In my opinion, one of the biggest lies that keep people from beginning a walk with Jesus is that they are somehow not good enough for Him, or have done too much to be loved by Him. And honestly, I could not be more passionate about this topic. I think it is vitally important to understand that the love of Jesus and the power of His sacrifice on the cross are so much bigger than anything we could ever do on this earth.
Ok, at this point you all know how much I love to talk about acne and skincare, I have told you a little bit of my story and my journey with cystic acne and I want to share all of the things I’ve learned with you.
We are created for love. Our hearts are designed to love and be loved, which is why so many of us spend our lives striving for love whether that be in a friendship, a relationship, or a family situation, we long for love and we will go to crazy lengths to get it.
While I was scrolling through pictures I found myself comparing yet again. Looking at all of these girls that are traveling the world, moving across the country to chase their dreams, engaged to the love of their lives, buying houses, having babies, and supposedly living better lives than I am. I found myself wondering why my life wasn’t like theirs.
I so clearly remember being in PE when I was little. They would put us all in a big group and then the “team captains” would take turns choosing who they wanted on their team. I was super lucky when the team captain was one of my best friends, we would kind of wink at each other and I knew I would be chosen for their team quickly. But, when it wasn’t one of my besties, my lack of hand eye coordination often left me standing with the last couple of people in the group, heart racing, hoping I would be chosen before I was the last one and someone got stuck with me on their team.
Acne. My long time companion. My constant struggle. I have sooooo much to say about you.
Here’s the deal. I’ve struggled with acne for a long time. Like 11 years at this point. And by now I have tried just about everything under the sun to get rid of it. I’ve also done hours and hours of research and I’ve learned a lot about the largest organ in the body, the skin. And now, I want to share everything I have learned with you!!!
Hello lovely girls,
I haven’t been on here much lately and I’m so sorry about that. But, I have been praying a lot about this little blog and what it is meant to be. The thing I keep coming back to is a desire for this to be a space where we are reminded of who we are in Christ. A place where we don’t compare ourselves to each other or the things of this world. A place where we focus on who are God is, what He has done for us, and who He has called us to be.
A little less than a year ago I was preparing to graduate college. At a time where the future should be brighter than ever and the final fruit of hard work right within grasp, my particular dreams couldn’t have been further from my reality.
I never come up with a list of New Year’s resolutions. I honestly don’t really believe in them. I am one of those people that doesn’t set a date on resolutions. If there is something on my heart to change about my life, I don’t want to wait a month to change it. I want to change it now, walk into whatever the Lord has for me right away instead of holding on to old and more comfortable habits for longer.
This season was a big old mixture of really sweet and really hard for me. And I know it probably was for most other people. Christmas always seems to be filled with all sorts of joy and all sorts of hardship mixed together.