Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Five

I'm back this week with another Friday Five! This has been quite a heavy week in the news and prayers continue to go up to all those in Boston during this scary ordeal, as well as to those dealing with the aftermath of the explosion in West, Texas. I pray that all involved in these tragic events will experience the comfort and healing of Jesus, and rest in the security that the refuge of His wings is the one place where we will always be safe regardless of our circumstances. And I hope that everyone can remember that while there is a lot of evil in this world there is also still a lot of good, and that Christ's redeeming power is constantly at work in this fallen world.

Now for this week's Friday Five:

1. Philippians 4
One of the verses in my Jesus Calling devotional this week was from Philippians 4, and as I went to read it I was reminded of just how great the whole entire chapter is. In fact, it's probably one of my favorites in the whole entire Bible. It's full of great encouragement and wisdom from the Apostle Paul: rejoice always, don't be anxious, present your prayers and petitions with thanksgiving, the peace of Christ, think praiseworthy thoughts, contentment in all circumstances, and strength through Christ! One verse in particular that struck my attention and is really a theme verse for me right now is Philippians 4:8- "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things." 

2. Lilly Pulitzer Murfette Scarf in Shorely Blue Chin Chin 
I have multiple Lilly Murfee scarves, but for my birthday I got my first ever Lilly Murfette scarf. This shorter and lighter version is the perfect springtime accessory, and it's a different color scheme of the Chin Chin print I'm currently obsessed with! The online picture doesn't do it justice, so below is a close-up of the print and colors in real-life. You can also check out my recent featured outfit post to see how I incorporated it into an ensemble.

3. Bronze Jack Rogers
Nothing says Spring like a new pair of Jacks, and I recently treated myself! I love the classic metallic Navajos because they go with everything, but I wanted some with a different look from my gold and my silver pairs. The bronze Hamptons Navajo, which are actually a new color for this year, fit the bill perfectly. They are gorgeous and I know I will get a lot of wear out of them.

4. J.Crew Factory Purple Elephant Critter Necklace
I love my purple elephant critter necklace from the J.Crew outlet that I recently added to my collection of elephant stuff. The charm is similar to the J.Crew outlet gray elephant critter necklace that I also have and love. This purple elephant necklace is actually from the girls' section, so the chain is a little bit shorter than the regular one. I got this for a great deal when the J.Crew outlet recently had a 50% off sale. It's a fun way to add a pop of color to a neutral top!

5. Sheila G's Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle
One of my new favorite sweet treats is this brownie brittle I tried for the first time about a month or so ago. The crispy edges of a pan of brownies was the inspiration for this treat. The serving size is pretty generous, so it's a great way to still enjoy a satisfying dessert without being too unhealthy. (image via)

Have a great weekend y'all!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Murfette scarf - its such a nice weight for warmer spring and summer days!