Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween!

Happy Halloween!
Really? Is it really the last day of October? What! It is. And it's Halloween. Wow. Time has been going by fast. I mean, really fast! So fast I don't even remember what I did yesterday. (Actually, I went to church yesterday and carved my pumpkin, but other than that...) I don't know about you, but I'm not a HUGE fan of Halloween. I like Halloween, but it's all about scary stuff. I don't really like being scared (sometimes). :) Call me a wimp if you like. Whenever I think of Halloween, I think of the time I was trick-or-treating with one of my best buddies (we were nerds. it was awesome.) and we went up to a porch of a house that had this big (what I thought was a "dummy") scary guy sitting in a chair. Of course, I thought it was just a decoration. My friend, she's got more brains than I do. :) Anyway, I go up to the porch. The dummy turns out to be a real person. He "roars" at me. I'm freaked out. I run down the street. And my friend is cracking up. The End. :) haha So now I'm eating some Smarties so I know what to stay away from this year. :) Any fun moments that you think of at Halloween?

Friday, October 28, 2011

share the love

Someone's having a bad day.
Find that person. Give them a hug
and share the Love.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

God Lovers! week four

Hey guys!! I can't believe it's already the LAST WEEK of October! Can you? *sniff, sniff* That means it's the last week of God-Lovers. No!!!! But, don't worry, I'll have the final God-Lover post on October 31st. :) Hope you read your chapters, if not, don't worry about that either. These posts do not require them. So, let's get started!

Alright, so today I wanted to tell you want Jesus did not do. I think this is something we need to clarify because if I were Jesus, I would have done a lot things differently. So, to get things straight, I think I'll write out what Jesus did not do.

I went to a conference earlier this year (Equip Youth Conference 2011 in Anaheim) and the speaker, Robby Dawkins, said what he would have done if he were Jesus. He said this, "If I were Jesus I would have been born at the Super Bowl on the 20 yard line. I would have risen up and shot people with lazier beams from my hands at people..." he went on. That's basically what I remember and it still makes my laugh like crazy. If you saw this guy, he used a lot of sound effects while saying those lines and hand motions. It was hilarious.
Jesus was not born at the Super Bowl on the 20 yard line. Okay?

If I were Jesus, I would have "casually" strolled around town pointing and winking at people and then whatever injury they had would disappear. I would be like this guy below...


"Need a new arm? I know a Guy who could fix that for ya. No tips, thank you very much. I got this all under control." Or I would go get my beach towel and go to the beach with Peter and watch him fish while I would say, "This is the life! [cough, cough] Oh and by the way, I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life!"

Jesus did not take the easy road.

What Jesus did was totally OPPOSITE of what Robby or I would have done. Jesus didn't come down to shoot lazier beams or wink at people. He came down to teach us how to be the children of God. He came down to teach us how to live a life to reflect Him.

As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.

Proverbs 27:19

First of all, I got to figure out what I hold as #1 in my heart. Most likely, when you love something so much, you want to pursue it. You want to know more. And from pushing this on it becomes a habit. Something you love so much that anyone who sees you has what you love included in your reputation. That thing that you love so much is what's in your heart. It's what makes you who you are. It reflects who you are.

What if we replaced that "thing" with "Jesus."

What if Jesus is what you want to pursue. What if Jesus is what you want to know more of. What if Jesus is the One you push forward to learn about. What if He becomes your habit. What if you could reflect Jesus.

Well, YOU CAN.

But it takes a lot of trust. It requires the full package. Everything. Not some. ALL.


"Just trust me." I think that's all God wants from us. Trust. Trust, trust, and more trust. Have you ever seen those movies where there's the guy and then there's the girl and there probably about to jump out of an airplane and she's panicking, "I don't think I can do this!! Really! Seriously!! I CAN'T DO THIS!" And then he says, "Just trust me." and they jump out of the plane. (All the while, she's screaming her head off.)

Kind of like with God.

Someone once asked me if I would jump off a diving board into an empty pool and trust that God would fill that pool with water before I landed.

