Merry Christmas!

{Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you! Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
- Luke 1:28-38


If Mary could muster up that kind of bravery and be open to the Lord's plan for her life, then what holds me back? Mary is definintely my role model for this upcoming year...let go and TRUST god.

 Dress: Princess by Vera Wang - Khols
Shirt: Jones Sport New York
Shoes: Mudd via Khols
Belt: Mom's

'Tis the season

{An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord} - Luke 2:9-11

I hope your Christmas season is wonderful and revolves around the powerful manger scene.

Super Senior

{Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. 
For not all have faith} -2 Thessalonians 3:1-2

Today, I had the honor of taking my senior superlative picture, "most likely to be in a  magazine!"  My senior class was so kind to vote for me! Below are the top three pictures..which one is your favorite?

Sweater, Skirt: Goodwill
Scarf: TJMaxx
Boots: Rack Room Shoes

From a bathroom stall #3

{For God so loved the world that he gave his ONLY begotten son and WHOEVER believes in him shall have ETERNAL life} - John 3:16

I want to be held, talked to and laughed with. I want to be with you. I want you to know that I am here for you, forever and always. Why can't you see how much I care? I listen and hear your pain. I will never leave you when you are in trouble. I may not always know what to say, but my heart and mind are yearning for words to comfort you. It doesn't mean I don't care. I want you to want me. Why can't you's you


{Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.} - Proverbs 25:20

Lately, it's been freezing! The cold, winter weather is just now setting in and I can't decide if I like it or not. At least I get to wear cute accessories to keep me warm!

Dress: American Rag
Scarf: Forever 21
Boots: Rack Room Shoes
Tights: Hue


{All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all} - Isaiah 53:6

Elmo used to be my favorite show, but now, I'm thinking Barney had it going on.

Sweater: Forever 21
Pants: Delia's
Shoes: Red Camel
Scarf: Mom's

From a bathroom stall #2

{I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.} - John 16:33

Here is a little midweek update! I wanted to apologize for the last post...I went on a little rampage. However, that's exactly how I've been feeling and I'm glad I could finally get it out. Hopefully things will start to settle down as thanksgiving nears..that would be wonderful!

Anywho, I hope y'all's week is going fabulous! Be watching for a discipleship post later in the week!


{Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.} - Matthew 5:48

Sometimes I feel like I try so hard, and yet it's never good enough. I'm so tired of being constantly pushed to my limits and still being expected to do more. I just can't live up to everyone's expectations....I can't live up to my own half the time! My anti-perfectionist feelings ensued when I began calculus this year. I literally feel SO dumb..I feel like I know the material and then a test/quiz arrives and I can hardly pass. It's so frustrating! I feel like I could do better, work harder, achieve more. I just feel helpless right now do I fight this struggle?

I need to fight it with the armor of Christ! I'm just having a  hard time comprehending that as well. Let's just say it's complicated.   

Dress: Forever 21
Blouse: New York and Co. Outlet
Shoes: via Ross
Necklace: Fossil

Sorry for having to listen to my vent session!