Wednesday, December 28, 2011

After Christmas Bug

Christmas is my favorite holiday..in which I LOVE to take pictures.  Whenever the holiday ends, I just want to take more and more pictures of Christmas decorations.  We went to the Collierville Town Square today, and I decided to take a few more Christmas pictures.  I guess I just have the "after Christmas bug" so please enjoy!




Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve!






Merry Christmas Eve!  Remember the reason for the season:  Jesus!  
Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas season with many memories!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fabulous Friday: On Top of the World

 

This is the little swing in the backyard that is never used anymore.  I used to love to sit on the swing and have my feet dangle from the seat.  I loved it when someone would push me and give me the feeling that I was flying.  Most of all, I loved the smile on my face and the idea that nothing could ever go wrong.  Now, it sits in the backyard lonely and unhappy.  It longs for someone to use it again and grasp the same feelings that I once had.  This swing is rarely used during special occasions.  Little cousins come to visit, and I can almost feel the feelings that they are feeling when they sit on that swing.  I can remember what it feels like to sit on a swing so high off the ground that you would severely hurt yourself if you were to fall.  It reminds me of the world.  Sometimes, it does hurt when I fail and stumble upon things, but I always have this random motivation to get back up and start over.  When I fell off the swing, I knew that I wanted to swing again because it was something I just couldn't resist.  Well, I can't resist what life has to offer me.  Maybe, one day, I will fully understand the significance of that swing.  As for now, I can only remember the feelings that I got when I was "on top of the world."

                                                             

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Little Things









  It's the little things that bring me the most joy. Taking a walk around my house discovering things that I regularly miss is something special in itself. It's fun to see the things that you wouldn't look at on a daily basis. It reminds me of how truly blessed I am. There are so many people that don't get the simple happiness of exploring and discovering things right outside of their own home.  I can't imagine what it would be like not to have a home.  It is the little things that really make me happy.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Please?

  Thanksgiving comes tomorrow.  It is a time to celebrate all that we are thankful for.  It can also be a time to give back.  Whatever Thanksgiving means to you, we all take a common translation..."be grateful."  I participated in a Thanksgiving chapel and got to listen to an amazing speaker...one who I honor greatly.  He is the youth director at Hope Church.  His message was to say "thank you" before you say "please."  If we all take this Thanksgiving day to say "thank you" before "please", then we could all get the feeling of what it means to be truly blessed.  Let's remember to be thankful for what we have before saying "please" to get something new.
Just say "thank you."





A little rain...just one more thing to be thankful for.  Rain or shine, God gave his life for us.  Rain or shine, we will give back.  Even through the rain, be blessed.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Light of the Dark

Even at night, there is still light.  That is just another example of how God will never leave us in the dark.  He will always be right by our side!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Don't Step Down


Don't back away..don't give up...it all depends on you.  You are the only person that can make that decision for yourself.  Are you going to keep trying, or will you give up?  Whatever it is you want to achieve, don't let it go!  A dream is a dream to be kept..not one to forget.  No matter how many times the world denies you, prove them that their wrong.  Tell them that you can achieve anything you wish.  You can achieve anything you set your heart to.  Of course, you can only do this with God.  God allows us to be the best we can be and do the greatest things in life.  All we have to do, is believe in ourselves and our dream will come true.






Dream BIG!  Photography is one of my many dreams...and I am going to do it to the best of my ability in order to achieve my dream.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Early Morning Fog

At times, fog may appear in our lives, but we just have to put it behind us while we watch God continue to bless us with each new day.  As fog does come up, it will all go away in God's time, and God won't ever put us through something He knows we can't handle.







Thursday, October 27, 2011

Growing Up: Not A Little Girl

My brother, Austin (9) and Allie (me, 13)

 Imagine a little girl....skipping through fields of flowers, learning how to write, discovering her true identity, and uncovering her strong faith, step by step.  I am not a little girl anymore.  I wish I could be young forever. I wish that I will never have to make a life threatening decision.  I wish that I won't ever worry about the next day, afraid of what could be thrown at me.  God tells us to have the faith of a child.  Though we grow on the outside, let our hearts be dedicated to God by having the faith of a child.  Does a child try to please other people by showing off their faith?  I sometimes fall into that trap.  Does a child talk to God with a "grown up language" because they are afraid that God will underestimate their true self?  I don't think so, so why should we?  If we are no longer little children, then we should be able to recognize that God knows we grow up, so why try and prove it to Him?  We are who we are, and no one could ever impact the identity that God has given us.  I am growing up, and everyone around me can tell.  Through my faith, my responsibilities, my decisions, and my overall experiences through the mysteries of life, it is plain to see that I am no longer that little girl in pre-school just waiting for excitement.  I am...who God wants me to be...in the process of carrying out a mission...I am me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rain


Cold weather is a big change.  It's a definite sign of fall!