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Bad Relationship Advice from Disney Princesses

At some point in our childhood, we all wanted to be a Disney princess. Now that we are grownups, going back and watching those movies is so different. We catch…

At some point in our childhood, we all wanted to be a Disney princess. Now that we are grownups, going back and watching those movies is so different. We catch things that went right over our heads as kids, things like how dysfunctional their relationships are! As much as we love the princesses, they’ve made some questionable dude decisions. Here are the top 5 pieces of really bad relationship advice Disney princesses give us.

  1. Pretending you are something you aren’t is a great way to begin a relationship: Cinderella, for example. She pretended to be a princess so the prince would fall in love with her. This is just bad. In our case, it could be pretending you like certain things to impress the guy you are dating. In the end, being someone you aren’t is deceiving, even if your intentions are good. Just be yourself! This can also go the other way, and the guy can be lying about who he really is. Aladdin is totally guilty of this. It causes huge strain on your relationship when you learn that person isn’t who you thought they were.
  2. Spend all of your time waiting for the love of your life to show up: Nope, don’t be Rapunzel. Get out there and show ‘em who’s boss! Don’t wait for them to come to you, put yourself out there.
  3. You can change the person you are dating: Belle. The Beast. Enough said. Trying to “save” the person you are dating and turn them into your ideal man is not the way a healthy relationship goes. Your guy should be striving to be the best person he can be, and you should be doing the same. It is not your responsibility to “save” them. That’s God’s job.
  4. Finding the right guy solves all of life’s problems: Yes, we all want our own happily ever after. But the idea of finding the guy and having the fairytale ending is just that, a fairytale. Life is hard. Life throws you curves. But that is half the fun! Going through life’s battles with your guy by your side makes you stronger, and also helps you appreciate the good times.

I know we all have wished that life could “Bibbity Bobbity Boo” a little relationship luck our way. Disney princesses don’t always have the keys to life, my friends!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Recover from Failure

Failing is part of life, but no one said it has to be an easy part. It can make you feel depressed, inadequate, and can sometimes be embarrassing. Rejection is…

Failing is part of life, but no one said it has to be an easy part. It can make you feel depressed, inadequate, and can sometimes be embarrassing. Rejection is tough, and how you deal with it can really determine how successful and happy you are. Being resilient is such an important quality have. Resilience is the ability to take failure and rise above it! How do you get over failure and persevere through it? Here are 4 ways to be resilient.

  1. Don’t ignore your emotions: Looking at the bright side of a situation isn’t always realistic, especially when you are feeling like a failure. Let yourself feel the sad emotions, don’t try to push them down. Once you have allowed yourself to feel the negative emotions you leave room for the positive ones to take over!
  2. Be realistically optimistic: Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies, we all know that. Just know life has ups and downs and that life isn’t going to be easy all of the time. Keep a positive outlook on things, but also be realistic.
  3. Have a strong support system: This is so important. Always having a strong network of friends and family that support you is vital for when you come across hard times. They will be right there by your side when times get tough and will help you back up when you fall. They can build your happiness back up and make you feel more resilient!
  4. Be grateful: Appreciate all of the positive things in your life, take joy in your victories no matter how small they are. When you are positive even about the small things, the big things don’t seem so bad. Have an attitude of gratitude and be thankful for everything going RIGHT in life.

Life is tough, but you are tougher!

XOXO, Chels

 

 

 

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Post-Workout Skin Care Routine

I love going to the gym. It helps me calm my mind and makes me feel refreshed and strong. The only downfall of visiting the gym is that I seem…

I love going to the gym. It helps me calm my mind and makes me feel refreshed and strong. The only downfall of visiting the gym is that I seem to break out after I go. I looked up why this was the case, and it was because I wasn’t treating my skin the way I should! After we workout, our pores are wide open which means that they are open to bacteria and makeup residue. Your skin is super vulnerable after a visit to the gym. Here are a few ways that I found to keep your skin healthy after hitting the gym or the trail.

