So excited November is here and it’s time to dive full on into sweater weather season, hot chocolate and all things fuzzy and cozy. As soon as I heard about the ‘No’vember challenge I knew I wanted to be a part of it too.
In order to say yes to the things that are good for us and align our priorities with God we have to say no to other things and that is exactly what this challenge is about. Making a list of things you are saying no to and writing the things you want to say yes to instead. There really is something powerful in writing things down and holding yourself accountable by doing that instead of just thinking about it!
All pictures taken by my one and only photographer bestie Nethe Holm
Location: the very small island of Bågø (such a fun island with only around 20 houses, a surprisingly famous Russian nun and no shops at all)
For me one of most important things when it comes to starting the year right is having a great planner. That’s how I knew I had found THE planner when I stumbled upon the company Horacio Printing and their Heavenly Planner. Not only is it a great planner with place for note and a overview on each month(something I value highly), but the vision behind the planner is amazing. That means the planner also has Bible verses on its pages and pages for heart checks and goal setting. Everything you could ever want all in one planner.
When 2016 came I decided how could I make the new year start better than taking a break from social media (mainly Twitter and Instagram)? After I having had my IPhone for a little more than two years and using (or more correctly scrolling the newsfeed not wanting to miss out on anything) Twitter and Instagram up til 7 or 8 times a day, I decided it was finally time to take a break from it. Social media had been taking so much of my time and it had especially been taking the time from me I had scheduled to use reading in my Bible and just relaxing.
Instead of being present where I was, I had become so busy being present where I was not-on social media. And I had become so stressed, I did not have enough time to do all the things that really mattered to me.Read More
Let’s start this post with one of the really controversial (according to a lot of people) passages in the Bible:
21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
28 Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
Today I want to welcome the amazing Brandie Rose Ribeiro to my blog. For those of you who do not know her, Brandie is 19 years old, a bridal intern for the famous designer brand Vera Wang, the designer behind singer and songwriter Moriah Peters’ dress in her new music video for ‘Brave’ and a Christian. She is super inspiring and I am so honored to be able to feature her on my blog today! Hope you will be inspired by this amazing woman of God just like I have been.
A couple months ago I stumbled upon Mara Grace Cortez’ instagram account. Seing God’s creation that was captured in these pictures on this account changed my perspective. Why? Because until then I had never in my wildest imagination thought that such beautiful places existed on this earth. These pictures reminded me of how much God loves us. He loves us too much to just keep His perfect creations in Heaven. He wants us, undeserving sinners, to enjoy them as well. He has not forgotten us. His perfectness is not kept on the other side of earth, no, it is also displayed here on this side of Heaven.
Therefore I am so incredibly honored to feature the extremely talented photographer and storyteller behind the pictures on my blog today. No one else than my favorite photographer, the gorgeous Mara Grace Cortez. What an honor! This woman sure has something on her heart and I hope you will be inspired by her, just as much as I am. A look at her instagram with almost 20.000 followers might indicate that I am not the only one who love her and her work. And without further ado let’s get into what Mara has to share.