chara

chara

Happy Saturday my dear readers! I hope your weekend has been relaxing so far, and you’ve gotten a few naps in here and there; I definitely have.

Today I want to talk about joy. Being a joyous person has always been something I have struggled with, and I think part of the reason why is because I am always focused on being happy instead. And trust me friends, happiness and joy are two completely different things. Happiness is based on circumstance and worldly possessions, whereas joy is based on the goodness of God.

Did you know that the Greek word for joy is chara? And according to Bruce Hurt, chara is the “deep-down sense of well-being that abides in the heart of the person who is filled with the Spirit and knows all is well between himself and the Lord.” ¬†I am so humbled by these words. God love us so much that He was willing to create this emotion called joy, which we can feel at any time. It is unlike any other emotion because it is not limited by our circumstances, which I think is incredible, and something we definitely don’t deserve.

Have you ever seen a canvas or home decor that says “Choose Joy”? I used to get so angry whenever I ran across that quote. I would think to myself “You can’t just CHOOSE joy. Choosing to feel something that you’re not really feeling is lying to yourself.” The truth is I wasn’t really talking about joy, I was talking about happiness. Choosing happiness is having a bad day and forcing yourself to put a smile on your face. Choosing joy is acknowledging that God is always good and He loves us more than we could ever know, no matter the circumstance. When we soak in the truth of those words, nothing else matters because at the end of the day we know we have an Almighty God who is greater than any worldly possession or awful situation.

It’s hard to choose joy. It means letting go of your feelings and clinging to truth, and praising God in the storm. But as I have learned this week, choosing joy is oh so worth it.

Much love,

Kassie

Words of Aff. (plus a life update)

Words of Aff. (plus a life update)

Hello friends. It is so refreshing to be sitting on a couch writing to y’all; it has been WAY too long.

Just to update y’all a teensy bit, here is a rundown on what I’ve been up to these past couple of months:

  • Working in a lab: Over the summer I got an opportunity to be a volunteer research assistant for a lab at my university. Now I am doing it full time for the fall and spring!
  • Being a counselor: Last winter the Lord called me to be a counselor for Ignite Texas, the retreat that I went to my freshman year of college! Retreat was in August and it was one of the most moving times of my life. The Lord gave me intimate friendships, amazing memories, but most of all He gave me a confidence that I had never had before
  • Moving into an Apartment: Transitioning from a dorm to an apartment has been quite the adventure, but overall I have LOVED it. I’ve found out I’m pretty decent at cooking too ūüėČ
  • My second year of college has begun! So far I have loved all of my classes and I am genuinely so excited to see how this semester goes.

Overall, my life recently has been blessing after blessing. Even when things are meek and hopeless, God always finds His way to swoop in and rock my world in ways I didn’t even think were possible. Some of the ways He has done that is through words- and not just any words, but words of¬†affirmation.

What are words of affirmation? Basically, they are used to uplift and encourage people. Most people associate this phrase with the 5 love languages (P.S. my number 1 love language is quality time, in case you were wondering).

In this season of my life the Lord has taken this common phrase and turned it into something deeper. I have learned that being affirmed doesn’t only make you feel good in the moment, but it has the ability to change your perspective of who you see yourself as. Earlier I mentioned that the Lord gave me confidence while I was a counselor at a retreat. He did that by using my friends as vessels, constantly sharing with me all of the great qualities that I encase. I truly believe that I currently would not be confident in myself as leader if it weren’t for those hours of encouragement. And if I didn’t have confidence in myself right now, I would have never become a leader in Mount Nebo, a ministry that I am a part of. Now I get to serve God’s children, which is neat because it makes my story come in full circle- God blessed me, now in return I get to thank Him by ¬†utilizing His blessings and serving his people. It is truly a beautiful thing that He has orchestrated.

Sweet words from a friend.

I hope this little piece of my life encourages you to get involved in God’s circle. I am utterly fascinated in how He somehow can put certain people in certain places at certain times and create such beautiful moments that can change a person forever. And as His children, He wants y’all to be a part of that. So be bold. When you see a good quality in someone, even if it seems small, tell them what you see. Let’s remind people of who God has made them to be. Don’t hesitate to interrupt someone when they are speaking death over their life; stop them in their tracks and speak truth over them. This is how lives are changed.

More sweet words from friends

Today I say, let us be blessed and bless others. Let us thank the Lord for His goodness and share His goodness in return. Let us love, inspire, and affirm.

