WHY OUR FAMILY CHOSE TO ATTEND WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Wednesday.

It’s the middle of the week and you have so many things you need to accomplish before the weekend comes. You’re already anticipating how you’re going to chug through the rest of the work week without too much stress. This is us. We see Wednesday roll around and we think, “Whew! We’re almost there!!”.

I write this post to encourage and lift you up. Life is hard people..there’s no doubt about that. It really takes a church community and regular fellowship with others to see the true beauty that is a life in Christ. I know it’s not easy. It sure isn’t easy for me or my family. I’m working to be better though.

Before we had Bonnie, we used to attend Wednesday night Bible study and we LOVED it. It was a time for us to fellowship with others in our church community. We made great friends and had others encouraging us to remain in the Word throughout the week. It was a more relaxed setting which I really loved and thrived from. We got to joke and laugh with others and truly get to know them. Sadly, we fell off the bandwagon. Having a baby who had an early bed time made it difficult to commit. Excuses I know! Again, I’m working to be better.

This year will be special. Our dear friends have stepped up to teach the preschool class. This is HUGE. They have put so much heart and soul into making this a memorable experience for our young ones. Tristan will be able to learn so much about who God is and how his life can be forever changed. Even Bonnie will benefit! She has her own class where her teachers love on her and encourage her to be out of her comfort zone.

One Sunday, our youth pastor preached a sermon that I won’t forget. He stressed the importance of the Church and how important it is that we place our children’s pursuit of Jesus at the top of our list. That’s something easier said than done nowadays. Our children have so many extra curricular activities and responsibilities that they don’t have time for much else. What struck me was how passionate he was about our children coming to church. I’ve always thought about the importance of myself attending that I’ve forgotten how even MORE important it is for my children to attend. Yesterday was the first day back for the little ones, and let me tell you…they came home BEAMING. It made my heart explode seeing how excited they were about church.

I feel like I struggle with keeping in the Word throughout the week. I’m sure I’m not the only one..or at least I hope not! Going to Wednesday night studies always uplift my soul and humble me. I THRIVE on it. When I remain in the Word, every other aspect of my life benefits from it. I’m a better wife, mother, friend, and HUMAN BEING. It’s an uphill battle for me that’s for sure. I struggle with a lack of humility and humbleness. Only God can remedy that one, and oh how He has!

I pray this encourages you to find a church. Find a community where you THRIVE. Attend Wednesday night fellowship if your church offers it. You won’t regret it. I promise.

 

 

 

With love,

Chantelle

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HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT TOP AT THE THRIFT STORE

How many of you go to the thrift store and feel that it’s mostly junk and outdated clothes?? I know I have. I would only venture out when I needed a ridiculous costume for Halloween! Nowadays I go for just about anything I might need. I see so many cute styles all over social media, but just can’t justify the price tag sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for splurging on a nice piece of clothing! However, style doesn’t have to be expensive. Choose your wardrobe that makes YOU feel fabulous, because you are.

When shopping for tops, thrifting will be your best friend. You just have to know what to look for, and I’m here to help!

 

OK, brace yourself..my selfie game is STRONG people. Just work with me here.

Let’s talk vintage for a bit. I’m a sucker for ALL things vintage, especially clothes. Don’t shy away from these babies! This is one of my all time favorite thrifted tops. I always try to focus on color first, fabric, then detail. It can be overwhelming going down each aisle trying to find the perfect top with so many to choose from. This is why I go based off color! If the color catches my eye, then I usually take a look. If the color is perfect, then I see whether the fabric is in good condition and flattering. The fabric on this top is 100% silk…SILK!! It’s also vintage and has some amazing embroidery work on it, which ultimately sold me.

Thrift store finds
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This top is made from a silk-like material as well. Of course I was drawn to the color first! Yellow is my JAM y’all. I will choose yellow above any other color. I need to branch out..one day. I love how unique the hem is on the bottom and on the sleeves. It’s also what drew me in! I paired it with a bright colored necklace and flats. This is a great lunch date outfit or something cute to wear going out with friends!

Thrift store finds
Second Hand Style

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I also love a good button down. It’s classic, looks great on anyone, and so versatile! I roll the sleeves up during warmer weather and leave them long during the cooler months. Think about what color suits you and go for those! I tend to love a good chambray button down. It can match with just about any outfit! [More on that in another post!] I chose to pair it with some fabulous moto leggings I scored during the Nordstrom sale. I plan to wear these bad boys all winter long. I styled them with some cute wedge heelsΒ and you’re good to go!

Thrift store finds
Second Hand Style

One word..PLAID. It will never steer you wrong! I loved the blush color of this top and the quality. I think it’ll be nice to wear during any season. You know how much I love cuff shorts, so naturally I paired it with these [which used to be thrift store jeans!]. Add some Saltwater sandalsΒ Β and you’re ready to take on the day! This would be a GREAT outfit for play dates, a trip to the zoo, or running errands!

I’ve linked some of the pieces that are similar or the same from each outfit if you wish to go for the exact look!

Happy thrifting!

Chantelle

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