Early August Alpine Meadows in Manning Park, B.C. - toofarnorth

Dirty Chai Pancakes with Spiced Caramel Sauce: By Buttered Side Up

Bianca Milov Jewelry
© Kelly Smith Photography

where I belong by the girl who made it on her own on Flickr.


Strip me of my pride. Show me my flaws. And help me change.

These are the words I find myself praying over and over again. Too easily I fall into the habit of trying to have it all together, all the time. I have tricked myself into thinking that my desire to be my best self is cultivated in me striving for perfection. When in reality, it is far from perfection where the best person I can be starts to grow. In honesty with myself, in the rawness of past hurt and baggage I carry is where healing and growth is found. I need to be stripped of my pride.

Show me my flaws, for I am weak. I lugging my flaws with me through my days and I ignore them because they are often small but the longer I carry them with me the heavier they get. I stumble and fall every day and I won’t ignore it any more but I won’t beat myself up about it either. I’m good enough for God as my fractured and floored self.

In this incredible grace that is shown to me is where I will find my motivation to change. Only when I see how desperately I need to saved everyday do I realise that it is only by this same grace can I change at all. As I open myself up I see how God slowly chips and carves away as my old self to make me closer and closer to a reflection of this grace.



I ALWAYS fly higher when he’s around by blue mountain thyme on Flickr.

luisa brimble on Flickr.
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
- ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables (via emmaswna)

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The woman behind Specialty Dry Goods, @ediekahulapereira . What started as a project to get her mind off of work, has become a beautiful small business centered around handmade bags and other accessories made of recycled leather and great raw materials. We live you Edie! (at A&D Studio)

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Your most profound and intimate experiences of worship will likely be in your darkest days — when your heart is broken, when you feel abandoned, when you’re out of options, when the pain is great — and you turn to God alone.
- Rick Warren (via breanna-lynn)

(Source: wrestlingtheangels, via heartbeatofatwentysomething)