iPhone Dump: Random Edition

Good Tuesday morning, friends! It’s a sunny, crisp, beautiful morning here in Houston which is fitting since today is the last night of Bible study. I cannot believe it! These eight weeks might have been the fastest eight weeks of my life. Which is funny since I’m not the one doing any teaching. Grin. But really, we love Bible study season so it’s very bittersweet to see it go. Of course, it’s no shocker that just as I was getting the flow of Tuesdays down, it was just in time to see it leave us. Funny how things work that way!

It feels risky to be posting on a Tuesday since I don’t want to be delayed on anything for Bible study tonight, but as I was deleting a few pictures on my phone a couple of days ago, I decided it might be time to do another iPhone dump.

This edition, as you have already read, is the random edition. Meaning, none of these exhilerating iPhone pictures go together like “rama lama lamaย ke ding a de dinga a dong,ย remembered for ever likeย shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom.” Grease, anyone? Because really, that’s the way it should be.

Anyway, I’m running out of minutes. Pictures it is, folks.

This is my view every Tuesday evening. And a little glimpse into Bible study. I thought it was only appropriate to share this with you.

Meet Jenn. Only one of my favorite people on earth and a serious joy to serve with! She is our Tuesday night Bible study coordinator extraoirdanaire. We love her dearly. (Okay, so the first two pictures go together. But the rest, I promise, are so random. Grin.)

Believing God, anyone? I’m knee deep in the study and these truths never leave my mind. Maybe you need these reminders today, too?!

The other morning I was boiling some eggs, and low and behold, I cracked one as I was setting it in the pot. That’s so me. It made for quite the artsy egg.

Only when living with a nurse (or maybe a doctor, but in this case my roommate happens to be a nurse) do you happen to walk into a stethoscope hanging where our keys would typically hang. Normal? Not really.

A few weeks ago, this is what my drive to church looked like. We’ll call it the Great Fog of 2013. It was quite the intimidating, and very s.l.o.w drive that early morning.

A dramatic sun flare. This picture was actually taken a few months back at a retreat I was at, but I ran across it again and it made me terribly happy. Absolutely beautiful.

I bought myself tulips the day before Valentine’s day. They may or may not have been a little gift to myself. Anyway, only a few days later did they look like this. Do you see how pitiful they are, y’all? Oh my word. I’m a flower killer. The greatest thing about social media is that after posting this picture on both Instagram and Twitter, I had enough information to open a flower shop. Keeping these babies alive was no biggie! I was told to cut them, change the water, throw a penny in (yes, a penny), change vases, and a multitude of other things. Unfortunately, none of that worked. I think I just picked a bad batch. Awesome.

When my friends let me love on their little ones, it brings me endless happiness. Sweetness.

Can you say pure joy? I get a glimpse of this smile and dimple nearly every Tuesday before Bible study. This is Jenn’s (pictured above) sweet daughter.

I just have to show y’all both pictures. I mean, y’all. She was beyond tickled and laughing until her stomach hurt. Isn’t that the best kind of laugh? I love it.

These are my roommates. Every now and then when all of our random, crazy schedules allow, we get little date nights. This particular evening, we were celebrating Bethany’s birthday. On those nights, we like to take what we call our “obligatory roommate car picture.” You should try it sometime. It’s fun. This might have been our 15th take as we can never get each of us in the picture.

Just last weekend I got to serve at a conference for college girls called Masterpiece up in College Station. I loved every minute of it. But my favorite part may have been watching these girls go for it in worship. So pure. So sweet. Thank you, Lord.

Lastly, my sweet family. Getting the five of us together is a rarity, but this particular night we were celebrating my parents 34th wedding anniversary! It was a sweet night.

Well, folks. There you have it. The most random, and maybe the most boring post to date.

Happy Tuesday to you!


