cast all your cares :: taking a trust fall

the grand canyon | albuquerque, new mexico :: rachel c.


// cast all your anxieties on him because he cares for you || [ 1 peter 5:7 ]

-my sister took this photo of the grand canyon just last month. to me, it looks like the mountain is almost inverted.

even though i happened to miss out on this vacation due to school, i can imagine standing from my sister’s view and exhilarating in the elevation, the openness, the rawness, the beauty, and the adrenaline. places like these make me insanely afraid of heights but, at the same time, intensely calm–for a few minutes, it makes everyday life dissolve and any type of stress dissipate. –

Worry is one of the most crippling aspects of life. It’s physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually debilitating. Worry robs you of the joy found in today—of the joy found in the moment.

Constantly thinking, “What if” or constantly replaying and analyzing an incident over and over in your mind is, more often than not, a sign of a restless spirit that doesn’t believe.

Rather, Sweet Soul, break away from timidity. Put all of your fears, hopes, and dreams in the hands of an all-knowing, all-powerful God. Don’t allow life to merge into an unrecognizable blur where the goal becomes just the end. Slow down. Take things one at a time. Do things with care. Do things well. Do things wholeheartedly. The King of Kings has an unimaginable, incredible plan for your priceless life. So take a trust fall, and know that you’ll land in the arms of a Great and Good God.

[ au revoir, hannah ]


[ a little housekeeping ]

   -hello! i’ve decided to make sundays my official posting day. (however, you may find a random post here-and-there throughout a given week.)

in the future, i hope to share things that place my blog under the category: lifestyle. this includes devotionals, personal stories, photography, recipes, fashion, beauty, and d.i.y. to help navigate the site, i’ve added three tags, which i’ll be using to organize my posts. these are:

  • petites pensées (“little thoughts of encouragement & enlightenment” a.k.a. devotionals and contemplative ideas)
  • une vie pleine (“anecdotes & lessons from my life”a.k.a. any possible type of exciting news in my life)
  • reflecting beauty (“the world is your runway” a.k.a. fashion & beauty)

other tags will also emerge in time (for example, when i post a cookie recipe, i’ll make a cooking & baking tag or when i post a d.i.y. décor idea, i’ll make a creativity tag).

i can’t wait to share all of my thoughts and ideas for you and to grow this new blog with you! as always, please share your suggestions with me! –

[ au revoir, hannah ]

contemplation :: a full mind

// live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual ||

[ ernest hemmingway ]

I’ve entertained the thought of writing a blog for a while now…more specifically: since late last year. A number of things have made me toss away the whole idea: I have absolutely no clue what I’m doing when it comes to website building; it takes awhile for me to force my thoughts into coherent sentences for others to attempt to understand; keeping up with another social media platform takes even more time out of my illusionary busy life; and it appears that blogs are the new man-bun-sporting, Patagonia-wearing hipster thing to do.

Yet, I can’t make the idea leave my mind…I also can’t force other jumbled thoughts to dissipate. And I want to share those thoughts. So, today, I’m launching my blog, “A Full Mind.” (Except, I’d rather label it a “journal.”)

In many ways, I want this blog/journal to become a sort-of accountability tool. I want it cause me to look for the lessons life teaches me, to think more spiritually, and to impress upon me the call to encourage and uplift others.

That said, I hope you’ll find it worthwhile to stay a bit and share ideas with me.

I welcome feedback and comments.

I want to get to know you as much as I can.

I want you to guest-post, if you feel led.

I want live the full life of the mind.

[ au revoir, hannah ]

  • mini disclaimer: i have absolutely nothing against man-buns (brock o’hurn boasts a very fine one!) nor do i have anything against patagonia (ahh, their fleeces!).