Much love,

Kassie

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:11

My Journey with Journaling

My Journey with Journaling

Hello sweet readers! As seen from the title, I’m going to be sharing with you my journey with journaling! I have been writing in journals consistently for about a year now, and I thought it would be nice to share with y’all what I write in my journals, and the different ways in which I use them. So let’s begin!

 

First I’d like to share with y’all the journal I just recently finished, and from the pictures you’ll see that I write all kinds of things in my journal. My thought is that a journal is where you have free reign to do whatever you’d like without any judgement. If you’re like me, you write your deepest thoughts and draw mediocre doodles that no one shall dare to see. I think this is important because I am able to be creative and raw with myself, which I believe helps me learn more about myself as a person.

When beginning my second journal, I wanted to start a tradition of making goals for my journals. That may sound kind of odd and type A, but I think it has really helped me keep my head in the right place whenever I journal. I didn’t want my journal to be a space of negativity or a burn book (Mean Girl’s reference if you didn’t already know). Instead, I wanted it to be a place where I could be honest but also full of grace. I definitely have written entries of bad days or bad situations, but I always try to use my journals to turn the situation into something positive. If I had a bad day and wrote about it, I would write a prayer too. If I was having a hard time with someone, I would write a prayer or list ten things that I like about them. These things may not meet the exact goals above, but in general the ultimate purpose of my journals are to keep my heart striving towards Jesus, and I think these small goals push me towards that.

A huge portion of my journals are filled with quiet time (a.k.a spending time with Jesus) entries. In case y’all were curious, this is what my quiet time format looks like! Since I’m reading through the bible from beginning to end, I found a bible plan that helps me find themes and lessons throughout the chapters. I have really enjoyed this because it reminds me to¬†study the bible, not just read it! What you see in the photo is a bullet point with a verse/verses followed by some of my thoughts on it. This has been an efficient way to do my quiet time, so I hope this helps some of y’all in some shape or form! If you want ideas on other ways on how to study the bible, I wrote a blog post on it a while ago, so you can check that out.

Here is an example of some of the doodles and drawings that I do!

 

Here are the goals for the new journal I started!

For my new journal I wanted try out separating it by months. I’m going to eventually buy tabs to indicate when each month starts, but until then I’m going to draw doodles!

Not only did I start one new journal, but three! I thought it would be a good idea to have a blank page journal where I do watercolor paintings and calligraphy

My third journal I use to help me memorize scripture. The front has Isaiah 40:8 printed on it so I thought it was only appropriate to use the journal to write and memorize scripture! Also, my sweet friend Brandi gave me this journal, so it is very near and dear to my heart.

 

I hope this post has inspired some of you to start journaling, or to change up your journaling routine! I want to remind those who may just be starting to not be discouraged by what you see on social media or Pinterest. Writing in a journal is not about your art looking perfect and having the exact words to say. It is about exploring yourself, your passions, and your talents. It has been such an amazing outlet for me as I’m sure it is for many others!

If you have any tips or would like to share your journaling style, please feel free to comment down below and share!

 

 

Much love,

Kassie

Physically Cutting, Spiritually Breaking

Physically Cutting, Spiritually Breaking

Hi friends. Today I’m going to continue on the self-love train that I’ve been on the past few months.

If you don’t know, this past year I have been struggling with self-confidence, love, acceptance, you name it. It’s been a rough season of being okay with who I am one second, then looking to my right and feeling defeated because I feel lesser than compared to so-and-so. Every day I have had to fight like hell to wake up, look in the mirror, and LOVE what I see. Not love myself because of how I look or my personality, but love myself because I am who God has made me to be, and God makes no mistakes in His creations. I’m learning to accept my body because it’s a Godly creation. I try to see the good in my quirks because they are a part of who God wants me to be. He wants us to love ourselves completely, like the way He loves all of us. God doesn’t call us to pick and choose what we like about ourselves, just like He doesn’t call us to only let Him in certain parts of our lives. We are supposed to love Him, ourselves, and others FULLY. With that being said, I want to share a little story.

 For years I refused to ever cut my hair short (the above picture is what I consider short; some of you may not be impressed). Why? Well, I always told people that I was afraid to look like Dora the Explorer. No, I am not kidding; that was a legitimate fear of mine. However, there was an even deeper reason why I was always afraid to cut my hair.

