Collections

I’ve always been intrigued by collections. When someone tells me they have some sort of collection, I just have to see it. Whether it’s coins, dolls, stamps, or mugs, it’s usually pretty interesting.

Jimmy and I were watching American Pickers the other night, and there was a former race car driver who collected Nascar memorabilia and old race cars. It got me thinking about what I collect.

I used to collect postcards and quarters when I was younger, but I fell off the wagon with those😉 These days I have a few things I like to collect, but they aren’t actually material items. I collect names I like, favorite scriptures, and affirmations or quotes that really speak to me.

Collections

I’m pretty sure I drive Jimmy absolutely nuts with questions about whether or not he likes a name. He usually doesn’t because I have quite the propensity to be attracted to unique names. He actually (jokingly) told me he wants me to sign a contract that I will give him a “name-asking break” while we’re on vacation, haha.

A few of my favorite guy names are Arslan, Miles, and Ryder. For girls, I love the names Blythe, Katya, and Natalia.

When I see or hear a name I like, I’ll write it down and say it over and over just to hear the sound of it. I also love to look up the meaning of a name. It’s fun when I hear a name I like and like the meaning of it.

Collecting my favorite Bible verses and affirmations in one place is pretty easy because Pinterest is full of awesomeness.

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I have a whole board dedicated to scripture and inspiring messages that makes me so incredibly happy and encouraged every time I look at it.

A few of of my favorite scriptures:

  • Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
  • Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

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As for affirmations and quotes, I love these:

  • Don’t let your struggle become your identity.
  • Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
  • It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop.
  • Be the person you needed when you were younger.

Be who you needed when you were younger

Do you collect anything?

What are your favorite scriptures/quotes/affirmations/names?

Things I want to remember

Garden Card

Receiving the cutest card via snail mail from Amy. Love her.

Haley

Falling asleep (while reading, ha) next to one of my favorite dogs (Haley–a pup I pet sit) and waking up to realize she was still there. This dog has pretty much stolen my heart over the past year.

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How much fun it is to watercolor scripture.

Cat on dryer

Finding a client’s cat on top of their dryer. If I had to guess, the top of the dryer is probably 10 feet off the ground!

Jimmy Before A HaircutJimmy after haircut

My husband before and after I cut his hair. He’s adorable in a barber cape. My prayer is that if we ever have a son, I hope he’s just like Jimmy. Kind and smart and cute and funny. I love him so much.

What do you want to remember?