Printed

Photography by  Madi Flournoy Henderson  || Top:  VICI

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson || Top: VICI

I love a good print, but when it comes to shopping, nine times out of ten I am going to go with the solid color option. However, this shirt from VICI just screamed fall to me. So, I went for it. Bring on the printed shirts… Especially one with colors and patterns that carry that strong “the leaves are changing colors” kind of feeling. I also love how this necklace from Laura Crawford Designs goes perfectly with the top. The single feather is the perfect compliment to this flowy fall shirt. 

While shirts and dresses can be covered in prints, our hearts are imprinted with many different desires. Desires that you can’t shake because they control your every thought and direct your every step. They are your passions and your push to become what your heart is calling you to be. Whatever your heart’s desire may be, it is not put there by accident. There is a reason why you keep yearning towards that one particular thing.
 
Sometimes, those desires can feel next to impossible to achieve. So, we ignore them. We push them away because they seem so far out of reach. Even though that feeling in the pit of our stomach keeps coming back day-after-day, we choose not to listen. We choose to remain comfortable in our current place instead of stepping out into God’s space… His space where He transforms your heart and mind by unfolding the unbelievable plan He has for you. But we must embrace His plan for our lives in order to ever fulfil our heart’s desires. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 

What desires are imprinted on your heart? Have you stopped to listen to what He might be calling you to do? Are you ready to hear where you need to go next? Or, are you too scared to hear the answer to that question?
 
Some days, I really want to ignore my desires. It seems like it would be easier. But, luckily, Jesus always seems to point me back in the right direction. Today, I pray that you take the next step in chasing the desire that God has placed on your heart.  Instead of pushing away, I pray that you inch a little closer to Him so that you can embrace the plan that He has in store for your life.

Timing is Everything

Photography by  Madi Flournoy Henderson   || Watch:  JORD

Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson || Watch: JORD

I am so excited to share this JORD Wood Watch with you today. I have literally been wearing it ever since it arrived in the mail. It is lightweight and fun to throw on for an everyday look. And here is the best part about this watch: JORD and I are giving you the chance to win one too! Yes, I have teamed up with JORD for my first ever giveaway. All you have to do to enter is fill out the information HERE. You will get the chance to win a $75 gift card to JORD, AND you will automatically receive a $20 gift card when you enter. So, everybody wins!  It will close one week from today on Tuesday, September 6th.

Of course, when I think about watches, I think about the time. The time reminds me of my plan. My plan reminds me of how I pretty much expect things to work out on MY TIME. But it is not my time, it is His. I am constantly having to remind myself of this truth. Are you?

The story of Joseph in Genesis is a good reminder of how we should trust God’s timing - even when His timing isn't what WE have planned.  Joseph was told through a dream that he would be the leader of his people. Before that even happened, Joseph had to wait patiently through each situation. Not only did he have to be patient, he had to trust that God would lead him to what he was called to do. I mean, Joseph was thrown in jail by his brothers. HIS BROTHERS! And he still continued to trust in the Lord's timing. 

As the time ticks by (hopefully, on your new JORD watch) and things maybe don’t go as planned, I pray that you will remember to put your trust in His timing. And if things are going according to plan, I pray that you give praise to the path He has created for you. 

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” – Proverbs 16:9