Come Alive

The Valley of Dry Bones in the 37th chapter of Ezekiel is a marvelous revelation of God’s power to restore and bring life to those who were once dead. It confirms God’s promise of Israel’s rebirth and restoration prophesied in chapter 36, and points us to the true Messiah, Jesus Christ. Through the prophet Ezekiel, God beckoned the dry bones to come alive. And come alive they did.

Ezekiel 37:3-6

And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest. Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

When God speaks, His word is always fulfilled.

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When the Desire Comes

The Valley of Dry Bones is a depiction of hope and the amazing life-giving power of the only true God — the God of Israel.

 Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Sometimes our hearts grow sick when our dreams are deferred. Hope seems like a distant memory and joy fades like a mist. We grow dry, and if not replenished, run the risk of fading away.

The children of Israel had been scattered and chastised with the rod of the Gentiles for their disobedience and rebellion. The nation that was once glorious and beautiful had been stricken with death. Surely the children of Israel felt battered and forgotten in the midst of captivity. But God promised He would not utterly destroy Israel. His promise is in the hope of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the Tree of Life. Of a truth the Messiah Israel had been desperately waiting for did come the first time. He came to not only save Israel, but the whole world. Jews and Gentiles alike. When we see Jesus Christ again, it will be at His second coming. At that time Jesus Christ will reign with His saints on this earth for one thousand years before the final judgment.

What hope! What desire! What life!

If God can put together the dry bones, clothe them with flesh and tendons, and give them breath, surely He can breathe life into your situation. He is the same God who fashioned the first man and breathed the breath of life into Adam’s nostrils.

When Christ, our Lord, breathes on us and into us, we can’t help but to come alive.

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»»Ella Moss Diamond and Stripes Clutch
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Model Me Girl – 3 Year Anniversary

It’s Model Me Girl’s 3 Year Anniversary! Some call it a birthday, but whatever you want to call it, it’s a celebration.

Although the concept and work took place well before the first post, February 13 is a special day for ModelMeGirl.com. It’s the day the site went live and the first post was published. My first post on Model Me Girl is What is Modesty?

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It Started with Modest Fashion

After my faith, I try to keep modest fashion in the forefront here. When I developed Model Me Girl, my primary target audience were girls and women like me — those who grew up in the church and felt a pull to emulate the world in fashion that’s contrary to God’s call for modesty. I wanted to show that we can be fashionable in modest clothes without sacrificing style or our integrity.

For many, fashion can be a gateway to comprising in other areas of one’s life. I was that girl. The girl who knew better. The girl who backslid. The girl who was very immodest in more than fashion, but in my way of life. But Jesus Christ healed my backsliding and filled me with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost, empowering me to walk this fashionably righteous journey. What am I saying? My mind is renewed. As such, I don’t see fashion the way I used to.

Beyond

Over time, I realized that my audience is beyond the church girl, but includes all women and girls who are ambassadors for modest fashion in a very immodest world and industry, or are looking for examples of modest style. When I began teaching college courses in professionalism, I saw modesty written all over the concept of what’s professional and conservative. I also realized that modesty is an issue of the heart and involves more than clothes.

Overtime, I included things about beauty, health and wellness. Maybe a recipe here and there. A DIY or craft project sandwiched in. But I always go back to fashion. If you look around here, you’ll notice I include posts about life and the Christian faith, often attached to a fashion set.

My Faith

I once read another modest fashion blogger’s opinion about her own site. She said she puts her faith/religion on the back burner because her site is about fashion and she has advertisers. Well, this modest fashion stylist/blogger, me — the face of Model Me Girl — puts her faith first. If I can’t talk about Jesus on my own site, what’s the point? I share because I care. I share because I love. Model Me Girl is more than about modest fashion, it’s my witness. My testimony. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Thank You

To everyone who supports Model Me Girl, Thank You. I cannot express in words the depth of my gratitude. I hope you continue this journey with me as Model Me Girl grows into whatever God wants it to be. It is certainly a labor of love.

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Your Gift Will Make Room For You

I’ve heard many times your gift will make room for you. But what does that really mean?

