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Friday ✔️

These were my dad's hymnals he collected throughout his ministry. I'm overjoyed to have a couple of them in my home. I mean, I really can't even begin to tell you how joyful I am. Seriously, 'sentimental Kelsey' is in full force over here.

Shoutout to Cindy Nix at FBC for sending these to me! Thank you, Cindy!

1 Peter 3: 8 - 11: Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it ". For the past few months, I've been in an in-depth study of 1 Peter. The living Word has truly changed me. May my joy be found in you, Lord, and my heart led to response, not to earn your love, but to honor you.

Has anyone else done the 1 Peter study by Jen Wilken? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Partners in crime. ❤️

I really do love this little corner of our home. When the light pours in, Josh's great-grandmother's table really shows-off. Major swoon. 😍

Happy Easter from the Blackmans.

My dear pal, Callie, has created the Design Book Club with At Home in Arkansas Magazine. The series highlights books inspiring her work as a drapery fabricator in Little Rock. Callie has always been a true creative and source of inspiration for me. This month, she's showcasing 'Collected: Living with the things you love'. Take a sec and read the blog! You'll be glad you did. I think my favorite part was reading her memories of the women in her family and their collections. S/O to Liz! Where are those mirrors now? They were beauts. Take a peek at Callie's post on collections and the authenticity they bring to our homes.
I collect vintage cameras. In fact, one of my polas had an old, distorted picture inside from the previous owner. I kept it. Anywho, I come from a collecting family. My sis collects family Bibles, some are nearly 100 years old, and dad collects ancient pottery from all over the world. Are you a collector? If so, what do you collect? Share with me and don't forget to check back next month for Callie's latest Design Book Club post!

2017 polas, y'all.

We did the dang thang. Happy New Year from the Skydeck.

Route 66's birthplace and the best freaking omelet I've ever had. Seriously.

I feel like I should come right out and say it, 2016 has been rough. My parents have had several health issues, my sister lost a precious baby in the early stages of pregnancy and Josh and I have continued our battle with infertility (Going on 2.5 years). It's crazy how often I've had a well-laid plan, a good plan, a God-honoring plan (or so I think) and things just don't go my way. I have to ask myself, am I believing He works all things together for my good and His glory or am I choosing the creation over the Creator? Y'all, I confess my heart's burden during this period of trial, but I pray in spite of it all, I will produce the fruit of the Spirit. Not because of my work, but because of the Spirit's work in me.
Over the past several months, I have found true comfort in studying scripture. Advent season is beginning and there are so many wonderful studies available. I just started the SRT study, I read it every year and it always reminds me of my hearts true longing. If you're going through this study, I would love to connect with you. If you have been hitting bumps in the road, I would love to pray for you. It's a lonely time, but please do not isolate yourself from Christ's community.
One more thing, my sister wrote a post on her blog 'Our Joy. His Glory.' and I have found it to be a fresh reminder of faithfully serving our Heavenly Father in trial, believing in His goodness and love for His children. If you would like to read it, here's the link:

Thanks for letting me share! Most of you are friends, both old and new, thank you for letting me take a timeout and confess to you guys. Now, here's to the cheer of the season! I snapped this pic after I finished wrapping the final gift on Saturday. I mean, Lucy. I can't help myself.

Marry me, Christmas. MARRY ME. ❤️🎄

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