New Directions Sweater – Goodwill $3.95 | New Directions Jumpsuit – Belk $16.99 | H&M Purse – Goodwill $3
This year I didn’t make new year’s resolutions but set a few goals that I’ll be sharing with you next week. What are your 2015 goals?
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
Luke 2:6-7 (NLT)
I love THRIFT but I cheat on him from time to time with CLEARANCE! October-December is one of the best times of year to catch the up to 50-75% clearance and of end of season sales. I will definitely be doing a little retail therapy at a few after Christmas sales.
FYI – If you are in the Triad area, the Belk’s at Four Season’s Town Center in Greensboro, NC is going out of business. Everything was up to 70% off last week.
Where are your favorite places to shop after Christmas?
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:28 (NLT)
In less than two years, everything that I thought I knew about my life suddenly changed. I ended an 8+ year relationship, was fired from my job, found a temp job that ended after a few months, survived with no income for 8 weeks, and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. In the middle of the worst, I remember sitting in my bed, in the dark, too numb to cry, scream, or even pray. So I started thanking God for what I had: my life, health, and strength. I thanked Him for the love, support, and encouragement from friends and family who had no idea what was underneath my smile. I thanked Him for the ones who didn’t call, revealing the fake people that I once surrounded myself who had disguised themselves as friends. I thanked Him for the ability to pray for others when I couldn’t even pray for myself. The most important thing that I thanked God for that night and many other nights just like it, was the struggle, the uncomfortable place of having no one, nothing but Him. Out of the struggle I discovered a strength that I didn’t know existed before. My FAITH was increased and my PURPOSE was made clear: motivation, inspiration, and showing the world the love of Jesus Christ.