Friday February 6th, 2015: Loving Pinterest

Favorite Fridays

Happy Friday! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Favorite Friday. I’m sharing something I’ve been a little obsessed with recently, Pinterest! It’s where I get a majority of my fashion, food, decor, and party inspiration.

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One thing that is really easy to do on Pinterest, is get overwhelmed. I’ve been there before! So. Many. Pins. So I’m sharing some tips on how to use Pinterest for it’s maximum potential!

1. Stay Organized!

I try to keep my boards as organized as possible! This is so important because all those great pins are going to get lost in a board with thousands of pins varying on topics. When I first started using Pinterest I had three boards that I pinned everything to. Over the years I’ve created new boards for more specific purposes (I have 33 now…)

2. Pin What You Truly Might Do, Make, Buy, Etc.

I’m all about dreaming but if all you pin is wedding dresses, mansions, and recipes you’ll never try, you aren’t using Pinterest for all it’s capabilities! Dreaming is awesome but also be realistic. Why is this important? Example: Say you want to plan out your outfit for the day so you head to your Pinterest for some ideas but all you have is red carpet dresses. Sometimes you have to have a mix of both! 🙂

3. Check Out Random Tabs

I’ve learned to check out the “Architecture,” “History,” “Technology,” and “Art” every once in a while to see fresh ideas and pins. I love to see new ideas and get inspiration for fashion and home decor!

4. Have Fun

Pinterest is meant to be fun! Don’t take yourself too seriously. Breathe when you get overwhelmed, and have some fun!

I hope this post has inspired you to use Pinterest more often and have some fun. Follow me on Pinterest at, thatotherhan 🙂

Here’s a few of my latest pins

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Wednesday February 4th, 2015: Sometimes Life, and Most Times I, Feel Just Like A Sailboat.

Devotions

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a good week so far. If you read my blog often you’ll know that I like to write posts inspired by songs and today is one of those posts. I wanted to talk about something that I struggle with constantly. And honestly if you’re a human being, you do to. Sometimes I feel like I’m just walking around aimlessly with no end in sight. No matter how hard I try there seems to be no direction. Ben Rector’s song Sailboat captures this feeling perfectly.

I feel just like a sailboat
I don’t know where I’m headed
But you can’t make the wind blow
From a sailboat

I have seen the sun
Felt the rain on my skin
I’ve been lost and found
But mostly I’ve been waiting

Oh I’m out in the waves
I’m hoping and praying
Please let this wind blow me home
Night after night there’s an empty horizon
And my God do I feel so alone
Sometimes life, most times I, feel just like a sailboat

I’m pretty sure I’m heard
At least I know I’m speaking
But I feel like a fool
Cause I can’t hear you listening

But I’m not giving up
Oh I will move on forward
I’m gonna raise my sail
God knows what I’m headed towards

The only change I see
Lost or found, let’s see
The only difference is believing I’ll make it in

Sometimes I just feel like a sailboat. I don’t know where I’m exactly headed. I try to figure it out in my own human strength but I can’t figure everything out perfectly (hello I’m not perfect so how could I orchestrate something to be perfect… that’s for another post!). I’m out in the waves of life hoping to be saved, feeling alone. It’s not because I’m a depressed person. It’s not always because of any particular reason. It’s sometimes just life.

“But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.” Matthew 11:30-32 NLT

Do you act like Peter when you see the waves? Do you start to sink? Well the good news is, Jesus reaches out to grab you. You have to have faith though. If you can’t trust God in the storm you might just sink!

“Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights? Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.” Isaiah 40:21-26 NLT

He may seem far off in the distance laughing at you while you suffer, but He is right by your side. He knows your name. He knows your situation. He hasn’t lost you like a mom loses her child in Walmart (y’all know what I’m talking about.) He sees your troubles, hears your cries and it not scared by them. He understands you. He has not forgotten about you.

“For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day.” Ezekiel 34:11-12 NLT

If you feel like me sometimes, aimlessly walking around with no end in sight, don’t worry! There is an end in sight, it’s called Heaven! (can I get an Amen to that!) Don’t feel like a sailboat without hope. You’ve got the greatest hope and His name is Jesus!

Always,

Hannah

Prayer requests can always be sent to thatotherhannahblog@gmail.com

You can download Sailboat here and watch a music video here! 🙂