Friday, April 30, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day


"This needs some salt. Ughh, excuse me, Mr. Pig! Can I get some salt over here!"

The Joy of Inactivity


"One of the happiest periods of my life was that period of forced inactivity, when one could do nothing but rejoice in the Lord and "wait patiently" for Him, and see Him meeting all one's need."
-Hudson Taylor

Good Day LA


Did you guys know that Brand Library is haunted! I guess Glendale isn't as safe as I thought it was.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day



If I had an herb garden, I would definitely mark it up with these.

Growing Out of the Walls


This is like a refreshing work of art! The plants look like they're growing out of the walls but they are actually growing out of a pocket hanging on the wall.

Spooky


Spooky yet gorgeous. 

Morning


Thou art my hope in the day of evil.
-Jeremiah xvii. 17

The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm... At certain periods clouds cover the believers sun, and he walks in darkness and sees no light. There are many who have rejoiced in the presence of God for a season... they have walked along the "green pastures" by the side of the "still waters,"but suddenly... in the place of sweet waters, they find troubled streams, bitter to their taste, and they say, "Surely, if I were a child of God, this would not happen."

Oh! say not so, thou who art walking in darkness. The best of God's saints must drink the wormwood; the dearest of His children must bear the cross... We need winds and tempests to exercise  our faith, to tear off the rotten bough of self-dependence, and to root us more firmly in Christ. The day of evil reveals to us the value of our glorious hope.
-C.H. Spurgeon 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day


Call me crazy, but I have always wanted my own typewriter to type personal memoirs and letters to friends in far off places. This one is only $29!

Pure Tomboy


Pure tomboy, I love it.

Playing Dress Up Wednesdays: Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Lets Get Personal: A Look Into My Journal


April 26, 2010


Isaiah 55:1
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.


God invites everyone to satisfy their thirst. Our thirst being the deep spiritual longing for God and the drink being God's mercy, grace and salvation. It is free for all to drink, though it was very costly to purchase, far to costly for us to afford; thankfully Jesus paid in full on our behalf! All we need to do is come. We must come to the place where the drink is poured out, the feet of our Lord. He bids us come there, recognize His provision and drink constantly and deeply of His mercy, grace and salvation. To try and purchase or even earn this drink is an insult to the giver, for we never could afford it nor do we need to. We need just to come and accept the only drink that satisfies, Christ Jesus our Lord.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day

Don't crocodiles just scream "call me?"

Cynthia Rowley + Roxy


Cynthia Rowley + Roxy= A really cute wetsuit inspired one-piece!

Morning


God, even our own God.
-Psalm lxvii. 6

It is strange... how little use we make of God Himself. Though He is "our own God," we apply ourselves but little to Him, and ask but little of Him... How often do we go about our business, without seeking His guidance! In our troubles how constantly do we strive to bear our burdens ourselves, instead of casting them upon the Lord, that He may sustain us!...

Then, since thou hast such a friend, and He invites Thee, draw from Him daily... He can supply thee with all, or, better still, He can be to thee instead of all.... Go to Him often, because He is thy God. O, wilt thou fail to use so great a privilege?

Whatever thou art, and wherever thou art, remember God is just what thou wantest, and just where thou wantest, and that He can do all thou wantest. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day


Vintage Saks Lucite Clutch... so clutch.

Prom Re-do


I think both you and I are glad that prom has come gone and probably wouldn't go back for any sum of money, but if I had to do it over again this would be a pretty b.a. dress to show up in.

Monday's Memorable Movie Scene

               

We all know Mondays can be a little humdrum. That's why every Monday I will be posting a memorable movie scene to help cure your case of the Mondays. So "don't cry ShopGirl," the weekend will be here before you know it!


Morning


This do in remembrance of Me.
-1 Corinthians xi. 24

It seems then, that Christians  may forget Christ! There could be no need for this loving exhortation, if there were not a fearful supposition that our memories might prove treacherous...

