Saturday, May 16, 2015

Summer Must Haves

Here's a list of my must have products and things for the summer!

Perfect for a lazy summer day. It smells great and definitely works!

This book is seriously amazing. It's funny, thoughtful and has tons of powerful truths! And that's just with me being half way through!

 3. A beautiful one-piece swimsuit 
I think that two-pieces have their place, but nothing can beat a great one-piece! 
This one is especially fantastic!

4. Verge by Owl City ft. Aloe Blacc
Perfect for graduations! This upbeat song is totally Owl City with a little bit of a twist!

5. A Comfy but Cute Dress
Summer outfits need to be easy to put together and comfy but cute. This dress is an adorable option!
via
6. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
To. Die. For. Recipe here


7. Bananagrams
This game is perfect to play out on the patio as the sun goes down! And it's for all ages!
Buy it here


8. French Bread Pizzas
I haven't tried these yet but they look easy to whip up and delicious - so they're definitely going to be perfect for summer munching! Recipe from here

9. Caroline by Jon Foreman
As the lead singer of Switchfoot, it's pretty much a guarantee that anything this guy touches will turn to gold. This song is only available on Spotify at the moment but it's making the anticipation for his new albums (4 with a total of 24 songs coming out this year!) even greater! It's a beautiful background song for the summer.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Top 4

On my shelf ready to read:
get it here

Song on repeat:

Quote:
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
    in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth,
    or ever you had formed the earth and the world,
    from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
-Psalm 90:1-2 (ESV)

On the look out for a new swim suit:
original post/photo here
 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Prayer

I've been really reminded this weekend that prayer is a powerful thing. 
Whatever is going on in your life, never forget that God is a God who listens. He is a God that is faithful and He is a God that is loving. He is also a God who puts thought into the details of every single second. 

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.
- Phillipians 4:6 (The Message; emphasis added)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Stress-Buster Playlist

This week has been a bit nuts (and by a bit I mean absolutely, completely nuts). Here's some of the songs I've been using to try and keep my stress levels down:

  • Vapor - The Liturgists
  • Hallelujah, To Saving Grace - Bellarive
  • Salt & Light - Lauren Daigle
  • This Is Living (Acoustic) - Hillsong Young & Free
  • He Knows - Jeremy Camp
  • Furious - Jeremy Riddle
  • I Know You - Bellarive
  • The Ruins - Jonathan Thulin feat. Moriah Peters

Monday, April 20, 2015

Top 4

Quote:

"We get so worried about being pretty. Let's be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong."
- Anon.


Song {something a bit different than usual}:
"Silhouettes" - Swimming with Dolphins

Fashion:

These have been on my feet constantly since I bought them last week!

  
Book:
Can't wait to read this over the summer!
 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Top 4

Book I've Been Reading:
Find it here
 Song on Repeat:
Over and Over Again - Lauren Daigle
Quote:
"Happiness, not in another place but in this place... not for another hour, but this hour."
- Walt Whitman

Fashion Item:
Donate to an autism charity and look cute (via Sevenly)
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Top 4

Song  on repeat:
 
Vapor - The Liturgists

 Quote:
"If nothing else the Christian faith is one masterful story of life emerging from the grave. We are resurrection people who audaciously believe that the ultimate end of our story is life not death."
Jenny Simmons

On my closet's wishlist:
via     



Perfect re-read for the post-Easter season:
synopsis here

  

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Waiting.

To some, this is a sombre day. The day that Jesus was in the grave. But to me it isn't so much a sad day as it is an amazingly beautiful day. If I had been there at the time I would like to think that it would be have been a deeply sombre day, but with the hindsight that we have in the Bible this Saturday doesn't have to be sad, it can be a joyful one. Jesus has risen. We know this and we we know that He was risen for us.

One of the most beautiful parts of the crucifixion story for me is the part where the Temple's veil is torn in two (Mark 15:38). It separated the holiest of holy areas from the not-quite-as-holy places and was where God's presence was. The tearing of the veil (to me) symbolizes that God no longer needed to be in the Temple receiving sacrifices - He had received the final, necessary sacrifice through His Son. We don't have to separate our not-quite-as-holy places with our God-filled places anymore. He looks at those places and still calls us beloved because of what Jesus did on the cross.

Nothing But The Blood - Corey Voss

Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday

Struck by these beautiful words that popped up on my computer screen this afternoon. I think they do an amazing job of describing this day:

"It is finished. Complete.
And hear this today - really hear it: Because it is finished, there is nothing that any one of us can contribute to Jesus' work on the cross to bring us any closer to salvation."
- She Reads Truth, Lent Day 45

True Love - Phil Wickham
(my favorite Easter song)