adairbird I will bestow my blessings upon you. But if you waver and walk in unbelief, you shall be paralyzed by the spirit of fear. Yet behold my beloved! My perfect love casts out all fear! Would you allow me to do my good work in you so I can bring my glory through you? Say that you shall allow my Spirit to do His required work in you!
I know that you cannot see the desired end. I know that as you look out from standing upon the water, your vision is limited. But trust me beloved, you are exactly where I want you. You are without a reason or a why, and this makes my heart filled with joy. This may sound confusing to you, but do not allow that spirit to torment you into thinking that I am not working. I do not need your human knowledge to bring to pass what I have promised. For if I have said it, so it shall be. This storm is meant to select you, correct you, and perfect you. With my hand upon you, no harm shall fall upon you, no I should say that I will never lead you to destruction. Just look around you… It’s not so frightening after all, is it? The less you see, the more that’s in store. The less you feel my presence, the more opportunity I am giving you to understand that I am more than your “feelings”. I am making your faith strong… So be strong, beloved. Greater is my Spirit in you. Never forget that. And just like any storm you have come to know, this too shall pass. But until then…Abide. Abide my beloved. Just abide.
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adairbird Oh, deer! 1d

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adairbird Whole Foods has an abundance of hydrangeas. It took my breath away. I kinda sorta took about a million photos. Be prepared for more of these beauties! 2d

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adairbird We’re most refreshed in His presence. I know each person experiences it different ways, but I think in the heart of every human being God created, there is an appreciation for the beauty and a sense of wonder for experiencing Him in this way- in the quiet places and open spaces. 2d

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adairbird Cherry tomatoes at the Farmer's Market this morning! What's your favorite thing to purchase there? 3d

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adairbird Choose to find beauty in the smallest of things. Even if it's going through the car wash :) 4d

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adairbird Most beautiful bouquet from @dutchokc. Mason jar included! 4d

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adairbird The darling @alimunn made all of these beauties. I know, right? So gorgeous and very me! She is beyond talented and has such a gift. I can't choose my favorite because I love them all equally! Each piece is so unique and crafted with a lot of love. Her style is on point in my opinion :) I love praising people's talents. God has blessed each of us with special gifts! God wouldn’t have given it to you if the world didn’t need it in some way. Don’t limit yourself because the One who made you gave you a purpose, which you wouldn’t have if He didn’t give you the ability to complete that purpose.‬ His love is flawless and perfect. Such love is beyond our ability to grasp with our minds, but it is not beyond our ability to experience with our hearts. 5d

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adairbird Made some new friends yesterday! The one on the far left is sticking its tongue out at me. Miley Cyrus anyone? 5d

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adairbird Hello, Victorian cottage. You are quite charming and dreamy. I love your wraparound porch and Victorian garden. You are perfect and the definition of magical. Thank you for being you. 6d

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adairbird God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us. ‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’
-‭Acts‬ ‭17‬:‭27-28
//Jesus showed the way in human form how to live as the beloved, and now He leads the way in present tense. It is in Christ through which we live and move and have our being. It is in Christ that we live into the eternal knowledge of being the offspring of God. It is in Christ by which we drink more and more deeply of that life changing truth. We can only know ourselves truly when we allow the one who has created us to also identify us, and for us to in turn identify with the one who has created, called, and redeemed us. We must rest in our belovedness and marinate in the delight God feels for us. This is what allows us to live and breathe and have our being.
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adairbird Sipping on a strawberry and blueberry smoothie while listening to Bleachers. Of course, I had to add a mason jar with a paper straw. I'm so fancy, you already know... 1w

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adairbird He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.
-Mark 5:34
//I woke up this morning feeling ready. Ready to finally start my road to recovery. I'll be doing a detox to get rid of all the yeast in my body and those nasty toxins. For 60 days, I'll be on a strict diet and taking tons and tons of vitamins. I can't wait to have a normal, healthy body again. After 3 1/2 years of searching for answers, I finally got them. I'm still unsure if this will take away my migraines. But, my future is suddenly looking even more brighter to me. I'm starting to see growth and progress. I couldn't see any of those things at the beginning of this journey. I look at my life. At all the obstacles I've had to overcome. I can't believe I overcame so much. Even with anxiety and many panic attacks. Loosing my lovely grandma to dementia. Loosing my dog of 15 years. And, loosing @lala_islove to cancer... I kept going. I kept striving to fight. I can't take all the credit. It's all thanks to Jesus. At my weakest moments, He gave me strength to preserve. I'm so thankful I never gave up on myself, or Jesus. I'm also so blessed to have amazing, loving parents who dropped everything just to help me get better. I know all parents would do anything for their children... But mine went above and beyond. I never want to take them for granted. I'm still not healed. I'm still not at my best. But, I have so much faith in my Savior. If you're struggling with anything right now... Never give up on yourself. Never throw in the towel. God wastes no pain. You are so much stronger than you know. I'm praying you understand just how truly special you are. This is my testimony. I share it willingly to help others because I love all of you and care deeply for your well-being.
Remember, Jesus heals!
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  •   adairbird @contemplatingbeauty I started yesterday! My doctor said I'll feel worse before I feel better. It's the truth! It's a tough time, but I'm very hopeful :) 6d
  •   adairbird @dawnincali Awe. You are one of my nearest and dearest friends. I just look forward to your posts and kind comments. Thank you for being a huge support and someone I can lean on. I'm forever grateful for you, beautiful friend! <3 6d
  •   adairbird @shiningbrightlyphotography Thank you, darling! I appreciate it :) You're such a sweetheart. 6d
  •   adairbird @olight You deserve all the loving, lady!!! 6d
  •   moondanced i feel the same about you sweetie! you are so loving to everyone! <3 6d
  •   adairbird @moondanced Awe. You're making me blush! Adore you! Mwah 6d
  •   asheeps Are you on FB, my sweet friend? 3d
  •   adairbird @asheeps Nope, my love! The only social media I have is Instagram :) 3d