My answer was, "Uhhhhh"

I think that's what all of us would say. I mean, you want me to JUMP into a pool with NO WATER!? Are you crazy!?

But I think sometimes God just wants us to jump. You can't stay on the diving board forever. You can't stay in your comfort zone for the rest of your life. You have to move. You've got to jump.

I can't sit around waiting for Jesus to come by, wink at me, and then all of my life to go into order. I can't let something else be #1 in my heart. I'll have to jump off that diving board to give Jesus my trust.

"Just trust me."
Pretend Jesus was asking you this,
"Do you trust me?"
Here's this week's very short schedule :(
Saturday: October 29th, Read Proverbs 29th
Sunday: October 30th, Read Proverbs 30th
Monday: October 31st, Read Proverbs 31st
Missed the past God-Lover posts? Check them out here. Come back on Monday!
emma :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


When I think of fall, I don't only think of leaves, but also of apples. The apple trees in our front yard are blooming with apples and then there is always a warm cup of apple cider somewhere... Yet while crunching into an apple you hear your mom's voice in the back of your head,
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
I bet you've heard that before.
Oooooohhhh yeah.
BIG time.
kind of.
One of my friends has this quote in mind and is wondering, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? She would like to know what you think why an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I'm pretty sure an apple a day keeps you smarter...or healthier...I'm not sure. So head over here, comment what you think this quote means on her post, and go eat an apple for me! :)

flower power

I did a bit of flower doodling today. I brought out my box of my shrinking felt stash and got out a pair of scissors to put these two flowers together. I've seen some flowers like these that other people have made and so I tried to make them even though there wasn't a tutorial for these ones. Anyways, I want to know what you think of the ones I made. So how do I know which one you like better? You get to vote! I've labeled each flower with a number and you simply leave a comment with the number of the flower. And then, guess what? I'll have a tutorial for that flower. Yay! Who doesn't love tutorials? :) Here are the "contestants"...

Please vote by this Friday! October 28th! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

going through the motions

It's rainy and gloomy here in California. The weather can't make up it's mind. The sprinkles of rain continues to turn off and on and the skies haven't cleared up yet.
But that's okay.
I love rain.
I like when the sky is grey.
It's awesome.
Until your stuck inside for two weeks because of the pouring rain...
But other than that,
it's fun to have this cool weather in town.
I'm really tired though and think I'll probably pass out on this keyboard any moment now. Lots of classes and school...ugh. But I love school, I'm just tired today. :) Anyway, today has been the perfect day to crack open my book to read. Who doesn't love books? I love reading!! It's SO. MUCH. FUN. Don't you agree? I'm currently reading a book called, As You Wish, by my all time favorite author Robin Jones Gunn. Maybe you've heard of her?
That's today's adventure.
What was yours?

Monday, October 24, 2011

goodbye monday...

Hey guys!! Late post today...Monday is coming to an end. Yay. :) Anyway, have you noticed anything different "up there"? *cough, cough* the header... Yes, you're right! I've finally figured out how to make a cool header!! Sweet! :) Do you like it? I'm in love. I can't stop staring at it! It's been one of those things on my list to figure out how to, first of all, figure out how to make and then figure out how to put on Blogger. And I did it - YES! Today, on two of my fave blogs they had OH-MAZING posts for blogging tips! Check them out here and here. :)

In the meantime, I've been listening to this song, A Beautiful Exchange, by Hillsong Live\United. I can't get enough of it! It makes me think of my future and what I want to do with it. I can only live this life once, so I might as well do something good with it. I want to make a difference. But a lot of teens, just like me, are just throwing their lives away. And I don't want to do that. I want to make a difference. I want to do something BIG.

I can't see my life without Jesus as the main purpose of my life.