 

  1. Make sure your makeup is gone before you work out. Use a makeup wipe to quickly and easily clear your skin. Do this so that your sweat can filter out of your pores freely instead of getting trapped by your makeup.
  2. Use skin products that don’t irritate. Using a harsh cleanser after you workout is not doing your skin any favors! Spray a facial toner on your skin post-workout to soothe and calm your skin.
  3. If you can’t get to a shower, use healthy ingredients to wash your face. Makeup wipes with natural cleansers like lavender are a great and handy way to quickly and easily get your skin clean of sweat and build-up after a workout.
  4. Keep your skin care kit on hand. If you workout before work or school, or you typically have to go somewhere other than home after a workout, keep your skincare essentials in a small travel bag. This is a great way to make sure that you get your skin cleansed before going anywhere, plus it will make you feel refreshed when you are on the go.

Keeping your skin clean is the key to kicking breakouts to the curb!

XOXO, Chels

 

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5 Picture Editing Hacks for the Best Quality Pics

I love taking pictures and updating my Instagram feed.  It’s something that I find fun and entertaining!  Every time I post a picture, I like to make sure it has…

I love taking pictures and updating my Instagram feed.  It’s something that I find fun and entertaining!  Every time I post a picture, I like to make sure it has the best edit and quality it can have.  So, if you’re like me, here are 5 picture editing hacks to ensure you the best Instagram worthy pics! 🙂

  • Play around with the exposure. When it comes to taking pictures, lighting is everything.  Adjust the exposure and brightness of your photo to make sure you can clearly see the quality of the picture!
  • Try out VSCO. VSCO is a pro editing app that has all your photo editing needs! There are tons of different filters that edit your picture in a variety of ways so you can pick your favorite one! You can change anything on your picture from brightness to color.Chelsea Crockett - VSCO
  • Sharpen it up. The sharpening tool should become your new best friend!  It can make a picture go from blurry to sharp at the click of a button. I use this tool on almost all of my pictures!
  • Enhance the highlights and shadows. Although you may be more unfamiliar with these effects, you can increase or decrease the highlights and shadows in your pic to your liking!  These can even help sharpen up your picture by eliminating too much highlight or too many shadows.
  • Turn up the saturation. If you want some more pop of color in your photo, turn up the saturation!  I love bringing out the bright colors and making the picture more fun!

Have any other creative tips for me?  Share with me below!

Xoxo – Chels

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Too Blessed to be Stressed

No matter what stage or phase of life you are in, there is a pretty good chance that you are facing at least some sort of stress. Whether it be…

No matter what stage or phase of life you are in, there is a pretty good chance that you are facing at least some sort of stress. Whether it be minor or major stress, it is taking its toll on you nonetheless. How we manage that anxiety can really determine our outlook on life and also our moods. Here are a few bible verses to help you manage your stress.

  1. Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for well-being, and not for calamity, in order to give you a future and a hope.
  2. Proverbs 29:11 – The fool vents all his feelings, but the wise person keeps them to himself.
  3. Proverbs 3:5-6- Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not depend on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
  4. Ephesians 4:26: Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set while you are still angry.
  5. Ephesians 4:31-32: Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in the Messiah.
  6. Matthew 6:19-21:“Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.  But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal, because where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
  7. Hebrews 12:6: For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he punishes every son he accepts.”

We’re too blessed to be stressed!

XOXO, Chels

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Why Weightlifting is Good For You

Usually when I think of working out, I think of doing cardio. I think of running or biking or doing short exercise circuits. Fitness experts are saying that weight lifting…

Usually when I think of working out, I think of doing cardio. I think of running or biking or doing short exercise circuits. Fitness experts are saying that weight lifting is just as or even more important than getting that cardio in! When I say weight lifting I don’t mean getting huge bulky muscles or bench pressing your body weight. Light lifting can actually help you get slim, toned, and in the best shape ever! Here is the deets.  416F66RTE0L._SX300_

  1. You will melt more fat: For real. Researchers have found that people who lift weights shed 6 more pounds of fat than those who only did cardio.
  2. Boost your metabolism: As you get older you begin to lose muscle mass, which can tank your metabolism. Lifting weights and building muscle keeps your metabolism kicking!
  3. You will burn through more cals: Your body continues to burn calories even after your workout is done when you lift weights. This is because your muscles have to work extra hard to repair their fibers!
  4. You will catch more Zzz’s: Strength training helps you improve your quality of sleep and helps you fall asleep faster.

In the past, weight lifting has not been my favorite thing in the world, but I have been making sure to work some weight training into my exercise routines because I know it will help me maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle!

