Monday, September 10, 2012

A Peace to Sail Away In

The peace of  the wonders I am surrounded with in nature bring a warmth of joy and a hug to my heart.  There are always days when we wish we were someone else or somewhere else, but if we can look into the sky and be glad we have our sight, that is one more blessing we do have. 

Some days I just want to be a Disney princess... but just because she lived happily ever after, doesn't mean people everywhere have freedom to even live...now does it? I'm so glad I have my BASI girls with me! 

  
Ladies, ladies, ladies!  Don't you just hate it when you judge yourself for your body image.  Better yet, don't you hate it when you compare yourself to someone who you KNOW is anatomically possible for you to look like?  Just the other day I ran across this facebook page someone had liked titled "Asian Hotties."  I was in distress because many of these girls were showing more skin than their actual face.  They became like objects.  It made me sad that someone I knew could look at young ladies like this- and even more sad that these girls liked the attention from these photos, which psychologically lowers their true self respect.  Posting promiscuous pictures of yourself online is dangerous and adds to the dangerous road which lead men to see women for their bodies, and become slaves to their sexuality, this addiction is one of the hardest to get over.  Let's remind ourselves that we are beYOUtiful, and your body is a treasure, not to lure men into addiction and disintegration.  Addictions take control and blind people from real life.

I do want to be healthy, and look presentable and cute to others and myself.  Here I come to the part of the story where I always have to remind myself- I love fashion because it is like art on my body- and  not a lust!

"I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you.  Let them be a holy & living sacrifice-the kind He will find acceptable.  This is truly the way to worship Him.  Do not copy the behaviors & customs of this world, but let god transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God's will for you , which is good & pleasing & perfect."  -Romans 12:1-2

Lastly, two things have come up this week many times: Patience and Story.  The word repetition doesn't nearly encompass the amount of times I have heard these words.  Since my school started 2 weeks ago I have been catching many opportunities that are thrown my way, and I suppose the Lord wants me to find my story, and use it to run and make these opportunities into successes.  I will assume that patience is what I need after I take my first leap into the water holding these opportunities with one hand, and the Bible in my other.
  • By the way... an internship with TOMS has been my dream for over a year! So, below is a picture of TOMS shoes.  For every shoe purchased, one pair is donated to a child in a poverty stricken nation! 
  • Let me know what you think about them? 




I am SUPER excited about my blogpost for next week! It's about my upcoming trip to Canada for an anti-human trafficking walk for [free-them] with BASI (check out the network and totally join)! Also, I would love to thank all my blog readers! I really love all your comments, and love replying, really really.
I am so happy you all are finally commenting on what I write ^_^ !!!
         Blessings Always, Christine.

32 comments:

  1. you make my eyes watery Christine! this post inspires me a lot.. thanks so much!!

    Cassie

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  2. Beautiful dress. I love your hair!

    LUXESSED

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  3. simply beautiful and captivating photos =) such an inspiring post.. Indeed it's sad to know that some people have failed to appreciate the beauty that God had given them. More often they have cling too much to the hope of becoming like their favourite models or celebrities.
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  4. Love the dress!!!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  5. wow you are soooo damn beautiful.! *-* i love your face, i love your hair and i love your dress.! de pictures are wonderful, damn love the location.! :) <33

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  6. The romantic and relaxed style reminds me of summer... starting to miss it already!

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  7. great pictures :*

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog :)

    It is a pleasure to follow you back ;)

    RUNWAY HIGHWAY

    xoxo

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  8. stunning pictures!! you are so prety!! i adore the dress and beautiful hair! amazing shoes too!!
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  9. Those photos are gorgeous! And I think an internship with a company like Toms would be SUPER cool :) Thanks for the comment on my blog, and I'm looking forward to reading more from you in the future!

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  10. Your white dress is so pretty! Great pictures!

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  11. Hello!
    And thank you so much for your lovely comments. :)
    I decided to join your cause because I think it is important for people to stick together and fight for a better world.
    I’m following you to.
    XX
    Helena, The Next Stop
    http://wthenextstop.blogspot.pt/

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  12. ah ah!
    I was looking at the pictures and thinking how much they reminded me of Pocahontas and they I read what you wrote about feeling like a Disney princesse, living happily ever after!
    You look amazing girl, the freedom you talk about definitely shows in these photos!

    My Own Project

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  13. beautiful blog!

    xoxo Shauna

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  14. gorgeous outfit, love the laid back look.
    Love your blog, following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  15. gorgeous outfit, love the laid back look.
    Love your blog, following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  16. Your look here is so sweet and pretty! Love your braids and carefree dress.

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  17. amazing dress ! You look fab in it <3 lovwe those floral shoes soo much :) ..would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)

    Daggi
    http://daggisway.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the place u'd chosen to take the shoots!
    Amazing jewelry & love toms!
    Thank u for ur lovely comment!
    xx
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  19. Amazing style!!! You have such a fashion sence!!
    Thanks so so much for you lovely comment.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  20. I liked your post a lot! It's true, everyone should love their own body and not be afraid to show the world that its okay to be a little skinny, a little fat, a little something, because in reality, everyone is beautiful and loved :)

    Thank you for the post because I have body issues and I've just started accepting my body and myself the way it is :)

    #Grateful!

    Much MUCH love,
    Bob!

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  21. this post is beautiful and so true. and you are beautiful too. =)

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  23. i`m following you.
    you have the most beautiful legs in the world!
    you're beyoutiful, indeed <3
    i`ll be back, promise!!
    <3

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  24. These photos look great! u look gorgeous

    xoxo, Eliza
    Bread and Butter

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  25. Anonymous15.9.12

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  26. Nice post and blog! (;
    Maybe u wanna follow each other?
    If u wanna, let me know. ♥

    Love, Jackffy
    jackffy.blogspot.com

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  27. Adorable look.
    I am your newest follower, if you like my blog feel free to follow me as well :).

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  28. Beautiful dress and the girl who wears it. (:

    Love this post a lot.
    Young girls are too conscious with body images nowadays that they are getting anorexic. ):

    It's a beautiful post to remind everyone to be themselves, and be proud of it. (:

    Loves how the dress flows with the wind. (:

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  29. Anonymous10.10.12

    thanks for sharing..

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  30. Love the dress!!!!! Kisses Francy&Stef chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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Thank you for the lovely comment. God bless & stay Be-you-tiful!