Evolving Beauty [Life Update]

I’ve been through many phases of my beauty regimen. We all have those moments where we think something looks good until we look back at an old photo and cringe.

Hair, makeup, and nails are a part of what makes me… me. It’s a girly art I enjoy doing.

I guess the point of this blog is to say make sure you have a healthy balance of beauty in your life. Yes, these things can make you feel good about yourself, but don’t let it take away from your spirit.

There was a time I thought that putting on a pound of makeup would take away from the pain and feelings of unworthiness. The outside was perfect, but the way I treated other’s was the case of a classic mean girl.

As I got older, I realized a clogged up spirit [and pores] is not healthy – or cute. It’s ok to take care of our appearance, but if everything else is broken, people will catch on and seize the moment to its full advantage.

When we find our value in God and not of a superficial reality – that is when we become beautiful.

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Weekly Prayer April 9th, 2018

Hello! I’m glad that you’re here and I get to write to you. Here is this week’s prayer. Hope you all have a prosperous week full of blessings.

God,

Thank you for all of your wonders and your ways. You an awesome God who perfect in all of your ways.

Please allow this week to go well. Allow me to walk in the truth while spreading love and respect to others. I pray that you put my mind at ease so that I can enjoy each day with grace.

I pray to continue to grow and blossom into who you want me to be. Let me have the discernment and strength to improve my own circumstances.

In Jesus Name I Pray,

Amen

I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to frighten you. I will remove dangerous animals from the land, and no sword will pass through your land. Leviticus 26:6

 

My Relationship Goals

Alright, so I shared my general goals for 2018. Another list I created was relationship goals. I wanted to share this list to inspire you to have a healthy intimate partnership in the future.

  1. Build me up as an individual: I know I have to love, trust, and honor myself before I can have an equal give and take union.
  2. Find someone who is also established and treats me nice. Also known as an equally yoked partner.
  3. Allow a man to pursue me and have courtship. Developing a true friendship and bond. Figuring each other out and appreciating each other for who we are.
  4. Fall in love
  5. Get engaged & start planning the merging of our lives. To me, it means negotiating the not so cute stuff like finances & health.
  6. Get Married
  7. Having a healthy work & love balance
  8. And then you know…think about a family

This is my personal list that I’m working really hard on. I will reveal how it all goes in the future. I know all things are possible with God.

14 Don’t become partners with those who do not believe. For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? 2 Corinthians 6:14.

Let Go & Have Fun

Let’s all be honest here. If being a Christian meant having a boring life, I would say no thank you. I like being silly and having fun. God would be great and all, but I wouldn’t see him as someone worth having a relationship with.

I would just like to make it very clear there is nothing wrong with having a good life. There is so much beauty in the world, why wouldn’t God want us to enjoy it?

I like going to the gym, shopping, and having girl time. You’re here – so we both like to read. As long as we are respecting ourselves and others, enjoying life is not a bad thing.

Here are a few tips.

  • Treat yourself to being pampered. I enjoy keeping up with my beauty and appearance. It’s ok to be a beautiful work of art. There is a way to do it without being vulgar.
  • It’s ok to talk to others. If there are healthy boundaries and no one is getting hurt, it’s ok. Being a Christian is more than just throwing Jesus in someone’s face. Every part of your life – including how you treat others, should reflect the blessings God has given you.
  • Hobbies and interest are nice to have. Don’t judge me, but I like to watch videos about Disney World. It’s an entire culture of videos dedicated to the parks and movies, it makes me feel like a kid again.

Let go and have fun – just be smart and safe.

15 So I commended enjoyment because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat, drink, and enjoy himself, for this will accompany him in his labor during the days of his life that God gives him under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 8:15

 

Weekly Prayer April 2, 2018

Happy April everyone! Another month, another chance to make things happen. Let’s all make this season in our lives count. I hope you’re enjoying the blog. If you’re new – welcome. Here is this week’s prayer.

God,

Your presence in my life is constant and abundant. Even if I don’t see all that you are doing in my life, I thank you for everything. I put my faith in you knowing that you will always provide for me.

I pray for my family. Let everything in our lives be full of blessings and prosperity. Continue to reign in our life so that we may live a life of peace and justice. I pray that as this month continues, you will reveal the purpose for our lives. If there is anything toxic that we should change, let it be done in the name of Jesus.

Let our hearts be filled with love. Let our spirits be filled with nothing but the fruits of the holy spirit. Please protect us from anything that is not of you.

I love you so much and I want to keep developing in my walk with you.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

But the Lord is my refuge; my God is the rock of my protection. Psalm 94:22

Break Free

Don’t you for a second think you are not special. You are.

Make peace with your thoughts.

God created you with perfect design

Even when you think you’re not good or smart enough – he sees value in you

Now get up and conquer the world.

God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.

Psalm 46:5

 

Fierce Hearted : Coffe Table Read

It was a Saturday when I had nothing to do. “Welp I guess I’m going to the Christian bookstore.” It was a lot of traffic and a long line when I got there. “Welp, I guess I’m going to be in here for a while.” I spent an hour looking through the entire store. Finally, I went to the women’s section. “Welp I guess I’m a woman.”

The cover of the book is so beautiful and girly. When I flipped through the pages, I realized we had a lot of things in common. The persona of having it all together, the awkward phase growing up, etc. The way she writes is so personal. Holley Gerth really does make you feel like you’re out having coffee with the girls.

Tonight I will dive into the book some more. I will give you an update once I am done. If you have read this book before please let me know. ❤

Amazon Book Link