Monday, May 29, 2017

Moments From Colorado

Well guys, this is the first time I've really taken time to sit down and write out a post since I got back from vacation. I feel rather guilty about that, which is part of why I am staying up rather late to do this. 
I was going to give y'all a long, boring account of my vacation, including what we did every day, but then I realized how incredibly boring that would be. So, I'm opting for just telling y'all about some of the best moments of the trip. There were a lot of them.

Driving through west Texas and wishing there was something more there then just flat lands.

7:45 *Reading great book, Rebekkah came in* "Now is not a good time" I said. "My favorite character is kidnapped." 
7:50 "What about now?" She asked. *barely looks up from book* "Now both my favorite characters are captured."  
8:00 *Rebekkah comes in again* "Now both my favorite characters are captured and ones hurt." 
8:05 *Rebekkah comes in again*"Now they've been ruthlessly torn apart and they're both hurt." 
8:10 *Rebekkah comes in again*"Now ones about to be killed." 
And there is where they told me they could not wait any longer, we had to go. I was on pins and needles till I could get back to it.

Treasure Falls

Between Denver and Estes Park
Staying in a hotel where every room was based off a different year. (We got 1951) And the clerk letting me keep the key tag.

Being completely awed by the view's on the thirty minutes winding drive up to the Mesa Verde. 

The amazing moments of standing over cliff dwellings and imagining how they must have built them.

Taking a last minute trip to Garden of the Gods and being so thankful we did. Also finding an awesome hoodie in the gift shop. Its pictures a ways down.

The view from our cabin.

Getting to see a friend for the first time in ten years. Also having never skyped or talked on the phone, being able to hear her for the first time as well. 

Skyping with family and friends back home to make the homesickness easier to bare.

Going on hikes and chasing after squirrels to get photos of them. 

Making mosaics, and being amazed I never cut my fingers on the glass. 

Failing at tennis, but having a grand time anyway. Wishing we were aloud to play our music on the courts.

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods (These people picked a terrible name for a beautiful place.)
Castle Palace in Mesa Verde

Pretending I was a pro mini golf player when I got two holes in one. Ignoring my five hole in tens. 

Doing archery filing away details for future books.

Going down the pool slide about twenty times. Also touching the bottom of the deep side of the pool and decided to never do it again because I want to live past seventeen.

Walking around Estes Park for the evening and just having a grand time with my mom and sister. Getting a huge ice cream cone and splitting it with Rebekkah.


Mesa verde 

Climbing a small mountain and being able to just sit and talk to God for awhile up there.

Listening though Screwtape Letters in the car and taking five double sided pages of notes. 

Watching Star Treks really late at night the day before we got home because I was so homesick.

The whole family meeting us at Cracker Barrel four hours away from our house to escort us home.

There were so many awesome moments, this was just a tiny touch of it. I hope you enjoyed reading this! 
How are you doing? Have you ever been to Colorado? 

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Importance of Love in Everything

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

That is so awesome. If you like this passage you should check out Proof of Your Love by For King and Country, its amazing. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


This is Tidbit and Twilight.

This really wasn't supposed to publish. But now that its up, I hope y'all enjoyed it!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Unfailing Love

I've got some verses from Psalm 31 here.

Verse 2-3
Be my rock of protection,
a fortress where I will be safe.
You are my rock and my fortress.

Verse 5
I entrust my spirit into your hand.
Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God

Verse 7-8
I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love,
for you have seen my troubles,
and you care about the anguish of my soul.
You have not handed me over to my enemies
but have set me in a safe place.

Verse 14-15
But I am trusting you, O Lord,
saying, “You are my God!”
My future is in your hands.

Verse 16
In your unfailing love, rescue me.

Verse 19-21
How great is the goodness
you have stored up for those who fear you.
You lavish it on those who come to you for protection,
blessing them before the watching world.
You hide them in the shelter of your presence,
safe from those who conspire against them.
You shelter them in your presence,
far from accusing tongues.
Praise the LORD,
for he has shown me the wonders of his unfailing love.

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Song Tag

Hey guys! I found a really fun song tag where you list thirty songs for different category's. I hope y'all enjoy this as much as I did!

Favorite song: Forgiveness by TobyMac and My Friend Jesus by Newsboys. 

Least favorite song: I do not keep up with that. 

A song that makes you happy: Undeniable by TobyMac or Shine by Newsboys. 

A song that makes you sad: When We Fail Love by Grover Levy

A song that makes you think of someone: Nothing Left by David Dunn

A song that makes you think of somewhere: Amazing Life by Britt Nicole 

A song that reminds you of an event: Beautiful, Beautiful by Francesca Battistelli

A song you know all the words to: Good by Leigh Nash and Matthew West

A song you can dance to: Spinning Around by Jump Five

A song that helps you fall asleep: You Raise Me Up by Chloe 

A song by your favorite band: I’m Not Ashamed by Newsboys

Isn't this kitten adorable??

A song from a band you hate: I do not listen to any from bands I hate. 

A song that is a guilty pleasure: Photograph (Not sure the artist) 

A song no one expects you like: I am a very eclectic music person, no one really expects any of my
collection. But I do like more peppy music, so I think some people would be surprised that I enjoy sadder music sometimes. Probably the most unexpected thing in my collection may by Unicorn by Irish Rovers.

A song that describes you: World Changers by Matthew West. At least I wish it did. 

A song you used to love but now hate: Walking on Sunshine by Jump Five

A song you hear often on the radio: Overcomer by Mandisa

A song you wish you heard on the radio: My Friend Jesus by Newsboys 

A song from your favorite album: Speak Life by TobyMac and It Is Well by David Dunn. 

A song you listen to when you’re angry: Believe by Britt Nicole

A song you listen to when you’re happy: Take This City by Everfound

A song you listen to when you’re sad: It Is Well by David Dunn. 

A song you want to play at your wedding: Something ‘bout Love by David Archuleta

A song you want to play at your funeral: You Are My All In All.

A song that makes you laugh: Show Jesus by Jamie Grace

A song you can play on an instrument: We Three Kings

A song you wish you could play: My Friend Jesus by Newsboys 

A song that makes you feel guilty: My Friend Jesus by Newsboys 

A song from your childhood: Shine by Newsboys

Your favorite song at this time last year: Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North And Forgivness by TobyMac