My Current Christian Reading List

Monday, November 20, 2017

 One of my favorite things to do at the end of the day is to curl up with a good book. Paul Sweeney once said, "You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you lost a friend." 
I couldn't agree more with that quote. I love the books that awaken new thoughts into your mind and leave you different than you were before you ever turned the first page. 
 So today I thought I would share with you guys the books that I have been loving these past few months.

1. Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller 
Every Good Endeavor is not only a monthly favorite, but one of my favorite books of all time. It's definitely a staple in my book collection now because of how it spoke into my life in so many ways. In this book, Keller speaks about work - how it came to be, our view of it, and how to align our every day work and careers with God's work. As someone who has always struggled with choosing what to do with my life when it comes to a career, this book has definitely helped me with my confusion and equipped me for my future! I highly recommend this one for High School or College students that are preparing for or starting their careers!

2. One Thousand Gifts Devotional by Ann Voskamp
I randomly picked up this devotional at a used bookstore a few months back, and I have been so surprised at the impact it has made in my life. This devotional focuses on giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life. Ann writes her devotions in such a way that sounds so poetic and beautiful, it would leave me in tears almost every time I closed the book. She also adds a section in the back with 1000 empty spaces to write down things you are grateful for every day. By doing this, she hopes that you will develop a heart of thankfulness that will result in joy and intimacy with God!

4. Rescuing Ambition - Dave Harvey 
In this book, Dave Harvey shares with us how to improve, produce, develop, and create for the glory of God and not for the glory of ourselves. This was such an eye opening book and really made me think about why I was doing the things I'm doing - for the glorifying of myself or for glorifying my God? This is a good book for someone who feels like they're in a rut and they want to get themselves back on track and back to creating a life that glorifies God. 

What books have you been loving lately? I'm always up for a good read! 

"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul."
-Psalm 94:19 

Thanksgiving Outfit Idea

Friday, November 17, 2017
Hey ya'll! I hope you all are doing well. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought I would share an outfit idea! This dress has to be one of my favorites for this time of the year. The warm floral pattern is stunning and it's so COMFY (which is a necessity after eating on Thanksgiving Day). 
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving! Let me know how you plan to celebrate in the  comments section! 

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
1 Chronicles 16:34

5 YouTube Channels For Christian Women

Monday, November 13, 2017

1. Kristin Johns
 Kristin has got to be one of the sweetest souls on YouTube. She's so genuine and her style is perfection! On her channel she shares her fashion and beauty favorites, along with super fun vlogs with her husband Marcus, and her cute golden retrievers. She's an awesome role model for young girls and so real and relatable. You can check out her channel here! 

2. Katie Gregorie 
Katie takes a different approach to YouTube. She doesn't talk much about makeup and fashion, but about the real issues with the world and the stereotypes that go along with Christianity. Her videos are hilarious but convicting, and her Canadian accent is super cute. Go check out her channel!

3. Girl Defined 
Kristen and Bethany from Girl Defined ministries are huge difference makers. Not only have they wrote an amazing book, their YouTube channel has been a huge help to me and ladies around the world. They talk about real issues that the Christian woman goes through, with biblical advice to help you through and help you know that you are not alone. These women are jewels and you won't regret taking a look at their channel!

4. Heather Lindsey 
Heather has helped me grow in my spiritual walk more than I can explain! Her video "When God chooses you and sets you apart" was what first caught my interest and I have watched almost every discussion and Bible study of hers since then. She has a way of revealing the real issues of your heart and inspiring and challenging women around the world to stand up and stand out. I highly recommend subscribing to her channel and check out her website, The Pinky Promise Movement ,  to download study guides and buy her books as well! 

5. Cambria Joy 
Cambria Joy is full or joy and dedication on her lifestyle and fitness channel! She is passionate about not only feeding your body with healthy foods, but feeding your soul with the word of God. She makes videos about her fitness journey, workout ideas, healthy recipes, along with vlogs of her everyday life with her husband Bo in their home state of California. You can check out her channel here!

Sometimes it's hard to find good & inspiring people and things to watch, I have struggled with it myself. I have found that sometimes you need to turn off the TV and find real people, talking about real life situations and issues that you can relate to. I hope that you found this post helpful and let me know if you check any of these channels out! 
God bless! 

It Is Well With My Soul + Cozy Cardigan

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Something I have realized lately is that one of the goals of the enemy is to make us feel unworthy and unloved. Some people will go to extreme measures and give their lives away to drugs and alcohol, while others just find ways to cope to give them a sense of worth and meaning - which only lasts for a short time and then goes away. 
If you own an item that people tell you is worth very little - you’re likely to sell it cheap or even throw it away. 
But the truth is - Christ paid the highest price that he could pay for YOU. That means you’re worth so much more than you’re giving yourself credit for. You are valued and loved beyond anything in this world. Don’t sell yourself out to the cheap call of the world, and remember this truth - “Behold what manner of love the father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the children of God.” (1 John 3:1) “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods.” (1 Corinthians 6:2) 

I’m so glad that God always comforts us with his truth which causes us to say “It is well with my soul.” 
This top from the Main Street exchange is such a beautiful reminder. 
You can shop my shirt and cardigan here. 

My Fave Fall OOTD

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hey ya'll! It's been a while since I posted, I have been super busy with my last few weeks of this semester of Cosmetology school. I hope all is well with you guys! What have you been up to this Fall? 
I have been loving the weather and the leaves are currently in their prime time. A normal day here in Georgia is around 68-70 degrees, which calls for short sleeves during the day! This striped tee is a favorite of mine from Forever 21 , and this adorable skirt was kindly sent to me by The Main Street Exchange!

"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not relunctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 
-2 Corinthians 9:7