Sunday, August 4, 2013

Making Plans

At church this morning, we heard a message about planning. Not just planning, as in plan ahead. But planning, as in make sure that your plans include God.

I'm a big planner. I like to know what's coming and prepare for it. Whether it's training for a race, planning lessons for school, or planning every minute of vacation, I like to know what's headed my way. The Lord reminded me this morning that I need to be more aware of Him when I'm planning. I'm not guaranteed tomorrow.  For many, this might make the future uncertain.  But for me, it just means that my well laid plans might change. Instead of running a race or teaching third graders how to multiply, I may be in Heaven. And that's perfectly okay.

The Lord also reminded me to enjoy each minute of my day.  Okay, I literally can't enjoy each and every minute. I mean, when my kids are clamoring around me and begging for my attention at the end of the day and I simply have no more attention to give?  Yeah, it's tough to enjoy that moment. But I can take a step back and look at the bigger picture. I'm not guaranteed a million tomorrows with the munchkins. So when I remember that, it makes it just a tiny bit easier to breathe through those unenjoyable moments.

Anyway, deep thoughts for this beautiful Sunday, eh?

Getting back to what this little blog is all about... here's what I wore today.

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Dress, Heels & Belt: Target
Blazer: Kohls

I saw this little blazer at Kohls yesterday when I was back to school shopping for the kids (and myself, obviously) and I had to have it. I mean, it was on the clearance rack and I got an additional 20% off. So, I got this little beauty for $8!

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There are so many possibilities with this blazer, but the obvious pairing was a classic black sheath dress.

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Necklace: I won it in a giveaway at Casual Chic Kiki, but I can't remember the shop...

I'm linking up today with Watch What I'm Wearing, Plane Pretty and Fine Linen and Purple. If you want to see how other ladies are getting dressed for church, check 'em out! =)


Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

love this little jacket!

lesley kim said...

you look pretty!!


Autumn said...

That bigger picture sure isn't somethin', huh? You look fab! Love the blazer!

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

Lovely jacket. I'm really liking the stripes.

We were at church this morning too, and learned a similar message. We all need to enjoy our time on earth more.

KC said...

You look so sleek and chic, Tiffany! I would love to wear this outfit to school.

Katie Slatton said...

Cute look! I've worn a very similar outfit before :)

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Rachel Kaylynn said...

Great thoughts on planning our days and remember to focus on the important. I'm encouraged - thanks for sharing!

The outfit is cute too. That jacket ($8!) was an amazing find!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

You're so cute!

rlutz said...

Chic and it! You hair look so cute all puffed in the front

Lauren @ Style of Ones Own said...

Loved hearing(reading?) these words today!! Sometimes my need to plan and organize everything gets in the way of so much joy and my relationship with God. I love the striped blazer too, BTW! :)

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Cara said...

I am an overachieving planner. So glad to hear about planning when it comes to NOT thinking long term! Thanks for the reminder!

Carolines Day said...

Love your post - I am a planner too, and I have to remind myself that today may be the last day I get - not in a morbid way, but as a gentle reminder to enjoy today. :)

As for the outfit - so chic!! That blazer will top off your colored jeans really well too on weekends. :)

Amy Disbrow said...

You look gorgeous is this outfit!!!! So classy!! I'm a huge planner as well!! I think it's a teacher thing :)

Emily said...

I like the way you think. I know I'm not invincible either, so I try to do awesome things with my life while I still have it. You look so lovely. That striped blazer is a dream.

May the Force be with you.

Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp said...

the black and white is very chic

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Great blazer on you!

You've got so much going on, you need to plan ahead - good for you!