Currently… 

Reading… The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson.

Listening… to the piano guys.

Thinking… about the future.

Feeling… excited about my upcoming dance performance.

Trying… to play a song on the piano.

Watching… food network and full house.

Dancing… to All I Ask of You by Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson.

Enjoying… the little things in life.

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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.

 

Toner

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things I learned in 2016

Hey it’s 2017. Like duh it has been for a while Ellie. But anywho, I wanted to share some things I learned in 2016. Hope you like 😀

LESSONS I LEARNED IN 2016

1. There is ALWYAYS something to be thankful for.

Yes, I know there are hard times where we really need something, but we need to always stay thankful. God has blessed us so much. Firstly, it’s a blessing we’re even alive. Then, we have our family and friends and so many other things.

2. Prayer is powerful.

I’ve prayed so much this year and God has answered my prayers. Even if the result wasn’t exactly what I wanted, I was satisfied and I knew God had a plan which leads me to say…

3. God always has a plan.

This year I gained an interest for gymnastics. I have a dream that someday it could become my career. That seems totally impossible though because of how old I am. But when I feel inspired to become a gymnast and I doubt myself, I remember God has a plan. No matter how impossible it might seem, if that is God’s plan for my life, then it isn’t impossible. If it isn’t, his plan for me to become a gymnast, it’s okay. I know his plan is better than mine.

4. Always be yourself.

This blogging year has been hard for me because I read so many blogs and they’re all interested in writing and reading. That really isn’t me though. I’m different. And sometimes I try to think of posts that will please the crowd, but I have to remember to be myself. Not to compare myself to others. But to be me. To be unique.

5. Correctly others always won’t help them.

There are some people that I try to correct, but I’ve learned this year, it’s not helping. We need to be a light to them. We need to love them. All they need is encouragement. When you correct someone that tears them down, but when you love someone that builds them up. That encourages them to be better. So love others.

bouncing in to say bye,

Ellie

 

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

 

Mirror, Mirror~ What Lies Within

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Hey friends! I am not an official contributor to Girls Living for God’s Glory, but today I am guest posting. My name is Melani and I blog over at Reflections of the Heart. Maddy, the one who began this blog, is one of my sisters. : )

I find it funny how so often we let a piece of glass define who we are. Yuck, not a great hair day. I wish I were as tall as her. Do I look okay? What will my friends think of this outfit?

Does this sound familiar? If you grew up watching Disney, I’m pretty sure that you know this next quote.

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall- who’s the fairest one of all?”

How often do we look in a mirror and wonder the same thing? Well, maybe not the exact same thing, but pretty close. Our reflection is what determines whether or not we feel comfortable with ourselves for the day. The glass decides. And to a point it has control over us.

The Evil Queen was absolutely obsessed with her appearance. To the point that she would kill to be the prettiest. You know the story. Snow White runs into the forest, meets the seven dwarves, and- never mind. I’m getting carried away. ; P

Why don’t we spend more time dying to self and worrying about something more important? The world has plenty of problems on its own. We don’t have to add our own petty issues.

I really like the lyrics to a song by Barlow Girl. Don’t worry, I’m not going to sit here and type the entire song, but here is a small portion:

Mirror, mirror on the wall, have I got it?

‘Cause Mirror you’ve always told me who I am.

I’m finding it’s not easy to be perfect.

So sorry, you don’t define me.

Focus on ways to build inner beauty. What truly matters, not what the mirror hanging in your bedroom shows you. Jesus gave the perfect example of a life of service. Goodness, He wasn’t even too proud to wash feet! How much more should we be willing to give our time? Time that could be spent putting on makeup, trying on outfits, or fixing your hair. That won’t last. That won’t matter.

It won’t bring fulfillment, either. I know that the less I think of myself the more joyful I am. Isn’t that funny? Thinking about yourself doesn’t make you happy. It only makes you more miserable. Instead, focus on other people’s needs. Find ways to serve. You could…

*Make a meal for your family.

*Read a book to your little siblings.

*Start an email prayer or Bible study group.

*Find ways to serve outside of the home that is appropriate for your age. I go to a crisis pregnancy center on Mondays, and this is a huge blessing to me!

*Help out around the house.

*Pray for strangers.

*The list is endless!

Thank y’all for visiting today!

The Importance of Family

Sometimes I wonder how girls my age can spend all day away from home, barely see their family, and feel fine about it. I spend most of my evenings dancing, and my public school friends pretty much go to school, go to dance, and go to bed. Oh, and don’t forget the hours of homework awaiting them!

They really don’t see their families very much. Their schedules just don’t allow it. They will come into class straight from school and start talking about how they haven’t seen their parents in days. I know that I could never do that. Your family is very important. Friends, they will come and go. But your family will always be there for you.

It really makes me value my life more. I am so blessed to be able to have the family that I do. They do so much for me and I appreciate them so much.

“The love of a family makes life beautiful”

We have this quote hanging up on our wall, and I really love it. Sometimes the most satisfying thing in life is getting to spend time with your family. Even if it’s something as little as just all being together. Those are the moments that I love and treasure. So guys, really just treasure your family and know how blessed you are to have them. Your family is one of the most important thing you have.

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. 🙂

britt