Righteousness and Law. Which One Would You Choose?

I know that it is not my blogging day.  But I was given a very hard topic in school to write about, and I thought I could hit two bird with one stone by posting it on here as well.  So here it goes!

My topic is on abortion today.  Would I pick righteousness or law?

Righteousness and Law; which ones as Christians, should we follow?  We are told in the Bible to listen to the leaders over us.

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The Bible also says to not murder.

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But, what do we do when our governing authorities are allowing thousands of abortions?  That is what you call being stuck between a rock and a hard place.  This is one of those things that you need to pray about fervently, and decide for yourself.  But personally, I have made my decision on this topic.  It may be legal in certain states to take a babies life, but I don’t agree with it at all!  This is one of those times that I have to contradict what some of our governing authorities are allowing.  In 2014, 926,200 abortions were made in the U.S. alone.  You guys, that is 926,200 babies; living beings!  That breaks my heart.

Some women may argue that in America there is freedom of choice, and they should have rights as women.  Yes, but what about those thousands of babies rights?  We can speak out as women and make choices as women.  Those babies are helpless.  They can’t yell out that they have rights as human beings too.  They can’t say that they want to live.  They are stuck; completely helpless to what fate is chosen for them.

We have men and women dying everyday, so that we can live a life of freedom.  Shouldn’t those babies have the right to a life of freedom?  It may seem harsh, but this is what I truly believe.

Conclusion:  In this instance I would have to pick righteousness over law.  There is no doubt about it in my mind.  What would you choose?

My Face Washing Routine for Oily Acne Prone Skin/ $23.23

Hey everybody!  The other day I started a new face washing routine that I want to share with you.  Next month I will let you guys know how my face has been reacting to it.  So far my face has done well, but you always have to give it about a month before you know how well your face wash is doing.  I was doing some more expensive face wash, but I wanted to do something more affordable.   Keep in mind that I have oily and very much acne prone skin

Here are the products I have been using:

At night:

Wash my makeup off with baby soap.  (Around $4.00 depending on what brand you get.  I get Johnson’s)

Use my Equate Breakout Control face wash. ($3.68)

 

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I use this because it has Benzoyl Peroxide to fight the acne.

 

Than I go in with Equate Exfoliating Scrub to clear out all dead skin. ($3.47)

 

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So far I really like this stuff.  It exfoliates without being too harsh.  It also has a cool sensation after your done cleansing, which I like.

That is it for face washing.  As you can see I have quite a few steps for this.  If you want, you can use a makeup remover of your choice instead of Baby soap.  I just use baby soap because it takes off all my makeup, and is gentle on the skin.  I also only use BB cream.  I don’t have a whole lot of makeup on, on a daily bases.

 

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T.N Dickinson Witch Hazel. ($2.88)

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I use this to get off all of the extra face wash, that maybe didn’t get rinsed off.  It also is supposed to help with inflammation.

 

Moisturizer 

NOW Solutions Grapeseed Oil.  ($8.23)

 

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I use this every night to moisturize it after drying it out with all my washing.  For all you people with oily skin, moisturize your face!  It will help you soooooo much in decreasing oil production.  I have heard that oils are one of the best ways to do that.

 

Morning 

I just use the Equate exfoliating scrub when I wake up.  Than I do my whole makeup routine.  I will tell you guys about my makeup routine next month if you are interested.

 

That is it.  I think it takes me about five minutes to do the whole routine.  Really not as long as you think.  I will let you know how it turns out next month.  And that is all for my face washing routine, for oily acne prone skin.  Keep in mind that I am not a professional in any sort of way as you read this.

Thank you for reading!  If you have any questions or have products that help you with your skin, please let me know in comments below.  I would love to know!

Britt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Year, New You

I am once again posting a day early.

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New year, New you!  I was thinking about that common saying the other day and actually pondered what it meant.  If you think about it, do you really want a new you?  I mean, the start of the year is a great way to start afresh, set new goals.  But, you can also use the new year to ponder back on those things that you had accomplished and and learned from, making you a better person.  What about those goals that you set last year?  Did you accomplish them? If so, did they make you a better person?  Are you going to continue to keep those same goals that you set the year before?  Instead of setting completely new goals and trying to become a completely new you, how about we take the things that we learned and set from the old year and bring them into the new year, ALONG with our new goals.

Just something I had been thinking about.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

 

I know this was a short post, so I thought I would also put down my own little schedule for this blog.  I have the first and last Friday of the month.  I thought I could use the first Friday of the month to blog on inspirational posts, thinking posts (like today’s), and different posts like that.  The last Friday of the month I thought I could use to do routines, some of my own little stories, diy’s, and to show some of my favorite recipes.

What do you think?

Tell me what kind of post you would like to see the end of this month. 🙂

Happy New Year once again!

Britt

 

God Is Forgiving And Mericful

So, I’m going to use this post to complete a school assignment.  My assignment was to pick five bible verses on God’s mercy and forgiveness and write down what those verses mean to me.

