5-22-13

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Shoeless on Sunset Blvd

As I walked up to church in Hollywood on Sunday, I saw some fellow church attenders leaving the previous service without their shoes. I saw valiant acts of service where friends were carrying friends without shoes on their backs down Sunset Blvd. I knew they were a little creative at Mosaic church in their approach to serving God. However, I was wearing my favorite gold boating shoes and I quickly stopped in the middle of the cross walk and exclaimed “I will not give away my shoes” and considered going home before stepping foot in the building! God had different plans for me Sunday night- As we study the book Uprising in our service our pastor usually challenges us with 3 specific applications. Our topic this week was generosity and our application was to  leave your shoes to be given to a charity and go home barefoot. My suspicions were confirmed and in that moment I realized once more with particular clarity how materialism is such a stronghold in my life. Tearfully, I went to the front of the auditorium and laid down my shoes.

Inspiration

http://mosaic.org/

Outfit Description

Dress (revisited)- Forever 21, Purse- Kate Spade, Gold Boat Shoes- belong to another now

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1-11-13

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If you miss the train I’m on

My sister had to travel over “500 miles away from home” to snap these photos at the Griffith Park Los Feliz train station. In an attempt to keep me away from malls, we were looking to do some hiking on her visit. We stumbled upon this adorable passenger train station. It is picturesque and functional! We didn’t have time to ride, but the spot is on my list to revisit with guests or just an afternoon release of my inner child! (If you are in the LA area and want to ride too, I posted the link below!) The conductor waived at us from the ticket booth as I sat on the fence, which was probably not intended for sitting –in my outfit probably not intended for hiking.

http://www.griffithparktrainrides.com

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Music Inspiration: 500 miles / The Journeymen

My Outfit Description

Dress- Forever 21, Gabardine Vest- hand-me-down from Eve, Scarf- Express, Leggings- Ann Taylor, Boots- White Mountain, Cuff and Earrings- Trendz Boutique in NYC