Thursday, January 30, 2014


- "nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." i wonder how long it took eleanor roosevelt to come to that realization. i wonder what happened in her life that she finally put her foot down and said enough. well, that is where i am at this very moment in my life. after weeks of people carelessly verbalizing their comments about my iphoneography, i just knew someone would have something to say about this photo. it was shot with my dslr, but still - look at my peepers. they're like BOOM. all i did was brighten the photo; no airbrushing, no eye enhancement, nada. but alas, i am at the point where i will no longer let absentminded people damage my love and creativity and art because it's a gift given to me by the Creator Himself. from this moment forward, inconsiderate words will not take away from this passion that overflows from every inch of my soul.

- soul pancake and darling magazine's second video - that's what she said: perception and confidence - is WOW. just... wow.

- grammar tip of the week:  lose is the opposite of win;  loose is the opposite of tight.

- YOU GUYS. the puppy bowl will have penguin cheerleaders!!! i can't even handle my emotions or exclamation points right now!!!!!!

- i'm a little late to the party, but the OKDOTHIS app is kinda brilliant. it's more than just a place to publish photos; it's an active community of photographers who share and inspire others with their DO's. here is my profile.

- one of my youth group girls had her heart broken earlier this week. we texted for the better part of the day about every detail. it reminded me of my teenage dating years. mama, good grief - how did you handle all my emotions and tears and heartbreaks. you are a superhero.

- favorite fashionista of the week: t-swizzle at the grammys.

- i really like aubrey's iphone editing how-to video. i get questions daily about my instagrams, so i'm thinking this might be the way to go.

- six false gospels in the bible belt. this was a great read.

- i shared one thing i learned in 2013 on chelsea's blog. (she's also having an awesome giveaway!)

- "you're not a parent, so you don't understand." friends, this may not seem like a hurtful statement, but being punched in the throat would hurt less than that phrase - no matter how you say it. single ladies, we're fully aware of our lack of offspring, right? we don't need that reminder.

- my day gets a little brighter when i open the mailbox and see a letter from one of my lovely pen pals.

- there are forty-nine days until spring, and that makes my flower-lovin' heart happy, happy, happy!

Monday, January 27, 2014

weekends are for:

a furry, meowing alarm clock that wants to cuddle. writing pen pals and (finally!) ordering an address book.
happy greetings from my sunday school kids and playing basketball at church with some of my favorite people.
cleaning and finding a new pair of yoga pants in the back of my closet and a quick trip to target with my mama.
soaking up every ray of sunshine on a warm january day. front porch sittin' with sweet tea + a magazine.  
ditching the heavy coat for a white tee, worn-in jeans, & flip flops. rockin' bright pink lipstick, just because.
dancing in the pasture to my favorite song. exploring with fresh eyes while the wind plays with my hair.
discovering unique scenery and finding inspiration in new perspectives. laughter and big hugs from the ones i love.
listening to my parents reminisce. marveling at a perfect sunday afternoon as the sun sets.
looking through pictures at the end of the weekend and thanking my Creator for little joys and abundant blessings.

Friday, January 24, 2014


 [week four of my fifty-two week self-portrait project]

- monday was national penguin awareness day, so i rocked my penguin shirt like nobody's business. 

- grammar tip of the week: punctuation can save lives // punctuation is powerful.

- darling magazine and soul pancake teamed up to make a video titled that's what she said. ladies, please take time to watch this. natalie's poem at the end left me with happy tears and a happy heart.

- "to me, photography is an art of observation. it's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. i've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." elliott erwitt.

- to those who have read 'the fault in our stars', take a breath before you read my next sentence. [breathe in, breathe out.] i have a confession to make: i liked the book, but i didn't love it. what's worse: i didn't shed a single tear throughout the entire book. i feel like an emotionless robot. the only reason i can come up with is a scene that i felt was unnecessary. i work with the teens at my church, and before it might not have bothered me as much, but seeing these kids and the pressures and manipulation they face from the media, i just felt like it was giving them a distorted image of what intimacy is. are we still friends?

- i am socality.

- some people are funny, i tell ya. they shout equality and free speech for all, as long as your opinions match theirs. but have an opinion that differs? hide ya kids, hide ya wife

- i'm kind of obsessed with this blog right now.

