Hello all! I’m planning on designing totes with scripture + illustrations inspired by beauty and love. If you have a scripture verse, or anything in mind, please leave me a note. I’ve been praying about this project for some time now, so hopefully it actually goes through!
PS. Would you buy silk screened tote bags with illustrations + scripture on it? I need some input. Thanks!
I’m going to check out other gym alternatives. I’m not the “typical” gym rat. I prefer athletics because I get bored with machines too easily. So far on the list is the Diablo Rock Gym. My main purpose of purchasing a membership is to keep in shape and explore new things. I definitely need the challenge and change of scenery!
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
The obvious answer: God
As an innocent child, I loved Him without question. But my teenage and beginning college years were dark. Until I really took the time to recognize, know, and love Him, life has never been the same since. He showed me the path to the Church He founded. He introduced me to amazing communities. He made me realize the importance of being a woman. He made me realize my worth. Because of Him I am joyful, blessed, and thankful.
If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex- monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.
If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.
If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560.
If you are a Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury in the American colonies in the 17th century.
If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582.
If you are a Methodist, your religion was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.
If you are a Unitarian, Theophilus Lindley founded your church in London in 1774.
If you are a Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, N.Y., in 1829.
If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1605.
If you are if the Dutch Reformed church, you recognize Michaelis Jones as founder, because he originated your religion in New York in 1628.
If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.
If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your religion was born and to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder.
If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as ‘Church of the Nazarene,” “Pentecostal Gospel.” “Holiness Church,” “Pilgrim Holiness Church,” “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” your religion is one of the hundreds of new sects founded by men within the past century.
If you are Catholic, you know that your religion was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is still the same Church.
Japan was amazing. It left me with uncomfortable feelings of culture shock. I didn’t like it at first but after returning back to the States I realized how unique and special Japan was. Besides being a shopping and food heaven, I really admired how kind everyone was. Sigh… I’ll be back soon!
This is a hard one to narrow down considering all the amazing friends I have. But to be honest my family has seen the best and worst of me. My mom especially… She is my mom first, friend second. Below is a picture of my fam taken in 2008.
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself Day 02- The meaning behind your Tumblr name Day 03- A picture of you and your friends Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to Day 06- Favorite super hero and why Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends Day 12- How you found out about Tumblr and why you made one Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently Day 14- A picture of you and your family Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play Day 16- Another picture of yourself Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else Day 23- Something you crave for a lot Day 24- A letter to your parents Day 25- What I would find in your bag Day 26- What you think about your friends Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then? Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned Day 30- Who are you?
Sometimes I feel like my friends think of my faith as some sort of hobby. Whenever we talk about church/church friends/church retreats, it’s as if it’s a part of my life separate from who I am with them. But the truth is my faith consumes every bit of me. I don’t live for my hobbies, I live for my faith.
Inspired by Mark Hart’s talk this past weekend at the Young Adult conference:
I use to think I needed a huge conversion story to know that I was truly changed. I went to Bible camp and all my friends claimed to be “saved” and ever changed. I never really experienced that “moment”. I’ve had moments but never just one moment. It’s always been more like a process for me. A journey. There were times of glory but also failure. I would like to think of conversion as an everyday experience. A daily choice to die of self in order to live for Him. A daily choice to suck it up and trust Him. A daily choice to love even though you feel nothing. Conversion is a total transformation, mind, body, and spirit, that takes place every time we pick up our cross and walk shoulder to shoulder with Christ.
Today 2 people asked me if I was going to move in with my boyfriend before marriage, which obviously is not going to happen. One of them called me “traditional”. But I would like to just think of myself as smart.
At the end of the week I like to look back at all the blessings God has surprised me with through out the week. Constant conversation with God sure makes a difference. I got a job offer because I showed Him I’m not one to give up. I exercised to the point of being sore because I showed Him how much I value His creation, my body. My family got together to celebrate the arrival of my Uncle (who’s in the Navy) and God showed us the importance of family no matter how big or small the number. I went to daily Mass and He gave me a piece of heaven. God is mighty and fruitful. Be sure to praise him for everything. Happy Friday!
“our focus as a society feeds on beauty. it has become a goal and obsession. as girls we entangle ourselves in the latest fashion trends and the smallest sizes. however, deep down what we really want is to feel loved…to be loved. we’ve bought into the lie that looking beautiful will make us happier and bring us fulfilling love. but, what we really need is the unconditional love of Jesus. He is the one who makes us beautiful, the one who paid the price for our beauty. and we need to see ourselves as He sees us. it’s not as much about what we do, or how we look, but who we are. and we are his beloved.”—
-onetruth.com (this website shut down in 2008, but i’m glad i snagged this before they did)
For all the ladies… Remember who and whose you are :)