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!
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.
Two 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.
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.
Often it seems people are stumped on how to grow and deepen their relationship with God. This is something I tend to struggle with but the truth is that Jesus made it super easy and super clear how to grow and thrive in our relationship with Him and our walk in this life. He even used plants as His example.
Today I wanted to share with you an explanation of the parable of the sower. You can find this parable in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20 & Luke 8:4-15. I personally think you should go read all of them. I spent years not understanding the meaning of the parable of the sower and just passing over it as I read. My husband got super excited about this story about a year ago and that inspired me to dive in and study it. In this parable Jesus tells a story about a sower who goes out to sow seed. The seed he scatters falls on four different types of soil and each type of soil gets a different result. After the parable Jesus explains what everything means.
We all have seasons in life where we feel beat down and wore out. Stress sneaks up on you and threatens to overwhelm you while you busy trying to beat worry into submission. Luckily the Bible has tons of verses for when you are needing strength. God is so good. Sometimes we forget that God is our strength. We waste time by wasting our own resources and when we’ve worn ourselves out and gotten in over our heads, God is there to restore and replenish.