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.
I had the honor of writing for the Christian magazine Gold recently. Gold Magazine is a Christian, high-quality, small-scale print publication created with the purpose of encouraging and guiding young women to the light of the Gospel.
I had the incredible honor of skyping with founder of weareUnveiled Monica Zuniga and co-founder of weareUnveiled Hannah Lewis. Two lovely women of God, giving all they have to serve Him and advance His Kingdom. They are truly amazing and inspire me greatly!
Monday another goal came true. My blog reached 1000 views. I started the blog only three months ago. People have visited my blog from all over the world. Every single continent is covered by my awesome readers . People have read my blog all the way from Australia, Romania, Canada, Philippines to Turkey, Nigeria, Cambodia and many more. Sounds too good to be true, right?
So why do I share this? Because I want people to acknowledge how great I am? Because I am more gifted or blessed than other people?
This past weekend I went to a really amazing danish festival called Å-festival (in English it is called Riverfest). What makes this festival awesome-is that it is a Christian festival with lots of Christians attending from many different denominations and musicians performing who all believe in Jesus as their Savior. It is the only Christian festival here in Denmark, so I really wanted to support it. This was my first year going, so I have been so excited and counting down to hearing the American singer and songwriter Moriah Smallbone Peters, who was going to perform, for a long time.
Have you ever compared yourself to another person, maybe a celebrity, by thinking she’s much prettier and more beautiful than you? Most people have! Have you ever found yourself wishing that you were as beautiful as a model or a celebrity?
Many people compare themselves to others by wishing they would look more beautiful or be as popular as someone else. The trap is that as long as you compare yourself to others, you’ll always feel like you don’t quite measure up. That can cause us to feel bad about ourselves if we measure our beauty only from outward appearance.
I just love this gorgeous statement necklace paired with the pink sweater. It gives the outfit such a femine touch, which suits me perfectly because I am a girly girl who loves almost everything pink and sparkly. The pink sweater paired with black jeans makes a perfect outfit for spring where pastel and light colors are always beautiful.
A huge thanks to my wonderful friend Nethe Holm for taking these beautiful photos. She is so talented and I highly encourage you to check her facebook profile out. And she might appreciate a couple friend requests 😛
Feel free to comment below about what you would like to see on the blog in the future 🙂
We have all experienced it. The crippling feeling of fear ripping away every sense of bravery and courage. Maybe you are afraid of feeling lonely, so you desperately try to avoid this feeling by finding a partner. Or maybe you are afraid of being judged so you do not go to church. Or maybe you are afraid of failing again so you do not even bother to try. There are lots of fears.