

I've been curious lately on the passages that mention light in them, (Yes, I know, odd hobby) and I found this one I really liked.

Luke: 33-36

“No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.

“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness. Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Last Three Weeks of My Life

Okay, so I feel like I've been a little unfair to y'all these past three weeks. I haven't really posted much about whats been going on in my life. So, I decided to give you highlights of the last three weeks in photos with small explanations. 

Hopefully this should be fun!

(Just so you know, these are not in order.)

My family stopping on the way home just so I could get photos of a rainbow.

Going on vacation and seeing the Fort Worth Gardens again.
(More on that later)

Seeing a beautiful painting on vacation.

Picking apples. 

Going on a long walk with my sister.

Putting a new shelf in my room because my books were overflowing. 

The books I choose to put on it.

My new cork board.

Redoing my bulletin board. 

The overview.

Having a mini can of crescent rolls for dinner one night. 

My mom stopping on the way to town just so I could hop out and get these flowers.

Taking a selfie with my sister, Rebekkah, because she is THE COOLEST PERSON EVER!!!

Listening to new music.

Buying three new CD's.

A look at what I'm listening to and reading. Also the photography challenge I'm doing, and my dream jar.

And most recently, helping put out a brush fire and thanking God continually that no one was hurt, and the house was saved!
(More on that later)

So there is a look at what you missed in the past three weeks of my life. It was crazy, and awesome, and scary sometimes, but I'm sitting here thanking God for all he's allowed me to be a part of. 

Whats been going on with you?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Jars of Clay

I was reading 2 Corinthians and came across this and just loved it:

2 Corinthians 4:5-12

You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.