Dearest blog of mine,

I haven’t forgotten about you. I am just terribly busy! I’ve had several topics brewing (not the icky ‘witches stirring up potions’ kind of brewing, but the pleasant ‘I smell and hear delicious coffee being made at 8:00 on a Sunday morning’ kind of brewing) in my mind for a wee while now. Hopefully after the musical I’m in right now is over, I’ll have more time to blog.

So, kind followers, to keep you content, I will share two bits of exciting news with you:

  1. I got a Canon 7D as a graduation gift from my parents and myself  :D. His name is Oliver. I love him to bits, and hope all that I create whilst using him will be glorifying to God.
  2. Everyone should own at least one ‘ugly’ sweater.

As you can tell, I didn’t really know what to say for my second bit of news… But that doesn’t make it any less valid  :P! You can buy an ‘ugly’ sweater at any local Goodwill or Salvation Army for under $5.00. No offense to anyone who was born/grew up in the 80’s, but most ‘ugly’ sweaters came from that time period. They can be quite hipster, as long as you’re confident enough to pull it off.

That is all.

Peace and love to all of you through Him,

– Blythe

Taken during a hike in the lovely 58° weather of late February. Click to view large. (unedited)


“Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.” ~Winnie the Pooh


Inspiration is a grand thing. When it falls upon you, that moment is a lovely one. I don’t know about you, but when inspiration strikes me, there are about five minutes of all sorts of feelings of originality, innocence, humbleness, excitement, magic, color, thrill, uncertainty (which later turns to certainty), and countless other adjectives.

This is a rather short post. But I really couldn’t help myself… I was inspired  :).

– Blythe

p.s. Over The Pond by The Album Leaf

Not mine, but Your will be done.

Up until recently, my plans after highschool consisted of three things:

1. Get a job and work my butt off.

2. Continue working on getting a photography business started.

3. Eventually, Lord willing, get married and start a family.

I had prayed about going college, but never felt like God was leading me there. The pressure of needing a degree to be successful in life never fell upon my shoulders, and I was happy about that. I really hated the idea of going to college anyway, so the fact that I didn’t feel convicted to go (at least not yet) made me super duper happy.

A few weeks ago I went to see the musical Singing In The Rain at a local college, Lancaster Bible College. I’m rather familiar with LBC – I’ve taken two classes there with their JumpStart Program for highschoolers, I’ve seen three of the musicals they’ve presented, my dear friend Mandi works at LBC as a financial aid and admissions counselor, and a homeschool dad, Dr. Bigley, that I know well-ish teaches in the Worship & Performing Arts department at the school. Dr. Bigley directed four stage productions that I’ve been in (two musicals, two plays), he’s visited my choir a few times to share his knowledge, and I’ve taken a class of his at LBC. I admire him for his knowledge in music, and how he uses his talents to teach others and to glorify God. But anyway – like I said, I went to see Singing In The Rain the other week. I was sitting there by myself (saving seats for people), and Dr. Bigley sat down and asked me about my plans after highschool. I’m not going to go into all the details, but he talked to me about stuff like majors, benefits, mentoring, and a scholarship that would be available to me.

Since then, I’ve been confused about what I should do. Questions like Am I supposed to go to college? How would I pay for it? and Why is this happening now, rather than before? began to run through my mind.

I’m struggling with seeing why God would want me to go to college.

But sitting here, typing this up (and not knowing exactly where I’m going with all this), I’m thinking, But I don’t need to see why God wants me to go to college. If He wants me to go, I’ll go.

This morning in my devotions, I read Matthew 26. In verse 39, Jesus says, “… not as I will, but as you will.” Those words are applicable to every area in life, including whether or not He wants me to go to college. Right now, I am really hoping that I don’t have to go… but I know that I need to desire His will above all else. I know that God’s plan is what’s best for me. Haha, there’s no use in fighting the thing that’s best for me. I still don’t know what that is, but I know God will tell me in His timing.

I’m sorry this is so long. If you read all of it, props to you  :). And thanks for taking your time to read it all. Maybe it’s silly of me, but I really really appreciate the fact that you took your time to read what I wrote. Thanks  :).



First Post

It’s my first post on this blog. I’m feeling pressured into thinking that it somehow needs to be really amazing, profound, or just really cool. But I can’t think of a whole lot to say at the moment.

So, as the title and subtitle of my blog suggests, I will use this blog to write about little noticings, wistful thinkings, polliwogs, and fiddlesticks. Basically, that’s anything and everything that crosses my mind that would be fit for a blog post  :).

I hope I put this blog to good use, and I sincerely hope you enjoy what I have to write about.

All my love and His,

– Blythe

p.s. Thank you to my wonderful boyfriend, Jay, for helping me figure out how to make this blog. Without his help, I probably would have killed my computer in some awful way because of my frustration. Just kidding. But really – thanks, Jay! You’re grand  :).