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My sister is one of the fiercest, most loyal, most loving people that I know. I am thankful everyday for her. She continually points me back to Jesus, encourages me, and laughs at my goofy self. I am learning so much from her. How to love and be loved. To fight with the word of God and speak truth to myself. How to heal with His help. Brnna you are such a blessing in my life and I love you deeply. Thank you for being the best sister this girl could ever ask for 😘 {December 10, 2018}
C O N G R A T S / B E A N So, so proud of you and everything you've accomplished!! I know the Lord's got crazy good things planned for you. Thanks for being my first friend at Judson and never failing to make me laugh. Judson's not going to be as salty without you;) Love you Bean • • • #vsco #posttheordinary #beautyinthecommon #createtoinspire #creativesontherise #artofvisuals #thevisualscollective #postthepeople #peoplescreatives #creatorclass #liveauthentic #sociality #exploremore #visualsoflife #letswanderto #justgoshoot #canont6 #createcommune #visualsoftheday #lightroom #chasinglight #artcollective #justgoshoot #aov #livefolk #adventurebeyond #portraitfolk #judsonawesome #graduation
Thankful that I can literally be myself at church (and dress like it, too 😂). Sometimes a girl just needs a low key day 💁🏽‍♀️ {December 10, 2018}
I'm a lady and all, but sometimes my hoodrat be itching for some play time, and that ain't good for nobody. So remember to laugh at the foolishness and even appreciate it. After all, doesn't it always make for a great story? . Keep peace and keep laughing, ladies and gentlemen 🤙🏼🌴 . . Side note: Ebonics is every bit as acceptable as any other dialect. Language is a constant shifting thing. That's the fun and beauty of it. 😁 . . . #iwannabealady #fortlauderdale #ofsimplethings #alittlebeautyeveryday #mondaymotivation #everysquareastory #seeingthepretty #haitianamerican #80sfashion #wearetothe9s #shoulderpads #fempreneur #visualcrush #vintagelover #darlingmovement #flashofdelight #myeverydaymagic #seeksimplicity #creativehappylife #darlingdaily #pursueprettythings #distractionsandinspirations #beautyinthecommon #pursuewhatislovely
// august 18, 2018 \ I remember this day perfectly. I’m so glad I was able to capture this candid moment as I rode in the backseat with @cornerstoner and her family. So glad to constantly see an example of what true love and a healthy marriage looks like. I love these two dearly. ⋅ To be able to cover them both thick in prayer last night was a blessing. The last few weeks have been so heavy in my community for a myriad of reasons. But to be able to cover these two in prayer and be constant about it makes me smile. I don’t understand everything that’s happened or why it’s happened, but am so blessed and comforted to know that God is holding them in His hands. He already knows how this ends up. Doing my best to trust and lean in to that. ⋅ Learned last night that if you can get out of your own brokenness, even if only for a moment and look around, you will see that there’s a lot of other broken people around you. You are not the only one. Circumstances may be different, but we’re all riding the struggle bus clinging desperately to Jesus. {December 10, 2018}
Clouds * sky * water * crashing waves * sand * receding tide * reflecting pools * . I mean, what else is needed? . #beautyinthecommon #reflectingpools #beach #newhampshire #cloudyskies #tides
A shiny rainbow for a dreary day. #beautyinthecommon #rainbow #surfphilippines #surfspot
The many faces of Leo at Target: twinkling lights on the ceiling, floppy hats, chewy straws, lots of naughty jewelry to grab.