Cutting my hair short would mean exposing myself, taking the focus off of my long locks and instead placing it more on my body, something I wasn’t very fond of.

For years I would subconsciously use my hair to cover up my tummy and my “non-existent” chest. I didn’t want people to see what I saw when I looked in the mirror, I was ashamed of it. So for most of my teenage years I used my hair as a safety blanket, because that was ultimately one of the only things I liked about myself.

Then my first semester of college came around, and in the spur of a moment I chopped inches off my hair. It was liberating y’all. My head felt lighter, my hair felt healthier, and my spirit… well, my spirit felt excited. I was breaking a chain by cutting my hair, which was great! But, that meant I had to face my fears head on. I had to get dressed every morning, look in the mirror, and not have a breakdown on how “bad” my body looks. For the first time in my life I had to love all of me, and since then it has been quite the adventure.

I wish I could sit here and tell y’all that I love myself all the time, but that would be a lie. There are days where I feel absolutely worthless, but you know what’s cool? I have the hope of Jesus to look towards. I know I can bow at his feet feeling worthless, and He can reassure me that I mean everything to Him no matter how I feel about myself. He did die for me after all, so how can I not believe in His love for me?

To celebrate my liberation, I wanted to post these pictures. Some are blurry, others are kinda grainy, imperfect you may say- but so am I. I am not perfect by any means according to the world’s standards, but in God’s eyes I am everything He could ever want me to be, and I want to celebrate his creation. All of it.

Thanks for reading. Much love,

Kassie

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

–¬†Psalm 139:14

The Funk

The Funk

Saturday I woke up with the funk.

You know what I’m talking about. You wake up feeling lazy, tired, having no motivation, but most of all you feel kind of meaningless. Well, at least I do. I think it is one of the worst feelings you can ever experience, and I was sulking in it.

I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes I forget that I can talk to God about whatever, whenever. That includes when I get into these funks. I tell myself, “I’ll just feel crappy about myself now and talk to God about it later.” Well, I actually don’t think that in the moment, but as I’ve sat here thinking about Saturday I realize that is what I do. I don’t engage with God during the hurt because I feel like He can’t do something about the situation immediately, which is completely false. He revealed that to me VERY clearly.

After moping around all morning, I decided to get out of the house and have quiet time with Jesus. I stopped by a grand establishment, Panera Bread, to have soup and read God’s encouraging Word. As some of you know, I am reading through the Bible beginning to end this year… and maybe next year too. I’m currently in 1st Kings, and Saturday I read chapter 10. To sum it up, King Solomon (the current king of the Israelites at the time) was really successful, wise, and wealthy. His leadership was so eye-catching that a queen came to visit him asking how he did it all, and you know what he says?

He gives all the glory to God. Right then I was reminded that that is what I’m supposed to do too! Every single day I have the opportunity to pursue my mission to share God’s goodness, including funky Saturdays. After reading this passage I felt so hopeful and encouraged that I prayed, asking the Lord to turn around my day and give me the opportunity to share the Gospel. Boy did he do it.

After Panera, I hit up a local coffee shop to read. When I get there the power is out, and the barista (whose name is Seth- I find that out later) tells me that they are limited in what drinks they can make for me. And to make a long story short, Seth ends up offering to pay for my drink. I am blown away by his kindness. These kind of things don’t happen to little ol’ Kassie-¬†ever. I thanked him, and grabbed a table so I could read for an hour or so. While reading though, I couldn’t stop thinking about Seth’s kind gesture. His offer was so genuine, kind, and humble; He was in no way doing it to make him feel good about himself, and I realized that was the character of Jesus. Immediately after this realization, God whispers to me, “Thank him again.” So I did. And you know what? We chatted and I found out he was a believer who needed encouragement just as much as I did.

I don’t tell you all of this to brag; in fact, it’s just the opposite. I have hard days y’all. I have days where I feel worthless and see no hope. I have days where the funk hits me so hard that I can’t get out of bed. It’s depressing and painful, but this past Saturday I learned first-hand that God is more than willing to pull me out of that dark pit IMMEDIATELY. He gave me hope, then He showed me that I had purpose. He also showed me that other believers have purpose too, and that they can be just as discouraged or hopeful as I am. This may sound confusing and silly, but it was such a comforting feeling knowing that God can bring two hurting people and have them walk away feeling loved.

