Not Quite Wearing White

Hey lovelies, it's been a while.  Here I am, out of the hole of school and ready to rest and relax during my Christmas break.  One think I have heard and seen multiple times during break is the fashion law of no white after Labor Day is 'out'.  I have to say, I disagree.

Now, I did some research and figured out why we did this in the first place, and it has to do with the color white keeping us cool in the hot summer days and not keeping the heat in during the cold winter months.  It also had to do with the social classes and that it was rude when people who could afford extra leisure time in the winter months decided to rub it in because white clothing was symbolic of leisure.  

While those rules don't necessarily apply today, I think there are some practical reasons we should not be wearing white (winter white is the exception, obviously) after Labor Day. 

1) Tradition
Fashion is all about tradition.  While things change and things become new, there are staples in fashion that have never gone away.  The classic LBD.  A strand of beautiful pearls. Diamond earrings.  These are things that never go out of style; wearing white after Labor Day should be honored for generations to come as well.  

2)What if it snows?
If it snows, and you are stranded, you will blend right in.  It may be a silly notion, but it could happen.  If you are skiing or snowboarding (which, by the way snowboarding rocks!) you most definitely should not be wearing white on the slopes.  We wouldn't want anyone to think you are a snow bank! 

3) It looks funny
When I see someone wearing white after Labor Day, I think it looks weird.  Fall colors are usually deeper and richer.  White is neither of those two.  White looks and feels summery.  White dampens the mood of the rich fall and winter colors.  If worn after a snow fall, it can make it seem like you are trying too hard to blend in with the scenery.  We are made to stand out, but also to work with our surroundings.  

So, those are my three main reasons to not quite wearing white during the fall and winter seasons.  Keep to our forefathers and foremothers traditions of fashion--don't try to fix what isn't broken.  Don't be silly on the slopes--you could get injured. :) Lastly, it looks silly--Stand out and work with your environment.  

Fall and Winter fashions are meant to be fun.  So, Carpe Diem, Dear!

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All I Want For Christmas

I have been so busy with school work, and life, and coffee, so unfortunately my blogging has been put on a back burner.  Terribly sad, I know! But now that winter is in full effect here, unfortunately sooner than the real start of winter, I thought I would share some of the top items on my christmas wish list. Now, I hate jumping the gun on Thanksgiving, but by now all of the turkeys are frozen to death and we won't be able to eat any anyways.  Boo.   So anyways, here we go! 

1) There's A Map For That Necklace from ModCloth
There's A Map For That Necklace

Recently,  I have been getting more and more involved with missions and traveling.  I love this necklace because it shows my love for the world and my love for adventure.  It is also super cute! How can you pass up this necklace!

2) The Mac and Cheese Cookbook from ModCloth
The Mac+Cheese Cookbook

Umm well.... Who doesn't love Mac+Cheese? Obviously this is on my list for obvious reasons.  Need I say more?

3) Green Riding Boots from Amazon
Green Riding Boots

I just think these are darling.  I really think that these boots can spice up a wardrobe.  I am starting to become bored with the brown and black boots and I am ready for a change.  Hopefully these will be waiting under the tree in month!

4)Undercover Ardor Throw Blanket from ModCloth
Undercover Ardor Throw Blanket

I really, really love blankets.  I am a firm believer in one can never have too many blankets.  Because my room is red, white, and black, I feel immediately in love (haha) with this blanket.  I think it is cute and girlie.  It looks like it is ready to snuggle.

5) Gourmet Grammarian Plate Set from ModCloth
Gourmet Grammarian Plate Set

So, if I get these, and I really want these, I would decide which grammar mistake you are most likely to make and give you that particular plate.  It is genius.  A passive aggressive way to correct people's grammar.  I love it. I also just love these plates because I think they are cute.  Every English teacher could use a good set of plates such as these!

So there you have it ladies and gents.  My top five christmas gifts.  Now, Santa is obviously the one who will purchase these and bring them to me, and I did send a list with quite a few more items then just these five, just to give him options. So the likelihood of me getting all five of these is slim to none.  But I love these and if I don't get all five maybe one of you will get one and I can live vicariously though you!
What is on your christmas list? Comment with a link below! :)

Carpe Diem, Dears!

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Who Am I Living For?

