This is one of my favorite Bible Verses. I recently discovered in a class I have been taking at Church. The scripture refers to doing the right thing in situations because that may be the reason you are in the position you are in. I can go off on a full on tangent over how much I live by this verse, but I wont keep you on this freezing Sunday.
Happy Sunday Friends…
I am so sorry today’s post is late. Last night my husband threw me a surprise party and I had so much fun, so I wasn’t prepared for today’s post. That’s life for you.
I found this image on Pinterest and thought! Yes that is it! A few times this week I had to share something similar to this with a some people. So now it’s your turn. Really, I just want to share and be light to you all letting you know, if you are going through something that is less than ideal, and trying to make sense out of all the clamantly. Remember, everything happens for a reason and God has put you in a certain place for a certain reason. Just like this quote says, He could be trying to change your heart… just let Him. You will never win a fight with God, so try to understand what He is trying to teach you. I promise that is the easiest way out, just learn the lesson that is being given.
I hope you were encouraged.
As you all know last week I was in Newport News, Va with my church on a couples retreat. The retreat was Thursday through Saturday, just in time for everyone to make it to church on Sunday. It just so happened to be comunion so we were able to sleep in (Communion service is at night). I am currently working on an in depth story on my faith and the journey it took to get to where I am now. It is very interesting/ entertaining.
Frank and I left at about 8am on Thursday morning. I suggested that we get down there as soon as possible, traffic is always unpredictable and it was a 3 hour drive. I actually grew up in that area, and I knew there were some outlets close by. We arrived at the outlets around 1pm and gave us some time to do a little shopping. After shopping we checked into the hotel and the festivities began.
We were able to experience the amazing voice of Kelly Price concert, followed by music and dancing in what we called “the love lounge.” Growing up my favorite type of music was R&B, 90s R&B holds a special place in my heart. If you can’t tell getting to see Kelly Price perform was amazing.
First thing in the morning, the coordinators included a time for everyone to walk around “love pond” or get in a quick workout. We started the morning in prayer, followed by breakfast. After breakfast which was about 2 hours, we had praise in worship before our first speaker. The first speaker, Bishop Kim Walter Brown was amazing. So much so, Frank and I purchased his book and got it signed. Bishop Brown, spoke about how our up bring plays a major role in the way we operate. It was very eye opening. Later that evening, we had dinner at a Brizillian restaurant that brought around endless meats, Frank loved it.
The morning was the same as day one, Frank and I had an amazing run this morning- I get excited for great workouts. The speaker this day was Mark Gungor, and he was so funny, we couldn’t stop laughing. I really enjoyed how he put the way men and women think into perspective. We purchased these materials as well. After this speaker it was time for lunch then we had to get back on the road to head back to Maryland.
Overall Frank and I loved this retreat. We have never done anything quite like this and we had an amazing time. We even bought our tickets for next year, the church gives a great discount when you register at the retreat. I am so excited for next year!
Recently, I had been on the hunt for a new devotional. I am always on the hunt for something it seems (this is typical for me!). I came across this blog post from Sequins and Things (one of my favorite blogs) and thought I would check it out. I did and loved it.
When I found this book my Paul David Tripp in Barnes and Noble, I ended up spending a bit of time in the book store reading this book. I love how easy it is to read and understand. It also gives you a book or chapter to think about throughout the day. Proverbs 8:17 says “I love love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me” -NKJV
Recently, I have been looking for a bible study I can do in my personal time. After searching high and low, I found a bible study that is easy to understand. I found it on the Women Living Well website. There is a section called Good Morning Girls, which covers a book from the bible in depth. This session Good Morning Girls are studying the book of Ecclesiastes.
I like this bible study because of how easy it to follow along. The Good Morning Girls also created a book that can be purchased here. I purchased the Kindle version, but when I do the other bible studies I will be purchasing the actual book. If you get the book it is like having a work book, instead of writing all your discussion questions in another journal, which is what I am doing currently.
If you decide to participate in this bible study, let me know I would love to see what you all think about it.
Lately, I had been on the hunt for a new bible. The past couple of years I had been just using my bible app to follow along in church. One morning while doing my daily devotions I needed to look up scripture, when I went to my phone to find what I was studying, I got side tracked and ended up spending the next 15 minutes on Instagram and Snapchat. Once I came to, I decided that I need to have a bible I can touch with my hands, and leave technology out of my quiet time.
The hunt was on! Of course, I can’t just have a regular brown, possibly leather bible. I needed something that I wanted to sit on my desk or leave on the coffee table. Don’t you know I found exactly what I was looking for.
How cute is this bible! I found it at Barnes and Noble, while shopping I had a few other items I was trying to decided between, when I saw this, I put everything down and went right to check out.
Overall, my theory was right. I am able to have productive bible time when I don’t have any technology near me. I also helps to have a uber cute bible to study.