Lauren from Someone Like You

{Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.} - Psalm 37:3-4

Just wanted to share an inspirational video today.

This gal is so sweet, not to mention her passion for clothing and faith. Check out her blog; you're in for a real treat!


{You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.} - Song of Solomon 4:7

Happy Thursday everyone!
Always remember, you are beyoutiful.

Shirt: Marshalls
Pants: Loft via Goodwill
Shoes: Lucky Brand via Belk
Necklace: New York and Co.


{Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.} - Proverbs 16:3

Tomorrow is graduation. WOW. Where did the time go? 

I can remember my freshman year how scared and self conscious I was, how my life changed and I started being a true Christian. Sophomore year, I lost 15 pounds from medication. I felt beautiful and like I was finally skinny. In reality, I looked sick, unhealthy, and I was still hiding behind my self image issues. Junior year, I became a determined lady, always working and joining a new committee. I put my fears aside and jumped into the deep end of leadership. As this year comes to a close, I finally realize who I truly am. No, I'm not the prettiest nor the skinniest, but I'm ME. I am passionate about fashion and can't wait to pursue a career that I believe God has called me to. I am not the strongest in my faith, but I'm vowing to keep the pursuit. I've found that I am a stickler when it comes to morals and I love talking to others about their beliefs. I'm a good listener and I love to serve. I'm definitely no where near perfection and this year I've learned that sometimes you can never be. 

These past four years have taught me that I'm OK with myself. Yes I'm quirky, short, sometimes tempered, a bit of an over-reacter when I finally can't hold it in any longer, and quiet, but that's me. God has a plan for my life and I have to TRUST that with all my being. I have to trust him with everything inside me.

I can't wait for this next chapter. I can't wait to embark on these next four years.

Dress: New York Boutique
Necklace: Handmade
Shoes: Delias

God girl communication

{O Lord, set a guard at my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips.}  - Psalm 141:3

"Being a God Girl means being aware of what your words and actions are saying about your God."
In my devotional, the last chapter was on "God Girl Communication." Not only did it talk about how to deal with enemies, but also boys, adults, and certain situations.

I've always been told to be nice to everyone; keep a smile on your face and don't let them see you cry. But, this book doesn't say to do these things to fool others. It teaches that your true personality should be honest, caring, and compassionate. You should show love to strangers, give encouragement, and always sport kindness (no matter who they are what they can/can't do for you).
  •  Authority (this includes your parents!) - R-e-s-p-e-c-t is the key word. This isn't based on how you feel about the person making demands, but on their position of God-given authority in your life. It means you must always act out of love towards them and refrain from retaliation, mocking, and disputes.
  • Boys - If anything, control your emotions. Don't be a negative Nancy and make an issue over every little thing that the opposite sex says. Also, approach them no differently than you would a girl. Communicate like a lady, not a girl searching for approval or compliments. Think about what you say before it comes out. Guys think COMPLETELY different than girls. Yes, we know how to play with guys emotions, whether it be with what we say or how we dress. Keep your words pure and don't let yourself fall into a sinful trap.
  • Enemies - "If what you want to say isn't useful to build people up or to communicate your love for them, then you have to consider your motives." Be sure to avoid gossiping and being judgmental! God is the only one that has the right to judge others; after all, you are just as sinful as the next person. We ALL struggle, maybe not with the same sins, but we all have our weak points. Use others weaknesses as a point of communication - ask them how you can help them or just be a listening ear, a friend. Build them up, not yourself.
  • Your peers - Don't just talk to be heard! When your with others, take the focus off yourself and shift it to them. Make sure you're giving them a turn to express their feelings. LISTEN and thoughtfully reply to what their saying. Allow God to work through you and their problems; use scripture and prayer to help them overcome an issue. But, be careful to not become the mediator between them and Christ. Remember that it can be easy to talk and get others opinions, but spending quality time with God is the only way to truly feel relieved and know that everything is under control.
Overall, the personality that you display can either turn your peers to or away from Christ. That is a HUGE responsibility for believers. Our mission while on earth is to "go out and make disciples of all men." So what are we waiting for?! Smile at people, look them in the eyes, say hello, give all that you can, and spread Christ's unconditional love through your words and actions.

Its finally Friday

{May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.}
- Psalm 19:14

I hopw you all have had a wonderful week!
Check back Sunday for a post about "God Girl Communication!"

Dress, belt, rings, necklace: Forever 21
Cardigan: Free People
Shoes: Nine West via Ross


{More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.}
 - Romans 5:3-4

Lately, I have been obsessing over the wrong things. From school to boys, my heart has been in the wrong place. Instead of praying and relying on Christ to handle my situations, I've been over-thinking and worrying myself to death over them. It's time that I STOP.  God knows my plan, he knows yours. From now on,  I lay down the pen and let him write this next beautiful chapter of my life. 

After all, he is the creator, almighty, and unchanging, so what's holding me back?

Jacket: Isaac Mizrahi via a yard sale
Flower: Thirty-one
Necklace: Forever 21
Skirt: Goodwill
Shirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Forever 21