Paul's Letter to the Philippians

I know what you're thinking, "She has definitely lost her mind with this post's title!"  Not quite. See, my son, a.k.a. this blog's photographersaid to me,  "You know, you don't write about Jesus anymore." And he's right. And on such a glorious day as today, with the sun shining and the temperature's above freezing, it's hard to ignore His presence. 

Yesterday's Sunday School lesson (yes, maybe hard to believe this too, but I am a Sunday School teacher) centered around Paul's Letter to the Philippians. Our class consists of 3 adults (including myself) and 4 teenagers (including my teenager). Pretty good ratio if you ask me. Intimate. Quaint. Personal. In other words, no room to run or to hide. 

Have you read Paul's letter recently? How amazingly beautiful, encouraging, uplifting and inspiring! In four short chapters, this imprisoned solider of Christ was able to tell his followers, to rejoice and be joyful because in this "race of life", Jesus Christ should be your ultimate goal, your finish line. He encourages them to love one another and be of one mind as a church. The entire letter exudes positivity. He tells them to rejoice and be joyful even in times of suffering. And that's what it means to be a Christian. We should always be joyful in anything we do...as long as we seek to know God. As Christians, we shouldn't be depressed and have a "woe is me" attitude. Paul certaintly did not in this letter, which makes him a credible writer. 

One of my favorite verses in this letter is, "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (3:20). I think I'll use his words the next time I travel.

But of course, most readers would quote Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Aint that the truth!

So I guess I inadvertenly (*wink *wink) wrote about Jesus today, or at least about one of his men.



Here's the look:
Blazer: Super old, Worthington.
Blouse: Bellatrix from Nordstrom Rack. Find here. 
Pants: Old Navy. Worn in previous posts.
Shoes: Natural Sole

Can you believe it's November?

Tote: BCBG
Watch: Michael Kos
Green link bracelet: groopdealz
Cuff bracelet: gift from my mom

Chloeandisabel Bouquet Rouge Long Pendant Necklace. Find here. 
"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ" (3:20).

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