Friday, March 27, 2015



Good evening!

It's almost the end of Spring Break (for some of us). Mine was pretty uneventful, except on Wednesday. My sister and I went on a day-trip to the Windy City- that's right! Chicago!!! Woke up at 5:45 AM, drove for  a while, hopped on a train, then took two buses to Navy Pier. We rode the Ferris Wheel, went to Auntie Anne's (best pretzels EVER), walked a lot, went to Millennium Park, took a lot of pictures, went shopping, hopped a bus, drove a while and made it back in time for church! Whew. It was great. There's something about the hustle and bustle of the city that gives a person a few more steps out of introvertedness.

Auntie Anne's
Of course, in the big city, there are many things to photograph and the lighting was perfect. When I go to an unfamiliar place with my family, I like to take tons of pictures!

Also, I have a fear of heights, so the Ferris Wheel was a little scary... It was a good thing that the Wave Swinger wasn't open- again my motion-sickness and fear of heights probably would've made me panic up there!

Crack the Whip (aka Chain)

This is a sculpture showing a game I used to play outside after church with some friends! We always called it Chain.

Captain at the Helm

Cloudgate (the Bean)


Monday, March 9, 2015

Virtuous Woman #3

All right! It's been a while since I've posted, so it's about time for a Virtuous Woman post.
Today's verse is Proverbs 31:13-14:

"She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar."

You can tell where I'm going with this one: A virtuous woman is a hard worker. Not just a hard worker, but a willing worker. She labors because she wants to! Ever heard the expression, "Idle minds (or hands) are the devil's workshop"? The virtuous woman knows this and fills her time doing important things: getting food for her family, bringing home an income and, of course, doing the Lord's work. This is another one of those "Wow! This is such a challenge!" Especially since I was just complaining about doing things around the house. As I was posting this.
What can we do to work willingly when we don't feel like it?
                                  -Sing while you work

! Singing is an awesome way to shake those blues away!
                                  -Listen to music! Again, music has some sort of super power that makes you happy.
                                  -Make a game out of it! Whether dusting shelves or making things to sell, anything can                                    be turned into something fun!
What can we do to keep from being idle- especially when there seems to be nothing to do??
                                   -Start a blog! It's really easy and can be helpful, inspiring, creative, and fun!
                                   -Read a book! You know that thing with all of those pages you've wanted to read for                                     so long? Get it out!
                                   -Start an Etsy or other online shop! Then, make things for it (that can take up as                                            much time as you want!).
                                   -Grab your camera and get outside! Spending time in nature helps you get closer to                                      God, and is fun!

See? Fun!


So, it all boils down to this: work because God wants us to! "Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger." -Proverbs 19:15 It will help you feel happier and, at the end of the day, you will be satisfied.