I am weak but Thou art strong Jesus keep me from all wrong I'll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to Thee . just a closer walk with Thee grant it, Jesus, is my plea daily walking close to Thee let it be, dear Lord, let it be . when myGolden Gardens Beach
part I: temporary this life is so temporary. “Life is too short to not have the life you want.” disagree? is it about my wants or His? if the life that I want is empty and meaningless and centered around myself, is it even worth anything? if I say I
@elisagraciebeth @shannonomc it’s been especially pretty lately 💛
september sun summer is done garnet skies songs will rise as I’ve been learning they’re supposed to. gratitude is not reserved for only November something we’re supposed to constantly remember this heartbeat of heaven bringing our thanks, our joys
Sometimes victory comes slowly like a tree growing up in faithful but such slow ways day to day looking like no difference made. But compare the years there are new rings with new stories lessons in the inventories don’t grow weary to sow the see
@emilyjhimple Ugh. I needed this today. 😭🙌🏾 I adore you
@elisagraciebeth @emilyjhimple well that’s happy, I almost didn’t post it! Love you muchly 💕💕
Your voice is not always an audible speaking not always a trumpet of glory not always a mountain shaking rumble. Your voice is sometimes a repetition a word or subject standing out a still quiet whisper a phrase from a friend in confirmation a voiceSagle, Idaho
notebook scribbles: no hiding behind long hair any more. fears discovered fears being faced looking at the ugliness He has covered with His blood but still a work in progress glory to glory He’s changing her teaching her but those struggles trou
@metamorphosis223 Wow. I have a feeling you're echoing so many hearts here, including mine!
@elisagraciebeth @metamorphosis223 funny how we all feel alike but hide it? I’m glad you related! You encourage me. 💗
- -long winded late night unedited rambles from the notes- - . “I choose you” You chose me While I was in sin While I was slapping your face Clawing to get away, to go back to my dirty glass and stale air glittering as spider fangs poison can look
@elisagraciebeth @thefreckledfoxx awww, thank youuu!!!! 🧡🧡🧡
@immarbru fff? love your pics so much
all those days watching from the windows all those years outside looking in all that time never even knowing just how blind I've been now I'm here blinking in the starlight now I'm here suddenly I see standing here it's all so clear I'm where I'm mea
@theyarenotbrown @elisagraciebeth "And it's like the fog has lifted. And at last I see the light, And it's like the sky is new"
@elisagraciebeth @theyarenotbrown YOU COMPLETE ME
although i guess if i knew tomorrow i guess i wouldn't need faith i guess if i never fell, i guess i wouldn't need grace i guess if I knew His plans, i guess He wouldn't be God -jon bellion “maybe idk” . . I miss those days of innocence before youCannon Beach, Oregon
@elisagraciebeth @kirkman_silas meeee toooooo
it is heavy to compare yourself to other people. it is heavy to judge other people. it is heavy to hold grudges. it is heavy to be self focused. it is heavy to have idols. it is heavy to people please. to isolate. to try to carry everything wit
@elisagraciebeth @pur_et_simple 😘 🌅 🧡
never alone when your hope has been broken and the fear is unspoken but true you're never alone like a dream in a child or a childish dream in you I'll do anything that I can do to show you my love and comfort you when you can't seem to find your wMonroe, Washington
@ksrwanderer I needed this. 😭❤️
to be the spark not afraid of the dark but everything is amplified emotions never pacified feel it in your bones silent deep aching moans until you find expression to ease that awful tension // #thoughtfulskies #wordseveryday #expression #littler
@theyarenotbrown This though!! 💖💖💖
@elisagraciebeth @theyarenotbrown 😘😘
People see the lighter emotions that float to the top drip drip drop feelings spill from my eyes down my cheek salty caresses touching quietly while looking at the sky. don’t lose who you are who you were made to be we need the passionate as we
@justkimmers This is so beautiful!
