Monday, November 25, 2013

Benefits of a Thankful Spirit // in Snow!

Hey everyone!  This Saturday we were swamped by snow! Not the kind that stays a while, the kind that piles up on every single branch, every person standing still for more than one minute, all our back roads that do not get plowed in a hurry and the kind that I, a passionate lover of any season but winter, is amazed at. We were in the 50's and 60's just last week, this week we have 8" of snow and have plugged in the electric chicken waterer for good! I think that winter is here to stay- along with it's snows.Hot chocolate, here we come. :)                 Then again we do live in Michigan......

Even though last week as I shared our sermon about the importance of having a thankful spirit, our lesson this week was a slight review- with the topic of what we had uncovered- our Pastor shared the benefits of what we can reap after molding a grateful nature. So this week will just be short. :) Just a reminder, an encouragement to keep your attitude it check! Whew! We need it so much! All of us! 
  • A grateful person will see an increase in their personal joy. Our attitude is effected by how we respond- are we quick to complain to argue ? Who is joyful after/while they are unhappy ?
  • Being a grateful person can improve your witnessing. When we are joyful people will want to be around us. We will attract the hurt, lonely, and unbelievers because of our nature of gratitude! 
  • It will make our relationships flourish.Remember how much Paul talked about his love for the churches that supported him ? We need to be the same way in our own acquaintances.
  • It solidifies your relationship with God! One thing that God adores is a grateful spirit.It will make your love for God grow. And become solid. You will trust in Him.
                                              Our main verses were from:   Ephesians 5:15-21

Boots, thrifted, $4 // Skirt, goodwill, $4 // Red longsleeved shirt, goodwill, $3 // Plaid scarf, gifted // Pearls, borrowed from me

I am somewhat amazed that I had yet to blog an outfit with this dress! I had been looking high and low for a LBD (little black dress) that was not sleeveless, above the knee, or too flouncy. I finally found this one at a newer thrift shop for five dollars! I was so happy! It had such a cute 50's cut! I know, it is just dying for a nylon petticoat. Perhaps in the summer.    :)
 An extra bonus- it is USA made! 
This belt. Need I say more ? I love this belt! My mom was out shopping without me one day last week and she is the one who found this piece of cute art work.  It has a leather strap that fastens with a pure brass buckle!  It is so unique! How many people can say that they have a belt with needlework sheep on it?!  One of my little dreams is to one day have a small herd of sheep. :)
This, new to me sweater is so pretty! I love the scalloping! I found it at a thrift store also! $2!  :)

Red Danskos, thrifted, $4 // Tights, gifted // Slip, made by me // Cotton Camisole, thrifted, $2 // Dress, thrifted, $5 // Sheep belt, thrifted, $1 // Green shrug, thrifted, $2 // Pearls, gifted // Barrette, thirfted, $3 // Small Barrette, ancient

Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments on my last post! I loved reading through them!

                                                                                                Snow or no snow ?
                                                                                                What was your sermon about ?

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  1. It looks so cold, lol!!!! We're having an ice storm right now, and I'm missing summer so badly! The only thing that's keeping me in good spirits about it is Thanksgiving is THIS week! Snow comes with the time of year and holidays, I suppose!

  2. Wow! I guess you'll have a white Thanksgiving. :) Anyway, you girls look warm /and/ classy! Cassie, that is such a cute dress! I like your new sweater too.
    Our sermon this week was about the Gentile woman who came to Jesus asking for Him to heal her demon possessed daughter and how great faith overcomes obstacles.

  3. Your outfits are lovely, and I love your barrette Cassie. Hmmm, I'm not quite sure about snow yet. Sometimes I love it, other times, not so much. As long as I can have a white Christmas that doesn't ruin any plans, I'm good. ;)

    The Middle Sister and Singer

  4. Hey Ladies!
    Thanks so much for grabbing my blog button, and for all your sweet comments on my blog!
    Beautiful outfits-and I LOVE your hairstyle! gorgeous!


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