El patio de mi casa ... 🎵🌺 #instamoment #beautyinthecommon #photography
“Why do I thrash about, why do I fuss inside this narrow, limited frame, when life, the whole of life, with all its joys, is open to me?” /Leo Tolstoy on your Saturday morning/
And sometimes, you’re three, and you wear purple socks over your striped tights and your unicorn rainboots and your polka dot skirt and the sweater from your Grammy and your panda hat because 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼😭❤️😍 🦄✨💫❄️ #arabellaroselloyd
//some encouraging, exciting thoughts from the last few months//🙃 . “Jesus was about 30 years old when He began His ministry..” . Jesus spent 30 years as a carpenter, in a dusty little shop in a dirty little town. Making tables.. hammering nails.. sweeping up wood chips.. accumulating knots in His back & sawdust in His eyes all so someone could have a stool to sit on. The Son of God was working in the modern equivalent of a run down gas station out in the middle of nowhere for *30* years. Waiting. That is crazy to me. BUT I bet He made those tables with more love & attention & care than any other carpenter ever has. I bet He listened & loved His customers more deeply than they’d ever experienced before. I bet people wondered at the joy that overflowed from Him even when He was aching & exhausted. . Constantly lately He has been showing me the importance of faithfulness in these little things. He didn’t call me to an orphanage in Africa right now, even though that seems way more world-changing than my current situation. He didn’t even call me to sit in deep prayer & Bible reading for hours a day or to volunteering at a homeless ministry or working in the church nursery. Those all sound wonderful but they’re not what He’s asking right now. . My job is cleaning my bathroom with joy.. changing Kai’s diapers with patience.. rocking him in the middle of the night with love.. doing my homework with diligence... My job is taking the next tiny step of faith He asks me to take. And a lot of my job right now is waiting on Him. . I hope this is an encouragement to you, especially students & parents - the things you are doing truly are eternally important if they are what God called you to do right now. It is about so much more than getting the house clean or a paper turned in. It is about your part in the sovereign plan of God. And that is so exciting.♥️
If you’ve been hanging around my Instagram lately, you probably think 1 of 2 things: Either I travel constantly and am always somewhere new, or I do nothing while I’m at home so I only have past travel photos to post. Neither of these are completely true. While I do post photos from my travels quite often after the fact, trust me: I’m not always in a new place! I just don’t like to bombard my feed with all of the photos I love all at once while I’m on a trip. (And there are TONS of photos I love and want to post!) As for at home, I don’t take photos as much in my day-to-day life, and I do work on the computer for a good chunk of my day and there aren’t always exciting things happening in the evening, either. So that’s not very glamorous to post! 😝 Just thought I’d let you in on the rhythm I have going on here. Anyway, here’s some cool ombré-looking rope I saw on a boat next to the cruise pier in Nassau back during my MSC Seaside cruise. 😎 #nassau #ombrerope #ombré #boat #Bahamas #newprovidence #cruisepier #maritime #ocean #water #summer #shadesofblue #travel #cruise #travelgirl #wanderlust #smallthings #mscseaside #msccruise #bahamascruise #beautyinthecommon #colorstory #amberjack
Even with a cheap roll of film, I am very impressed with what I can get out of it. It's a beautiful reminder for me that analog still has some of the best colors and latitude.
May your day contain some tiny bursts of joy . #beautyinthecommon #orangeberries #bluesky #bittersweet
A moment to stop and quiet the mind . #beautyinthecommon #marshland #sunset #reflections
Sunset over the rice fields. #sunset #beautyinthecommon #ricefields
"Advent is the time of promise; it is not yet the time of fulfillment. We are still in the midst of everything and in the logical inexorability and relentlessness of destiny.…Space is still filled with the noise of destruction and annihilation, the shouts of self-assurance and arrogance, the weeping of despair and helplessness. But round about the horizon the eternal realities stand silent in their age-old longing. There shines on them already the first mild light of the radiant fulfillment to come." Alfred Delp (Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings, 1941-1944) #advent #beautyinthecommon
From the archive. #nofilter This was 2 years ago. I was in 2nd year at uni in a house of 8. A reminder of what to be grateful for now. 🙆🏻‍♀️