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God’s forgiveness is a great example for us to forgive each other.  We have no right to God’s forgiveness and love, but he still loves us more than we can imagine!

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The Lord is always there for us, he is always ready to forgive and wipe our slate clean.  All we need to do is hand him our mess ups and ask for his forgiveness.

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When Jesus died for us he gave mercy and forgiveness.  When he died for us, Jesus showed that he loved us, even when we don’t deserve it.

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God having mercy on us is a great example to us.  He is telling us in this verse to have mercy on others just like he had mercy on us.

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This is God talking to Moses about how patient he had been with the Israelites.  No matter what we do God always has mercy for us.  We have a God slow to anger and abounding in love.  I’m so glad for my sake!

 

And, that is all five verses.  Whew!  What did some of these verses mean to you?  Please let me and other readers know in comments below. 🙂

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Faith

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Faith, is almost mysterious, right?  It’s believing in something that you can’t see.  And for some people that can be really hard to grasp.  Most of us need to physically see something to believe it.  But do you know as believers we can see physical results of our faith?  People hearts being changed, people healing from conditions that are almost impossible to survive from, needs being met from day to day and feeling Jesus’ presence in us.  I think that we can forget that.  Remember, we serve the same God that the disciples of the Bible did.  So, if you are going through a hard time of believing, remember that!

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The Truth of A Friend

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I’m so sorry that I’m a day late with my posting.  I hope you all don’t mind that I’m posting a day late.

Today, I’m talking about the truth of  a friend.  These two proverbs I posted up top, are ones that I read the other day for school.  As I read them I kind of pondered what they meant.  So, this is what I thought…

  1. A True friend ALWAYS tells the truth… I think now of days we are always so busy trying to impress our friends and are always so busy trying to stay on their good side, we forget to build each other up.  As Christian friends, we are supposed to build each other up and lead each other in the faith.  For example: If you start going down the wrong path and start into some sin, would you want your friends to show you the corrections and help you towards the right path?  Maybe, at the moment you wouldn’t; you would want them to leave you alone and let you run your own life.  But, what if what you were doing was going to hurt you, and you just couldn’t see it at the time?  You would probably feel pretty grateful.  I know I would.  And I think your friend would feel pretty grateful too.  So, please tell the truth with each other.  In the end, telling the truth will help grow your relationship as friends.
  2.  Do it with love… Notice that Proverbs 17:17 says, A friend loves at all times.  Maybe, you are going to a friend to talk about a decision they made that you don’t completely agree with.  When you get there you start yelling at them, telling them how stupid they were to make that decision.  Do you think they would respond very well?  Remember,  you are going to them about the problem because you care about them, and you want what’s best for them.  Go to them gently, just tell them how you are feeling with love.  They will respond much better.

 

So, that’s what I got out of those two proverbs.  What did you get out of these proverbs?  Let me know in comments below.

See you guys later!

Britt

Grandma Rosemary’s Sugar Cookies

 

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I thought I would do something a little different than what I usually do and share one of my favorite recipe’s with you.  Grandma Rosemary was actually my great grandma who I sadly never got to meet, but I heard she was a great lady!

Here’s the recipe!

1/2 C butter (not margarine)

1/2 C lard/ shortening

1 t. vanilla

2 C flour

1 1/2 C sugar

3 egg yolks

1 t. soda

1 t. cream of tartar

Directions 

Sift flour, tartar and soda.  Cream butter, lard and add sugar, vanilla and egg yolks.  Add dry ingredients.  Make into balls with teaspoon.  (Will crack on top) Bake 12-15 minutes at 325 degrees.  

And I think that’s all!  Let me know if you try it out!

 

Our Future!

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Sorry guys, I was supposed to post this last Friday and completely forgot.  I was hoping that it would be fine just to post it now.  Sorry that it is in late. 😦

Hi everybody!  So I thought I would do a post talking about our future.

I know for me myself there will be times that I will think about my future.  What will I do when I graduate?  Will I go to college?  If so, what will I want to take in college? How will I know when God has the right husband for me?

All of those questions.

And I have a verse I want to share with you that I like to remember when I think of my future.  Thinking about your life ahead can sometimes be exciting and sometimes scary.

It’s a verse that I have to say is one of my favorites, (although I could say that about a lot of verses). 🙂

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God has our best thought in mind.  That’s very comforting, don’t you agree?

So remember that verse when you are wondering about your life’s next step.

Do you ever wonder about your future?  What do you think about when you think of your future?

Let me know in comments below

 

In His Hands

So, I was listening to a sermon the other day by James McDonald.  I’m not sure if you have heard of him before.  Anyways, he said something that impacted me greatly, and I’m not completely sure why.  I mean, it’s something I’ve heard before; but when he said it, it really hit me.

He said something like this, “Always remember that when you are going through hard times, that God will always have you in His loving hands.”

It wasn’t those exact words, but he was saying the same thing.  And it was amazing to think about!  So I Just thought I would share it with all of you.

Always remember that God has you in His loving arms when you are going through hard times.

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