"but just as we have been approved by God 

to be entrusted with the gospel, 

so we speak, not to please man, 

but to please God who tests our hearts." 

1 Thessalonians 2:4

I have great people in my life.  I know that their goal is to never discourage or harm me, but sometimes they do.  I am one lucky duck because God has called me to do amazing things and I have known that for a long time. But for years there have also been a lot of loose ends.  There were always strings of dreams hanging about my head and I didn't know which braid they belonged in. It was frustrating! And very recently God has started to weave those loose ends and strung out dreams into a masterpiece on his loom and I am so excited. I am SO excited! 

Unfortunately, not everyone is as excited for me as I am for myself.  Today I was really feeling discouraged and decided to look up encouraging verses for missionaries and 1 Thessalonians 2:4 popped up.  Thank you, God.  

"So we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts."  If I continue to live the way that others want me to live my life, I will be pushing God's call away from me.   Even though I appreciate suggestions and nudges in other directions from people I know what God has called me to do.  I have waited so long to watch God weave my tapestry.  I refuse to let someone make me doubt God because of something they say.  God's word and call on my life will always usurp a person, no matter how close they are to me.  

Sometimes people may not like the call God has placed on your life.  Sometimes people don't believe God can use you where you are.  Sometimes people are afraid of change, and your call may ultimately change their life.  

Whatever the reason you are discouraged.  Remember Jeremiah 29:11.  "For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord.  "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you.  Plans to give you a hope and a future." God is the one who has the plan for your life.  You are living for no one but Him.  Your goal in life is never to please other people, it is to please God.  

God's call is always to Carpe Diem, Dear, so do it. 

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Top It Off

I am so blessed to be a part of a group called the Peony Project.  This is a group of women bloggers from around the world who want a community of Jesus-loving, writing-fanatic, encouraging ladies surrounding them and their journey though Blogland.  Recently I put myself in the hot seat and asked people what they would like to see on my blog.  A friend of mine, Bonnie, who blogs at Strong + Sweet, suggested I post more about my fashion.  She said she likes that I am "not afraid to be silly." I take that as a huge compliment, because it is true and I am so glad people can see that! I love fashion, and I think one should make fashion for oneself.  The runway may dictate over all fashion, but you dictate what you want to see in your wardrobe and in your life.  So, in honor of Bonnie and her kind compliment I am starting with some of my favorite, albeit quirky, tops.  Hopefully, this will be inspiring to women to wear what they like, but still do so fashionably.  I firmly believe that however crazy the piece, if paired with subtler or calmer pieces you can make it work.  I will admit there is a time and place for everything, and sometimes the time and place is at home being silly.  Without father ado, here are some of my favorite pieces. {Disclaimer: I didn't want to scrounge around for summer pieces, so when the seasons change yet again, I will maybe do more summery pieces. Most of these are Autumn/ Winter pieces}

1. Black and White Printed Caché Sweater
Purchased at Caché in 2012 or 2013

This is one of my all time favorite sweaters.  If you can't tell, this sweater is dirty... How embarrassing.  {Just so you don't waste your time checking, its the right sleeve.} I wore it the other day and I honestly am just too excited to share these pieces with you to wait for it to be clean.  Note to self and others, do not wipe your makeup caked face on your favorite white-sleeved sweater.  Anyways, I love love love the pattern on this sweater.  I firmly believe that this is one of the best pieces that Caché has ever come out with.  I have worked there for almost 4 years, so I can say that! I have worn it so often that my mom, bless her heart, has had to sew up the side because I ripped the seam (It was just this winter, so I have had it for a while and wear it a lot, it is GREAT quality).  Because this is a crazy pattern I do try to break it up sometimes.  My favorite color palette (if you couldn't tell) is red, white, and black.  So, with this sweater I usually pair thicker black leggings. (Also from caché.  The best investment ever; check them out here.  I have three pairs.  All in GREAT condition.  I buy a pair every year.) And I will tend to add a solid red scarf.  Because this sweater is extremely tight knit I am able to wear a looser knit scarf or a jersey scarf.  I will also wear this with a black scarf and my red glasses.  Makeup wise I often pair this with a subtler smokey eye and a bright red lip for a more daring look.  For a more daytime, "I don't want to touch up my make up look" I do a nude lip and neutral, thick eye liner eye.

