A Haphazard Collection of Pictures

Well, ladies! I drove to work this Monday morning sans eye-shadow and mascara. THAT’S how late I woke up. What a fantastic start to a new week. (I hope you can hear my sarcasm. Grin.)

Does anyone else have issues waking up to music? I always immediately hear my alarm, and insert said song right into my dream because it’s typically a song I love. This is both a good and bad problem. Good because it doesn’t make waking up so bad, but bad because I don’t want to get out of bed becasue I’m also one of those people that HAS to finish a song before I get out of the car or bed in the morning. Getting out of the car and getting out of bed in the morning are completely unrelated. Are you confused yet? And now I’m not really sure where this post is going.

Moving on…

Two things, however, made me giddy during my short commute.

1. My cup of coffee. (Priorities, folks. I may not be rocking mascara, but I was not about to sacrifice my little dose of caffeine.)

2. The crisp, Fall, coolish weather. And all the Houston peeps said amen. We had quite the rainstorm Friday night, and that storm blew in a lovely new season we like to call Fall. We probably won’t see physical signs of Fall until, oh, early January or February, but the slight change in weather is a nice baby step.

I know it seems like all that’s been going on around here is the simulcast, and while that has been TOP priority, and rightfully so, I thought it would be fun for a little shake up and do yet another iPhone dump. If you’re new around here, to put it nicely, that just means I dump a lot of random pictures from my iPhone on this here blog for y’all to either humor me or ignore me. I’m fine with either. Grin.

So, here goes nothin’!

The envy apple deserves a picture. Y’all. If you’re into apples, this seasonal apple will not do you wrong. Every time I introduce the envy apple (yes, I’m obsessed), I’m questioned as to whether or not it lives up to the Honeycrisp apple. Um, YES, to say the very least. In my (insignificant) opinion, it is ten times better.

This is my (four-year-old) friend Justus. He’s one of a kind. The other night I was at his house when he enthusiastically said to me, “Hey you! I’m gonna make you a waffle.” And then he delivered. Without any prompting. I’d like to think I made the others jealous, but well, it was just a classic, plain waffle. He then proceeded to make sure I finished said waffle. It made me so happy.

There were a couple of weeks I had major puppy fever, if puppy fever is such a thing. Listen, I’m not saying I’m over it, I’m just saying I’m not sure this is the perfect time to get a pup. So, to hold me over, this was the background of my phone for a couple of weeks. Thank you, Pinterest. I don’t know what kind of puppy this is, who it belongs to, or its name, but I know that it brought me so much joy to look at. I also like to imagine what it was thinking the very minute this picture was taken. Ohmygosh. So terribly adorable.

Also adorable? My sweet Ellie Paige (not actually mine, but my best friend’s, just to clarify.). Cutest lunch date ever. Not many words need to be said about this selfie, BUT, one thing I’ve thought about so much? Children and babies, not matter what you think, are always watching and mimicking you. I’m so taken with her.

One piece of advice: Are you the one in charge of getting your oil changed? Sunday mornings is where it’s at, y’all. That’s the beauty of evening church services. I was able to do the thing I loathe the most and to be honest, it wasn’t so bad this go around because I was literally the only getting my car serviced. Score!

It’s really cute when you show up to a concert wearing the same shirt as your friend. Different patterns, nonetheless. We’re so cool.

Just a fun, quick shot of the worship team at the Bossier City LPL I got to attend a few weekends ago! I know many of you were there as well.

Last weekend my church, Bayou City Fellowship, had their first women’s retreat! This right here is a mighty group of women. I’m so encouraged that I get to do life with so many of them. They’re the real deal and I love them so.


Right before we had our women’s retreat, we celebrated two years as a church! I can honestly tell you that I’ve never loved church more, and I’ve never been more challenged while simultaneously been built up and encouraged in church. I said this out loud in prayer time last week becasue it’s the truth, but I love Jesus more because of Bayou City Fellowship. I’m grateful to God for giving Curtis and Amanda (my pastor and his sweet wife) this vision and for the faith to carry it out. We are far from perfect, but we try our hardest to be about Jesus.

I was totally a girl that celebration Sunday and made our worship team take a picture. When you serve together, you become like family. That’s what this group is to me. We have much to learn and so many ways to grow, but that’s what I love most about them.

This is the part where I overwhelm you with sky pictures. But goodness, y’all. The sunsets and sunrises have been insane recenetly. Truly, it is the ONE reason I wasn’t ready for summer in Texas to end. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Texas sunsets for the win. Always.