XOXO, Chels

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Water Beauty Benefits: Are They Real?

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all…

I don’t know about you, but I constantly hear about the benefits of drinking lots of water.  I was always skeptical if it had as many beauty benefits as all the supermodels and celebrities say it has.  After I did some research, I found out it really is all it’s cracked up to be!  Here are some water beauty benefits that truly are beneficial and some that are simply myths!

Chelsea Crockett - Water BenefitsYou always hear people with perfect skin say, “I started drinking a ton of water and my skin cleared up so quickly.”  Although water helps with the process of eliminating acne, it isn’t the only success factor.  When most people say this, they usually do things like cut out soda, eat healthier, etc.  So although drinking your daily amount of water helps, lifestyle changes are usually put into practice, as well.

That being said, it also has it’s skin benefits.  If you have dry skin, drinking more water will give your skin the moisture it needs.  Water is also known for flushing out toxics and bacteria in your body.  So, it will also help get rid of that nasty bacteria in your pores, too!  It not as much helps with the appearance of your skin, but with the health of it.  It’ll help pump up your skin and revitalize your pores!

So, now you know!  Everywhere you go, take a bottle of water with you. You’ll see the magic happen right before your eyes!

XOXO – Chelsea

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5 Easy Lifestyle Boosts to Try for Yourself

If you want a feel-good boost for your body, you can always do the basic “work out more” or “eat healthier” thing, but how many times do we actually carry…

If you want a feel-good boost for your body, you can always do the basic “work out more” or “eat healthier” thing, but how many times do we actually carry through with it?  And how long do we actually keep it going when we do?  Here are a few lifestyle boosts that are easy to keep up with and will benefit both your body and mood!

  • Drink more water. Chelsea Crockett - Water I’ve always heard this and thought “yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever,” but it really pays off and makes your body feel all-around better!  Carry around a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go and you won’t even realize how much water you’re drinking throughout the day.
  • Make daily to-do lists.  Checking off tasks on a to-do list is scientifically proven to boost your mood.  It gives you a feeling of accomplishment and success even if it’s completing something super small!
  • Stick to a bedtime and wakeup time.  Once again, science proves that this will benefit both your mind and body greatly.  You’ll feel less tired and more motivated to take on the day!
  • Start your day with a cup of coffee and some time with God.  I know for me, starting the day out by talking to God refreshes me more than anything (and some caffeine doesn’t hurt either!).
  • Don’t use your phone an hour before bed.  Your phone screen gives off blue light that actually keeps your brain awake and alert.  So when you lay down and play on your phone to “make yourself tired,” it’s actually doing the opposite!

I hope you consider giving these a try!  With a little determination, you can make all of these lifestyle boosts an everyday habit!

XO – Chelsea

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It Isn’t About You

Do you ever just sit back and reflect on how short our lives really are? They are literally a blip on the radar, a speck on a timeline. We are…

Do you ever just sit back and reflect on how short our lives really are? They are literally a blip on the radar, a speck on a timeline. We are such a small piece of the puzzle. So, if we are just a piece, how can we think that the whole thing is about us?

Remembering that we get to live our lives for Jesus is important. We don’t HAVE to live our lives for Him, we GET to. Keeping God the center of our lives is crucial. I know it can be tough, there are so many things to do in a day and so little time to do them. How can we remember to make sure Jesus is at the center of everything we do? Some days it is harder than others. I can get caught up in my own life and forget that it isn’t about me. We all have days when we have a hard time “fitting God in” with our busy schedules. Just remember, we are not the main piece of the puzzle. We should not be trying to fit God into our life’s puzzle, we should be trying to fit ourselves into His master work of art.

The short time that we are allowed on this planet should be lived intentionally. Your piece of the puzzle is crucial to the finished product. The things you do and say, the way you present yourself and go through life, those things make a big difference. YOU make a difference. Don’t think that the things that happen in your life don’t matter to God, because they do. Big and small. The same detail that he put into creating the smallest fish in the sea to the largest mountain on the planet is the care he put into creating you. He has given you an invitation to enjoy His goodness. Let others see Jesus’s good works through you. Trust that God can take care of everything in our lives way better than we can handle them ourselves. We just hand over control to Him.

