Monday, July 14, 2014

Super Easy Anchor DIY

This is an uber-easy DIY - so simple, really.  All you do is place some alphabet stickers on an anchor {mine's a felt one from Joann's}, then figure out how you want to display/hang it.  I hot glued magnets to the back of mine so it could easily be displayed on my metal door; you could also use the ring at the top of the anchor to string ribbon or twine through to hang it that way.  

I love the rest of the verse/chapter that goes on to say, "It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, (v. 20) where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.  He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."  Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, is my firm hope!  What about you? =)

Hopeful Love,

P.S.: I also made this simple wall art with the same message...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Song Love {July}

"Fix My Eyes" by For King & Country

"Overwhelmed" by Big Daddy Weave

"Lay It Down" by Sanctus Real

Musical Love,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Remembering Truths


I've been cleaning up piles of mail that I hid away in plastic bags {hoping it would somehow magically transform into something else - I'm thinking flowers, Greek yogurt, Anthropologie gift cards... something good}.  But, nope.  It just doesn't work that way.  Note to younger selves reading this: don't let junk mail accumulate into mountains - even when your mom gives you a pile of it every time you visit cause some of it still comes to that address, too - &, no, you'd rather not apply for ten zillion credit card offers, so you begin to not even open em - ahem!}.  Amidst all of my paper trash were lots of old journals, too, which I'm not trashing.  One of which was opened to a page with scribbled words prancing around on it.  I read it.  It helped me.  It felt good & like a "God thing," cause we all need encouragement & reminding - & I especially needed it right then.  I hope it helps you, too.  Remember.

Dear Father,

Please grant me the strength to take up my cross each day.  My lips are so eager to complain.  The enemy tells me I've gotten farther, not closer.  Guide my feet & may they trod ever closer to You.  This life gets so weary & lonely, but let me continue my path through Your strength ever present in me.  I look to You for each breath.  I lean on You with each step.  Forgive me for my complaints & for when I fall down & fall short.  I know that You love me still & that Jesus' blood covers my sins... every single one - big & small.  Help me to seek Your face daily & Your will until the moment You take me home... & I will see that all that weary travel was well spent.  I exalt Your Name dear Father, God.

In Jesus' sweet Name, Amen.

Thanks for sharing an intimate peek into my journal & prayer life.  I love you & God does, too!  We're going to make it through this life with His strength!

Love for the Journey,

P.S.: I also unearthed this note on a slip of paper; I remember writing it in a Sunday school class when we were asked to put a Bible verse in our own words {I can't remember (& haven't really attempted to figure out which one it was - bonus points if you figure it out=)}...

So, for the sake & cause of Christ, I will have blind joyful hope in all trials, wrongful accusations, cruel leaders, failures, deaths, illness - when I am in such tempests - You are perfectly strong.

P.P.S.: This, too...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July Fourth Style Tips

Go Fourth!

Go Fourth: Tips

It's that time of year - you want to look patriotic, but not necessarily like a walking flag.  It can be tricky.  Here are some tips for your July 4th attire...

*Add patriotic touches through accessories {hair, jewelry, summer scarf, hat, etc.}.  Choose a couple pieces to add to your look.

*Try solid reds, whites, or blues paired with patterned or staple pieces.

*Add stripes or glittery stars to your finger & toe nails!

Patriotic Love,

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What's In Your Bag?

Pack Your Bag

Summer is a time for travel... whether that means a drive across the country, jet-setting the globe, or walking to the public pool.  No matter the destination a girl's gotta have her bag, right?  And, it's got to have all the essentials {okay, & some not-essentials that are just fun}, too.  Check out some of the things I like to tote around above.  

Leave a comment to share what's essential in your summer bag?

Summer Love,