Sunday, November 20, 2011

{My First Birchbox!}

My November Birchbox came this week! I was so excited when I saw the pink box laying on the kitchen table because I was not expecting it for a couple more weeks. For those of you who don't know what Birchbox is, it is basically a gift box that comes to your door each month with 4-5 personalized beauty samples for only $10! I learned about Birchbox from Kate with The Small Things Blog. She also inspired me to chop off my hair! Anyways, here is what came inside my box this month:

  1. Atelier Cologne - smells like, vanilla and amber and woodsy - very autumn! MJ approves! 
  2. Borghese | Fango Active Mud Mask - can't wait to try this mask! 
  3. LaRocca Skincare | Champagne & Shimmer Supreme Creme - put some on my hands. Left them really soft and slightly shimmery. Would look great on your chest or arms for a night out! 
  4. Zoya | Nail Polish in Izzy - can't wait to try this color. I'm waiting for a Christmas or NYE party! 
  5. Coasters from Two Paper Dolls - aren't they cute? They have all sorts of designs on their website
I can't wait for next month's Birchbox! 


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

{approach problems with a light touch}

"Jesus Calling" Daily Devotional by
November 15th

Approach problems with a light touch. When your mind moves toward a problem area, you tend to focus on that situation so intensely that you lose sight of Me. You pit yourself against the difficulty as if you had to conquer it immediately. Your mind gears up for battle, and your body becomes tense and anxious. Unless you achieve total victory, you feel defeated.

There is a better way. When a problem starts to overshadow your thoughts, bring this matter to Me. Talk with Me about it and look at it in the Light of My Presence. This puts some much-needed space between you and your concern, enabling you to see from My perspective. You will be surprised at the results. Sometimes you may even laugh at yourself for being so serious about something so insignificant.

You will always face trouble in this life. But more importantly, you will always have Me with you, helping you to handle whatever you encounter. Approach problems with a light touch by viewing them in My revealing Light.

PSALM 89:15; JOHN 16:33

Anxiety about problems or situations? Yep. 

Worried about events that haven't even happened yet? Yep, that's me again.

Lord, help me to bring my problems to you, to see situations in your Light.