Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

it's worth it...

a couple of weeks ago, a bunch of us went to this beautifully secluded lake where i felt like i was in middle earth or something {i get that feeling a lot here}. anyways, the girls all decided to go kayaking and once we settled into the kayaks, kelli led the way under a small footbridge to an even more secluded spot on the lake. while there, we were graced by the presence of a bald eagle... it was absolutely stunning. izzi, crystal, and i paddled closer to get a better look. {totally necessary side note:: izzi and i have a fear of animals and bugs pooping on us... it's a real phobia folks!} so we get as close as possible to this incredibly majestic bird and izzi says -
"i hope it doesn't poop on me...[then to the bird] please don't poop on me!"
then i say, "yeah but it's so beautiful and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity... so if it did poop on you, it would be worth it."
she was a little unsure about it, but somehow the words that came out of my mouth made me think about my walk with Christ {hear me out} ....the gift of God, Jesus Christ, is so beautiful and we get one chance to walk this earth to know Him and make Him known... so if we get "pooped on", so to speak, or "bad things" happen to us, it would be worth it right? crap happens to everyone, it's inevitable but when we get to see the beauty of His majesty, it's all worth it... plus, He promises to work all things together for good to those who love Him - even the crappy stuff, peeps.

"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and Your right hand will save me.
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands."
Psalm 138:7-8


Monday, July 25, 2011

monday pick-me-up: blog redesign!

ahhh.... it's like a breath of fresh air around here. i've been wanting to update this site for awhile now and i finally made the time and just did it! i've also redesigned my twitter page to coincide with the blog... i feel so much better... it's all cohesive! yay!
hope you like the new look and feel...
happy monday y'all!

Friday, July 22, 2011

friday finds :: montana edition!

last week the girls and i went to this super cute flea market-type thing called the vintage whites market ... and it was awesome! i saw dozens of cute items that i was dying to buy but just couldn't justify purchasing stuff that we'll probably have to cram in our car later. i did, however, walk away with a unique little red lantern and some awesome old letterpress blocks... for a grand total of $7.50... i'm totally kicking myself for not buying more of those adorable blocks ($.50 a piece!)... maybe next time... :)

have a spectacular weekend!! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


1 a : the act of inheriting property
   b : the reception of genetic qualities by transmission from parent to offspring
   c : the acquisition of a possession, condition, or trait from past generations
{definition taken from merriam-webster}


being in montana since mid-june, i've had to skip my treasured NCL women's study that is currently going through beth moore's inheritance study. HOWEVER, the Lord has faithfully guided my devo time to inheritance-themed scripture... yay!
on sunday mornings, pastor levi lusko {of fresh life church - here in whitefish & kalispell} is going through the book of joshua aka the uprising... so, i started reading that for my morning devos and the book of proverbs as well. i highly, highly recommend reading these concurrently with each other... it has been amazing! full of awesome inheritance nuggets. :)

...and i actually looked up the word inheritance today and totally geeked out about it. i thought it was kind of amazing that i could apply all three merriam-webster meanings to my spiritual inheritance through Christ ::

def. a) the act of inheriting property
when we put our faith in Jesus, we are made His sons & daughters, thus being heirs to Himself and His heavenly kingdom. { galatians 3 }

def. b) the reception of genetic qualities by transmission from parent to offspring
just like we inherited our earthly parents' qualities - brown eyes, straight hair, whatever - we will inherit His qualities too - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control - if we are truly his children. awesome! { galatians 5:19-26 }

def. c) the acquisition of a possession, condition, or trait from past generations
when i read this one, i immediately thought of joshua observing moses' faith in God and all the miracles that God performed when he obeyed.......  and how joshua then steps up after moses dies and demonstrates the same faith and obedience in God as his former leader. he acquired that vital trait of faith from the past generation. i love that!! { joshua 1 }

since we are in that same spiritual family, we can read these amazing stories of faith and obedience and possess those same traits as joshua and moses... let's take hold of that faith and obey God - He will do amazing things!