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Thursday, December 19, 2013

music | "songs for christmas"

This Christmas season I have been listening to this CD on repeat... If you are reading this, maybe this CD is nothing new to you, because it actually came out in 2011... And actually I am surprised that I didn't know about it earlier because I have liked Phil Wickham's music for a while... but oh well, better late than never. Really every song is SO GOOD! I love it!!

He has wonderful versions of Christmas classics like "O Holy Night", "O Come O Come Emmanuel", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" & more... Plus, he has a couple original songs that I have fallen in love with, "Christmas Time" & "Evermore". The words to both songs are really good... "Christmas Time" is of course perfect for this time of the year.
But "Evermore" is an especially beautiful, worship song that I could easily listen to all year! 

I read a review of the CD & this statement about "Evermore" that says it well...
"This is a true and pure Christmas worship song as Phil sings, 'Evermore, evermore, He shall reign forevermore.' Simply… it's a worship experience in the midst of holiday cheer." 
Which is how it should be!! 

I wanted to share a few of the songs, just because I really love them
& so you can listen, if you have not heard them before...
If nothing else, listen to "Evermore"... really, really amazing song!! :)
 phil wickham christmas favorites by brightside_02 on Grooveshark

photography | christmas, so far...

Just a few of my favorite shots from this Christmas season, so far...
Christmas is only 5 days away!!! Oh my!!!! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

advent | day 11

|  Today's ADVENT ACTION from She Reads Truth  |
"Write down all of the things you secretly believe give you a right standing before God. 
Then thank the Lord that your salvation does not depend on any of those things, 
but on His grace alone."

This is the part of today's Advent devotion that really stuck with me. So beautifully said. 
 Go to She Reads Truth to see the whole reading plan. If you aren't reading something 
special for Advent, I would encourage you to read this plan. It's not too late to start! 
Each devotion has blessed me so much during this special season!

photos taken last week... now the snow is mostly melted.

Friday, December 6, 2013

inspired | knit & plaid

This season, I am loving the look of combining a cute plaid button-up shirt with a cozy knit sweater. 
I have gotten inspiration from all of these shots, via  my  pinterest (all the links can be found there). 

This is a super cute way to layer for the cold months. I love how it can be casual or dressed-up. Plus, there are so many ways to combine knits with plaids... the color options/combinations are limitless. Plaid looks cute with a classic cardigan, a chunky sweater or a pull-over sweater. And I love that the plaid shirt can be tucked in or left out. I know this is a "trendy look" that I will really feel like myself wearing... so, I think this is going to be a go-to style for me this winter! There are so many things to love about it!!  :)