Today I tweeted the following
Practicing makeup looks for Friday; Its these times in my life I wish I had an older sister who could help me doll up for events! :/ dito.
I have my days where I feel super lonely. I come home and I’m all alone. Ozzy’s always working or hanging out with his testosterone filled friends, my parents do their own thing and there I am. Just me. I often do things I wish I could share with another sibling of mine (aside from Ozzy, who is my all time favorite only brother). I was trying on a bunch of different make-up today, sitting on my bed with my hand mirror brushing on black eyeshadow, and looking all ridiculous that I sighed and said “I wish I had a sister”. I’m often envious of girls who grew up with sisters because aside from the annoying bickering over borrowing each others shirts and shoes- having a sister is awesome! My mothers sense of style is a little outdated and society has deemed it a huge no-no for my brother to wear make-up and dress flamboyantly- so I would sometimes PUNCH to have a big sister that I could borrow a cute sweater from to wear with her favorite pair of jeans. I wish I had a sister I could talk to about my period- in graphic detail- and her just crack up and know exactly what I’m talking about. I’d love to have a sister to put make-up on my face and know what she’s doing. Sigh.
Then I thought about something. I have many sisters. The women in the photos above are my favorite sisters. God has blessed me with a lot of sisters I can talk to about anything. Women who have been there to see me through any awkward make up phases. Sisters who can stay up and act like a darn fool over noting particularly important. These women, these people, are indeed my sisters. God has given me more sisters than my mother would have liked to give birth to.
This is an ode to my sisters. Thank you for being there, thank you for making me laugh, thank you for being your beautiful selves and being my friends. We’re sisters, so that obviously means we’re family. Which means that you will not be getting rid of me easily.
I love you all.—
You may not think highly of yourself, but God wants you to like who you are. Here are 5 practical tips that are helping me increase my self-acceptance. God LOVES us! Let’s take that and believe it!
1. Never speak negatively about yourself. The communication of your faith is made effectual by acknowledging every good thing in you through Christ Jesus, not by focusing on the wrong.
2. Avoid comparing yourself to others. Peter encountered this obstacle when he compared himself to another disciple. He said, “Lord, what about this man? Jesus replied, If I want him to stay (survive, live) until I come, what is that to you?…” (John 21:21-22 AMP). We are not called to compare, only to comply.
3. Let God determine your worth. Remember that you have already been accepted by God.
4. Keep your flaws in perspective. It’s ok to see where you want to improve, but make sure you appreciate your progress.
5. Discover the true source of confidence. If you place your confidence in God, you can’t help but have a healthy attitude. Do your best, and leave the results to Him.
This girl at my school decided to make fun of the people at Von that posted the “Allow Me To Introduce Myself” videos….
Whether or not it was directed towards me, it offended me and I don’t gotta take it!
Delete people who make fun of you! it is bullying!
I just felt like I had to post this somewhere and now I have so i’m over it haha.
I can’t wait to go HOME.
I just want to be the only girl you love all your life.
Ephesians 1:4 (NLT)
“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.”
Today, I want to remind you of something I consider to be important to your well-being: You are no surprise to God. He knew what He was getting when He chose you, just as He knew what He was getting when He chose me.
The Bible says God actually picked us out for Himself as His own! You didn’t just randomly show up one day. And God hasn’t decided to merely tolerate you.
You can’t bother God because He picked you…you can’t impose on Him! He’s not rolling His eyes when you have a problem. Instead, He’ll always remind you how far you have come, how well you are doing, how precious you are in His sight, and how much He loves you.
God already knew your weaknesses, every flaw you would have, every time you would fail, and He still said “I want you.” Ephesians 1:5 declares He foreordained you to be adopted as His own. God is your daddy! With Him on your side, things are bound to work out all right in the end.
Here are some great things to eat to help heal your throat!
People who have a cold or the flu often choose chicken noodle soup to make them feel better. Hot soup, including chicken noodle, lentil soup, black bean soup and any other healthy type of soup can alleviate a sore throat. The Mayo Clinic explains that salt, which is found in most soups, especially canned soups, can actually sooth sore throats and reduce the amount of mucus in your throat. The warmth of a hot soup can also feel good on a sore throat. Additionally, the Mayo Clinic recommends getting plenty of fluids when you have a sore throat because they are lost when your body produces mucus. Enjoying a hot bowl of soup is an excellent way to increase your fluid intake.
According to the Mayo Clinic, honey helps to soothe sore throats by coating the throat and easing pain. You can add honey to tea or oatmeal, or eat a food with honey to soothe a sore throat. For example, baklava is a Middle Eastern dessert made with layers of phylo dough, nuts and plenty of honey. Baklava is also usually soft and can even be purchased without nuts or with pureed nuts instead of pieces of nuts, which would be a better choice if your aching throat involves open sores that may be easily agitated by hard foods.
Yogurt is a good food choice when you have a sore throat because it is cool and bland. The American Cancer Society explains that people with sore throats should choose bland foods like yogurt rather than acidic foods like oranges or spaghetti with tomato sauce, which may irritate the throat. Yogurt is also soft and slides down the throat easily. For added benefit, try drizzling a little plain yogurt with 2 tbsp. of honey.
Macaroni and cheese is a childhood favorite that can help relieve the aching throats of children and adults alike. The American Cancer Society recommends choosing macaroni and cheese when you have a sore throat because it is soft and bland. Another benefit of macaroni and cheese is that it contains protein, according to the American Cancer Society, which may boost your energy levels.
The American Cancer Society recommends eating ice cream to help manage a sore throat because it is soft, cold and creamy. A plain ice cream flavor like chocolate or vanilla is probably a better choice than a flavor like pecan praline, which may have small pieces of nuts. Sharp pieces of nuts may irritate the throat, but the smooth, cool texture of a plain ice cream is always a good choice for a sore throat.
Over this weekend, My church went on an annual retreat called Spring Break Away.There we were challenged to share with the world, the internet, what God did through us, put in is, and revealed to us this weekend. It’s not easy, but it’s important for me to share what God has changed in my life and what I hold onto.
We were asked to do this little project called “Allow Me To Introduce Myself”, where we were asked to answer three questions. 1) Who were you before 2) What did God do for, in, and through you? 3) Who are you now?
While we were at SBA I got to tell all the people there what my story was but I don’t feel that was enough and so I have made this video hoping to shed a little more light into what happened to me and what I believe. I want as many people to know and see this so,
hopefully you like this and Youtube search “Allow Me To Introduce Myself” to see more testimonies from students and leaders!