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) 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Worship On Repeat

It's been a slow year for finding new artists that I love for some reason. Here's a list of worship tunes that I've had on repeat lately - in the background for studying, my devotions and just in general!

Forever - Passion
Love the amazing truth that they sing about throughout this. The verses are incredibly written!

Unstoppable God - Elevation Worship
Loving the simpleness of this song and the truth it proclaims!

Holy (Wedding Day) - The City Harmonic
The lyrics in this one give me shivers every. single. time.

Great Are You Lord - All Sons and Daughters
This chorus though... seriously can't get enough

Drops in the Ocean - Hawk Nelson
A little more upbeat than the rest - I love the perspective it takes!        

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Top 4

The 2nd installment of this series.
Check out my top 4 picks from this week:

Book I'm Reading:
Buy it here


Outfit:
via Kendi Everyday


Quote:
via unknown


Song:
THE RUINS by Jonathan Thulin (w/Moriah Peters)
[I can't get a good video sorry!]

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Top 4

Since I've found myself posting mostly music stuff lately, I thought I'd attempt to do a post every week that hit all the different things that I've highlighted on this blog in the past, to cover all my bases. So, you'll find my "top 4" of the week here - song, quote, book I want to read, fashion trend/item!

Song:
Holy (Wedding Day) - The City Harmonic

Quote:
Book:
Buy it here

 
Fashion Item:
Buy it here
 



 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

SOTW - My Heart is Ready

I'm fairly confident that I have gushed about Jonathan Thulin in previous posts, so this time I will refrain (seriously, though, he is insanely talented... okay, I'll stop)

Song: My Heart is Ready
Artist: Jonathan Thulin


p.s. His new album drops this Tuesday! I got a sneak preview on newreleasetuesday.com
and man, is it phenomenal!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SOTW - He Knows

So encouraged by this song today!


"We may faint and we may sink; feel the pain and near the brink. But the dark begins to shrink when you find the One who knows."

Song: He Knows
Artist: Jeremy Camp


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Book Review - Restless

Boy, oh boy has it been a while since I've done a book review. I actually listed this book in my top 3 faith books of 2014 so this is a long time coming! Here it goes:

Restless by Jennie Allen
Ok, so if I'm being honest, it took me a while to get into this one. Once I did get into it though, it really challenged me and got me to reevaluate some aspects of my life, especially my perspective on my schooling and future career.

One of this book's purposes is to guide you in finding the threads (a term she uses a lot throughout the book) in your life that you're passionate about and help you see how these can be used to define your purpose. What the book actually taught me was something a bit different

I sort of went into this book not knowing what I was in for (which may be one of the reasons it took me so long to get into it). I was pretty sure I could name my passions and fit them into what I was (pretty) sure was my purpose. This book - while maybe meant to narrow in on a certain purpose - actually helped me broaden my sense of purpose in a really good way. Often I find that I get too focused on a worldly purpose (ie. my schooling, my future career etc.) and forget my Godly purpose which is to make disciples (see Matthew 28:18-20). Ultimately, I think God can use our wordly purpose as a vehicle for us to interact with unbelievers, but we can't lose sight of the fact that once we're gone our careers (our degrees, our success etc.) won't matter. What will matter is how we glorified God on this earth.

To get back to the book now... I thought that the writing was engaging and thought-provoking. She used a lot of personal stories that really show cased the points she was trying to make, while showing that she wasn't just teaching these ideas but actually learning them in her own life as well. There were also funky little journaling sections which looked fun (although I didn't use them).

I would highly recommend this one to women of any age but I definitely think it's an important topic for teens and young adults to dive into!