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  1. 1
    Valerie says:

    While you’re having your Tues. night Bible study our little group of about 21 ladies here in Oklahoma will be meeting too & are on lesson #2 (part 2) of the Deut. study. We are loving it!
    Please pass along to Beth that we are praying for her & that we love & appreciate her!

    On the subject of iphone pics…this morning I was trying to take a picture & it said it was full. Hummm, I only have 2730 pictures on there. Ha! Guess I need to do some deleting.

    You have a lovely family, Lindsee. Thanks for sharing your random pics with us.


    • 1.1
      Connie Salmen says:

      No! Not boring at all. I loved it! I especially loved the “Believing God” 5 points. I am also doing this study on my own and preparing it for study with the women of my church this summer. Loved the pics! Thank you for sharing.

      Connie Salmen
      Longmont, CO

  2. 2
    Michelle Baylerian says:


    Thanks for sharing your world with us. You are so transparent and I LOVE that! This is not a boring post in the least!!
    Met Jenn at #SSMTC last year, she is so sweet. I can see why she is one of your favorite person ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy Bible Study tonight for the rest of us.

  3. 3
    Sue Kirkman says:

    Sue, Clemmons, NC
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6, NKJV

  4. 4
    Tara G. says:

    Random, perhaps, but boring no. We all love to see that other people have normal, everyday lives just like us…it’s truly fascinating material!

  5. 5
    Bonnie Wallace says:

    Hey Lindsee!

    Ever since I read your previous post, I have not been able to put on mascara without thinking about you.

    … I have a feeling the same will happen when I’m boiling eggs. ๐Ÿ˜€

    You are a blessing! Happy Tuesday back atcha!

    Xo ~ Bonnie

  6. 6
    flip flops says:

    What happened to the book giveaway?

    • 6.1
      Lindsee says:

      Great question! I went ahead and emailed the winners. It was just faster that way with the blog being really busy last week. So, if you didn’t receive an email from me, then unfortunately, you didn’t win. However, rest assured, we will certainly host more giveaways. We love them as much as y’all do!

      • Phyllis says:

        Thanks! I was wondering. Kept checking the blog to see who won. Guess it is a good thing I went ahead and ordered one off Amazon!

      • Shaci says:

        Oh awesome! I was wondering too!!

      • Hannah Hancock says:

        Glad I came across these comments. I’ve been checking too! =)

        Love all the photos! Especially the one of your poor tulips. That tickled me pink!

  7. 7
    Monica says:

    Thanks for a glimpse into your world. Love it!

  8. 8
    Margie by the Sea says:

    These 5 affirmations from “Believing God” have been my stronghold for years.
    Anyone who has never done this Bible study owes it to themselves to study it with Beth.
    It is a life-changing.

    Hilton Head Island, SC

  9. 9
    Cynthia says:

    What fun Lindsee!!! WHAT was the set for the BS? It looks like a street in Italy…

  10. 10

    Loved all the pictures Lindsee, but my all time favorite will be the one of our

    1. God is Who He says He is
    2. God can DO what He says He can do
    3. I am who GOD says I am [I’m His – I’m forgiven and I’m loved deeply] (my added version)
    4. I can do ALL things through Christ
    5. God’s WORD is alive and active in me

    It is the very Bible study that changed and grew my life out of a pit of sin [also from childhood abuse] and into BELIEVING GOD and HIS WORD. I have taught this study to women in my area of Southern New Jersey since 2006 [taught it 10X so far and getting ready to teach it again when I finish two rounds of Stepping UP].

    GOD IS SOOOO FAITHFUL! I actually brought part of Believing GOD into the Stepping Up study when I drew the cycle of defeat and the cycle on VICTORY on the board. We have gone over it many times and that too is helping these women to learn where the breakdown comes when they [we] cycle back into slavery over and over. It’s when there is Prevailing UNbelief in what God’s Word says…. where we believe the LIES of the enemy over the TRUTH of God’s Word! The VICTORY comes when we choose to spiral UP [like Stepping UP]and BELIEVE GOD – at His Word – into VICTORY!