@elisagraciebeth @justkimmers aw, thank you!! grateful for inspiration and words and phone cameras 😌🙈
pictures holding memories thoughts of who to be when you’re a little bit of everything, where do you stand? somewhere not on sinking sand in His arms always. we have each been created differently, all one body, each having different purposes [romanPeru
@elisagraciebeth @chiefcolonel yep! I’ve been going through all my old photos 😁 this was at the town we stayed at before seeing machu picchu
set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. colossians 3:2 our time is just a breath.Cusco, Peru
@chiefcolonel Been there...spent 4 days....wonderful place...are you there?
@elisagraciebeth @chiefcolonel I was there for just under two weeks in October 2016, it is a wonderful place. I think of it often. 😊
every day we start anew. fresh starts. one step at a time. this moment, here. . “and do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed [not by our power or through ourselves] by the [continual/daily] renewing [making new, refreshing] of your mind
@elisagraciebeth #freshpaint #startanew #thoughtfulskies
we are so small. and He is bigger than my mind can comprehend. crazy that He sees and knows us. // missing millions of stars and views like this that make me feel tiny and remind me how big He is.Mount Si
@andreamsaxe ❤️Love this! Makes me think of the song "you don't miss a thing" by bethel music. He is so big, and yet he knows us! He doesn't miss anything. What a great God we have!
@elisagraciebeth @andreamsaxe awwww I’m going to have to look that one up!! And right? It’s so beautiful and befuddles me. He’s so so great. 🧡
it’s a broken world with a lot of broken people. there’s a lot of darkness, there’s a lot of pain. there is cancer, car crashes, starvation, anger, violence, child labor, racism, slavery, dysentery, murder, rape, jealousy, corruption, heart breaks,
@hannahschroering @elisagraciebeth the poem and the picture
@elisagraciebeth @hannahschroering aha! To quote you, “WELL DANG. THANKS.” 🧡😌
you are the place I have the most childhood memories of; my little blue house with its creek, trees, and ducks, grandma’s house and the 4th of July parades, the skate park where I’d run around and normally fall off the high side of the ramps, the li
@theyarenotbrown @elisagraciebeth Kirkland is always a fun time, especially with friends. 😊
@elisagraciebeth @theyarenotbrown agreed
it’s always been an interesting observation in my life that on special days God will color the sky especially beautifully. this was a hopeful, trusting, prayers answered, Hannah sky. He brings peace and He gives strength. #skatefairystrong
@elisagraciebeth @theyarenotbrown I think you were becoming more conscious/remembered something, I’d have to look back in my journals to see what it was specifically... 🤔
@theyarenotbrown @elisagraciebeth ahhh, okay. 😊
groggy eyes gravely morning voice blinking awake and not wanting to. but then it got better. friends were here, hugs and talks before they left, I had sweet clients today, one of which chatted the entire time and gave me travel tips and ideas, f
@selfieofaselfie Nice one!
