Recently participated in a fashion for a new Vintage Shop called Found. The girls that just opened the store are pretty fabulous:* Amy & Rachel* A few shots from the show. The Red Head is my friend Crystal...who looked ravishing, but took a mighty effort to undo the beehive.
We had already changed out so we missed all the fun shots in the street!
Tres Corny. I know. Tomorrow this whole mass of hair will be gone. I am excited for it and anxious at the same time. I am quite thrilled to be giving 10 inches of my hair to Locks of Love. www.Locksof Love.org I am very ready to be out with the old and in with the new. It was nice while it lasted.
Lately I have had a few key conversation. They have been very revealing for me. I am learning about confrontation. Some things I have been learning about is what I believe and standards I keep to and how to interact with those around me in the most Christ honoring position. I also heard in a message to "Hold to your convictions, but hold them humbly." Be open to a different opinion and be open to changing mine if it isn't God best, but just more comfortable for me. Being open to what God is doing in others is what I want to be sensitive. I have been growing into having courage to say what I feel God is putting on my heart with those I care about and learning to love despite differences of opinions. I feel I have become closer to the persons that I have had a little bit raw confrontations with. This does not come easy by me, but I haven't died from the experiences, although I am glad when they are done. So hopefully with time these will get more frequent for me, so more of what I can't see can be revealed and hopefully made better!
Leu Gardens in one of my most favorite places in all the places I have been. It feels safe. So here are some more images of the beauty and creativeness of God. Words seem trite to describe the Glorious designs of nature. I mean how many ways different ways can you think of to create a flower. Genius.
I took my first minor spill on my roommates' bike recently. It was not quite a graceful fall and I must have looked hilarious going down. I was in the right hand lane and there was a bus stopped in front of me so I went around and coming back into the right lane I caught a weird pothole at a weird angle. I was wearing leggings so it wasn't as bad as it could of been. But the best part about it was the orange sized bruise that you can't see in the picture. It turned lovely shades of purple, green and yellow.
"I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing." Ezekiel 34:26
So this was the verse for Jan 8th the day after I found out that I was going to Hawaii. It is, of course, spot on as to what I was feeling about the miracle of going. But the interesting thing is God's timing. I had looked at the verse the day before as a preview for the next day. I had thought not many pleasant thoughts about this verse, because the day before I was not being showered with blessings. Things have been pretty tough lately, not to mention very tight with money. So it was such a blessing to know that I was going to Hawaii. Not only because it's Hawaii, but because it is a double show and I will be able to pay my bills and pay off some of my debt. This is so huge for me as I had to be totally relying on God. I felt I have been going through a dark time in life the past month or so. In my life I have noticed that when it rains, it pours and when it's dry it's REALLY dry. I know this to be true and during this time lately it was like I was banging my head against the wall. I would pray day after day and nothing was happening. It reminds me of the time in Daniel when he prayed and the Lord said when you prayed I sent the answer immediately, but it took three weeks to get there. So I want to be able to see the purpose of when God provides the things that we need. I, of course, want everything right now, but I guess I know that He knows best as to when is the right timing for me. I want to continue to believe that God is like a Father who loves to give good gifts to His Children and that HE has the ultimate and best for me.
Wake up, believers, from your lowly condition! Throw away your laziness, sluggishness, coldness, or whatever is interfering with your pure love for Christ. Make Him the Source, the Center, and the One who encompasses every delight of your soul. Refuse to be satisfied any longer with your meager accomplishments. Aspire to a higher, a nobler, and a fuller life. Upward to heaven! Nearer to God! Charles H. Spurgeon