I may or may not have just purchased my first pair of TOMS. The thought that I just helped a needy child with a pair of shoes too makes my heart want to explode with happiness. XD
By the way…I’ve been gone for awhile. I have my own photography business now. :)
This is me. My hair isn’t fixed, and my freckles exposed. No makeup and no edit on this photo. This is me. No enhancements to my facial features to make myself look “pretty.” Three years ago, I wouldn’t have been found in a public place without at least some makeup on … Much less posting photos of myself “au natural.” I want to tell you why I am today.
This photo symbolizes the confidence I have in Jesus Christ. Because I opened myself, exposed and vulnerable to Him, and found His complete acceptance and perfect love…I can rest in Him! I am tired of fighting for acceptance from other people. In all actuality, even the people who accept you as you are will let you down…so if you place your self confidence in anything besides Jesus Himself, you will be left broken.
Jesus looks at you and says, “Hey you. The one with the freckles and blemishes above your right eyebrow. I choose you.” He says, “Child…the one with the heart that has been broken so many times…I love you with my perfect love. Come to me. I will put your heart back together.” He says, “You with the speech impediment, the learning disability, the eating disorder, the insecurities pounded into you by society…I made you beautiful. You are my heart. Come to me and let me pour my love into you until it overflows.”
Hey you who hides behind that mask…He is waiting for you to come to Him so He can be everything you need. He wants to fix your brokenness and give you hope and a purpose for living.
I know. He did it for me. 💗
The greatest desire of my heart is that He would be glorified in every part of my life - ESPECIALLY who I choose as my future husband. So much of my life I have spent worrying and making mental lists of what I want and don’t want in a husband. Praise the Lord, I’m finding rest in Jesus. He will handle it. I need not fret nor search. He will bring it to pass in His perfect timing if I just rest in Him. And in the meanwhile? I’m learning to fall deeper in love with my First and True Love. So thankful. So peaceful in Him.
I bet you guys thought I fell off the face of the earth - ha!
So, I took that social media break I was telling you guys about…and I have been back to facebook for a little while, but am just returning to Tumblr.
HELLO TO MY NEW FOLLOWERS! Please! Drop a note in my ask box and introduce yourselves! I’d love to ‘meet’ you!
I’ve missed you guys :)
—- Social Media Break —-
I started my social media break yesterday, but realized that I posted a notice on my facebook and not on my tumblr! I’ve had a very hectic past couple of days!
So, until further notice, I’m slipping out of the media world so that I can run wholeheartedly after Christ. I just want to retreat with Him — apart from the things that are stealing my attention from Him.
I don’t know how long I’ll be gone — Jesus and I are going to take our time. In the meanwhile, I’ll be leaving my blog up so that it might be an encouragement to you, friends, while I am gone.
God bless each of you — love and prayers.
Conviction - pt 2
Paul Washer has been one of the ways the Lord has been convicting me of my habit of being “sucked into” facebook and tumblr so easily. I will be going on my “facebook/tumblr hiatus” on Saturday. I want to share with you a few of the things that Paul shared that God really struck me with. ♥
“We have only one life…it is to be lived. The person who is consumed with living will not be consumed with media.”
“We have become a people who sit mesmerized by the make-believe of media whe life passes before us unnoticed.”
“We were made to participate in real life; not to be passive observers of another’s imagination, communicated through advanced technology.”
“We are to grab every moment & squeeze as much life out of it as possible. Christ made us for such things!” - all four quotes from Paul Washer
love and prayers <3
So - the Lord has been convicting my heart - though I long for my
facebook and tumblr to be a place of encouragement for the people that
are friends/followers, I am guilty of picking up my phone and
scrolling mindlessly for too long, when I should be in the Word of
God. As I have been asking the Lord to change my heart to be
completely infatuated with Him, this has become more and more
apparent. I am not going to delete my facebook because I am connected
with so many brothers and sisters from my overseas missions
trips…but I feel like it’s time for a tumblr hiatus. I don’t know
how long this break will last - but Jesus and I are going to take our
Please know that I am not cutting myself off from you, friends. I
still long to pray for you and talk with you! If you want my phone
number, please message me here. If you want my email - it’s
email@example.com - please don’t hesitate to contact me!
I will be on and off the next couple of days as I answer messages in
my inbox. I will post another status when I officially go on my
love and prayers.