Thursday, July 31, 2014

I Should Have Been Born in the 40's/50's

You Are My Special Angel...To the CinemaPicnic with a BeauProper

^I made the sets above on Polyvore.^

I seriously should of been born in the 1940's (or 50's).
Not because of what happened in that time but because of the the style.
 I absolutely love it. <3
 I love how the outfits were modest and so cute and the way red lipstick didn't look trashy then. I'm actually trying to dress in the style more these days. Not like dresses all the time, but just having that classic look I guess.

I also lovveee the music they had then!!! Goodness, it is so lovely!
It's very different from the music we have nowadays but that's why I like it. The music today always seems sorta fake since we can edit voices to sound, well, perfect. I think the reason why I like these is because they aren't fake and have a classy feel to them. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

His Handy Work

I sit on the edge of the dock.
 Letting my legs hang into the refreshing iridescent water.
The slow wind picks up my blonde locks and makes them dance in its direction.
 I breathe in the fresh air of fresh pine trees that are on either side of the lake. 
I smell the honeysuckles reaching out of the forest letting its scent carry through the wind,
and here I am,
sitting here on the worn wooden dock alone with nature. 
I look up at the baby blue sky. 
The wispy clouds stretch across nature's ceiling. 
The sun shines on the lake,
making it sparkle and twinkle with ever movement in the lake. 
I see my reflection in the mirror of water.
 My hair, a mess by the wind blow, and I wear a smile of pure contentedness. 
All around me music is playing. I hear a bird's faraway song, the crickets' lull, a splash of a fish, and a low deep croak coming from a frog. 
I feel as if nature is one with me.
Like the world is paused for just a moment.
Giving me a chance to breathe in and out.
 a chance to finally marvel at his creation.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A New Member & Bible Verse Challenge

I'd like to welcome a new member to Hand in Hand...
Melody from An Ordinary Life! She is such a sweet girl and is a great addition to our blog. 
The picture below is of Melody. :)

With that said, I will get to what I was going to say.
Have you heard the new Jamie Grace song?
It's called "Do Life Big".
You seriously need to watch the lyric video below all the way through. I guarantee it will amaze you.

In the song she saying that Jesus gave her new life and because of that she wants to do life big for Him. I don't know about you but I want to do life big. I feel like I sometimes slack a little bit with God. Like getting into His word everyday. 
Sometimes I would rather just read a book I'm reading or get on the computer then just read the bible. 
I thought I could have a little challenge for you to participate in as well as for me. I thought we could have a Bible Verse Challenge. 
(or BVC)

You can read one everyday for this week. None of them are that long but they are all very meaningful and encouraging. These verses are sorta like snacks. Once you start reading them, you can't get enough.

You can start now or wait till Sunday. :)

Psalms 119:41
Isaiah 35:4
Mathew 6:1-4
Isaiah 60:19-20
Colossians 3:13
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
Romans 12:2

Monday, July 14, 2014

Let It Go

Hello beautiful readers!

^When you saw the title, probably the first thing that came into your mind was...

But that isn't exactly what this post is about.

So I've been having a lot of trouble with "letting go" of my anger. Now don't get me wrong, I am normally a calm, people pleaser, laid back type of person. The only problem with that is I bottle everything up inside. I always bury the anger inside of me deeper and deeper, but eventually I will be filled to the rim in anger and it's all going to spill out. So as you can see, it takes all lot to get me angry.

I am just tired of people lying to me,
 and how they pretend to be someone else.
I'm sick of people's attitudes
and how they never listen to me.

But if you saw me, with all this anger bottled up inside, you could never even tell I was even a smidge mad. I just bury it deeper and deeper.

I need to empty my anger to God. He is the only one who will carry our burdens and never judge us.
I need to let it go like in the song.

♪Don't let them in,
don't let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel,
don't let them know
Well now they know♪

 This really describes me and how I've been feeling. The lyrics are so powerful for just a Disney song. :)

♪Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don't care
what they're going to say
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway♪

To let go of anger there is something you always have to do...

  1.  stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.

Forgiving is one of the hardest things to do. I think some people think that it's like the expression, "Forgive and Forget." Truth is you can never forget when someone said something mean about you, etc. To me forgiveness is letting go of the anger that someone caused and giving it to God.
Because let's be honest, we can't handle it on our own. We need God to help us through the hard times and we can not do it by ourselves.

Here is a bible verse I am trying to memorize. There is so much meaning in those words.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. -Colossians 3:12-13

Here's the song that inspired this post:

If your tired of the traditional one, try this amazing one!