    Just wanted to share that because it has been such a JOY to watch the 35 women in two groups who had come in to Stepping UP study with gloom and defeat all over their faces and now after Session #5 they have already been transformed. Last night several of them said, “We don’t want this study to end, can you just keep going?” They now smile from ear to ear and give testimony of how they are defeating the enemy who has come down even harder on them [in this study] but they testify that they are Believing GOD and getting the VICTORY!! ONLY GOD and His Spirit can transform like that. My favorite “word of the year” is:

    If this is too long – forgive me — but I hope you will pass the message on to Beth and take note of it yourself because GOD is doing an amazing thing among the King’s Daughter’s. Beth planted the first seed. She was Living Proof that BELIEVING GOD WORKS!! Now other seeds have been planted from her original harvest [I’m one of them] and we are in turn replanting the Word in others and her harvest is now UNMEASURABLE in God’s kingdom! Please thank her just one more time for me! I thank GOD for her teaching!

    Living in the Fullness of Great JOY,
    Southern New Jersey
    PSALM 126

  11. 11
    colette says:

    I love your random edition of pictures!!! Especially the sun and trees one!!
    Thank you for sharing your life with us! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 12
    SKay Fires says:

    Happy Tuesday to you too, Lindsee! Thanks for sharing your pics & your precious personalities with your Siestas. This blog post made me smile. So thankful for your part in this awesome ministry. FROGS…Fully Rely On God’s Strength

  13. 13
    patty swinford says:

    Lindsee – love the randomness of your photos. So glad you take time to smell the roses, or in this case, take pictures of the tulips! The egg is greatly appreciated by yours truly; never have I boiled eggs without popping at least one. It’s a rule. But most of all, I love that you posted the five things we memorized in ‘Believing God’ – that study really moved my heart to show my belief more and more, to walk it out in the faith God has given me. Thanks for the post.

  14. 14
    sharon says:

    Lindsee, I always enjoy your post. Like you I always hate to finish a good Bible study, My group is studying the Patriarch on Wed. nights. Love It, Believing God is awesome as well. Love having this connection with chrisitian women who love studying God’s word. Praying for everyone at LPM, God Bless You, Siesta’s

  15. 15
    Tammy says:

    Happy Tuesday Lindsee, I just love your random posts. While your study is over, we are beginning week two of our Paul study. I did have to chuckle as I thought our sweet Mama Beth has been so calm in these early videos. But we sure are loving it and learning so much. I didn’t realize how much about Paul I didnt know. Love the pictures and thank you for letting us know about the book giveaway. I was wondering about that too.

    blessings on your day

  16. 16
    Diana A. says:

    Hey great Pics ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for letting us get a glimpse into your busyness!

    What a sweet family…should have known, such a sweet girl!

    By the By…did you draw for the books? I seem to have missed the names…maybe still got a chance? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    God Bless ya’ll, may He touch you today!

  17. 17
    Lindy says:

    Believing God is by far my favorite bible study. It changed my faith! I still say those five things to myself. Hope you’re enjoying it.
    P.S. You have a fabulous handwriting!

  18. 18
    Jean Fryer says:

    Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things,endureth all things. 1 Corth. 13:7

  19. 19
    Dana Nance says:

    “Believing God” was life changing for me! I have never been the same. I still say those 5 affirmations weekly if not daily…it has been about 10 years since I did the study. The Lord has used that study immeasurably more than I could ask or imagine to change me and grow me. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 20
    tabitha says:

    You have to trim tulips because they grow after they are cut. Once a day, trim an inch or so of their stems everyday or they fall over because they get to tall for the vase ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 21
    Kathy B says:

    Isn’t it funny how you don’t know your normal isn’t normal until someone more normal points it out. Yes, around our house we have your garden variety of stethoscopes, otoscopes, and sphygmomanometers, (a 75 cent word for blood pressure cuff). Once my husband was frustrated with how many bandaids I was doling out to the kids. He said unless one of them was “actively bleeding”, no bandaids. A good friend of mine overheard and pointed out we were officially weird. No argument.

