Monday, July 28, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 30

Happy Monday evening.. hope you all are off to a good start for the week?! Glad you stopped by to keep up with the JOSHUA CODE with me!

Here is this weeks verses:

w e e k -  t h i r t y

" Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, 
forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward, to those things which are ahead, 
I pree towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."  

p h i l i p p i a n s  3 : 1 3 - 1 4
. . . 

FOCUS WILL PUT OUR PRIORITIES IN ORDER
Paul said: "This one thing I do" (Philippians 3:13 KJV). Not ten things, not five things, not even two things. 
But "this one thing I do." Focus helps us put our priorities in order. 
First, you define your goal, and then if begins to define you.

FOCUS WILL GIVE US A FORWAD MIND-SET
Focus enables us to begin to see our glass half full instead of half empty. 
It gives is a forward mind-set. Paul went on to say that he was 'reaching forward to those things which are ahead." 
Paul's focus lead him to possess a wise forgetfulness about the past and enable him to make sure his reach continued to exceed his grasp.  

FOCUS WILL SET US ON THE SECOND MILE 
Focus brings a passion to our work that instills within us a desire to do what is required - and then some. 
Paul said: "I press." This word press carries with it the idea of an intense endeavor, much like an avid hunter who is pursuing his prey. Paul was pressing because he had focus; he had "one thing" as the main priority in life. 

FOCUS ENABLES US TO KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING 
Paul said he was pressing toward ' the goal.' This word is a translation of the Greek word: skopos, from which we get our English word scope. Like the scope on a rifle, focus will enable us to get our goals and priorities in the crosshairs. Focus enables us to know where we are going and how we are going to get there. It keeps our priorities in the bull's-eye of our target. Focus is the fountainhead of successful living. It helps us to begin our task with the end in mind. 

So what is your goal in Christian living?
What is in the crosshairs of your scope?
When we begin to focus on Christ alone, we find that HE will put our priorities in order, HE will give us a forward look, HE will set us on the second mile, and HE will let us clearly see the end from the beginning. 

. . .

'As you memorize this verse this week, meditate on Christ and on HIM alone. Put HIM in the crosshairs, and do that "one thing" you do, for the glory of HIS name. Keep your life in focus by keeping Christ in the center of it. '

pg. 159 


Friday, July 25, 2014

WEEKEND


oh summer… if only it were like the true summers we had as kids, care free and what felt like pure and simple freedom. playing until the streetlights came on every night. building forts and playing outside all.day.long. 
the more grown up version does include adult, refreshing beverages… but it does not come with eight weeks of zero responsibilities… alas… 

it does include feeling like a kid at times though! 

+ + can't wait to have a cruiser bike .. to cruise on over to my sisters house.. the chances of being close neighbors is in our (near) future !!! 

+ + after dinner, after the sun sets in texas and its not quite so melting hot… i love to indulge in frozen treats! local snow-cone huts are my favorite! TC Shaved Ice is still a favorite!

+ + and bringing home fresh flowers to make the inside feel and smell like summer always makes me smile and reminds me of picking (wild) flowers for my mamma when we were little. even the ones she was allergic to, she would place in a vase and say they were her favorite, every time! 
love ya mamma - xoxo 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CURRENTLY LOVING

currently loving - whites
one  | two | three | four  | five |  six  | seven  |  eight  |  nine  |  ten  
eleven  |  twelve  |  thirteen


eek! all things white with hints of gold are on my 'currently loving' list this week!
its just comforting all around.. in the house, in the office and really just every day- all the time.

from the prints, to the rug, the mugs and even down to the knobs - i'm craving all of this.
especially a coffee table with gold accents. i think it takes a room with darker colors to an instant bright, light and open feeling.

anyone else with me on the gold ©rush?!

Monday, July 21, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 29

Happy Monday evening.. hope you all are off to a good start for the week?! Glad you stopped by to keep up with the JOSHUA CODE with me!

Here is this weeks verses:

w e e k -  t w e n t y  n i n e

" I am the way, the truth, and the life. 
No one comes to the Father except through Me."  

j o h n   1 4  :  6
. . . 

THE QUESTION OF PUBLIC CONSENSUS 
 Jesus asked: 'Who do men say that I am, the Son of Man, am?' (Matthew 16:13). [] Many today never seem to be able to get out of this verse. They simply live in a world that is much more interested in what men say than in what God says. […] Unfortunately, things haven't changed much. We still live in a world that seems to be far more interested in what men say about Jesus that what God says. 

THE QUESTION OF PERSONAL CONVICTION 
Then the Lord got up close and personal. He asked another question: "But who to you say that I am?" (Matthew 16:15). Do you see it? This is the question of personal conviction: 'what about you? You.. and only you. You and you alone. You and no one else. Who do you say that I am?' This is the question with eternal ramifications. It is the question that each and every one of us must face. […] 
Jesus is that only way to the Father's house. Indeed, He- and He alone - is "the way, the truth, and the life." And no one comes to the Father's house unless they come through Jesus! 

pages 152-155
. . .

'As you memorize this verse, meditate on how Christ is the way… how He is the truth… and how He is the life. 
Don't find yourself being more interested in what men say that in what God says. He is still asking today, "Who do you say that I am?" '

pg 155

Friday, July 18, 2014

WEEKEND

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seriously, this weekend is going to be all about favorite coffee in hand, a little DIY and sleep. 
still not over this summer cold, so rest is calling my name - and with this crazy 'cold front' in dallas right now, it is perfect 'crawl back in bed' weather!!

+ + 'till midnight is TONIGHT in dallas. a social media scavenger hunt and a screening of katherine hupburn's 'bringing up baby' with a side of live music. sounds like a wonderful summer night out!
plus its free admission for all!

