To Lift My Eyes UP

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I know I need to lift my eyes up, but I'm to weak life just won't let up.
But I know that you can give me rest, so I cry out with all that I have left.
Let me see redemption win, let me know the struggle ends, that you can mend a heart that's frail and torn. I want to know a song can rise from the ashes of a broken life, and all that's dead inside can be reborn.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre / Week 17 of 52

Thursday, May 1, 2014

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird / Week 14 of 52

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Go check out Kimberlys :

I've actually never read To Kill a Mockingbird...and didn't realize Harper Lee was a women until I saw a picture of her on Kimberly's post..yeahhh for real  : )

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” ― Louis L'Amour/ Week 13 of 52

Wow, I haven't posted for the 52 weeks project in awhile! I've taken all the pictures from past weeks, but I'm just going to post my most recent. Kimberly is doing an amazing job picking out the quotes for the challenges! : )

“We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.” ― Sinclair Lewis / Week 9 of 52

Monday, March 10, 2014

I'm a little late on this post that was last weeks challenge. : ) BUT how true is this quote!!

“We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.” 
― Sinclair Lewis

 Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies! mmmmmmm

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ― Abraham Lincoln / Week 8 of 52

Sunday, February 23, 2014

My sister and my aunt's dog Ruca. : )

Don't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.

Monday, February 17, 2014

  One of the biggest privileges in my life is to have a sister as one of my best friends. Leah and I have always been close. We are  21 months apart in age, so we grew up wearing matching clothes, getting similar hairstyles. We always shared a room and played together. Barbies,dolls,singing loudly,playing house,doing school,rollerblading competitions. Of course there was bickering and me being not so nice moments to! : ) As we have grown older and changed,so has our relationship. We are no more just playmates and sisters, but true friends. The things we do together have changed except for the singing (yes we still do it randomly and very LOUDLY!). One of our very favorite things to do together is watch BBC miniseries!Name one and we've probably watched it. She is always finds the best miniseries! It's kinda hilarious how much we fangirl over the characters! Leah is beautiful inside and out,kind,talented, sooo hilarious,loves God. I am so glad that I get to have her not only as a sister, but also a sister in Christ! Go check out her blog :
                                                                    Leah, i love you. <3

Find your Ordinary,

“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.” ― Emily Dickinson / Week 7 of 52

It seems as if these quotes are getting harder each week! Well this was a tough one, considering there is about 6-12 inches of snow on the ground right now. : ) I guess the sun is the closest thing to spring we have right now.

“A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.”  ― Emily Dickinson

“My course is set for an uncharted sea.” ― Dante Alighieri, Paradise / Week 6 of 52

Saturday, February 8, 2014

This is such a adventurous quote! This is two pictures currently on my bulletin board.

“My course is set for an uncharted sea.”  ― Dante Alighieri, Paradise

“Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” ― Francis Bacon / Week 5 of 52

Well this was such a nice quote and I took such a lame photo. :/ This is last weeks as I am just now getting around to posting this.

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.” 
― Francis Bacon

“One day in the country Is worth a month in town” ― Christina Rossetti / Week 4 of 52

Friday, January 24, 2014

I really do love this quote. Even though I don't live in the country, I have always loved it. I get my once a week dose of the country driving home from work. For as long as I can remember my Dad has been driving these roads. As soon as I got my license, I was eager to start driving them.I specifically took these cold icy roads today just to get my weekly picture...Oh and weekly dose of the country. : )

“One day in the country 
Is worth a month in town” 
― Christina Rossetti

Find your Ordinary

Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Find your Ordinary 


Putting Off Cynicism
Browsing through my blogger feed this post caught my eye.Hmm I thought Me?A Cynic? I clicked on the link.Yep, it hammered home everything I had been having thoughts about this week.It struck at something deep within me.It convicted and humbled me all at once!Click on the link and read this highly impacting article!
Find your Ordinary

“Be glad. Be good. Be brave.” ― Eleanor H. Porter / Week 3 of 52

Sunday, January 19, 2014

This weeks challenge was a little harder than the first two weeks! I'm excited to be doing this challenge though, because it is really stretching my creative abilities.

“Be glad. Be good. Be brave.”  ― Eleanor H. Porter

He Remains

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Psalm 102:26-27
They will perish, but you will remain;they will all wear out like a garment.You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.

As a Christian this verse is comforting to me. So many wicked things happen in the world we live in. To know that Christ remains and that he will never pass away is the greatest comfort I can have! Things of this earth will lose vibrancy and rot but Jesus Christ is the same. Nothing earthly will ever replace or compare to Christ. He Remains.

The sky could fall
The ground could shake
The stars burn out
And seasons change
The time will pass
And beauty fade
But all my love
Will remain.        -Royal Tailor

“Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.” ― James Thurber / Week 2 of 52

Saturday, January 11, 2014

 I love spending time with my younger brother Ben. Today we went out to run some errands. All the snow was melting, and the fields looked so neat with the little mounds of snow contrasting the dark dirt. I got out to take some pictures on the way back and realized I needed a picture for this week. I asked Ben if I could take some of him and WOW he agreed! : ) So this is my interpretation of the quote “Two is company, four is a party, three is a crowd. One is a wanderer.”  ― James Thurber

Find Your Ordinary. Madeline

“Tell me a story of deep delight.” ― Robert Penn Warren / Week 1 of 52

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I had been thinking about starting a 52 week project for 2014 to help me keep up photography and my blog. My friend Kimberly started a 52 week project based on quotes over on her blog , so i will be linking up to her blog every week! I'm super excited to start doing this project!If you would like to join in head on over to her blog and link up! Here is my picture for the week. The quote for week 1 is “Tell me a story of deep delight.”  ― Robert Penn Warren