A Beautiful Mess

How God re-creates our lives


Author: Danielle Strickland

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 0857215957

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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We like plans, strategies, caution – but God’s chaotic order is far bigger than our expectations. “My experience of life with God is messy,” says Danielle Strickland. “It’s a mix of failure and success, courage and fear, faith and doubt. Since God invaded my life, my whole world has been a beautiful mess. I’ve been re-created by a designer who loves to recycle. “My life has taken a new shape. It’s characterised by light and love. It’s a celebration. Even if it looks a little out of control, it belongs a loving God who has a beautiful plan. “This book is an invitation. You are invited to journey into God’s creative plan to make a beautiful mess of your life and your plans. Like a master artist, He is ready to take the colours of your current life and craft them into a beauty that is beyond our comprehension.”

A Beautiful Mess


Author: Victoria A. Davenport

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452567484

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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Have you ever taken a moment before you are ready to make a decision and envision what the outcome might be, not only for you but for your loved ones? Do you struggle with feelings of guilt because you would rather be an instigator rather than a peacemaker? Are you attracted to being more naughty than nice? The allure of the natural world and all of its temptations can be very appealing in what it has to offer. Your future is determined by the result of choices you make now and have made in your past. It is the outcome of either choosing to be guided by the inner voice of your spirit, or decisions made based on desires the natural world lures you to act upon. Listen first to your spirit's guidance then compare it to your earthly desires. The common karmic thread always is the same-we make a choice based on either coming from a place of spirit or driven by the impulses of our flesh. The consequences result from which one we choose and are wholly responsible in making those choices---what we know as free will.It is important to truly understand what your real motives and intentions are in all decisions that you make; no matter how big or how small; they will determine your path in life. Allow your spirit to have a voice in guiding you. Remember this is not about failing or succeeding; this is about doing and being. You may try many times to connect with your spirit and think it hasn't worked or feel no difference-but it only takes that one special moment in time when you will sense it...feel it....It will happen. There is nothing so satisfying as connecting with your God Source; it is unlike anything you have ever experienced before. You will feel a physical shift within the center of your being. Once you have possessed this feeling the next time it occurs you will notice it much quicker and know instantly you are aligned with your spirit; it is undeniable.

a beautiful mess


Author: randi mccreary

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304041115

Category: Poetry

Page: 98

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Randi McCreary tells the story of a breeding tug of war; an involuntary magnetism towards love and an undying faith that is synonymous with moth to flame. In a collection of authentic and honest words, a beautiful mess of heartache, betrayal, and infatuation are revealed.

A Beautiful Mess


Author: Ali Berlinski

Publisher: Pubslush Press

ISBN: 0988602806


Page: 230

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Imagine what your life would be like if you laughed through all the mayhem? Biracial and bicoastal, Berlinski spent her childhood flying between the dysfunctional families of her divorced parents, always feeling like an outsider. Fortunately, she never lost her sense of humor, which is apparent on every page of her debut essay collection, a riotous and revealing expose of the new normal and the consequences of too much air travel, cultural diversity, and conflicting and conflicted parents. With an open heart, she recounts her somewhat misspent youth and a wildly exciting (though equally torturous) love affair with the guy of her dreams, eventually leaving it all to start again abroad. She s Carrie Bradshaw reimagined as a third grade teacher in Brooklyn with zero interest in Manolo Blahnik. She s a tough New Yorker with a tender twist of California sunshine whose journey will be oddly familiar and utterly unique to anyone who s ever believed that love would save them if not with this guy, then maybe with the next. As her grandfather once said, Well, it may not be the party you hoped for, but since we re here, we might as well dance. So now she lives in Spain and, despite everything, continues to dance through this messy, magnificent life. Say yes to your mess.

Creating a Beautiful Mess

Ten Essential Play Experiences for a Joyous Childhood


Author: Ann Gadzikowski

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 160554387X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

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Parents will appreciate Creating a Beautiful Mess because it's fun and helpful. This book isn't about parenting rights or wrongs; it's about playful, joyous play experiences for childhood that are universal. It boils down the essential play experiences in an accessible, practical, and easy way. The chapters represent an optimal balance among experiences that support learning, provide physical activity, encourage creative expression, and promote social and family connections. Ann Gadzikowski is an early childhood educator and the author of several books. She is a frequent presenter at professional conferences on the topics of both early childhood education and gifted education.

A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend

How to live a healthy veggie life . . . and still eat treats


Author: Emma Chapman,Elsie Larson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452155763

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 7434

A Beautiful Mess is one of the most popular DIY style blogs in the world, with more than 1 million readers. Co-creators (and sisters) Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson share their unique and approachable diet with fans and healthy eaters in this, their first cookbook. Their philosophy involves eating responsibly during the week—avoiding refined flours, sugars, alcohol, and dairy—and indulging on weekends. Vetted by nutritionists and divided into four parts (breakfast, meals, snacks and sweets, and drinks), each containing a weekday and weekend chapter. This one-of-a-kind ebook makes it perfect for anyone looking for a lifestyle change—or simply more healthy and delicious go-to recipes!

A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book

95 Inspiring Ideas for Photographing Your Friends, Your World, and Yourself


Author: Elsie Larson,Emma Chapman

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0770434045

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 8718

Ready to show your photos some love? Whether it’s of your sister’s smile, your morning coffee, or your new puppy, photos are a way to connect on Facebook and Instagram, keep a visual diary of our lives, and create momentos for future generations. Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, creators of the mega-popular DIY style blog A Beautiful Mess, are in love with photographing everyday life. Here, they share that love with 95 all-new tips and photo challenges that will inspire you to style and snap better photos and then transform them into simple yet stunning projects and gifts. You’ll learn how to: • Take the most flattering self-portraits • Be your own stylist to turn dull, cluttered photos into pretty lifestyle photography • Capture adorable couple portraits • Turn everyday moments, hobbies, and rituals into amazing photos • Show off your favorite photos by turning them into handmade jewelry, home décor, and gifts Packed with Elsie and Emma’s happy spirit and unique style, A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book will inspire you to capture your days, your friends, and your dreams in beautiful photos!

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home

Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space


Author: Elsie Larson,Emma Chapman

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0770434061

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 6523

Step inside the world of Elsie and Emma, the sisters behind the décor blog A Beautiful Mess. With tiny budgets and a crafty, can-do attitude, they overhauled each room in their first homes with DIY projects using family photos, vibrant fabrics, flea-market finds, and affordable furniture. Now, you can learn how to paint, craft, and decorate your way to a happy, bright space with distinct personality. In the same upbeat spirit and modern style found on their blog, you’ll find fresh, all-new projects including: • An inspired geometric-pattern coffee table made of balsa wood • A hand-lettered statement wall featuring your favorite quote • A quick and easy electrical tape update for your refrigerator • A set of beautifully designed serving dishes And more! Packed with bonus styling tips from hanging the perfect gallery wall to making mismatched furniture work, Happy Handmade Home is design inspiration for personalizing your own space.

A Beautiful Mess

Pink, Black and White Blank, Lined Notebook for Taking Notes and Using as a Journal


Author: Happy Day Journals

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781093281743


Page: 122

View: 6565

A Perfect Journal to Write Down Your Daily Thoughts! A Great Gift For Someone You Admire! Use this notebook for expressing yourself. It's a high qauilty, cream paged, matte finish Journal and it makes a great diary at a compact size. This notebook is perfect as a gift, secret santa, white elephant, Christmas, Birthday, or appreciation gift. What's in the Journal: Blank, Lined Pages Cream Color Pages 6" x 9" 120 pages Perfect Compact And Usuable Size