Sunday, February 26, 2012

Odds and Ends

This weekend my parents came down to visit my sister and me in Lincoln. It's always so fun to see them and spend time with them!

We ate some great Greek food, went to TARGET, had Mary Kay Facials (if YOU want one, let me know!), went for coffee, and shopped around the Haymarket.

It was a great day.

Here are some pictures from a book store we found...

A while ago I posted about the illustrator Nan Lawson. I LOVE her pictures! So I decided to try my hand at my own self portrait:

And a depiction of my roommate and best friend, Sarah:

They're hanging on our door...just in case we forget what we look like.

Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL Sunday God has given us!

grace and peace,

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Hello, dear readers--

It seems like a lot of changes have happened in the month or so! My brother moved to California to study at Eternity Bible College--pray for him! We are so proud of what he is doing and how he is letting God work through him so far away!

I became a substitute teacher for Tri County Schools! Woohoo!!!

Perhaps the most exciting (and dramatic) change is my decision to become a Mary Kay consultant! I'm so excited to have such easy access to AMAZING products! At this point in my Mary Kay "career," I'm not looking to drive a Cadillac, but I would LOVE to hold facials and parties with any of you ladies! And of course, if you need products, I will be more than happy to order them for you! 

During my decision process, I thought a lot about why I would want to do this...and my biggest reason was to get a discount on great makeup. I found myself to be obsessed with this and I even made a wish list of products I would buy as soon as I saved enough money! As fun as that was, it got me thinking about my obsession with outer beauty. I needed to remind myself of what God had to say about this subject. Here are some verses I found:

1 Peter 3:3-4 says "What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in."

1 Samuel 16:7 says "God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart."

Proverbs 31:30 says "Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God."

Genesis 1:27 says "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."

Humans look at what they see on the outside--but God looks at the inside. Which do YOU think is more important? God already likes what He sees on the outside; He created us perfectly in His image. I need to be constantly reminded of the importance of inside beauty. It's eternal.

I want to incorporate these verses in EVERY Mary Kay facial and party I give. It is so important, as women, to be reminded of the importance of what God sees: our hearts.

Here's a picture of me (freshly pinned as an MK consultant) and my director Laura! 

Let me know if you have any Mary Kay needs!

grace and peace,