bare feet cold ground footsteps light over frosted grass pondering while running because movement helps my thoughts filter and sift and settle down to make sense. why do we settle. for mediocre. for lukewarm. for so much less than what we can
@elisagraciebeth @sydneyt2 😌😘🧡
Crisp apple juice flows over my teeth and down my chin the result of a bite I underestimated. Ripped knee gardening jeans, beanie and about 4 more layers because the temperature is cold, I am warm, and it wants to bite me. Puppy feet patter alo
@rosalindgraf Love your words
@elisagraciebeth @rosalindgraf I legit just fangirled a bit when you commented, bc the writing that you post is some of my favorite, and I love it. So thank you muchly for letting me know 😌🧡🧡🧡
Nighttime Life line Thoughts breaking out of daytime boxes Floating into the comforting layer of velvety dark Moonlight sifts through the branches Softly Silently Kissing the ground that rests and the dreamers who don’t sleep The world deeply s
@vendibean Your Instagram is awesome ✔️ ! ✔️ 💯
@elisagraciebeth @vendibean hey thankkkssss!! 😄🙌🏻
friends that join you in kicking off your shoes to sit in comfy chairs, drink coffee, and talk about all of the things. friends that track your rabbit trail/distractible way of talking, have lots of insight, can find humor in many many situations, wh
My fellow book lover, ponderer, quiet noticer. Hours spent laying on the ground looking at the sky, random question asking. If we had to choose between having 20 butterflies appearing out of nowhere every time we sneezed or having 100 butterflies d
me to me: I don’t need any more pictures of fog rn, so look for other things to take pictures of. *15 minutes later* me: *takes extravagant number of pictures of beautiful, moody, mountain fog* // #hackingintomountains #singbackthesong #sibs #agameofMount Pilchuck
@the_liberty_belle #hackingintomountains 😂😂👍🏾
@elisagraciebeth @the_liberty_belle mmhmm 😉😅😋✌🏻
Farther along we’ll know all about it Farther along we’ll understand why So cheer up my brothers, live in the sunshine We’ll understand this, all by and by Tempted and tried, I wondered why The good man dies, the bad man thrives And Jesus cries beca
Today I'm grateful for the green love letters waiting to unfurl, the new life that's starting to show, that I can talk to my Savior directly, baby fingers, and little details. Spring fever is beginning to hit. // #favoriteseasons #comealive #springis
@nancyhacking Such a good place to be. 😉
@rachelwattsonfitness I looove this!!
My faith has found a resting place, Not in device nor creed; I trust the Ever-living One, His wounds for me shall plead. I need no other argument, I need no other plea; It is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me. . . . . . . #hymns #p
@mrs.evy.d One of my FAVORITE SONGS.
@elisagraciebeth @mrs.evy.d @joyful_song924 @the_liberty_belle meeee toooo 😌
•Self control. To control ones self. A fruit of the spirit that I often forget about. The one that I find is less glamorous than the others, but so immensely important for all areas of life. It helps you protect yourself, it helps you protect others,
@elisagraciebeth @mrs.evy.d ❤❤❤
Thinking about the future and past Remembering what really will last Makes your life change direction Makes your tone change inflection Makes your heart look upward more Makes you ache at your core Are you living as you should? What call have youCusco, Peru
Glad that God likes to show off how much beauty He can make. . . . . #day11 #machupicchu #wondersoftheworld #thoughts #peru #suchlove #thoughtfulskies #runeverywhere #icanbreatheagain #6togo #missiontripendingMachu Picchu, Peru
@elisagraciebeth Photo creds: @oxana_wednesday
// family snuggles and wrestling. piano playing with little siblings. a moody gray sky observed while walking around in a borrowed coat. thinking about and writing down memories. talks with friends. yummy coffee. so far October has been grand. // .
@gracefujinaka That coat... 😊
@elisagraciebeth @gracefujinaka hehehe, it's super warm and happy...
joyrides, dark nights laughter, hang tight bright moon, early hours, life talks, diesel power. young life, energy flows, lights flicker, friendship grows. . . . . #twoseconds #thislifeilive #thesepeople #memories #missing #vsco #vscocam #thoughtfuls
@gracefujinaka Best night ever!! :-D almost. Stargazing was still better. ;-)
@elisagraciebeth @gracefujinaka I agree, stargazing trumps it, but next best thing ☺️
I am small. In amongst all the matter and heroes and antiheroes and tired people and little children and oceans and bugs and trees and planets and black holes and empty space and just so MUCH of this universe, I am but a speck. Or half a speck, all
@elisagraciebeth @_anjelaa_ aw, thank you! 😌
@the6.photography that's really nice!
a few personal goals and desires: ️ pass Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam •become licensed in crainiosacral therapy •learn to surf very well •get published •learn how to make excellent sourdough and kombucha (food in general) • and the list goes oOregon Coast
•••prepare thyselves for jillions of cliche Oregon pictures.••• . . . . . #singbackthesong #oregon #lovelypeoples #torcietakesoregon #hikesfordays #pnw #vsco #vscogram #overtakenshots #happyplaces #thoughtfulskies #moodygram #agameoftones
@mrs_rose_watson Where are you in Oregon??
