I was listening to a Passion City Church podcast today and the pastor, Louie Giglio, said something that really caught my attention (this may or may not be a direct quote :)
"The miracle is not that Jesus did what He did but that He wanted to do what He did" (this was about healing the blind man in John 9).
Easter is coming and I want to challenge you to think about the amazingness behind the Easter season. God didn't have to come and save us from our sins but He wanted to. Jesus didn't need to die for our transgressions, but out of perfect love He did.
This weekend, take a few moments to be in awe of the fact that God loves the sinners that we are and that He wants a relationship with us, His beloved children. This is the true meaning of Christianity.
My Bible Study and I had a "50 Days of Thankfulness" event where we wrote down one thing a day that we were thankful for for 50 days. It was so great that we did it twice - once around Thanksgiving and another time in the new year. I love taking a few seconds out of my day to focus on being thankful. I think that we get caught up in focusing on "me me me" in our society rather than on God. This is a small way to counter that.
Here are a list of what I have been thankful for these past few days. I hope this list inspires you to write your own!
- Springtime sunshine
- Laughing with friends
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream
- Finishing a midterm
- Checking off lots of things on my to-do list
- Skype dates with friends
p.s. you can listen to Hawk Nelson's new CD (coming out April 2nd) all week here! Check it out - it's awesome!
Spring is almost here and I don't know about you but I'm ready pull some of my favorite warmer weather pieces out of the closet! The only problem is... it's still cold! Here are some tips to add some spring into your outfit while you wait for the warmer weather!
1) Layer up with Pastels!
Layering is key when transitioning into and out of winter but put a warm weather twist on things and pair pastels together. My favorite pairing is my blush leather jacket, a short sleeve green cardi and a black and white stripped shirt. Here's another version of my favorite:
2) Roll It Up!
Pair your favorite cozy sweater with a pair of rolled up jeans and a pair of flats or nude heels. Adding cuffs to your jeans helps you show a little skin and adding a pair of nude heels can make your legs seem suuuuper long.
3)Color on Color on Color Jessica on What I Worehas featured two outfits in the past few days where she has worn color on color on color (coral pictured here, find a purple outfit on her blog). Her tip for this is to ground it with a basic like dark wash jeans. Wearing a bunch of the same color is a great way to let everyone know that you're reading for spring! Try an outfit like the one pictured here - a cardigan, shirt and necklace - in your favorite color with your favorite pair of jeans!
"In faith, there is enough light for those who desire only to see, and enough darkness for those of a contrary disposition."
- Blaise Pascal
since the world was created it has been possible to see the qualities
of God that are not seen. I’m talking about his eternal power and about
the fact that he is God. Those things can be seen in what he has made.
So people have no excuse for what they do."
I recently bought my first pair of colored pants... yes, I'm a little behind with the times... and I was lost at how to style them at first! Here are three ways to style this pair of lavender pants (which is the pair I have). One way is girly, one is colorful and preppy, and the other is a bit more relaxed!