Thursday, May 22, 2014

Delight 365 // days 125-134

I am ashamed. I am just now starting to read Lord of the Rings. It's one of those books that I've always wanted to read but never have. When it comes to big books, though, I like to own them instead of returning them to the library before I can finish them. So, when I saw a copy of Fellowship of the Rings at Goodwill for only $0.50, I just had to pick it up. Expect to see more quotes from it as I continue reading because it is chock full of good quotes. 

Day 125

"Introverts are capable of acting like extroverts for the sake of work they consider important, people they love, or anything they value highly."

Susan Cain

Day 126

"Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which china pattern you choose. It's all giving you away. Everything you do shows your hand. Everything is a self portrait. Everything is a diary."
Chuck Palahniuk

Day 128

"In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord."
1 Peter 3:15

Day 129

"They seem a bit above my likes and dislikes, so to speak," answered Sam slowly. "It don't seem to matter what I think about them. They are quite different from what I expected - so old and young, and so gay and sad, as it were."

The Fellowship of the Ring

Day 130

"Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow."

The Secret Garden 

Day 131

"The more he gave away, the more delighted he became."

The Rainbow Fish by Marcis Pfister

Day 133

"I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. My attachments are always excessively strong."

Northanger Abbey

Day 134

"I feel that as long as the shire lies behind, safe and comfortable, I shall find wandering more bearable; I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold, even if my feet cannot stand there again."

Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Tory and I have been friends since third grade, back when she would invite me over to her house every Friday after our homeschool co-op. We would play Polly Pockets and American Girls for hours, then play "hotel" and change the sheets on her bed. We've shared so many adventures, including stalking ice cream trucks with no intention of buying anything, biking with our stylish crocs, dreaming about all the stuff we could do once we got our licenses (most of which hasn't happened), walking on muddy logging trails barefoot, and innumerable sleepovers. I can't believe that it's senior year already! But here we are. Happy graduation, Tory.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Delight 365 // days 101-122

I discovered that I had messed up the numbers somewhere along the way, so these will be off from the last post, but oh, well. The point is to take more photos and grow in my photography, not keep everything perfectly organized, right? Right. Glad we got that settled. *smile*

Day 101

"Praise and worship are the sand and cement that hold the bricks in place along life's daily pathway. Every segment of our day should be encased in praise."

Red Sea Rules by Robert J. Morgan

Day 102

"And then I realized adventures are the best way to learn."

Day 103

My brother Jacob's birthday party.

"Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars."

Victor Hugo

Day 104

Word: renew

"In between goals is a thing called life that has to be lived and enjoyed."

Sid Caesar

Day 105

Getting support letters ready to send out for my camp ministry this summer.

“The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.”

Gordon B. Hinckley

Day 106

Word: inspired

"There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things."

Day 107

Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord, and spoke, saying:
“I will sing to the Lord,
For He has triumphed gloriously!
The horse and its rider
He has thrown into the sea!
The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
He is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will exalt Him."

Exodus 15:1-2

Day 109

"Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life."

Brian Andreas

Day 110

"He is not here; for He is risen, as He said."

Matthew 28:6

Day 111

"Better to be the one who smiled than the one who didn't smile back."

Day 112

“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

Hugh Laurie

Day 113

"Don't take these moments for granted."

Day 114

"Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand."

Stevie Wonder

Day 115

"But You are the same, 
And Your years will have no end.
The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You."

Psalm 102:27-28

Day 116

"He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint."

Isaiah 40:29-31

Day 117

Word: pink

"Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul,
'Therefore I hope in Him!'
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the Lord."

Lamentations 3:22-26

Day 118

 "Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire."

Hebrews 12:28-29

Day 120

Word: Day

"If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?
And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you."

Luke 12:28-31

Day 122

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self."

Ernest Hemingway