A Girl Like You

I've been thinking about God a lot lately. A lot more than usual.

A few weeks ago I went to Bloom, in Port Huron, Michigan. V. Rose sang at this event and highlights it in her vlog, The Weekly V. I spoke. To give you a little background, Bloom is an event to help teenage girls see that they're beautiful in God’s eyes. God made them perfectly the way they are.

As I mentioned before, I was speaking at this event. And to be completely honest, I've never had a huge problem with my self image. I've never really 100% loved myself, but I've never hated myself either. And that was fine by me. Sometimes I’d get in a low spot, but overall, self image is not something I struggle with.

All of that being said, I think God likes to teach you something when one of two things happen: 

1. You get to a place where you think you don't need God’s help.
2. You surrender everything and say, “God, help me.”

I, of course, was at the place where I thought I didn't need God.

I thought, “God, I've got this. This is one area of my life that I've got together. You can take a break on this one.”
God knocked me off of my high horse really quick.

I realized a couple of things right away. The first thing was this: I wasn't all that confident. I don't think I'm ugly. I think I have some ordinary talents. I can do some cool things. I even like my personality. But God said, that's not enough. I've always thought of myself as average, but God said no. God told me that He made me perfectly. Those talents that I thought were ordinary? God gave me so I could do extraordinary things for Him. He really stretched me to see that I'm anything but average.

The second thing I realized was I'm not doing enough.

God challenged me to realize I'm more than enough. I'm more than capable. And with that I decided that if I'm enough, and if I'm capable, why am I not doing more? 

Why can't I do more for God’s kingdom? If finding my identity in Jesus isn't something I struggle with, then I should help someone who does struggle with it. If you know you don't struggle with something and someone else does, come alongside them. Let's build each other up as Christians. Don't judge someone because they struggle with something you don't. Help them. Grow with them. Build them.

I had the privilege of praying with many of the girls there and hearing their testimonies. I was blown away and completely humbled by how many girls struggled with cutting, anorexia, bulimia, or attempted suicide. Every single girl that I prayed with struggled with one of those things. It was hard for me to understand how important this event was, until I got to pray with those girls.

V has done this event twice now. She’s flown all the way out to Michigan to perform at this event. When talking to her, and praying with the girls, I realized how important this event is. It's important for people, not just girls, to understand their self worth lies in God, not in their peers. Not only that, though, it's important to come alongside other struggling Christians and help each other on the journey.

Challenge Question:

When you see people struggling, do you help them or judge them?

   

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

I am an 18 year old girl who lives in small town Michigan. I have four siblings and a lot of animals. I have been an avid writer and speaker for the past couple of years. I have always wanted to be a blogger and can't wait to see what God is going to do through me on this platform.

-Emma Falls

Instagram: @Emma.Falls

 

 

Behind the Song "ILYSM" Feat. Trip Lee

How It Happened

I was driving to Houston at the end of 3 week long tour in Texas and I felt inspired to write so I asked my team to put on some music they had in their catalog for me to free-style to. When I heard this track It was what we call a skeleton which just means it had no post production yet and was basic but I know how to hear the end result and I like to be very involved in the production anyway. After being on this tour my heart was so full of Gods love after meeting people every night and getting to share my story and pray with them. The lyric "I love you so much" came out of that place.

The Song

In my journey so far I have faced heartbreak, tragedy, abandonment, fear, and many more terrible things but God has always been there for me and has never turned His love away. That's why I love Him so much. Where I come from people claim they would die for you when they love you like family, but the only one who has ever died for me is Jesus and I have done nothing to deserve that kind of grace. Nonetheless, it is freely given every day. I love God so much and most days it can feel like me and Him against the world.

PSALM 9:10
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
— English Standard Version (ESV)

LET'S TALK ABOUT MY NEW ALBUM!

What's It About?

Okay first of all, AHHHHH!! Now that that's said, AHHHHHH my new album is finished!
 I am seriously so excited for you guys to hear this record, I spent entire weeks at the studio to make sure I did everything I wanted to do and I have. 🙌 🙌 🙌 

"Young Dangerous Heart", is a message of encouragement to those who are struggling to find themselves. I wrote about my own experience with this on-going struggle, I just wanted to keep things real; my relationship with God, my struggle to stay me and the fight to keep it all together. I hope that when you hear the words you will feel inspired and know that with God nothing is impossible and my hope is that you realize He has already given you everything you need to be successful.

What To Expect

My team and I worked over a year on this album and wrote over 50 songs! Just be ready to experience the moments in this album and don't be afraid to open your heart and search within yourself as you listen. My Lead single "Sinking Deep" (a Hilsong Y&F cover 😆 ) just went to radio so make sure you call your local station and request it. 😋 If you've heard my EP titled "Hearts Up" that released last fall then you know that Derek Minor is featured on the album and can I just say he killed it? Okay I will, "He killed it!" 🙌 Along side Derek on the album are some heavy hitters like FLAME, 😱 Trip Lee, 😆 and Angie Rose. 😩🙌  A girl couldn't ask for more! Check out my YouTube channel to hear exclusive sneak peeks of the songs before anyone else! 

The Heart Behind The Song "Take a Broken Heart"

Press play to hear the song above.