- i have a birchbox subscription, and i really like it. when i read about graze, i decided to give it a try. i am so glad i did! i have friend codes if you want one.

- our church was burglarized monday night, and a flat-screen tv was stolen. the guy was arrested the next day. i'm sure my response should be a cookie-cutter answer, "let's show him the love of Jesus." or "we forgive him." we are called to love everyone - i know this. but i am irritated. with all that's happened in my little hometown in the last week, how am i supposed to love and help someone when they won't get off their lazy butt and help themselves?!

- i was overwhelmed by all the love on this instagram post. just another reason i love that app. but it's more than an app; it's a community.

- i get a lot of questions about how i take pictures with my iphone. i thought about writing a post to explain it, but i'm a hands-on kinda girl. since i can't fly everyone to oklahoma, THIS article and her second post explain everything.  

- does anyone have a favorite t-shirt company, shop, etc.? after seeing the feedback on this post, i'm thinking of featuring different t-shirts/companies/shops for each weekly musings post.

- i love the idea behind this DIY get well kit. i thought about making one, but then i wondered how i'd get it to them because - ew, germs. i'm a germaphobe, so i'm not quite sure how i would deliver to a sickly friend. i mean, i love ya, but my germaphobic-ness is something fierce, y'all. maybe ding-dong-ditch, but leave the get well gift, so it's more like ding-dong-ditch-because-you-have-germs-but-here-is-a-get-well-gift.

- this post by jeremy cowart shows how stunning and raw and heartbreaking and powerful our humanness is.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


all photos shot with my iphone 5.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

a happy list.

winter nature. baby animals. inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. breakfast for dinner. candles. 
great ideas that come to me in the shower. morning light. big sweaters and warm layers. new blog friends.
long walks with no intended destination. smiles from strangers. a quiet morning of coffee and reading.
chivalry. star-gazing. bare trees. a worn-in pair of jeans. darling magazine. little moments of quiet. 
happy mail from pen pals. polaroids. revealing a silly secret to a friend. hot showers. a tall glass of OJ.
 saturday mornings. savoring the moments money can't buy. random hugs from my brother. a fresh manicure.

Friday, January 17, 2014


[week three of my fifty-two week self-portrait project]

- nothing can affect my mood as much as candy crush.

- apparently it was "pull out in front of amber & go five miles an hour" day this week because several people partook in the celebration.

- grammar tip of the week: womAn: 1 // womEn: more than 1.

- sometimes you need a little spice in your life. and by spice, i mean the spice girls. turn it up and dance like you're thirteen again. i did.

- THIS article is so dang good.

- my favorite look from the golden globes is lupita nyong'o. her dress is a work of art.

- i like to think i'm an easy-going girl. but there are a few things that just straight-up frustrate and hurt me. i was informed about someone's opinion regarding a youth group activity. opinions that were her own, but comments that were untrue. i think what hurt the most was not what was said, but how it was said: behind my back. newsflash: i am a big girl - if you have something to say, take it up with ME, not everyone and their dog. my daddy overheard me talking about the situation and simply replied, "look at the source." and when i did, i realized their opinion held very little value. if they can't come to me face-to-face, that says more about them than it does me. end of story.

- my love for coffee is justified, people. 

- i've been praying about forming a small group for the girls at church - a place where they can talk and grow and learn without the distraction of boys or the outside world. there are circumstances that prevent it from happening at this moment, but one of the girls sent me a text asking for some one-on-one help in her walk with Jesus. big smile. thanks, God.

- people have long said that i am a 'quiet' girl. this always makes me laugh because they obviously don't watch me belt out songs in my truck like i'm trying out for american idol -- william hung-style. 

- i mentioned in my 2014 post that i am making a 52-week project journal of polaroids. i originally only planned to share the pictures via instagram, but decided to make a private tumblr page to document the story behind each photo. HERE is the tumblr page. the password is my favorite animal. [not like that's hard to figure out.]

- one of my favorite shows is last man standing. it's no secret that i love all things of the 90's - especially the tv shows. home improvement was a favorite. my inner twelve-year-old self swooned when JTT made a couple guest appearances on LMS last year. i agree with a lot of the viewpoints expressed by tim allen's character, mike baxter. [willie robertson and uncle si starred in an episode, too!]

