Let Him Be

Untamed Grace

He showed up to take me on a date in a shirt I’m not fond of. I talked during the entire drive to the pub. I answered all of the questions the other couple asked us. On our walk back to the car, I talked about how much fun that was for me and waited for him to open my car door; and in the 10 seconds it took him to walk from my door to his, reality slapped me in the face so hard, I swear I could taste the pumpkin spice latte I made him bring me earlier that day. “Holy freaking crap, felish. you are incredibly selfish.”

It’s not like I intended to be. I’m completely obsessed with this red-headed future husband of mine. But somehow, I got myself to this place of complete comfort. Of conforming this beautiful creature that God created into something perfect for…

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Band Slam: Graphic Tees

Let’s talk about every day fashion. I’m referring to those days where you need to relax, run errands and complete the basic functions of everyday life. My go-to outfit for days spent at the grocery store is a band graphic t-shirt, comfortable jeans and sneakers.

I will link everything, or similar items, in the description below! Let me know what you wear on your “errand days”.

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Outfit Details: J. Crew Jeans (similar), Guns ‘N Roses top (similar), Flannel (similar), bandanna (similar), Converse. 

 

 

The Power of Friendship: Life Update

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Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since new content was posted here on Lovely Dusk. My life has been swept up into a spiral of change and my priorities had to shift for a bit.

If you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram stories, you know that my apartment flooded three times in the past month. Twice from flooding due to rain and once from a broken water heater. My roommate and I have had a whale of a time dealing with the damages while starting our new jobs.

A few days ago, we received a call from our leasing company saying that we could move to a new apartment the next day. In 24 hours, we signed for a new apartment, packed up our bags and moved to a brand new space in town.

We couldn’t have done any of this without our friends and family.

The outpouring of love and support from family and friends, both old and new, was absolutely astounding. People traveled across the state to come and help us move. We were blessed.

The takeaway from this experience? It’s easy to see the negative news going on globally and not believe in hope. It’s easy to judge your neighbor based on a social media post. It’s easy to see the world as a bland place, but then something like this happens. When people bond together to simply help one another. Where unity and friendship collide to make a beautiful masterpiece.

So hold on to those friends who would help you move. Hold on to family members who drop everything to come to your rescue. Hold on to hope, because God is always watching over you.

That is the power of family and friendship.

 

xx,

Rebecca

 

 

The 7 Best Shows to Binge Watch This Summer

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Let’s talk about binge watching. It can be done at the pool, on the couch, while running on a treadmill, or while eating popcorn in bed at home. Here are (in my biased opinion) the best TV shows to binge watch this summer.

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  1. Master Chef/Master Chef Junior – Delicious food, competition, and Gordon Ramsay? Count us in. If you want a little more drama in your day I’d stick to the original Master Chef. On the other hand, MC Junior brings the adorable backstories and kids who have loads of ambition, drive and perseverance.
  2. The Blacklist – I always need a good crime drama in my life. Since I’ve watched basically every episode of SVU and Criminal Minds, I moved on to the delightful acting chops of James Spader. This show is good, really good and is chock full of action, romance and mystery.
  3. Psych – This is a throwback, but if you’re a fan like me, you know that Psych the Movie is coming out this Christmas! I’ve never seen a show that fits so many cultural references, comedic jokes and wit into one episode.
  4. American Ninja Warrior – Who doesn’t want to be inspired by amazingly fit, good looking people? You get caught up in the competition, hoping for them to just complete the next obstacle.
  5. Riverdale – I must warn you, this show is heavier than the others on the list. With so much drama, mystery and teenage sexual tension it’s like Gossip Girl set in a small rural town. This show will satisfy your high school drama needs. Plus the cast are all friends in real life and it’s really cute.
  6. The OA – This Netflix original is confusing and weird, but so addicting. We couldn’t stop watching the first season and are pumped for the second season release. This show contains a good dose of reality packed into a supernatural drama.
  7. The Office – This is never a bad choice. Ever. Michael, Dwight and Jim can always make your life a little more funny. Enjoy this half hour show in increments or all at once.

 

Thanks to my roommate and brother for helping me with this list. Let me know what you’re watching this summer in the comments below!

xx,

Rebecca

Bible Verses to Help Combat Loneliness and Strengthen Friendship

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Friendships are a tricky avenue of life. They ebb and flow, they grow strong, they break, they dissolve. Friends keep you on your toes. They make you think outside the box. Friends entertain, thrill, admonish and encourage.

Recently, I’ve moved to a brand new city for a job. People move time and time again, but I didn’t realize how different and perhaps lonely a new city could be. Now, I am extremely grateful to Jesus for bringing my college roommate and I together again in this new town. The housing hunt, move and day – to – day would be more difficult with someone I didn’t know.

For all of you out there in the same situation as me (a tad lonely, homesick and anxious) I have a few tidbits of hope for you. This isn’t a how – to list or a city guide, but a list of a few Bible verses about loneliness and friendship that can help you put this new stage of life into perspective.

Friendship

1 Corinthians 15:33 –  Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

Colossians 3: 12 – 14 – Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Proverbs 12:26 – The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

Loneliness

Deuteronomy 31:6 –  Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Psalm 25:16-17 – Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.

1 Peter 5:6-7  Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

May God bless you my friends in your time of need. May He lift up your spirit and encourage your heart. 

Feel free to comment below with any insights!

In His name,

Rebecca