Wordfull Wednesday

Last week, I featured some subway/typographical art pieces in my Wordfull Wednesday post. Today, I’d like to share this with you.

Source: Etsy

Source: Etsy

We are currently going through a very difficult moment in our lives, and this verse is keeping me going at the moment. I found two separate prints on Etsy with this verse, and I wanted to share both of them with you.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

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I’m taking a different direction these days with Wordfull Wednesday. I can definitely see how my blog is moving away from personal and more professional. 

This week, for Wordfull Wednesday I’m sharing some of my favorite typographic art pieces.

I am loving this fall pillow:


Amazon Fall Subway Art Pillow 
And this sign wants to live at my house:


Hobby Lobby: slate art sign
And I really want this:


Shabby Chic Decor

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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I don’t know about you, but there is a small, determined little part of me that loves proving others wrong. I like how I feel when I accomplish something, but I really like when someone else thinks I can’t/won’t do something, and then I do it anyway. 

I once had a friend who swore up and down I’d never get a masters degree. I did. I had another relative who didn’t think I’d be successful in transitioning to a sugar free life. I’ve been sugar free for 22 months now.

Take your haters and use them as motivation. Don’t take their doubt and make it yours. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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I love this quote so much. There are so many wonderful things that can happen when we just let go and be ourselves. 

Think about the people you are most comfortable with; those are usually the people who know us the best. I have really been working on just being myself and being comfortable with who I am. The second part of this is that I want to be someone people can feel comfortable being around. 

Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if more of us felt comfortable just being us? I think it’d change the world. 

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I have, for many years, struggled with the idea of perfection. Society places a huge emphasis on perfection. We’re supposed to be physically perfect, but we’re also supposed to be perfect parents and have an immaculate home. With kids. How does that work?

I recently read The Magnolia Story, which is Chip and JoAnna Gaines’ book. Joanna herself outlines her own struggle with perfection and how she is so much happier now that she’s let go of it.

That struck a chord with me, because I fight the perfection battle all the time. And what’s worse, I can see the same thing in my daughter. How do we break the cycle?

Putting forth effort to do well, not do perfectly, makes a huge difference. This is especially effective when you realize that there is always room for improvement. First, we must figure out what we need and what helps us function the best. Once we figure out how to be effective, a little extra effort seems less daunting. 

Quite possibly the most important thing is this: God didn’t make us to be perfect. He made us to serve a purpose. HIS purpose. And we’ll always be enough for Him. We ARE enough already; we don’t even need to be perfect.

Have a wonderful Wednesday. 

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It took me an embarrassingly long time to learn today’s quote. I not only wish I’d learned it at a younger age, but I wish more people would learn it. 

I bet all of us can think of a person or a situation in which someone stirred the pot and we (meaning ourselves) or others didn’t react in the best way. 

I have recently been doing a bit of a whole life makeover. Spirituality and faith came first. I’m studying my Bible and talking to God more. I’ve started exercising 30 minutes daily. I no longer eat gluten or sugar and I follow a balanced diet. I’m out of the smartphone and more in the moment. We eat at home more and eat out less.

One of the first things I chose to do was examine who I spend my time with. I have noticed I am a happier and more positive person when I avoid people with negative attitudes and negative behaviors.

But if you can’t avoid those people, you can limit your time with them. You can’t change them but you can change how you react to them. And you can always pray for them. 

Happy Wednesday my friends. May you be blessed.


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I don’t know about you, but I am making an effort to be more transparent. More, well, myself. It’s been hard, because as an introverted extrovert, I’m an anomaly. Social but still guarded. Talkative, but still quiet. I don’t often like to let the real me out of her box, but I’m noticing that good things happen when I do. 

Last week I posted a video on Facebook live about my life as of late, and all the positives that are happening in my life. It was hard. I talked myself out of it several times. I decided to just go for it and I’m glad I did.

You all responded with love and with encouragement. You responded with positive words and all of your responses really reassured me I did the right thing. 


Thanks for allowing me to truly be myself and not judging me for it.


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I certainly wish I’d had known this quote at a younger age. In years past, I was way too consumed with what people thought of me and whether or not they liked me. In fact, a lot of the time, I was too worried about what people thought of me to be myself. I often was afraid to be my real self because I wasn’t sure how it’d be received. 

If I knew someone didn’t like me, I saw it as a problem with myself, and something I needed to change. What I didn’t know was this:

I’m not everyone’s cup of tea AND that’s ok. 

Not everyone you encounter in life is going to like you…just like you won’t always like everyone you meet. So why is that so hard for us to understand? 

I have learned to fully embrace my weirdness and not care what others think. I was past the age of 30 before I made the decision to just be myself, and I’m glad I did. I’m much happier and much more genuine. 

You are perfect the way God made you. Don’t worry what others think- just be you and be happy.

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I was scanning for quotes for today’s post and I came across this. How many of these five things do you do on a regular basis? I probably do all five of them daily.

I want to look at these five things from a biblical perspective.

First, we can not please everyone but we can please God. God said this in Ephesians 5:8-10: “for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.” He also said in Romans 12:1, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”

2. Fearing change. God told us not to fear tomorrow because he has a plan for our lives. Even though the plan may not be the same as what we’d planned, God knows what’s best for us. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’”

3. God says that we shall not look to the past but rather we should look toward the future. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.’
4. Putting ourselves down shouldn’t be an option: the Lord plainly says he created us for a reason. We have a purpose in life. The Lord said in Psalm 139:14 (NIV), “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,I know that full well.” God created each and every single one of us with his special purpose in mind. He didn’t make any mistakes.

5. Overthinking

I don’t about you, but this is a huge one for me. I worry about and overthink everything. Here are two of my favorite verses about overthinking:

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:33-34, NIV

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14, NIV

I am trying to apply these biblical truths to these areas in which I’m struggling. I know these are common things that many of us struggle with, so I wanted to share these biblical truths with you. I hope God’s words on these struggles bless you as much as they’ve blessed me. Have a great Wednesday.

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With this post, I’m totally at risk of being more transparent than I usually allow myself to be. For once, I’m not going to worry about that. Most people who know me know that I’m currently going through some stuff. I’m trying to handle it and deal with it the best way I know how. When I saw this quote, I felt like it applies to where I currently am in life.

“The days that break you, are the days that make you.”

Do I consider myself to be broken? No. Not yet. But I know that there are some things that have come pretty close to breaking me.

Have you ever heard the quote “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” As much as I hate that quote, I can’t deny that there is a lot of truth to it.

The days that break you are the days that make you. I plan to remember that even though there are things that happen that are almost impossible to get through, we do get through them. And we’re stronger people for it.

 

Have a wonderful week.

 

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