- if i am driving and i see you with a cell phone in your hand, just know that - even though you can't hear me or see me because you're distracted - i am yelling at you. there is absolutely NO reason to be using a cell phone in the car. NONE. no text or phone call or social media site is worth your life or someone else's life.

- like my love life, address books are non-existent these days. i needed something to keep track of all my pen pals' info, so naturally i remembered the ancient form of storing contacts: address books. but finding one has not been the easiest task. and just like my love life, i know what i want and won't settle.  

- i watched a short film titled evolution vs. God. it is good stuff, y'all. go watch it!

- my word for the year is lionhearted. i want to be brave and release the chains of fear that i've been shackled to for way too long. i am inspired when others take a leap of faith. one example: chelsea announced on her blog that she wrote a book. even better: it is going to be published! her blog has been a favorite of mine. head on over and read about how to take part in her dream.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

overcome the lie.

i was contacted last month by the ashley from overcome the lie to participate in their january blog tour. i have been a fan of this website since it launched, so it was an easy YES. she asked me to share a lie that i have overcame or am in the process of overcoming. here goes.

i was raised in the church. my daddy was a deacon and mama was the treasurer. (both still are.) God has always been a part of my life. i knew what His Word said about this and that, but it didn't stop me from going off track after i graduated from high school. i was eighteen. an 'adult' in the eyes of the law. i could make my own choices and do what i wanted. at that age, i thought i knew everything.

fast forward to a few months before i turned twenty-one. i had spent those previous years chasing almost every avenue of fleeting happiness. none of these temporary fills were God, so in essence, i was running away from Him. but He met me right where i was - in my brokenness and sin - and saved my soul. i gave my life to Him on june 24, 2007, and that choice was and will always be the best decision.

as i began to walk with Christ, the sins and shortcomings from my past started creeping into my thoughts. before too long, i started to dwell on my mistakes. i was so consumed with guilt and shame that i didn't see how God could have possibly forgiven me.

the lie that i wasn't really forgiven haunted me for years. i would confess sin, and then turn around and ask for forgiveness a week later because maybe God didn't hear me or what if the sin was so bad that He didn't care? it was an exhausting cycle of sorrow and remorse. i let it eat away at me. it caused me to doubt my salvation and wonder if God could really love me.

it wasn't until i started digging into God's Word that i realized i had it all wrong. God is Holy and Almighty and Righteous and Just. He isn't sitting up in heaven scribbling down every single misstep i take onto a notepad [or two]. He isn't a fickle deity that is surprised by my sin. He is God.

He is the same God who spoke creation into existence.
He is the same God who knit me in the womb and knew me before i was born.
He is the same God who sent His Son to die in my place.

now if He did all that and so much more, then He wouldn't just leave me here to sit and wallow in my wrongdoing would He? the answer is a resounding NO, echoed in Jesus' last words on the Cross as He died in my place for my sins. it is finished. three days later, He conquered the grave. death could not hold Him. when Jesus stepped out of that tomb, He brought with Him hope, love, grace, and salvation. 

all those years i spent regretting my past were just feelings. and feelings lie. i'll say it again, FEELINGS LIE. but God's Word does not. believing that one lie - that i wasn't truly forgiven - led to doubts and questions and even more lies. my disbelief was a stumbling block. in my search, i found Truth - His Word disproves any lie the enemy throws my way.

"so now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus." romans 8:1.

"for God's will was for us to be made holy by the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all time." hebrews 10:10. verse 12 goes on to say that "our High Priest offered Himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time."

once for all time. good for all time.

what Jesus did only needed to be done once. it wasn't a temporary fix; it was eternal. glory, hallelujah! i don't have to keep asking for forgiveness for the past because i am forgiven. once i've confessed my sins to Him, the bible says:

"...He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness." 1 john 1:9.

