It was a fabulous day here in Charleston, SC. It was 84 degrees and sunny 🙂 I was able to sleep until about 8:30 this morning, after a not to good night of rest. I don’t really know what it is lately, but it’s hard for me to sleep throughout the whole night. I wake up a couple times throughout the night, and then it’s hard for me to go back to sleep. Any suggestions as to what I could do to… help?!
Well, after I got up, I stumbled in the darkness of my room (thank God for a darkening shade my mom got me) and got dressed to hit the gym!
At the gym I did some cardio and a crossfit workout I got off of my crossfit iPhone app!
After breakfast (?) I answered some e-mails, sent some e-mails to my promoters under me for the body by vi 90 day challenge, did my daily devotion, and got ready to go run some errands. Me and my mom, ended up running to Wal-mart, Lowe’s, and a uniform outlet before heading back home. Once we got out of the traffic (hello busy Saturday in Charleston), I got to baking. I made a yellow cake for some friends (close as family) to eat tomorrow when my parents small group brings an Italian dinner to them. They recently had a very close loss in the family, so we are all trying to do what we can to help. The best I can do is pray for comfort and peace on their souls! We really can only be empathetic towards their situation, and remember that God is in control.
Later in the afternoon I did some work on the computer and talked to a couple of my team members and promoters of the Challenge, and just relaxed!
I did get something in the mail todayyyy…..
For dinner tonight we had delicious chicken nachos with homemade guac, thanks to me 🙂
After dinner I watched the movie Waderlust. I must say, it was definitely my type of movie. I feel like I’m such a hippie at heart, and of course a princess. You can be a princess and a hippie, this I know for sure!
Now, I am currently reading Psalms 119. What captivated my mind when first reading this chapter was one of the first questions in the chapter that says, “How can a young person live a clean life? By carefully reading the map of your Word. ” The rest of the chapter is quite lengthy, but it all speaks SO much truth. Irregardless of our circumstances, irregardless of our thoughts, irregardless of our actions, the only true way to live a clean life is by reading and followimg the Word of God. In my opinion it is so easy to get lost in “societal norms” that we lose sight of what is right, but this passage, this question and answer, prove the only answer we need to know. If we study God’s word and use it as a guide to lead us down the path of His righteousness, then we will live a clean life. Yes, there will be temptations along the way, but it’s also easy to remember that God is bigger than any problem, temptation, or struggle in our lives. The chapter continues with many pleas for help and guidance, including this one: “Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised.” I have decided that I am going to study this chapter in Psalms for the next week and break down each and every verse, so that I can comprehend exactly what the Lord is trying to reveal to me, because I want to live clean, and the Word says I can do that by “reading the map of your Word” so that is exactly what I am going to do!
To everyone in my life– may there be peace in your thoughts, your speech, and your hearts.
stay beautiful! xoxo
question of the day: is originality the absence of all influence?