Category: Life Lessons

Staying Positive at Work

One of my biggest struggles at the moment is being a light to others at work. It is so easy to compartmentalize your life so that you ony have to be a Christian at church or to friends and family, but at work I find myself falling into the black hole of negativity and consistent complaining that doesn’t inspire others to accept God’s love.

Do you feel this way at work? That when you are putting in 40+ hours a week at a stressful job it is hard to keep sight of what matters most? I know I do, but I came across some great verses that have inspired me to change my attitude at work and I am happy to share them with you.

1. Psalms 51:10

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

This verse reminds me it is never to late for God to renew your love for others and start fresh.

2. Ephesians 2:10

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

This verse is so encouraging to me, that God created each of us to do his good things for others and has a plan for our lives.

3. Colossians 3:23

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ”

It is so easy to forget that we are not working for our boss, manager or department lead but instead everything we do is for God and to glorify him. I hope this encourages you to smile more often on Mondays. Even though I am writing this to keep myself accountable I am sure a few others could use the same encouragement.

Tips for the Budget Savy Bride

wedding-party-jumpingThis past August, I married the man of my dreams on a beautiful rainy day.

Our wedding was less than 15k for everything except my engagement ring. Wanna know how we did it? Check out my top tips for having your dream wedding at a price that doesn’t make you loose your mind, or your house.

1.  Buy as little as possible from stores in the wedding industry

2. Don’t waist money on fancy invites

3. Be open minded

4. Find a unique venue

5. DIY your life away

6. Use a florist when necessary

7. Use your connections

8. Ditch the open bar

9. Do a location wedding

10. Ebay, Amazon, and Thrift Stores are your new best friends.