God gives us all a gift — a natural or special ability, capacity, endowment, aptitude or talent. It’s natural and is distinct from being taught a skill. Someone with a gift is typically above average in that area.

Perhaps you can draw, paint or play an instrument very well. Someone else may write, sing, sew or cook. Maybe you’re good with numbers or words. Can you do wonders with gardens or work well with animals? Are you a master builder or sensational speaker?

Whatever you are naturally good at, sharpen it, use it and share it. Your gift will make room for you. Opportunities develop because someone has seen or heard about you using your gift. Isn’t that what happened with King David? His gift made room for him.

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David — Skillful on the Harp

Saul was the first king of Israel, but he did not follow God with his whole heart. God rejected Saul because he was rebellious, stubborn and disobedient. As a result, Saul was tormented by an evil spirit because the Spirit of the Lord left him.  When the Spirit of the Lord leaves a person, an evil spirit takes up residence.

1 Samuel 16:14-15

14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

David was a young shepherd who played the harp. People heard him and recognized how skillful he was.

When Saul was afflicted by the evil spirit, one of his servants referred David because he saw him demonstrate great skill on the harp. Yet, the skill alone was not highlighted. Saul’s servant praised David’s character, as well. David was valiant, prudent and comely. The cunning playing of the harp was icing on the cake.

1 Samuel 16:16-19

16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.

David was summoned to stand before the king. When the evil spirit tormented Saul, David played music on the harp. Saul was refreshed and the evil spirit left him. Look at the beginning of music therapy!

1 Samuel 16:22-23

22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

Did David walk through pastures thinking he was going to be famous and perform music for the king? Probably not. He played because he could. God had given him a gift of music. David was a psalmist, songwriter and musician.

Your Gift

The most important thing about your gift is who you use it for. Do you use it for vain glory, selfish ambition or to the glory of God? I want you to look at Proverbs 18:16 again.

A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

See that it does not say you will be rich and famous because of your gift. It does not say that your gift will be better than another person’s gift. It says it will make room for you and bring you before great men. It will open doors and give you access to people God wants to put you before.

Great Men & Women

King David is the perfect example of what Proverbs 18:16 says. His gift made room for him and he was brought before great men, including Saul’s son, Jonathan. Although Saul was rejected by God and the Spirit of the Lord was upon David, Saul still held his seat on the throne for a time.

Saul was a great man by definition because he was still sitting as king, although the kingdom was being wrest from his rule by God. David’s gift ushered him into an environment where he could learn firsthand the workings of governing a nation from beyond the flock to the king’s domain. Although Saul was rejected, God gave him mercy through David’s gift. Saul was refreshed.

We should stretch our definition of greatness. Great men and women aren’t just in the realm of government and corporate board rooms. Great men and women may be behind the walls of your city’s senior care homes. Great men and women may be on the sidelines in the church building.

Who are you sharing your gift with? Who have you refreshed with your gift?

Natural Vs. Spiritual

Keep in mind, natural gifts are not the same as spiritual gifts or gifts of the Spirit. Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; and 1 Corinthians 12:28 outline the gifts of the Spirit. Be aware you must be born again and have the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:38, to have a spiritual gift. It is the Spirit of God who distributes spiritual gifts as He wills.

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

What a blessing to have both natural and spiritual gifts to share with and encourage others to the glory of God.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He assumed his predestined place on the front-line of the Civil Rights Movement with passion, dignity and hope. It was a divine appointment that rocked a nation.

Unashamed

Dr. King was a great orator. Of all his speeches, “I Have a Dream” continues to resonate throughout time with fervency.

We know Dr. King was a preacher. As such, he infused his speeches with Scripture; unashamed to make mention of the Lord — our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who is the essence of hope. He is the epitome of the dream.

In his speech, Dr. King quoted Isaiah 40:4-5

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isaiah 40:3 states, “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”

Matthew 3:3 says, “For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”

John the Baptist indeed was the voice of one crying in the wilderness who prepared the way of the Lord, as prophesied in Isaiah. Surely Dr. King was familiar with this, and for whatever reason, saw fit to place a portion of Isaiah 40 in his speech. Perhaps he, too, could be likened to one crying in the wilderness; only this wilderness was a nation shackled by racism and marred by the stain of slavery.