2. Bird Printed ModCloth Blouse
Purchased from Modcloth.com in 2012 or 2013

As for blouses that I own this one has gotten the most wear.  I even wore it for a photo shoot for my school.  It is the official shirt of the official face for the new Middle Level Education Major at the University of Valley Forge.  (My picture is there, so if you don't believe me check it out! And if you do believe me, check it out anyways!--Special thanks to my school and marketing for letting me be a part of that shoot.  I really am honored!) Anyways, I got this shirt from Modcloth as a birthday present from my grandma.  She had sent me a gift card and I was in dire need of more teaching clothes. So I hit up ModCloth and got this shirt.  Thanks Grandma! A teacher can't go to a school once a week and wear the same thing! The students would notice! This is definitely one of my best purchases.  If you are in need of vintage looking or definitely unique clothes search around on ModCloth.  I will give a warning, pay attention to reviews.  Not everything from this site is the best quality, but reviews are typically super honest and super accurate.  I love this shirt to death, despite how thin it is.  It does require a cami underneath, but I usually pair it with a blazer or cardigan--ya know, teacher style. I usually pair this with tan or black dress pants when teaching. It has all of the colors of the rainbow on it so it really is super versatile.  If I am wearing this outside of the classroom I pair it with skinnies and boots for the fall months. My mustard cardigan is a favorite over this.  As for makeup and this shirt I typically like the shirt to be the focal point.  Neutral eyes, neutral lips.  Nothing fancy.

3. Green, Fun-Buttoned Anthropologie Sweater
Purchased at Antrhopologie at an unknown time, possibly Junior Year of HS.

I have no regrets with this purchase.  Back in the day when I had money to throw away I purchased this sweater and I am pretty sure it cost almost 100 dollars. Unfortunately, I payed for the label I mean for goodness sakes it isn't even 100% wool. HA! If I remember right, I was a junior in high school when I bought this sweater, and it is still a favorite to this day.  It does not unbutton.  It is simply a pull-over, chunky-knit, adorable-buttoned, best-sweater-ever sweater.  I know I get made fun of when I wear this sweater, I mean, come on. It is not really flattering in the least, other than it is slightly shorter than sweaters and for me that means it hits me at my hips,  praise Jesus! (I am 4'11" finding things that hit at the right place is like finding a needle in a haystack.) It has no shape.  But it is fun! I am hoping that when I become a teacher this will still fit me.  It will definitely make a regular appearance.  If my personality could be knitted into a sweater, by golly I hope it is this one.  I wear it with kakis to school or skinny jeans and brown boots on a regular day.  Again, very very subtle makeup, because no matter what I do, this sweater is all people are going to see, and I love that.  I will have to wear this sweater soon. Ugh, I love this sweater.

4. Medium Wash J. Crew Chambray Shirt
Purchased from J. Crew (online because it is a petite) in 2013

A chambray shirt is a classic piece that every woman needs in her wardrobe.  It can be work with a skirt, or jeans, or leggings--everything! My chambray is wrinkled because, like the first sweater on my list, I have recently worn it.  Nothing worn of mine stays unwrinkled.  I have no idea why.  Does anyone else have this problem? I received this shirt at my request from my parents for Christmas.  Never have I regretted requesting this shirt.  Except maybe when I go to iron it.  I love that I can wear this shirt under a sweater with a bold statement necklace or over a plain solid tee.  It can also be worn alone! Versatility!  I love putting it over a solid color tee and wearing a bright fun scarf or a big knit scarf.  (That may be my next fashion blog post...scarves.  I love scarves!) This color of chambray isn't the best to pair with denim pants so I usually wear this tucked into a skirt or over my thicker pant like leggings.  It is really a great piece because it can be dressed up or down depending on how you wear it.  Likewise, when pairing makeup with this shirt it is all about what look you are going for.  If I am wearing a statement necklace with this shirt I may try to draw from the colors in the necklace and same if I am wearing a scarf.

