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Monday, May 20, 2013

it's a brutiful life.

Happy Monday, beautiful friends. 

My prayer for you who read today is that you will be full of new hope, sweet peace, amazing grace.

One of my favorite quotes at the moment is, "Life is beautiful. And life is brutal. It's brutiful" as one of my favorite writers, Glennon Melton always says. I shared this in my vlog Friday, lately my life can be so well summed up by this sentiment, and I'm sure you understand. But God truly does bless the broken road, and there are so many sunshiney moments among the dark ones. Sharing a few of mine today. May we be reminded, dear readers, to look for the good. And if we do, we will find it.

yes, i realize this version of the song is from the Hannah Montana movie. it was the only acoustic version i could find. don't judge. ;) 

A few inspirations, encouragements and little snapshots from my life these past few weeks...

{Malibu Beach Day} 
{Sister's Birthday Celebration}
{Headed to see Keith Urban perform at American Idol! Can you tell I'm excited?
Also, why do I look like a muppet in this picture?!
{Jam Session with my dear friend Rachel}
{This pup is missing his brother...But we're gonna be OK} 

You are loved.
And He has a plan for your brutiful life.
Know that :)




  1. Love this and LOVE the Oswald quote :)

  2. 'brutiful' I loved that. so true, so glad to have the Lord through both the brutal and beautiful.

  3. Never heard that quote and I LOVE it!

  4. I always look forward to reading blogs such as yours who are so encouraging and so up lifting to their readers. It amazes me at how not everyone in the world is like this. If everyone was like you and so good hearted and caring and all. Life would be awesome and there'd be no hate.

    God will bless you. :D

  5. I love that quote! I always say "Life is hard but it is worth it." There is so much good in our lives, and God is looking for every chance to bless us. Thanks for this post <3

  6. That brutiful thing rings true for me right now. Earlier this morning we were planting flower seeds outside. The wind has been crazy here lately, and we have a lot to get done outside, so have to work in the wind, but those flowers will come up later and be beautiful, so it makes it worth it.

    I once heard that working in the wind can arouse anger in people, and I sooo believe it now.

    Honestly, this is just what I needed to hear and keep reminding myself...LOOK FOR THE GOOD, because it's there I said about the flower seeds, may have had a hard time planting them, but they will be beautiful.

    That's a great song, for some reason I just think it's so sad, maybe cause it brings to mind all the crud we've all gone through that brought us to this point.

    Your vlog was awesome, that's one of the biggest things that people need to be reminded about,that God sees, hears and knows. Sometimes it really feels like he's not there, like we are abandoned. Also I think that if we all constantly remind ourselves that he is watching, we give ourselves a chance to think twice about what we are doing, saying,watching, wearing, and all that jazz.

  7. So encouraged by this little post Erin! You've got a gorgeous heart, and I love that quote about life being brutiful! I always forget to look for the good moments within the dark, thanks for the reminder love!

  8. Brutiful.. LOVE IT! Such a great post!

  9. Found your blog through night owls blog and I love it, new follower!

  10. Sweet picture and great quote by Oswald Chambers. But the Psalm you ended with ~ inspired considering today's events in Oklahoma...

  11. Erin, so good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am glad to stop by your blog "Sweetness itself" and the post on it of dated 20th May 2013 "It is a bruitful life". The quotes are very encouraging and inspiring. Indeed you are ministering your young sisters through your posts on your blog, making best use of the blog. Appreciate it very much. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I will make use of your email id to introduce the opportunity of Missions trip to India to work with us in Mumbai, India

  12. Love this, Erin! It's so true-there is beauty if we look for it!


  13. hey there. this is my first time stopping by your blog and this post is BEAUTIFUL. I've already shared some of your images with my friends...they're so encouraging! love it!

  14. ahh! I new post from Erin brightens up my day!

  15. ahh! I new post from Erin brightens up my day!


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