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24 Lessons on Love, Life, and Faith

Today is a special day, lovely readers and followers. It’s my 24th birthday and I get to share it with you! I know there are so many ideas for birthday posts out there, but I hope this one will inspire and encourage you.

Today is a day of celebration, ice cream (hopefully), and reflection. I want to reflect on 24 life lessons I’ve learned over the years–but with a twist. These 24 nuggets of God-given wisdom will be spread out evenly in the categories of love, life, and faith. I hope you enjoy!

Love

1. Never settle for less than God’s best for you. The person you’re dating might be nice, but he’s not necessarily the right one for you.

2. Keep friendships as a healthy priority when you’re in a relationship. Good friends build you up, and without them, you won’t reach your full potential in life.

3. Never compromise who you are or your beliefs for another person. This applies to all relationships.

4.  Pray and do devotionals with your boyfriend/fiance/husband every day. God will move in amazing ways when you take the time to honor Him.

5. Planning a wedding is fun and an important step, but planning for your marriage is what really matters.

6. Be with someone who makes you laugh. Life is too short not to enjoy the adventure.

7. It’s never too late to honor God and yourself with purity. Don’t let any mistakes from the past hinder you. Everyone falls short in this area; however, everyone is redeemable.

8. Make Jesus your first love, and when you’re ready, He will lead you to the one you should marry. 

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Life

1. Take a moment to look up at the sunset or the stars in the night sky. It puts life into perspective.

2. Animals are one of the most precious gifts God has given us. Treat them with love and kindness and you will be blessed.

3. If you have a passion for something, then go for it. Maybe you’ll make money from it, maybe you won’t. At least you’ll be living your life with passion.

4. Live life with balance. Fruits and veggies are important, but so is pizza. Don’t argue with me here. I know what I’m talking about.

5. You can’t fail if you never stop trying. Keep moving forward. This nugget was inspired by the Disney movie, Meet the Robinson’s. You need to see this movie.

6. Quit comparing your life or “progress” with others. Live for God instead–it’s way more fulfilling.

7. You don’t need to have life all figured out upon graduating high school. Life is unpredictable, and that is what makes it so incredible.

8.  Learn to love yourself and focus less on your outward appearance. It only distracts you from the things that really matter.

24 Lessons on Love, Life, and Faith

Faith

1. God wants to build your character and your faith. Sometimes this will mean trials and stepping out of your comfort zone. This is hard, but so worth it.

2. Sometimes you will have doubts. That’s okay. The important thing is to tell God and keep seeking Him. Faith is found in the waiting.

3. Sometimes the best prayer is, “Jesus, I need you.”

4. The Word of God always has the final say. Don’t let lies from the devil or another person dictate your worth.

5. Don’t be afraid to dance and be wild and free in worship. David of the Bible gave his all to God, and so should we.

6. You’re never going to have Christianity all figured out. Just keep walking and keep growing.

7. You really can do anything through Christ. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

8. No matter who you are or what you’ve done, Jesus wants you. He died to save you from your sins. Jesus  wants to heal, restore, and love you to wholeness. 

24 Lessons on Love, Life, and Faith

There you go! Some life lessons from me to you. God is still working these lessons into my heart, and I’m so grateful. Do you have any nuggets of wisdom to share with me on my birthday? Please comment below!


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Mystery Blogger Award!

Hello lovely readers and followers! Today is a great day because I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the creative, funny, and wise blogger,  Dainty M. I love getting these awards, as it shows just how strong the bonds are between writers in the blogging community. Though they may require effort, they are also a blast. So let’s get started!

This award was first initiated by the wonderful Okoto Enigma, and I think it’s a great way to meet other like-minded bloggers and make new friends.

Here are the rules of the award

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the Rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

Three Things About Myself

  1. I’m a daughter of God, and I strive to honor Him everyday.
  2. I firmly believe that napping is a lifestyle.
  3. I love hair and makeup. I’m not the best at it, but it’s a passion of mine.

Dainty M’s Questions

1. What’s your favourite season of the year?

I really love spring and fall. It’s neither too hot nor too cold, and the transition of the seasons is beautiful.

2. What’s the one thing you’d do if there was no stopping you?

I would get on an airplane and fly to the beach!

3. Soda or juice?

Soda–Diet Coke is my favorite source of caffeine.

4. What’s your idea of fun?

Eating, shopping, reading, writing, sitting outside, and talking with friends.

5. One piece of advice you would tell your younger self?

Your worth is in Jesus alone–not looks or performance. You don’t have to do anything to earn God’s love.

My Best Post

This is kind of a tricky question, but I think that this post is one of my recent favorites.