+ + if you've never been, but always wanted to go… the weather this weekend could not be more perfect. The OLD RED LUMBERYARD is THIS weekend in McKinney, TX. 
Just a short drive up 75 and so many treasures await! 


happy weekend y'all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CURRENTLY LOVING

CURRENTLY LOVING | CACTUS

O N E  |  T W O  |  T H R E E  |  F O U R  |  F I V E  |  S I X  |  S E V E N  |  E I G H T  |  N I N E

ya'll. cactus is everywhere these days. everywhere!

i think is adorable/can be super cute when done tastefully and not to look like old mid-western themed vacation home!

so, that being said…. here are some darling cactus finds i am currently loving… especially the biscuit home finds. 
lets be honest, if my budget was larger, i would  putting one of everything in my shopping cart right now!!

what are your thoughts on cactus?!

Monday, July 14, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 28

Happy Monday and welcome back to this weeks edition of the JOSHUA CODE.

Here is this weeks verses:

w e e k -  t w e n t y  e i g h t

" In Him we have redemption through His blood, 
the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace."  

e p h e s i a n s  1 : 7
. . . 

THE LORD OFFERS SOMETHING PERSONAL : "in Him"

THE LORD OFFERS SOMETHING PRESENT : "we have redemption"

THE LORD OFFERS SOMETHING THAT PROVIDES  : "through His blood"

THE LORD OFFERS SOMETHING PROFITABLE : "the forgiveness of sins"

THE LORD OFFERS SOMETHING PURPOSEFUL : "according to the riches of His grace"
. . .

'What are we saying in this chapter? That the something people think they need is really Someone. And His sweet name is the Lord Jesus. He holds the answer to every need of every heart. Those answers are in Him and in Him alone.' 

'As you memorize this verse, meditate on each of these five phrases and ask God to meet the needs of your heart at the very point of your personal needs. After all, "in Him… we have redemption.. through His blood.. the forgiveness of sins… according to the riches of His grace". '


(the joshua code. pg 150)

Friday, July 11, 2014

WEEKEND


hello weekend! 
are you already day-dreaming about the adult beverage you are going to consume after work today!?
my current go-to summer drink (when i'm not margaritas!!) is: 
coconut vodka, orange lacroix and a squeeze of an orange slice. 
ya'll - its summer in a glass, and depending on the ice its like an adult snow cone!
a must try :)

 + + on this weekends tasting menu… lemon cream shrimp! (maybe minus or light on the cream!)

+ + we made a quick day trip down to waco a few weeks ago, and had to stop for a college favorite: common grounds
my must-have off the menu every time: 'rodeo clown, half the pumps, with skim, on ice'!
it was so fun hitting up old favorite stomping grounds for the day! also, if you have not driven down I35 in a while… don't get distracted and drive off the rode when you approach Waco… holy smokes Baylors new stadium is unreal! sic em!!

+ + don't walk, RUN! the anthropologie tag sale is still going on with an additional 20%!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HIM & HER | JULY 2014


him:  economics
her:  marketing

him: cereal 
her: protein shake

him: whiskey
her: margaritas 

him: new career
her: new job 

him: bow hunting 
her: junk/treasure hunting !!

him: handy
her: crafty

him: side business :: antler art
her:  side business :: monogramming

him: t-bone
her: filet 

him: about to be an uncle
her: puppy aunt 

him: amazon
her: target



this cute idea comes from the darling blog: harley & jane!
*pictures from family vacation in florida!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CURRENTLY LOVING

CURRENTLY LOVING

O N E  |  T W O  |  T H R E E  |  F O U R  |  F I V E  |  S I X

two things i currently can't get enough of ( in moderation of course!) summer time margaritas and lighting my barr-co candle (anthropologie carries them too!) when i come home in the afternoons! 

don't worry, i don't have margs everyday, but if that was an option, i would not be opposed it it whatsoever!

Monday, July 7, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 27


Happy Monday and welcome back to this weeks edition of the JOSHUA CODE.

Here is this weeks verses:

w e e k -  t w e n t y  s e v e n

" Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; 
nevertheless not My will, but Yours, de done."  

l u k e  2 2 : 4 2 
. . . 

BE SURE YOU KNOW THE SAVIOR : 1 Timothy 2:3-4

BE SURE YOU KNOE THE SPIRIT : Ephesians 5:17-18

BE SURE YOU KNOW THE SCRIPTURE : Colossians 3:16

. . .

'God does not want to veil His will from you. He is more desirous of your finding it and walking in it then you are yourself. Yes, He has a wonderful plan for your life, and He longs to make His will known to you.' 

'As you memorize this verse, meditate on what knowing Christ means to you personally. 
Recall that day when you first placed your trust in Him and were born again. Meditate on what knowing the Spirit means as you yield to Him. And make time to meditate on the Scriptures for here we find His will so often written for us in black and white. FInally, join Jesus in praying: "Not mw will... but Yours be done." '


(the joshua code. pg 145)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CURRENTLY LOVING

CURRENTLY LOVING | RWB

O N E  |   T WO  |  T H R E E  |  F O U R  |  F I V E  |  S I X  |  S E V E N  |  E I G H T  |  N I N E

my brother- in- laws favorite holiday is just a few days away… 'merica day!!
break out your red, white and blue and go all out celebrating Independence Day this year!

i put together some of my favorite blue and red finds out there right now, that we not going to break the bank for a last minute #ootd for the weekend! personal favorite, a casual romper of course! its going to be HOT here in texas this weekend, so a lightweight romper is a great option to try and stay cool….with a cold adult beverage in hand of course;)