Monday, April 23, 2012


I had a wonderful day today. Amanda and I have been talking about heading to a Nordstrom Rack together since last summer. Neither of us had been able to do anything more than a short drop in before. So today was the day. We also went a nearby mall that had dozens more stores than we are used to!

It was so fun!

I went into stores like Lush, H&M, Sephora, and so many more that I had only heard about! They blew my mind!

I didn't buy stuff at every store, but shopping was fun. And I knocked a few items off my summer list (including coral capris!)

Now I'm home and Travis is at a meeting. I'm tired and dirty physically...and I feel the same mentally to be honest! I love shopping and spending the time with a good friend. And I got tons of DIY inspiration! =)

But sometimes it is easy to become unsatisfied. I see all the better dressed people out there...all the clothes I can't (or choose not to) afford...and slowly, discontent can begin to set in. At a moment like this, I feel as though my heart has gotten dirty. It is not the joyful, thankful heart that headed out this morning. I need to be refreshed. I need to go back to my Savior, to be washed in Him.

I need to meditate on Him. To take joy in my Savior and to return to a place of contented thankfulness.

I need to be washed and satisfied.

Not satisfied in what I have. Not a satisfaction conjured up by reminding myself how lucky I am compared to poor people in Africa.

I need to simply sit at the feet of my Savior and let Him satisfy me! How? I need to find peace in the knowledge of who He is and what He has done for me (the gospel)!

So that is what I am going to do. Worship music, prayer, and maybe listen to a sermon on my iPhone. =) I hope you can find time today to be refreshed in Jesus today!

What do you do when you needed refreshing and cleansing? Do you ever get "stained" by jealously and discontent?


  1. I'm a new follower to your fun blog via the blog hop. Have a great week!

  2. I totally know what you mean! Shopping can be fun but definitely leads to discontent for me. Thank you for your godly perspective!

  3. I'm JEALOUS!!! tooooo exciting!;-)))))

  4. Such a good reminder! I struggle with the same when I go shopping! Thank you!!

  5. Great outlook! Thanks for hooking up through the Meet & Greet!


  6. I'm so glad you linked up today with Covered by Grace! This is such a great reminder. So many times we think about how we need to get alone with God but forget to actually do it!

  7. Great thoughts, shopping does often lead to discontentment and it happens without realizing most of the time.
    I just came from Covered in Grace and am now your newest linky follower :)