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Kaylee Brooks  beauty for ashes // KC // nursing student

“the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. for those who lived in a land of deep shadows— light! sunbursts of light!“ isaiah 9:2

“sorry about the things i said when it was winter” (especially about this place) #kayleegoestonursingschool

shots... of espresso of course (my answer from here on out to anyone who asks what i did for my 21st birthday with this facial expression: 😏) #coffeecrawl #21

today i was asked what i like most about myself. i said “i like who God is creating me to be.” sometimes i flunk tests and compare myself to other people and spend too much time doings things that don’t really matter. i still live in the suburbs with my family and study at the same coffee shops every week. but God is reminding me even here He is faithful, even here He is working, even here He is growing me into all He created me to be. He is growing me into deeper unashamed freedom, deeper community, deeper empathy, deeper love for the Truth, deeper love for Him and for people. i may not have it all together, but i know the One who holds my life together. my life looks nothing like i imagined 5 years ago but i’m glad it doesn’t because it reminds me that He is a God of exceedingly more than i could ask or imagine. “you’ve been so so good to me. oh to think where i would be if not for You, if not for You” (here’s to 21! thanks to all you lovely people who have shown me so much love today and every day. you all are an answer to prayers & i am not the same because you are in my life) ♥️

favorite dweebs of all time. i love their hearts and being their sister and frolicking on the beach with them.

what 👏🏼 a 👏🏼 friend 👏🏼

“God’s gonna use a whole lot of people to bless your life. but you can’t be limited to people who look like you or think like you or speak like you or dress like you.” #globalfc #hopeinplay

i love you & i love who you are & who you are becoming & that your Bible is sitting open on the kitchen table & that you are upstairs whistling & that you are my sister. life wouldn’t be the same without you. (also let’s pick yellow wildflowers again soon, deal?) 🌼

“there is something joyful about storms that interrupt routine. snow or freezing rain suddenly releases you from expectations, performance demands, and the tyranny of appointments and schedules. and unlike illness it is largely a corporate rather than individual experience. one can almost hear a unified sigh rise from the nearby city and countryside where nature has intervened to give respite to the weary humans slogging it out within her perview. all those affected this way are united by mutual excuse and the heart is suddenly and unexpectedly a little giddy” -the shack

not even salty about not having a valentine because LOOK AT ALL THE VALENTINES the patients made me at clinicals today. i love valentine’s day ♥️ and i love mental health 🧠 people who love the biggest are often those who have been through the most. thankful for another valentine’s of learning the fullness and completeness i have in Christ every day and in every season. Colossians 2:10. #kayleegoestonursingschool

if anyone’s looking for me i’ll be in my car jamming to The Greatest Showman soundtrack trying to avoid all nursing school-related responsibilities 🎶 #3semesterstogooo #letsdothis #iamweakheisstrong #kayleegoestonursingschool

PASSION 2018, it’s been real. we froze our butts off but i swear i would do it again in a heart beat to soak in all that God spoke into my heart and to this generation this week. convinced @passion268 with these girls was the best way to start the year. but as much as i love these pictures, i can honestly say the best memories were always the ones that weren’t captured. as my friend Syd would say “not all moments are meant to be shared. that’s what makes them so special.” so thankful for experiences like these (like freaking walking on the national mall reflecting pool!), but even more thankful that life is more than my bucket list. it’s more than what i see on social media and it’s more than my dreams. i was created to follow Him and delight in Him, not my bucket list (thanks for that word @levilusko). that mindset has seriously changed my thinking and it takes the pressure off to performing to what social media “demands” of me. instead of living enslaved to people i am choosing to believe that i don’t need anything from people that i already have from my God. i hope that encourages you in some way. speaking life over whoever reads this and that you get to share lots of laughter and memories with the people you love whether you get to be in the capital of the USA or in the mundane every day. 😘

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