• • • it feels like I blinked and this semester was over. the last week has honestly been filled with a surprising amount of tears as I’ve finished so many “lasts” of this season at Judson. my heart has been overwhelmed with the amount of transition, goodbyes, and bittersweet endings that have transpired over the course of just a few days, and I know that there are harder ones to come. it doesn’t help that this is one of my most hectic finals weeks yet, and it feels like time to be present with the people I love is just slipping out of my hands. I am so so excited to be spending next semester in Nashville, and I can’t wait to see how the Lord continues to lead me into unknown waters, but transitioning out is much harder than I imagined it would be. it feels like everything that I held as familiar is coming undone, and I can’t keep it from unraveling in my hands. I don’t share this for pity, but as reminder for myself and whoever might be needing to hear it- the Lord is walking with you. it’s okay to feel overwhelmed, but you don’t have to carry it alone. you don’t have to bottle it up so tightly that you can’t let the good in for fear of the messy spilling out. your identity will never come from a place, a passion, or another earthly person. your identity is rooted in the eternal hope that is found in Christ, and that will never waver. • • • ANYWAYS. that was a long winded way of saying that Lord laid these words on my heart last night on my way home from work, and they have been bringing me such peace today. I pray that they do the same for you. ----------------------------------------------- #vsco #posttheordinary #liveauthentic #visualsoflife #thevisualscollective #sociality #lightroom #peoplescreatives #beautyinthecommon #canon #canont5 #aov #teamcanon #stayinspired #postthepeople #outdoors #adventure #exploremore #creativesontherise
Humility, a humble submission to the Will of God is the basis of all other virtues; the building of our inner life must be based on it. Bl. Ivan Merz
"This is the art of waiting, for love and its patience is worth a thousand times more than the time lost to the annoyance of the present. Love above all else. Patience quietly whispers that He is supreme over time and every messy tumultuous thing that comes with it." #linkinbio #happyMonday
Mindfulness: a state of mind characterized by awareness and attention in the present moment, and by an accepting, curious, and non-judgmental attitude. . 🌴Don't forget to be present in your life. Start with today. Really look at people, connect with the world around you, listen to your body, look for the beauty in the everyday. Feel the sun warming your skin. Breathe deeply and be grateful for the air, the trees, every bit of green. . 📸 @quetsyphoto . . . . #iwannabealady #naturelovers #naturehippys #ofsimplethings #nature_love #everysquareastory #seeingthepretty #girlabs #love_nature #bikinilove #fitmoms #fempreneur #beachsideview #fitmomsofig #aesthetically #fortlauderdale #myeverydaymagic #selflovejourney #creativehappylife #fitnessgirlsmotivation #pursueprettythings #distractionsandinspirations #beautyinthecommon #pursuewhatislovely
Today is the start of Advent. A time to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas. This season, I'm focusing on bringing more peace to our family, because life can get a little crazy!! I'm challenging myself to pray specifially for peace, so I created Peaceful Prayer Cards. I would love for you to download them for FREE and use them too! #linkinprofile to learn more 🤗
Afternoon Sunday haze #oneofusnapped
after the weekend ordinary of swimming lessons and grocery shopping, . . we spend the afternoon unpacking the tree. . . not a real one, for a life was already given on another tree, . . for me . . and once was enough for eternity. . . and, trees are cathedrals where i lay down my self and look up. . . a holy canopy of green. . . so, we sing jingle bells and oh holy night, . . as we hang unicorns and angels safely below the star that shows the way to the one who loves relentlessly. . . and on this tree, and in this home, . . the sacred embraces the mundane. . . the mud, is the miracle and our hope lies in one who lay swaddled in straw. . . and we breathe in the holy everyday, every day. and here i am found, never lost but always seeking my way to the star. —on advent and christmas trees. . . © Liezel Graham 2018. . . . . #indiepoetry #poetry #faith #wordporn #poetryporn #holy #christmas #advent #graceinthemundane #beautyintheeveryday #beautyinthecommon #simplefaith #slowliving #christianpoetry #believer #spilledink #iweepinink #spilledthoughts #instapoetry #shewrites #shewritesgrace #shewritestruth #words #wordsmith #unicorn #poet #womenpoets
“The wind whipped about my face bringing with it the pungent but sweet smell of creosote. In the far off distance, the faint sound of a dog barking, while even more distant, a lone diesel truck (engine braking) whined out across the lonesome valley as it descended the treacherous cliffs below Yarnell. In between the intermittent sounds… Nothing but silence. The kind of silence that penetrates deep into the soul.” -SB- “ Sunshine Suicide” #creosote #smellofraininthedesert #sunshinesuicidebook #desertrain #lushdesert #desertlife #desertrat #prose #beautyinthecommon #❤️sf #myheartishome #sonorandesert #abc15 #gratitude #smellofthedesertaftertherain
