adairbird I see you as pure, because when I shed my blood for you, I washed you clean. I see you are precious, because you are worth it to me. I see you as you are, the way you were made; I see the way my Father designed you, and it is beautiful. The Creator of the universe has sealed you with His signature, calling you His own. I love my Father, and I see He loved you so much He made you like Him, and I love the way you resemble Him. Will you give up that old picture you have of yourself, and look in the mirror? You reflect the glory of God. You are radiant with His light, I brought you into the light when I rescued you from the darkness! You can’t mar the beauty I see within you, because it’s permanent. You don’t need to fear what I see, or how I will respond. I can not love you less. I saw all your sin and took the weight of your shame, all at once, and I carried it for you on the cross. I forgave you then. I set you free, I have redeemed you. My love is here, it’s for you, and it’s never-ending. Will you walk with me, and I will show you just how far it goes? 13h

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adairbird There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
-Abraham Lincoln
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adairbird I kept these peonies I bought over 4 months ago. They are still so beautiful all shriveled up. 2d
  •   katalouisee @adairbird I saw that you sent me a video but I didn't get to watch it yet because I had an appointment this morning. It's gone now. 😕 I was hoping it was a kitchen dance party! 18h
  •   adairbird @katalouisee It was a kitchen dance party! That's weird it went away... I'll send you another one very soon <3 18h
  •   katalouisee @adairbird I'm so sad I missed it! Those are so joyful! 18h
  •   adairbird @katalouisee I promise, they'll be many more! Haha. 18h
  •   dawnincali Simply gorgeous!! I love how you displayed them. 17h
  •   adairbird @dawnincali I knew you would love :) I thought of you, flower sister! 17h
  •   fashstyonthehill Your so sweet, just trying to focus more time on my son and my boyfriend. 17h
  •   adairbird @fashstyonthehill That's the best thing! :) 15h

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adairbird I dare you to find a gift shop more adorable than this... 2d

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adairbird The little girl within me that leaps for joy when I stumble upon a dandelion. Feeling uninhibited, I lay down in the cool grass, pick it's long stem and ponder what wish I may grant this beautiful weed flower, as I hold it delicately between my fingers. Once my head and my heart have aligned, I blissfully watch all of its seeds parachute into the wind as I blow it a kiss, and make my wish. 3d

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adairbird I don't like to sugarcoat my emotions. I like to be honest and open about how I feel. I don't want to paint the perfect picture that my life is always going swimmingly well. That's not real life. That's not being real. Yesterday was a hard day. I felt so weak and tired, that I didn't even get out of bed. This detox has been making my body go up and down. One day I feel good, the next day I feel exhausted. 3 1/2 years of pain can make any person feel defeated at times. I realized that in brokenness, in pain, in my insufficiencies, failures, and weakness- there is hope in Christ in that place. I don’t have to despair or remain there; things can change and get better. God walks with me through it. He stays with me through the pain. His love will remain the same through the struggle. He won’t give up, and He won’t let me go. In brokenness, you gain such a deeper understanding of God’s love. There is hope of healing and restoration. To know you are still accepted and loved in brokenness is a beautiful thing. Sometimes, God’s best for me is to not have everything I want or “need”, so I can learn that He is all I need. In my weakness, He empowers me through His Spirit: He is my strength when I have none. Don’t be ashamed or afraid of brokenness or mess. God works deeply in brokenness. God creates so much beauty out of broken, humbled hearts. I must hold on.
“I have set my heart to love You.”
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  •   adairbird @ladycascades Thank you, sister <3 2d
  •   h.jn I love you so much. When you said not to be ashamed or afraid of brokness or mess, my heart just felt so good. Your are so strong girl, always in my prayers. Thinking of you <3 1d
  •   adairbird @h.jn Awe. I love you to the moon and back. Thank you for always making my heart leap for joy. I'm always praying for you. You're such a beauty inside and out. Blessed to know you. 1d
  •   h.jn @adairbird As are you girl <3 praying that the days become easier for you xx 1d
  •   hannahrcook One of my favorite verses in Romans.. We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. 20h
  •   adairbird @hannahrcook I love that verse too my sweet friend! Thank you for sharing! 19h
  •   mama_sugs Feel better dear 13h
  •   adairbird @mama_sugs Thank you, love! 13h

