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 :) 13h

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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 :) 2d

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adairbird None can have a healthy love for flowers unless one loves the wild ones.
-Forbes Watson
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adairbird All these trials, all this pain, all the things that have created so much brokenness in my life and heart- I believe God is using it for good. I never wanted to go through this, I haven’t understood most of it; but it’s drawn me closer to Christ. The battles I’ve been through have broken me down to nothing at points, but God works deeply in us in brokenness. He is gentle, patient, able, compassionate, understanding, and full of mercy and grace. He does not abandon the work of His hands. That gives me so much hope, knowing He never gives up on me. He doesn’t allow the pain or trails for nothing; He has a purpose to use all things for good and His glory. I think sometimes as Christians we may be afraid of brokenness. Or ashamed, like something is wrong with us. It puts you in a state of neediness and vulnerability that is utterly humbling. Exposing your heart, admitting you don’t have it all together, admitting there are things you don’t understand, admitting you are hurting or falling apart- that is hard. It’s not weakness, or a bad quality; it’s strength, it’s courage. To be able to share the most broken parts of your heart and life with God, with another person, is courageous; to know you are still accepted and loved in that brokenness is a beautiful thing. Acknowledging that you are in the process of healing and being restored, that not all the pieces are there, and it may take a long time before they are mended… It takes deeper levels of humility than you’ve ever dived into before. You learn to be patient with yourself and to wait on God. Grace in imperfection. It frees you to trust in Christ’s sufficiency, not your own. It teaches you to trust God and the work He is doing in you through the trails more than your desire to rush ahead and be at the end of them. In brokenness, you gain such a deeper understanding of His love. There is hope in Christ in that state. There is hope of healing. So hold on. God does not give up on those who are His own; He will not let go of you, no matter what you are going through. His love endures, and His love will overcome. Something good will come of it! 3d
  •   adairbird @one4christ We need more and more Jesus! 2d
  •   adairbird @kardemomme1 <3 <3 2d
  •   adairbird @ocean_max You're lovely, friend! 2d
  •   adairbird @cupcakesandcourt EK!! I'm loving it as well! It's so awesome how that works :) 2d
  •   _shelle777 Waiting for the good here too dear!!! I think being broken is when we're able to be ourselves!!! Thank you for the uplifting words 22h
  •   stop4apic Your words hit close to home for me. Bless your beautiful heart Adair! 21h
  •   adairbird @_shelle777 Amen, friend! We learn so much about ourselves when we're at a crossroads in our life. It makes us stronger and more appreciative! Praying for you <3 21h
  •   adairbird @stop4apic Awe. Sending prayers your way! Bless you, dear! 21h

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adairbird You don't have to wear expensive clothes to look good.
-Zooey Deschanel
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adairbird I bought myself some tulips at Whole Foods this morning :) 4d

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adairbird I'm always amazed by horses and their beauty! They get my heart going. 6d

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adairbird This is what I tell myself each morning before I start my day. Hope it brings you some encouragement on this lovely day!
You're an overcomer and more than a conqueror. You have nothing to fear. God is for you, so who can be against you? You're a child of The One True King who loves you with an everlasting love. Press on and have hope, because God is faithful!
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adairbird More kitchen dance parties with my cool parents :) 7d
  •   hannahrcook Oh my word! How did I miss this?!?! Life has been so busy the past couple days, I'm just missin all the good stuff!!! I just adore you & your fam, girl!! 5d
  •   adairbird @hannahrcook Awe. Thank you, my beautiful friend! I adore YOU! I hope one day you can come visit and we can dance together! And, when I come visit you! That would be the bomb.com ;) <3 5d
  •   asheeps Hehe too cute! 3d
  •   adairbird @asheeps Haha. They really are! 3d
  •   catching_the_sunrise Haha!!your parents are so cool!!! 1d
  •   tanjating Sweet 1d
  •   adairbird @catching_the_sunrise Thank you, darling!! I happen to think so too ;) 1d
  •   adairbird @tanjating Thank you, lovely!! 1d