  22. 22
    Jane says:

    This is equally as random … I LOVE your dress in the beaut family shot!! X

  23. 23
    Steph says:

    I love the picture of the stethoscope hanging where the keys go. I see the same sight everyday of my life. My Mom is a nurse and we have multiple in the house and have found plenty hanging around the passenger seat in the car as well.

  24. 24
    Jeanne E. Rumbley says:

    I enjoy all of your posts, and since I go over to my daughter’s house to keep my 2 1/2 yr. old grandson, Will, I am just checking emails. I have to tell you that I THROUGHLY enjoyed your random pictures as they tell a part of who you are. Will and I laugh a looootttt, so I really could relate to your precious little friend laughing so hard. Thanks for giving me smiles before settling in for the night!!!!
    Mema Jeanne

  25. 25
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Hey Lindsee! So excited to see you reference “Grease”! My sophomore daughter is playing Marty in her high school’s version of Grease in April. It’s her first musical and I am beside myself with anticipation.

    I always enjoy your iPhone dump pictures. You are so cute and full of life. I’m glad to “know” you!

    Off to sleep before my early morning surgery. Thanks for your prayers sweet one.

  26. 26
    Mona says:

    Loved reading your random post. We’re in week five of Believing God so I was excited to see that pledge of faith listed first thing, and as to the rest…these are a few of my favorite things: sunbeams and foggy days, pretty tulips in a vase, baby giggles and a dimple, seeing God in all things simple, families and friends, praising God to no end…and boiled eggs. I had one today as a matter of fact. ;o)

  27. 27
    theHarborMom says:

    Fun pics! Thanks for sharing. In response to the tulip picture, it doesn’t look like you killed them. Tulips actually keep growing in stem length in the vase, crazy, right? They just get too long to hold up the flower.

    Hope Bible study was a blast!

  28. 28
    Saundra says:

    Never Boring..
    Always Real
    Staying Connected
    A Perfect Love for Us….Sharing Life

  29. 29
    Laura says:

    I just have to say, I love Believing God and love the truths I learned (God timed it so that I learned them right before He took our firstborn to eternity after three weeks of life).

    BUT – you have the GREATEST font! Your handwriting is just darling and I wish my handwriting could be that cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. 30
    Patti Reavis says:

    One of the most important studies I have ever done…I think I’m actually starting to Believe Him! Yeah

  31. 31
    Sharon J. says:

    Hey Lindsee!!!
    Thank you! Random works!!! loved those dimples on that sweet little one… In week six of believing God!!! such a great study!! and yes God is who He says He is!!!
    In chapter 6 (believing God) It speaks of blessings… Just praying blessings over you Lindsee girl that God would knock your socks off with the amazing things He does through this study. Praying that you would feel Him all around you today!! You are greatly loved! :o)

    • 31.1
      Lindsee says:

      Sharon, you are so kind. I receive those prayers! Blessings on YOU as you study Believing God as well.

  32. 32
    Amy Richardson says:

    Where did you get that cute jean dress in your family pic? Love it and loved the post!

    • 32.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hey Amy! You’re sweet. I think I got it at the J.Crew Outlet. It was from a few months ago! And the best part was that is was on SALE. Which is rare there!

  33. 33
    Dawn says:

    Thanks for sharing your pictures Lindsee. I always enjoying reading your blog posts. I smile everytime:))The tulips you sent yourself were absolutely beautiful. Think I will try that next Valentines Haha.
    Have a blessed week and praying for you & the Living Proof team always,

  34. 34
    Lisa Patti says:

    Lindsee — thank you for sharing! Your pics and blog post brightened my day and made me laugh . . . your family is adorable and I think you have the coolest job!

