Taking Stock: April 2018

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Making : the days count. jk. I am not making anything at the moment. I wish I was making the days count, but listen when my money comes, I WILL be MAKING the days count. Until then…

Cooking : I made this really bomb chicken. It was wow!!so good. Need I brag more

Drinking : water at the moment, but I did have this margarita.

Reading:  Counterfeit God by Tim Keller and This is Me Letting You Go by Heidi Priebe. Just finished Still Me by Jojo Moyes, read the my book review HERE.

Wanting: MONEY! I need money. (same as the previous month)

Looking: for a job. (same as the previous month)

Deciding: Nothing at the moment. What?

Wishing: On a star?

Enjoying: OMG! this peace from God.

Waiting: For… it is a secret. it is like 3 BIG things.

Liking: No boys, men, uncles, brothers, people’s ugly sons. LOL etc…solidly single!! (same!! EVEN MORE!! WOW but yet I am still looking. Contradicting much?!)

Wondering: when is my man who is going to delight in me come? I’m praying about it. Maybe I should write a post about what I looking for in a man so you all can help a sister out? (same as January, February, March and very contradicting to what I wrote above.) MY NEXT POST?

Loving: Jesus the LIVING Christ. THE living Christ. THE I AM…

Listening: Housefires, “Yes and Amen” and I just really got into Jhene Aiko, she is fire!

Considering: Going to the gym or not. Or not!

Buying: nothing at the moment. Broke us af!! Still the same, but change issa coming and its going to be the realest. I’m going to be hauling the things I buy. hahaha. I’m pushing it

Watching: One Tree Hill for the third time. Because why not?

Hoping: in Christ ALONE!! All the time!! EVERYDAY

Cringing: at nothing really

Needing: money! haha. Mah-NEY!!

Questioning: NOT the goodness of God!!

Smelling: nail polish

Wearing: Day 3 clothes. But I’ve showered oh

Noticing: nothing

Thinking: nothing really. My brain is on vacation

Feeling: Loved. Loved by my sweet Jesus

Celebrating: nothing really

Pretending: none here

Embracing: this hope!

Do your own Taking Stock post and pinback? I’d like to see what you have been up to.

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Life Lately + Word of the Year

Hi friends,

Lets play catch up. Lets start with my word of the year. How is it going? Am I still living it? Did I forsake it? word of the year

I chose the word HOPE as my word of the year for 2018! I chose it because last year or the last few years, I was living in this darkness that was hopelessness and as I was praying about 2018, I felt that God wanted to deliver me from that. You can read more about it HERE.

I am living out this word by making BOLD decisions about my life. Being uncomfortable and really seeking joy. I am living out a hopeful life by choosing to depend on God for things that seem unattainable. I spend hours in prayer declaring over every dry bone and dead thing in my life to come alive. I am living out a hopeful life by not taking short cuts and settling for temporary pleasures. I am living a hopeful life by waiting on God.

Don’t get me wrong, it has been difficult because being hopeful doesn’t naturally come to me. But I am so glad my hope isn’t in my feelings or my positive thoughts but it is in Christ alone. He alone gives me hope. Nothing else. So yes there are days where I’ve cried myself to sleep, where I have slipped into the place of hopelessness and despair but God always shows up to comfort me and give me hope.

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Life has been STRESSFUL, need I say I more? I feel the weight of stress on every level, but God dey! you know!

I’ve also been having a lot of OKAY days. Like things are just okay. I am developing a community and it is exciting.

I am also spending time with myself. I found this cafe I am in love with. cafe i write what i like blogVietnamese coffee

Life lately has been figuring out more of who I am and most importantly what I like and want. I grew up surrounded by family and so I never truly made decisions for myself by myself. Now that I am no longer living at home. What I eat, when I cook, what I do with my time is solely on me. I don’t have to consider anyone. It’s freeing but a tad uncomfortable.

I am also trying this thing I learned from the girls at CLEARTRANSPARANCY (click the link, you won’t regret it) blog. It’s called confessions. Basically declaring the truth of what God says about us out loud and also into our heart. It is such a good idea! I think sometimes the enemy needs to hear the truth about us too. he needs to know that WE KNOW what God has said about us. Like we aren’t some clueless mindless minions walking around in this world unaware of his tricks and God’s plans. Sometimes we need to let the enemy know we are on to his games and we really DON’t PLAY THAT!

So here are my confessions or declarations for this week…

  • God has not given me the spirit of fear

  • I am beautiful on the inside and outside

  • My circumstances cannot and will not destroy me

  • Jesus is enough

  • I am a hopeful person

  • It is well

Would you all like for me to share my weekly confessions here with you guys? What is something you are speaking over your life this week?

 

 

5 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Well hello spring and hello to spring cleaning. I really like the idea of spring cleaning because spring normally means new beginnings and fresh starts. I think for most of us we do not know where to begin with the cleaning, so here I am with the plug. lol. Are we still saying that? All the same, for me, spring cleaning begins with cleaning out my closet. I think this is the toughest place to start so I hope you find this helpful.

  • Clothes that do not fit. I know people keep clothes that do not fit because it inspires them to lose weight or motivates them. If that is true for you and IF it works then I understand your need to keep those clothes around. But let’s be honest with ourselves, for most of us, those clothes will never fit. The shirt you had when you had the 15-year-old body will not fit on your 25-year-old body and that is okay. Your body is so different now. Embrace that!
  • Clothes that are damaged. Listen, I know you’ve been planning to patch those pants and fix that zipper, but that was 2 summers ago. Accept that it isn’t happening, you won’t fix it. Either give it away to someone who can fix and will wear it or if it is really damaged throw it away. You will never fix the pants with the huge hole at the crotch.
  • Clothes that you haven’t worn in a year. If you haven’t worn it in a year or so, you aren’t going to wear it. Get rid of it.
  • Clothes that don’t fit your style or make you feel good anymore. As we get older, we change and so does our style. There are certain clothes that don’t fit your style anymore and no longer makes you feel good. You should be wearing things that make you feel good and confident. Get rid of things that don’t.
  • Gifted clothes you don’t like. I used to be one of those people who kept clothing items that were gifted to me that I didn’t like out of obligations. But I now just pass it on to other people I know will appreciate it and wear it or simply donate it.

Where is your starting point when you begin spring cleaning?