Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beauty in Simplicity

I was looking for a poem to go along with this post and this is what I found. I find it really inspiring and it totally fits my pictures. The poem I chose is called "I Dream of Simplicity." 

I dream of simplicity,
Love, happiness and infinity,
I believe one day, there will be something more,
Something worth living, something worth dying for,

 One day, I know, I will have it all,
To make up for every single painful fall,
Beauty, freedom, a sense of peace,
My life one day, will be back in one piece,

 I want to enjoy living day by day,
Knowing everything worked out the right way,
I'm ready for adventure, ready for my break,
And I'm more then willing to do whatever it will take.

 Yes, I dream of simplicity,
Love, happiness, and infinity,
A world where loneliness doesn't exist, doesn't belong,
From here on in my life is my own, I can do no wrong,

 My past will no longer be my painful story,
But a rough path to my oh so sweet glory,
I've been living in a nightmare, full of regret,
And I've failed to achieve anything yet,

 So I'm done with the negativity, done with the guilt,
My future is the clay in my hands, waiting to be built,
I'm sick of the tears, sick of the lies,
Sick of being around people whom I despise,

 I dream of simplicity,
Maybe some day, you'll take a real look at me,
And finally you'll be able to see,
The happy little child, that was once hiding away in me.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Rose

"Like a rose, trampled on the ground,
 you took the fall, and thought of me, above all."

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

First Goal

5. Babysit for free

About a month ago now {I'm really behind, I know} I babysat two days in a row for free. The first time just made me so happy that I wanted to do it a second time! Both "sessions" were really short and I didn't really need the money for anything special. :) And, all of the kids I babysat were super cute and obedient, which makes everything more enjoyable, right?

 I babysat this girl that is now 5 months already! It's so hard to believe that I took her newborn pictures! Along with her I babysat her 3 older siblings... and three other boys that were just hanging out with us. :)

 The other boy/family I babysat for was this little two year old. He's super cute and easy to babysit. :D

P.S. Obviously these are old pictures... :) 

Have a good Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Remember Love

"We love because he first loved us."
John 4:19

Love is in the air and do you know why? Because GOD loves us! God is love and He loves you!

"And it is my desire to lavish my love on you."
1 John 3:1

Maybe you spend your Valentine's Day with a special person, or maybe by yourself. Maybe you spend time with your family, telling them how much you love them. 

We can feel that love because God puts that feeling in our hearts. He loves us!

"His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you."
1 John 4:10

My friend said this the other day on her blog, "Without that love from Christ, we don't have the joy of sharing this feeling with others."

Very true, right? 

I think the meaning of love is different for everyone. Here are some examples: Love is football. (I have brothers. :)) Love is music. Love is youth group. Love is the computer. Love is a cell phone.

But that isn't the love that God tells us in the Bible. 

"4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  8 Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 God love us with an everlasting love. His love never fails or dies out.

"For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed."
John 17:26

So yeah, maybe you're the loner who doesn't have a boyfriend. I happened to be that person. Am I sad? No. Why? Because I have a Person that loves me more than any person ever will. And that person is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And I'm perfectly content with that. :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Miscellaneous Ramblings

1) Kindle

     I purchased my own reading device on Sunday and I am in love with it! I'm almost done with my book book before I will actually start reading my kindle.

2) Cold weather/Frost
Today was freezing cold and about a week ago in the morning, I went on a short walk and noticed the frost on the trees. I got home as soon as I could and took out my camera. I was really worried that it would melt before I snapped a picture. :)

3) Piano Music

Lately I've been lost in music. I think it was just yesterday that I sat down at the piano and played for about an hour. I love playing beautiful, Christian pieces on the piano.

4) Homework...
...especially Algebra. I've been extremely busy doing homework lately. I haven't even started my research paper yet, but it's coming! :/ 

5) Sun/Sky

Even though the weather has been up and down, the sky has been pretty clear all this week. Very pretty!

6) Basketball
I personally don't play basketball {anymore}, but I got the privilege to watch my best friend play. I also watched my younger brother play a few weeks ago. 

7) Wrestling/Birthday

I also had the privilege to photograph my brother's wrestling meet. I "shadowed" the photographer for all of the sports at my brother's school. He has an awesome camera and it was super fun! My brother turned 18 today too! :)

I'm still working on a new design. I plan on it being much better than the one I have now! :)
Have a great weekend!