What I am Into – October 2018

 I notice Autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. -Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Read:

I actually am ashamed to say I didn’t finish any books this month. Let’s hope november will be better.

Music:

  •  Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne (5/5) – She usually sings secular music but this song points to God. It is about her journey through lyme disease. I think this song can help all of us in our times of struggle.

 

  • My Strength- Israel & New Breed (5/5) – This is not normally the type of worship song I would listen to but we sing it at church and I fell in love with it.

 

 

Movies:

  • Little Italy  (5/5) – This is a super cute chick flick about two adult children falling in love. They are from two different families who are in rivalry against each other.

Blogosphere:

Highlights:

 

  • I went to the She found joy tour. It was about living a courageous faith. This is What I Learned. 

Subscription Boxes:

I got a coupon so even though I didn’t care for the first box I ordered again. I LOVED second box.

October 2018 SinglesSwag

  • Violet Harper Silver Knot Bangle (5/5)  – I don’t think it is worth 78 dollars but it super cute so I am definitely going to wear it.
  • Jules Kae Copper Pouch (4/5) – I don’t think the product is worth what it cost (65 dollars). However,  it is a pretty color and I will use it when I need another make up bag.
  • Nelson J Moisturize Healing Mask (4/5) – Even though I am not 100 percent if it is working yet. I have high hopes for this product.
  • Seraphine Botanicals Apple + Mint Lip Polish (5/5) – This is meant to get all the dry skin off your lips. I love it because it makes my lips so smooth. I think it is a lot better than chap stick.
  • PreHeels – This product is spray  is supposed to keep your heels from rubbing with any shoe.
  • Byrd’s Toasted Pumpkin Cookies (1/5) – I didn’t like last months snack and I don’t like this months snack. It was VERY disgusting.
  • NCLA Compact Mirror (1/5) – I never can see my whole face in compact mirrors so I don’t really see a use for them.

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Thoughts about the Phrase “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”

The phrase “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” gives me all the feels. It brings me back to evangelical world during my teen years.

1.Have you ever used this phrase with others? What was the outcome?

Yes, I have used the phrase with others. Honestly, I became more bitter and hateful towards people. I couldn’t seem to separate the sin from the sinner.

2. How would you define “sin” today? How did you define it earlier in your life?

If I remember correctly my former christian counselor described sin as a misguided intention. This softened my heart. This didn’t cause me to condone sin. But this definition helped me not to be so harsh toward others who sinned.

3. Is it possible to love a person and hate their sin?

I think it is possible to be deeply saddened by the choices of the world. You still lift people up in prayer and have compassion on them.

 

What I Learned – She Found Joy Tour 2018

Credit: All of these things I learned came from the speakers at the She Found Joy Conference. None of these words are my own.

 

  • We need to acknowledge that we see fear but we are going to trust God instead.
  • The fourth watch of the night the Bible is referring to is between 3:00 am and 6:00 am.
  • A faltering ( when you doubt Jesus) in your faith does not mean you are a failure.
  • Courage has little to do with earthly bravery and everything to do with heavenly focus.
  • Jesus IS good but NOT safe.