Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Corrie ten Boom & Thankfulness

I'm just popping in real quick to say "thank you!!" for all the sweet comments on my "Mission Trip?" post. You guys are so encouraging and I love every word you type!
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*photo is not my own*
My grandparents are coming to visit soon, and I am super excited about all that we will do with them--one of the things being a trip to the Big Island! I'll be sure to bring my phone and take plenty of photos!

You are so incredibly loved!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

for the good Christian girls ft. Hawaii rainy days

 "Being a believer in Jesus isn't about doing something you hate because that would be the greatest sacrifice for God. No, it is about becoming and learning who God made you to be. You don't have to pretend to like certain things or be a certain way. One college major is not more pleasing to God than another. He made each one of us with the flair of an artist, yet sometimes we insist upon falling into the same predictable molds. Could it be possible that the thing you really want to do is the thing you were actually made to do?"
These are the words from "Graceful", one of my most favorite books of all time. I learned about Graceful through my Goodreads account, ordered it on Amazon, and started reading it right away.

Oh. My. Goodness. This book has completely changed the way I view my own life as a Christian girl. I have often felt crushed by the pressure of always doing the right thing, knowing all the right answers, and appearing perfect to everyone I meet. Emily Freeman took these pressures, and showed me that Jesus has already made me perfect in Him. The work is already done. I don't need to put up a false front or be someone I'm not for Jesus to love me. He sees me, no-makeup-hot-mess me , and loves me more than I could ever possibly begin to imagine.

This book has changed the way I view the Christian life, and I completely recommend for you to read it, too.