Re-watching The Office, fruit snacks, Benefit’s BADgal lash mascara, workout videos by the Tone It Up girls, BetterWorldBooks.com, the song ‘Dear No One’ by Tori Kelly, pineapple juice, Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish in Kitten Heels, my new I Love Lucy planner, OVERALLS, dreaming about summer vacation, and anything by Kate Spade.
If you are born again, you hopefully know that Jesus lives on the inside of you through the power of the Holy Spirit. The question is, is God comfortable in you? Does He feel at home within you? Even though the Spirit of God lives within you, other things live in you too - such as fear, anger, jealousy, or murmuring and complaining.
God once gave me an illustration of what it is like for Him to live in a heart where murmuring, complaining, and discord reside. Suppose you go to a friend’s house and your friend says, “Oh, come on in. I’ll get you a cup of coffee. Get comfortable and make yourself at home.” Then, your friend begins yelling at her husband and the two of them rant and rave and carry on right in front of you. How comfortable would you be in the presence of such strife?
If we want to be a comfortable “home” for the Spirit of The Lord, we must give up things that cause us to forget about His presence or are offensive to Him. We must stop grumbling, allowing strife and unrest inside us, or harboring unforgiveness. Instead, we need to make sure our inner lives are engaged in things that please and honor God’s presence. Our mouths should be full of praise and thanksgiving. We should wake up every day and say in our hearts, “Good morning, Lord. I want You to feel at home and be comfortable in me today.”
We all need to take inventory of what goes in our hearts because they are the dwelling place of God. When we examine our inner lives, we are looking at holy ground where God has chosen to make His home. Let’s commit to making Him comfortable in us.
-Joyce Meyer, “Hearing From God Each Morning”
"I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."
Spirit, lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever You may call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger, in the presence of my Savior.
SO. It’s been awhile..
I know, I know. I haven’t blogged in so incredibly long. Pretty ridiculous actually. And now after all these months I randomly have decided to start up again. There honestly have been so many times I’ve thought about doing so, but I’ve just been SO busy with school, and yada yada yada life happens and I just haven’t taken the time. Plus I’ve recently discovered Pinterest and anyone who has Pinterest knows just how enticing it is. Best. Site. Ever.
But anyways, enough with my excuses.
I think it’s time I stop letting my insanely busy life get the best of me and get back to blogging again. Whether or not anyone reads it, it’s still good for the soul to unclutter all the thoughts/feelings/emotions that are all jumbled inside and get it out of your system.
So that’s what I’m doing. Although I’m not making any promises, hopefully my journey back to the land of blogging with benefit us both somehow. So thanks for reading, and hopefully you’ll be hearing from me again real soon :)
When my little brother comes over, sits on my lap, snuggles himself into my arms and quietly whispers:
"Mmm.. you feel like mom."
Being home doesn’t get much better than that.
Graham crackers, Birchbox, The Civil Wars, my newest TOMS, watching Downton Abbey with friends, The Amazing Spider Man movie aka how insanely cute Andrew Garfield is as Spider Man, BAKING, early mornings with Jesus, the corn dogs from Piggies & Cream, curly hair & Very Berry Ice Cream.
Sitting here in my comfy jams, wearing a cozy and snuggly cardigan, eating a warm and delicious chocolate chip cookie, snuggled under a bunch of blankets, about to watch Pride and Prejudice while a soft spring thunderstorm is taking place outside.
it doesn’t get much better than this.
Sometimes, you just need to curl up in a ball under a bunch of blankets and have a good, long cry.
This is the 5k that I’ll be running this summer! It’s called “The Color Run”.. Check it out! :)
|Mom:||You'll never guess who in our family is pregnant...|
|Me:||Who? You don't sound very happy about it...|
|Mom:||That stupid tramp dog that runs all over town.|
|Me:||Mom! That's horrible! You shouldn't talk about anyone that way!|
|Mom:||No, I mean literally it's our stupid dog that got herself pregnant.||Hahahaha. I couldn't stop laughing.|
Okay, so last time I wrote about my health I mentioned how I had lost a seriously significant amount of weight in a short period of time, but I was really stepping it up and trying to eat more protein and such.
I’ve been doing super good about eating more protein everyday! I typically avoid things like meat and milk because they make my stomach hurt, but I’ve been trying to eat yogurt and nuts and beans everyday. And I typically eat fairly healthy everyday with spinach salads and drinking water and eating fruit and just overall making good food choices. So because of this I was super convinced that I would start packing on some pounds and would get back to a healthier weight..
Well, think again.
I weighed myself the other day and I have lost EVEN MORE weight since the last time I weighed myself. Majorly uncool. Plus I’ve noticed that this past week or so, everytime I eat I feel sick. Like I honestly just got back from lunch and even though I ate decently healthy I seriously feel like I’m going to throw up. These past few days I’ve noticed whenever I eat I just don’t feel good at all, and have been having really bad stomach aches and such.
So I’ve made a deal with myself that if I loose 3 more pounds, I need to go see the doctor. And I hate going to the doctor so I really don’t want to go if I don’t have to, but it’s getting to the point that I hate eating because it just makes me feel so sick. And I really want to be healthy above all else, and my current weight is NOT healthy.
So yeah. Prayers would seriously be appreciated. That everything is okay and I start gaining healthy weight and I would just overall be a very healthy girl. Thanks in advance for praying, friends! :)