TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS DEVOTIONAL! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป#stressbutton

As people, we all experience burdens that can weaken our hearts and trouble our minds. Even now I feel stressed and overwhelmed with school, friends, family, and the incoming holiday. There is so much to do and so little time to do so. These burdens can gnaw away our focus and love for God and lead us astray.

GOD IS MY REFUGE

(and no stress or worries in GOD’s refuge) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Matthew 11:28-30 says,
โ€œCome to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.โ€
God calls us to find refuge in Him. In our troubles on Earth, we can find peace through prayer! While studying for midterms or dealing with friend drama, just take a break and focus on the gifts God has given you. Nothing bad can come from Christ, remember that always.

THE SUN WILL RISE

Psalms 30:5 proclaims,
“Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
Through thick and thin, God is always with us. And where there is God, there is always hope (and yes, even with math grades – trust me hahaha). The pressure from your struggles is temporary. Even after a dark and gloomy night, the sun must eventually rise to bring light. Everything takes time, but with our prayers and trust to God, our burdens will no longer feel like hefty stones upon our back, but only wings carrying us to God’s grace.
I hope this devotional helps inspire and bring Christ closer to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy December!!! Thanks for reading my weekly post!ย โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ -KATIE

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WELCOME TO DESTINation, Florida!!! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒค๐ŸŒŽ

surprise, surprise!!!

guess who’s family decided to go on a trip AGAin, yep, that’s right- the Hoangs. My family and I decided on Thursday night that we should use Labor Day weekend to go on a little vacation to Florida. So, the next day we packed our bags and filled our 12 seat car rental with more floats than actual people and snack food to last a zombie apocalypse. Trip = crazy fun & amazing memories!!!

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me trying to bury my problems

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75,600 MINUTES OF SCHOOL!!! motivation & goals! ๐Ÿ’–

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“School”

noun. the END of summer, the wooonderfullllย home that you’re stuck in for 14+ yrs ahhhhhย yay!!!

Today was my last 1st (!!!) day of middle school, wow, time sure does fly by fast. Since it is my last year, I want to spend it doing my very best and succeeding everything I hope for. Despite sitting in stuffy classrooms forย looooooooongย hours every day, school is important and the ways I get through it are setting my annual goals, backed by my little motivations.

 

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back in uniform ๐Ÿ˜ญ

 

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MISSING SUMMER by DESTINEE

the grass so green,
the sun so bright,
life seems a dream,
no worries in sight

tans and tank tops,
laughter and bliss,
each moment passes,
without even a miss

friends and cookouts,
memories and laughs,
good times to remember,
but how long will it last

the grass soon fades,
leaves begin to fall,
school replaces sleepovers,
oh I’ll miss it all

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/summer


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FOODS OF JULY

โ€“ Summers are full of parties, swimming, night outs, and happy thoughts! Also, summer is all about good food and trying new things! During the month of July, I spent a little bit of time in Vietnam and Texas. In each place, I tried and found tons of new delicious dishes that I’m going to share with you in this post! Most of these pictures are featured on my (just for fun) food insta @foodsforfoodies, feel free to check it out!

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SUMMER DAY LOOKBOOK!!!

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On Tuesday was my first official day back in Texas!!! And it was amazing, I got to see two of my closest friends— and they’re beyond amazing! While I was in Vietnam, I did a “bit” of online shopping so all the style pieces in this “Summer Day Lookbook” will be from my shopping haul! The day included a swim at the pool and a little cute walk in the park! Please enjoy and share your love in the likes!! ๐Ÿ’—

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