5. Dark Wash Target (Kids) Jean Jacket
Purchased at Target in 2014

Yep, you read that right.  My favorite jean jacket is brought to you by Target Kids.  Remember when I was talking about finding things that hit me in the right place? Well often times I find that kids clothes do the trick.  Especially with jackets.  Because young girls bodies are quite obviously different than mine, things like shirts and pants don't always work, but jackets are a-okay! I got this jean jacket from target kids just a few months ago.  It was on 20 dollars! SCORE! It hits me at a phenomenal place on my waist and the sleeves are not too long.  It really is a miracle.  Jean jackets are wardrobe miracles and can be worn with everything.  If you don't have one, find one.  They are warm.  They are cute.  They will always be in style.  Not everyone can find the perfect jean jacket for 20 dollars.  I really would suggest paying a few extra dollars for a jean jacket that fits you well than just buying one though.  Jean jackets will last a long time. (I have another jean jacket that fits great, but I am starting to not like the lighter wash from 8th grade!!) Jean jackets should be investment pieces! Like I said before, these jackets can be worn with everything.  They can make a summer dress a little more appropriate and warm for fall.  they can go over a thinner sweater or a tee.  You can pair them with scarves and necklaces.  I really don't ever think a jean jacket will go out of style.  One piece of advice, do not get one with decals on it.  It limits you to what you can wear it with.  Again, as for makeup, I do whatever the rest of my outfit says I should do.

6. Multi-Colored Striped ModCloth Cardigan
Purchased from ModCloth.com in 2013

Here is another ModCloth purchase.  This one was given to me again by my parents for last year's Christmas.  I don't wear a ton of brown, but this cardigan makes me want to! I wear this a lot to my field experience because it just reminds me of a typical teacher piece.  This, again, is a great fit for me because it is a little shorter and it hits me at a great place on my hips. The colors are fun and go well with any season.  That is a definite added bonus! There really isn't too much to say about this piece other than I love it and it is different than a lot of other cardigans on the market right now because it isn't as thick, it has fun colors, and it is striped! It is also fun because it is 3/4 sleeves rather than a full length sleeve.  I am always more comfortable wearing bracelets with 3/4 sleeves so this leaves room for fun jewelry options! Because this is a shorter cardigan I wear this with kakis or jeans. Depending on what color I decide to pull from the stripes I can have fun or downplay my makeup.  I do like finding a lip color to match the pink stripe.  If I can't, then a nude lip and a brown eye does the trick.  Simple and cute with a little bit of quirkiness.

7. Plaid Brown and Forest Green CAbi Vest
Purchased at CAbi in 2012

I have had this vest for a couple of years an I love it.  You can't really tell in the picture, but it has a few different colors amidst the chocolate brown, cream, and forest green.  I tend to be drawn to the burnt orange flecks in the pattern.  Because of the belt that snaps in the back this vest is very flattering.  This was a complete impulse buy, and I am super glad I got it.  This can be worn with leggings or jeans and it looks great slightly dressed up or dressed down.  I love putting an orange long sleeve tee under this with my American Eagle hi-rise jeggings and my chocolate brown Steve Madden combat boots.  This is definitely one of my more "Bum Day" pieces.  Based on the outfit I just described.  When I put my face on with this outfit I typically lean towards browns, but I will often put my favorite Urban Decay eyeshadow color, Mildew, on the outer corner. This really tends to make my green eyes pop.  I love it! Obviously with a bolder eye and a bold vest, I go with a more neutral nude lip.

8. Apple Print Kate Spade Blouse
Purchased at Kate Spade Outlet in 2013

I was super blessed to work at a Kate Spade outlet last year, and I was also super blessed to be able to purchase a few items while working there. This has to be my favorite Kate Spade clothing purchase ever.  As a future teacher I wanted a shirt I could use on the first day of the school year.  Let me tell you, I will wear this shirt on the firs day of school for however many years I can.  The majority of the shirt is black and white, but the little stems on the apples are bright yellow.  How fun?  I usually wear this with a black skirt and a wide black belt.  I have also worn it with black dress pants and a cardigan as well.  To me, this shirt is the epitome of Kate Spade.  It is classy, good quality, and slightly quirky. It can be dressed up or dressed down without loosing its classy Kate Spade style.  After working at Kate Spade my life was changed, this was really where I found my absolute love for fashion.  If I had the time I would love to work there again.  Here's to hoping! When I wear this shirt, as I mentioned before, I wear it with all black.  I really want the pattern to stand out.  I try my hardest to not wear overbearing jewelry or makeup, because I love this shirt SO much!

