September 17, 2014

featured blogger: my sunkissed farm

I’m Rachel, just an ordinary, 17-year old girl with an extraordinary God. I am a hopeful romantic, and I enjoy reading, hiking, and drinking coffee on rainy days. I strive to be an inspiration to those around me by sharing my love for Jesus and being an encouragement in times of need.

"Miss Hatcher" and I met online, oh, I'd say about a year ago now, and I am consistently blessed by her writing. I'm sure you will be too.

Q: How did you first get involved with blogging, and what inspired you start your own?

September 14, 2014

AQUA { restaurant review }

I recently had the opportunity to pay a visit to AQUA, Plymouth Michigan’s new addition in the fine dining department. I was impressed.
Excuse the cell phone photography. I didn't want to be conspicuous by bringing my DSLR.

It was a Wednesday evening. I had called earlier in the day to make a reservation for 7 p.m., and there was room enough for us without a problem.

September 11, 2014

orthodoxy ~ tea with chesterton

When the world shook and the sun was wiped out of heaven, it was not at the crucifixion, but at the cry from the cross: the cry which confessed that God was forsaken of God. And now, let the revolutionists choose a creed from all creeds and a god from all gods of the world, carefully weighing all the gods of inevitable recurrence and of unalterable power. They will not find another god who has himself been in revolt. Nay (the matter grows too difficult for human speech), but let the atheists themselves choose a god. They will find only one divinity who ever uttered their isolation; only one religion in which God seemed, for an instant, to be an atheist.

~ Chesterton, Orthodoxy

September 8, 2014


The secret to flight is this... you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws.
~ Michael Cunningham, Home at the End of the World

September 5, 2014

August 31, 2014

Belle, 2014 {movie review}

My phone rang last Saturday to the tune of BBC's Sherlock (I'm one of those people), and I answered to hear the excited ramblings of my mother. "I found it!" she declared. She'd seen Belle on the big screen upon its release, and has been eagerly awaiting it's arrival in DVD form. When my dad sprained his ankle last week (he's fine, don't worry), the hunt for a non-Blu-Ray copy reached its bless├ęd culmination. I don't even know what Blu-Ray is, people. We still use VHS up in here.

Director: Amma Asante
DVD Release: August 26, 2014
Run Time: 1 h 45 min
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson
Rating: PG

True stories are the best kind, in my opinion, and such is the case with Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804).