Friday, May 6, 2011


I am overwhelmed by grace today.
I look up and I see its branches, extending far and wide beyond my sight. Like a mighty pine tree, it seems to tower over me.

There is nothing unusual or special about today. But it is here in the commonplace that I recognize its beauty. It is here, right where I am, that I realize I am constantly blessed with gifts of grace. Everything is because of God's grace.
and I am so thankful for that.

"I have tasted of your goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more." -tozer

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

porcelain beauty

She is the porcelain doll that sits inside the toy store window.
She is the picture of beauty, contentment, and perfection - the very thing a world of young girls earnestly long for as they gaze upon the doll's perfect complexion.

Her china blue eyes stare expressionlessly out the window, telling the world she is content, and her scarlet lips seem to whisper, "Only beauty is required."

She is the porcelain beauty in the toy store window.
She is the standard by which I will no longer measure my worth.

For although she is beautiful, she is also breakable.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man
he will be what most people call 'humble' nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him. If you do dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily.
He will not be thinking about humility.
He will not be thinking about himself at all.
-CS Lewis

Friday, March 25, 2011

on faith and mountains

I recently returned from an adventure to Colorado with my family.
(Well, most of my family. Jimmy is serving Christ in China, and was very greatly missed.)
It was an incredible week of skiing, snowshoeing, reading, and reflecting.

Now, I love Colorado and I love the mountains.
 Mountains remind me, for a moment, of how small I am. The enormous mountains seem to enclose me, and it is almost overwhelming. Most of all, though, it is breathtaking. And It is when I see my frailty compared to these massive cliffs that I realize my inconsistency compared to His steadfastness.
I realize that I am small.

I needed to be reminded of that.

it was a grand time.
We missed you, Jimmy.
"At least once every day I shall look steadily up at the sky and remember that I, a consciousness with a conscience, am on a planet traveling in space with wonderfully mysterious things above and about me."
Clyde Kalby


Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Reminder.

"Remember oh man, that you are dust, and to dust you will return."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

these are a few of my favorite things.

                                                       1949 Royal HH typewriter

1946 Brownie Target six-20 box rollfilm camera

old things never get old.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

why do we so easily forget how blessed we are?

"all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -e. burke

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

another adventure

so, i started a blog.

and for those who don't know me very well...
 i'm rachel, and here is my story.