December Daze / God Became Man
Hello and how do you do, everyone? This week I've spent my days fighting off a mild virus, my evenings attending parties, and my nights listening to wind and rain. December days are enough to put anyone in a December daze!
This outfit was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest – see, I really do use the ideas on there! The picture I saw showed a sheath dress layered with a button-up blouse. How easy and classy is that? Of course, I had to try it. The perfect occasion to try it out was last Sunday, a day on which I would be attending church (and singing in the choir) in the morning and going to a Christmas party in the evening.
For my version of this layered look, I wore a black sheath dress over a striped lavender button-up. The rest of the outfit was quite simple with black tights, black heels, and a string of pearls to accessorize. I'm a fan of how classic and dressy this outfit is, and will definitely be trying it again.
Outfit Details: Dress ~ Kohl's; Top ~ Consignment; Pearls ~ Gift; Tights ~ Winco?; Heels ~ Target?
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For obvious reasons, Christmas has been on my mind lately. Recently I was thinking about how Jesus was probably not born in December and how Christmas traditions are tied to a pagan holiday. My family has never been convicted to stop celebrating because of these reasons, though some have. However, there has to be a point in the midst of all this chaos to make it worth a Christian's time.
As it turns out, there is something important for a Christian to do during this season. Even if you don't do it on December 25th, it's something you should be doing anyway. This week it really just hit me. You and I need to celebrate Jesus coming to earth as a human. That seems obvious, right? In reality though, how often do we realize that we need to consciously take time out to praise Jesus for becoming a man, even at Christmastime?
John 1:14 says, "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." If that's not a good reason to praise the Lord, I don't know what is! The Son of God, the Lord of Creation, left His Father and His beautiful home to be born as a human infant in a stable. He "...
which is translated, “God with us.”