If you’re feeling the funk today, I hope that you found encouragement in this. I pray that you’re not like me and wait to talk to God when the pain has lessened. I pray that you run to God the moment you feel empty, because he can make you whole. NOTHING in this world can satisfy but him. One day we won’t even have to worry about the funk. We’ll be singing, dancing, and praising Jesus. I look forward to that.

 

Much love,

Kassie

 

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23:4

 

Self{less} Love

Self{less} Love

Hi sweet sweet readers! Today’s short post is going to be all about self loveee. *cue Katy Perry’s “Firework”*

Yes ladies and gents, not only are we talking about self love, but what that means as a believer in Christ and what God intends self love to look like!

Let us turn to scripture, shall we?

‚ÄúTeacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?‚ÄĚ

Jesus replied: ‚Äú‚ÄėLove the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.‚Äô¬†This is the first and greatest commandment.¬†And the second is like it: ‚ÄėLove your neighbor as yourself.’

РMatthew 22:36-39 

We are called to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Now think about that for a moment; evaluate what that means. Maybe you can ask yourself:

Do you love yourself? Do you love yourself well? Friends, if we don’t know how to love ourselves, how the heck could we ever try and love others?

I am not saying that loving yourself means satisfying all of your flesh’s desires- that is NOT what God has called us to. In fact, we are called to love God first and foremost, (referring back to Matthew 22:37) NOT worship our bodies. And I believe that if we love God and know Him more intimately, we slowly learn how to properly love ourselves because we are starting to see ourselves how our Heavenly Father does.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

– Psalm 139:14

Because of Jesus, because we are the inheritance of the King of kings, because we were created by the ultimate creator,¬†we are worth so much.¬†Not because of anything we have done, but solely due to everything that Jesus did for us. I hope we, yes we, can remind ourselves of this sweet truth because it is all the reason why we should love ourselves. I will admit, I am not the greatest at giving myself the “Go easy on yourself, you’re doing the best that you can!” speech. I am quick to beat myself up and make up ten thousand ¬†reasons why I am worthless, but the cool thing is that I know the cross says otherwise about me. With that said, here are some ways we can all love ourselves better:

  • Read the Word and how much God loves ya
  • Dance around to some bumpin’ worship music
  • Write a paragraph about some of your many great qualities
  • Go for a stroll
  • Dress up all fancy shmancy one day every week
  • Tell yourself in the mirror that you are LOVED
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Pet a puppy or some other cute, fuzzy animal
  • Be around encouraging friends
  • Watch a funny movie or video

These are just a few of the many things that you can do to show yourself some love. I think it’s important that we take some time aside each week to do things like this because when we are confident in who God made us to be, then we can feel confident when we go out and share our testimonies. We can tell others about our brokeness and not feel guilt-ridden, but full of love because we know that Jesus wiped us clean.

Friends, when we loves ourselves as children of the One True King, we can love others. I hope we can all remember that the next time we look in the mirror.

Much love,

Kassie

Black Coffee

Black Coffee

What do you think of when you hear the words black coffee?

Saturday mornings on the couch? The source that gets you through the day (behind Jesus, of course)? Or maybe you just think “ew.” You know what I think?

Bitter.

Most people don’t like black coffee, and the majority that do like it have accustomed a taste to it over time. And you know what? The same thing happens when our hearts are bitter. Being bitter feels gross at first, but as we let the anger, resentment, and hurt make a home in our hearts it starts to become a familiar feeling.

I bring this whole subject up because I am guilty of letting bitterness reside, and I think it’s so easy for all of us to let it happen. We see bitterness as justification for times we have been wronged, and friends, we need to let that mindset go. It’s not healthy. More importantly, it’s not what the Lord wants for us.

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

–¬†Proverbs 4:23

I love that God makes it so clear how important it is for us to watch what we let inside our hearts. “Above all else” guys- God thinks this is important. He cares about the condition of our hearts, and He wants them to be full of his Word, not the ugly comments on Facebook or that nasty look your friend gave you for no reason.

So this week, I say we all devote ourselves to spring cleaning our hearts; lets take out all the yucky stuff and instead fill it with beautiful truth. If you don’t know where to start, here’s the steps I will be taking throughout this week.

  1. Confessing: Spilling the beans to God is a great way to start. Confessing my bitterness and what I’m upset about gives Him the opportunity to lift those burdens off of my shoulders, and He can do that for you too!

