The Voice Of Truth

I was taking a walk this week in my subdivision listening to christian music on my iphone and I heard the song, The Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns.

I started thinking about all the lies that the enemy has told me, and I’m sure has told some of you.

The enemy tells us:

  • You don’t matter.
  • God could never forgive you.
  • God can’t use you.
  • You’ll never be good enough.

At times, I’ve chosen to listen to the lies over the voice of truth.

But God says:

  • You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Psalm 139:14
  • There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
  • So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36
  • You are forgiven. Ephesians 1:7
  • You are the apple of his eye! Zechariah 2:8

The Voice Of Truth

My prayer today is we will listen to the Voice of Truth and stop listening to the enemies lies.

I’m sharing an older picture today, I hope you don’t mind! It’s day 27 of my 31 days of summer fashion.

I still have this dress and wear it. The dress is a Stitch Fix dress, my necklace is from Francesca’s and my wedge heels are from Payless Shoe Source.

Stitch Fix Dress

Have a blessed day!

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Difficult Seasons-Take Another Step

It seems like each week I come to this place and ask why? I know life is a journey and there are times of joy but there are also times of sorrow.

Just this week, a friend found out that her 2 year old daughter has a malignant brain tumor. They operated and removed 95% of the tumor. They will have to do chemo and radiation to get rid of the 5% that was left. My heart aches for this family.

I sometimes wonder how we handle the difficult seasons but I’m reminded of this quote by Oswald Chambers….

Take Another Step

We can’t give up. We have to have faith that God is in control. Do the next thing!

When my daughter found out about this tragedy, she texted me, “Why is life so hard?” My answer was simply, “Because this is not our home. We are here to shine light in a dark world and we never know how long we have.”

We have no guarantees of tomorrow but we have today, so let’s shine His light!

The song, Take Another Step by Steven Curtis Chapman kept coming to my mind.

Basically, the song is saying one minute everything can seem perfect and the next minute there’s tragedy. What do we do? Take another step, and then another, and then another……

 

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

I have a hard time posting fashion pictures on Sundays but since I committed to 31 days of summer fashion I’m going to do it. You know I wasn’t going to get through 31 days of summer fashion without wearing my chambray shirt.

31 days of summer fashion

Chambray Shirt-Cato//Black pants-Stitch Fix//Wedge heels-Macy’s//Earrings-Target

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Sunday Encouragement-Friendships

I’m heading home from Haven today. I’ve had a wonderful time but I’m ready to be home! One of the blessings that has come out of my blogging is the friendships I’ve formed with other bloggers.

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I spent a lot of time with Becky from Organizing Made Fun and Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam (Jen and I were roomies!) We not only have blogging in common but we are sisters in Christ.

I need friends like Becky and Jen, they remind me  of what’s important. They challenge me to grow in my faith. Proverbs 27:17 says, As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

It’s important for us to have friends that help us grow in our faith. As women, we sometimes don’t take the time to build friendships with other women. But we need each other and we need to encourage each other.

Do you try to build friendships with other women? Do you have women that you can share your faith with?

Yesterday we went to dinner at Seasons 52. I love this restaurant, if you have one near you, you should go, immediately. :-) (Again, these were taken with my iphone, ugh!)

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Chevron top-Stitch Fix//Boyfriend jeans-Kut From the Kloth//Wedge heels-Shoe Sensation(similar here)

On the way to Haven I listened to a CD that a friend made for me after my Mom passed away. I have listened to it hundreds of times. This is one of the songs on the CD. I think I’ve shared it before but I love love it.

 

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty. Thank you!

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Sunday Encouragement-There’s Hope!

This past year, our family has been through a difficult year. But through it all I kept clinging to hope. I know that in the difficult times, God is our hope.

Sunday Encouragement-There's Hope!

The verse that keeps coming to my mind is is Genesis 50:20, You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.  

We are finally seeing the “good” that God has been working out. He’s been faithful and I choose to believe there are better days ahead!

Sometimes when I hear a song, I want to shout, YES!! This is one of those songs.

I’ve been running through rain that I thought would never end
Trying to make it on faith in a struggle against the wind
I’ve seen the dark and the broken places
But I know in my soul no matter how bad it gets, I’ll be alright

There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s better days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen, there’s hope in front of me

There’s a place at the end of the storm you’ll finally find
Where the hurt and the tears and the pain all fall behind
You open up your eyes and up ahead there’s a big sun shining
Right then and there you realize, you’ll be alright

There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s better days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen, there’s hope in front of me

There’s a hope still burning
I can feel it rising through the night
And my world’s still turning
I can feel Your love here by my side

You’re my hope
You’re the light I still see it
Your hands are holding me
Even when I don’t believe
Oh, I’ve got to believe, I‘ve got to believe

I still have hope
You are my hope

Since I’m doing 31 days of summer fashion. This is a dress I wore to church. The dress I’ve had for a while, my heels are BCBGeneration brand and I purchased them at Marshall’s.

31 days of Summer Fashion

I don’t know what you’re going through, but do you know there’s always hope?

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Sunday Encouragement-Let’s Thrive!

I love how God’s word always speaks to me. I read this passage in Romans from the New Living Translation. It simply states what we need to be doing.

Sunday Encouragement-Let's Thrive!

I love this entire passage but specifically, “Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” Do you have something today that troubles you. Let me remind you, KEEP ON PRAYING!!

We heard Casting Crowns in concert a few months ago. This is one of their newer songs, Thrive.

 

We were made for more than ordinary lives!! We were made to Thrive!!

Have a blessed Sumday!!

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Sunday Inspiration-Hope

One of my daughter’s favorite words, has always been HOPE. Some of her favorite scriptures are about hope.

Sunday Inspiration-Hope

No matter what you’re going through today, I hope you know you always have HOPE.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

About a year ago, I was asked to write a testimony for a book called Joy In the Journey. It’s a book about 12 different women with different journeys and how we each found joy and hope through our experiences. I share my testimony about losing my Mom.

If you need some encouragement this book is filled with it, you can go here for more information.

Sunday Inspiration-Hope

I recently heard this song about hope and thought you would enjoy it!

 

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty. Thank you!

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