a persona of perfect Christianity

Can we talk for a sec about this persona of perfect Christianity? Can we just toss that thought into the dumpster behind McDonald’s? Because perfect Christianity is an oxymoron and perfect Christian is even more so… I am not perfect, but I am perfectly loved. I am not perfect, but I’m loved by a perfect savior. I am not perfect, but I’m fearfully and wonderfully made. I am not perfect, but I am loved and never alone. YOU my friend, are not invisible. YOU are a beautiful creation, a vessel to share the Perfect One. You face these trials, fight this battle, fall short, and so do I. We are in it together friend, and we are in it with Jesus, the One who upholds us and carries us through the battle. We are on the side of the One who won the war. Can we just rejoice in that? @camihall @carolinecooperphotography

Recommended E-votionals, Devotionals, and books…. for the average, broken girl.

Feeling lonely? BeLoved by Jordan Lee

In College? Leading a small group? Lost in the Party Scene? College Study by Jordan Lee

Want to discover what it means to live as a follower of Jesus? The Gospel-Centered Life

Dealing with Loss? Grief? Hurt? Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko

Wanna experience Jesus on your college campus? Join Doulos, Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Navigators… or another group on campus! Community is necessary. We can’t do life alone.

Feeling left out? Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

Can’t say no? The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

In a serious relationship? Or looking for one? New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating by Andy Stanley

hand sanitizer

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did you know that the “most commonly used hand sanitizers contain chemicals that increases the ability of certain compounds to penetrate deep under the skin?” This means that when you pump gas and then put on your hand sanitizer that you bought at your local store, you are allowing the toxins from the gas pump to penetrate right into your blood! Try this chemical free hand sanitizer instead 🙂  http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2015/06/15/study-warns-hand-sanitizer/

baby wipes

make your own baby wipes

Ingredients:
1 roll premium paper towels
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
3 drops Balance essential oil
3 drops Melaleuca essential oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil

An airtight storage container/empty wipe container/wet bag.
Cut paper towel roll (you could use organic paper towels), cut the roll in half with a serrated or electric knife. Use half the roll now, and half later.
Combine water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and essential oils in a small bowl.
Pour the mixture over the paper towels and then cover with the airtight lid letting the mixture absorb for 10 minutes.
Turn the container over and let sit for another 10 minutes.
Remove and discard the cardboard middle. Just pull the wipes from the center when you are ready to use.
Store in container of your choice – like an plastic diaper wipes container; we preferred a glass square container with an airtight lid. The wipes will stay wet just as long as “normal” wipes & if they dry up a bit just a pour a bit of water over the sheets.

from @DoTERRAbaby