This song also made me think about my latest God-Lover post. I was talking about how I've closed up my heart to God and now slowly opening back up again. The beginning of this song really talks about how I felt, so I thought that I should share my thoughts. It starts like this...
"You were near, though I was distant, disillusion, I was lost and insecure
Still mercy fought for my intention
You were waiting at the door
I let in You."
{A Beautiful Exchange, by Hillsong Live\United}
I'm lost for's almost if this song was written for me.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

God Lovers! week three

What's up God-Lovers? Ready for week 3? Hope so. Well, let's get started! Hopefully you read your chapters, if not, it's a-okay. You do not need to have read your chapters for these posts. But if you did read them, I send you an invisible pat on the back. :) Alright, let's get started for real now! :)
I don't know about you, but have you noticed that Proverbs is all about
Just about every verse in Proverbs continues to tell you the difference between a smart guy (the guy with all that wisdom) and the fool. I've always thought of a fool as the guy who doesn't know anything. Nothing. Nada. And as for the guy with all that wisdom, he's the one that makes you feel dumb. The smart guy, in my perspective, has got the "brains."

I was at my Bible Study last night and my awesome leader gave me a new definition for wisdom.

Wisdom = a listening heart

Wow. I mean, I thought the guy with wisdom is the guy who aces every test. But, no. It's the guy who's smart enough to take good correction when given. And the fool, that's the guy who's thinks he doesn't need to change. And sometimes, I think I may be that fool.

I've stepped back from God. I thought God could easily just boom out in a loud voice to me on what I should do next in my life. I mean, He's got the power! He could easily be like Iron Man and shoot lazier beams out of his bare hands. Why wouldn't He want to do that!?

And so I sat back in my chair and my heart was no longer listening, but off somewhere else. I mean, like I said, God's got the power doesn't He? I decided, let Him take the first move.

And that's where I became a fool.

From there, I've kept falling. Deeper and deeper. God has seemed so far away. I've been walking through fire constantly. Hurt has just been cut deeper and deeper in me. More bad things were happening. And all I could think was, Why? Why does God just sit back in His big, classy chair up there and watch me burn up inside?

Then there was always this soft whisper in the back of my head saying,
Sometimes you have to go through the fire before you can stand in the rain.


I've realized that God wasn't sitting back in His chair watching me slowly close up inside, but that was ME doing that to Him. I've closed off every door, every opening, and locked up my heart. It was as if I had a big sign taped up saying, "NO TRESPASSING." And so God just stood outside of my heart - waiting for me to unlock the gate.

"The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of man; it searches his inmost being." -Proverbs 20: 27

So God just stood there. Waiting for an opening. It's not like McDonald's where there is a 24 hour drive-thru so you can easily stop by any time. My heart was closed. And He was waiting to come inside and buy a burger. In this case, waiting for me to open up and let Him buy me back.

Slowly, I've been opening up my heart again. Slowly, I've been letting God take down my walls, my barriers. Even if He has to do it one brick at a time. Maybe I have to be a fool before I can have a true listening heart.

To wrap this up, I would like you to listen to the beginning of this song. You can listen to it, here. It's starts like this,

"Let the pain in my life, find it's healing in Your Eyes, every hurt, every loss, pull me closer to Your Heart. Let the wind and the waves bring a new courage and faith. I'm singing out, singing out..."

-The Lord is my Shepperd by Jeremy Riddle

I won't have many questions this week but I think this is something you need to ask yourself by yourself. Where do you stand with God?

Here's this week's schedule:

Saturday: October 22nd, Read Proverbs 22

Sunday: October 23rd, Read Proverbs 23

Monday: October 24th, Read Proverbs 24

Tuesday: October 25th, Read Proverbs 25

Wednesday: October 26th, Read Proverbs 26

Thursday: October 27th, Read Proverbs 27

Friday: October 28th, Read Proverbs 28

Missed the past God-Lover posts? Check them out here. See ya next Thursday!


