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Bible Study: Resisting the Devil

Hey y'all! Christians are always told, resist the devil. But how do we do that? We all know that the devil is cunning, lies, and wants our identity. Here are some verses that I have read to help me try to resist the devil, enjoy!

1 Peters 5:8-9
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.

John 8:44
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 

In the movie God's Not Dead, an actress says "Sometimes the devil allows people to li…

October Favorites

Hey y'all! I am starting a new series of blog posts! Today I am sharing my October favorites, such as jewelry, accessories, videos, quotes, etc. So this November I will do a post very similar to this!  Enjoy!! 


Earrings: JaxKelly

Box: Five Pound Apparel 

Candle: Target

Pearl necklace: Unknown

October Quote:
"God is the only one who has the authority to tell you who you are" Sarah Mae.

October Life Update:
I am part of 3 Bible Study Plans on the Bible app! They are so much fun and I have been enjoying doing them! I am also doing great in school and hanging out all the time with friends :)

October Music:
Grace Vanderwaal- Escape My Mind

Louisa Johnson cover- Who's Loving You

Alice Fredenham cover- My Funny Valentine

Funny October Video:
Old Man Singing a Weird/Funny Original Song

Motivational Speaker Review

Hey y'all! If you have read my recent post, you know that tough events are happening at my school, because of this my school had a motivational speaker come speak to us. I have listened to other speakers before but this man is the best one I've listened to. His name is Jeremy Anderson, and today I am summing up what he said to our school because I think what he said was very inspiring, enjoy!

spread loveyou gotta want to succeedno matter if you are rich or poor, you still have to work hard to get to your dreamswhat can you do for your country?You can rise uphow can YOU change lives?put yourself in other people's shoespeople can change other people's lives by kindness and loveyou have what it takeswe live in 1 country that is UNITEDUS= usstay uniteddon't let other people change your heartbullies are insecurebullies target the weakwhen we speak love, we expose the best of humanityteachers care about youwork with your teaches, they want you to succeedrise and grindpeop…

Tough Times

Hey y'all! Junior year is a tough one, lots of homework, tests, and more tests lol. This term has been pretty much a cycle, get homework, do homework, turn in homework, repeat. However, on October 2 my routine stopped. On October 2, a senior at my school was killed in a car accident. He was running late for school and was in a hurry, it started to drizzle making the roads slick. He went around a curve and lost control, and hit a car. I found out around lunchtime, and I was like, who is this guy? Do I know him? His name sounds familiar(I will not say his name for privacy) but I couldn't picture him. I was walking to my 6th hour and noticed something very strange, the halls were so quiet. Everyone was either whispering, crying, or saying nothing at all. I patted shoulders and hugged people I knew who were sad on the way to 6th hour, but I still had no idea exactly who he was. I asked a friend in 6th hour if he knew the senior, and he said no. Suddenly, a girl across the room ask…

Essentials for Fall

Hey y'all! Fall is FINALLY here and today I am sharing accessories, clothing, and shoes that are a must have for fall! Enjoy!



1. Blanket scarfs! Lauren(Daily Dose of Charm) has the perfect blanket scarf, click here to view it!
2. Duck boots or L.L. Bean boots! Cayleigh(Cnprepster) has the ultimate guide to buying L.L. Bean boots, click here to view it!
3. An overall dress! Daily Dose of Charm wrote a blog post about her overall dress, click here to view it!😍
4. Sweaters, vests, and jeans! Carly wrote a blog post with lots of cute sweaters, vests, and jeans. Click here to view it!
5. Cardigans + dresses! Faith(A Pocket Full of Faith) wrote a blog post about how to style a bright summer dress with a cardigan so you can still wear summer dresses during fall! Click here to view it!
6. Cute coats! Jadelynn Brooke has released a new coat and it is adorable! Click here to view it! And remember to use my code GBHS on your purchase!
7. Cute pullovers! Patagonia, Jadelynn Brooke, and Lauren James…

Solution for Bible Journaling if You Aren't Artistic

Hey y'all! Lots of my friends LOVE to bible journal, they will get these cool paints, markers, and pencils and draw and write the prettiest stuff in their bibles! Unfortunately I do not have this gift, I can't draw(if I try it looks absolutely horrible) and my handwriting isn't very good. I have found a solution to still have a cute bible and have fun learning about the Lord!

1. Use stickers. Go to Hobby Lobby, Staples, or Michaels and get planner or Bible study stickers. I have tabs for each book so I can find them easily and I have stickers to put on pages that have verses that I love! It looks so cute and is colorful!

2. Underline, box, circle, highlight, sticky note, flag, etc verses! We may not have artistic abilities, but we can still underline stuff right?! I do this all the time in my bible. Also use fun colors to make it pop out!

