Tuesday, April 30, 2013

We Have Hope

"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known."
- 1 Corinthians 13:12

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." 
- Romans 8:18

"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light monetary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

As you go through this next week, I encourage you to take a look at your life and your struggles with a different perspective. I have said this before on this blog, but when we look at our lives in light of eternity it changes things - at least for me it does, and hopefully for you too! When we fix our eyes on Jesus, it lets us see that these struggles that we go through aren't for nothing... we have hope; we have heaven.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Double Back

It's nice to be back! I will try hard to start regular updates again! For those of you who are new Mondays are a bigger post usually on fashion or faith, and sometimes books or music, Wednesdays are quote of the week days, and Fridays are song of the week days!

The title of the post is "Double Back." Why? Because I'm back but also because the Song of the Week is from a group that is finally back after a few years without new music! Enjoy!

Song: Don't Blink
Artist: Relient K

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Crazy Book Deal!

Just wanted to give you all the heads up about Jefferson Bethke's book. It's on pre-order right now for 13 dollars (CDN) which is crazy! It's going to be an incredible book. For those of you who don't know, Jeff Bethke was the poet behind the youtube sensation "Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus" (look it up if you haven't seen it yet - it's got over 24 million views!). I got the chance to read the first chapter of the book and it is awesome! It's definitely going to be a must read!

Pre-order here
Free Chapter Sneak-Peak here

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Week off

Hey everyone! Just wanted to say that I'm giving blogging a week off! Things have been pretty crazy lately, so I'll be back updating next Wednesday night hopefully! Hope you have a wonderful last bit of April!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Honest Faith

Two songs this week.
They may not be extremely uplifting, but I love their honesty. 
Honesty is a beautiful thing, especially when you're honest about where you're at faith wise.

Song: Through the Fire
Artist: Hawk Nelson ft. Mike Donehey (Tenth Ave. North)

Song: You Must Be Here
Artist: Paper Candle

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What A Guy

If I could go back in time and meet any person in history my first choice would be Queen Victoria of England (because she was pretty amazing for such a young Queen) but coming a close second would definitely be C.S. Lewis. He has penned many, many phenomenal words including these gems:

"When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind."

As Christians we are called to live apart from the world and sometimes this is really hard, but we have to remember where and to whom we are running. Earth is now and Heaven is forever.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring Trends 2013

Here are four trends that I keep spotting at the beginning of the beautiful Spring 2013 season!
They're things that can be easily integrated into any outfit and are pretty versatile as trends go!

Spring Trends 2013

1. Peplum Tops - If I'm being honest peplums are probably one of my least favorite things fashion wise. Nevertheless, they have been popping up time and time again in the blogs that I follow and on my pinterest pages, so some people must love 'em. And as long as you're going peplum, why not try a super cute striped one (this one's from Target)? Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans and sandals for a casual outfit, or with a straight skirt and a pair heels for a fancier version.

2. Blazers - These have been everywhere for the past year or so. For a spring version, why not try a blazer with a pop of colour like this lovely blue one? Pair it with a pair of jean capris, a white shirt and sandals for a school day, or try it over your LBD with some sparkly heels for a date night!

3. Cambray Shirts - I have never owned one of these little beauties but, again, this is a trend that has popped up everywhere. Layered under this and pair with that... Jessica of What I Wore loves to wear cambray and has some great outfits that are easy to replicate using it! I would try pairing it with a cute skirt and floral flats for a night on the town, and with a pair of white jeans and sneakers for a casual outfit.

4. Nude Shoes - Versatility is a key word when you're talking about nude shoes. They go with pretty much everything and they even elongate your legs! Pair them with a striped shirt and a pair of rolled up jeans for a school-appropriate outfit, or try them with a floral dress for a church-ready outfit.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Oldies but Goodies

Here are some CDs that aren't so recent, but that have been on my playlist lately. Hope this can help you mix up your music listening as you study for finals or whatever you have to do!

The Saving One ~ Starfield 
Worship, a little rock and some beautiful lyrics.

Pieces of a Real Heart ~ Sanctus Real
This one has a bit of rock in it to and some awesome, Christ-centered lyrics.
Well Meaning Fiction ~ Mainstay
These guys aren't well known and they aren't around anymore, but if I could only bring one CD to a desert island, this might be it!
All Things Bright and Beautiful ~ Owl City
This is probably my favorite Owl City CD. It's got dance music all the way to more thoughtful music.
Hundred More Years ~ Francesca Battistelli
A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Perfect if you want a female Christian artist coming through your speakers. 

Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Being In Love...

I know that it's not anywhere near Valentine's Day anymore but I saw this online today and I loved it! It's a short excerpt from an awesome book by C.S. Lewis - Mere Christianity. Enjoy!