How It Happened

In the beginning talks about making this album, (Young Dangerous Heart) I knew I wanted to make a song like this. I knew I wanted to talk about the one thing almost everyone can relate to, being brokenhearted. I sent multiple messages to my producers at Team Spechouse about what kind of music I was looking for to achieve this. One thing I knew for sure is that I did not want to make it a sad sounding song. I think they were getting annoyed with me for a moment there from all the detailed instructions and the, "that's not quite it" texts I was sending because I woke up one morning with an instrumental in my email titled "Nothing Special". That was the day Take A Broken Heart AKA TABH was born.

The Song

The title came from a free-style session between my producer, Spec, and I while driving around my home town Sacramento. As soon as I sang the words "He can take a broken heart away," we both knew it was golden. That week I locked myself away to write it. I started to remember my first heart break again. How much it hurt and how alone I felt. I was 17 and I remember never have knowing something could hurt like that. Just like the lyric says in my verse "Alone in my room on the ground with so many tears I could drown" I was exactly that. 
In that moment of brokenness and despair I lifted one hand to God and pleaded a prayer I would continue to pray in years to come. I asked God to take the pain in my heart away. In that moment I felt peace come over me and I knew God answered me with His reassuring love.

"YOU DON'T GOTTA GET THE ICE-CREAM"

I know when you are hurting it’s so easy to want to eat tubs of ice cream and even talk bad about the person that hurt you just to make yourself feel better but it’s ultimately not going to heal your hurt, it will only provide temporary relief. It’s so hard to let go but that’s why I wanted this song to sound so triumphant because we don’t have to be heart broken, we can overcome anything when we cast our cares on the lord and put our trust in Him.

PSALM 34:18
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
— English Standard Version (ESV)

 

 

DIY Post-It Scripture Wall

What You Put In Will Come Out

Every morning our alarms yell seriously too loud until we get annoyed enough to climb out of bed or better yet roll over and open up the Gram to see what the world has been saying while we were away. You can honestly get lost on that thing. Raise your hand if several times a day you close Instagram just to immediately open it back up again like your programmed or something. SMH. It is so easy to feed our hearts and minds with well, mindless media and rush out the door before feeding ourselves what we really need; Gods living word.

That's why I have decided to show you 5 places to stick post it notes of you favorite scriptures so you will still be able to get it in even if you are on your way out.

What You'll Need

  • 5-10 Post it notes, you can even use paper and tape.
  • A sharpie, pen or marker.
  • 5-10 scriptures that you want to really meditate on for the week.

Let's Post It!

#1. Stick notes on the mirror where you do your make up reading each one and really letting it sink in.

#2. The bathroom mirror is a great place (it may be the same mirror) this time use one scripture to meditate on while brushing your teeth. (That should be for two minuets in case you were wondering.) Lol.

#3. On the closet door while you are getting dressed read over one scripture here and you can even take this one with you for the day. (I do this all the time.) :)

#4. On the cereal box or similar. I love reading the cereal box I don't know why exactly. Lol, but you can also place it on the coffee machine or even on the fridge.

#5. Last but not least place one next to your bed or night stand to read first thing in the morning and before bed.

Side Note: Did you know that you can pray the word of God? Like actually pray out the scriptures!
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness”.
— English Standard Version (ESV)

Give this a try and watch a huge change happen in your day, pretty soon you will be so used to reading God's word that you willingly want to spend time with Him.

Let's Q&A about this below let me know how it's going!

 

 

How To Dress Cool + Cute + Modest

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Written By V.Rose
Posted On April 1,2016

Easy As One, Two, Three?

Finding an outfit that makes you feel confident and cool but is also modest and becoming is easier said than done. Why is that? Well one, the style inspiration we see most of the time in magazines, on television or even on the Instagram of our favorite fashion model are generally not modest ones. (That cute dress on Instagram that we love but is way too short 😩😩😩.) Two because the clothes on the shelves these days seem to only be getting smaller, (How do you even wear this? 😦😐) , and three because let's face it, fashion changes so fast and so often who can keep up? ("That's so last season" 😂 )

What Does Cool, Cute and Modest look like?

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, meaning I may think this shirt is life, 🙌 and you might think, "Why on earth would she wear that?" 😂 If there is one thing I have learned about fashion, it is that you have to own it. Whatever you put on, you have to rock it with confidence. Basically It will look cool if you think it is cool.

Let's talk about modesty for two seconds. I can remember a time growing up when I was not allowed to wear shorts and I never really knew why. I know now that dressing in a revealing or immodest way can and will attract the wrong type of attention. More importantly, I know that I am worth so much more than the beauty that is shown on the outside. God made us beautiful, yes, but for His glory not for our own.

 a modest twist

Here are some popular styles and ways to wear them modestly. 🙌 🙌 🙌


style 1: out on the town

Skip the crop top dress and go for a spring dress that cuts in at the waist to give a similar feel without losing style points!

 

Style 2: just Chillin'

Ripped jeans are so cool and I love wearing them! Just be careful those rips don't start too high :) If you want to wear the cropped hoodie, (which I always love) just throw a cute plain colored camisole underneath and tuck it into the boyfriend jeans.

Style 3: Fun in the sun

Shorts don't have to be tricky. Trouser shorts are so cute and are totally in right now. If you think your shorts might be too short then they probably are. Also try wearing tights under these in the fall with boots for added warmth and style.

Let's Recap:

  • Know that style is all about what you like and owning it in your own way.
  • know your worth, you were made for Gods glory and your beauty is not defined by what you wear.
  • There is always a way to put a modest spin on a popular trend :)
Psalm 139:14
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
— English Standard Version (ESV)

Try this stuff out and let me know how it works for you!

Please feel free to share your own fashion ideas with me too!