Hello Sweet Cheer: Insta Friday: Patriotic Edition!

7.05.2013

Insta Friday: Patriotic Edition!

Pearls and Curls

Happy Friday, people!

     I hope your 4th of July holiday was as enjoyable as mine!  I got to spend some sweet sweet time with my family.  The fireworks were beautiful.  Side note...last night as I was watching the fireworks show I was reminded of an analogy told to me in Haiti last year.

     I was sitting on the grass in between my cousin Lily sitting in her daddy's lap and my cousin James sitting in his Grandad's lap.  As I was watching burst after burst I took some time to watch Lily and James' faces.  By looking at their faces it was so clear how beautiful the fireworks were.  Before even seeing the fireworks I could see the awe and amazement the fireworks created in them.  Their excitement was a fascinating description of how WONDERFUL what they were experiencing was.  This is exactly how people should see my face.  My awe and amazement of Jesus Christ should be so evident that before even meeting Jesus, others should see how great He is.  I just love the way that prompts and challenges us as believers.  As you continue this holiday weekend remember the men and women who have sacrificed for us, and allow your face to shine the effect of Jesus on your life.

On to Insta Friday...

 Lunch with these sweet girls!

 Trying out TC Shaved Ice in Garland!

I made some donut kabobs for breakfast on the 4th! 

Loved spending time with my Granny yesterday! 

My daddy and my sweet cousin, Collier!

     There you have it!  My 4th was wonderful.  I'm still chewing on the things the Lord has been teaching me and am excited about how He'll continue to stir in my heart this weekend.  Thanks for reading, friends!

Have a great weekend!


8 comments :

  1. ooo those donut kabobs look awesome! How come I've never thought of that? Gotta try this asap :-)

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    1. They are so yummy and super easy! Thanks for the comment, can't wait to check out your blog!!

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  2. Found your blog through TWB group. you're adorable and cannot wait to read more!! Collier is super cute too! haha :)

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    1. Ah thank you! I just joined and am so excited about meeting some new bloggers!

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  3. What a fun time!! Thanks for linking up :)

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  4. I love this post. SO MUCH. I've known Christ since I was in 7th grade and grew up in a Christian home. My roommate in college (and my bff) had just become a Christian right before college and she DIDN'T grow up in a Christian home. We would go to church together, and be singing a worship song that I've known for forever and I'd look over at her and she'd be crying with so much joy, awe, and love on her face. I was reminded all the time by her how much I took for granted because the Lord's love for me didn't seem so "new" like it did to her. She says that I helped her so much in her Christian walk, but I KNOW for sure that she taught me so much more. I now strive every day to look at things like a "new" Christian would. Thanks for this post! Found you through the TWB facebook group. :)

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    1. Wow, what an awesome testimony! I'm totally on the same page as you...it's a challenge sometimes when we grow up in such wonderful homes to look at things with a new perspective! Thanks so much for sharing! That story brightens my day!! Can't wait to check out your blog!

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