I had day six written and ready to post… and my internet connection failed. And then I headed off to my new job to start a few mildly stressful yet fun days of training. Now I’m relaxing at the beach and have the time and resources to connect again and (hopefully) make up for the lost time. Or maybe I should say I’m holed up in an under-lit, outdated hotel room while the wind howls and blows a cold drizzle outside ( #reality ). I hope your mornings haven’t been too mundane without me. 😉
I wrote that yesterday. 😀 So this morning, I decided to get up and be productive. With my amazing sister helping me, I came up with a strategy to overcome the overwhelming feelings of life. She’s pretty great!
I figured out my power word, sentence, verse, and song. Basically, I now have a few things to read and think about that I know will always inspire me beyond just the next few seconds. I’ll probably make all that into a completely different post, but I thought I’d make a note for now… 🙂
So let’s pick up where we left off. I’m planning to post several songs a day so that y’all won’t have to miss any of the amazing ones I’ve picked out.
Your encouraging thought for the day:
“No matter what you’ve gone through, no matter what you’re going to go through, Jesus is always strong enough.”
Continue reading “A Month of Worship Music | Day 6,7,8”
Good morning and happy Labor Day!
We all acquire a morning routine or some sort of regular habits after a while, even if your mornings always seem to be a little too hectic. I’d like for you to imagine for a moment, a kind of morning that could become your favorite while still doing the most important things. Maybe making a healthy breakfast? Going for a brisk walk/run? Just giving yourself a little more time before you rush to work?
My favorite morning routine is grab a quick and healthy breakfast, a cup of coffee, and my bible and devotional journal, proceed to my favorite spot, turn on worship music, and spend some time with Jesus.
Afterwards, I’ll do my makeup, catch up on emails, social media, blog work, etc. Then head to work.
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I like to encourage y’all to do something like that too (though I’ve only hinted at it previously 🙂 ). Not only is it a great thing to look forward to every morning, it also starts your day in the right place! And it can take anywhere from five – ten minutes to a whole entire hour. Whatever fits into your schedule the best and how much time you want to take for it – go for it! Make time for Jesus. I’m sorry, you don’t have any excuse!
BUT… today is Labor Day! Crazy that I’m talking about this when most of us have off… 🙂 Whatever. It applies whether you’re working or not!
Take one day at a time. Don’t mentally tackle a whole week (or month!) at one time. That’s too much for a normal human being to handle and chances are, it won’t go very well. I’ve personally tested that theory too many times! Enjoy your self. Enjoy your new morning. And definitely pause in your moment of life to enjoy it too!
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Hey y’all! Summer is just almost here. Can you believe it? Ha ha, maybe it feels like it’s already been here for a while! 😉
I just love when it’s warm outside – so inspiring and amazing. Anyway, I wrote down a fun bucket list for this summer. I made it my own, but you can easily add more if you want to make it your own! Style like you.
There are a lot of super fun ideas as well as things that I’m completely serious need to get done! 😀 Such as, my office/desk area are so in need of help (hint: if y’all have any ideas for me, I would be sooo happy if you shared them with me). Continue reading “The Ultimate Summer Bucket List”
Hey ladies! It seems that we are always on the look out for quick easy ways to get trimmer and healthier. I’m not a feminist, but I do think that we tend towards eating healthy more than guys – just sayin’ 😉 (Let me clarify that I’m aware of the many male health and fitness gurus out there…) Whether you’re looking for a slimmer waist line, toned muscle, or having better overall health, hopefully these tips will help you out.
I don’t care what you stick in your mouth, if you are sitting around on your couch 24/7 you will have a very difficult time trying to slim down. Even light exercise will go a long way. Try taking a walk several times a week. If you’re ambitious, gradually transition into a short run at least 2-3x a week.
Other exercises are great and you can do many right in your own home with no equipment. Crunches, squats, and planks, are all ones that I love and definitely work for me. Listen to your body and figure out what works best for you (I think this will be a recurring theme in this post 😉 ). Create a simple routine and stick to it. Don’t build too high goals and expectations from the start or you will quickly burn out. Go slow and steady. Continue reading “Easy Ways to Improve Feminine Health”
We all know those days that seems to drag along and by 5pm we realize accomplished nothing at all. Yeah, those are the most inspired days of our lives (Ha ha! 🙂 ). Accomplishing goals, keeping calm, and staying inspired all at the same time can seem to be the farthest thing from our grasp. No worries! I got your back with a list of easy things that will help you stay motivated with your eyes focused on the important things. Don’t try to do everything at once. One step at a time, one day at a time, one amazing goal at a time. It simplifies everything!
Some of these take more time, some take less time. Do whatever best fits into your schedule. Remember, if you don’t think you have time to get motivated, then you’ll waste twice as much time wishing you had. 😉 Let’s get on with the hacks! Continue reading “20 Easy Motivational Hacks”
I’d dare say that the implications of this week’s quote comes a little closer to home than some of us would admit, because most of us are procrastinators! 🙂 Putting off until tomorrow what can and should be done today, is a bad end to the day and gives a surprisingly (if I may even use that word!) limp boost to tomorrow. You know what I’m talking about – just do it!
Happy New Year, ya’ll! I’m super excited about 2018. I’m not much for ” new year resolutions” since I always fail them within three days. However this year, I’m doing something a little different. I’ve written down all my goals for 2018. Being able to look at the list as something to work towards rather than to change myself for is a much more inspiring focus! 🙂
2017 has been a great year over all. Yes, each year holds it’s own trials and troubles, but they dim when compared to all that we’ve learned, accomplished, and experienced. While I want to get on with the new year, I thought it’d be great to take a peak at the most loved blog posts of 2017. Which ones made it into the top 10? Check them out below! Continue reading “Top 10 Posts of 2017”
Today marks the one year anniversary of LoveNotes! I’m so excited with how far we’ve come, and how far we’ll go in this next year. I have learned so much through blogging. Being a steady blogger is certainly not for the faint of heart and I must admit that sticking to a schedule is something I try to accomplish but regularly fail doing.
If you were given the chance, what is the one thing you would improve, change, or love about this blog? I’m giving you the chance to say it! I would absolutely love to hear your opinions in the comment section below! While this blog is my outlet, it is ultimately for you guys and the glory of God.
You all are awesome for joining me throughout this first year of trial and error. I have many goals and dreams for this blog and only time will tell what happens. 😉
My quote for this year hits me right between the eyes every I time I read it. I tend to be a little too timid and afraid of what others will think.
“If you are doing it for the glory of God, then why are you hiding it in your drawer?”