adairbird This journal holds my innermost thoughts and dreams. While being sick for 3 1/2 years... I've had to put my whole life on hold. Including my dream of becoming a professional photographer. Now that I'm feeling better, my future is starting to look bright. I'm happy to announce my friend, Shereen and I... Are starting our own photography business! I couldn't be more thrilled and excited! This is such a huge leap of faith for me. I'm not good at taking risks because I'm afraid of failure. But, I love taking photos and capturing beauty in the little things. I know this is my calling and my passion. Plus, I'm in it with my dearest friend. I would appreciate your prayers for me in this new journey I'm seeking. It's been something I've been praying about for a very long time. God is so faithful! We're also going to starting a blog soon. I would love to know a great website to use. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! 18h
  •   asheeps How wonderful!!! You're very talented and I know you'll do fantastically! I cannot wait to see you bloom :) :) :) 16h
  •   snuns This is so wonderful! Congrats!! I can't wait to see your work! Best of luck to you dear! 15h
  •   gentlemantraveler Good luck and well wishes on your new adventure! 15h
  •   estherbaban Good luck!! You'll be great 14h
  •   holly_maxwell Praying for you! What a wonderful blessing. I wish you luck in your new adventure. :) 13h
  •   brizzyrose Oh dearest Adair!!!!! This is simply wonderful news!!! I am beyond excited and thrilled for you and your friend. What a beautiful journey you'll unveil. I'll keep you in my prayers and am sending you all of my best vibes. I love you! 12h
  •   rosstituteuk fantastic news :) Wordpress is the way to go for a blog. Feel free to contact me if you need any help getting started. Best of luck :)! 10h
  •   katalouisee Your journal is beautiful. Take those risks, life's too short not to. You have a lot to share with the world. Go out and conquer! 9h

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adairbird My goal is to post more portraits! This is my lovely friend, Shereen. God placed her in my life at the perfect time. I randomly walked into her very own vintage boutique over 6 months ago, and we became instant friends. One of the many reasons I love about her is her love for animals. She has her own farm, and rescues horses from being slaughtered. She has over 50 horses wondering around her land. Trust me, it's the most beautiful place. She also has 6 cats and 2 dogs. She just recently adopted a stray dog she found in front of her home. She also loves watching judge shows. She's even got me hooked now! We watch a lot of Judge Judy together because she's the most entertaining. Since working for her, I started a huge turquoise jewelry collection myself. It's so much fun to be knowledgeable about the different stones and where they came from. She gave me a whole new appreciation for vintage things. She's really opened my eyes to look at the world differently, and appreciate everything and everyone. I'm so thankful for her. More than she even knows. 23h

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adairbird I love me some grapes from the Farmer's Market. Fun fact... I've been into the habit of freezing grapes and using them as a snack! 2d

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adairbird When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They're sent to promote, increase and strengthen you and your faith. Be rest assured that God is always at work in your life right now. He is directing your steps. What you thought was a setback is going to turn out to be a setup. I'm living proof of that. God is good! 3d

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adairbird Who's ready for fall? This girl right here is! 3d

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adairbird I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness. Because just like a rose is beautiful, so is a sunflower, so is a peony. I mean, all flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too.
-Miranda Kerr
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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? 5d

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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. 6d

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adairbird I dare you to find a gift shop more adorable than this... 6d

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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. 7d

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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 6d
  •   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 6d
  •   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. 6d
  •   h.jn @adairbird As are you girl <3 praying that the days become easier for you xx 6d
  •   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. 5d
  •   adairbird @hannahrcook I love that verse too my sweet friend! Thank you for sharing! 5d
  •   mama_sugs Feel better dear 5d
  •   adairbird @mama_sugs Thank you, love! 5d

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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. 1w

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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! 1w

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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! 1w
  •   boyishadventures_ Oh my gosh! I love everything about this post! Them, you. & I won't lie, the roommate part made me laugh. 7d
  •   adairbird @boyishadventures_ Hehe. Thank you, darling gal pal :) I'm so glad! They are the best roommates ever! 7d
  •   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 7d
  •   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 7d
  •   ocean_max so sweet! 6d
  •   adairbird @ocean_max Thank you, darling friend!! 6d
  •   emmylouwho_ What a beautiful family you have! They have the same happy glow as your beautiful self 6d
  •   adairbird @emmylouwho_ That's just the sweetest compliment you could give me! Thank you, lovely friend!! 6d

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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? 1w
  •   adairbird @fashionedbyfaith You get me, sister <3 1w
  •   kardemomme1 You're so sweet! 1w
  •   adairbird @kardemomme1 You're even sweeter! :) 1w
  •   corabell99 Peaches are definitely in my top 10 fave fruitsn 1w
  •   adairbird @corabell99 Mine as well, sister! They are amazing! Like you <3 1w
  •   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?!? 7d
  •   boyishadventures_ *always (I despise typos. Sorry!) 7d
  •   adairbird @boyishadventures_ I totes agree with everything you just said! You're so lovely :) 7d

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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. 2w
  •   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. 1w
  •   ___e_l_l_e_n___ Omg! You are perfect 1w
  •   adairbird @___e_l_l_e_n___ Ahh! You're seriously the sweetest! Thank you so much! Mwah! 1w
  •   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! 1w
  •   adairbird @one4christ Awe. Thank you, lovely sister! Yes! Jesus makes all things new!!!!! <3 1w
  •   one4christ @adairbird you are most welcome!!!! :) 1w
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  •   adairbird @mama_sugs Xoxo! 5d

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adairbird I love the sky. Especially when it looks like this! 2w

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adairbird This is my favorite horse my friend owns. Because... He has bangs AND a mohawk! Too cool. 2w

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adairbird An abundance of tulips? Whole Foods just gets me... 2w

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