Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday!! Today I wanted to take a moment to show off one of A Love Worth Living For's newest bracelet styles! Plus I wanted to do my first Giveaway on this blog!!
A few months ago I was in the mood to try my hand at wire wrapping. I spent months perfecting my design and then created and finalized the first three bracelets that would soon form our first line of bracelets! So let'd just get to it! Here is The Tessa Bracelet!
The three original colors were
- transparent white
- buttercream pearl
I quickly became obsessed with this bracelet and style and added even more colors!
So in addition to the original trio there is now also:
- Turquoise Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Bubble Gum Pink
- Onyx Black
- Aggie Maroon
- Iris Purple
All bracelets are currently available in gold or copper. They are great solo or you can stack them up and mic up some metal for a stylish look. They are so simple and chic they look great with anything! I love pairing them up with some of the chunkier bracelets we have available in the shop.
These bracelets retail for $12 each. We have also created a value listing! Buy more. Save more!
To celebrate how about a giveaway!!?! Follow the prompts to enter!
I will announce the winner here next Tuesday (6/30/15)!! Thank you guys for stopping by. Remember you can click any of the images or the shop link in the home bar at the top of page to check out our shop!
Have a great Tuesday y'all!
I try my best to provide content that reminds you how loved you are and how valuable you are to the Father. I strive to provide encouragement to chase your dreams and to believe God for big and bold things. I want you to be kind to yourself and others because you are overwhelmed by how kind God is towards you.
But I also want you prepared and equipped for when life gets tough because life will get tough. Stormy seasons of life are inevitable. Jesus even warned us in John 16:33 that trouble will find us in this life. He didn't leave it there though. That warning is actually sandwiched between promises that He has already overcome and that He is with us.
Today we are going to look at some awesome verses for surviving the storms we find ourselves in. These are my favorite kind of posts to write because I just get to pack them full of scripture.
I love the Psalms. I love the Psalms because they are full of people crying out to God from all kinds of circumstances. I think many people fail to realize that the vast majority of Psalms came pouring out of someone in pain and turmoil. Most of them are laments. They are people of God crying out to Him in the midst of their trials and heartaches.
The Psalms are beautiful because though they are sung by distressed people, they remind us that there is power in praise and there is comfort, even in the midst of pain, when we remember who our God is.
My most popular post to date is Verses for Loss: Scriptures to Comfort the Grief Stricken & Mourning. Today I am sharing 10 of my favorite Psalms to go to when I need to feel comforted. I included an excerpt of each Psalm but I highly suggest you read each Psalm in its entirety. At the very least jot down these comforting Palms in your Bible.
Three years ago next month mike and I found out we were pregnant with our first child. Not too long after we found out we were miscarrying. I don’t talk about it here much because it is still a tough subject for me and there is still a lot of pain that I am working through.
Today though I have to share my heart for all the other momma’s out there who have babies in heaven. Mother’s day can be a tough holiday because you just don’t know if your baby counts.
My answer is a confident yes. Your baby counts. You get this day.
Today I wanted to share something close to my heart lately. I want to talk about weird phases. Ever said something like, “I don’t know…I’m just going through a weird phase…?”
I think we all have at some point.
Our lives are marked by tons of “weird” phases. I feel like the queen of coping mechanisms. Some of my memorable (and shareable) ones include:
- The summer in high school where I only wore miniskirts every day for months.
- The time I became obsessed with mobile gaming. All free moments…and even some that weren’t free were sacrificed to the great mobile games.
- The season I decided I was never wearing jeans again.
- The year I allowed my husband's opinions and approval to define me.
I could literally go on all day but I'll spare you.
These seasons of weirdness can look like anything and a lot of times they can come with a bit of shame. So today lets look at how God feels about your weird phase.
The idea that God is this big angry guy in the sky dishing out judgment and cancer is a common one. Maybe you had a hot head for a parent, or maybe your Sunday school teacher was the hail and brimstone type.
There’s just something about a love that claims to know no bounds and be wholly unconditional that tends to freak us out. We don’t see ourselves as deserving of such a love. We get confused, and we think that God will treat us how we treat us.
The truth is God is not mad at you and He does not treat us how we tend to treat us. He doesn’t treat the way we deserve and here is why.
Here we are a quarter into the fresh new year and I wanted to offer some encouragement to you my friend from a place that is all too familiar to us all.
In my experience, this is around the time all our hopes and dreams for the year ahead can tend to fade as we realize the only thing that’s changed is the last digit in the date.
New year. Same issues.
The good news is that God’s character, faithfulness, love, and position legitimately never change.
So today I want to talk about seasons where that doesn’t feel true. What do we do when God seems silent or far away?
Here are three tips for navigating through those challenging seasons.
The theme of the last two years for me has been prayer. My understanding of the power and purpose of prayer has grown more than ever. These years more than any other in my life I have felt a gentle pulling on my soul to draw closer to God.
I don’t know how your prayer life is, but I can admit that at the start of 2016 mine was nonexistent. I was heartbroken and had suffered a loss that I was fighting to keep from blaming God. Speaking with Him was just not on my list of things to do. Somewhere during the year that changed. God healed my heart and my desire for a deeper relationship with Him began to grow exponentially.
We all long for something more. We all want that deep connection with the Lord and the power of prayer working in our lives. The good news is that connection is available to every believer! It's a birthright. All we've got to do is steward our hearts and time well. Here are some of my tips for growing and cultivating a deeper prayer life!
You pray. You wouldn’t say that you never pray. You pray before meals with your family. You’re always willing to lead out with prayer at church or bible study. But when the idea of a prayer life comes up you rack your brain for the last time you remember getting alone and talking to God.
The shame moves in like an old uninvited friend that you never know how to ask to leave. You love God. You believe that prayer is super important, but why can’t you seem to pray regularly? You know it’s been days, weeks, months and your new house guest, shame, convinces you that it is better to not think about it too much and instead keep moving forward.
Does this sound familiar to you? It could be the story of my Christian life up until a couple years ago. What do you do when you realize you haven’t prayed for far too long? Where do you start?
I don't know your story, but loss is loss. So whether you've lost a dream, a child, a relationship or whatever, that hurts. Your pain is valid, and mourning is a necessary process to healing. You are allowed to be sad and even angry. But I want you to know that you are not alone in your pain. God is there with you. Even if it is Him you are mad at (He's not intimidated by your anger by the way), He won't leave you. He's not uncomfortable with your sadness.
God is with you. He will see you through this season. I pray this post gives you some encouragement. I spent some time today going through and deepening it a bit so even if you've been here before I think it's worth the reread. Live blessed you guys and be kind, especially to yourselves today. Sincerely in Him, Andriana.
Hey guys! This week me and a couple of friends went to see Miracles from Heaven & it was so good! One of the main themes of the movie was the fact that we as believers are never alone. God never leaves us. Even when life is hard, His love remains steadfast and unconditional.
One of the greatest lies in my life has been that I am alone. I was battling this crazy lie yesterday and one of my go to methods (when I am tired of wallowing in self pity) is to put on some praise music and change my attitude and atmosphere.