Emma turned 5 this week & she invited some of her friends over for a garden tea party in which they all dressed up as fairies. Not only that, but Emma’s parents hired a “fairy” to come & entertain the kiddos. It was so adorable. & of course Jill had decorated the entire backyard into somewhat of a woodland enchanted forest….it was magical :]
The stunning bride, Emily & I :] It was such a needed & wonderful weekend. I haven’t seen the majority of my friends since I graduated in May, & it was incredibly nostalgic & refreshing to be around all of them again. The wedding was gorgeous & Emily’s DIY creativity blew me away. I cannot wait to show you photos that Shannen captured from the day. On top of all of that though, it was a day that Christ & His love for the church was truly glorified. It was one of the most moving ceremonies I have ever been to. Emily & Steven have been so faithful to the Lord in their waiting & the celebration was so sweet.
My Hottie McHott man :]
Friend & I.
Sunday morning we met up with Steph in Laguna & it was so amazing to see her. I have sure missed you, Vrooom.
The view from Steph’s Grandma’s home. Yeah….freakin’ phenomenal.
Reunited & it feels so gooooooooooooooood.
We are a tad exhausted…but, the weekend was lovely & it was so needed. I have missed my life down south, absolutely, but I really wouldn’t trade any of it for where I am now. The season of transition has been difficult, but such is life & it was a good weekend to truly be appreciative of where the Lord had me the past 4 years & the amazing people He brought into my life.
Back to the grind….literally :]
The Zumi has been carefully crafted to take digital images and videos that have the look and feel of vintage film (lens flare, vignetting and all). Her “perfectly flawed” processing chip combined with a macro setting makes digital 8MM magic — so your everyday life look like an art house flick.
I am in the market for some statement making, timeless, vintage rings :] Now, nannying isn’t a particularly glamourous profession, believe it or not, & apart from the everyday accessories of crumbs in my hair & the handprints on my scoop tee…I am thinking a little vintage lovin’ on my hand is just what I may need to keep some sanity.
So far here, here, here & here are the stores I have been toiling over. I am thinking spending a little more on a few good, solid pieces…IT’S AN INVESTMENT. [Gals, how many times do we use that line in Anthro? Don’t answer that].
This is not a passage about elite believer or a special group of illustrious Christians who live above every temptation, are fruitful in every their witness, mature & faithful in their relationships, or victorious in their prayer life. This passage is about the ordinary & genuine believer. We who were predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son.
We persevere regardless of all opposition. The glories of life will not finally seduce them; the terrors of death will not finally sway them;the pressures of the present nor the frustrations of the future will destroy them. The emphasis is on the love of Christ as that from which we cannot be separated reminds us of the sheer glory & pleasure that is ours, both now & in eternity, to be in such a relationship. We are not simply acquitted; we are LOVED. To be more than conquerers in this sense, is nothing other than the sovereign purpose of God, manifest in the death of His Son on our behalf. ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’ [8:32].No greater security is imaginable.
- D.A Carson
This was an extraordinary insight…Romans 8 is such a “cliche” passage that gets referenced religiously among believers. It was so refreshing to see a different take on it, to have it apply to where I am today in my relationship with Christ. The security I attain in Jesus is incomparable to the security of any man, family, job or passion. It is everlasting & sovereign.
Happy Thursday :]