Monday, June 6, 2011


"So far as I know we did not set sail to look for things useful but to seek honour and adventures. And here is as great an adventure as I have ever heard of, and here, if we turn back, no little impeachment of all our honours." ~C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The love of my friends astounds me greatly.

The amazing timing of God astounds me greater still.

The sweet and beautiful Grace at Puddles Of Memories and the gracious and lovely Kels at The Flip-Flop Farmgirl both passed along to me "The Sweetheart Award."

Truly this was a great honor, as well as a lovely and well-timed blessing to brighten my rather difficult and frustrating day.

As I read over their posed questions regarding their love of sweet delights, I found myself tripping down the peppermint-paved streets of my own imagined Candyland...

...a marriage of a frosty winter wonderland and the magic of Willy Wonka's mysterious factory.

Just for a moment, I found myself catching slow-fluttering chocolate sprinkles with my outstretched tongue, letting my tastebuds become lost in frosting-capped cupcakes of red velvet and vanilla bean wonder.

Oh, how I wish I could set sail a boat upon a river of peach-mango iced tea, dipping my cup into a waterfall of delicate sweetness as the aroma of tea leaves dance across my senses...

...for this would be a summertime paradise indeed.

Perhaps I should simply set up my reading corner in the old wooden booth of a local bakery, drawing myself away from Hogwarts just long enough to inahle a rich, buttery-cupcakey-coffee-scented moment.

Is this only a touch of "pure imagination," or is this magic truly to be found behind the display at my local coffeehouse, or at the old-fashioned candy shoppes in picturesque towns?

...I'll never stop until I find out.

But sweeter still than French macaroons...even more delightful than mango ice cream...more welcome to my senses than fresh-brewed coffee...

...are my dear blogging friends.

And so, I bestow this award onto the following precious sweethearts:

- Hannah at Aspire
-Nzkiwigirl at Yours Truly

Girls, each one of your blogs has blessed me beyond measure.

You bear the joy of the Lord in your photography and the beauty of His love in your writing. I am honored to have you as fellow bloggers, followers, and truthfully, precious sisters and friends.

I love each one of you dearly.

Never cease.

Never waver.

Never falter.

Rise further up, go further in.

"All your life an unattainable ecstasy has hovered just beyond the grasp of your consciousness. The day is coming when you will wake to find, beyond all hope, that you have attained it..." ~C.S. Lewis


  1. You are fabulous and so very special, Miss Rachel. Thanks for being such a bright light. :)

  2. I just came across your blog. Wow. Beautiful! I love these pictures. Check out my blog sometime?


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon