Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

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I was aimlessly scrolling through Pinterest tonight looking at pretty pastel wallpapers with quotes on them and I suddenly got inspired to write a blog post.

The particular quote that I saw read something like, “I decided to be happy because it’s good for my health,” and it was just so simple. I just kinda sat there dumbfounded for a minute or two.

There are so many times that we make happiness out to be this big giant thing that we’re all striving for and it seems like this impossible journey to get to be happy. Continue reading

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How To Be Thankful

How To Be Thankful

Hey y’all! I’m back to the blogosphere after my sickness. I’ve still got a cough and a little bit of congestion, but for the most part I’m right back to functioning like a normal human bean. So that’s an improvement. πŸ˜‰

During my sickness I was feeling very down and I was kinda whiny and the thought of being thankful during that time wasn’t even on my mind.

But when I went to the Wednesday night bible study at my church after I started feeling better, the lesson was on being thankful in difficult days. I’m incredibly blessed to have a pastor who almost always teaches what I need. I took that lesson to heart and I’d like to share some of what I learned with all of you, along with some bible verses on thankfulness. Continue reading

Let Go and Let God

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This is kind of a personal post. But it’s something that needs to be said for anyone else who might be struggling with this. So here goes!

I grew up in a broken family and I had a rough childhood. It wasn’t just me, my siblings did too. I started to be sad all the time, and at first, that’s all it was. Sadness. But then this darkness enveloped me and it just took over. I couldn’t stop it. I had thoughts of suicide, I had thoughts of running away, I had anger built up inside me against my family, I had these overwhelmingly negative thoughts in my head and in my heart for so long.

Then I got saved. It was like everything lifted from me and I could breathe again! It was a breath of fresh air! There was a joy in my heart that I couldn’t explain, except that Jesus put it there. His presence with me was such a comfort. He was my best Friend, my loving Father, and my Lord and King. I knew He loved me and I wanted to love Him with all my heart.

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