BOOM. that verse right there. it changed me and my thought process and the way i viewed His forgiveness. i can try to be perfect and earn God's favor, but i am still a sinner this side of heaven. i cannot change that. what i did in the past is in the past. when i confessed that sin, He removed it as far from me as the east if from the west. nothing i do will atone for my sins. not a thing. no matter how many times i try to offer sacrifices, the blood of the Lamb washes them all away. for good.

it's relieving actually. striving for perfection while combating past sins was exhausting. my best efforts can't measure up to His love and forgiveness. His grace is overwhelming. it washes over me like a never-ending spring rainstorm. nothing i have done [or not done] deems me worthy of it, but He still offers it freely. oh, how He does loves me.

we weren't created to live in the past or guilt or shame or whatever lie the enemy leads us to try to believe. His Truth wins every time. and that's just what overcome the lie is about. i love what they said here:
"overcome the lie, as a movement, is raising the bar; we are lifting the standard and we are going after what Jesus did to say boldly, we are not a positive thinking movement, we are a Jesus-did-it movement. That is how we are going to begin our mornings and that is how we are going to end our evenings."
PREACH. that's what i'm talking about. Jesus came so we could have life and have it abundantly. that's why i am passionate about this movement. it isn't about fluff or - as mentioned above - positive thoughts. it's about the life-changing Gospel. sugar-coating is for candy, not the Good News of Jesus. i encourage y'all to check out their sites and read their articles. let's be a generation [and an example] of women who overcome the lies because Jesus overcame the grave.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

a lost art.

future generations won't know the awesomeness of good tv, like full house or saved by the bell, nor will they have to ask their sibling to get off the house phone so they can use the internet. technology is everywhere these days. it's great to be connected with family and friends at any given time, but oftentimes, we aren't living our own lives because we're too busy trying read about everyone else's through status updates and pictures. in an effort to untether myself from social media and invest more into my relationships, i wrote this post a couple months ago. my quest to form relationships outside of likes and followers and retweets led me to re-discover what is now almost a lost art: handwritten letters. i expected one or two ladies [or my mama] to e-mail me, but the response blew my mind. i now have ten pen pals. TEN! it seems like i get an e-mail each week from a reader who wants to communicate via snail mail. it is so refreshing to write and receive heartfelt notes.

when i sat down to write my pen pals, i realized i had no stationery. i scoured the internet [oh, the irony] and came across a website called
tiny prints. they have everything from stationery to photo cards to thank you cards to invitations to announcements.

i immediately knew i wanted the artistic angles card [first card above] because of the design. how cute is it? i plan to use these as thank you cards. i never knew the significance of sending thank you notes until i received one from a dear lady at church. she thanked me for the flower arrangements i put out every month. it was the sweetest thing. she could have easily told me in person, but she took the time to write out a simple thank you note. it meant so much to me. i hope to do the same for someone else. 

the next card i ordered was the dreamy focus photo card [second card above]. i wanted to showcase my photo that was featured on instagram a few months ago. the card turned out beautifully. i love the haziness because it allows writing to be seen. this would be so cute with a family photo.

when i run out of these cards, i plan to order this and this and write scriptures to encourage my sista-friends. in the chaos of life, i'm grateful for little reminders that it's not about being the best or having thousands of blog readers or living up to society's standards. it's about love. it's about relationships and the people we do life with. it's about serving others and sharing the love of Jesus - even if it's through a simple act like sending a letter. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

exodus 14:14.

today's she reads truth devotion is simply to meditate on exodus 14:14 - but these thirteen words are anything but simple:
the Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.

the Lord will fight for [me]. the word "for" sticks out. 
- not with me. He is God; not i. He is fully capable of handling anything. i just need to let go and let Him.
- or against me. He is never against me, but when things don't go my way, i tend to question His reason.
- but FOR me. He loves me more than i'll ever comprehend. everything He does in regards to me and my life is FOR my benefit, FOR the best, and most importantly, FOR His glory.

you have only to be silent. me, silent? but i want to know why, how, when, where? 
- the NLT states: just stay calm. causing a ruckus won't help a thing.
- NIV says: you only need to be still. be still. exhausting myself of every possible solution isn't faith.
- the message reads: you keep your mouths shut! sometimes i just need to hush. i'm so busy talking about my problem that i don't take time to wait quietly before the Lord.

so much truth to soak up in one sentence. He - the Lord of Heaven's Armies - WILL fight for me and protect me - even when i can't see it. it's a promise, and He is trustworthy. in the midst of the chaos of life, i need to be still. in verse fifteen, the Lord tells moses and the israelites to "get moving". just seven verses later, He leads them safely across the sea on dry ground, unharmed by pharaoh's army. not only am i called to quietly trust, but i can walk down His path in faith, trusting Him to protect me from the raging walls of water all around me. i just got chills.