I hope you have enjoyed my "Top It Off" blog post and the fun shirts that I have in my own personal closet.  Any of these companies I have mentioned could be considered some of my top go-to clothing companies, among others.  A special thanks to Bonnie, for inspiring a more personal fashion blog post and hopefully more in the future!

What is your quirkiest top in your closet? I spent a fortune on one of my favorite sweaters, have you ever done the same thing? (I need to know I am not alone!) How would you describe your style? How do you make your fashion statements? 

Now, go find your quirkiest top and Carpe Diem, Dear!

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4 Things He Is...

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; 
you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen 
for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. 
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night 
my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. 
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 

Psalm‬ ‭16‬:‭5-8‬

Sometimes I need a reminder of who the Lord is. When my life seems amazing that is when I tend to stop focusing on the Lord. Right now, my life is amazing, and I have found myself trying to lean on my own understanding. While reading Psalm 16:5-8 four things stood out to me. These four things are who Christ is to me, and four things I can trust no matter my situation--good or bad.

1. He is my Portion. 

The Lord is enough. God has given me everything I need. Christ has saved me and blessed me. There is nothing on this earth that could ever be enough, but Christ is. There are times in my life where I feel void or as if I am empty. The only thing that could ever fill me is Christ--His love, His compassion, His mercy. Only the Lord is enough. 

Where do you need the Lord to show you He is enough? In what area of your life do you need to be filled?

2. He is my Keeper.
God has blessed me so much, and even though I hate it sometimes, He has set boundaries for me that keep me safe and out of harms way.  I am so grateful to be following a God that knows what boundaries I need to keep me safe.  Sometimes I am hard-headed and struggle keeping the boundaries, but God always seems to remind me why he has placed them for me.  I love having a God who keeps me safe.
Are you paying attention to God's boundaries in your life? Are you letting the Lord be your keeper?

3. He is my Counselor.  
He can calm my mind.  He can heal my heart.  He knows what words to speak in order to give me peace.  He can guide me in whatever situation I find myself in. He can give advice and love better than any human.  And he is available 24/7.  I don't need to wait on him to get into his office or to answer an email--all I have to do is pray.
Do you need to have a therapy session with God? Is there something God is trying to counsel you in and you are not listening?

4. He is my Target.
My goal in life is to be like Jesus.  Being Christ-like is like hitting the bullseye.  The more fixed my gaze is on Jesus the more steady I become in him.  Even if I don't hit dead center, there is always a second chance.  God is so forgiving and he wants us to hit our mark.  Sometimes I stray and try to hit targets that are impossible to hit.  It is great to know that God is on our side, He wants us to hit the target, and our target is completely achievable with His help.
Do you need to refocus your eyes? Is Christ your target right now, or is it success, wealth, happiness, love, or something else?

God is obviously much more than these four things stood out to me today.  It is a great reminder that God has our lives in His hand, and that He is in control.

Carpe Diem, Dears.

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A Tour Though Blogland

1. What are you working on?
Currently I am trying to survive.  Posts are coming few and far between these days, but I am desperately trying to figure out a schedule that will keep me blogging because I love it! My first goal is to figure out what I should write about and pre-writing some blog posts. Maybe over fall break.
I am also currently working on a Dress For Success project for school.  I cannot wait to have this even and post about it!

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
I am not sure.  I don't read many other fashion blogs simply because I don't have time.  I read my friends' blogs, and blogs that are a part of the various groups I am a member of, but I don't read many outsiders' blogs.  I do think mine differs because it is a smorgasbord of stuff.  It is fun to write when you aren't constricted in a teeny tiny box. Then again, your box gets you readers.  Maybe I should find a cool looking box to jump into, then again, maybe not.

