Blue Like Jazz|

Top favorite reads by top favorite author. #donmiller , you know about #SocalityPDX next week?!? #socality #socalitycalgary #bluelikejazz #portland #pdx

1 day ago

Earth Intruders|

Yesterday had an incredibly epic journey with this babe. Got lost in the rainforest for 2.5 hours, foraged the jungle terrain, met a toad prince, scaled the rushing river bed. Which got us lost from the path, resulting in a long journey, up a mud mountain, through tall prickly jungle grass. Finally starting a decent through pine trees, then vine covered fairy land to finally meet back to the river where we washed our muddy skin.
Truly one of the best days yet on the island, nostalgically taking me back, accompanied by irreplaceable conversation.
Thank you dear Alley Cat for being such a gem! (at Iao Valley)

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Artwork|

I love the idea of God being the ultimate artist, which we are gifted masterpieces every morning and night.
I’m in love. (at Kihei, Hawaii)

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My Portion|

In a season of testing, of faith, of hope and of receiving The Lord’s blessings in my life, I can’t help but be overwhelmed by those called to bless.
I’ve been in a position for so long until now where I have had the means to bless others with all that I could, and now, in this time of receiving, it’s been one of the greatest growing seasons of my life.
For all those who have cared for my needs, financially, physically and emotionally during this summer, I am beyond grateful for God to have blessed me with your love. Know it has not gone unnoticed.
I cannot wait for this new season of growth which will once again allow me to bless others in even bigger ways.
So Lord, let your glory flow.
I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭19-24‬|
(at Ukumehame Beach State Park)

3 days ago

Humbled|

I am in awe by God’s people!
This is Ehjæ Chan @ehjaephoto , I have never met her in person, I have only had a few brief conversations with her and yet she is campaigning to the members of Socality @socality to help raise money for my flights from Kahului to Portland and back at the end of this month, so that I can be apart of the Socality PDX conference.
The reason for the fundraising is due to my current position of having relocated to Maui for volunteer internship with New Hope Maui, serving the church ministries, the community outreach and the people of Maui. Leading up to my relocation, over the summer, I lost my job, lost my cat and had my car die within the span of 2 months. I lost everything and am living every day as “a bird of the air”.
Aside from the explanation of this situation, I am entirely without words by my gratitude for this incredible woman. If it is God’s will for me to be in Portland by the end of this month and I have the opportunity to meet this beautiful human being, I will be in even more awe at His providence!
She has set up a GoFundMe which is linked on her page.

This is a verse God shared with me this week:
Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭9-12‬|

Please if anything, go follow this beautiful soul!

4 days ago

Thanksgiving|

Missing this bunch like nobody’s business right now. I have never spent a holiday away from my family like this and it had proven harder than I thought. I miss them teasing me, calling me their “perma-drunk” (only due to my uncontrollably giggles that erupt at the dinner table due to my bubbling joy of being surrounded by them) and their instigation to draw that out of me, along with many substances of food and/or beverages.
I love them dearly and miss them immensely not being near them right now, which makes me all the more thankful for them!

1 week ago

Glowsurf|

Bucket list check! Rad night with a ton of rad people! (at Ukumehame Beach State Park)

1 week ago

Paia Bay|

Such a relaxing time in Paia.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm‬ ‭34‬:‭8‬| (at Pā’ia Bay)

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Peas in a Pod|

Two of my favorites, Sam and Keona puppy!

1 week ago

At the Fair|

Who would have thought a bunch of Jesus lovin, wave surfin, beach hoping Hawaiian’s would get me to the fair and help me appreciate country music? (at Maui Fair)

1 week ago

A little piece|

A few weeks back, I was tagged by my friend Chelsey @onthesafestledge to share 10 things about myself, I am finally taking the challenge.

See below comment for 10 things.
I am also challenging: Deavah @americamuanza , Erin @nikitacase , Stephanie @supawomann , Tina @tinavidak , Sue @suesue44 and Chanelle @tangledinmaui to take the challenge. (at Maui Fair)

1 week ago

Pioneers|

These are three of the most incredible humans I know, period.

