There is something so satisfying about crossing off chores on a to-do-list. Today was full of productivity and catching up on studying. While I felt bad declining on several proposed fun adventures, it was worth it. Lets face it, there is nothing worse than going into a new week already behind in school work. I rewarded myself with a night in Westwood with the girls. BJ's Pizookie (white chocolate macadamia nut cookie with vanilla ice creme) and all. Yumm!
The weather in LA has been especially warm for January, even by southern California's standards. This is great news for me since I am always freezing cold! I've been spending my days exploring Westwood, fellowshipping with awesome people, having sweet quiet times with Jesus, and soaking up the sunshine. It has been absolutely fantastic and I can not wait for spring!
Starbucks (black tea lemonade no sweetener light on ice!).
Sweet fellowship, floral prints, and thrift store finds.
"Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep" - Psalms 36:12
This week God has seemed so incredibly tangible to me. Its a powerful thing when you experience Him working through your life. Guiding the places you go and the interactions that you have with other people. I've been filled with this joy that is so incredibly overwhelming. The amazing thing about joy found in the Father is that it is not conditional. Society tells us that our happiness should be found in fame, power, and riches. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our entire perspective SHIFTS. My desire is to have an eternal perspective. I don't want to forget the great brevity of our time here on earth. Life is like a vapor in the wind, a flower quickly fading. He is all that matters! Why am I so prone to forgetting that? It is so easy to let life's little annoyances distract us from what truly matters. I am so excited to just let the Lord use me however he wants. To surrender everything at the feet of my Heavenly Father.
To tell you the truth, I'm a bit of a recovering nail polish snob. I used to be convinced that higher end brands like OPI and China Glaze were far superior to cheapie drug store polishes, but after trying a few good ones, I can't say that this is still the case. I've come to really like Rimmel brand polishes and even prefer them brush to my Sephora by OPI nail polishes!