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All the good stuff

My life has been full of good stuff lately!sistertime

Spending time with my sister! She snapped this picture while I was shoving corn bread in my mouth at a restaurant… typical.

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It’s officially spring! Even though Pittsburgh has 5+ inches of snow on the ground right now, I’m so glad winter weather is slowly coming to an end.

Bibletime

Bible + coffee + journal time every morning. I love reading my Bible first thing in the morning. It really starts my day off on the right foot.

scarf

Scarves and cardigans. So comfy. That’s not to say that I’m not ready for tank tops and flip flops though!

juiceJuice. I’m slowly turning into a five-year-old with my juice box consumption. I think I embarrassed Jimmy when we went out to Panera Bread and I was sipping on a box of apple juice. That’s okay, no one there knew I’m turning 21 in June.

battlefieldofthemind

This book. I struggle with guilt over everything and anything all the time. This book was recommended to me, and I have been loving it.

Tell me about the good stuff in your life!

Made To Crave

I recently read a really, really good book that I wanted to share with everyone. Made To Crave for Young Women: Satisfying Your Deepest Desires with God

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Basically, the book makes the point that we crave things each day. We want to be happy, so we look to things that bring momentary happiness. There’s nothing wrong with wanting certain things, but God didn’t create us to rely on those things for happiness.

He made us to crave Him and the happiness that a relationship with God brings lasts forever.

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The book explores three kinds of cravings:
1. Emotional – seeking attention from people (mainly boys) instead of seeking God
2. Physical – over- or under-eating for comfort or control
3. Material – wanting new things to feel good

Another point that the book makes is:

We crave what we consume. If we consume and focus on our material, physical, and emotional cravings, we will always struggle with them. If we “consume” God (spending time in prayer, reading the Bible, attending church, etc.), we will begin to crave Him and feel fully satisfied.

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The bottom line of the book is:

As humans, we crave happiness…

-No matter how many clothing items you have, how much you do or don’t eat, or how many boyfriends you have, it will never be enough and these earthly things will never make you truly happy. They may make you feel good for a short amount of time, but only God can fully and 100% satisfy you.

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I highly recommend this book!!