(I’m so excited to share today’s guest post written by Lucia Zimmerman.)
The evening was perfect, one of those classic-movie summer nights when everything goes right. We had gone swimming until late in the evening, then drove the back roads, the wind blowing through our hair as we sang along to our favorite songs. A spontaneous stop at the ice cream shop and a fireworks show added icing to the cake.
But the really special thing about the evening?
The memories came rolling back, of another night three years ago. This time, it was a cold winter evening ending with twisted metal and blood instead of ice cream and fireworks, sirens instead of music, and a helicopter lifting off from a roadside field with my friend inside. Continue reading “No Matter What (Guest Post)”
I’m getting pretty excited about the new mini course about Powerful Womanhood that is soon to be published. I personally really enjoy mini courses and have been greatly affected by them.
I want to share some things first. Kind of like an introduction or prelude (hence the title) to the Powerful Womanhood mini course.
The Worth Game
As a general rule, we women love our obsession of appearance. We love putting on cute clothes and makeup, and pretty hairstyles. We spend way more than our budget on new clothes and try out new diets and workouts to reach the “perfect” weight and body shape goals. That’s me too. Continue reading “Powerful Womanhood (A Prelude) | True vs. False”
If you enjoy my occasional Quote Up! posts, you’ll probably love these cute wallpapers. This collection includes six different wallpapers of varying styles compatible for both phones and desktops. They’re completely free and you can switch them up anytime you like! Best of all, they are specifically made to inspire, motivate, and empower you every time you see your screen – a reminder that you live LOVED!
What better way is there to keep a positive reminder close by?
I personally like changing my desktop wallpaper frequently to flow with my current mood. When words that are inspiring light up in front of your face, it can be so motivating! A nice little punch to your morning (or evening when you’re tired but still have work to do). Continue reading “Free Phone and Desktop Wallpapers | Living Loved Collection”
It’s time for another Quote Up! I love Thanksgiving so much. It is a time of year when everyone (hopefully) sets aside a little more time than normal to think about be grateful. It is also marks the beginning of the holiday season, which to me is one of the most beautiful times of the entire year.
So I’m hailing this new season with a few amazing quotes to inspire you every day! Take a moment to think about each of them. Skimming over something potentially mind changing is only a waste of time! 😉
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Give thanks for each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In happy moments, praise God. In difficult moments, seek God. In quiet moments, trust God. In every moment, thank God.” Continue reading “Quote Up! | Fall Edition”
It’s been November for exactly one week. I’m currently loving the fall colors, even with all the recent downpours trying to wash them away! October was a great month with a much needed slightly slower pace. I didn’t blog as much as anticipated, but I feel much of the content wasn’t ready yet and I had to learn to be okay with that. As a fact, I’m still working hard to get a few things (including some pretty cool freebies) ready for y’all. And today is #ThrowbackThursday! How appropriate.
Maybe this month can be your chill month! Don’t over-think things, and spend more time with Jesus. I promise that’s going to make a huge difference.
Devotional journaling is a great way to express what you’re feeling, write down thoughts, prayers, favorite or impact-ful scripture, ideas, and all kinds of other things. I like to use my journal as a space where I can put down anything.
In my previous devotional journals, I wrote a lot of scripture and little thoughts I had about them. But I rarely pick them back up and read them. Why? Because they’re so bland and boring. Not that the content is particularly bland and boring, but each page looks exactly the same. Nothing stands out. I used the same blank ink, the same handwriting, and wrote everything in the same style paragraphs. Continue reading “Devotional Journaling | #Inktober Throwback”
Most years I get just almost a little annoyed at fall. Why? Because it means that winter is coming. And in Maryland, winter means cold weather. Months of it. And I really don’t like being too cold. But in reality, I love fall its self. I love the crisp (but not too cold) weather and bright colors and leaves falling and the smell of wood smoke in the air and cinnamon scented candles… and fall outfits (don’t get me started on that!) Another exciting thing about fall? Inktober!
Officially speaking, Inktober is where artists all over the world, take on the challenge of creating a piece of artwork done with ink, every single day for the month of October and post it on social media with the hashtag, #Inktober. It’s a pretty cool trend. Drawing every day stimulates the mind and helps it become more creative.
Obviously, I haven’t shared anything for the first half of October. Mostly because I’ve been busy working on a new mini course that will be coming out sometime in the near future. I’m not setting any deadlines yet, but I’ll keep y’all updated! That doesn’t necessarily mean I didn’t create any ink projects (though I’ll admit it wasn’t every day!) during that time. I have been trying out my skills with handwritten quotes and words. It’s extremely popular, so I decided to try it. It is so much fun and not difficult at all. I think just about anyone can do it. Continue reading “#Inktober Adventure: Handwriting”
This is the last installment in the “A Month of Worship Music” series. I’m relieved that probably the craziest month in my life (literally!) is just about over. At the same time I feel a little a mixed about it. I’ve learned and appreciated so many new songs this month. At the end of August, I made a list of songs for each day this month. Funny thing is, half of those got changed when I wrote the actual posts because I had found new ones that I loved even better and hit home stronger.
I am not afraid of anyone,
because I am BEST FRIENDS with GOD.
And He’s a whole lot bigger than the
entire world COMBINED.
I hope you all enjoyed following along. Thank you. If this is your first time here, welcome! It’s never too late to go back and replay the music.
Stay tuned for the October stuff I have planned… 🙂
Continue reading “A Month of Worship Music | Day 30”
I can hardly believe that we’re almost to the end of September. There are only three days left! It’s been an amazing month. Very challenging in so many ways, yet God has worked incredibly. I’m feeling pretty inspired about October – whatever that means. 😉
If you’re working, relaxing, stressing out, and/or jumping for joy, remember…
You are loved,
You are whole,
You are complete,
You are enough for
Continue reading “A Month of Worship Music | Day 27”
After starting my new job in dining at a retirement community two weeks ago, I’ve begun to realize just how much a cheery smile brightens someone’s day. “Let your smile change the world”, is something I’ve believed for a long time. But I’ve gotten to test it out. Seeing those people every day can get boring if I’d want it to. Living there, probably gets boring too. Giving an extra dose of kindness and cheer makes a noticeable difference in their moods. Old people aren’t the only ones like that! Do you see certain people every day or at least fairly often? Maybe a grouchy or irritating customer? A hard to work with coworker? You might be the only smile they see.
Continue reading “A Month of Worship Music | Day 15, 16, 17, & 18”
Your encouraging thought for the day:
The phrase“do not be afraid” is written 365 times in the Bible. That’s a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless.
Continue reading “A Month of Worship Music | Day 12, 13, & 14”