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adairbird Does your illness define you? Or does your testimony define who God is to you? A couple of weeks ago, my parents found this procedure that can get rid of migraines. We were so hopeful because there is a 94% success rate. I tried it 3 times and saddened to say, it didn't work. I was completely devastated and confused. After that, we went to see my new doctor. I've been doing so many different kinds of tests for 2 months straight. I finally found out the results. He told me I have a yeast problem in my body and a lot of toxins. I don't want to go into a detail about everything because there's a lot of information. Over the next 2 months, I'm going to take 8 different medications to clean out my system. And, starting a strict diet for 60 days to help my body get back to it's normal self. I pray after all this... I'll suffer from no migraines. I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. I’ve often just wanted to be “normal” and not to feel consumed with managing my illness. When so much of my day is spent trying to get healthy and stay as healthy as possible, it is easy to start to see myself as my illness, as if somehow, the list of illnesses I struggle with is like my resume. We are so much more than our physical bodies. When our focus is on the flesh, or sarks in the Greek, we aren’t living in the Spirit and in Christ. If we have asked Jesus for forgiveness and to be our Savior we are children of God. Jesus Christ has stood in our place and offered Himself as a sacrifice in our place. He changed the entire course of my life and somehow, I’m letting illness take center stage over Him as the defining factor in my life. Illness is a hard road to walk since the impact is systemic and reaches to almost every aspect of my life. But, so much more does the impact of grace and my relationship with God. It profoundly makes us into new people! God uses all things for good and to define myself by being sick is to ignore the fact that God is using my illness for Himself and my good in ways that I never expected. Our stories aren’t really ones of sickness; they are about the amazing God we serve and how faithful He has been in everything. We should be defined by Christ. 1w
  •   mary_irwin Oh your welcome girl! I love me some coconut oil! I use it for my hair too. :) that stuff is amazing! Also, magnesium is really good for helping detox the body so it wouldn't hurt to either take a supplement or take Epsom salt baths every night to help the detox process along. 5d
  •   adairbird @mary_irwin I've been taking magnesium pills for awhile now! My mom researched it :) A salt bath sounds amazing! I take a bath every morning because it relaxes me. But, I should buy some salts! Thank you for all of your help, my love! Keep any ideas coming! It helps me tremendously! You're so knowledgeable and it helps so much :) 5d
  •   contemplatingbeauty You are so on at such a young age- God is commissioning you honey. We are absolutely always and ever defined by two things: God loves us and created us!!!!!! Easy peezy! ️ as u know I can relate to this more than I care to admit. I was diagnosed in 1996, Madelynn was 1 year old. My disease has been doormnent (sp) since 2010 but as u know now I live with a plethora of physical limitations and pain. Anyway girl r a true inspiration and I will continue to pray for this cure or I so u can get on as an ambassador!!! 4d
  •   adairbird @contemplatingbeauty Awe. From someone I aspire to be more like... That means the world!!!!!! Thank you for your many blessings, my friend. You are an angel. I'll be continuing to pray for you! You're so strong and bold. I love you! 4d
  •   catching_the_sunrise I hope everything will be better with your new treatment dear!!love your words 1d
  •   tanjating I had the candida yeast overgrowth myself and did a very strict diet for 5 month and is still being very careful with what I eat. But I feel fantastic now after being not well for ten years... 1d
  •   adairbird @catching_the_sunrise Awe. Thank you so much! You are the sweetest girl! I truly appreciate it!! 1d
  •   adairbird @tanjating Thank gives me so much hope. Seriously. Thank you for sharing. Bless you <3 1d

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adairbird Rocking my thrifted U2 shirt today.
Want a good jam? Do yourself a favor and go listen to this stellar band called Temples. They sound similar to The Kinks and Pink Floyd. I can't stop listening! My ears definitely approve.
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adairbird When the waters seem to be up to your neck, fear not, but tread steady. You shall see that just as the waves crash against you, so does my love crash against your heart. Look about you in this mighty sea of grace! As far as the east is from the west, you are covered! Shall you find the end? Shall you dare look for the beginning? I tell you the truth, look around you! You are covered in my love! To be in the deep waters of my grace is not something to be anxious about! Instead, rejoice! The depth is too deep for you to find and the width is too far for you to reach! Oh, just allow yourself to bask in this sea of mercy. This sea of grace. This sea of love. Let the constant downpour of my love, fall upon you like rain! This is where you belong. Consumed and covered by me! 1w

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adairbird Cutest Bed & Breakfast I ever did see! 1w