Trust me, I know all about life getting busy. Remembering to live for Jesus every day is easy when you make it a part of your life. Because remember, it isn’t about you. Take your daily dose of humble and step out the door ready to show others what it looks like to live for someone else other than themselves. That, after all, is what our generation needs to see more of. More people ready to surrender themselves and live for others, not be so caught up in themselves that they miss the joy of living in Christ.

Chels

 

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God Will Never Stop Loving You

I am going to admit it, sometimes I feel downright unlovable. I mess up, make mistakes, I say the wrong things, and in the end it can make me feel…

I am going to admit it, sometimes I feel downright unlovable. I mess up, make mistakes, I say the wrong things, and in the end it can make me feel like I do not deserve the love of the ones I care about. Human relationships and feelings of love can fade or disappear over time. Luckily, God’s word reminds us that He will never stop loving us.

1 Timothy 1:15-16 is an awesome reminder that no one is unlovable. “What I say is true and all the world should receive it. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners from their sin and I am the worst sinner. And yet God had loving-kindness for me. Jesus Christ used me to show how long He will wait for even the worst sinners. In that way, others will know they can have life that lasts forever also.” God loves everyone the same, whether a saint or a sinner, whether a prisoner or a preacher. No matter how many times you sin, God’s mercy is never ending, and as many times as you ask for forgiveness, He will give it to you every time.

Jesus created you and knows your name. You are His, so how could He stop loving you? He knows our happiness, our struggles, our fears and our dreams. You matter to God that much. He made each of us as a unique person and wants to have a relationship with us. When you think of Him that way, it helps you understand that He will always love you.

God loved you even before Jesus died on the cross for you. That is what John 3:16 tells us. Even in our failure, God is full of love for us. Think about His sacrifice, watching His son die on the cross for your sin. To understand His love for you just imagine a father sacrificing his son so that you could be saved. That is the greatest love of all. Ephesians 2:4-6 is a great description of this, saying “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.”

We can also be sure of God’s love. He loves us now and will love us for all of eternity. But what if you fail? Sometimes you feel as though God has lost His love for you. When we disobey or sin, He does not stop loving us. But, when we sin, our fellowship with Him is interrupted. All we have to do to reconnect is confess our sin.

In the middle of your crazy life, when you feel disconnected or unloved, God loves you. This will never ever change.

 

Chels

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Those Who Walk with God, Always Reach Their Destination

If we had a compass that showed us the right way whenever we came to a crossroad, we would walk through life stress-free and confident. If I could predict the…

If we had a compass that showed us the right way whenever we came to a crossroad, we would walk through life stress-free and confident.

If I could predict the next 10 years of my life, I’d have no problem putting all my trust in the future and depending on myself for security and happiness.

Why is it so hard for us to feel secure in our future when we know the one who planned it is holding it in his hands?

If anything, this should give us more security than anything in the world.

When we walk through seasons of our life, it’s easy to forget that God is walking right beside us. If we could see him, we would see that he never leaves our side, not once.  If we were perfect Christians, we would do the same, sticking by his side at all times as well.

Luke 9:23 says, “Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’”

God doesn’t just ask us to follow him. He asks us to take up our cross and deny ourselves.

This verse is proof that walking with God is not always the easiest path. You will face struggles and persecution, but God is still there in the midst of it all.

He wants us to deny ourselves, prioritizing his commands over our own wants and desires. Whether you prioritize sleep, a social life, a reputation, etc., we should forget about it all in the presence of God.

The closer you walk with God, the less room for anything to come in between.” The closer you cling to him, the harder it is for the devil to work in your life. God wants us to succeed! He wants us to strengthen our dependence on him and follow the path he created for us.

The devil’s not the only enemy that tries to throw you off your path. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.”

Sometimes we ourselves are our greatest enemy! We try to control our plans and focus on what we want instead of what God wants.

I know for me, my thoughts can completely take over. My thoughts say one thing while the Bible says the other. Although our way seems more appealing at times, God’s way is full of endless joy and peace.

It’s been proven to me time after time that God’s way is the best way. He never fails us and never points us in the wrong direction. It was when I truly believed this that I began to give up the ways of this world and take on the ways of his Word.

I encourage you to do the same and reach your destination with the person who determined it.

