Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Hello everyone, it's me again ... Alisha?  The girl behind this blog ... yeeeah her 😝

I felt it was due time for another post, because ... well ... I hadn't posted in a while, and who loves a silent blog, right???

I sincerely apologize for the silence on this blog - 2017 has proven to be the year of travels for me (totally not complaining here lol), and other things have happened here at home ... so that explains the "neglect" y'all have seen here on the blog.

As y'all know, Rhey and I spent a little over two weeks in Kentucky visiting our totally awesome friends (you can see past trips here ... here ... and here 😉).  While we were there, we were able to celebrate Chloe's birthday, Sammy-boy's birthday, Chloe's graduation, and our one year friendaversary (technically we've been friends for much longer, but we first visited them last year!).

Here are some pictures for you all to enjoy 😁

Happy Birthday Chloe

Exactly one year ago...

I finally met my friend of two years
We became closer than ever - actually we became more like sisters
She and I realized that we were truly Lucy and Ethel (her being Lucy, and me Ethel)

Exactly one year later ...

I am able to celebrate her 19th birthday with her
We have become even closer than last year
We still act like Lucy and Ethel

I am so blessed to call Chloe my best friend, my unbiological sister, my other partner in crime.


The New Smurf Movie || Promotional Post

"na, naaa, na-na-na na, naaaah na-na, naa naa"
(or how ever you type that out)
Today I bring to you a post all about the loveable blue creatures, and their new movie!  That's right, the smurfs are back in the upcoming film "Smurfs: The Lost Village" premiering April 7th, 2017.
If you would like, you can visit the Smurf website to find out more about the movie.
Speaking of the Smurf website, it is the coolest site ever.  It offers everything a family could want: coloring pages, the trailer, "meet the characters", etc.
In order to celebrate this movie premiere, I am hosting a giveaway.  The prize: two free tickets to the movie (movie dates for the tickets are April 7th-16th).  This giveaway ends April 6th, so hurry and enter now!
To enter, comment below who'd you'd go see the movie with.

Victorious Declarations

Two months ago, I wrote an article about the power of words, if you haven't read it - you can find the post here.

Just a few weeks ago, my dear friend sent me something called "Victorious Declarations".  What it is, is a list of Scriptures that you read over yourself.  It helps you refocus your thoughts to the mind of Christ, and to speak godliness over you, your life, your thoughts, etc.

It is amazing!  So amazing, I just had to share it with you all :)
Please feel free to copy this list, print it off, and add other Scriptures to it.  Make it yours!

~ I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Ps. 139:14)

~ I am like a green olive tree planted in the house of God. (Ps. 52:8)

~ My life has been redeemed from destruction and I am crowned with loving kindness and tender mercies. (Ps. 103:4)

~ I am my Beloved's, and His desire is toward me. (Song of Songs 7:10)

~ I have been given the mind of Christ. (1 Cor. 2:16)

~ I have been bought with a…

Wait for the Best

Wait for the guy who loves his Savior more than he loves you.
Wait for the guy who leads you spiritually.
Wait for the guy who puts Christ as his head and at the center of the relationship.
Wait for the guy who pushes you closer to the Lord, than to himself.
Wait for the guy who respects you and your family.
Wait for the guy who loves you for who you are in Christ and as an individual. Who doesn’t stop showing you and telling you just how much he loves you.
Wait for the guy who reaches for your hand, no matter where you are, and holds it proudly.
Wait for the guy who is so excited to have you in his life, that he introduces you to the entire world.
Wait for the guy who is passionate and serious about what he does (in work AND serving God), but yet he still makes you his priority.
Wait for the guy who makes you genuinely laugh. The laugh that lingers long after the moment has passed. The laugh that makes it impossible to be down in the depressing times.
Wait for the guy who puts in an effort …

Disney's Beauty & the Beast (2017) || Movie Review

“Tale as old as time”, this is absolutely true with this beloved fairy-tale and classic Disney movie.
For the past months, this timeless classic has been getting lots of bad talk. Why? Because of what was said by the producer Bill Condon and actor Josh Gad. They had mentioned how this movie had a “gay scene” and a big surprise for same sex couples. This led a drive-in theater to cancel the showing, because the owner felt that this would not be appropriate if Jesus were sitting with them; a theater in Malaysia to not show it, unless Disney cut out the gay scene; and multiple families who forbid from going to see this movie.
While I exhort all parties for standing up for Biblical principles, I must say that I personally believe all this talk, and boycotting has been blown out of proportion.
I have read articles that have stated how there is lots witchcraft (and that the Enchantress is pure evil), sodomy, bestiality, and every other “abomination” they could find.
My goal in this is to pr…

What's Popular on Alisha In Progress || Top 10 Posts of 2016

Are you wondering what posts were popular in 2016 here at Alisha In Progress? Are you new here, and want a list of posts to read?
Here's the top 10 posts of 2016 ... enjoy :)
** What About Crushes?
** The Silent Monster
** When Life Gives You Lemons
** Dear Younger Me
** I'm Not Waiting {An Open Letter to My Future Husband}
** Created {Guest Post by Chloe McCormick}
** Learning the Art of Joy
** The Transformed Girl
** When God Is Silent
** Seize the Day
** Prayer & Purity

Which post(s) was your favorite this year? Comment and tell me, your feedback will help me make this blog better 😉