Sunrise. (Side note: This sunrise happened to be the morning of our birthday celebration at BCF as I was driving to church. I felt it was appropriate. His Glory!)

Sunset. No filter. Sun stand still!

And this? Well, these are the storm clouds that carried in Fall. They made me equally as happy.

Prayer time has snuck up on me. Gotta run! I love y’all. Happy Monday.


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  1. 1
    Megan M. says:

    Thank you for sharing. I always love your iPhone dumps. I love how you take joy in the small things. God is in ALL things, big and small and when we take time to take joy in everything from our church family to savoring a latte, remembering it’s all from Him…life is such more fuller! Full of Jesus, all day, every day. Happy Fall, everyone!!!!!! 🙂

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    Colette says:

    Lindsee you are a girl after my own heart! We had Fall blow into Arizona too and I woke up to 57 degrees this morning! We are all so happy to see the hottest summer on record here actually leave on the 1st full day of Fall! I LOVE Fall and the color of leaves changing! But like you, we don’t see the physical changes till much later if at all! 🙂 And I LOVE Sunrises and Sunsets as much as you do!! I had a birthday last week and God gave me the most beautiful Sunset with the rays coming out too! Love how He does all the special things He does for us! The puppy and kid pics are just precious too! Thanks for taking my mind off of my troubles today! You are so sweet! 🙂

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    donna huneycutt says:


    I love the pictures. They bring 2 things to mind about my precious girl. Her name is Hannah, she is 19, she has autism, but it does NOT have her. The first is mimicking. She told me one day, Memaw carries her purse on her left arm. I said, really? She said, Yes, but I carry mine on my right, because that’s what side you carry yours on. Have mercy. I never realized what side I carried it on til she pointed it out. One day she saw a sunset like that, and asked about the light around the clouds. I told her that it was sunbeams from the sun shining around the clouds. She looked at me like I was pitiful, and said, Well, I think it is God and Jesus smiling at me. I like her definition better.

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    Judy says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I love the sunset/sunrise.

    And BCF is my church too and I do love it. And the Ladie’s Retreat was awesome.

    We’ve never met, but I love seeing you on stage when you lead praise and worship — I feel like I know you from your posts. And you are beautiful!!

    • 4.1
      Lindsee says:

      Judy, thank you for your sweet words! Maybe we’ll run into each other at BCF sometime. Nice to “meet” you here! 🙂

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    Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing the pics! Fall is in full force in Ohio – high of 60 today and calling for 70’s and sunny all week. PERFECT.

    My commute to work no longer allows me the joy of seeing the sun in all its glory – so glad you posted the pictures.

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    lynda rickey says:

    A dog is a very wonderful thing! Love mine more than words could say. I think that the little dog in your picture is a mixed breed of maltese and shitshu.

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    Heather says:

    I love iPhone dump days; thanks for sharing! Especially loved the sunrise and sunset pictures — God’s glory shown in His creation. Thanks again!

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    Ingrid says:

    If you love Envy apples from New Zealand, you should try Ambrosia from NZ. Yum! I admit I’m from New Zealand, so am probably a little bias, but super excited to see you enjoy a little slice of our paradise where you are.
    Disclaimer: I am not employed by the New Zealand Apple and Pear Broad (ENZA). I’m just a NZ apple addict.

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    GraceSista says:

    Awesome blog! First, I totally cannot wake to music…I incorporate it into my dreams often. My favorite sound to wake to is the old fashioned phone ring. Only once did it enter my dreamscape…I was very tired! Second, love the pics. The puppy is a Bishon Frisee…just like my Mr. Bijou. Bishons are very cute, energetic, and I like to think, the smartest breed. Mr. Bijou can dance, play dead and loves chocolate (which he has stolen and eaten and then immediately puked many times on my white carpet)! I love my dog, if you cannot tell! Third, I had to laugh at the subtle, and maybe subconcious, Fiddler On The Roof riff you had going with your montage “…Sunrise, Sunset…” due to the singing painter outside the window!
    Bless you this monday and may the Lord keep you throughout the rest of the week!

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    Kirsten says:

    Thanks for the smiles… I think that puppy is a Havanese and if you are blessed enough to share time with one of them you will have so much fun!

    Amazing sunrises make me run to greet the morning and sunsets make me grasp for the end of the day… Texas skies painted by His hand always took my breath away too.

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    Hannah says:

    Lindsee, you are the cutest thing ever!

