MY FAV BIBLE VERSES + in awe of God

Saturday, February 24, 2018

when I was younger, I had a favorite bible verse, but now, I honestly don't know if I could choose one. as I continue to read there are SO many that just put me in such awe of God and His power and love.

and as I've been reading my bible more, I'm realizing how sometimes we have to focus more on parts in the bible that aren't very pleasing. God says there will be struggles. God says we will be persecuted for His name. There will be pain, and temptations, and darkness. But He will be with us, and in the end, His light will blow away all the darkness.

idk if all that makes sense or not, here are are some verses that have meant loads to me lately <33
HE CALMS THE STORM, SO THAT ITS WAVES ARE STILL [psalm 107:29]

He commands the sun, and it does not rise; He seals off the stars; He alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea [job 9:7&8]

I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever. nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken from it. God does it, that men should fear before him [ecclesiastes 3:14]
also i heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" then i said, "Here I am! Send me" [isaiah 6:8]

when you pass through the waters I will be with you; and through the rivers , they shall not overflow you. when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you [isaiah 43:2]

...HE UTTERED HIS VOICE, THE EARTH MELTED... [psalm 46:6]

for I know that my redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth [job 19:26]
He will have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea [micah 2:19]

...DO NOT FRET BECAUSE OF EVILDOERS... [proverbs 24:19]

do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when i fall, i will rise; when i sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me [micah 7:8]
test all things; hold fast to what is good. abstain from every form of evil [thessalonians 5:21&22]

He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces [isaiah 25:8]

...the Lord is near to those who have a broken heart... [psalm 34:18]

for you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall [isaiah 25:4]
then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say 'Here I am' [isaiah 58:9]

in God I have put my trust, I will not be afraid. what can man do to me? [psalm 56:11]

FOR THIS IS OUR GOD, OUR GOD FOREVER AND EVER; HE WILL BE OUR GUIDE EVEN UNTO DEATH [psalm 139:10]
I've also been thinking about God's power lately -- my mind blew today (it does that a lot, if I'm honest xP) okay, so. in comparison:

earth size: bb gun pellet
sun size: basketball
largest star size (THAT WE KNOW OF): 1,000 times the size of the sun

WHAT. my brain just can't. that's just a STAR. we are SO tiny, guys. so. so. so tiny. 

but get this.

in our galaxy alone (from what we know) there are over a BILLION other planets. and so far, there are none we can find that are habitable, and no other life forms from what we can tell. and that's from what we can see, and DUDE. WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY GALAXIES ARE OUT THERE?? space is so beautifully scary.

we are so tiny, and so insignificant. we are so undeserving and so unworthy. so when you read these verses and your bible, think of that. In all His power, God still loves and cares about us, individually and uniquely. it just makes my jaw drop just to think about it, hbu?


p.s. these are the pics from last weekend MUCH FUN (and waayyy too much eating xD)

WHAT IS YOUR FAV BIBLE VERSE??
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?

DON'T JUST REST [EMPOWER + RE-ENERGIZE]

Saturday, February 17, 2018

I think when everyone says "you need to take a break" we often nod and agree and maybe you /do/ take a break.

but..often times those breaks aren't very restful and can actually become stress-filled because you feel like you aren't accomplishing anything FEEL ME ON THIS???????

however I was watching a video the other day and the whole "resting" thing was put to a whole new perspective to me

the guy was saying how we need to take rests to be re-energized. but not the "get more sleep" kind of resting often think of. being re-energized and re-empowered also happens by doing the things we enjoy! now, some things I may enjoy (such as writing, reading, arting, baking) may be empowering to me, but may be stressful for you.

recharging can come in many different forms: reading, crafts, quiet, fun, events, baking -- it's different for everyone. sometimes we may think we just need to take a nap or read or just slow down (those things ARE amazing btw)

lol i just love this movie so much xD

but sometimes I think we need to take the time to do the things we like doing. but that brings me to my second point of this post

the question in the video was this: "what is your prime time"? basically WHAT TIME OF THE DAY IS MOST PRODUCTIVE FOR YOU? early mornings, afternoons, or late at night? then he said this:

"if you want your best work, you have to set aside your best time"

and that sort of hit me. so often we push back that because we have things that need to be done, and it's often true. they DO need to be done. but, if you even set aside 20 minutes a day, by the end of the year you'll have 120 hours to work on what you love to do, whatever that may be. it doesn't have to be the same thing. and it doesn't have to be every day. it could be one set aside day a week (also something to look forward to, and plan ahead for so you can get your things done prior)

now I will say that hobbies aren't always the most important, but setting aside 20 minutes a day IS possible. We may not be able to get more time in our day, but we can inject more energy and accomplish more in the time we DO have

time isn't just time. it CAN be moments. but that's up to us

MY PLAN FOR THIS WEEKEND: I'm actually up in a cabin for a girls hangout, and I plan on getting some writing work done ITS BEEN FOREVER and I've reallllyy been missing it. also read and eat much food yus xD

p.s. thank you all SO much for your responses on my last post. in the end I think I decided to keep the one I have now, and change it to the other in a month or two. CUZ I STILL LOVE THEM BOTH xD thoughts??

WHAT EMPOWERS AND RE-ENERGIZES YOU?
WHEN IS YOUR "PRIME TIME"??

A NEW DESIGN + I NEED YOUR HELP [choosing a header]

Saturday, February 10, 2018

GUYS WHAT EVEN HAPPENED AROUND HERE??? ITS SO DIFFERENT but I tottaallyy love it! xD i've been planning this change since the beginning of the year and after going back and forth over which template to choose (I ended up changing it up a ton anyways, like I always do oops) but legit, I finally got around to changing it

BUT. I KINDA HAVE A PROBLEM.

see, I made these two headers, okay? and I loved them both so much that I went around and asked my fam what they thought. LEGIT NO ONE COULD DECIDE and when people finally did, it was seriously even with both of the options

SO I NEED YOUR HELP. (I temporarily put one up here on the blog until I can finally decide btw lol) but anyways, here are the headers i made:
 this one
and this one

i may or may not end up deciding myself in the end if it's close again, but hey, I really want to see which one you guys like best xD so comment below with all the opinions!!

p.s. sorry this post is shorter but hahaha I've been spending all my spare time working on this thing and i plan on spending today REEADDINNG (among other things) cuz guys ITS SATURDAY!! -- have an awesome weekend you peeps <33


NAME 1 THING YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH TODAY?
WHICH HEADER IS YOUR FAV?? [help]

3 METHODS TO HELP REMIND YOU TO GET THINGS DONE [what i do]

Saturday, February 3, 2018

staying organized and getting everything you need to get done in a day can be a struggle. and if you aren't a list sort of person, you'll probably forget half of it (cuz goodness. brains just aren't reliable nowadays) and likely, you'll end up trying to get it done at midnight, or stuffing it into tomorrows schedule.

and even if you ARE a list person, sometimes that piece of paper you scratched on isn't always on hand to keep you reminded, or you forget to look at it, or better yet, you *gasp* lost it? #totallyhavenotdonethat

being a list person, it's always been a semi-struggle for me. BUT. here are some things that I've been doing lately has really been helping loads:

[ o n e ]  S E T   P H O N E   A L A R M S
no, alarms aren't just for forcing you to force your eyes open in the morning (ha. who knew?) I also tend to stick to alarms (bc you can add a note to it) rather than setting a minute amount. (because I've set timers and have had it gone off and then sat there for three minutes wondering what in the world that was supposed to be for #oops).
T I P : don't let that snooze button get to you. it's easily pressed, and before you know it a half an hour+ has passed #oops -- does anyone know if you can turn off the snooze button?? that would be amazing (because Julia always kills me when it goes off and starts buzzing hahaa)

[ t w o ]  T O   D O   L I S T   O N   N O T E S
because did you know they have the checklist option?? like YUS. this is super helpful because (A) your phone is almost always on you, so you can write things down in the moment and not forget to write it down later and (B) you can get in the habit of checking it more often and therefore will remember to do the things more
T I P : leave this page open when you turn off your phone, that way it'll be the first thing you see when you turn it on!

[ t h r e e ]  S T I C K Y   N O T E   P A D
THESE ARE VERY USEFUL. just get a pack of square sticky notes. take one, write a to-do list and stuff it in your pocket. this is great for if you don't always have a phone on you, and also great for having on hand when you need to write down random things.

T I P : keep your to do list to the basics of things that NEED to be done today. Otherwise, you'll be overwhelmed and deterred from starting on it all SO DONT LET THAT HAPPEN, K

WHAT DO YOU DO TO REMEMBER THINGS?
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