Saturday, July 27, 2013

~Love the morning light!

Yesterday morning I came down from my bedroom and looked out the kitchen window overlooking our back pasture. I was so excited to see a mist hanging over the field and two of our horses out in it. After grabbing my camera I ran out there and started snapping pictures. I have always wanted to take some like this!

As I was standing there trying to figure out which angle would work best I noticed the sun was in a really good spot. So I started setting up the horses to get the sun to highlight their bodies. It turned out really neat! (In my opinion!

As you can see I use our buckskin Dandy most the time. He's very photogenic!

Now this one is Dunny. He actually put his ears up! Hey if anyone has any ideas on different or neat horse pictures or angles, let me know! I'm always looking for new ideas.

I noticed this spider web as I was coming back in and wanted to try it with the neat lighting. Let me know what ya think.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Rejoice! I love this verse but often don't take it seriously enough. In the Bible the writers will repeat the things they want to be emphasized. In this verse it says twice about rejoicing. Many times I forget this command. I'll be standing on the deck watching the sunset thinking "Wow thats neat!" but I don't even tell God how great He is for putting it there. God loves to send things our way just so we can praise Him. It brings Him joy and pleasure when we the creation give the glory and honor back to Him. In fact thats why we were created. In Revelations 4:11 it says "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."

~His Strength

I decided to put on a poem I wrote a couple weeks ago. I was feeling very inspired to write so I went out behind our barn, sat down at our picnic table and started to write. This is what came out of it. (Behind our big barn is my special place where I feel especially close to God. I love going out there and talking to Him.)

His Strength 
I want your will dear Father, 
I will do it at my best. 
But Lord you will have to help, 
If I'm to pass the test.

I realize I need your strength, 
And Oh, I want it too! 
Just show me how to walk in faith, 
And I will follow you.

Please lead me Oh my Father, 
I will be at your side. 
Walking hand in hand, 
I accept you as my guide.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

~Proverbs 3:5-6

Right now in my life, I don't know where God is exactly leading. The last year has been a little rough (Well more than a little.) but I can see He used it to draw me closer to Himself. There was nothing I could do - except cry out to Him. "I'm trusting You" became a phrase I often told Him. Part of my world seemed to be crumbling. That is when I had to realize I wasn't centered on God, only partially. And If God was only part of my life, where was the rest of it? Will God allow anyone to serve two masters? Will God allow for anything other than Him having first place? No. Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. That is all too clear, but how many of us really live by the first commandment? If you drew up a chart of all the thoughts and things you did to honor God in a day, would it outnumber the rest? I'm not saying I have all this down pat either. I'm still a work in progress the same as anyone else. He's still working on me.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

~Psalm 4:3~

My Favorite Song
Here I am before You Lord, Falling at Your feet.
 My longing is to know You more, Your purpose to complete!
 When I look around me, Its so hard to understand.
I want to see You move Lord, I want to see your hand!
  Trusting You Lord, Does not come easily to me.
Trusting You Lord, I need your eyes that I might see!
When the way is dark, and I'm afraid, and don't know what to do,
Help me take my eyes off me Lord, And keep my eyes on You!
 I stand upon your promise Lord, You have a plan for me.
And though I may not see it yet, I'll trust You faithfully.
You have spoken to my heart, A message strong and true.
So I'll gather up my courage Lord, And humbly follow You!
  Trusting You Lord, Does not come easily to me.
  Trusting You Lord, I need your eyes that I might see!
When the way is dark, and I'm afraid, and don't know what to do.
Help me take my eyes off me Lord, And keep my eyes on You

This has been my life's plea for the last several years. I'ts me turning and calling to God, knowing that he will answer. He is always waiting with open arms for us to come running to Him. That reminds me of a saying I heard the other day. It was "Even when you only take one step towards God he will take several steps toward you." I had to think about that because it confused me. Why would a little bit of effort on my part make God draw closer to me? God NEVER changes. So therefore God will never move. We are the ones who need to be drawing as close to Him as we possibly can. So please make sure when you read quotes like that or anthing for that matter, always check it out based on the truth: God's word.


Well...I've been wanting to do this blog for a loooong time and I'm finally getting around to it! I wanted to do this to help strengthen and encourage other young people (well mainly girls) to have a closer walk with God. I love taking pictures of my horses, but after taking them what is there to to do with ALL THOSE PICTURES!? So I decided to put verses on them! I love being creative, and in this way I thought I could encourage others with my pictures. I do not copy-right them so if you want to save them or print them out, please go right ahead!