Sunday, January 19, 2014

Being intentional...week 1

It has been so long since I posted anything. Yes, I am still here. And, no, I have not had a major crisis. The truth is, lately I have been going back and forth about whether or not to continue blogging. Sometimes, I feel like I am just wasting my time on something that is trivial. I want everything that I do to glorify God. Often, I quote scripture verses, but I wish there was more I could do to reach out to others and share my faith through my blog. I have decided that for now, I will keep blogging, but I think I'm going to start something new. Each week, I'm going to share something that I'm going to try to do (or try not to do) to be more intentional in my walk with Christ. I think as Christians, sometimes we are expected to be perfect, like we used to be sinners, but now that we're saved we are supposed to be perfect. Well, we aren't perfect, and there are things that we all struggle with; that's why we need a Savior. The things that I struggle with may not be the same as the things that you struggle with, but we all have something. I'm going to try to choose something different every week that I think will help me to get closer in my walk with God or something that I think will benefit those around me (could be something big or small). I would love for you to join me and share with me what you are going to be more intentional about each week.
For my first week, I am going to be more intentional about reading to my children. My husband and I used to be really good about reading to them every night. We let them each pick out a book and then we would also read a Bible story to them. Lately, we have been busy, tired, and it gets to be their bedtime and we just skip it. I think that reading to your children in general is very important, but especially reading the Word of God with them and having family prayer and devotion time. I'm hoping that if we instill in our children the importance of reading their Bible at a young age, and continue as they grow older, they will make it a priority for the rest of their lives.

I will still share outfits and other things as well. Here is what I wore to church today...

(closer up so you can see the necklace)

Dress: Old Navy (I used a gift card that I got for Christmas, but it was on clearance for $8.99) here
Faux Leather Jacket: Thrift Store $3
Necklace: $12.99
Booties: Old (gift)
Gold Sequin Clutch: $9.99
Total: $25.98
I hope everyone has had a great weekend! Please let me know if you want to join me in the "Being Intentional Challenge".



  1. Elizabeth, I have missed your blogs. I checked in on occasion to see if you had posted one. Disappointed when you had not. I love your idea and your encouragement to do more for Christ but also for us and our family. Bro. Stan had challenged us to begin our day with God's word and to close our day with God's word. I have begun this and it sure makes the day much brighter from the start. Thanks for sharing this. I am touched by your words!

    1. Thanks for reading. For a while, I was doing well about making sure I read my Bible everyday, but lately I have found myself skipping days. I'm sure staring out the day by reading the Bible really helps cause the day won't get away from you.

  2. I'm glad to see your post. Thank you for the reminder to be intentional. I have a similar goal for this year, so I will be joining with you. Cute outfit, too. :)

    1. Thanks, I can't wait to hear what your goal is for the year.

  3. I appreciate you sharing this Elizabeth! It's wonderful that you are going to be reading God's Word to the children and having family devotion time. I am praying for 7 lost people, every day this week, and wanting to hand out packets through our Every Home for Christ campaign to reach our community with the gospel. I will pray for you as you seek and follow the Lord this week and I will covet your prayers also!

    1. Thanks for praying for me and I will pray for you as well. I pray that God softens the hearts of those who need to be reached.