1. Anna was HERE :)

    ----> and here.

    and here <------

    haha, i tend to write that on everything when i have a sharpie in my hand.

    you're blog is so suh-weet! i love it!

    anddddd that's it. :)

  2. :) Hey girl! we love you so much!


  3. I so enjoy reading your blog! It is encouraging, insightful, and very fun!


  4. *hugs back* Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog!!!! Your blog has always been one of my favorites, and I love the different quotes you share. I also see we have similar tastes in music. ;) GO US!!!!
    So yeah, I'm singing your online guest book. FUUUUUUN!!!

    Love always,

  5. Katelyn was here!
    Haha, I do love to read your blog, because it's always encouraging, uplifting, and you can never be worried about seeing something innaproprate, because, well it's God's daughter :)

    Keep on posting, and photographing, because I'll be back for more.

  6. I'd love to sign your guestbook, Miss Raquel!

    Your blog has been a great encourgement to me. :)

    May you continue to shine for Christ always!


  7. Your blog is such and encouragement, Raquel! Your such a beautiful young lady and I enjoy reading your posts. :)

    Much love,

  8. To One of my Bestest Sisters in Christ...

    Your blog is so inspiring, bubbly, and fun! I totally see the "real you" ;) reflected in it, and am so glad I get to read about your daily life, since I don't see you very often!

    May the LORD Bless,

  9. I love reading your blog. It's so encouraging.


  10. I LOVE YOUR BLOG. It's amazing! And so encouraging. It's probably my all-time favorite. Thanks for all you do!!!! :)

  11. Endor is a reader, too! :) (Endor is not my real name, but my internet name :) )

    I really enjoy your blog! Keep posting!

  12. Hi Raquel!

    You have a fun, lovely blog, dear! I enjoy your posts. (And it's about time I told you so!) : )

    Oh, and it was fun to see that you shared your portraits on here. ; ) You're a gifted girl!

    Love you!

    Your friend,

  13. Signed with love,
    Amber Noella Leyba

    Love ya ;)

  14. Hullo, Miss Raquel! I recently came across your blog and found it absolutely charming! Keep on serving God in every possible way you can.

  15. Hello, Miss Raquel! I found a link to your blog on a friend's blog, and I think it is absolutely fabulous! Keep glorifying God through your living & writing! Blessings, Talia

  16. *signs* Love the blog! and the Modest Filia header is AMAZING. :)

  17. I really enjoy reading your blog, it is very encouraging. Thankyou for the time and effort you put into it! It really is something special.

    Blessings to you, sister in the Lord!

    - BushMaid

  18. Hello, I'm Rebecca and I'm signing your guestbook! I love your blog! It has been a real encouragement to me. I especially like the latest post you have been doing on a guy's point of view! Hope you have a wonderful day and keep the post coming =)


  19. Hi Raquel!
    Love your blog, it is so encouraging! :)

    God bless!

  20. A beautiful blog. It is very inspiring to see another woman who loves God so much. May He bless all your endeavors.

    ~~Much Love~~

    Christina :)

  21. Ima signing your guest book:D I love your blog!!!

    Kerilynn *Hugs* :)

  22. Hi! Ali Holmes has signed your guestbook! hehe :D Great blog!

    ~Ali H.

  23. Uh-oh! I thought I commented here before but as I scroll down, I can't see my name!
    Anyway, funny 'coz I've been following you since last year and I didn't even post a comment here. So, here it is:

    You have an awesome blog and I absolutely love it!

    Your follower. :D

  24. I love your blog! It is so fun to read. You have such great ideas! :) Thanks for letting me sign your guest book! ;)

    Blessings in Christ,

  25. The dress you're wearing in the pic on the {new} header is SO gorgeous!!!!! I love it!!!

  26. Hey! Thanks for the comment! I love your blog, its really beautiful!


  27. L.O.V.E your blog, Raquel! It is so uplifting and encouraging to me everyday! Can't wait to see your review on Courageous! I saw it just this past week and LOVED it;-)

    Keep up the good work!

    Much love,

    *Miss Lys*

  28. Love, your blog Miss Raquel!
    Definitely signing you guestbook - can't believe I never did this before. :)

    Love you, dear!

