Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thoughts on Isaiah 51:7-8

7“Hear me, you who know what is right,
you people who have my law in your hearts:
Do not fear the reproach of men
or be terrified by their insults.
8For the moth will eat them up like a garment;
the worm will devour them like wool.
But my righteousness will last forever,
my salvation through all generations

Verse 7a- This part of the verse is just really encouraging to me. Because I know God, I KNOW what is right. He has implanted in me a sixth sense of discernment, and it is my choice to either listen to it or ignore it.

Verse 7b-8- I love this section so much!! It's just kind of a wakeup call for me. we spend so much time worrying what others think about us, whether they like us or not, if they think we're pretty/funny/smart, etc. but NONE OF THAT MATTERS!! It doesn't matter how cruel or how crazy or how oppressing the world is, men are powerless compared to God. They are nothing. They can torment you here on earth, but they'll never be able to do anything to your soul unless you let go of your hold of God. And once you get to heaven, they can't even try to do anything to you. Think of it this way: your life here is not even a tiny section of your whole life, but this is the opportunity God has given to you to choose to fear Him. When you deliberately choose to glorify God in spite of the circumstances and all the other options that are thrown at you here on earth, God will reward you with something EVERLASTING. Something untouchable. Unending fellowship with Him. Does that not sound amazing??

So, in the end, God defeats the bad guys that have been tormenting you your whole mortal life and whisks you away to His everlasting, unending paradise where you get to forget all the trauma that happened to you on earth and spend forever-forever!- with the God that created the universe, was always there for you, always listened, who cried when you cried, who laughed when you laughed, who loves you unconditionally, who loved you so much that He sacrificed his son-His son!! For you!! He loves you that much.

So I would say He's worth paying attention to.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Friends!!

So I jut got back from a day of hanging out with some of my closest friends, and it was AWESOME!! It just hit me how amazing each individual is and how different each relationship is. What I love though is that we all have our own inside jokes and different history and experiences together. For instance, with one of my friends, I just yell out a state name and she starts cracking up laughing. Another one I can call lil' indian. With a different one, I just mention doing ANYTHING in the kitchen and we both die laughing. Another one and I refer to everything intensely cool as "pretty book." So. Awesome. It just blows me away how rad my friends are!! So to all just mentioned and countless others that remained unmentioned, thank you for making my life 100% more awesome :) you guys rock!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

No-Heat Waves

This hairdo is ridiculously easy!! There is nothing so amazingly simple as waking up and spending a maximum of 30 seconds on your hair. For those of you who don't usually shower at night, beleive me, for this hairdo, it's worth it!!

The night before: Brush your hair BEFORE you shower. Use a moisturizing conditioner. After letting your hair dry slightly, part your hair where you want it to be parted the next day.GENTLY finger-comb through your hair (hair is more prone to breakage when it's wet, so don't use a brush.) Section your hair into 4-8 sections (the larger the section, the looser the waves. I tried 8 the other night and it looked like I had crimped my hair, and same with 6.) Braid each section tightly and secure with a small elastic. Spritz some loose hold spray gel over each braid and go to sleep :)

The next morning: Take out each braid and gently finger-comb through each one. run some anti-frizz cream through your hair and use more spray gel only if needed.