Lord, calm my fears. may i boldly walk in Your truths, growing in faith and wisdom. You will always fight for me, even behind the scenes. 

help me to be still and let You be God instead of trying to be in control and have it my way.

Friday, January 10, 2014


week two of my fifty-two week self-portrait project.

- the t-shirt i'm rockin' above is from one of my favorite companies, walk in love. they design and sell the best tees, all geared toward a 'positive and inspiring message to imitate God'. [this one & this one are on my wishlist.] they also have an array of other items. [one of my favorite books!] not only do i love their products, but i am an avid stalker reader of their blog. i'm obsessed with their how to wear it posts.

- i've decided to pair my 52 week self-portrait project with a series titled "weekly musings". [read more musings here.]

- before graduating from high school, kids should have to perfectly pass a "your, you're/they're, their, there" grammar test.

- i like when bloggers post house tours, but i always wonder if it gives thieves a blueprint of what to steal.

- the probability of finding a husband is greater than beating level 125 of candy crush. [update: i beat that level, so hashtag single forever.]

- i heart lauren conrad's kohl's collection.

- i am not a fan of group texts for the simple fact that there is a guarantee of at least five "who is this?" replies. one of my sunday school boys send a group text last week. sure enough, someone i didn't know texted me back wanting to know who i was. after a couple funny exchanges, it turned serious. this kid was not in a good place. some bad things had happened to him lately. i took that opportunity to tell Him about Jesus. he had questions, and i tried my best to answer them. he thanked me after our conversation. i invited him to youth group. he told me i helped him a lot, but he'll never know how much he affected me. God's fingerprints were all over that situation, and it left me in awe.

- people creep me out when they like 19 of my instagram photos but say nothing.

- not even a week into the new year, and i already put my word of the year into practice: i drove on icy/snowy roads. i prayed the entire time i ran errands earlier this week because that was the only way i wasn't going to have a panic attack. (this is a big deal because i was in a car accident in high school. a girl was going too fast on ice and smashed right into me.)

- weird fact: i get ridiculously excited about making pinboards for upcoming holidays/celebrations. even weirder fact: i delete them so i can make a new one the following year.

- best pick-up line EVER.

- while most girls spent their monday night watching the bachelor, i watched football.

- there will be people who don't understand the path i'm on. and that is okay. it's not for them.

- if you don't ask to use something, it's STEALING. how do people not grasp this concept? just because it's 'the internet' doesn't make it 'okay'.

- for the first week of tax season, i gotta say: it was surprisingly pleasant. [that might not be the case in the coming weeks though.]

Thursday, January 9, 2014


- new content. i have a couple posts in the works that i can't wait to share.
- a photo-a-week polaroid journal for 2014.
- a february desktop calendar.
- simplicity.

▲ listening: 
- "desert song" - aj michalka.
- "you sound good to me" - lucy hale. aka: aria from PLL.
- the jimmy needham pandora station.
- lots of nineties rock music - including my favorite band, 3 doors down.

▲ reading:
- darling magazine. the pictures are stunning. the content is well written. and the models are real, un-photoshopped women.
- the fault in our stars.
- jan/feb issue of relevant magazine.

▲ watching:
- the harry potter movies.
- football, football, football because it's ending soon. sad face.
- highlights from the sugar bowl. BOOMER SOONER!

▲ anticipating: 
- the great things to happen this year.
- february. because girl scout cookies, y'all.
- spring. i am content with winter right now, but my heart yearns for spring flowers.
- valentine's day. i'm single, so i'm automatically supposed to hate v-day, right? i admit - i used to be the president of the singles awareness day hate group. but these days, i might be the most excited single girl in america. when you change your attitude, you change your life, friends.  

▲ praying for:
- korben. he is still taking chemo. please lift up this precious boy and his family.
- courage.
- more of Jesus.