  29. I love your blog. You believe the same exact things I do. I appreciate all your insights, each and every post has been a blessing.
    I am sure that the LORD has taken note of all the teenage girls you have blessed with your posts!
    Thank you for continuing to be a blessing and I wish you the joy of the Lord!
    With love from a sister in Christ,

  30. Hi :) im 19 yrs old and I just found your blog when I was surfing the Internet and I love it sooooo much!!! Especially from the guys point of view lol :) it shows that there is hope for us girls who want to stay pure and save ourselves for our hubby and that there are men out there who want the same thing... I have a group of awesome catholic friends but it's always nice to know that there are other people out there who you don't even know that have the same hopes and believe the same things... Thank you soo much! I'll certainly be checking this out often!

  31. Hi, I love your blog! It's so encouraging when I find blog's written by teenage girls who are so in love with the gospel. I hope to have a blog as successful and inspirational as yours. Keep up the good work; you inspire me! My blog is I hope that you would check it out.

    Keep writing~Hannah

    ~Proverbs 3:5-6~

  32. I found your blog through a link on my friend Dani Marie's website. I have loved reading through your blog, and when I saw your "description" on your profile, I thought it very uncanny that:

    --We share the same first name!
    --I, too, am a daughter of the King of kings.
    --I am the 3rd of 6 children-- (I don't know what number you are, just that there are 6... haha)
    -- I am 5' 7", but I may be 5'8" now.
    -- I live in the Northwest, too! (Well, actually, I'm in Houston, TX right now going to college... but my family lives in Idaho, and I should be back Fall 2012! So excited!!)
    -- I love to read(Jane Austen <3), to write, and to blog (except I use tumblr.)
    -- I love making lists like CRAZY!!

    Oh... and I looooove music! You're like my TWIN sister from another mother. Except that I'm blond. haha :)

  33. M.J.A. was here at this amazing, awesome, and totally cool blog. :)

  34. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! It's so awesome...and your header is super cute. I can't find one thing wrong with it!!! No joke....I mean, it's even colored in purple!!! I love purple!!! :) :) :)

  35. Hey Raquel! I just came across you blog, and I gotta say: I LOVE IT!!!
    Hey, I have a blog I just started up over at

    And it would mean the world to me if you took a trip over there to check it out. I'm totally gonna put your blog up on my sidebar. Keep up the amazingness!

  36. Dear Miss Raquel,

    It is so encouraging to read your blog. Thank you for all the work you put into it.

    Love from,
    A blog friend

  37. oh, my! I just realized I haven't signed your guestbook yet. Well, I've been following your blog, for quite some time now, *smile* and it is truly one of my favorites. I adore all your photography and romantic posts! And thanks for always being such an encouragement, and a ray of sunshine.
    In Christ Alone

  38. i haven't signed? eek! well raquel i simply adore your blog and i'm just writing here to say so. and thankyou. :D

  39. I awarded you here: Have fun! Mary

  40. I absolutely love what you are doing here! Its so awesome to see someone else is trying to honor God in everything they do..Thanks soo much for that its been a really big blessing to me.
    ~ Kayti S.

  41. Great article! It seems like you have a fantastic understanding of the teachings of Jesus. Keep writing!

    Also you might want to consider converting your blog to your own personal domain. That is what I did, and I am rather pleased with it.

    Check out my site!

    If you are interested in empirical evidence for the existence of God, I do my best to provide that. If not, I have a section wherein I just write about Christianity. It is the 'Daily Christian' tab on my site.

    God bless,

  42. I LOVE your blog! =). So uplifting and very encouraging.

  43. Oh my gosh! I've been following your blog since... Early 2011, and I haven't signed your guestbook! I love your blog, it's so encouraging and uplifting. :)

    God bless!

  44. Hello Miss Raquel!

    I found your blog from "The Anonymous Antagonist" a couple months ago and am just now signing your guestbook.
    I really like your blog and am happy that I found another Christian blog with a young woman(you) who loves Christ Jesus and wants to serve Him with her (your) life. It's a blessing to read your posts and be a follower on your lovely blog. =)


    P.S. MY main/personal blog is: Stop by and visit for awhile or maybe you'll even become a follower? Anyways, I love your blog! <3

  45. I've come across your blog because you came across mine! I think it's pretty neat how we can live on 'opposite ends of the earth' and still capture a piece of each other's lives! Isn't that so neat?! I've just had a quick look at some of your blog posts and it's great! I love it :-) You have a gorgeous horse too!
    It's nice to come across fellow followers of Christ!

