When I came across this dress at a thrift store the other day I squealed with delight. It’s so soft, made from jersey cotton, has a fun ‘art deco’ patterned waist band, and an awesome neckline. Win win win!
Last night Daniel and I had our own little in-home Ash Wednesday service. One passage of scripture we read was Psalm 51:18 ‘The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.’ This passage brought me so much comfort! It’s kind of a melancholy passage but lately I’ve been so broken over my sin, my daily downfalls, and comparing where I’m at right now in life and faith to where I long to be. I haven’t ‘arrived’ and I know I never really will. God calls me to be broken over my sin but filled with joy b/c of His love. He loves me even in my weakness and, in fact, He gets to show off His strength in my weakness. Well…show away, Lord!
As we enter this season leading up to Easter I’m reminded of my sin, my weakness, the pieces of me that I’m ashamed of. But I’m also reminded of what’s been done for me! Like the Gungor (listen here) song says ‘You (God) make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of the dust!’ Praise the Lord that He uses weak and wounded sinners.
Outfit breakdown: dress, Epic (thrifted) $4.99; teal tights, Target $4; grey suede booties, Payless $19; earrings, gift from my lovely friend, Maria!