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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Beautiful Things

I sure needed to hear this right now. Reminder from Lysa TerKeurst this week:
"If there’s something Jesus needs to address with you, so be it. But remember, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). Jesus doesn’t use the statements, “You always do this..” and “You never do that..” Jesus doesn’t use our situations against us. He simply brings truth to life and asks us to align with it."
 
Words are my love language - good morning texts, apologies and random compliments change the world, friends.
 
People on my Instagram keep asking me what kind of mascara I use: 3-in-1 by elf. My eyelashes are naturally long anyhow, but who would have thought a $3 mascara could be so good!! I'm a big fan of all of their products that I have tried. Can't beat that price either.
 
Last night I had my first meeting about going back to the Dominican Republic for a mission trip again this year! Excited doesn't even begin to describe it. I could end up spending the week of my birthday serving the Lord and honestly, there's nothing more I would want for my 31st. Pray for me so that I don't just make this commitment because it's something I want to do selfishly, but because I feel called to do it. (If you're new around here, you can read all about my trip last summer here.)
 
I'm dating again. Sometimes I feel like it's hard and sometimes I'm light hearted about it. Nothing too serious to report back right now, but I'm sure you can expect a new dating post soon. These stories must be told. My friend Jen had a weird one recently too!
 
Do you Influenster? If you don't, then you are missing out! Influenster allows you to test products for FREE, based on information you fill out about yourself. All you have to do is show them some love on social media and offer reviews. The most recent product I tested for them was these Neutrogena Naturals MakeUp Remover Wipes. LOVE them! They smell fantastic and leave my face feeling clean and refreshed and not dry. Great for post workout. Plus, Neutrogena is launching a #wipeforwater campaign to promote efforts to save water. A lazy girl makeup remover is the perfect way to get started!
 

I haven't seen the 50 Shades of Grey movie... but I am all about the soundtrack! Especially these two jams.
 

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11 comments:

Meagan Hofer said...

Yay for your trip to DR!! What an incredible way to celebrate turning 31! Can't wait to hear about your dating stories...could be a good series!! Happy Thursday friend!

Meagan Hofer said...

Yay for your trip to DR!! What an incredible way to celebrate turning 31! Can't wait to hear about your dating stories...could be a good series!! Happy Thursday friend!

P!nky said...

WOW! Your Jesus quote at the beginning really spoke to me. That's an amazing quote.

Prayers for you and your DR trip. :)

Jen @ South in the City said...

Haha it really is a crazy dating story!! Thanks friend :-) I absolutely love the entire 50 shades soundtrack!! Can't wait to hear more of your dating stories as well!

Cassie said...

love me some ELF too!!

have a great day.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yes! So good. I needed to hear that too!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

I CANNOT wait to read another dating post. I will add your missions trip to my prayer list.

Pamela said...

I need to check out that mascara then! I love mascara, ha! A few people from our church are going on a mission trip in July. We really wanted to go but aren't going to be able to go :(

Amanda aka Manda said...

Yay for another DR trip! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!! And I'm totally loving that Ellie Goulding song too! Totally jammed out to it on the way into work this morning!

lori said...

so excited for you and your missions trip, i will remember you in my prayers!

and can't wait to read the dating posts :)

Ashley said...

I haven't seen 50 shades either (not my jam) but the soundtrack is SOO my jam. Every pure barre playlist I've taught lately has contained a 50 shades song!

And good for you for dating again...I hate dating! And sharing it. I've had this like "thing" for about 2 years I still refuse to write about. haha Go you! :)