@elisagraciebeth @rosebud2242 I was at cannon beach! I'm home now though
••twinkles and crescents and shades of dark. questions and wondering and quiet assurance, telling the moon about all the adventures i had while she was away•• . . . . . . . . #singbackthesong #moodygrams #thoughtfulskies #tobebold #littlewords #mus
@elisagraciebeth @pavidderry 🙌🏻☺️
••frank peretti books, long playlists, hot tubs, bubble solution, wide open spaces, my grandmas condo, sunsets. happy little voices but also silence. driving through the mountains to find sunshine. ️•• . . . . #day5 #gratitude #blueskies #thoughtfuls
@troy.hacking Wait?! Hot tubs?!
@elisagraciebeth @hannahschroering isn't he just great?!
@kaleymichael_ #home #Victoria #victoriabc #explore #walkway #selkirktrestle #thegorge #beherenow #mending #thoughtfulskies #stormyskies
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"G.K. Chesterson (from the Illustrated London News, no less) said "Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere". What is art? You are. And the mayfly. And every wasp novel ever lived. And the hard Winter overthrown by Spring. Motherho
@gem75 Hooray! Glad you like
@elisagraciebeth @gem75 I'm buying myself a copy.... I adore this book 😋
•••sometimes creativity strikes sometimes negativity bites sometimes inspiration alights sometimes hearts ignite sometimes words are spikes these parasites that take delight in driving flesh and faith to the fight. But lo, behold they give hi
\\ Today was my last day of school. The official end of my college math class. The first time playing volleyball in about three years. The first time playing with watercolors in I don't even remember. It's been a glorious day. // . . . #thislifeiliv
@gracefujinaka Where did you play volleyball?
@elisagraciebeth @gracefujinaka at a friends graduation party. It wasn't official games though on account of us laughing too hard, and I hurt my wrist again. But it was a lot of fun. 😊
It's been too long since last I saw sights like this. . . . . #riplegs #andknees #firstbighikeof2016 #singbackthesong #mtsi #soulfood #perutrip2016 #suchbeauty #thoughtfulskies #mountainlove #memoriesmade #lovelypeople #vsco #vscocamMt. Si
@hannahschroering on Facebook or whatever. not iMessage.
@elisagraciebeth Check your DMs babe @hannahschroering
•••The summer vanishes, but soon shall come The glad young days of yet another year. So do not mourn the passing of a joy, But rather wait the coming of a good, And know God never takes a gift away But He sends other gifts to take its place.••• . .
@elisagraciebeth @gracefujinaka #yesyouwere #newnationalholiday 😉 GASP we should read poetry and paint on the day that we cook farmers market food!!!!!!
@nancyhacking Well said.
••Be the light in the cracks Be the one that's mending the camel's back Slow to anger and quick to laugh Be more heart and less attack Be the wheels not the track Be the wanderer that's coming back Leave the past right where it's at Be more heart an
@the_liberty_belle Love that song 👌🏿
@elisagraciebeth @the_liberty_belle it's so softly thoughtful.. Always a good reminder 💜
I don't get to watch sunsets very often (because I live among tall trees) but it seems like whenever I do they're especially breathtaking. . . . . . #godsartisthebest #thislifeilive #latergram #ft #randomadorableoldercouple #tobebold #sunsets #somuch
@mrs.evy.d That is a stunning picture!
@elisagraciebeth @mrs.evy.d thank you! It was a stunning sunset 💛
restless. Words wanting to express, but elusive to define they pound my head, these feeling mists, desiring to be painted but how can they when I can't see what they are? My heart beat quickens for no reason; no danger nearby, no reason to fear, no
@nancyhacking I love the way you think.