- darling magazine. i received my first issue recently and cannot put it down. their online content is just as wonderful. i especially love their what makes us different page. several years ago, i had a subscription to every single trashy tabloid magazine on store shelves. i spent countless hours and lots of moolah reading that garbage. what i love most about darling is their mission to "discover beauty apart from vanity, influence apart from manipulation, style apart from materialism, sweetness apart from passivity, and womanhood without degradation." AMEN. 
- the opportunities this little blog has provided me. 

- i'm bankrupt without love.
- "i cannot reflect the glory of Christ while vying for the glorification of self."
- i don't have to be like everybody else. like in fashion, there are lots of blogging trends. it's easy to get caught up in what others are posting, but i have to remind myself to stay true to who i am and what i like.

▲ making me happy: 
- she reads truth's a fresh start plan.
- OU's sugar bowl win!
- daily musings from the chief of the brimfield police department.
- banana cake.
- my rifle paper co journals. they are the perfect size. i have my eye on these beauts right now.
- i can finally say trans4mers comes out this year! of course, it's five months away, but still.

Friday, January 3, 2014

2 0 1 4

"a new year is unfolding - like a blossom with petals curled tightly, concealing the beauty within."

there is something about the beginning of a new year that makes me giddy - a fresh planner waiting to be filled with plans and to-do lists, dreaming new dreams, setting new goals to challenge myself, an invitation to look inward, reflect on the previous year, make changes to be a better me, and the promise that He makes all things new. [and that He will do that any day of the year, no matter where it falls on the calendar.] my word for twenty-fourteen is lionhearted. i could easily have chosen fearless or bold, but how kick-butt does lionhearted sound?

the reason i chose lionhearted is quite simple for my complicated self: i do not want to live in fear anymore. i don't have a specific fear either. i'm afraid of almost everything and everyone around me. what if this happens or what if i lose this person or what if i look stupid? stepping out of my little comfort bubble is terrifying. but i want to break the chains of fear and pop that bubble. Jesus didn't die on the cross so that i could live my life in fear. He came so that i could have life to the fullest. i walk around with fear of everything when the only fear i should have is reverential awe for my Heavenly Father. i want to be lionhearted because He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.

twenty-fourteen life verse: do not be afraid, for I am with you. do not be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. [isaiah 41:10]

i am a sucker for weekly challenges throughout the year, especially when it come to photography.
- a few years ago, i did a photo-a-day challenge for the entire year. this year, i have decided to try a 52 weeks project with polaroids. i am so excited! i plan to display them in a cute notebook i received for christmas and write a short paragraph on the photo of that week.
- i'm also doing another 52 week project. this one will be a portrait a week of myself. [we'll call that one up there numero uno.]
- this is the third year of writing in my five-year q&a journal. i can't recommend this little gem enough. it's interesting to see how i have changed and the wisdom i've gained since inking my answers onto the pages over time.
- the only project i plan to do every single day is journal daily happenings in my planner. i know planners are for plans, but my erin condren life planner has a lot of space for writing. i want to utilize it by recounting the events of that day, quotes, lessons learned, scripture, etc. i started doing this last november, and it has not only helped serve as a reminder of daily occurrences, but it has refreshed my creativity.  

i set some goals for myself last year. i completed one. yes, one. instead of making a mental list of the reasons why i am a failure, i resolved to give myself a little grace and try harder this year. no unattainable expectations or resolutions i can't live up to, but goals that will benefit me.

- memorize scripture. because if i can learn a t-swift song in one day, i can surely learn scripture the other 364 days, right?
- read twenty-five books.  
- just be. whether this is be in the moment or be myself or be present.
- less social media. this goes hand in hand with the previous goal. i love being connected to family and friends all over the world, but in moderation. carrie underwood sums it up best: time's flyin' by, movin' so fast. you better make it count 'cause ya can't get it back.
- but most of all: i want to fall in love. i'm not referring to romantic love. [although i wouldn't hate that.] i want to fall more in love with Jesus - to dive deeper into His love, drown in it, and let it spill over into the lives around me. my prayer for this year is lyrics from "oceans" by hillsong:  
Spirit, lead me where my trust is without borders. let me walk upon the waters wherever You call me.
take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior