Spotlight on The Fashion Princess…

Duchess Kate Middleton wows us once again in her modest, fashionable attire. She has certainly captured the spotlight of the fashion world. Click the photo above to watch a short clip on her incredible fashion sense!

The Duchess dug out an old winter favourite to watch Wales play New Zealand in the rugby this weekend. Catherine had previously worn this patriotic red coat by L.K.Bennett last November on a visit to UNICEF’S Emergency Supply Centre in Copenhagen.

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Live While We’re Young…

Live While We're Young...

Move over Justin Beiber… actually move 5 spaces over. We need to make room for One Direction, the biggest teenage icon and a pre-teen sensation to hit the music scene since Beiber Fever struck a few years ago.

They even sell One Direction fashion dolls for every band member.

Their latest hit Live While We’re Young is about sneaking out of the house, staying up all night, making irrational decisions, and…. sex? Or so it seems.

Listening to the lyrics, the upbeat melody makes it seem innocent enough, but then they throw in some slang words.

The music starts. Your boppin’ your head to the beat. And the teenage heart-throbs start to sing….

“Hey girl I’m waiting on ya, I’m waiting on ya
Come on and let me sneak you out
And have a celebration, a celebration
The music up, the windows down

Yeah, we’ll be doing what we do
Just pretending that we’re cool and we know it too
Yeah, we’ll keep doing what we do
Just pretending that we’re cool, so tonight

Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun
I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love
And never, never, never stop for anyone
Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young”

You don’t have to Google it to know that the slang definition for “get some” is “get some sex”. But, of course, it could mean “get some fun” in this case, right?

The second verse, however, is even more suggestive:

“Hey girl it’s now or never, it’s now or never
Don’t overthink just let it go
And if we get together, yeah, get together
Don’t let the pictures leave your phone”

Why wouldn’t they want pictures to leave their phone? What are they doing? At this point in the song, it doesn’t matter what “get some” means, it matters that they are clearly suggesting that they are doing something inappropriate.

I’m not saying that One Direction sat down to write this song and said “Hey! Let’s write about sex.” In fact, I’m almost certain that wasn’t their goal. They probably meant for it to be just another fun dance song…. which is why it’s even more concerning.

Our culture has warped words and meanings to such an extreme that there is no distinction between “fun” and “sex” and “get some”. It’s all blurred together in one big confusing search for self-satisfaction.

I Want It All…..

Just one more pair of shoes. Or how about that new designer Coach purse? Ooooo did you see the floral skinny jeans in this week’s JCPenney ad?

The wish list goes on forever….

As Black Friday approaches, don’t skip right over Thanksgiving and start writing out your Christmas wishlist, giving up your thankful spirit to get more stuff.

I mean… really…How can you want more and be content at the same time?

Would you rather have a life of empty longing for the next best thing or a life of fulfilled enjoyment in what you have?

I choose to be content.

As I think about Christmas this year… sure, there are a few things that I want. I’d love a few new dresses. And next time I go shopping, I’ll probably buy a pair of black high heels. But, if we look at the Christmas season as a chance to get what we want aren’t we forgetting about the holiday of thankfulness that prefaces it?

On Thanksgiving we say everything we are thankful for, and then the very next day we start shopping for everything we don’t have…. a little ironic isn’t it?

I was just telling someone recently that I don’t have my ears pierced because I don’t have any earrings. If I get my ears pierced, I will want a pair of earrings to go with every outfit. I will want, want, want, and want…. why would I give up my current spirit of contentment for a longing desire to constantly want more?

Choose to have a spirit of thankfulness this Thanksgiving, and choose to remain thankful through the holiday season!

The Ultimate Designer….

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Design. The elements of design include texture and structure, linen and lines, color and contrast, shape and shading, layout and layers, fonts and the list goes on forever….

We see interior design inside of homes.

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We see architectural design in buildings.

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We see fashion design on people.

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We see God’s design in nature.

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And it isn’t surprising that the last image is the most spectacular of all. It is far beyond any design that man could accomplish. Because God isn’t just a designer. He is the One and Only True Designer. All things on heaven and earth were formed under His power. He breathed everything into existence. And we have the privileged of using the materials and the creative minds He gave us to make beautiful things.

Acts 17:24, “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.”

Some things stay the same

Some things stay the same

It would be much easier to simply say “forget about it” or “let’s just move on”. But how can we act as if the next 4 years of our country are unaffected by the election results? Whether you are an Obama fan or not, the next 4 years of our nation are going to look very different.

But instead, of being fearful or worried about what the future holds, we must intentionally decide to trust in God. And rather than trying to explain His will, we need to intentionally trust that His ways are just.

As one of my facebook friends wrote on her wall:
Regardless of the election results, this is what we can be sure of:

1. God will still be on His throne
2. Jesus will still be King of kings and Lord of lords.
3. The Bible will still have all the answers to every problem.
4. The tomb will still be empty.
5. Jesus will still be the only way to heaven.
6. Prayer will still work – it will still make a difference and God will still answer prayer.
7. The cross, not the government, will still be our salvation.
8. There will still be room at the cross.
9. Jesus will still save anyone who places their faith and trust in Him.
10. God will still be with us always – He will never leave us or forsake us.