Sunday, February 13, 2011


Good news, everyone.

They DO have thrift shops in Costa Rica!

My life has just improved a lot.

And since I discovered that they have thrift stores here, my friends Dani and Lauren set off to explore.  There's about four little stores a twenty minute walk away in Coronado. I found some pretty legit things there.

The photo just doesn't do them justice.  They freakin' CHANGE COLORS. Hurrah for obnoxious purple shorts!

 It has newspaper articles on it!  In English, even.

 I love this blazer. It's so nifty!
 Note the classy golden buttons :)
This I actually purchased at a flea market thing, but it was so awesome, I just had to show it off.

We also had family night and went to play soccer at a local church.  Okay, well, I was a spectator and took pictures.  But I also had a chance to have a really deep and meaningful conversation with my friend, Kat.  I think it was worth it :)

And being here has started a creative burst I truly hope doesn't stop. Costa Rica is my muse, it seems.  I felt really compeled to draw the other day and here is the result:

It reads, "She didn't look like much, but her roots when deep."  I just sort of stumbled across those words in my head.  I guess it's kind of how I feel about myself sometimes. I don't always feel beautiful, but what's lasting a significantly more important is what I'm (or Who) I'm rooted in.  I am more than my appearances, and my value is not based solely on those.  I have the Spirit that God has put in me, and my life is rooted in Christ. Or I strive for it to be, anyway.

Be encouraged this week.   And don't just talk about how much you God, prove it by loving someone unlovable this week. (Luke 6:32 "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.")

Let's remember who we're rooted in, and change the world.

Supernatural love from the Father,



  1. This is beautiful, Kelsey. I'm so glad you're having an amazing time in Costa Rica. I will continue to pray for you, as well as counting down the months until you return :)

  2. Wow Kelsey, what an awesome drawing and a very astute observation about yourself!! Glad you found your thrift stores and flea markets there too!

  3. I love you (and your talents!) and I love the little lessons you put at the end of each of your entries. Basically, you rock my socks dude.


  4. Kelsey,

    You are beautiful, your art is beautiful, your photography is beautiful, and your words are beautiful.