Now repent of your sins and and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord

–¬†Acts 4:19-20

¬† ¬† ¬† 2. Alter my thoughts: Whenever I have the urge to hold a grudge, I’ll remind myself that being bitter hurts me more than hurts anyone else. Letting ugly thoughts about someone or something dwell in my mind will allow them to seep into my heart, which is the OPPOSITE of guarding my heart!

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

–¬†Ephesians 4:31-32

¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

–¬†Romans 12:2

¬† ¬† ¬†3. Prayer: Praying for those I’m upset with is a vital step to truly getting the yucky stuff out of my heart. It may sound absurd, but that’s that’s what so cool about God: He calls us to be different and respond to the world differently. Though this may be a difficult challenge, praying for others can not only ¬†bless them, but free me from bitterness! It’s a win-win!

It’s also important to pray about the condition of my heart. I have to be willing to be humble with God and confess that I have also made a mistake by holding on to my hurt. Asking for help in trusting Him and loving others is a great way to show that I NEED God in the process of all of this.

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

–¬†Matthew 5:44

Have you gotten used to the taste of your stale, black coffee? If so, let’s use this week to dump it out, clean up the mug, and fill it with something sweeter- WAY sweeter.

Much love,

Kassie

He>I

He>I

Hey friends. This week has been a crazy one hasn’t it? I know it has been for me, and I’m sure it’s been an emotional roller-coaster for some of you too. It boggles my mind how much can happen in the short span of 7 days, but oh man can those 7 days really change the next.

Today I just want to chat with y’all about a concept I’ve been thinking about, one that came across me the other day that has given me so much assurance and gained trust in the Lord. And yes I will admit, I don’t always completely trust in God. He constantly has to remind me that He’s trustworthy, but don’t worry- I’m working on it.

Anyways, this concept that I’m talking about is the fact that God is perfect. His ways, His thoughts, His, actions, His PLANS- they are all utterly and amazingly perfect.

Y’all are probably thinking “Duh Kassie, of COURSE God is perfect. He is God after all.” And yeah that’s true, but really think about that for a moment. I let this idea wrap around my pea-sized head and I could barely fathom it.

A PERFECT God loves me and He loves you, and He wants to bless us with the very best a life with Him has to offer. He wants nothing less for us. This means that we have to realize that what we want isn’t always the best.

And boy did the Lord teach me that.

As most of you know, I volunteer with an organization called “Mount Nebo” in which me and many other Jesus-lovin’ people go hang out with kids living in under-resourced communities and tell them about the gospel. I’ve been in this org since last August, and I’ve learned so much through it. However, there was something I was disappointed about this past semester as I kept seeing these kids every week.

No matter how hard I tried, I could not connect with a child. It was such a challenge and I didn’t understand why. After a while I assumed I simply wasn’t meant for the job, and talking with children wasn’t something I was actually called to do. Little did I know that God had something in store.

Mount Nebo recently got the opportunity to reach out to a new community. Looking for volunteers, I decided to join in and help. I knew that the kids at my current community were so loved by other volunteers, and the children in this new community needed to know that they are loved too. So I went to visit the new kiddos this past Thursday and oh man y’all,

the Lord. is. SO. DANG. GOOD.

As soon as I saw their sweet faces, I knew that I was where I needed to be; it was no mistake. I left that community filled with joy, the type of happiness that only comes from God Himself. Not only was I joyful, but kind of shocked too. Now remember, I thought I couldn’t connect with kids. Coming into this community I thought I had a zero chance of having meaningful conversations with a child, but thankfully I was so so wrong.

Y’all, not only is God perfect, but He is bigger and better than we are. Our thoughts, ideas, expectations, assumptions, are so much smaller than what He has planned.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9

Don’t be discouraged by this truth, instead rejoice! Isn’t it neat that we don’t have to have everything figured out? As long as we trust in the Lord, He does the rest! And He does it gladly and magnificently!

I don’t know about you guys, but that truth gave me so much peace. I was so upset last semester because I trusted in my own assumptions about myself instead of my identity in Christ. Not only that, but I didn’t take into consideration that my thoughts are so limited. I didn’t know why I couldn’t connect with the children in the first community, I just knew that it wasn’t happening, but I felt like I had to know the answer. In reality, all I really needed was to trust God that He saw me and my situation, and that He was doing something about it. And lo and behold my Lord made my situation good, better than I could have ever imagined.

