I am absolutely in LOVE with this color :D I’ve been looking for a quality pink for awhile, and I caved in and bought Essie’s Peach Daiquiri.
I like how it’s not TOO bright, but not pastel either — the perfect shade for spring/summer.
I think I’m going to try and be more proactive in blogging, and post up other content like food reviews, etc. :)
So for my inaugural food post, Sam and I went to Plume today for lunch to try out their banh mi. Located conveniently downtown, we were able to park a the library and walk over to the restaurant. The interior and seating itself was pretty limited, and so we decided to take our meal to-go and eat at the waterfront.
I got the grilled park banh mi with jalapenos (which weren’t spicy at all…) and iced French Vietnamese coffee. Overall, it was alright — definitely a more Americanized version of banh mi that I’ve tried. If I had to choose, I think I’d rather go to the Banh Mi Unwrapped in the UDistrict.
On a side note: Volterra apparently has happy hour from 12-6pm. Must try next time!!!
Chapter 1 - “God”
As I was doing my SOAPYs this morning, I came across the following verse:
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things were created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)
I want to highlight the last section of the verse, “…all things were created through him and for him.” All things on Earth and in Heaven, the visible and the invisible, are crated by God to glorify God. As I am starting to read through “The Explicit Gospel”, the first chapter focuses on our understanding of God, and how glorious and wondrous He is. He is the God who created us, who created everything, and we are made to worship him. He did not create us/redeem us because He was lonely - no! He loved us, continues to love us, and His work is done through us.
Going through this first chapter reminded me of last weekend’s conversation with my small group, about how God is the center of our lives, instead of us being the center of His. One of my sisters is struggling with this thought as she’s going through hardships, and asked us, “And you’re okay with that?”
Chapter 1 - “God” goes on to say that we often make the mistake of thinking that the gospel is about us, our lives, when in reality, it is all about Him.
I think many times I have the same mentality of focusing on my wants and needs. I use the Bible to justify my thoughts and actions, and live a life that is self-absorbed. I fail to see God being at the center of it all, and instead focus on a self-centered life. I want to be reminded of God’s glory in everything that I do, and that this is a part of His story, not mine.