Friday, October 21, 2011


-Vernal Falls-
I'm back!
Where was I? Yosemite National Park. That's right. I came back a day early. Why? Because it was really cold. I'll leave it at that. :)
Anyway, take a look at the bit of crazy stuff I've seen for that past four full days...
-Nevada Falls-
-Pretty sunlight-
-Half Dome-

-Yosemite Falls-
-Pretty deer-
-Cool meadows-
-the valley of Yosemite-
Where I took this picture there were some really awesome Japanese girls that wanted to take a picture with my brothers and I. And so we did. Now I'll be with them for the rest of my life in those several photos they took with us! :)
That's kinda cool.
This is a picture I took during the car ride home. The sun is starting to set...
What did you do while I was gone?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

mustaches rule!

One of the best things ever - mustaches. Oh yeah. And guess what? I made one!! Yay! They're so much fun to play around with and they are the best "disguise gear" you can get. I think my mom barely reconizes me. I know, they work that well. :) haha Use this great tutorial by Andee at Bearing Fruit to make you're own! :)

From tomorrow to next Friday, I won't be here sadly. I'll be camping in Yosemite, so when I come back on Friday (maybe I'll be able to get a post out that day...we'll see) expect some coolio pictures. :) The next God-Lover post will be moved to Saturday. So until then, make some mustaches for me! :)

*mr. mustache man decked out in my snazzy sunglasses. oh yeah.*

Friday, October 14, 2011

flower power & joyce meyer!!

I am so proud of these flowers. It's been a goal of mine for awhile now to make some sort of crafty flower. And guess what? I. DID. IT.
Bonus point, they're a no-sew project. Definitely my kind of project. All you need is some felt, a pair of scissors, and glue. "It's that easy!"
You can find this tutorial on how to make these pretty fellas, here.
flower power... :)
In the meantime, guess what I did today? What? I went to the Joyce Meyer Conference Friday morning session in Long Beach! It. Was. AWESOME. :) I went with my mom and two friends. More awesomeness! :)
For worship, they had one of my favorite singers (yeah, when I found out who it was, I flipped), PHIL WICKHAM!! eeee!!! :) I love you Phil! :) *he's got music on youtube and itunes, be sure to check him out*
Oh, and there's Joyce. The speaker of these incredible conferences. :) Yeah, that's her on front of a magazine catalogue. It was close enough we got to meeting her. :) I love you Joyce! :)
What did you do today, my awesome friends? :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

God Lovers! week two

Hey fellas! I can't believe it's already our SECOND week of God-Lovers! It's crazy how time goes by so fast sometimes. If you weren't here last week or the week before, welcome! I'm so glad to have you here. You can find these two past God Lover posts here. In the meantime, hopefully you guys read your chapters, if not, it's totally fine because you don't need to know anything from your chapters for these posts. :)

Today, I honestly don't know what to write. It's been a pretty tough day\week, so we'll see how this goes...

I'm a battle. I know, that sounds weird. But I've finally realized that my heart is in one place and my mind is in another. I'll be honest, I've never trusted anyone before. I'm the person who has to see it before she believes it. I've got to stick my toe in the water to see if it's cold or not. I'm not good with trust because I'm so scared from the things that have happened in my life, that I'll get hurt again.

My mind is always scared and preparing itself a way out,
while my heart...
it's been given all to God.
But my mind hasn't changed it's way on seeing things.
But my heart has changed it's ways on feeling things.
So they're in a conflict.

In between the battle though, I've got a friendship. A friendship I haven't been doing very well on because of my holding back.
It's my relationship with God.
You may think this is weird, but I don't see my religion as a religion, but a relationship. I believe that I can have a relationship with God. That I can talk to Him and just spend time with Him. I read about Him, I learn about Him.
That's what you do in a friendship\relationship.
With your friend, you talk, you write emails, you spend time with each other, and you learn about each other. But when you hold something back from that person, you're not showing them who you really are. Sure you might tell them about the greatest victories in your life but I think most of us try to avoid the topic telling them about lowest of the low points in our lives.

I know that I try to hide what has happened and what is happening in my life...
Even from God.
Because I'm afraid
that I'll get hurt again.
This is a song that has really stuck out to me. It starts like this,

"I stand before You, awed by Your Majesty,
Covered by Your mercy, Your blood has made me FREE.
You set my heart on fire,
You're my one desire..."
{I Want To Know You, by Jesus Culture}
listen to this song, here.

