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Monday, May 13, 2013

Motivational Monday

 
I heart weekends! They go by so fast, but man they are awesome. I was a bad little blogger and didn't take many pictures this weekend. But I did have a great one. Went out Friday night for dinner and to see a band with some friends, then Zumba Saturday morning, my Insanity workout Saturday afternoon, cleaned a little, saw the Great Gatsby and dinner with my girls Saturday night, awesome church service and visiting with my mama yesterday, then Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 was on TV last night so that pretty much sums up my weekend. Plus, I got allllllll kinds of cuddle time yesterday with this sweet baby face. She is such a little sweetheart!
 
Since it's Monday I thought I would start everyone off with a little motivation for your work week. Yesterday at church we talked about Romans 12:9 {Love must be sincere, hate what is evil, cling to what is good}. And it got me thinking about one of my all time favorite verses Romans 12:12. So last night I got my Bible out and read all of Romans chapter 12. If you are looking for instructions on how to live your life, look no further. This verse has always been special to me, and this week I really want to try and live it to the fullest. Will you try with me? Let's attempt to love sincerely and cling to the good things in our lives, be faithful with your prayers and thank the Lord for what he has blessed us with.
 
It's easy for us to judge and be evil to each other. It's easy for you to look at my blog, which is a small piece of my life, and see my talking about inspirational Bible verses but also about drinking or cussing and judge me for that. I am not a perfect Christian....not by a long shot. I struggle, we all struggle. But I want to be joyful in my hope, patient in my afflictions and faithful in my prayers and over time grow to be a better example for those around me.
 
 
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26 comments:

Stephanie said...

I just love your pup! And cuddle time with the pups is ALWAYS good :)

Amanda aka Manda said...

I love this post! I think it shows your heart perfectly! I'm with you on this! I read the chapter twice after we talked about this last night! PS: Are poms just the best cuddlers?

Helene said...

I NEED some motivation today!! your puppy is too precious!
and totally agree no one is perfect so who's to judge?!

Erin @ Sugar Magnolia said...

I cannot wait to see Gatsby this week!!!!

Lindsey said...

Love this post! Such a good reminder!

Mallory Hermann said...

I was trying to find the perfect chapter to study this month. I love this verse. I will have to read through Romans this month!

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Awesome motivation! I appreciate this more than you know! Have a great week friend :))

Jill said...

In so many ways...thank you. I really needed to read this today. I also needed to read all of Romans 12...which I did :)

Rachel's Country Roots said...

Cuddly with that sweet face makes any weekend great!

Tracy said...

Love this Nikki!!! I will be right there with you :)

Hallie @ Life:Oceanside said...

That little fur muffin. She is just adorable.

I love this motivaitonal Mondays. :):):)

Wine and Summer said...

What a fun weekend you had...this is such great motivation for the week.

Ashley Barnhill said...

You worked out twice on Saturday? That's impressive! Especially considering one of them was Insanity! LOVE that verse!! :)

Jordan said...

Tilly is such a cutie! Glad you had such a great weekend. How is Insanity coming along? Love the verse and will do my best to try along with you!

Erin said...

It's okay, I barely took any pics this weekend either! ;) EVERYONE I know saw Gatsby over the weekend haha.. we are going in a couple weeks and I can't wait!

Steph G said...

Was Gatsby good? I'm so excited to see it. Also, I love that verse and a little motivation is always helpful on Mondays.

Pamela said...

thanks for the extra motivation today love! It is always needed on monday! Tilly looks like the cutest thing on earth! I can't wait to watch gatsby!!

Sarah said...

AWWWW love cuddle time :)

I just love that verse too! I struggle patience...daily!!

PS I totally did not get any miles in this weekend! how did you do?
I am heading out to run after school today!

Lindsey @ Life on Countryside said...

thanks for that!! cuddle time with the pups is always the best....especially when they are drugged up, you leave their site and they make the tiniest little whine like "mom. mom. mommy. ma. mommy. where are you?" :)

Ashley said...

i want to come weekend with you! seriously, you fit so much fun-ness into one weekend! dying to see the GG still! it was sold out here. and i love that verse -and this challenge ;)

B said...

good for you on all the working out! i watched harry potter too! i stayed in both nights on the couch. kinda lame but also kinda nice :)

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I could have cuddled with that sweet face all day! Only getting up for chocolate and pee. Love you!

Kelsey said...

First your pup is so precious!! Also you are right and I definitely need to be concentrating on how I live and I will be reaading that chapter today as a reminder! Thank you!

Nici said...

Your dog is so cute!

Faith said...

You are beautiful inside and out :)

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Love this!!!! Tilly looks fabulous as usual!