you_make_beautiful_things Got to see "Rachel's Challenge" at the high school today- lots of kiddos really impacted, a lot of tears. 2d

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you_make_beautiful_things Great job tonight guys! Nice win!! 2d

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you_make_beautiful_things Everything looks more colourful after the rain... #doublerainbow 4d

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you_make_beautiful_things Had a great way-too-short weekend with these girls- chasing squirrels/pigeons, spinning doors, finding our way & also getting lost in Portland, shopping, eating, giggling & more! Yay for birthdays & especially @smilesnnlaughs turning 17! 5d

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you_make_beautiful_things Happy birthday to our sweet girl!! Can't believe you're already 17! You are such a blessing to us, beautiful inside & out- hope your day is wonderful! 5d

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you_make_beautiful_things My sweet hubby brought me a lifesaver at work today- thank you to my best friend for helping me get through a rough week 7d

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you_make_beautiful_things //Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.//
|Ralph Waldo Emerson
1w

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you_make_beautiful_things Ellie was touched tonight during worship & started crying, she told me that she was so thankful for all the things God has blessed her life with- her family, home, us as her parents, etc. I've never seen God touch her in this way during worship before & it's so neat as a parent to see that happen 1w

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you_make_beautiful_things So blessed by one of my brides from last year who swung by the house as I was heading to work this morning to drop off a thank you! Not only was she an amazing bride but also has referred me to other couples & has just been so supportive. We have been so blessed in photography to work with so many wonderful people- I love the relationships that are formed & the many friendships I am so blessed with #lovebeingaphotographer 1w

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you_make_beautiful_things @from_jojo has a big game in Cottage Grove tonight- go Tigers!!! 1w

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you_make_beautiful_things ||Hope will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the words you say. Raise your thoughts a little higher,
Use your words to inspire,
Joy will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the things you say. So speak Life, speak Life. To the deadest darkest night. Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won't shine and you don't know why. Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope, You speak love, you speak life|| I've had these lyrics stuck in my head lately and I've really been thinking about the power of words that can bring either life or death, when I'm talking to my kids or hubby or when I'm at work dealing with some challenging kids that come from some really sad backgrounds and maybe don't have very much hope in their lives. This song is just a good reminder of how can we bring hope in a world that focuses on death, dying & hopelessness. I feel like we are surrounded everyday by negativity on every level- social media, the news, etc. I like the like - choose your words to inspire, joy will fall like rain - love that perspective & such a good reminder for me.
1w

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you_make_beautiful_things "Like all magnificent things, it's very simple."
||Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
2w

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you_make_beautiful_things Great today for 6 family mini sessions! Special thanks to my awesome hubby for helping me set up 2 rather large bales of hay & also to Thistledown Farms for letting me take pictures on their beautiful property 2w

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