Posts tagged beauty
Styles I love but am a little afraid to try...

I am no style guru, but I really wish I was!

A lot of these styles are growing on me the more I see them.


I was brave and got these glasses.....

maybe this is a step in the right direction!

Perhaps I am a little shy of certain styles because I don't feel like I have the body to try some of them, but maybe I can find a way to get them to work for it? I will try a few things and let you know if I do. I tend towards the classic pieces, but here are some things I find myself drawn to!

solid over pattern - love. Saw this at church yesterday, so cute.
Florals and stripes.


Polka Dots
turquoise statement necklace
I like this look but let's face it, can't p

I can not however, get behind these studs and spikes yet, or ever?

What do you guys think??

Being Taught...
Day 10.  What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? 
(Or just woman in general?)

I love thinking about this because it shows me how much God sees, how much He cares, how much He is intervening in my life. 
If you have been following you know that I have been struggling with some things and the truth is nothing has changed, except my perspective. I watched a Priscilla Shirer video the other day and a few things stuck out to me. 

This quote,

"If I love you enough to die for you, will I not love you enough to take care of you." 

It was a good reminder. God cares about the details. The things that I see as "trivial", God cares about those things because I care about those things. They are not trivial to me, not really.
He is reminding me that He cares about my feelings, but more importantly my choices. What I mean by that is that I am the one who has the choice about what I think about, what I dwell on, what I choose to believe about myself. Either I trust Him or I don't.

I think about Ashton, and how he blindly trusts us. He depends on us for everything. He doesn't question when I pretend like I am going to drop him that I actually am. He just knows, I am his mommy, I take care of him. That is what I need to be like. God is my father, where I don't know how or where or why, He is going to take care of me. Trust doesn't need all the answers. Trust is just that, trust. Putting everything out there with open arms and saying, "OK". And that my heart, life, etc are safe with Him, He is trustworthy.

For all the things that I am weary to let go of because I am afraid my heart will be hurt, for my fear of not being who I think I should be or what others think I should be, of failing. God is teaching me that I say I trust Him, I need to actually do it. With every aspect. He can bring complete healing and freedom. He is God. He is able to do above and beyond anything I can ask, or think. That's a lot. He is going to do things so far outside my box and it's ok for me to expect that. 

I need to stop thinking so smally about such a BIG GOD!

Inner Virtues...
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?

Another post where we have to think of what we will write about ourselves, hmm?
First of all I had to go again to the definition of the word, virtue, since it is not one we use all to often in our lives.

  1. goodness: the quality of being morally good or righteous
  2. good quality: a quality that is morally good
  3. admirable quality: a quality that is good or admirable, but not necessarily in terms of morality
So what of these things do I value in myself? 

I don't regularly look for my own virtues, are we supposed to? I don't know? I think it's good to be aware of our strengths and have confident humility, but I must say I am much more aware of my lack of righteousness. Anything that is good in me is only because of Jesus, and all those things I feel have so much work left to do on them.
I guess the only thing that comes to mind is my insistence upon truth and obedience, even though I have a rebellious streak. When it comes right down to it, I have a deep passion for truth and justice and despise when it is pushed aside and people are mistreated or people lie to others or themselves. I love truth, even when it's hard to accept, because it is truth, and it brings freedom.