Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Notification!

Hello, dear friends! I quickly wanted to tell you about a book that is currently$. 99 for the kindle. It's by Shelley Hitz, the founder of "Find your True Beauty" (see here) and the author of Mirror, Mirror, Am I beautiful? . The title of this $. 99 book is Body Image Lies Women Believe and the Truth of Christ that Sets Them Free. Try it out!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Jacob and Esau and Me- a poem!

Esau sold something precious
To receive what he wanted then.
Jacob deceived his brother
 To manipulate God's plan.

Immediate gratification
Is what Esau sought after.
But later he would regret
The folly of his barter.

Jacob wanted pleasure
So he used his smarts.
He wanted his own way,
Instead of accepting God's path.

Who am I more like:
Esau or Jacob or both?
Do I sacrifice a precious gift
Because of my petty impatience?

Do I attempt to control
The future of my life?
Or do I combine these two follies
And reap what I have sown?

I think at times we all fall
Into one of these two traps.
For these traps are disguised as the path to success
When they are really the path to destruction.

Let us consider our actions
In light of this Biblical story.
And let's not forget that we will reap
The consequences of our folly.

Saturday, April 13, 2013



It was was 2 in the *morning.* getting ready for a wonderful conference (that was four-five hours away). It was going great. Until then. ;)

I stepped directly onto a piece of jewelry wire sticking straight up from my carpet. It hurt! my foot started bleeding (yuck) and I was very frustrated. I could barely walk.

My mom told me to clean it out. ouch. that hurts too.

Then I put a band-aid over it. That didn't hurt so much, and it was much easier for me to walk, so I went downstairs to complete my preparation for the day.

I walk into my room. What's the first thing I see? My Bible, lying on my bed.

Cosette, I let that happen on purpose. Do you get what I'm trying to teach you?

     Yeah, I've learned to work on jewelry over a table over tile floor!

That's not exactly the point.
      Point taken.

When I say "point taken," it was. I believe that God's purpose was to remind me of the prophecy that says that Satan will bruise the heel of the seed of Eve, but that her Seed would crush his head. I sit here writing this post while my foot is doing that weird throbbing thingy, and I am reminded of what happened leading up to that point.

The night before, a situation had come up that I blamed myself for. I was super discouraged, but it was one of those things that I entertained in my mind that wasn't true and it certainly wasn't healthy! I even came to the point of tears, believing that lie. The next morning, a little wire in my foot straightened me out. I could now look back and see that I had let Satan bruise my heel through those thoughts, but then, recognizing my failure, I turned it to Christ, who overcame the situation and crushed the head of the enemy.

I mean, it wasn't as easy as it sounds. Nothing really ever is. Those negative thoughts really hurt badly, and taking them out kinda hurt too. Then I had to clean my mind of those thoughts. Here comes the hydrogen peroxide ;) . It stung. But it had to be done, or else I would get an infection and those thoughts would keep penetrating my mind, further and further. But it didn't end there. I put a bandaid over it. You see, the only bandaid that works for sin is the blood of Christ. He covered that wound with his blood, love, and grace, and when you look at that wound, that's what you see. The bandaid. The bandaid also provides padding so that I can get up and keep moving.

via pinterest

So, take this little illustration to heart. :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Giveaway Winner!!!!

The winner of the blossoms earrings is.... Ria! Congratulations! Ria blogs at Christian Wedding BlogSimply Me Creations, and Living a Life for Christ; go give her a visit!!!


Monday, April 1, 2013

1st Anniversary Surprises!!!

This blog was started in April 2012, so this month marks the first anniversary! I will be doing some specialty stuff this week to celebrate. As a special treat, I'd like to do my first giveaway!!!!

I am giving away a pair of my hand-made earrings called Blossoms. It is completely my design, and I hope that whoever wins enjoys them! Here's a picture~

Happy Birthday, {Aspiring to Be} Radiant!

Okay, so to enter, see the entry box to the left. ;)