Forget Him who never forgot us! Forget Him who poured His blood forth for our sins! Forget Him who loved us even to death! Can it be possible? Yes, it is not only possible, but conscience confesses that it is too sadly a fault with all of us, that we must suffer Him to be as a wayfaring man tarrying but for a night. He whom we should make the abiding tenant of our memories is but a visitor therin...

Do you not find yourself forgetful of Jesus?... It is the incessant turmoil of the world, the constant attraction of earthly things which takes away the soul from Christ. While memory too well preserves a poisonous weed, it suffereth the rose of Sharon to whither. Let us charge ourselves to bind a heavenly forget-me-not about our hearts for Jesus our Beloved, and, whatever else we let slip, let us hold fast to Him.
-C.H. Spurgeon 

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day


This cake stand screams, "Please put a whimsical cake on me!"

Reconsidering J. Crew


You know I use to think J. Crew wasn't my style, but their spring line is making me reconsider things.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Paper Fashion


Paper dolls are kind of a lost art; what a shame, they sure knew how to dress.

Morning




Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
-Romans viii. 37


We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to the law for power to fight our sins. Paul rebukes us..."who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth?... Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?...Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" Take your sins to the cross, for the old man can only be crucified there: we are crucified with Him....


Are you covetous? Do you feel the world entangle you? You may struggle against this evil so long as you please, but.... you will never be delivered from it in any way but by the blood of Jesus. Take it to Christ. Tell Him, "Lord, I have trusted Thee, and Thy name is Jesus, for Thou dost save Thy people from their sins; Lord, this is one of my sins; save me from it!...


You must be conquerors through Him who hath loved you, if conquerors at all.
-C.H. Spurgeon

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Etsy's Song of the Day





Travel "green" this Earth Day by hopping on public transit with this up-cycled suitcase. Redesigning old stuff= no energy or natural resources expended to make new stuff. Plus vintage is so in.

Happy Earth Day!


If a pug can do it, so can you.

Morning


Him hath God exalted.
-Acts v. 31

Jesus, our Lord, once crucified, dead and buried, now sits upon the throne of glory... He is exalted at the Father's right hand, and though as Jehovah he has eminent glories, in which finite creatures cannot share, yet as the Mediator, the honours which Jesus wears in heaven are the heritage of all the saints. It is delightful to reflect how close is Christ's union with His people... He cannot be glorified without His bride.

Look up, believer, to Jesus now; let the eye of your faith behold Him with many crowns upon His head; and remember that you will one day be like Him, when you shall see Him as He is; you shall not be so great as He is, you shall not be so divine, but you still shall, in a measure, share the same honours, and enjoy the same happiness and the same dignity which He posses... Oh! wonderful thought for the children of God!
-C.H. Spurgeon 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Emma & Milkshakes


Emma Watson + Milk shakes + Bright pastels = Precious

Playing Dress Up Wednesdays: Romeo and Juliet

romeo and juliet

Morning


"I know that my Redeemer liveth."
-Job xix. 25

The marrow of Job's comfort lies in that little word "My"-"My Redeemer," and in the fact that the Redeemer lives... We must get a property in Him before we can enjoy Him... What is gold in the mine to me?... It is gold in my purse which will satisfy my necessities... Rest not content until by faith you can say, "Yes, I cast myself upon my living Lord; and He is mine."...

But there is also another word here, expressive of Job's strong confidence, "I know...." Ifs, buts, and perhapses, are sure murders of peace and comfort... If I have any suspicion that Christ is not mine, then there is vinegar mingled with the gall of death; but if I know that Jesus lives for me, than darkness is not dark: even the night is light about me....
-C.H. Spurgeon  

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Beginnings



I'm guessing very few of you noticed that I deleted my blog, but I did. I needed to take some time off to asses what the blog was saying about me. I was plagued by this feeling that I was propitiating an image of all that is good, true and lovely apart from the One who makes all those things good, true and lovely, God.


My desire for this fresh start, this new beginning if you will, is to dedicate more effort and energy in my posts to the One who truly inspires all I do. Of course I will continue to post on things things that inspire me on the web as well, just with a healthier perspective. I hope you are on board as I think this is a good change.


Love,
Alex