July 1, 2013

Sunday Style // Delicious Vintage

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polka dot blouse // thrifted
white lace embelished t-shirt  // Fred Meyer
white linen skirt // thrifted
brown flats // thrifted
bottle-cap necklace // won in a giveaway
bracelet // gifted

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You'll be seeing this hairstyle a lot this summer.  We're finally getting some hot weather up here in North Idaho and getting all of my hair up off of my neck is an absolute must now!  Hooray for sizzling weather just in time for the 4th of July!!  I'll definitely be jumping in the pond this week. *grin*  Anyway, I was very pleased with my outfit this Sunday.  I was aiming for cool, comfortable, and something that wasn't too snug around the waist since I sang with my brother at our church Music Night.  We sang In Christ Alone, one of my very favorite hymns.  A tight waistband is the last thing you need when you're trying to breath properly while combating intense stage fright. *wink*  Actually, I wasn't nearly as nervous as I was the first time, thanks very much to our sermon that morning.

The title was Faith vs. Fear.  We continued our study of the life of Abraham and focused on how fear was the opposite of faith.  It was a powerful message and exactly what I needed to hear!  Pastor gave us three verses to memorize to encourage us when fear is getting the better of our faith.  They're familiar to all of us and are 2 Timothy 1:7 (If you are fearful in a faith situation, the fear is not from God), Hebrews 13:5&6 (God is always with us), and Isaiah 26:3 (God wants us to trust Him).

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Question: What are some of your favorite Bible verses when you're feeling afraid?


  1. Oh my goodness I love that outfit!!! I so want that! Love how the tie-shirt looks! I so want to try that! Very summery!


  2. My favorite verse for when I'm feeling afraid is Psalm 23. Especially, "I will fear no evil, for thou art with me O Lord, thy rod and staff they comfort me."

    For some reason walking into the house from my car at night makes me image all sorts of scary things lurking in the dark around me. I often repeat Psalm 23.

  3. I'm afraid my favourite thing about fear is not directly from the Bible... it's in Screwtape Letters, where it says something like, fear makes us think of countless possible bad outcomes, and incapacitates our thinking so that we never realise that not all of them can come about at the same time... The point was, basically, that if you focus on God instead of trying to keep track of all those countless possible outcomes, you calm down and focus on what's important. Something along those lines.
    It's VERY helpful. I think it's basically a re-telling of what's in the Bible, with a kind of further reasoning of how exactly it works. I guess it made such an impact on me because I tend to read into the working of things (like tutorials) and then keep that in the back of my mind, so this kind of explanation helps me keep it in mind...

  4. Oh, and as Lisa mentioned, Psalm 23, especially in Dvořák's musical rendition, that helps a lot, too. :-)

  5. I love your blue dotted shirt with the flared white skirt! What a perfect summer outfit! and your hair style is so cute and stylish while being practical. So happy to hear that your confidence is gaining at being more out there! It takes time and practice to get over that shyness which can be paralyzing at times!

  6. Belle - I love the summery look, too! One of my fav summer outfits now:)

    Lisa - Psalm 23 is one of my favorite passages for a multitude of reasons, the top ones being it comforts me and I can relate because of my sheep. I think it very often gets over looked because it's so well known. People are used to it. But it's so powerful and uplifting!
    Thank you so much for sharing, Lisa!

    Hana-Marmota - Oh my, yes! The Lord has used C.S. Lewis' writings to encourage me, too. So wonderful and good to keep in mind.

    Winnie - Thanks:) It's so amazing how nothing seems quite so horrible once I've given it to the Lord. He takes the butterflies away and replaces them with His perfect peace. That, and I have an awesome and supportive church family. :)


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