Tuesday, September 10, 2013

so, you all have probably noticed the new blog name (yay!)! you're probably wondering what it means...so i thought i'd explain it a little ;)

well, i've been thinking about changing my blog name lately, because "singing for life" didn't really seem to define my life at the state that i'm right now. i absolutely adore singing, but i realized my blog really wasn't about singing, and i really didn't post videos of myself singing. so i decided i would change the name. i wanted to do something unique, and different, and i was thinking through a list of songs i enjoy listening to, and this one really popped out to me. "...she's not afraid". it really means more to me then just talking about not being afraid of little, unimportant things, but it made me think of it in a Christian way. as being a fearless Christian. that's the kind of person i want to be. bold. fearless. determined. nothing holding me back, and no one holding me down. being able to live my faith loudly. boldly, and determined. not being afraid of what circumstances there might be, but knowing i stood up for what was right, now matter what the results. that's the person that i long to be. and i know that i'm not exactly that person. i strongly desire to be that person, and i know that it is possible for me to be that person. and as i grow and strive to be that person, i want this blog to be a place for me to come to and put down my thoughts and how i'm becoming that person. a place to encourage me in becoming that person. and a place where i can encourage others to be that person as well. that's what i long for.
so this title means more to me now than what my last name meant. this name really has a meaning. she's not afraid. i'm not afraid. i am fearless. i am reckless. i am determined.
that's who i want to be, and that's who i want others to be and long to be.

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."


isabelle ♥ xx

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are
you're insecure.
 don't know what for.
you're turning heads when you walk through the do-o-or.
don't need makeup.
to cover up.
being the way that you are is {enough}
you don't know you're beautiful.
that's what makes you beYOUtiful
"that's the thing about inner beauty: unlike physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight for itself, inner beauty shines on {everyone} catching them, holding them in its embrace, making them more {beautiful} too"
this world really shines a light on outer beauty. the hair. the eyes. the nose. the skin. the body. everything. and if you fit this certain mold, you feel like you're not good enough. like you won't be accepted. like if your face isn't good enough, neither are you. and that's the opposite of how it's supposed to be. when God created us, he made our hearts, and chose to have a human form to cover us. but He knew what mattered was the HEART. what we look like on the outside isn't even important. i have seen so many people that are gorgeous on the outside, but what was on the inside shown through, and if that wasn't beautiful, it automatically made their face less beautiful. when God looks down at us, does he see look at our face? No. He could care less what we looked like on the outside. when God looks down at us, He looks at our hearts. and he can either see a beautiful, loving person, or he can see an ugly, hateful person. and i can so often become caught up in what i look like on the {outside}, i feel like that's all that matters. and i think "well, if i look good on the outside, surely that's all that matters". i might not say those exact words, but that's really what i'm thinking. why would i ever think that was true? because the world wants us to think that's true. that, even if you have a nasty heart, as long as the {outside} looks good, you'll be accepted. but i have seen SO many people who are not particularly, in the worlds view, "attractive" on the outside, but their inner beauty was so strong that it shown through and made them one of the most attractive people i had seen. i know i've posted about this many times, but i felt like i should post about it, because i've been thinking about it lately. i do NOT want to just fall into the mold of the world, and look just like the rest! because, if you do that, how are you being different? you want to be noticed, and unique, but if you're trying to fit in with the world, then that's the last thing that will happen. you'll just look like the rest of the crowd, and you'll just be passed over. if you want to be noticed, be {different}.
be yourself
because you are BEAUTIFUL. and no one can ever steal your glow. you are one of a kind, dear, and you are beautiful just the way you are
Stay beautiful
so true!
Little Things~ One Direction
Little Things ♥
so smile today, lovely. because you're beautiful :)
isabelle <3 xx