the glass parade

on monday night, what is today... wednesday? i can't keep track anymore. anyways, i went to go see one of my favorite musicians, cary brothers. his song lyrics are so amazing; his music just really hits me. he shaved his scruff and i hardly recognized him, when he was walking around the venue! but as he got up on the stage, i realized the no-scruff man was indeed thee cary brothers. he put on an amazing show, though.

i went up to talk to him after his set, and when he asked me my name and i said 'sarah', he goes 'cary'... and sticks out his hand. & the whole time, i was thinking he thought my name was kerri. i didn't realize it until i was replaying it later in my head that night.. that he was actually saying his name. haha. wow... that was definitely a 'sarah' moment.

i still don't understand why he wears a beanie and a suit jacket in 90 degree weather, but he's never been here before... so i guess i'll give him a break. he's a sweet guy, a wonderful musician, amazing songwriter... and i'm just glad i got to see him perform.

i'll leave you with a video of one of my new favorites of his. have a lovely evening!

"the glass parade"


aspiring or actual?

that's right, folks. i'm not an aspiring graphic designer anymore. i'm the real thing now. i can't believe how God is so faithful. i was taught a lot this summer. He helped me work on my patience and to just trust in Him.

& now i'm going to have the job of my dreams.

i start later this month, so in the next week or so... i'm really going to try to crank out some scrapbooking. i'm just going to relax and do the things that i love in the next week [i am going to 2 amazing concerts: cary brothers on monday, & keith urban on saturday] & i'm just going to start preparing for the newest chapter in my life.

also, something else exciting... i found this great college/young professionals church group that i've been attending lately. the people are so great. & last tuesday, the pastor came up to me and said 'my wife just loved your photos on myspace, and we're wondering if you'd like to take some photos for us during worship' which i replied with a 'definitely!' so next tuesday, i'm going to bring my camera and snap away. i've always wanted to take photos during worship. it's such a powerful thing, and i'm so excited to capture those moments.

i hope you all have a great week. i know i'm having the 'best week ever'!


psalm 19:1

"the heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

sometimes i just need to step back,
and look at the big picture. the beautiful sky.

& then i know i'll be okay.


You are the hope, that keeps me trusting

really, no words for this today. just watch and be amazed at the love Jesus has for us. this video just gives me tears and chills. He wants to fight for us. fight for our attention.

love it.

have a great weekend, friends.


antiques: jewels or junk?

i needed to get out of the house for awhile today... so my mom, sister, niece, & i went to some craft stores. we were in this what i thought
'overpriced' craft store and i wanted to find some good deals. so, down the street.. i found this cool, and what my sister called 'junky' antique store.

they had plates and cups (something like seen above) for only $1! i loved the neat graphics on some of them. the $1 tables had some pretty good finds, though. everything else was reasonably priced, and i could have had a hay day in there. thank God, i didn't bring my wallet.

i'm worried about when i really get gun-ho into this that i'll "junk" up my future apartment. but i really think you can find some neat jewels at smelly antique stores. i think this girl that does the 'life in color' blog is fantastic at finding great things at antique stores.. and the things she puts together at her house looks great! that's what i want my future apartment to look like. i want it to be unique, not junky.

& that's what i'm going to start doing. i'm going to start buying cheap, little things to put in a box in my basement for awhile... and whatever i don't like when i get an apartment, i can just get rid of again. i can't wait to start this new hobby, & i think my future [as in my job outlook] is looking good at the moment to finance it.

so, i'm going to keep praying, keep looking, and keep dreaming.

until i'm inspired again... ;) you have a great day.

currently listening to: till i see you - hillsong


happy day after the 4th

hello, friends.

how was your holiday? i had a fantastic time with my family yesterday. my sister and her husband made us a wonderful dinner, and we had fun playing blongoball [which i was horrible at], and just enjoyed spending time together.

i took this picture of my niece when my brother-in-law was holding her up in the air. i'm not gonna lie, she is the cutest baby i've ever seen.

just look at those cheeks! i can never get enough of her.

speaking of the little bug, i have about 230498342048 pictures of her that i was trying to organize today. i was going to scrapbook them all, but that just seems too time consuming right now. so, i need to go find a cute photo album! anyone know where i can get vintage looking photo albums? i want to get one for pictures of my niece and another for my gazillion photos i've taken at shows. i just can't keep up with it anymore. especially those two subjects.. anything else, yes. but i just take way too many photos of my niece and at shows.

i hope you all have a great weekend and had a great day yesterday!

currently listening to: learning to breathe - switchfoot


face your pockets [or purses]

when i was looking through the living section of the omaha world-herald last sunday, for the latest movie reviews and artsy happenings... i ran into a little blurb with this website. face your pockets. you basically just empty your pockets [or purses] and you create a self portrait of YOU... and the stuff that you have with you at all times. i immediately wrote the address down.

this blog has just opened my eyes to different things and i love having it. i wanted to do this after i went somewhere, when my purse would have much more in it. so, after a [unsuccessful] trip to parables this weekend, and an amazing show last night... i decided to do it this afternoon. i emptied out my purse, and scanned away. remembering to close my eyes from the bright light... i came up with this.

inside my purse was my keys, 'sketches' worship cd by sean michel [who put on a brilliant show last night... he has an amazing passion for our Lord and it was great to see], parables gift card [that i didn't use on saturday], my wallet, my journal [i don't know what i would do if i lost that], lipgloss and lipstick [necessities when you're out and about], & my lovely lg phone.

i just thought it was interesting... & would be something fun to try.

i bet you want to try it now, don't ya? go ahead. do it.

currently listening to: forgiven much - sean michel


paul's prayer

i was going to leave my faith out of this blog.. but it's impossible. it's a huge part of my life, and i can't just not talk about. i wanted this blog just for photography, scrapbooking and design... but i can write about God's design, i think. it's all about the moments of happiness, right?

i've been having a hard time with this job search of mine. i don't know what i'm doing wrong. i don't know what i'm doing right... it's just this long journey of applying and applying and then interview after interview... & then getting that lovely rejection letter/email/call.

i went to a church i used to go today, and it just felt like home there again. the minister is very down to earth, and really puts things into persepective for me. today the sermon was about jealousy, but he said something that stuck with me.

"it's all about the journey, not the destination in life"

God is shaping me into a career woman that He wants for my life, and i just haven't found that perfect job for me yet. it will come. it may just take time, but i know He will answer. He's given me a few months to just breathe, spend time with my family and beautiful niece, and hang out with my friends and go to shows that i love. He knows what he's doing for me obviously, and i just need to keep plugging away on this journey.

i don't really know how to segway into this, but tomorrow night. i will be going to a friend's show at a local coffee shop. i just found out that sean michel will be playing with him. the name doesn't stick with you, does it? what if i show you this...

he auditioned for american idol this last season, and i thought he was incredible in that audition. but God didn't have american idol destined for him... thank the Lord. because what he's doing now is incredible. He's making music for the Lord, and it just sends chills all over me.

go take a listen: myspace.com/seanmichel

i can't wait to meet him tomorrow, and see some of my other friends. it'll be a relaxing evening. i'll get a coffee, take a few photos, talk to some friends, and really dig into the Bible and see what God is trying to tell me. today i flipped it open, and ran across Paul's prayer and i'll leave you with that today.

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

ephesians 3:14-21