I can't have a relationship with Jesus when I don't let Him come in when I'm in darkest times in my life. I can't hide the hurts when Jesus died on the cross for my shame. I have to be me. I have to open up my heart even when I feel like I'm showing too much. Things have to be healed either now or never. They can't boil up anymore and have me constantly turning down the temperature.

I feel like God keeps on telling me,
"Emma, a band-aid isn't going to work this time."
So the verse that stuck out to me this week was,
Leave your simple ways and you will live;
walk in the way of understanding.
[Proverbs 9:6]

In other words,
Give UP the things you hold onto,
and grasp onto what God has for YOU.
I don't deserve to be loved. I don't deserve happiness. I don't deserve to have peace. I don't deserve to have this brokenness. I don't deserve to feel so lost anymore.
We were made for more. We were made to be loved. We were made for happiness. We were made to have peace. We were made to be perfect. We were made to be found.
We were made to be the children of God.
So this is who I am. And now I need to live like it.
Do you hide what hurts?
Who's holding you heart?
Who's controlling your mind?
Continue reading Proverbs 13 today and Proverbs 14 tomorrow. Here's next week's schedule:
Saturday: October 15th, Read Proverbs 15
Sunday: October 16th, Read Proverbs 16
Monday: October 17th, Read Proverbs 17
Tuesday: October 18th, Read Proverbs 18
Wednesday: October 19th, Read Proverbs 19
Thursday: October 20th, Read Proverbs 20
Friday: October 21st, Read Proverbs 21
I won't be here next Thursday, so check back on Saturday for the next God-Lovers post next week. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

i love fall

I love fall. I'm pretty sure it's my favorite season of the year. The wind is blowing, the leaves are changing shades of color, and it's time to warm up with a cup of apple cider or hot cocoa. Fall makes me feel warm inside. :)
One of the things I love about fall is the LEAVES. I love to walk through a big pile of them and hear them crunch along the way. I love how they're not plain green anymore but red, yellow, orange, and...brown (which is not the most exciting color). Oh, and when the wind blows through the trees, the leaves whistle and it sounds so AMAZING. I love it so much. I wish it could be fall year round. Actually, maybe I shouldn't wish that so I would appreciate each season for what it has to give...oh, I don't know. I like fall the best, it's my fave! :)
Do you love fall?
Maybe like it?
What's your favorite thing about fall?
emma :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

fall leaves garland + pie n' the sky giveaway!

I finished my fall leaves garland. You like? :) I hung it up on a shelf that's over my desk. I love having this fall decoration in my room. So sweet! :)
It's really easy to make. All you need is some felt, yarn, and scissors. Now who doesn't love an easy project like this? I mean, come on! It can't get better than that. :) You can find this tutorial, here. :)
PLUS, there is an AWESOME 5-day giveaway happening over at Pie N' the Sky!
If you love giveaways, raise your hand.
My hand is raised, can you see it? :) he he

Today Melisa is offering a FREE. LARGE. SPONSER SPOT. for the month of November at the inspiring blog, The Wiegand's!
You can enter, here. :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

color moods: sea foam green

I'm in a new color mood. Yep, I'm loving the color sea foam green. It all started yesterday when I went to Target and found that color nail polish. Now I'm in love. :) haha Below are two pictures I found on Pinterest that show you a little bit of my sea foam green style. :)
That picture is a little part of my personality. I don't know why, but that picture just looks like something I would do. Go walk on the beach by myself and think and wonder what I'll do when I take my next move. And one day when I can take that walk (he he), I hope there will be a rustic sea foam green boat for me to sit on. Wouldn't that be sweet or what? :)
That's such an outfit I would wear! Those shorts are amazing, and those sunglasses and shoes, for sure, awesome!! :)
What's your color mood?
emma :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