– Chels

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Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman

Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the Bible. If there was one book with enough instruction on how a godly woman should live, it would be this one….

Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the Bible.

If there was one book with enough instruction on how a godly woman should live, it would be this one.

In today’s society, it can be easy to get caught up in how the world wants us girls to act. We should try to focus on how God views us, instead of how the world views us.

This chapter of Proverbs portrays a woman who values God, strength, and generosity from beginning to end. I wanted to break it apart, verse by verse, and see how we can grow into the godly woman God created us to be!

  • She lacks nothing of value. 

I always read this verse and never knew what it was truly saying. God wants us to value the things he values. He values fellowship, forgiveness, love, and so many other things. We should strive to acquire patience, grace, and all of the characteristics he wants us to have.

  • She works vigorously with eager hands.

This verse reminds me to be as hardworking and diligent as I can, in all things I do. Whether it’s my schoolwork or videos for my YouTube channel, I try to put my all into it and give it 110%.

  • She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

Have you ever tried giving some of your time to those in need? This isn’t the only verse in the Bible that encourages us to do so. Jesus was always helping, always serving, and always dedicated to others. Try it out for yourself and see how both your heart and perspective change. 

  • She is clothed with strength and dignity.

As women, we should hold ourselves to high standards. We should remember that with God, being our provider, we will always have all that we need! We should walk through our lives with our heads up high, knowing we can face whatever comes our way.

  • She has no fear of the future.

With strength, comes confidence. As Jeremiah 29:11 says, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord.” We can be confident in knowing that the God of creation has already declared our plans for the future. 

  • She speaks with wisdom.

We should all strive to be quick to listen and slow to anger. We should speak through truth and use our wisdom to guide us. We should be that person in our friend group that can be the voice of reason and leads by example.

  • She fears the Lord.

This characteristic is above all others. A godly woman should fear the Lord and abide by him in any and every situation. Dive deep into the word and begin to feel his presence all around you.

How will you put this into practice? Will you work toward strength, wisdom, and fearing the Lord? Be the light in other people’s lives so they can see how a godly woman should live!

– Chels

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You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

Do you ever hang out with someone and eventually find yourself talking and acting like they do? It could be in the simplest ways like catching onto their unique phrases…

Do you ever hang out with someone and eventually find yourself talking and acting like they do?

It could be in the simplest ways like catching onto their unique phrases or picking up on certain mannerisms.  Regardless, in the littlest ways we start to become the people we surround ourselves with.

In high school, when I would hang out with girls that gossiped and indulged themselves in drama, I started to do the same. I’d catch myself participating in conversations I had no business participating in.

Throughout my life, I’d have friends that constantly brought me down and continuously brought negativity to every situation. I noticed that bad moods are contagious, and moodiness can have a domino effect.

God encourages his followers to pick their “teammates” wisely. Choose the people who are going to make you enjoy life and spur you on to be a better follower of Christ.

This verse puts it perfectly.

Proverbs 13:20 says, “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

I know I’m not the only one who has experienced this firsthand. When we surround ourselves with those who are wise and have a good head on their shoulders, we are influenced for the better. When we surround ourselves with those who’re foolish, we are more likely to stumble and fall off our path.

Booker T. Washington said it best: “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

God didn’t create us to be alone. He wants us to have fellowship with other believers more than anything! When you find people that click with you and encourage you to be a better person, that’s when you know you’ve found good people to surround yourself with.

You should have a good balance of people around you who are a positive influence on you and people who you can be a positive influence on them. As much as we want to be around people who make us a better person, we should also be that person for others who need a good influence!

Lastly, take a look at Hebrews 10:24. It says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…”

Everyone in your group of friends should be responsible for spurring one another on. God tells us to do it, and encourages us to be the change we want to see in others. Motivate each other toward love and doing good things for others. It takes one person to make a difference, and the rest will soon follow!

Choose your team carefully. Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Surround yourself with people who have contagious positivity and encouragement.

Surround yourself with people that make you fall in love with God even more. These are the people that are going to help YOU become a better person in all areas of your life.

