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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wake Up and Smell the Roses- you are something to not only be loved, but to be liked.

Dear Readers,

Self image. I have been doing so much thinking about this issue. In the last six months, or so, I seem to have had this conversation with so many of my friends. Many more people than admit have problems with self-esteem and self-worth.

So I have decided to start a new series on my blog- "Wake Up and Smell the Roses." The last time I did a series everyone seemed to enjoy it, and asked me to do another one. This one is going to be on self image. I am going to put my neck out there and tell my testimony; what my self image was and how that's changed; conversations I've had with friends on self image; what the world says about self image and how we, as Christians, should view that; and look at what Scripture says about self image (not in that order).

So stick around for some interesting posts. It's going to be a bit of a wild ride; but hopefully you will laugh and cry with me as I share what I have learned, through more life experiences than many of you know. I think you'll see a little more of why I am the woman I am. And perhaps, you will see something of yourself in my story...

Come back soon to read...

"I see that magazine workin' that photoshop, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream, Sayin' that you made me like I was your Cinderella, and other cultural norms"

Always in His Arms,


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I Have a Problem....

Dear Readers,

My name is Cayla, and I have a problem. I  like to be in control. Not of other people- just of myself, my life, and my little bubble. I'm not a control freak, but I like having things planned and mapped out, and it going close to the plan. It doesn't have to be exact, just close. But I, have a problem.

Over the past few weeks, since arriving at school, I have had a few curve-balls hit my little bubble: some small, some big- but curve-balls nonetheless. Sometimes my little timeline isn't the one God has for me. Sometimes I make big mistakes. Sometimes bad things happen, and sometimes good things happen. It's apart of life. It's a day-by-day occurrence. And it's okay, because God is in complete control. And you know, really, I'm not in control at all....

So I've learned a few valuable lessons the past 6 weeks in giving God everything, because sometimes (okay, pretty much all the time) I have no idea why things happen the way they do...but isn't it a comfort that He does?

So my name is Cayla, and I have a God bigger than my problem.

~*Joshua 1:9*~

Always in His Arms,