mingled summer joys

                                                                       dig deep. 

   I bent and kneeled down on the hard ground; I pulled and yanked at a weed stuck in between a crack of the pavement; only part of the weed came out, but I left the root stuck in between the crack.  I stood up, and looking for the next weed, regretted not trying hard enough to pull up the whole weed... that weed would eventually grow back and I'd have to go and tug at it again.  This is like our troubles in life.  We try to pull them out of our life, but we don't get to the root.  We need to fully yank out the troubles in our life -- we need to get to the root of our troubles -- dig deep, fully clean ourselves of any sin.   
                                                         beaches, summer, and watermelon.

Waves lapped over shores and sweet watermelon dripping down chins evoke such summery feelings.  I realized today that we're almost 1/2 of the way through August -- summer is fleeing and fall is approaching so quickly.
via pinterest


I swooned over every English cottage I saw when my family and I first arrived in England -- and I still do.




     They're so beautiful on the outside:  a glossy white body, with a strong head posed high, and {seemingly} graceful charms... but when you look closely, they sneer, gnash, and approach you like a tiger.  Recently, a swan actually went up to my younger brother and started doing some growling of sorts at him.
Dear sunshine, keep shining beacause we love you so.  Dear little sister, please, please don't grow up -- stay three, won't you?  Dear clocks, could you stop awhile -- put the moment on pause?  Dear Jesus, I love you so much.  


                                                What have you been doing this Friday?

 xo Acacia

friday favorite things | finding joy


  1. This is beautiful. I really like the collage. I would love time to slow down...and the only way I can do that is to meet each moment with eyes wide open. :0) I like this!!!

  2. I love your pictures and how you seem to bring out the joy in everything. Also, that cottage is just darling. :)

  3. How pretty!! What have I been doing? Eating Craisins, honestly. Well aren't I the bee's knees? :P :))
    -Jocee <3
    {pee ess: thank you so much for answering my question!! It totally helped. Thank you :)}

  4. Hello Acacia! I saw you left a comment on my blog so I came over here. LOVE your blog!!

  5. What a lovely post. I wish we had beautiful English cottages here is Australia.

  6. what a beautiful collage, I've enjoyed reading!