Matt Lowden (@mattlowden )
I met Matty a few years ago at one my closest friends birthday’s. We became close friends very quickly and I am so blessed to know him. He is sincerely one of the most real, non-judgmental humans I know. Don’t let his appreciation for nice things mislead you. His love is relentless, his heart is so incredibly pure and he gives without question!

Chelsey Syrnyk (@onthesafestledge )
Holy Moly, where do I even begin?!! I’ve only known Chelsey for a few months but instantly, I was accepted, loved and cared for by this rare gem!
This is one of the most beautiful women I know, inside and out! She’s got a heart of gold which pours out an abundance of love without an expectation of return! I am so inspired by her heart and her ability to love complete stranger the way Jesus does! I miss her so much!

Scott Bakken (@scottcbakken )
I had the pleasure of meeting Scott and his beautiful family, wife Jessica @jessicabakken and their beautiful baby girl!
Scott is one of the raddest dudes you’ll ever meet, from his fashions sense to his passion for people which drove him to start @socality .
I love this community of people who have associated with this incredible collaborative. The amount of amazing people I’ve met through @insagram who are apart of Socality is unreal to me. I am so proud to be apart of such an incredible community who is so encouraging, inclusive and supportive!

For those attending Socality PDX, I wish so badly I could be there to celebrate, adventure and love on all of those partaking, however, due to a series of events this summer which has left me relocated in Maui with almost no finances left to my name, I am not in a position to attend. Know that my heart and spirit are there with you all and I am praying for safety and opportunity to share God’s love.

Be blessed all you Socality folks!

2 weeks ago

Balance|

Over the years as I’ve grown into the woman I am today, I have learned many lessons about friendship. I have always strived to be a good friend to those around me, in spite of my assumed outwardly “selfish” persona others might see. I’ve always been incredibly independent, not always requiring others to do anything, which might seem selfish, however, it is only cause I am constantly striving to be in a place of self-sustaining with the help of my Heavenly Father.
When it comes to friendships, I am constantly thinking of others, giving all that I can in spite of the consequence of being left to care for myself.

This new season of my life brings a fresh perspective as The Lord shapes, heals and restores my mind, allowing me to guard my heart more and loving me without limitations I have never experienced before.

In all honesty, it’s been so trying, testing and building the strength of my faith beyond what I thought was possible. Having been stripped of everything financially this summer and now having only my faith that He will take care of me, He will build me up. I honestly have no idea where I am going to get the money to pay for my remaining bills at home, but He does.

Do keep me in your thoughts and prayers, it is a season of extreme growth and with that come growing pains.

"I’ll be good ,I’ll be good
And I’ll love the world, like I should
I’ll be good, I’ll be good
I’ll be good, I’ll be good
For all of the light that I’ve shout out
For all of the innocent things that I’ve doubt
For all of the bruises that I’ve caused in the tears
For all of the things that I’ve done all these years
Yeah, for all the sparks that I’ve stomped out
For all of the perfect things that I’ve doubt”

2 weeks ago

Growth|

Growth is vital to life. If we are not growing we are dying at a faster rate. Growth doesn’t always look like the beauty which spring offers, for before there can be spring, there must be winter first, a shedding of the old in order to make room for the growth of the new. It’s not always fun being in winter and unfortunately for some who have not learned the value of growth, they remain in a constant season of winter, wondering why. If we are able to learn how to accept our troubling times as the shedding of our old self in order to grow into a new creation through each season, we will live.
Vulnerability is one of the best ways to remain open to a growing season.
In all this for me personally, I am so thankful that God has blessed me with this deep understanding of humility and continues to refine this concept in my mind.

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. John‬ ‭15‬:‭1-4‬ | (at Seven Sacred Pools)

2 weeks ago

Lush|

Lush with life, love, sincere friendship, authenticity, loyalty and the comfort in knowing true acceptance, in all out messiness!

"You just bear this in mind, a true friend is hard to find
Don’t you mind people grinnin’ in your face”

Had the most incredible lil mini adventure with this babe who is beautiful inside an out and can’t even begin to express how grateful I am to have met her!
Everyone go follow: @tangledinmaui (at Seven Sacred Pools)

2 weeks ago