Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pretty Thrifty: Missing Out

Hello Ladies,

Have you ever missed going someplace or doing something that you didn't want to miss? Do you remember how that felt? What did you do about it? Did you learn anything from it?

A few years ago I had to miss going to summer camp. I was really, really disappointed. I felt like I needed to go, that I needed to be rejuvenated. So I was pretty upset.

Well, God's got a good sense of humor, and He loves us far above what we can imagine ourselves. That week was the best week I had that summer. I was stirred up spiritually, calmed mentally, and joyful physically.

Sometimes God knows that we need to miss out on things in life because He has a far better plan for us. It can be simple things or it can be big things, but no matter the size it all comes down to this.

God loves each and every one of us so much that He wants to be involved in our everyday lives, guiding us step-by-step through every single moment of our day. So the next time you think you are missing out on something, look for what God might be doing for you or trying to teach you.

You are God's beloved child, and He wants what is best for you even if you don't particularly like how it's served up.

Keep your eyes on Him and nothing will be impossible to you.

Teen for the Lord
Necklace: $3.00
Sweater (Amazon Review Item): $0.00
Tank: $5.00
Jeans: $18.00
Boots: $14.00
Total: $40.00

This article was featured in issue #130 of
The Christian Home Magazine.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pretty Thrifty: An Introduction

Hello Ladies!

My name is Emily.  I have been writing a blog called Teen for the Lord for about six years. I write faith based posts as well as Pretty Thrifty, my own little fashion show. Now, I am a cheapskate. The point of my Pretty Thrifty posts is to encourage you all and to show young women that you can be cute while being modest and cheap.

So I want to give you a little trivia about myself.
1. I am a avid musical fan!
2. My favorite musical is Calamity Jane.
3. I love to sing, dance, and act.
4. I am a freshman in college pursuing a Business Administration Associates Degree.
5. I love working with little kids and teens.
6. I have a cat named Tiger.
7. I am deathly afraid of sharks.
8. I used to be deathly afraid of moths.
9. I play guitar, piano, and box drum.
10. I love chocolate and peanut butter!


Jean Jacket: Gift
Bracelet: Gift
Black Dress (thrift store): $5.00
Guitar: Gift!
Boots (garage sale): $1.00
Total: $6.00

Have a wonderful day and God bless you all!
Emily, Teen for the Lord

This article was published in issue #128 of 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!
This year I want to start twelve new good habits and stop twelve bad habits.
What bad habit will I break first? Not blogging consistently.
First good habit to start? Charging my phone.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Last night my mom came into the room and said to me,
"It's time! You need to let your viewers know you are alive."

Well, obviously, I am alive. I started college in August, so of course I have been very busy writing papers and doing assignments. I was also working the first half of the semester, so that took up even more time. 
Keeping a blog up takes a lot of time. 
A deeper reason is Pretty Thrifty. I have put on quite a bit of weight over the last year, and it has been difficult to post pictures of myself that make me feel, well, beautiful. 
I understand the need to love myself in the skin I'm in, but it's hard. I have been struggling with it a lot. Also I am having a hard time deciding what to do next with my life and feeling discouraged. 

So overall, I have really been struggling with my self confidence, and my desire to get up and go has been kind of pathetic. 
So I apologize. 
I don't mean to be neglectful of the blog, but I have been.

And I didn't mean for this to be a sad post either. 
What I have been learning through this time is that I have to be patient with God.—to just ask for the next step. If I knew the future, it would give me the opportunity to run from it.
 And I don't want to run from it.
 I want God to use everyday that I live to prepare me for the exciting future he has planned for me. 

I also am learning to love myself for who I am. Not just my body, but my personality and how I interact with people. 
I'm not like a lot of people. I am loud, dramatic, awkward, and a little ditsy. 
I will probably never be a quiet, still person, as much as I would like to be sometimes, and I will probably never be uber sensitive or meek. I will probably never be a perfect follower or a perfect leader.
 I will never be blonde, because I have eyebrows the color of charcoal And that's okay with me :).
I will be who I am, because God knit me together in my mother's womb, and I am beautifully and wonderfully made.

Merry Christmas to you all!
As this year ends, celebrate who God created you to be and remember how much he loves you for who you are.
Teen for the Lord

Modest Mom


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