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A Call to Modesty

As you and a close friend are chatting over coffee at a local coffee shop, she asks you a question.  “I know you dress modestly, but isn’t it hard when those around you don’t?  Why exactly do you dress modestly?”  You knew this question would come up eventually, so you begin to explain the importance of modesty, we are called to modesty, and that modesty is a matter of the heart.
<<Is modesty important?>> When you dress modestly, you are helping the young men (also your brothers-in-Christ) out.  Job 30:31 says:
“I have made a covenant with my eyes;Why then should I look upon a young woman?”
It is an understatement that men have a huge difficulty when it comes to looking at ladies.  But why make it difficult for the Godly men, who have made the same covenant with their eyes as Job did, by wearing seductive articles of clothing?
This doesn't just apply to young women, but to young men as well.  Christian ladies have also made a covenant not to look at a young man!  So why co…

Let go and let God

As I look out on the horizon, the view is beautiful – a sunset with colors of pink, purple, and gold. As long as I don't look at where I am currently standing … I will be fine … “don't look down Alisha! Don't look down! Don't look down!” I take a deep breath and take in the beauty of what lies ahead of me. Then it happens … I look down! My heart starts beating faster and faster. I feel as if I'm gonna burst out in tears. My hands and legs start to tremble. I need to move back, but I can't … I can't move. If I move, then I will miss the beauty of what is ahead of me.
I'm not one to write a post like this, mainly cuz I can never seem to write it without it sounding like a mumbled jumbled mess. Plus, I've been to ashamed to admit to anyone that I'm not “fine” or “great” or “pretty fantastic”. So bare with me as I try to admit to everyone, how I am truly feeling!
You see, last year if you would have asked me if I was content in where God ha…

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Beauty vs. Character

In today's society all you ever hear about is “how to make yourself look 10 years younger” or “10 exercise moves that will give you the body you've always dreamed of” or “going gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/carb/sodium/nut free is the way to live a healthy life”. It seems that everywhere you turn, everyone is focused on beauty. Beauty this … beauty that … beauty, beauty, beauty. Don't get me wrong … I love looking/feeling beautiful (most of the time lol), but when emphasis is only on beauty, doesn't it seem that we're making beauty an idol/god?
“The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.” Proverbs 19:22
Girls, there is only so much we can do outwardly, there is a great deal more we can do inwardly! Instead of “improving” ourselves outwardly, how are we improving ourselves inwardly (our character)?
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30
is vain = does not last.
If beaut…

Don't be a busybody

“Oh my gosh! Did you hear?? Alisha is going to make a very special announcement. You didn't hear this from me, but I heard that she's in a courtship!” Wow … it's ah-may-zing how easily gossip can get started! Before I continue with this post, I need to clear everything up. I am not in a courtship nor is there a special announcement … sorry for the disappointment lol.
The Bible says:
“The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” 
Proverbs 18:8
Refusing to listen to gossip is just as easy as refusing a piece of cheesecake. Once you take a bite of that savory sweetness, you want more and more and more (oh no … now I'm hungry lol). Same goes with gossip! Once you start listening , you long to hear the rest. However, if you resist the opportunity to “nibble” on the gossip, then you won't crave the “second piece” and the “third piece”.
“A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, a…

Are you fair weathered or loyal?

>> What is friendship supposed to be like? << Many people have a different "ideas" of what a friendship is supposed to be/look like.  Some have the mentality of "we won't talk about faith/religion/denomination" or "no idle conversation" or "we'll talk about boys, fashion, boys, TV, boys, music, + boys." There is definite merit to the second mentality ... conversations should not be pointless, but you don't have to talk about faith in order for it not to be idle.  And at times, the first mentality could be practiced.  However, if you can't talk about your faith with your "friend" then you may need to decide whether or not this is a friendship you should keep.
So let's take a look and see what the Bible says about what a friendship should be like.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful." Psalm …

The truth is told

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and now y'all know what I'm impatient for lol.  Spring is fine too .... buut it just doesn't feel quite right when you have a bonfire in the spring =P
In HIS grace, Alisha      xoxoxoxoxox

January recap + February goals

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*Blog more
*Get my hair highlighted
*Learn a new song to sing with Rhey
*Read Isaiah
*Read Proverbs
*Read Psalm 119
*Exercise 4x a week - I wasn't really consistent in this .... buuut i was  a lot better than December =P 
*Take more nature photos - surprisingly I didn't take a whole lot of photos January ... ohh well!

*Blog more
*Journal more
*Read Proverbs
*Read Ezekiel
*Exercise 4x a week
*Learn how to speak Tagalog
*Learn how to play "I'll Fly Away" on the piano
What are some goals that you have for this month?
Until next time!
In HIS grace, Alisha       xoxoxoxox