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adairbird Knowing the love of God changes you. When you know His love, you also begin to know His heart. It’s because of who He is that He can love us the way He does. His heart is so beautiful, and the more you see it, the more you know it, the more you want to be like that, too. Jesus doesn’t change you to love you. He loves you and it changes you. The answer was not my love, but His. To know love, you have to know God, who is love. You don’t know what true love is until you know Christ. You can’t comprehend it until you simply lay yourself down and receive the love He longs to give you. Being loved is not about loving ourselves, but receiving the love of God. The answer is always Jesus, not self. If we look to self, we look to imperfect love. If we look to God, we look to perfect love. 4d

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adairbird @katalouisee inspired me to take this photo. I can't get enough of her kindness, sweetness and gentle spirit. Her photos always seem to bring a smile to my face no matter what mood I'm in. I'm so thankful for everyone I continually meet here in this radical community. You all are filled with the most incredible talent and beauty. Thank you for always showing me support and inspiring me daily! 5d

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adairbird Larry and Miriam. My parents. My role models. My roommates. My biggest supporters. My best friends. They have been married for 30 1/2 years, and still so much in love. There's never a dull moment with them around. I love these two humans with all my heart and soul. I'm the person I am today because of them. I never want to take for granted just how blessed I really am. I honestly couldn't ask for better parents. Jesus knew exactly what He was doing. Remember, we are all very blessed in so many different ways! 5d
  •   boyishadventures_ Oh my gosh! I love everything about this post! Them, you. & I won't lie, the roommate part made me laugh. 2d
  •   adairbird @boyishadventures_ Hehe. Thank you, darling gal pal :) I'm so glad! They are the best roommates ever! 2d
  •   jennilee61 Your parents look amazing Adair, I can see where you get your pretty looks from! They do look in love and happy, and it takes hard work to be like that! they are also very blessed to have you as their daughter, you're a total sweetheart, so humble and kind! x 2d
  •   adairbird @jennilee61 Awe. You always know how to make me smile and feel so special. You're such a kind soul, my lovely friend. Thank you for being you <3 2d
  •   ocean_max so sweet! 2d
  •   adairbird @ocean_max Thank you, darling friend!! 2d
  •   emmylouwho_ What a beautiful family you have! They have the same happy glow as your beautiful self 2d
  •   adairbird @emmylouwho_ That's just the sweetest compliment you could give me! Thank you, lovely friend!! 2d

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adairbird Feeling just peachy at the Farmer's Market this morning! Like how I did that? ;) Also, just started watching Sons of Anarchy last night on Netflix. I'm officially obsessed! Any fans out there? 6d
  •   adairbird @fashionedbyfaith You get me, sister <3 4d
  •   kardemomme1 You're so sweet! 4d
  •   adairbird @kardemomme1 You're even sweeter! :) 4d
  •   corabell99 Peaches are definitely in my top 10 fave fruitsn 3d
  •   adairbird @corabell99 Mine as well, sister! They are amazing! Like you <3 3d
  •   boyishadventures_ My sister is all about that show. & I L O V E me some good, sweet, ripe, warm peaches! I have this dream about eating one right off a tree one day. I also have alway imagined that fruit that Eve ate in the garden to have been more peach-y than apple-y. Bc who has ever been so tempted by an apple?!? 2d
  •   boyishadventures_ *always (I despise typos. Sorry!) 2d
  •   adairbird @boyishadventures_ I totes agree with everything you just said! You're so lovely :) 2d

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adairbird I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength. 6d
  •   adairbird @bonjourmoon You are making me tear up. Everything you tell me, just gives me chills. You say the most sweetest things. No one has ever been so kind to me like you have. You leave me speechless. I consider you my angel. 4d
  •   ___e_l_l_e_n___ Omg! You are perfect 4d
  •   adairbird @___e_l_l_e_n___ Ahh! You're seriously the sweetest! Thank you so much! Mwah! 4d
  •   one4christ So incredibly beautiful! I love that we are made in the image of God and each and everyday being transformed into the likeness of Christ <3 You are lovely! 4d
  •   adairbird @one4christ Awe. Thank you, lovely sister! Yes! Jesus makes all things new!!!!! <3 4d
  •   one4christ @adairbird you are most welcome!!!! :) 4d
  •   mama_sugs 13h
  •   adairbird @mama_sugs Xoxo! 13h

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adairbird I love the sky. Especially when it looks like this! 7d

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adairbird This is my favorite horse my friend owns. Because... He has bangs AND a mohawk! Too cool. 1w

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adairbird An abundance of tulips? Whole Foods just gets me... 1w

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adairbird Playing dress up at work today! 1w

