we will succeed

Rain for me

^ Image credit - via Pinterest. NOT MY OWN. Though I hope to capture a beautiful picture like that someday...

You know when you make a decision in your mind, that you're going to do something, you're going to do it right, and you're going to keep it up till the end...and then you don't. It gives me a horrible feeling of failure. It makes me think very bitter thoughts. I end up saying, "It'll never happen. I can't possibly..."
Well, after that, I sort of give up on my dream, what I wanted for the future, what I thought I could get if I did this or that. It happens to me often. I often don't prevail.
I've got to tell you something...I don't know if you already know by now, but I'm quite a negative person. I'm not so optimist. So I'm very otherwise when I fail. But I really like to be positive when I'm writing...
Back to the subject. You want to succeed? I do. Read these verses:

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalms 37:4

We need to be focused on God, and He will help us to succeed in getting what we desire.

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
Always remember this. Alone, we are nothing. With Him, who can do all things when He strengthens us.

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. - Proverbs 16:3

It's very important to commit things to God. I believe it helps you in everything, reminding yourself that you're doing it for Him. And isn't it awesome what is said next - your plans will be established. They WILL be established if you commit your work to the Lord.
But one more thing. Try and make sure that your goals aren't all earthly. 

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? - Matthew 16:26
It says in the bible to set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.

I think it's good to succeed with our goals on earth, but we mustn't forget to always be thinking this one simple question: What would Jesus do?. That way, we are thinking of the things above, not only of here on earth. There is so much more to life than earthly pleasures.

And we will succeed, with Him leading us. Maybe we won't always, because of stupid mistakes and issues on our side, but we can always depend on Him being there for us. Even when it thunders, you can see Him in the crystal clear, cold raindrops - even when fire burns, you can find Him in the warmth it gives on a cold night - even when darkness enfolds, He will come, as the light of the world.

valentine's day~nine pics that should make you smile

Hi, all of you lovely people. :) I'm sorry to say I haven't posted for quite awhile...so, sorry. But I'm back with some artwork by my Mom, Perrin (my older sister) and I. Theme: Valentine's Day.

My Mom's:

^ Beautiful illustration of two blue giraffes.

^ Clover with heart shaped leaves.

^ Another wonderful illustration - one of my favorites. <3

^ Creative word search with sketch-style pink flowers.

Perrin's single:

^ Now, I don't know if you can categorize this as a Valentine's Day artwork...but it's definitely gorgeous. (the reason why there is only one of Perrin's drawings, is because this is the only one that is sort of suited to Valentine's Day. Stunning, isn't it?

My own works:

^ Popcorn, my faithful Cockatiel, who fancies himself a romantic. :)

^ Just something I drew for fun.

^ A paisley heart.

^ If you don't have a valentine...don't worry. Cupcakes are always available.

I hope you were a little inspired, and that at least one of these made you smile.
You can visit my store here, my Mom's here, and Perrin's over here. Thanks for reading this. ;)

the overthinker

via pinterest

Me. I am an overthinker. The thing is, I don't need to be. God holds my tomorrow.
Have you ever had the feeling of panicky chaos caused by thoughts running madly around your head? So many things to do. So many things to worry about. Stress seems to follow where ever I go. And I know; I can't do it all by myself. Sometimes I just freak out.
Falling to my knees...tears come and I just don't know anymore. And always, always, somehow, He helps me out of it. Helps me to my feet and lifts me out of a deep hole of anxiety and worry. Someway He sends a message or a happening to make me feel free again. I'm so thankful for that. Because, some days, it's really bad. And I am NOT ashamed to say, my God is truly, deeply amazing. He has a way with things that words can't describe. So, get back on your feet again, know that Jesus is with you in your thoughts, mind, heart and soul. You don't have to worry about tomorrow or ever over think anymore, He is with you.

sister photoshoot - Grace and I

My reason for these pics -  my poll's highest vote was for me to post more photography, so here are some photos that Grace (my younger sister) and I had fun taking last Friday.

^ Two portraits of Grace, taken by me. Check out her blog HERE.

^ Yup. Those two are of me.

^ We have very different hair...

And with that bright smile of Grace's- the photos end. :) It was fun. Which is your favorite?

take flight

I don't know if anyone can relate with me- but from young I have always wanted to fly. It is an undying wish of mine. 
Maybe I will. Maybe I'll take flight in a way that will satisfy, inspire and full me the same way it would if I were flying. But until then, I'm waiting to take flight. To fly and feel the wind blow across my face, to soar with birds, to pass over oceans. And yes, to fly off into the horizon.
Now you know how I wish I could fly. Well, thanks for reading the post that just blurted out...not sure if blog posts can do that, but this one did.

pretty in pink

Hi all. I put up a poll on my blog a while ago, asking what I should post more of. Well, the winning vote was photography...so here's a picture of a pink hydrangea flower.

These pretty flowers have been blooming all December...they're gone now, but this one is captured in a photo taken by me.
Hope you enjoyed it. :)