Hello everyone! Hope that your weekend was a blessed one!
Yesterday we were able to go to two baptismal services and visit a nearby church.We had a wonderful time meeting new people who share our beliefs and worshiping in a different atmosphere. Though the day was filled with various events Bek and I were feeling a little 'down in the dumps' so we hiked up the hill next to our home and took our outfit pictures there. We had a fun time, if you can't tell by the gracious amount of photos. :) We felt better by the time we strolled back down. Nature has that way about it, doesn't it ?
Our sermon was based on the familiar verses from Philippians 4:11-14; "I am not saying this because I am not in need, for I have learned to be content in whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret to being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."
Paul went through some terrible things just read about them, 2 Corinthians 11:25-28. But through all this he kept his eyes on the prize, the end of the tunnel, Jesus and all He had being prepared for him in Heaven. All the things He had planned for him to do in his time here on earth. He was saying that even if he faced bad times he still knew who gave him life and was not going to waste away what God thought best for him.We need to follow this example as hard as it is sometimes!
Our pastor went on to say, how can we truly know that Jesus is enough unless He is all that we have ? Big question huh ? Our nature is prone to seek after something wholeheartedly. Of couse it is Jesus, but we seek other things as we are really trying to find Him. So at times God may use trials to bring us back to Him. He wants us to rely on Him. At other times He brings us up into things so that we can be made stronger and be that encourager to the hurting, the ones who have gone before and have become bitter to bring them back to the fold... He is molding us into a perfect disciple!
Jesus is all that we need because He is everything! He made everything! We are truly nothing without Him! We need to do our best to keep this our main goal for everything! Colossians 2:13 sums it up, "God made you alive with Christ, He forgave us of all our sins." For more on about I would encourage you to read through this.
We also went more into straying away from God, but I think that I am 'talking' to a pretty solid 'congregation' so I think that I will leave that for another time. I just want to encourage you in the fact that Jesus is always there for you!
Believe it. Declare it. Live it. :)
"What, then, shall we say in response to this ? If God is for us, who then can be against us ?"
This also is my elegant style type. Still has my vintage feel, but is functional to modern style, without compromising my modesty standards. I detest shirts with too many ruffles down the front...Each to her own. :)
Linen skirt: thrift store, $3.75
Slip: made by me
White undershirt: goodwill, $2
Brown sheer shirt: goodwill, $4
Red braided belt: thrift store, $1
Red hair bow: mom to mom sale, $1
I saw this hair style on Pinterest this week. (Yes, I am feeling the clutch, hah)
French braid two braids to one side roll into buns, pin,fluff up, add bow!
Rebekah built her outfit around her new belt.Who says black and brown cant 'go' ?
For this it worked out well!
Brown cowboys: from a friend after she got them at goodwill (for $6!) and realized they were too big :)
Purple skirt: out-of-the-way thrift store, $3
Black long sleeved shirt: thrift shop, $4
Black undershirt: hand me down from aunt
Leather belt and buckle: gift from mom and dad
White waxed cowboy hat: antique market, $10
This giant bee hive is located near to our goat barn/ milking parlor, and it's residents are frequent visitors! Sorry it's grainy, Bek did not want to get too close!
Hope you all are feeling refreshed and ready for the coming week!
What was your sermon about ?
What did you wear ?
Have you visited any new places of late ?