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adairbird Some among us have found that one special relationship. Others among us (I am in this camp) have never yet found that one special person to love and be loved. But I do see in the Bible promises that lead me to believe that I can trust God to fulfill the deeper need I have for companionship—that of knowing and being known fully by the ultimate lover. God knows me from the inside out. My heart is right in there with the psalmist who begged, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” I want someone to get inside and accept the real me. That’s the root of my quest for deep, abiding relationship with people. How much better to find the perfect lover of my soul and to discover He both knows and accepts me. His response to my heart-cry to be known comes through loud and clear, “I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with loving-kindness." Whoa. Love that is tender, filled with loving-kindness. Not a love with a time-expires notice, but a permanent love -- a passionate desire. I love the way Jesus put it, “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am … that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them." Did you catch the passion of this lover of our souls? He wants us to be with Him for eternity, so we can experience the fullness of the love He has for us both now on earth and in the land beyond time. Later, John (who had walked with Jesus) penned these words, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us." I love that word: lavished. It speaks of richness, overflowing without restraint. That’s the brand of love God offers to those who choose relationship with Him. God, who has the capacity and inclination to meet all our needs “according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” is the one special relationship that will never disappoint, never sour, never abandon. Turns out, He’s the one special relationship I’ve been seeking all along. If Prince Charming does show up, he’ll hold a special place in my heart, but he’ll never need to try to meet my deepest longings. Those are already covered by one truly amazing relationship with God Himself. 1w
  •   adairbird @jessgrancha I love you. You're exactly right, my sweet pea. Bless you. I'm so thankful for you <3 1w
  •   adairbird @crystalfrost Yay!! Thank you for your recommendations! I'll check those out for sure. I really appreciate it! :) 1w
  •   adairbird @moondanced Awe. Thank you, lovely beauty. You're so good to me! 1w
  •   adairbird @fashionedbyfaith I'm so thankful for Him and His perfect love <3 1w
  •   alxxhnl Beautifully written! ♡ 1w
  •   crystalfrost You can listen to the whole album for free over at the relevant magazine website. Ciecies lullaby makes me cry my heart out 1w
  •   adairbird @alxxhnl Thank you! God bless you! 1w
  •   adairbird @crystalfrost I'll go do that right now! That makes me so excited!! Thank you, darling!!! 1w

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adairbird A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-Maya Angelou
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adairbird You are the beholder of great beauty, hold the beauty in your eyes; let it fill your senses and permeate your being. Glide with grace into every meeting and enjoy the colors and variety in every moment. Let everything you see, say, do, think and plan be colored by the beauty that fills you. You're divinely handcrafted and you're beautiful as you are. 2w

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adairbird I'm crazy over the unusual beauty of cacti and succulents! 2w

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adairbird Yesterday, I was driving home, and it was a beautiful day. The sun was shining on me, I opened my sunroof, I was playing John Mark McMillan. I felt so full of joy I could not contain it. All I could think about was how incredibly blessed I am. I can’t even begin to describe the amounts of joy God has given me. I know joy is a fruit of His Spirit; it comes from Him. It’s evidence of Him dwelling in us. As I was sitting there smiling as big as possible, I could only wish everyone could experience this kind of joy. We should, if we know Christ. Joy that is uncontainable, joy that you know is not of yourself but truly heavenly, joy that brings overflowing thankfulness and praise to God from your heart. The blessings in our lives should always bring us to worship. The joy we experience is always from Him. We don’t seek God for the blessings He gives us, but we can appreciate and thank Him for what He has given us. As I was driving in my car, thinking of how blessed I am, experience such indescribable joy, that moment was shared with Him. He loves to see His children smile. He loves us and wants His joy to fill us in every way. God delights in seeing us joyful in Him. He doesn’t want us to just receive His blessings; He wants us to enjoy them, too. He is for our joy! When God blesses us, receive it with joy, thanksgiving, and take a moment to simply enjoy His goodness. He feels joy in seeing your joy. God wants us to enjoy the blessings that He has given us and to take those moments to appreciate His goodness in our lives. And lastly, the blessing we experience from God in our lives is given to us so we can be a blessing to others. We are blessed but not just for ourselves; it’s so we can share that with others and give God glory through it. Everything God blesses me with in this life, I want to offer back to Him. I want it to be used as a testimony to share with others of how great and generous and loving a Heavenly Father I have. He really is. There is so much in my life that testifies to that, and I am thankful beyond words. I am so blessed. I have fullness of joy. I have God to praise and thank for all of it. 2w

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