Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mont Trembant Trip

Beautiful mountains and scenery. Just love it all! This is what you could see from the very top once you take the gondola. (next pic ↓) :)

Riding in the gondola was really fun, it took us so high up that I felt like I was on top of the world!

Little waterfall running off the mountain, again so beautiful! God's creations are just amazing!

The view of the village from above. I love this photo because you can see all the colourful roofs!

On the way back, the drive was really long. We'd been driving for about 6 hours, and hadn't past the towns we usually did by then. Thinking positively, I told my mom that everything happens for a reason. But she said we'd just made a mistake this time. Anyways, we realized we weren't able to get home that day, and found a great hotel to stay for the night. The next day while driving back, we heard on the radio that there had been a storm where we lived. Some trees fell, and there was spotting of different coloured lightning! Even though we didn't understand why it had taken so long, God knew, and He protected us from the storm. So when you don't quite get something or understand, remember God is always in control. Everything happens for a reason!

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Out with the Old, and In with the New!

Notice anything different? Yup! I got a new header and button! I've been wanting a new look for a while now, and then I received a lovely comment from Kelsey over at The Flip-Flop Farmgirl. She wanted to start a design blog, and needed some blogs for her portfolio. She asked if I would consider having her do a blog makeover for me! I thought about it, and agreed! Working with Kelsey has been great! And look at her work!

New header and new button, but still the same girl who loves to write, and a bunch more great posts in store for you all! Also, if you have my button on your blog, please feel free to grab my new one! So what do you think of the new look? Please comment with your thoughts! ☺

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Photography Contest Entry

I'm entering this photo in Kelsey's photography contest. The theme is flowers. It ends August 24th, go check it out! :)


Monday, August 15, 2011

'I don't want to gain the whole world, and lose my soul'

Buying name brands just to fit it, even though it's not your style. Wearing lots of make-up to impress a guy, even though you hate the stuff. Reading magazines so you can be 'in the know,' even though you'd rather be reading actual books. When changes like these take over your life, who are you trying to please?

The world is trying to win us over. It has taken the word beautiful, and has turned it into perfect, leaving so many girls striving for the impossible, wanting to achieve something that isn't real. We think to ourselves 'that's not me, I'd never give in like that.' But with the world's message plastered everywhere you go, it can be hard to stay true to the real you. The world is knocking on your door everyday, what if tomorrow you answer it?

Well, there's one thing that helps me get through life's sticky spots. God. He is my anchor, the thing that I can hold onto when the seas get rough and wild. He sent His son to die on the cross, so I don't have to be perfect. All I need to be is me. That's who God made me to be!

So when you need help, pray and ask for God to give you strength, and that's what you can hold onto next time the world comes knocking at your door.

also, check out this video, it came to mind while writing this post.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Power in the Simple Things

I believe there is power in the small things. The simple things. The things we don't think about enough. For example, books. Merely a number of pages stuck together. But one book can hold a whole life story, filled with emotion and feelings, thoughts, events, and memories. Isn't that awesome?
And prayer. Requests, thanks and praises from the lips of Christians, and the hearts of believers. Prayer can work wonders, especially when it comes from more than one. The power of prayer can heal, protect, provide, save, and give.

And kindness. Simply going out of your way for someone can make their day. Spread some happiness, laughter, and smiles! All these things are simple, yet powerful in so many ways!

all photos from weheartit