"oh-mazing" hot chocolate spoons

I made Hot Chocolate Spoons using this OH-MAZING tutorial by Mandy over at Miss Indie! When I read it the morning she posted it, I basically flipped out of my chair because there's this one thing I love (and couldn't live without, it's true)...
*I think I just heard angels singing.*
I mean, chocolate spoons! It can't get better than that, can it? First came that chocolate nut (what's it called? the cocoa tree or something like that?), then the hershey bar, and now chocolate spoons. Exactly. "Oh-mazing" is the word.
Sadly, I didn't have the awesome coloful spoons Mandy used, so I had to go with these plain, clear spoons. Sad, sad, day I tell you. Plain sad. Pure sadness. :(
it still tasted, "OH-MAZING."
haha :)
That's me (okay, not me but the chocolate spoon) stirring the bottom of the chocolate-y goodness.
Designed for any chocolate lover.
You must make it.
Go to the tutorial, here.
oh-mazing, emma

Friday, October 7, 2011

abc's of me

I've seen this list hopping around a lot of blogs, almost all of my fave blogs to be exact. The most recent that I've read is from Lauren at Busy Bee Lauren and Emma at Being Emma. I think lists like these are so much FUN that I decided that I think I'll do it too. :) So, here goes...

A. Age: Under 18 (yep, I'm gonna make you guess)
B. Bedsize: twin
C. Chore that you hate: LAUNDRY. ugh...not fun stuff.
D. Dogs: I used to have one, but we had to put him down a year and a half ago. His name was Eddie. :)
E. Essential start to my day: Try to figure out where I am (yes, sometimes I forget. haha)
F. Favorite color: the rainbow!! :)
G. Gold or Silver: silver
H. Height: 5'
I. Instruments you play: piano :) love, love, love!!
J. Job title: don't have one yet. (still in school so I can learn how to have one someday over the rainbow)
K. Kids: still too young for that stuff...
L. Live: California
M. Mother's name: Jenny, but I call her mother, mom, and occasionally, mommy. :)
N. Nicknames: Emma Lou and some weird ones... haha
O. Overnight hospital stays: no.....
P. Pet peeve: being late. even if it's for something I don't like, I HAVE TO BE on time! :)
Q. Quote from a movie or tv show: "Now that's how the cookie crumbles." -Bruce Almighty (it's a movie, oh yeah)
R. right or lefty: my right hand is my best friend forever.
S. Siblings: three brothers - it's true - I love them.
T. Time you get up: 7:30am.
U. Underwear: uh...fruit of the loom? haha
V. Vegetables you hate: brussel sprouts. other than that, I love my veggies. :)
W. What makes you run late: trying to find my shoes. not fun stuff when your pet peeve is that you hate being late. yeah.
X. X-rays you've had: my teeth (you know, at the dentist) :)
Y. Yummy foods you make: chocolate chip cookies. you heard me right. :) LOVE!
Z. Zoo-animal: GIRAFFES!!!!!!! love at first sight - seriously. they are amazing.

Wanna play along? Fill out your own ABC's on your blog and leave me the link! I'd love to learn a little more about you! :)
emma :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

God Lovers! week one

Welcome to the first week of God-Lovers! Maybe you were here last week for the first post or maybe you weren't, but sit back, maybe scroll down to the bottom to turn on some of the music I've got, and get ready to read. :) If you were able to fit in your chapters for this week, good for you, if you didn't, it's totally fine. You don't have to know everything that you learned from these chapters for these posts.

I told you last week that I would tell you which chapter I liked the most from that week and have some questions for you to answer. You can comment below with your answers to the questions or you can keep them private and scribble them out in a journal if you like. Do what's most comfortable for you. :) So, the chapter that stuck out most to me was Proverbs 4.

