Thursday, February 7, 2013


i'll admit it,
some days i'm a bit of an instagram addict
i just love taking pictures
and looking through other people's pictures
and being visually and creatively inspired
and being able to share my ordinary, everyday tidbits, just like that? 

today was one of those heavy instagramming days
(funny, how language has developed around culture - instagramming? googling? ten years ago, people wouldn't know what i meant by those terms, but nowadays - i bet most of you didn't skip a beat when you read that last line!)
so i thought it might be fun to share my day on here too, 
since not everyone is as insta-crazed as i am. 

started the day off by making juice, in an effort to pack in as many cold-fighting vitamins as we can
...we're sick of being sick around here!

ordered a copy of the girls' blurb book for my mom and it came in today
i know i'm biased, but i love, love, LOVE it!  
totally worth the late nights pulling images together and piecing the thing together.  
i haven't ordered my own copy yet, because i've got a lot of extras to add in mine (like their letters from on here), which i've yet to do.  
but if you're interested, you can see an online copy of the current book here.  

we also felt well enough to go out for a walk in the afternoon and enjoy some of the beautiful sunshine, much to this little girl's delight.  

lastly, i got to spend a few minutes reading my Bible today  
my new testament reading was in Hebrews 5, 
and a couple of verses (7 and 8, to be exact) really struck me

"In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his reverence.  Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered."

i've read Hebrews lots of times before, 
but today, it suddenly struck me that even Jesus didn't always get a "yes" answer to prayer every time
and it made for such an encouragement 
 to know that He understands our situations,
even (or maybe especially) when we're crying out to the Lord
to change our situation
to remove whatever pain or trial we're currently facing 

it was a good reminder that although we may not get the "yes" answer we're looking for,
we can be sure that all things work together for His ultimate glory and our ultimate good.
how uplifting is that?

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