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The Dream

King’s dream is a marvelous and beautiful dream. Yet, it is a dream of equity and justice that man cannot deliver. Only when the Prince of Peace returns will Dr. King’s dream truly ring true. Only then will we see the fullness of the glory of the Lord revealed.

Only God can exalt valleys, bring mountains and hills low, make the crooked straight, and the rough places plain. Not only is earth subject to the Creator and Almighty God, so are the hearts of men, women and children. God can humble or exalt us in due season. He can make our crooked paths straight, and lead us down the Highway of Holiness.

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

I’m reminded of a Revelation 7:9, which says:

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;”

Did you get that? Of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues… In Christ, no one’s nationality, kindred, race or language has preeminence over another’s. In Christ alone are we able to become one, and walk righteously before God and one another.

I thank God for the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I thank God for the dream and for the glory of the Lord that shall be revealed.

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Water – Quenching the Thirst

We cannot live without water. Earth is made up of 71% water. All life on earth depends on water to survive.  Our bodies contain 55-78% water.

Clean, safe drinking water is critical. Water suitable for drinking is called potable water. We lose water throughout the day during normal functions, such as respiration, sweating and waste excretion. Our bodies cannot store water. We must replenish the water we lose daily.

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If we do not replace lost water, we become dehydrated. Dehydration is dangerous and deadly because it lowers the blood pressure and decreases blood volume. Alcoholic beverages cannot replace water because of the ethanol used to produce it causes dehydration. But other types of fluids work, along with plain water.

Survival

School Review – How long can the average human survive without water?

On average, humans can survive three to five days without water. Some can survive one week, but that’s usually the limit. Factors such as climate, age, gender, overall health, level of activity and body fat play a role.

 Quenching the Thirst

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Sometimes you have a song that’s on constant replay. This past week, I’ve been listening to Water by Anthony Brown & Group Therapy.

One part of the song says, “Your presence is water. Come fill me, then fill me again.”

John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

God likens His Spirit to water. This water is represented as a river, the rain, and a well or fountain of living water. It’s alive and gives life.

John 7:37-38

37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

The Lord has promised to quench the thirst of the faithful.

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

Jesus is the Lord, and when He walked this earth, He testified of the life-giving and thirst quenching power of His spirit.

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

John 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

When a River Runs Dry

Just as we cannot survive naturally without water, we cannot survive spiritually without the refreshing Water from heaven.

Being naturally dehydrated causes both blood pressure and blood volume to plummet. What about spiritual dehydration? Surely this, too, has fatal consequences if not remedied.

A natural river can run dry from overuse, reduced flow, the effects of climate and land changes, or low rainfall.

If we are not careful to stay focused on Christ, trials, tribulations, afflictions and persecution can weary and drain us to the point of “reducing and limiting the flow” of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

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What About You?

Have joy, faith and love flown out the window? Are you more carnal minded than ever before? Have you backslidden and gone AWOL on God?

Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Are you sampling beggarly methods and false doctrines, thinking they can solve your problems and bring you joy? Or is humanism your faith and climbing the achievement ladder your glory? Has your pining away for another person, money or things evicted the Word of God, praise and worship from your heart? The things of the world are broken cisterns. The world cannot receive, understand or replace the things of God.

How long can you trudge along dry and on empty before you perish? When a person forsakes the True and Living God, s/he becomes spiritually dead. There is no hope of survival without water. The rain will never come without possessing a repentant heart.

A river cannot flow if it has not been replenished by the rain. Jesus Christ is the Rainmaker – both naturally and spiritually. A river can run dry if the rain clouds do not gather and pour out its blessed and abundant gift. What’s left behind is dry, hardened and empty. No good fruit can spring forth from land destroyed by drought.

A Watered Garden

Have you beheld the beauty of a watered garden? What loveliness! Just thinking about it incites a remembrance of the wonderful colors and fragrances.

Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Song of Solomon 4:12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

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God wants us to delight in Him and draw water out of the wells of salvation with joy. He wants us to guard our hearts against corruption and pollution that can defile the fountain. If your river has run dry or if you’ve built broken wells, it’s not too late to be refreshed and revived with the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

 

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Surviving the Arctic Blast

An arctic blast has taken hold of the United States. Warnings have been issued. Extremely cold weather can be damaging and deadly, and we should take necessary precautions to stay safe.

Amid its brutal freezing effects, daily duties still have to be attended to. One such duty for me is taking out my shih tzu. He’s an old fellow who enjoys an expansive backyard, shared only with unwelcome cats known as neighborhood squatters.

I typically take my dog out the patio door to the back yard. On this day, it was so cold the patio door was frozen shut. I could have taken him out the front, back or side, but I was intent on taking him out the patio. Apart from wanting to get the door unstuck, that’s his “exit to go potty” portal. My brilliant ah-ha moment was grabbing a hot pink hair dryer and defrosting the patio door so we could exit out that way and confront the chill. It worked.

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Arctic Blast

I began to think about the cold weather, particularly this current arctic blast. Brr… A particular verse came to mind.

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

What on earth does this have to do with the current arctic blast? Nothing, in and of itself. But one thought leads to another, and I began to consider the cold on a spiritual note. Signs and seasons point to where we are according to God’s prophecies contained in the Bible. We are in the time of witnessing the love of many waxing cold.

Just look around. While you’re looking, be sure to look in the mirror, too. The love of many waxing cold could be you.

Are you in the part of the country where you feel the sting of ice? The lashings of bitter-cold wind beating you down? In other words, are you on the receiving end of an arctic blast? If you’re like most of us, you want out of the freezing weather and into somewhere safe, toasty and inviting. Respite.

Or are you the giver of all things arctic? The one blowing chilly comments, giving icy looks and assuming a frozen presence with below freezing esteem for God and others?

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Arctic Love

What manner of love is this?

Cold love. Callous love. Selfish love. Is that a such thing? Prideful love. Indifferent love. It’s not real love. It’s dead. It seeks its own. A puffed up, proud little thing. Hollow showmanship, making merchandise of God’s people. Despising the poor. Unkind. No hospitality. Rude and discourteous. Unforgiving. Greedy. Hateful. Boastful. Disobedient. Blasphemous. Indignant. Lovers of self. Wanton. Without natural affection. Cold.

Anything that is cold is dead. Anything that is warm gets spewed out, according to the Word of the Lord. God wants our love to be fervent, kindled by the power and fire of His Spirit – the Holy Ghost.

Iniquity

Iniquity is perverse immorality, wickedness and lawlessness. It is sin that you willingly commit, knowing it is wrong and knowing the consequences. There’s more and more iniquity in the world. And because many are willfully transgressing God’s law out of knowledge and not of ignorance, their love is growing cold.

The knowledge of the glory of the LORD is abundant. We, literally, are without excuse, no matter where or who we are.

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

We are witnessing many falling away; losing faith, fervent love and hope in Christ to attain status, fame, acceptance and adoration from the world.

No love. No life.

We need protection from the cold in order to keep our bodies and temperature regulated. Protection from extreme cold and its effects preserves life. Did you hear the warning to bring in pets and vulnerable plants?

Maybe you’ve been in sitting in bitterness and damaging others with cold love for so long, you’re sort of stuck — like my patio door was. I remember the Sims® when a frozen Sim could be thawed with a hair dryer.

Do you need a hair dryer moment? Some thawing of the heart and limbs so you can love the way God wants you to? If your love waxes cold and is never set on fire again, you lose eternal life. No love; no life.

If you are repentant and believe, there’s some faith-driven kindling on the way just for you. What are you waiting for? Let’s turn up the heat.

 

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The End of a Thing

When I’m reading a good book, I’m excited to get to the end. Of course I could just flip to the back and read it, but that won’t do anything to help me understand the conclusion of the book. I’d never know how both the beginning and middle fit with the end. I won’t get the rewarding satisfaction of knowing the whole book, and not just parts.

