Happy week to you all!
Yesterday was rainy and a bit dreary, but we had a restful afternoon of sewing and getting ready for our hay stock up for the coming winter. This week I was so happy that it started getting cooler. Though I do not enjoy winter as much as summer, leaving the windows open at night while wrapped up in a thread bare quilt and a good book is so wonderful!
I have collected a few wonderful sweaters and was so happy to be able to wear one to church this past Sunday! I love the ease of long jean skirts, long sleeved dresses, flannel slips, thick tights and big floppy sweaters! The cosiness of autumn has crept up on us!
Shoes: yard sale, $1.50
Tan skirt: thrift shop, $4
Slip(not pictured): made by me
Brown undershirt: thrift store, $2
Pink button up sweater: goodwill, $4
Pink floral head band/wrap: thrift store, .50
Flower hair combs: Hobby Lobby, $2
Our sermon was about counting on God in the midst of our loneliness and discouragement.This would be ever so hard to deal with without God to comfort us! We mainly stuck to four main points of this topic and kept close to the scriptures since that is the only place we can find true peace! Since this is something that most everyone goes in and out of at some point in their lives, I thought that I would share a few of those verses with you.
1. When I am lonely Jesus is my constant companion.
Psalms 139:7-12 We all have (hopefully) heard these verses before but they still bring in a comforting peace every time... "Where can I go from Your spirit ? Where can I flee from Your presence ? If I go up to the heavens You are there, if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise up on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast. If I say 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to You; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is light to You. For You created my inmost being; You knit me in my mother's womb."
Jeremiah 23:23,24 "Am I only a God near by, declares the Lord, and not a God far away ? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him ? Do I not fill Heaven and earth ?
2. When I am worried God is my confidence.
Psalms 16:1 O how this sounds like our plea unto God! "Keep me safe, O God, for in You I take my refuge.
Hebrews 13:5 God's reply... "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.
Psalms 23:4 From one of the Christian's favorite palms... "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me, Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me."
3. When I am tempted God is my counselor.
1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear."
Job 13:27 "You fasten my feet in shackles, You keep close watch on all my paths."
4. When I am discouraged God is my comfort.
Psalms 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
James 4:10 "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up."
Psalms 116:8 "For You, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling."
We can know that God is always with us, but sometimes we need to be refreshed by His promises!
This was fairly simple, but I hope that you find comfort and encouragement in these verses. Keep trucking along everyone! :)
I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will find rest.
I, Cassie, did Bekah's hair from a tutorial off of The Boyer Family Singers, thanks ladies! We love the turnout!
Black ankle strap shoes: goodwill, $3
Black and floral skirt: had forever, ?
Black long sleeve shirt: thrift shop, dollar day
Coral sleeveless shirt: thrift shop clearance rack, .50
Pink headband: ?
Black leather hair 'stick through': fair stand, $5
What was your sermon about ?
Did you have a chance to wear one of your cosy favorites yet ?
What season makes you happy ?
Better get down to dinner! ttfn