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adairbird God has put something on my heart to share : As some of you know... I suffer from anxiety. I don't think people realize how a mental illness can debilitate you. I want to bring awareness and let people know that they are not alone. At one point, I never slept because I thought I would never wake up. I never left my house because I didn't want to put myself in situations where I could have a panic attack. I avoided social activities because I was afraid people would look at me funny. After finding the right medication and seeing a psychologist, I've become a lot better at controlling my fears and worries. I have no shame in telling my story to anyone. All I pray about is helping others through this. I know. I understand. I've learned to take deep breaths and just pray. During the early stages of my sickness, God definitely tested my faith in Him. I sorta lost myself and was consumed with panic. I couldn't stop thinking, "Will I ever be cured?" "Why can't I live a normal life?" When I just gave Jesus all of me... That's when I saw the fears go away. Even though I still have massive pain and unsure about when it'll finally end, I trust in my Savior to show me the light and not fear the unknown. He came alongside me as I struggled with panic attacks, dread, and agoraphobia. He was there to help me face the fears, giving me grace at every point, even though I didn’t always accept it. And through the setbacks and victories, our Lord helped me to draw closer to Him. It was through the anxiety disorder that I became the person I am today.
“The Lord is near.” You are not alone. You do not have to hold up under your anxious circumstances by yourself because The Master of all is with you. The first thing to do when you worry is come to His presence.
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  •   moondanced thank you for sharing this with us. so many people struggle with anxiety & it's always nice to be reminded that we're not alone & that God is always there for us through our dark times. <33 1w
  •   adairbird @moondanced Amen. You're exactly right! I want people to be aware of it and bring them comfort <3 1w
  •   kardemomme1 Loveliness!! 1w
  •   adairbird @kardemomme1 Thank you, precious friend! Flowers rule :) 1w
  •   jennilee61 Simple and beautiful, Adair! I have a weakness for pink and purple flowers! 1w
  •   adairbird @jennilee61 Awe. Thank you, darling friend! I do as well! I've recently been obsessed with yellow ones :) 1w
  •   roseatelou These are gorgeous, Adair. There is a lovely sheen to these flowers, like your heart. Thanks for sharing all these lovely parts of you. That is a beautiful wonder. 1w
  •   adairbird @roseatelou Thank you, sweet gal pal. That means so much to me <3 1w

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adairbird My parents didn't know I was filming them dance! Haha. We have dance parties in the kitchen every single night. I love them so much! :) 2w

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adairbird I love you my dear one and I want you to let go of those things that have been holding you down lately. Yes, the things that you so much think and dwell upon. It is no good for you to be so hard on yourself. I hear your complaints, and although you do not say them out loud with your tongue, your heart is much much louder because I live inside of you. I created you my love. I created you with perfection and nothing less. There is no accident or smudge that can be erased because I made you without blemish or stain. You see, I did not just form you into someone then place you on earth to live for a short time. No my dear one, it is much more beautiful and complex than that. Take a deep breath. Now take another one. I counted those two breathes long before I ever gave you lungs to breathe. My story for your life is absolutely beautiful my beloved. Nothing shall be wasted when you walk with me. I could not possibly tell you the things I have planned for the rest of your days! You would laugh at the very thought of what I have purposed for your life! Why you ask? Because you of little faith have trouble believing the magnitude of my love for you. Until you truly grasp my love for you, the plans I have for you will seem outrageous. 2w

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adairbird My dear friend owns her very own vintage boutique. I basically live here. Haha. This is her dog and greeter of the store, Stella! 2w

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adairbird Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.
-Esther 4:14
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adairbird Following Jesus is a mixed bag for most of us. We triumph. We fall. We get back up and Jesus helps us dust off our knees... And we continue on the journey of following, listening, questioning, and worshipping, asking Him to shape our lives into something that glorifies Him. It seems that in this season in my life, Jesus is once again gently prying my fingers off of my own life. He is asking me to live in a place of uncertainty and anchor myself in who He is rather than try and rearrange my circumstances. He is asking me to wait on His direction instead of barging ahead on a frantic path of anxiety. It’s hard. It seems that I am incredibly human after all. I don’t bend to His will or words so easily. But when I read His words in Isaiah I think, Why would I choose to step out of His hand when He has laid the foundations of the earth and breathed life into all of humanity? How can I not turn my face toward the One who has set the sun in the heavens and named the stars? So this morning, I’m taking a deep, non controlling breath and saying to Jesus, “You are right. I am Yours. Do Your thing. I will trust You.” Even when I don’t have a clue about what is coming around the next corner. Because according to the One who established the earth... He’s got this too. 2w
  •   adairbird @fashionedbyfaith I'm speechless. Your words made me cry tears of joy. I will cherish these words forever. You have no idea how much you made my week. You're truly a gift and a rare gem <3 2w
  •   adairbird @olight Awe. Thank you, dearest friend! You're truly a huge part of my life. I adore you! 2w
  •   adairbird @asheeps Yay! Thank you, beauty! You're sweet as a cupcake :) 2w
  •   adairbird @kardemomme1 Xoxo!!! 2w
  •   irisanastasia @adairbird So beautiful. I always love to see your pictures and read your captions. Your Instagram gallery is one of my favourites. You have a great eye for your photos and I have the feeling I get to know you a little bit by reading about your experiences. You are such a wonderful and kind soul and I recognize your thoughts and struggles. I just love to follow you and I'm so thankful for every like and lovely comment you give me back. Cheers to life, to infinity and beyond :) Bunch o love and hugs from me. 2w
  •   adairbird @irisanastasia You are just the sweetest. So blown away by your kind words. Thank you so much for blessing my day with your loveliness. You words touch my heart. They never go unnoticed. Jesus made you beautiful! Inside and out. Many blessing to you!! <3 2w
  •   ftbowe This is so amazing! Especially the message behind it! 6d
  •   adairbird @ftbowe Thank you so much!! 6d

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