feeling love.

lately things have been a little crazy. we have finally come to some sort of discovery about why the little lady has been screaming. two words. acid reflux. 
i dont know much about it. and i know that she does not have a very severe case (which i am so thankful for!) but for now she is on some medication and seems to be doing alot better. 
i go back to work in like 3 weeks, and i am honestly not looking forward to it. i know that i my job is to be a wife and a mama and i want to do just that, we are praying and praying for wisdom from the LORD as to when i can stay home. its scary, and its hard, and i dont even know if or how it will be possible. nick has applied for a promotion at work, and if he gets it then that would be such an amazing blessing. last week was hard, because i was trying to get my milk supply back up and basically stayed home nursing most of the day. i think i lived on the couch. (which is not something that i love) my house is a mess, i have 3 loads of laundry to fold, a load of dishes, and bills to pay. but something else happened last week that was incredible. it is by Gods grace that i am behind on project31 and today's topic is exactly what i wanted to blog about anyways!
day twenty four 
Day 24.  What is Jesus teaching you presently?
i have been going to church since i was a little girl. i have always known that Jesus loved me, but i have honestly never felt it. i have known in my head so many things but have not ever felt them in my heart. i have struggled a lot with feeling valuable to the LORD. i have been going though some things lately that have been really hard. i have felt so alone, and in the midst of all of that i knew that the LORD loved me, i knew that he was there but i couldnt feel it. oh how i have wanted to feel it. my sweet husband is always leading me and pointing my back to Jesus and i am so thankful that he sat down and asked me to pray with him. i finally found some rest and some peace. i finally felt whole again, and for the first time in my life i actually felt that the LORD loves me. its a really big deal. so, presently Jesus is teaching me that he loves me. even when life is hard. he is teaching me that i can trust him, even with things that are scary. i am so thankful that he is teaching me. i feel like i can see and feel the gospel in a whole new way.
xoxo:: a 


Day 1.  What does beauty mean to you?
Day 2.  What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3.  Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4.  Style 31.  Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5.  Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6.  Jaded beauty.  Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7.  Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8.  Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)?  Share, please!
Day 9.  What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10.  What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11.  Post a recipe.  Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12.  Write about what wears you out as a woman.

Day 13.  Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.

Day 14.  Style 31.  Post an outfit pic!
Day 15.  Write to encourage a friend.  Inspire her beauty.
Day 16.  Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life.  Tell her what beauty means.

Day 17.  Write about 3 things that make you happy.

Day 18.  Describe your personality.

Day 19.  Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)

Day 20.  Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.  

Day 21.  Write a letter to your husband to encourage him (or if you are single- your future husband.)
Day 22.  What are some needs that need to be met in your community?  Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.

Day 23.  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?

Day 24.  What is Jesus teaching you presently?

Day 25.  Style 31.  Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26.  What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27.  Write a blog to encourage someone and build their confidence!
Day 28.  Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29.  Write about "a day in the life of me."  (Pics are great!)
Day 30.  Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31.  Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!


  1. loved this post, Ally! I love the way you open up on here - that's not easy to do online! :)
    I'm glad God is revealing His love and care for you these practical and clear ways. Those are the best; right in the middle of stress and trial. I've actually found that's when I feel His love even more. When things are going fine and dandy, its so easy to think WE brought that on ourselves.

    You're such a good Mommy and I'm glad Maggie is blessed to have you!

  2. Jesus is so good. And you are so beautiful.


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