Friday, October 04, 2013

a few things + links i like

yes. more phone photos. and the truest reason is that phones are handy. the sad reason is, my child did something to my real camera and it is a great pain to focus on anything. hoping it can be fixed!

the season of hibernation is so close i can taste it. "fall" and winter in north dakota are perfect for hot drinks, cozy quilts, candlelight, crafting, favorite books and films...and stories on cd.

the chronicles of narnia is, by far, one of my favorite series. i think perhaps, i need to write a post on how deeply it reaches into my heart and breathes life into my soul. having it read aloud to me as a child was amazing, but not so wonderful as reading it myself as an adult who now knows jesus and identifies him in those pages. "safe? of course he's not safe. but he's good. he's the king, i tell you!"

related, my sister shared this with me. what an artist!! i mean, of all the scenes to illustrate, wow. just beautiful.

elijah has always loved bugs. his favorites lately are caterpillars and spiders. he is obsessed with spiders. thanks to a certain episode of sesame street he saw on netflix, he thinks they are fascinating and fun. i agree, as long as they're fake.

i am a sunset person. can. not. get. enough. sunrise is equally gorgeous, but it's usually so crazy here in the early mornings that i can't step out to see! sunsets are easier to catch. the end of the day is usually when we drive to get patrick, or even time that i can slip out for a few minutes of alone time. praises. every single setting sun amazes me. mild or extravagant, they just speak to me. how about you?

check these out:

- will i see you at hope spoken? here's an update, only a few tickets left!

- looking for some awesome art projects click here!

- amen.

- my friend ellen is one of my favorite writers. this month she's writing daily about hope, so good!

- i want to make this and these. and eat this and this.

 "If our religion be of our own getting or making, it will perish; and the sooner it goes, the better; but  if our religion is a matter of God’s giving, we know that He shall never take back what He gives,  and that, if He has commenced to work in us by His grace, He will never leave it unfinished." charles  spurgeon

happy weekend! xo


  1. ummm yeah i can have some love for the fake spiders...can't guarantee that with the real ones ;)

  2. C.S. Lewis is one of my biggest writer crushes!!
    (Love seeing your shop items on the side)

  3. Nice post. Fun. Peaceful. Pretty. Blessed.

  4. Beautiful pictures, even though they're from your phone. I love the quote by Spurgeon, thanks for sharing!

  5. Lovin that picture of the (fake) spider!

  6. Today, we went to "Narnia"! I didn't take many Naria-like pictures, but that was because my arm was attached to our hyper dog's lead and it's very tricky to stay still and focus on anything. Also chasing little boys near ponds. And playing. But it was fun and I thought it might be interesting to you. I read The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe with them, and they have read some of the others on their own. We have some amazing spiders round here too, and we've been watching them. I was shocked when I witnessed one spider attack another when he crossed his web. Speedy, and ruthless. Fascinating. I can understand his obsession, but having seen the "attack" I feel more uneasy about them. Lovely sunset!

  7. i just realized i wasn't following you yet on pinterest. oh the shame. it's all solved now!

  8. Hannah, I NEED that print! That would be a fabulous Christmas present for the hubby. Also, it's just the perfect visual for the sacrifice Jesus did. Thank you for sharing that!

  9. I love these little snipet posts where you share little treasures you've found...thanks for sharing! I saw the fist Chronicles of Narnia movie but I think it's high time I invest in the books :)