Morning Coffee + Time with Him

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Good morning sister-friends and happy Saturday!  How was everyone’s week?  Mine was swift and busy which makes the days fly by… and I’m not complaining because Friday got here in the blink of an eye!  I thought I would share something a bit personal and let you in on how I spend my Saturday & Sunday mornings…. praying, listening, and reading/doing my bible study.


DISCLAIMER – I am in no way an expert on religion, nor a theology major, nor am I here to preach/push/make anyone feel uncomfortable about the topics of God, Jesus, and religion.  So if this post isn’t for you, that’s ok! I’ll see you on Monday for a fresh new outift/IG recap post 🙂


Now let me back the bus up for a second to give you some {brief} history!  I was born and raised a practicing Roman Catholic and attended a private Catholic grade school (1st through 8th) and a private, all girls, Catholic high school.  I went to church every Sunday with my mom, dad, and sister and LOVED it.  Yes, I truly loved having that hour every Sunday morning (though none of my family are early risers, thanks mom!) with my family and growing our faith in God.  Then afterwards we would go to Burger King for early lunch and there was a clown named Ginger Snaps who would often frequent that location on Sundays and it was always a fun surprise if Ginger Snaps would be there or not!  For those of you who are afraid of clowns, this would not be fun… But because I have such fond memories of her and the happiness she brought to my sister and I, I am forever fond of clowns!  Shoot, she even did my birthday party one year 🙂  And other Sundays, we would join my entire family (grandpa/grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins) at a restaurant (I think it was called Brown Cow!) for brunch and they had the best chocolate milk everrrrr!

So the point is, I love(d) being Catholic and going to church with my family.  But then college happened and then being a young (and sometimes stupid) adult happened and I got out of those awesome habits I had spent my entire life building along with my weekly routine of attending church, praying, listening, believing, and knowing.  So fast forward a few years, and it was about this time last year, that I decided I needed to rediscover my faith and truly learn about the Bible, read scriptures, study their meaning, and re-educate myself on the history of my religion.  Aka why do I believe what I grew up believing? And how does it apply to my life now???  PS, it totally does!  So to help me in that journey, I purchased an awesome bible, and a few study guides.

The bible I chose is the Modern Life Study Bible – God’s Word For Our World.  This is a study bible, which has thousands of study features full of fresh insights along with hundreds of full-color maps, diagrams, charts, and illustrations.  This bible is an informative resource for modern believers and helps me apply God’s Law and meaning to life now, life today!

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The study guide that I am currently working through and would highly recommend is “Jesus Is_____” by Judah Smith.  It reads like a book! And the author is a very down-to-earth, humble pastor in Seattle that tells it like it is and reassures us that God loves us.  For those of you who are hesitant and don’t want to feel preached upon or judged, this book is for you.

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Here are three other guides/devotionals I have recently picked up and will be starting soon!

Crash the Chatterbox

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Jesus, I Need You – Devotionals

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Book of John Study Guide

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I know this particular topic isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but in keeping true to myself, my values, and the authenticity of this blog, I feel it’s important to show all sides of me, not just the pretty clothes! So thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

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14 thoughts on “Morning Coffee + Time with Him

  1. Thank you for being so authentic and sharing your heart! I too am trying to be more intentional about my relationship with the Lord and this was a very encouraging post!

    • YOU are so welcome! It is definitely out of my comfort zone to share it here on the blog because I am by no means an expert, and I don’t want to rub anyone the wrong way, but ultimately my faith in God’s plan is what drives me every day, and it wouldn’t be right not to acknowledge that driving force in my life!

  2. Thank you, Sara. I enjoy all of your posts, but I especially enjoyed this one. I too was raised going to church every Sunday and then college happened. I found my way back 9 years ago when I was diagnosed with cancer. Having said that, I don’t devote nearly enough time to my faith. I appreciate the recommendations! God bless.

    • Hi Tracy! Thank you so much for reading and for leaving a comment. It means the world to me that other women can relate to me in more ways other than through fashion & style – our lives are made up of so much more substance and I am so happy to be able to share my journey with you!

  3. What am awesome topic sis! I feel an even deeper connection w u after reading this post. I was raised Catholic as well although I don’t practice religion any longer, only a relationship with Jesus/God I separated myself from my faith in my teen years and rediscovered the preciousness of His love again about two years ago…anyway go back to church it’s been the best thing I’ve done in a long time!! Thanks for sharing your faith with us and to not be afraid of spreading His word. Also thanks for sharing your favorite books, I’ve been looking for a good bible to study and/or read like a book and will definitely check one of those out! Lots of love for u my beautiful friend! ❤️

  4. Thank you for sharing this great post! I think faith is extremely important and I love how you stayed true to yourself and included it in your blog. My goal is to start doing more scripture studying. We have a very similar background. I was raised Catholic as well, attending a Catholic gradeschool and an all girl private high school. I went to Marian High School. Which high school did you go to?

      • Oh that’s so great that we went to the same high school! I just loved it!! I recently met up with two of my best friends from high school on Saturday! We were cheerleaders together. I graduated in ’90 . It’s been a long time but I still have so many great memories. I know the school has made so many great additions since I’ve attended.

      • Hi Rose! Yay, Crusaders for life 🙂 That is so great that you stay in touch with other MHS girls. My little sister was a cheerleader, too 🙂

  5. I love this post! It’s refreshing to see all sides of bloggers and what they really stand for behind the beauty of every day. Thank you for the info on that bible; I’ve been considering a new one.

    • Thank you Christina! Religion, along with a few other topics, can be uncomfortable to discuss but I think that there are many of us that are either on the same journey, have already been there, or will be experiencing this in the future, so why not be transparent and open about it? I’m really glad you enjoyed this post!

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