Readers, if you’re going through something right now that you flat out don’t understand, let God know. Tell Him how frustrated you are and how confusing everything is, and once you do that, give Him the situation; I promise He will make something beautiful out of it. I am so grateful that our God isn’t a god who succumbs to our¬†wants, but provides in abundance our needs. If it weren’t for that, would joy be a thing? I don’t think so.

Much love,

Kassie

 

He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:30

 

 

From the mud to My Rock

From the mud to My Rock

So I have this journal.

This journal, you see, has become very near and dear to my heart. It holds all kinds of things like quiet time entries, entries about my day, particular memories, and some days I’ll just write away all of the feels that I’m feeling.

Sometimes my entries give me ideas to write about on my blog, so tonight I was skimming through my journal searching for content when I suddenly noticed a particular pattern in  my journal.

Y’all, my emotions are SO INCONSISTENT. It’s bizarre. I am literally lol’ing at myself just thinking about it. One day I’m praising Jesus, thanking Him for how cool He is and how much I trust Him, and then the next day my journal is tear-stained and full of words contradictory to what was said prior. I couldn’t help but think, “What is going on here?!”

I think Paul explains it best in Romans 7:14-17,

“So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. I don’t really understand myself, for what I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the doing wrong; it is the sin living in me that does it.”

This is me right now. This is the season I’m living in. It’s weird, confusing, painful, and a billion other things. I can’t tell you how many times this Christmas break where I’ve wanted to do something the Lord has called me to do and I haven’t. I say “I trust you Lord,” but my actions don’t follow up afterwards. I’ve been so frustrated with myself because of my inconsistency, and I’m sure you’ve been here- we all have. We are humans, sinners, wanting to please our flesh and desert our spirit.

It’s comforting though to know that even someone like Paul, a man who was such a huge advocate of the Kingdom, struggled with the inconsistency and confusion of his own thoughts and actions. But you know what’s even more comforting?

That we have a God who IS consistent and stable. We even get the honor to call Him our rock!

Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress. – Psalm 71:3

We’ve got to hold onto that truth, friends. He can be our stable, never moving, never changing, rock.

BUT WE’VE GOT TO LET HIM BE THAT FOR US.

Just like Paul said in Romans 7, the law is not what is wrong- it is us. I know that’s harsh, but hear me out for a second.

God has been pursuing us since the beginning of time. That’s why Jesus came, because God wanted His people to know their creator and how much He loves them! Jesus, the sinless human, died for us so God could make Himself fully available to us, humans of many faults, ¬†whenever we need Him. So we need to ask ourselves,

What is keep us from living on mud and mire to living on THE firm and solid rock?

I’m still trying to figure that out for myself, honestly. I’ve noticed there’s a disconnect between my head, my heart, and my spirit. My head knows God’s promises and the truth that they hold, but my heart doesn’t at all. It’s been a challenge finding what’s causing that disconnect, but I’m trying to figure it out. Just like any relationship, I’m working hard to make my relationship with the Lord better, and we all know that things like that can take time.

So what is it for you? Is there something that’s keeping you from confidently standing on the Rock? Now I want to remind you, it’s okay that your emotions are unstable. It’s okay that you’re confused and you have no idea what’s going on right now. You’re human- it happens. What’s not okay though, is to sit in your emotions and confusion, to sit in your mud and mire. No, you are called to so much more friend. That is one thing I know for sure.

So let’s get through this season together. I know we can do it, along with the help of our sweet friend Jesus.

 

And thanks for reading and spending time with me. ūüôā I will chat with y’all soon!

Much love,

Kassie

 

November/December Favorites

Hi y’all! I decided that I wanted to start doing monthly favorites videos instead of blog posts. I hope y’all enjoy the video, and make sure to let me know what your favorites have been lately! xoxo, Kassie

p.s. Sorry about the weird audio mishap in the beginning. Don’t know what happened there!
Products Mentioned:
MAKEUP REVOLUTION Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray http://www.ulta.com/pro-fix-oil-control-makeup-fixing-spray?productId=xlsImpprod13871067
MAKEUP REVOLUTION Aqua Prime Base Spray http://www.ulta.com/aqua-prime-base-spray?productId=xlsImpprod13871069
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in “Be My Highlight”
Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Quaker Oatmeal- Blueberries and Cream
Bronx Sweater by Brandy Melville https://www.brandymelvilleusa.com/clothing/sweaters/bronx-sweater-f03-486.html

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