Like people, the front or the facade of buildings are often decorated in lights, new paint jobs and fancy words...but behind it all, beneath the layer of pretty perfection you will find the ingenuity, strength and raw beauty of purpose and determination. For me, this is the beautiful side of the @chicagotheatre #chicagodays #beautyinthecommon #frenchbaroque @erindickeycreatives
Nature be like... Plant: Wassup boo? Wanna sniff me? Me: But I don't even know you like that. Plant: I'm beautiful, soft and fragrant. Me: Okay, maybe just a little... Plant: You know we're in love, right? Me: Who am I kidding? You're amazing! Plant: This is bigger than both of us! And we lived happily ever after 🌿💜 . . . . . . #iwannabealady #naturelover #momentsofmine #creativebusiness #fortlauderdale #savetheplanet #planetearth #flowerstagram #ofsimplethings #naturehippies #alittlebeautyeveryday #everysquareastory #seeingthepretty #wearetothe9s #creativedirection #visualcrush #flashofdelight #seeksimplicity #creativehappylife #darlingdaily #pursueprettythings #distractionsandinspirations #beautyinthecommon #pursuewhatislovely
Surf Lesson Sila with the best surf instructors this side of the Pacific. #surf #beautyinthecommon #surflesson #amihan #buenavistasurfcamp #philippines #sosorsogon #surfsogon #bicol
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Niagara Falls. 2018. . Mars ain't got shit on planet Earth. Remember that. Mars is a dangerous, extremely unpleasant place to live. If you want to be an explorer and live on Mars, excellent for you. Space exploration is one of the main drivers of technology on earth. Mars exploration is exciting, valuable and just plain cool.🤙🏼 🌿 However, if you love oceans and perfect gravity and flourishing ecosystems, stop wasting resources, buying crap you don't need and eating animals with every meal. . Yeah, it sucks. But living on Mars will suck more...Idk about you, but I'm calling dibs on earth. 🌴 . . . . . . #iwannabealady #naturelover #momentsofmine #cloudlovers #waterfallsofinstagram #savetheplanet #planetearth #cloud_skye #NIAGARAFALLS #ofsimplethings #naturehippies #alittlebeautyeveryday #everysquareastory #seeingthepretty #creativedirection #visualcrush #flashofdelight #seeksimplicity #creativehappylife #darlingdaily #pursueprettythings #distractionsandinspirations #beautyinthecommon #pursuewhatislovely #travelette
Back to my obsession with the gazing ball. So many things I like, reflections, gardens, sky, spheres and un-selfie selfies . #beautyinthecommon #inthegarden #gazingball #reflections #imintheresomewhere
Join us for a month of bringing some much needed beauty and kindness to the world around us. Save this image, print it off, make it your desktop background, send it to a friend, make it your phone wallpaper, and/or tag a family member. Let’s shed some light and love this month. Use the hashtag #beautyinthecommon to tell the stories/share the photos! ALTERNATIVE KINDNESS IDEAS: - Tell a parent they're doing a great job. - Pay the toll for the person behind you. - Say “thank you” to someone who probably doesn’t hear it a lot. - Send a Grub Hub/Door Dash snack to someone you know is having a long day. - Leave your favorite book somewhere with a sticky note on it. - Loan money to a third world entrepreneur through Kiva: kiva.org.
• • • 1 1 2 9 2 0 1 8 // yesterday marked the end of a really sweet season. I worked my last chapel with University Ministries at Judson. I’ve had the joy of learning from and serving with incredible supervisors, co-leads, teammates, and volunteers over the past two and a half years. it has been an honor to risk and (sometimes) fail as a worship leader and producer alongside of these people. this is a team of crazy gifted, crazy bold, and crazy fun men and women. i’m grateful to call them friends, and I am so freaking proud of they way they love the Judson community. I cannot wait to hear about all the things that are to come for UM, production, and chapel. it’s been real. it’s been fun. it’s been real fun. ----------------------------------------------- #vsco #posttheordinary #liveauthentic #visualsoflife #thevisualscollective #sociality #lightroom #peoplescreatives #beautyinthecommon #canon #canont5 #aov #teamcanon #stayinspired #postthepeople #outdoors #adventure #exploremore #creativesontherise
Dialing in tones.
I hope you marvel at the goodness of life the way that Leo gazes at the sunset sky on a boat.
Guess what it’s #teletuesday // here’s a snippet of a song called dense I think will end up on the EP. dig it!! For those of you who are interested. I am running a Wall of Sound COT50 clone into a @milkmansound the Amp direct into a @wearefocusrite Scarlett 2i2
Snowy South Bend #beautyinthecommon
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