Thursday, August 9, 2012

A list of inspiration

Today I'm linking up with Gussy Sews for her monthly inspiration workshop!
Have you checked it out? If you haven't, I suggest you do!
Maybe you'll be inspired or find some blogs you just love! =)
Plus her blog is one of my favorites!

This months prompt is readers choice! So what inspires you?
There's so much that can inspire a person and we are all inspired by different things.
Look around your life, what inspires you on a daily basis? Is it your husband? Your children? God?
Look inside yourself, what deep inside you inspires you? Is it love? Is it Truth? Is it dreams? Passions?

Sometimes in life its hard to be inspired. Life is busy and full.
At times it doesn't feel like there is any time to be inspired!
But if we take a few moments, just a few, I'm sure we can find one thing (if not more) that inspires us!

A few things that inspire me:

^^^ picture taken by Nikki Wiarda^^^

My family.

There is no one in this world who inspires me more when it comes to passions and dreams than my husband. He's been flying for a couple years now and works so hard at it. He has gotten multiple licenses and is a flight instructor. It is his passion, his dream to one day fly for an airline. He's working towards that and never gives up! I have no doubt in my mind that one day it will be a reality for him. 
It really is inspiring to watch him dream of this because I've never seen someone work so hard at something! He also works his tail off to provide for us and that inspires me because his job isn't always easy, but he does it, to provide for us and so I can stay home with our children. Blessed by him, truly.

James doesn't know this (and he'll probably find out reading this ;) that he inspires me to think more about how I treat people and makes me realize that often that needs to be different. Often, I'm not the nicest to my husband. What wife is, all the time? What husband is all the time? What person is all the time? No one, but sometimes my words are pretty mean. In those instances where they aren't so nice, he makes me think about my attitude and how it needs to be changed. He makes me realize I should consider my words before I open my mouth. A hard lesson to learn most of the time! So even though I don't always enjoy this, thank you honey! Love you!

My children inspire me. Braden has since he was growing inside me and continues to on a daily basis.
Maeva, inspires now, even though she still has a few more days (11- oh my) of growing to do. They may not know it now, but one day I will tell them how they have inspired their mama. Inspired me to be more patient, to love more fully, to slow down daily, to thank God more, to be more thankful, to be a better parent, to be a better wife to their daddy.  

Excuse me while I cry now. Making this pregnant lady emotional! 

The word of God.

I've written about She Reads Truth a few times, but want to say more about it. Don't know what it is? You should definitely check it out because I promise you, you will not be disappointed, but uplifted and inspired! She Reads Truth is an online community of women who are reading the word together. We use the you version Bible app to go through devotionals together and share what we are learning via instagram by posting on twitter, on our blogs, or on the website. I really cannot tell you how much this has inspired me. I've written before that its been a long time since I've read the word of God on a daily basis, but really its deeper than that! I do not remember the last time I read the word this much because well, I've never read the word this much! I've never picked up my Bible pretty much on a daily basis and never felt accountability like this! It is amazing! 

Its one of the best things to go to the word of God every day. I find encouragement in the word. I find understanding, peace, love, hope. It helps my days go better and me feel better. I'm also more connected in my relationship with God then I have been in a while! I am so thankful for this and I find it pretty inspiring that all this started because two women knew that they needed to be in the word more, so they shared it and more and more women kept on joining! How awesome is that?

My own heart. 

At times I find inspiration when all is quiet in the world. When I'm lying in bed unable to sleep or while driving in the car, with the radio off, while the toddler sleeps. My dreams aren't necessarily gigantic, but they are mine and that's what matters. I dream about traveling to different places and seeing the world. I dream about going back to Hawaii because really, I fell in love with the beauty of it. I dream of living by the beach, of being able to go there whenever I want and looking out at the huge ocean God created.  I dream of becoming a photographer, of actually figuring out how to use my camera and being good at it. I dream about creativity - how I'd love to be able to draw or do graphic design. I dream about writing a book. So many dreams in my heart and the truth is, with time and patience a lot of them could probably come true! 

There's much more I could write about when it comes to inspiration in my life, but I'm not trying to write a book here! ;) So tell me, what inspires you?



  1. Lovely post. Thank you for sharing with us today Kassie!

  2. Kassie, you are amazing! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I'm so glad I found your blog!!! so cute! :)

  4. Hi Kassie!

    Thanks for visiting my blog...I smiled when I saw your comment because I had visited your blog earlier this morning and really wanted to leave you a quick note, but I was reading your post from my phone and I just can't comment on that tiny thing! I made a mental note to visit when I was up on my laptop, so here I am. :)

    Your link-up post really spoke to me because we both wrote about our husbands/family as a source of inspiration, and because I am also really encouraged by the #shereadstruth community. Spending more time in His word has done so much for me these last few months!

    I read your testimony, too; it seems we share another common thread in that regard as well. I really do love what God is doing in my life right now and for the opportunity to "meet" with other faith-driven bloggers like yourself.

    Happy to meet you! Excited to read along on your blog and learn more about you!


    1. Aw Angie! So glad my words spoke to you! As did yours!

      She Reads Truth is just amazing and its always nice to have things in common with someone... even if its your testimony and a hard one! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a heartfelt comment!

  5. Thank you for stopping by! Good luck with your baby girl. Little girls are so sweet. I'll be checking back soon for pictures. :-)

  6. I love this post! Thanks for the follow, and you've got yourself another new follower here :)

    1. Thank you for following me as well! =)


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