Living In The Rain
17. 04. 2014

Today is Maundy Thursday of Holy Week. (Referred to as Monday Thursday if you’re 7 year old Kailey.)

Maundy comes from the Latin, mandatum meaning a new mandate. Tonight represents the night that Jesus washed His disciples’ feet and the night the Lord’s Supper began.

I often get wrapped up in Easter Weekend, Christ’s death on Friday to the celebration on Sunday. I leave out Thursday, Thursday is still mine; Easter starts on Friday. But Thursday can’t be left out, it must be remembered. Because we celebrate Easter Sunday on Thursday, we take part in the Lord’s supper, we wash the feet of others. And the mandate that was made, is still ours to carry out.John 13 34-35

Sunday is redemption and meaning, a thread that is woven through the core of our souls. Sunday is the reason we believe and have hope always.

Saturday is a day of mourning and wandering.

Friday is conviction, looking to the cross and seeing the painful and grace-filled dichotomy our broken selves and our perfect savior.

But, Thursday is every day. Thursday is a meal of remembrance, a humbling of ourselves to wash the feet of others. A new command; love.

Don’t forget Thursday.

For in celebrating Sunday, we are called to live Thursday for the rest of our lives.

16. 04. 2014

Oh y’all. I’m not a fashion blogger, let’s be real. But I’ve heard so much about this link-up with The Pleated Poppy (click to see what everyone else is wearing!) and thought it would be fun to join in! Granted, I wore this outfit yesterday, not today. Whoops!  I thought I’d share nonetheless because I branched out and wore a maxi dress (instead of leggings and a t-shirt)! I’m always so hesitant to wear maxi dresses because I had a preconceived notion that they would make me look shorter, and it didn’t! (Also because I wore 5 inch wedges…moving on!) But I love this dress. Super comfy and flattering and everything clothes should be.

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dress: Loft

jacket: thrift store a long time ago

earrings: hoops from Banana Republic forever ago. Similar style here

 

Like I said, not a fashion photographer and I live in a bat cave basically so the photos look super dark, but thanks to sissy for taking pictures! :)

What are you wearing lately? Excited for any new trends this spring?

 

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This is my first time linking up with The Modern Mrs. Darcy to describe the books I’m reading in 140 characters or less, Twitter style! Fun idea, huh? Go check out the other links to see what everyone else is reading!

A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman

A refreshingly honest view of life filled with relatable and gospel filled truths for any person who desires to live the art they were made to create. Needs to be read with a pen close by as Amen!’s will line the margins.

Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist

Combines my two favorite things, food and community in a beautiful expression of food for the body and food for the soul. A dichotomy of the toughness of life and the tenderness of roast chicken and a hand to hold around the table.

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

A beautiful walk into the past, started by an old letter resurfaced, a family held together by a secret and a story and an ending they don’t even know yet. This story is multi-faceted and seemingly predictable…until the end.

Twenty-Five by Rachel Hamm

Got it as a free Amazon Kindle Download. Lighthearted and sweet reflection of young love and life goals. The ending was just meh and left me unsettled for a while, but overall a nice, easy read. Chick Flick in print.

 

Sadly, I’ve only had time to read these few in the past month and a half. Downfall of a full-time student, I suppose. I thought about including my textbooks for irony but chose not to because I don’t even have 140 characters to give them.

What have you been reading? Any recommendations?

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