Hello and happy Saturday dear readers! The week is winding to a close yet again. It's been a week of work and volunteering, relaxing at home with a cold, saying a goodbye, buying a new lip color, and sunshine with friends and family. What have you been up to?
This new top is another thrift store find by Mom. There has been rather an influx of clothing in my closet lately; Though I make sure there is also an outflow, I'm not so sure that the latter is equal to the former. Do any of you gals know the struggle that I'm talking about?
In any case, this find is definitely a beauty! It's a work of daintiness with buttons, lace, embroidered dots, pleats, and a flowing design. Yesterday I styled it with my flare jeans, low black heels, and a time-keeping pendant. It made for a satisfying, feminine look! However, I just realized after uploading photos that the right collar of my top is tucked in. Oh well. ;)
Outfit Details: Blouse ~ Thrift Store; Jeans ~ Thrift or Consignment Store; Tank ~ Thrift or Consignment Store; Pendant & Chain ~ Gifts (separate); Heels ~ Target
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Lately I've been doing a personal Bible study on God's love. I use our Bible dictionary and concordance to look up the meanings of words translating "love" and "lovingkindness", and then look up and write down pertinent scriptures. Below are some findings of Old Testament study. Enjoy the reminder and/or discovery of God's love!
ahabah - This word appears about 55 times, and it represents several kinds of love...*
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
~Zephaniah 3:17 **
hesed - "loving-kindness; steadfast love; grace; mercy; faithfulness; goodness; devotion. ..."
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
* Word definitions are taken from Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary .
** Scriptures are from King James Bible.
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
1 John 3:16