  46. Love your blog!
    I'm Esther, by the way.

  47. Oh! Just found your guestbook and thought I'd sign in. =)

    Payton, a.k.a. Petie, was here. =) Or, IS here, I suppose...

  48. Hi Raquel!

    My name is A.J. and I absolutely love reading your blog. I also love the color scheme . . . adorable!


  49. Hi! I love your blog! ♥ One question, Do you have a blog button?

  50. Emily IS allll the time! :D I love your blog, and Knight! You are so beautiful and you have shown me some things about the Bible and sooo much. :) I love hearing about you and your horse!! Keep on blogging!
    ~Emily Madison

  51. You have such a beautiful blog, Raquel! Love your mixture of photography and heartfelt posts...I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog sometime: Look forward to "seeing" you. :)

  52. Hi, Raquel! I enjoy reading your blog! I had so much fun reading your bucket list :)
    I'm glad I found your blog!
    -mal :)

  53. You are a true "God's daughter"! Thank you so much for your posts from the heart. Thank you for praying for your readers.

  54. I love your blog!

    A Writer's Nakama

  55. Hey, you! I'm the one who posted on your fan page from my fan page, Godsdaugterforever XDDD We are SOOOO SIMILARRRR! We should like, get to know each other or something XD

    Anywho, I love your blog! I am for DEFS stickin' around XD

  56. Hello! I'm a new reader, but I must say I love your
    blog and what you have to say-- very inspirational!
    God bless you!


  57. I just wanted to let you know, I think your blog is amazing! I love so many things about it I don't know where to start! Thank-you for everything that you do. :)

  58. I really like your blog, Raquel. You've got some great stuff here, and I look forward to reading some more. God Bless you!

  59. Hello Raquel. I just found your blog and am really loving it. I just graduated ( homeschooled all the way) and am currently navigating the uncertainty of post-school life. I'm excited to have found another Christian girl to inspire me in how to follow the Lord vs. following cultural norms. Thanks!

  60. Your blog is awesome! I love the bucket list (it's always cool to see what others have done and want to do!) and your posts and just everything! It's nice to see another Christian out here ;)

    O | The Fashion Geek // Life as a Young Lady

  61. I am so grateful to have found your blog! From what I've read, it seems like we have a ton in common. I have a blog, which can be found here: if you ever have the time to check it out. I truly admire your honest writing, and your blog is an amazing role model of what I hope mine will someday be.

    Looking forward to your future posts,


  62. I just found you blog too :P I love your posts and I love the way God uses you to bless us (the readers). Plus, it helps me practice my English (I'm from Quebec, Canada). Keep on writing down what God tells you to!


  63. hellooooooo! love this idea of having a guestbook! you have an awesome blog here girly! =) keep posting away!!

  64. Hey Miss Raquel!

    My name is Anya, and I am a (soon to be) 13 year old (identical) twin( my b-day is 5.22.02.)
    I love how interesting, encouraging, and ROMANTIC your blog is! (I always love a little love story..I mean who doesn't? Don't you just love, love? ;D) Anyway, thank you SO MUCH for all that you do and write!

    P.S. Please post some of your "Cities in Silence" songs.

    God Bless,
    Anya A. Smith

  65. I finally saw your comment on my blog (The Tangled post that Peter & Susannah linked to.) Just wanted to thank you for your message and congratulations! Looking forward to reading your blog in the future. Hope you have a lovely week! :)
    -Cassandra (

  66. I love you blog so much, Raquel! You're such a sweet, beautiful young lady. :)
    I love all the ideas you gave a while back on what to write in the journal to your future husband - just started my journal for him, and can't wait to use those ideas!! Your testimony was a huge encouragement to me as well.
    Praying for you!
    Love in Christ,

  67. You're blog is by far one of my favorites! Can't believe I havent seen the guest book yet! Can i just say I love the way you write? Simply beautiful!

  68. Your blog is so light hearted and lovely, well done :)

  69. Hi Racquel!

    Absolutely love your blog and the way you write!

    Jess Leigh

  70. I love the way you write and you have a beautiful soul.
    ~Sophie <3

  71. Very nice blog. I look forward to reading more of your articles.

  72. Hey there!
    I'm new to the blog but I'm sure I'll like what I see! Keep posting :)