– Chels

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Proof that You are Worth it

Everyone deserves to feel like they are worth their weight in gold. They deserve to feel valued, treasured, and adored. The only person who can make you feel that way,…

Everyone deserves to feel like they are worth their weight in gold. They deserve to feel valued, treasured, and adored. The only person who can make you feel that way, whatever place you are at in your life or wherever you are, is Jesus. We go through so much every day. The world is a harsh, scary, sad place sometimes and it can be hard to endure some days. But you know what? God is always rooting for us. He is always in the stands, ready to whip out his pom poms and cheer us on to victory. If you ever feel like you aren’t worth His love or that you are not enough, I encourage you to read these next verses. They will help give you a glimpse at how God feels b72e634fe183d2010db7309d1e7b4b37about you.

  1. “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places of Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:4, 6
  2. “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6
  • We are works in progress, but He isn’t done working in us yet! He has a unique purpose for each and every one of us.
  1. “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” Romans 8:16-17
  • Hear that? We are heirs of Christ! Also, God says our suffering for him will only bring us honor in heaven.
  1. The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” Psalm 138:8
  • Like I said, he has a purpose for you!
  1. ”I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.”
    Isaiah 43:25
  • You know that sin you are so ashamed of? He wiped it away. Gone. See ya.

We are so loved! So valued! So treasured by Jesus! He says you are worthy, and if Jesus says it you KNOW it is true.  You are so worth it!

XOXO, Chels

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What Does it Mean to Be Pure of Heart?

Growing up in church, I would frequently hear the pastor say to have a “clean heart” or to be “pure in heart.” I always wondered what it meant and why…

Growing up in church, I would frequently hear the pastor say to have a “clean heart” or to be “pure in heart.” I always wondered what it meant and why it was so important. I decided to do a little research to find out. Here is what I found.

Being pure in heart means that you have a heart that your heart is clean of sin, it has been purified by Jesus dying on the cross. Your sins have been forgiven and your slate is washed clean. It also means your thoughts are pure, they are not prideful, discontent, faviconimpatient, angry, or envious. You strive to do things that please God and your behaviors reflect how God would want you to act. Your intentions are pure, and you are not hateful or greedy. The only way to be pure of heart is to give your life to Jesus and ask him to cleanse you of your sins! God makes our hearts pure. Psalm 51:10 says “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

It is so hard to be pure of heart. As humans, it is easy to give into greed, anger, selfishness, pride, discontent, and impatience. It is hard to keep our thoughts and actions pure. But you know what rocks? God forgives us for that! He cleanses us and makes us white as snow. He loves you no matter your mistakes and impurities. In order to be close to God, we need to strive to have a pure heart for Him.

XOXO, Chels

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Biblical Tips on How To Avoid Social Media Drama

Social media drama: Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we have all been involved in it one way or another, whether we were the one who started it or…

Social media drama: Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we have all been involved in it one way or another, whether we were the one who started it or an innocent bystander. Whatever the case, it is never a pleasant experience. As a Christian I try to hold myself to a code of higher “social media ethics” and take the higher road, but petty arguments, rude comments, and subtweets sometimes test my patience. To avoid the hurt, annoyance, and all around nastiness of social media drama, here are 5 ways to avoid it that are inspired by the Bible.

  1. Never comment when you are angry: Proverbs 15:1 says: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh answer stirs up anger.” Your quick-tempered comment might sound great today, but tomorrow you will probably regret it.
  2. Tame your jealousy monster: So your best friend and her boyfriend are totally cute and post completely adorable selfies all over their timeline and you are 100% single. So what? Be happy that they are happy! Social media brings out the jealousy in all of us, but just remember that although they take cute pictures and make cute statuses, things aren’t always flowers and rainbows for them.
  3. WWJP?: This stands for “what would Jesus post?” and this is pretty self-explanatory. It goes for comments as well as posts. Knowing what is appropriate to post and what isn’t will save you lots of drama in the long run!
  4. Forgive and forget: As Elsa would say, “Let it go!” Let your social media grudge go. Jesus calls us to forgive. Yeah, it is hard, but you will be so much better for it in the end!01250cc2d6220796a463b5c7b03a476e

Social media can be great, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it can be more of a hassle than anything! As the Bible says in Philippians 4:8, we are to focus on the things that are right and noble and pure and admirable. This goes for Facebook! Let your page reflect you as a Christ follower and let it be a platform for God to use you as an example for others!

XOXO, Chels

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