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adairbird Horses make a landscape more beautiful. -Alice Walker 1w

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adairbird I love that my morning cereal from Whole Foods has a scripture on it. Great way to start the day! 1w
  •   one4christ Yummm i grew up on their bread haha :) 1w
  •   adairbird @one4christ You did?! Everyone is telling me their bread is SO good! Once I'm done with my detox... I'm trying it :) You're so cute, sister! 1w
  •   one4christ I think their bread has less sugar than other companies at least it uses too I haven't had it in a while not a big bread eater haha..but I like it cause I like less sugar :) but yes lots of types of breads too. You are cuter my sister! 1w
  •   adairbird @one4christ Yes, you're exactly right! It's supposed to be better for you than most brands. I love bread so much haha. I'm a cupcake, cake, cookie kinda girl ;) 7d
  •   kimklassen Oh my gosh. That's fabulous. And a great shot!! 6d
  •   adairbird @kimklassen Awe. Thank you, darling friend! You're the sweetest <3 6d
  •   one4christ Oh I like bread and cupcakes and things but I find the less I eat them the less I crave them which helps me stay healthier hahahaaaaaa 4d
  •   adairbird @one4christ I'm the exact same way!! If you cut it out of your diet... You won't crave it. I feel ya :) 4d

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adairbird Vintage dress from @bonjourmoon. Kerrie is the sweetest, most beautiful sister I never had. I'm even more happy because it has freaking pockets! It doesn't get more perfect. Also, I thrifted these shoes for only 10 bucks! 1w

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adairbird Awhile back, I decided not to date or get “involved/attached/fall for (etc!)” a guy. God alone. I know it is God’s will for me to love Him with all my heart, soul, mind, body, and spirit…everything I am. And I know I can’t do that if I put my own selfish desires and own fleshly yearnings in the front seat, with my own foolish intuition to guide the way. No. I need God so desperately it’s not even funny, and I know that all too well. So, I made a big commitment. To God. Literally, my love life is out of my hands. Because it doesn’t exist outside of God. God says to love Him. To love my neighbors, as I do myself. And that’s the greatest, bottom-line version of the best way to please Him. Yay for realizing the simplicity of that! God is my Man. Not just for the next year, but for forever. I am pretty content being in love and committed to the most amazing guy ever. He grows me a new bouquet of flowers every day. He paints the sky, lights my world (literally), and wrote a whole book for me to indulge in. He sometimes makes me dance, definitely puts a song in my heart and music on my fingertips. I love Him and couldn’t live a day without Him. And wouldn’t want to. I never want to get so distracted or so self-centered that I fall away from my True Love. 2w

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adairbird Including these, I own 6 pairs of Birkenstocks. I'm not a shoe person... But they are the most comfortable things in the world! Basically like pillows for my feet :) 2w

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adairbird Remember that flower my dad picked for me? It blossomed beautifully!
//We love to look at beauty. One way I love to look at beauty is through photography. I enjoy taking photos and looking at photography of different places or things I consider beautiful: green mountainsides, gigantic trees, couples in love, a colorful field of flowers… I could go on for a long time. God filled this world with beauty. Like our Creator, we love to create beauty, too. But our culture has changed the definition of beauty and distorted it into an obsession instead of appreciation. The word “glamour” comes to mind, and makes me think of how showy our society has become that beauty is an object to be obtained then displayed. Beauty is something we all are enthralled with, yet we still often overlook it. We miss beauty in the everyday blessings of breathing, nature, people; we miss beauty in our own reflection. I love the saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” God’s eye beholds you and sees beauty. God looks at us and sees beauty. Wow... God has created beauty all around us. There are seeds of beauty, sprouts, and full grown beauty. I pray you're encouraged! Remember, you are loved by our Savior. More than you can ever imagine. You're His beautiful masterpiece!
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adairbird I'm SO thankful for this Instagram community. I've developed real relationships with different people from all over the world. I love connecting with everyone and sharing my love for photography and Jesus. @jennilee61 sent me this all the way from Australia! It's a flower coloring book. What's not to love?! Oh, she knows me so well. Jenni has the most beautiful, loving heart. She cares so much for others and spreads sunshine everywhere she goes. She's been like a mentor to me... And, a huge encouragement and supporter in my life. I'm so grateful to call her a friend. Plus, she is a flower lover and takes beautiful photos! All I can say is, I'm so blessed to know her as well as YOU! Thank you all for showing me so much love! You're all very important to me :) 2w

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