My New Favorite Outfit: Power to Change

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Power to Change

Since starting to do daily devotions again this summer I've felt a change in myself, my thoughts, and my attitude.  I think I'm (generally) more patient, less judgmental, and a better wife and mom. However, I am still far from perfect.

Recently my husband and I had a "conversation" about t.v. We recently got Netflix, which has been really nice, however, I'll admit t.v. can be a total vise of mine.  Given the time I'll binge watch entire seasons of shows.  In general I watch a lot less t.v. than I used to simply because I don't have time as a mom, but I can easily spend all of Grant's nap time on the weekends planted on the couch.

Now, I don't think t.v. in it of it's self is bad, but I've got the power to chose what I watch.  After hearing the buzz about "Orange is the the Black" I decided to "give it a try," and by that I mean I was sucked in.  I'm not saying this to judge anyone who watches it and I hope you won't judge me.  I like the idea of the show, I think seeing what prison life is like is really interesting, but it's definitely not a show I'd discuss during our Sunday morning Bible Study.  And that's were the problem lays for me.  If I don't feel comfortable talking about it in church, I probably shouldn't watch it.  Unfortunately I didn't come to this decision on my own, it took my husband to point it out, and honestly I'm grateful for that.

Recently at church our pastor said that salvation frees us from the power of sin.  I will never be perfect, but with God I am able to be a better person and use the time I'm given more wisely.  I'm sure my issues with t.v. are just one of many hurtles I'll have to get through in my life, but I know with God I can.

The same goes for you, whatever your vise, whatever your challenge, God is with you.  Our pastor also said to "Pray not that God gives you what you want, but so that your wants line up with God's." He has the power to change our 'want to's" and I'm encouraged by that.

This dress I scored from thredUP (use link for $10 off) has to be hands down one of my favorite pieces in my closet. I thought it would be fun to pair it with teal today for work.  I also adore that it has pockets in the front, it's such a fun touch!

blazer: Kohl's similar
dress: J.Crew via thredUP (use link for $10 off) similar
necklace: Mariposa Medley c/o similar
 bracelets: chloe + isabel c/o samesame 
heels: Merona similar

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  1. Love it! And great message! <3 -

  2. Love the splash of fresh green with this cute B&W dress - more power Ginny!!!!


  3. I love the dress - and your wonderful message today. I can get so sucked into crappy TV.

  4. Super cute! I wish I liked to wear dresses and I am even less inspired when it's cold!! Since we have been allowed to wear jeans at work that is what I do...every day! My top half looks good but my bottom half has become predictable. I am not a fan of dress pants so do you have any recommendations that would be a step up from jeans but still not dress pants?

    TV= time suck for sure but I am also trying to keep up with SRT so that helps. Take care!

  5. Lisa, I like ankle pants with ballet flats or tall boots, that's definitley my go-to for cold days.

  6. I love this outfit!

    I have watched all of Orange is the New Black myself, and I have to say I think it brings to light some important issues worth discussing--mandatory drug sentencing, treatment of inmates, etc. and I think it also serves as a reminder of why prison ministries are so important. For me it served as a reminder that we're all the same, some of us just made better choices, but we're still all sinners. Just a thought. I really like the new direction your blog has taken.

    1. I agree it sheds light on the issues that exist in women's prisons, very valid point.

  7. I find myself watching a lot of TV lately, mostly because Seth is not home two to three nights per week. Great message to be more thoughtful about what we choose to watch...
    I really love this outfit! That dress is so gorgeous!

  8. Dresses with pockets are the best, and I love the leopard print. Plus it looks like it's a perfect fit! I will have to try my leopard dress with turquoise!
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  9. This is so important as a Christian parent. We are examples for your our kids and we need to be sure we are following the scripture. My daughter watches everything I do and it is a constant reminder to follow Him. Lovely dress(: Susan

  10. Love that green blazer and your jewelry!!



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  11. Oh Ginny you just get to me! I have previously prayed for my wants to be God's wants but I've fallen away and I've felt it. I want Him to give me what I want and that's wrong. I've been rededicating myself to daily devotions (I'm using She Reads Truth with the aim to read the Bible in a year for my first time ever.) This was such a convicting message for me-thank you!