Party of One – Joy Smith Review

 

This book was so intriguing.  This book brings up topics that I have never heard discussed in church before. It really exposed me to new ideas. It discusses purity culture and how it can negatively effect our lives. It talks about how to deal with the pain of singleness. It teaches how to TRULEY be content in singleness. It emphasizes the idea of Biblical womanhood apart from marriage. As a single person it made me feel less alone in the Body of Christ.

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How Can I Be Enraged When I Spent Time With God Today?

I had a horrible ending to my day at work today.  I came home extremely enraged about a situation that happened to me at work. I was so mad at some of my coworkers. After I calmed down I started to ponder about how I could be so mad when I had spent time with God earlier in the day by doing a Bible Study by myself. After LONG contemplation I came to the conclusion that I was so enraged because I did not bring God into every moment of my day. Although it is great to set apart time with God in order for a heart/soul change we need to walk with Him in every moment of the day.

What I Am Into – End of 2017

Posts I adored:

Read: 

 One by One: Welcoming the singles in your church by Gina  (3/5) :      This book tells you how singles feel isolated in the church that is so often geared to married people. Even though it is very straight forward the author is not trying to accuse or blame married people for all the church problems regarding singles. It just shows that singles have been isolated and rejected in the church. If you love singles or are single I recommend it.

Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness  by Joy Smith (4/5 ) : This book was so intriguing.  This book brings up topics that I have never heard discussed in church before. It really exposed me to new ideas. It discusses purity culture and how it can negatively effect our lives. It talks about how to deal with the pain of singleness. It teaches how to TRULEY be content in singleness. It emphasizes the idea of Biblical womanhood apart from marriage. As a single person it made me feel less alone in the Body of Christ.

Movies: 

Annabelle’s Creation (4/5) –  An evil spirit gets out and messes with orphan girls. This was definitely a very captivating scary movie.

When Sparks Fly (3/5) – A girls bff and her ex boy friend get engaged. She is asked to be the maid of honor. She agrees but then realizes she is still in love with her ex. I absolutely adored this cheesy hallmark chick flick.

 

Helpful Websites:

  • wherefor.com – helps you book a vacation on a budget.

Products I Love:  

  •  Black Speckled Gold Foil Beanie-

    Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer. So of course I had to support this cause. It is also the most adorable beanie I have seen.

  •  Homesick Candles– They have candles based on each of the 50 States in America. They also have candles based upon memories. I got the summer camp candle for Christmas because I miss the my childhood days of going to summer camp. These smell so good.

How to deal with being sad during the holidays

During the holidays this year I have heard tons of bad news. I know two people whose family members committed suicide. I have friends who have family members in nursing homes and the hospital. And so as I sit here on New Years Eve I am reflecting on just how hard it can be during the holidays. And one thing this opened my eyes to is how it seems to be wrong to grieve during the holidays. We tell everyone to have a happy holiday. The problem with that is we EXPECT them too. People are not allowed to be sad during the holidays. I think we need to pay more attention to the people around us. We need to have conversations and discuss with people about how they are really doing. Most importantly tell them about Jesus. Tell them how His name is Immanuel which means ‘God With Us’. And don’t forget to tell other your story and about your struggles during the holidays.