  35. 35
    Adrianna Cowan-Waddy says:

    Please pray hard for my friends, Karen and Vincent Radley, my boy’s Godparents, whose 20 year old son shot and killed himself this week. He was their only child and they lived for him. Please pray HARD. Thank you, everyone.

  36. 36
    Ashley says:

    Thank you for sharing life with us, Linds. I’d have to say the belly laughing baby was my favorite picture of all! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. 37
    Tara says:

    I CANNOT BE the only person on this blog that thinks this young woman might be one of the most BEE U TIFUL people I have ever seen.

    Sweetie, the Lord surely has an amazing plan for you. I mean, to be at this point in your life and not have a buh-zillion suitors knocking is beyond me.

    If the Lord never sees fit to bless a man’s life with you, it must be because He is keeping you all to himself. He is a jealous God, afterall. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You’re a blessing. I have so much fun reading your posts. Thanks for sharing.

    Praying that God meets all of your needs and every one of your desires.

    • 37.1
      Lindsee says:

      Tara, your sweet comment blessed me so. Seriously. What kind words! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  38. 38
    Jenna says:

    I popped in to tell you your tulips just need recut sincet hey are bulbs they keep growing…but looks to be covered ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. 39
    Warm In Alaska says:

    Lindsee – I loved looking at the random pics of your life. And I esp liked the sprawling tulips going in every which way. Fun, fun – thanks for sharing ~

  40. 40
    Shelly Elston says:

    Hi Lindsee!

    Thank you for sharing glimpses if your darling self with us. I join the other ladies who’ve posted and who treasure your thoughts and pictures.

    I, too, thoroughly loved the “Believing God” Bible Study. Truly life changing.

    Thank you for serving all of us so faithfully. You’re a kind, generous soul. xo

  41. 41
    Jordin says:

    Thanks for sharing with us! I did the exact same thing with an egg a few nights ago, but mine didn’t look as cool as yours. And as an EMT I wish I would’ve thought to hang my stethoscope where the keys belong. I imagine your roommate never has trouble finding it.

  42. 42
    Donna says:

    Oh Lindsee,
    looking at your pictures and quickly reading over your blog today; all I could think about is that you’re so much like Beth… ๐Ÿ™‚
    May the Lord bless you both as you do his will.
    And thank you for the reminders from Bible study!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. 43
    Elizabeth says:

    Ah, such a precious dimple.
    My parents just celebrated *their* 34th anniversary!

  44. 44
    Becky James says:

    What fun pictures! Thanks for sharing and I had to laugh mostly about the eggs because this past Saturday I boiled some eggs and then cut into one of them and the yoke was shaped as a heart…can you just picture it!! I took a picture and was going to post it to my facebook…with these words…Feeling the love today! I just love it when the Lord does fun things like that:)Enjoy your day and be on the watch for those unexpected moments of love! ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. 45
    Kristin says:

    This may be my favorite blog post of all time. LOVE. IT.

  46. 46
    shelley says:

    Thanks Lindsee for the random pics. Not at all boring. I am also doing “Believing God” so it was extra fun to see that picture.

  47. 47
    Michaela says:

    You’re roommate are really cute. You look like you have a lot of fun together. Precious.

  48. 48
    Meredith B says:

    Please post the Titles of the books that won the contest..

    • 48.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Meredith! I went ahead and emailed the winners since the blog was so busy last week and the post kind of got buried. Blessings!

  49. 49
    Amy says:

    Thanks for sharing your Bible study truths! I love affirming words such as those! If I could ask you to be lifting me up in prayer as I have to make some decisions soon about returning to school for a Ph.D. I don’t know which direction to go and my time to figure it out is coming up soon. I just want to be guided by the Holy Spirit! Thank you!

  50. 50
    Rosa says:

    So you don’t feel alone with the tulips, my tulips I bought over the weekend did the same thing! I bought yellow and some pink and white tulips. Everyone of the yellow one went sideways and half of the pink ones did too. They have made me happy nonetheless!

    Thanks for sharing.

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