Don’t Spoil the Ending

I’ve been in discussions about a movie when someone said, “Don’t spoil the ending,” for the person who hadn’t seen it yet. Sure the individual was hanging on to every description and character briefing, but don’t spoil the ending.

It’s funny how we like to be surprised about the ending, yet want to have clues about it at the same time.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

This makes me think of the Word of God. The bible gives us enough information about New Jerusalem (Heaven) to motivate us to want to be saved and live right to make it there, yet does not tell us everything we will behold and experience. If you want to see all Jesus Christ has prepared for us, you have to endure until the end and make it there for yourself.

We also have beautiful descriptions of New Jerusalem to know it will be glorious and beautiful, adorned like a bride to the praises of God.

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

The Bible also tells us we will be changed, but we don’t know what we will be with a few exceptions; we’ll be like Jesus and see Him as He is, which encompasses being immortal, incorruptible, glorious, and the like.

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

The End of a Thing

The end of a thing is better than the beginning. It gives you the conclusion of the matter. In life, we’re overjoyed and anxious to start kindergarten. When we’re enduring the trials of our formative school years, we anticipate the end — looking to graduation day. The end. Goodbye public school, private school, home school, charter school. On to college, trade school or work, where we endure, yet again, to confront an expected end. Certificate, degree, retirement. You get the picture.

When our test, trials and tribulations start, we know we’re being perfected or refined. We endure, and let patience have her perfect work. We know we’ll be better for it in the end, and God is working it out for our good.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Endure Until the End

Enduring until the end involves patience, self-control and faith. As we step into this New Year, I encourage you to number your days with joy, looking to the Author and Finisher of our faith to bring about an expected end — the salvation of our souls.

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

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Be Content

How easy it is to become discontented. Life doesn’t go the way we expect. Dreams fade. People disappoint. We have things but no peace. We have less than we want and feel neglected. We grasp and grab, but end up empty-handed.

Content: state of satisfaction; peaceful happiness; satisfied; pleased; happy; cheerful; untroubled; unworried

The Apostle Paul wrote that he learned “how to be” in whatever state he was found. He learned to be content. What a marvelous thought to know how to be full and hungry; how to have plenty and suffer need.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

I love how Paul stated he learned this. We are not innately wired to do this, but a series of lessons and application bring about this learning.

Food & Clothes

I’ve pondered about contentment. Just like you, I’ve felt discontented about many things in this life. But I keep going back to what 1 Timothy 6:8 says.

And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

Do you have food? Do you have clothes? Be content. You may not have all of your desires, but if your basic needs are met, be content. God will never leave me nor forsake me—these are things I tell myself.

Jesus told us to not be troubled, cast our cares on Him, be of good cheer and to be anxious or worried for nothing. What was He saying? Be content. Even when it looks like you or I have nothing, we have everything. We have Jesus.

Hugs & Love!

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My Glossies: Fashion Magazine Inspiration

Since I was a young girl, I’ve always loved magazines. My grandmother picked up on this love affair and would save her old magazines (and catalogs) for me. Her magazines mainly consisted of home/garden, lifestyle and true fashion magazines; not the gossipy women’s glossies.

I’d visit my grandmother and she’d introduce me to the newest additions, while directing me to take all the old ones I wanted. I’d leave with bundles of glossies to flip through. I especially liked the texture of the paper. I remember running my fingers across the pages, studying the layouts.

Although we’re in a digital age, I still enjoy picking up a magazine and flipping through it. No matter how convenient, technology can’t replace the tactile experience “real” media, such as magazines, offer. I just like the real thing.

I indulged in some magazine reading today, but in the form of fashion research. Sometimes I pick one up to simply enjoy it, but today I picked a small bundle to study and find inspiration. I’m continually amazed by the harmony of art, psychology, sociology and science present in fashion.

What would the fashion industry be without magazines—both digital and traditional? How we present the elements of fashion and style is an art form of its own.

How do you stay inspired?

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Speak Life and Live!

Words are powerful. They can be used to fuel peace or war; comfort or pain; joy or sadness. How do you use your words?

Speak Life & Live

Here are a few verses to encourage you to speak life and live.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Proverbs 13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors feeds on violence.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.