3. Why do you write?
I write because it is a passion of mine.  I also write because another passion of mine is to show people that being smart is something to strive for, and I also think being beautiful is something to strive for.  I feel the best way to approach both of those topics is though words.  So I write. I write because I want to have a voice in this world no matter how small it may be.  I write because words are the life blood of our minds and to keep our thoughts flowing we must use our words and our thoughts.  So I write.  To really answer the question I write because I like to.
4.How does your writing process work?
What is a writing process? Just kidding.  I think a lot before I write, unless it is one of my photo shoot posts.  Most of my other posts lately have been Jesus/ Devotional posts.  I don't know why, but I have really needed to hear that people are in the same situation as I am.  So I guess that is where most of those posts came from.  There honestly wasn't much writing process behind them, just Jesus speaking in and through me.  If I am writing a longer or different piece I will usually do a rough outline and then type away.  I have to plan too much for papers at school; to me blogging should be fun.  Creative nonfiction.  Ya know? :)

Here are some of the pictures of me and where I write. I write any and everywhere I don't have one place where I write my best and I don't intend on ever having that place.  I like to be free to write whenever and wherever I am.

Yes, I often write in footie pajamas.  I also have rocket ship ones.  Be Jealous. :)

I also often write in my bed.  So If you see sleepy sentences that could very possibly be why.

And for fun, this is where I do all of my make up for my tutorials.  I leave it a mess because that is how I think.  

Here are my two nominees!
I can't wait to see your ladies tour through blogland!

Shelby // ShelbyClarkBlog

Go find your happy place and write, write, write! and Carpe Diem, Dears!


3 Ways to Wait

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, 
faithful in prayer. 
Romans 12:12

Are you in a time of your life where waiting is getting hard? I am.  There are so many things I want in this life but God is simply telling me to wait.  The other week I blogged about Jeremiah 29:11.  I talked about how God has known and still knows the plans and desires of my heart.  But a few days ago I got tired of waiting.  As I went to read my bible I decided the verse of the day would be a good one.  October 2nd's verse of the day was Romans 12:12.  "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (NIV).  I realized that sometimes God wants us to wait on his timing.  

Romans gives us three things we can do in our time of waiting on the Lord. 

1. Be Joyful
There is a difference between being happy and being joyful.  I firmly believe you can be sad and joyful at the same time.  Sadness to me is a fleeting feeling.  Sometimes it is deep and painful, but it is something that can be hidden and happiness can be hidden too.  A fleeting feeling can be hidden.  But, there a deeper feelings, like joy that cannot.  "The Joy of the Lord is my strength" says  Psalm 28:7.  In your time of waiting, in whatever you are waiting for, find the joy of the Lord. Whether it's a flower blooming, a fresh cup of coffee, or going to your bible to read your favorite verse actively seek and dwell in Christ's Joy.

2. Be Patient
I absolutely.  With a passion. Despise. Being patient.  I am so loathing of patience I can't even use proper grammar to tell you how much I despise being patient.  But the bible reminds me over and over to be patient.  Psalm 46:10 says "Be still and know that I am God." Be Still.  God knows the plans he has for us and he is working everything out in the favor of those who love him (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28).  Being patient may mean not being involved in as many activities as you would like.  Being patient may mean being in a place that is uncomfortable.  One of my favorite quotes is "I will praise you in the hallway until you open another door, Lord!" Sometimes we are just stuck in a hallway of life and God wants us to learn something in that hallway because we will need it on the other side of the door he opens next.  Take time to be patient, to be still, and to be taught.  

3. Be Prayerful 
More specifically than being prayerful--Be faithful in prayer.  Being Faithful means being strict or thorough in the performance of a duty.  In a relationship one of our duties is to talk to your friend.  Communication is a duty of a relationship.  We are to have a relationship with God.  Sometimes we may miss an open door because we simply haven't prayed.  Being faithful in prayer is praying constantly and consistently. I have talked to many young people who will tell me "I am so tired because I stayed up unit 1:00am texting __(Insert Crush's Name)__ . If you can stay up until the wee hours of the morning texting a crush, you should be able to stay up until the wee hours of the morning talking to a God who is guiding and directing your life.  Set aside times of your life to pray, to talk to God, to seek his presence.  His presence in your life is so much more beneficial than anyone else's presence in your life.  Talk to God.  Ask for his guidance.  You do not have to be perfectly clean and whole to come into the presence of God.  You can be broken, battered, and bruised-- physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually--to enter the presence of God.  Be faithful in talking to God.

Sometimes waiting can be hard.  Luckily, God has given us instructions on how to wait in his timing. What are some other ways that you have had the Lord tell you to wait? What one of these ways to wait should you be working on? What are you waiting for?

Waiting isn't a bad thing, and you can still Carpe Diem, Dear, while waiting!