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    Dawn says:

    Love the phone dump — I’d love to find the Envy because I think it’s hard to believe that it is better than a Honeycrisp. As a disclosure, I’m biased seeing as the Honeycrisp was born in our great state of MN. A picture can say a thousand words — thanks for sharing!

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    Lori says:

    So good to see Amanda in the picture! I miss reading her blog and hearing about her little punkins. Also, where did the matching t-shirts come from?

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    Terri Lovett says:


    You just make me smile. I had one of those morning yesterday too… my little one borrowed my keys to get his backpack out of the car so he could catch the school bus. When I got ready to leave, I spent 45 minutes looking for my keys. He had left them in the car, exactly where he laid them down to collect all of his stuff. I too stopped for coffee.

    Have a blessed day.

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    Marilyn says:

    I always love the phone dumps. 🙂 The sky pictures are all gorgeous! I can’t ever get enough sunset and sunrise joy, I just love watching the sky turn magnificent colors. Also, the dog picture…goodness, how totally adorable is that?!!

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    Diane says:

    Beautiful pictures!!! 🙂

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    Chrissie says:

    I love this idea! Such sweet pictures! I love how we can totally see your heart in your phone pics!

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    Ellie says “hey” and thanks for the blog shout out. She misses you and says we should have lunch again soon. She also says “puppy” and is frequently deleting all my iPhone apps 🙂 Love you!

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    Linnae Hoppe says:

    O M G! i’m in love with Envy apples. You have no idea. This makes me happy =)

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    Stephanie says:

    Lindsey, let me just say I love your Iphone dumps. They make me laugh a lot and think that you and I could be really good friends! Love that photo of the pup, my puppy fever regards Australian Shepherds. Love them so much! 🙂 have a great rest of the week!

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    Sierra says:

    Lindsee- such an enjoyable post. I can tell you have a warm, personable spirit and a natural knack for writing. Keep up the good work!

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    Women from my church are asking if we can have the true/false questions Beth asked at the simulcast.
    Thank you,

    • 22.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hey Sherrie! At this point we are not going to post the T/F quiz. But if we ever do, you would find it on the blog! I hope that helps. Blessings!

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    Sandy Bowers says:

    I don’t know Lindsee, you might just have to ship me an “Envy” apple. We don’t have them around here. And if you say it’s better than Honeycrisp, I need one! LOL. Love your random posts. Have a great week sister.

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    Diana A. says:

    Happy Tuesday 😀

    2 things I want to say 1-yes I am envious, don’t got no envy apples here in Western Canada. And 2- looks to me like you Lindsee are mimicking little Ellie Paige. 😉

    Thanks for the pics … amazing photos, love the stories that go with the photos, and love to partake in your day!

    God Bless you Lindsee!

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    Anita says:

    I loved this post! Maybe in part because I love waking up to music and last week for some silly reason I took a picture of the sunrise as I topped a hill on the way to work- I wanted a weeks worth of sunrises.
    So thank you for the pics
    fall is in the air! Yay!
    Hope you have a great day!

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    Tanya says:

    I’ll look for the envy and try it. Thanks Lindsee. And that puppy is adorable. I’m not a good pet owner I guess. But I just lost my dog and maybe someday when my daughter is grown I’ll get another. You’re a real sweetheart for sharing that bounding photo of furry enthusiasm. 🙂

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    Jennifer T says:

    I live in the Washington DC suburbs and the Lord has painted a glorious sunrise here. He appears to be feeling especially artsy this morning! Just wondering how he will customize the canvas for you in Texas today. 🙂

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    candifer says:

    it’s ironic that this is an iPhone ‘dump’ when this post is far more beautiful than any kind of dump (:

    the picture of the worship team warms my heart. in may i started going to a new church and got really involved with the worship team. during this season of transition they have become my family.

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    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Thanks for sharing Lindsee, and thank you, thank you all for sharing the commissioning and the responsive reading from the Simulcast! This siesta loves you all too:)

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    Jenny F. says:

    Beautiful pictures! I’m in awe of our great sunrises every morning. I’m downtown in a high rise and it is the best part of my day. My cell phone is full of sky photos. I have been known to pull over for a great TX sky photo op. One evening, a few months back, after having to turn down a trip to Hawaii with my sister and her family, we had a beautiful sunset. I told my daughter, “who needs Hawaii when we can have a beautiful Texas sunset”?

    • 30.1
      Lindsee says:

      I have been known to pull over as well, Jenny. Also, I think it’s fun to “chase sunsets” to take it all in and get a good pic. They’ve been amazing this summer!

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    Gladys says:

    Awesome photos, hand sketched by our Maker!

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