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Maddie Murray  Miss Montana 2017 // #GiftYourGift // RMEA Gonzaga U → Carroll College Nursing Just an imperfect girl serving our truly perfect God

My face when someone starts playing The Greatest Showman - Reimagined album. 🙌🏻

Lately I’ve found myself hesitant about posting or talking about my faith. I was getting nervous just because I was worried about what other people thought, which is kinda crazy... It can be so easy to get caught up in the opinions of those around us, but in doing so, we lose sight of ourselves and what is important. My goal is to be as real and transparent as possible in my every day life and on social media. This means not just showing my highlight reel & not being afraid to talk about my faith. So that’s my plan & I hope y’all can join me. 💓 {also this sweatshirt is for sale online @freshlife - check it out!}

... still trying to hold on to summer weather, even though it’s been gone for 2 months. 🙃

Proud sister moment right here. 🤩 Mason, I may be older than you, but I look up to you in so many ways. You helped make playoff history for Corvallis this year and I’m so proud of you! Now here’s to track season.🤘🏻

Something I’ve been really trying to focus on is giving away compassion & grace. Not only to other people, but also to myself. ✨ It can be so easy to judge and be upset when someone wrongs us or when we mess something up. But the reality is that each and every one of us are struggling with something and we each have a story. We each make mistakes and sometimes we hurt those around us. Because of this, we each are in need of compassion, grace and understanding. No matter how bad we mess up, God continues to give us boundless compassion and He has commanded us to love ourselves and others no matter what. It’s not always easy to remember, but it’s something that I’m going to continually work towards and I challenge you to join me in this journey. 💓 #GiftYourGift (📸: @daxphotography1)

Left winter in Montana for Fall break in LA. 3 days filled with friends, Jesus, ice cream, flowers, car dance parties, the beach, rainbows (3rd pic) & so much laughter was exactly what I needed! ✨ Thank you @nicole_thenomad for welcoming me to your new home! I’m beyond grateful for you & your friendship! Love you forever & ever sister. See you soon. 💓

Celebrated one of our favorite couples last weekend & said #AdiosAmador with the most amazing company, fall weather, remarkable views, tacos & maracas!! It truly was a “Big Fat Nica Wedding!” Congratulations @eliz__amador & @jamoth!! We love you both!! 💓

The first snowfall hit Helena today, but don’t be fooled by this pic because I’m actually really sad about it & want summer back. 🙃

Note to Self: You are worthy. ✨ You’re worthy of love, joy, grace & compassion. It can be so difficult to remind ourselves of this when the world around us throws words & experiences at us that make us think we’re less than. But, God thinks differently. We are “fearfully & wonderfully made,” holy & worthy of it all - even when we make crazy faces & forget to steam our shirt. 💓 #KeeKeeTees #GiftYourGift (P.S... the man behind the camera is the amazing @jasononeil)

Learning to find comfort in the chaos (aka - school) ✨

It’s been exactly one year since these very moments & the nostalgia is real. It still seems surreal that I actually had the opportunity to represent Montana on THE Miss America stage (like what?!). 👑 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Competing in swimsuit (#forever1.0) & having my VS Angel moment. Forever thankful for @kyle_radaker for helping me become strong & confident. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Wearing my dream gown that I sketched & designed all thanks to the amazing @gregoryellenburg!
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3. Introducing myself on stage... “A Human Physiology major from Gonzaga University... ZAG UP... I’m Maddie Murray, Miss Montana” (SO FUN!)
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4. Singing my heart out to “God Help the Outcasts”... not going to lie, I definitely cried happy tears afterwards!
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5. Speaking about my platform #GiftYourGift & how important community service really is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My two weeks in Atlantic City were 2 of the best weeks of my life thus far. I made 51 friends who I now consider sisters & who are my best friends. I also had the chance to watch @realcaramund’s dreams come to life on September 10th & that is something I will never forget. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To our current @missamericamt, Montana & I are so proud of you!! I wish I could be there to cheer you on, but please know that I will be screaming so loud for you while watching the TV & studying for my A&P exam in Helena (who said you can’t multitask?!). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To the 51 girls competing for #MissAmerica2019, have the time of your life, cherish every second & know that you have so many people cheering you on. ✨
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#MissMontana #MissAmerica #MissAmerica2018 #MissMontana2017

Missing Nica & these niños something fierce lately. Praying for peace, unity & justice in the country’s current state of violence. 🇸🇻

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