I Nominate

Courtney

Wendy

Karina

Dan

Wally

Grvya

Tianna

Beckie Lindsey

Questions for My Nominees

1. Would you rather skydive or bungee jump (if you had to choose)?

2. Name a pet peeve of yours.

3. What do you like to do to relax?

4. What is something you’ve learned over this past year?

5. What’s your favorite summertime treat?


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Spotlight: Calligraphy Artist Rachel Hill

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! I’m on Day 13 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge, and the topic for this post is “someone who fascinates you and why.”

I know a lot of fascinating people. As cliché as it may sound, I think everyone is fascinating in their own way. When you really think about it, everyone has unique knowledge and life skills.  Everyone  is gifted with their own special talents by God. That sounds pretty fascinating to me.

Obviously, the most fascinating person to walk the earth would be Jesus Christ, but He’s also God so that makes Him totally out of our league.

Today I want to focus on a new friend of mine who does fabulous calligraphy work. As you may know from this earlier post, my handwriting skills are pretty basic. I like to do calligraphy sometimes, but I find it really challenging. I may be able to string words together to form a blog post or story, but drawing them with intricacy is a whole different story.

Spotlight: Rachel Hill (Instagram: @pensandpleasures_)

Isn’t her work beautiful? These are just a few of my favorite designs by Rachel. I find simple yet elegant designs like these to be so inspiring.

Since Rachel is a Christian, she does a lot of scripture-based calligraphy as well.  She is also taking drawing requests, so please hop on over to her Instagram (link above) and check her out!

He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers (Exodus 35:35 NIV).


Thanks for reading! Is there someone in your life who you find fascinating? Tell me in the comments below 🙂

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Switching Up The 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 11 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge!

Today’s Topic: Your Favorite TV Show.


But First…

Before I jump into the topic of today’s post, I just wanted to make a little announcement. Although I am not quitting the 30 Day Blog Challenge, I am only going to be posting the topics on my Fashion Friday posts.

The reason I am doing this is because with blogging, school, and editing my book, I am getting WAAYY too much screen time. When I was little, staring at a video game screen for too long would give me headaches. Even now I can’t play most video games, and if I spend too much time reading on Kindle or scrolling on social media, I will get dizzy or get headaches.

So after much prayer and thought, I’ve decided to cut back on the blogging. But not to worry! I am just going back to my regular twice a week schedule. Sure the challenge may take me longer, but at least it gives me some cool content to write about while I show my Friday fashion collages!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program.

My Favorite TV Shows

Honestly, I don’t watch a lot of TV. I spend more time reading or watching YouTube videos I guess. However, I still watch reruns of my all time favorite TV show, Ed Edd n Eddy. This is the best show ever–hands down. The cell style animation is so cool, and I loved trying to draw the characters with my friend Paige when I was younger.  They also have the best lines of any cartoon. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please check it out on YouTube!

Right now the only show I really watch regularly is This Is Us. It’s such a great show. It really shows the dynamics of family, and how important it is to love one anther–despite our quirks. I may also have a crush on one of the actors (cough…Justin Hartley…cough).

Other shows I like to watch every now and then are Everybody Loves Raymond, Sailor Moon, Gilmore Girls, and My Cat From Hell (which is about cute, but misbehaving cats).


That’s about it for me! What TV shows do you like to watch? Let me know in the comments below!

Make sure to check out Courtney at 1Timothy4:12Girl as she partners with me in this challenge! I’ll be back next Friday with fashion and Day 12 of the challenge 🙂

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15 Interesting Facts About Me~Day 8 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 8 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge!

Today’s Topic: 15 Interesting Facts About Me


15 (Mostly Interesting) Facts About Me

  1. I know all of the lyrics to Feliz Navidad.
  2. I’m left-handed–but I can do a lot of things with my right hand (like knitting and using scissors).
  3. I’m always changing my hair style.
  4. I’m becoming obsessed with flying and airplanes (more on that here).
  5. I’m working on my first novel!
  6. I struggle with chronic illness, but God always gives me the strength and energy to get things done.
  7. I love people–even if they drive me nuts. I try to see the good in everyone.
  8. I’m an avid collector of Betsey Johnson purses.
  9. I’m a crazy cat lady.
  10. I love just about anything vintage–decorations, furniture, fashion, photography, etc.
  11. I am a recovering nail biter.
  12. I like photography–especially nature.
  13. I’m a relatively slow reader. Yes, you can be a bookworm and not read fast!
  14. By God’s grace, I’ve managed to keep a 4.0 in college.
  15. I love the cartoon Ed Edd n Eddy, and I can do a pretty good impersonation of Ed.

Thanks for reading! Tell me something interesting about you in the comments below!

Make sure to check out Courtney at 1Timothy4:12Girl as she partners with me in this challenge! I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 9 of the challenge 🙂

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