Above all else, guard you heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.
[Proverbs 4:23]
This week has been a week of emotion in my mind and heart. I struggle a lot with trust - which means I struggle a lot with guarding my heart.
Who\what to let in,
who\what to take out,
and who\what to stay away from.
And when I can't guard my heart it doesn't do any good for my "wellspring of life." Instead of making "my frown turn upside down", it stays where it is. Everything goes down hill instead back up. My emotions is an ongoing elevator. Up, down, up, down. Most of the time, I'm in between.
I've let a lot of people, things, and thoughts into my heart. I've let them tell me who I am and what I'm going to become. And in the end, I end up back at Level One - the bottom of the elevator. That's when my thoughts start to clog and I get depressed. That's where the feelings in my heart start to come out and start to really ache.
It's when I feel really empty, alone, hollow. Like no one is there. Almost as if I yell into myself and no one calls back, just my echo.

The picture above is me.
That's been my heart.
That's been my thoughts.
That's been me.

Not a very happy picture, is it?

Let your eyes look straight ahead,
fix your gaze directly before you.
Make level paths for your feet
and take only the ways that are firm.
Do not swerve to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.
[Proverbs 4: 25-27]

I don't know what's going to happen to me two weeks or two years from now. I don't know what will happen tomorrow or in a month.
I only know what has happened.
And it's my choice if I want it to keep dragging me down.
Or if I want it to help pick me up.
Because who I was yesterday was what made me who I am today.
And what I am today will make who I am tomorrow.
So I'm keeping my gaze fixed on Jesus. I've tried it my way by letting things into my heart that I thought would convince me I'm pretty, good enough, or better than somebody else. I've had my way and it didn't work. I'm letting what I've held onto, go, and grabbing onto what will always hold me.
Even though guarding my heart and cleaning out my mind is a daily battle, I can make me into a better person as long as what I'm keeping in me is what
Jesus says is good.
I can renew my "wellspring of life" with Jesus. I can guard my heart when Jesus holds the key to it. I can keep on going in life, down that road, even when the path doesn't seem to have an end. I'll hold onto the trust in my heart.
What verses\chapters stuck out to you in these past few chapters?
Do you have a hard time with trust? Why?
What have you let be #1 in you heart? Was it good to let in? Why?
Continue reading Proverbs 6 today and Proverbs 7 tomorrow. Here is next weeks schedule:
Saturday: October 8th, Read Proverbs 8
Sunday: October 9th, Read Proverbs 9
Monday: October 10th, Read Proverbs 10
Tuesday: October 11th, Read Proverbs 11
Wednesday:October 12th, Read Proverbs 12
Thursday: October 13th, Read Proverbs 13
Friday: October 14th, Read Proverbs 14
See you next Thursday, God-Lovers! :)
lots of hugs, emma

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

my Pink Lemonade package!

I died today.
Okay, maybe that's a little exaggerated.
Or a lot.
So it all started on Thursday night when I realized, "Hey! I've never bought something from a handmade shop online." And so I knew it was about time. So I decided right then and there that I was going to buy something from Pink Lemonade - an awesome shop and blog - Friday morning.

Friday morning, I was super excited for one thing - it was Friday which meant that it was the last day of school for the week, YES! - and that I was FINALLY going to buy something from Pink Lemonade. So I got onto my computer and headed straight to Pink Lemonade when I came across Paige's post that morning. She was sharing the same excitement with me that it was Friday and so to celebrate she was giving away free clips of randomly picked colors to every order she received that day.
It was such a God-thing.
So that's why I died today.
woo hoo!
Here's the package that I got my items in. It's so CUTE!
I purchased this peach-colored ring. Isn't it cute or what!?
That's the clip.
It's a chocolate brown color.
It's so sweet. :)
I love it.
Oh, yes. I had to take a picture of what she scribbled out.
But, hey, I should be the one saying,
Once I saw the logo,
it was official.
That was when I died.
:) haha
It's raining here so that's why the photos are kinda gloomy. But that's definitely not my mood! My brother got the mail today and he dropped it, luckily not in the gutter where the rain is gushing down the street. I basically leaped across my front lawn to check if my package was there and it was. But I saved it in time before it got all sloppy wet. :) It's all good. (Oh, don't worry, I got the rest of the mail safe and sound. :)

Anyway, check out Paige's awesome blog and shop. She's got the cutest stuff that I cannot wait to wear! Thanks Paige!
hugs, emma

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