3. Draw tiny sketches! Draw tents/mountains/feathers/dogs/hearts/etc that help you remember the verses! I do this so I don't ruin a pag…

Fall Wishlist and Favorites

Hey y'all! Fall is here and I am seriously so happy! Fall is my favorite season for many reasons, and today I am sharing my fall wishlist and favorites, enjoy!




WISHLIST:

Go to a haunted houseGo apple pickingGet more fall clothingMake a huge leaf pile and jump in itGo trick or treatingHave a great 17th birthday (My birthday is in November!)Have candy cornGo hikingTry all sorts of fall recipes (Click here to view a recent blog post about fall recipes)Go to Starbucks and try all of the seasonal drinksGo to Silver Dollar City where it is absolutely breathtaking during the fallFAVORITES: Wearing jeansCelebrating my birthdayWearing cozy sweatersWatching Harry PotterWearing cozy socksWearing Hunter BootsChanging the decorations in my houseThe smell of burning leavesWearing scarfsRealizing that Christmas is almost hereWearing vestsDrinking ciderBonfiresFlannel shirtsS'mores Living in a town that has beautiful fallsThank you for reading! Love, Gabby

Fall Transformation Outfits

Healthy Salad Toppings

Hey y'all! I eat lots of salads as my meal, but sometimes salads can get a little boring... So today I am sharing some healthy toppings to put on your salad, enjoy!




StrawberriesSliced almondsSunflower seedsCornBlueberriesCranberriesMangoBlue cheeseApplesCarrotsBroccoliCucumbersTomatoesChicken(grilled)Granola*Spiced nutsdried fruitsRaspberriesBlackberriesChopped onionKiwiGrapesWatermelonPineappleAvocadoPearPeppersCherriesMandarin orangesCantaloupeBeansBrussel sproutsArtichoke LeekMushroomsOlivesPeasEggs*Bacon bits*Seafood*Croutons*Meats*Crackers*SeedsTofu* I stay away from these foods because they either have lots of carbs or most likely have preservatives in them.
Thank you so much for reading! Love, Gabby

Favorite Fall Recipes

Hey y'all! One of my favorite things about fall is the food, everything between pumpkin spice and chili. Today I am sharing great fall recipes that I have tried and loved! Enjoy!




Favorite Products: FinchBerry Soap

Hey y'all! Lots of people use shower gel or hand soap to wash themselves. I use soap bars! They honestly smell so much better and come in the cutest packaging! Today I am reviewing a brand called FinchBerry, enjoy!




The packaging of this soap is gorgeous, am I right? It's so professional looking and has a "hip" look. The brand has hundreds of scents and they are so unique looking!

Also, the soaps are good quality, my grandma buys me this brand of soap all the time and I always know when she does because when I am near the shopping bag(where the soaps are in) I can smell the soaps!  I really like the swirls at the top of the bar, it makes it look so pretty! Normally soaps are shaped as squares/ovals/rectangles/etc but this brand it different! 
Thank you for reading! And go check out FinchBerry! Love, Gabby

7 Ways to Procrastinate Studying

We all don't have time every once in a while to study for 2-3 days for a big test, there is family gatherings, sports, and hanging out with friends that don't allow us too. This year, I am taking AP Government, where we have a 4 page test over reading from our giant textbook. I also play tennis and in 4 clubs. Lots of times I don't have time to study a few days before the test, and today I am sharing my secret on how I can make As on the test and only studied for a couple hours the night before!

1. Annotate your textbook. If you don't know what annotating is, it's also called active reading. It's when you write down anything that stands out to you or facts/dates/formulas/people and put it on a sticky note and flag it in your book. You can also highlight, underline, or circle words in the text(if you have permission to). You can use this method for any subject. 
2. Pretend you are teaching a class the topic and reviewing for the test. If you were a teacher, how wo…

Coincidence, or a Message from God?

Hey y'all! So many national events have been going on, there was a solar eclipse, Hurricane Harvey, and flooding in Houston. These events happened on:
Solar Eclipse: August 21st
Hurricane Harvey: August 25th
Flooding in Houston: August 26th

And this is Luke 21: 25-26 ///
"And may there be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in that stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

Wow, isn't this crazy?! How is it that these significant events happened, and this amazing bible verse has the same numbers and in the same order?! Is this a warning that more things are on the way? Coincidence or not, I think we all should take this seriously. Bad things have been happening, the Charlottesville attack, Venezuela's collapsing government, hurricanes, terrorists attacks in Europe, and…

Favorite Products: Jadelynn Brooke Pullover

Hey y'all! Fall is approaching and that means Jadelynn Brooke Boyfriend Pullovers are back!! I got the gray one last year and I adore it! Today I am reviewing it so in case you are interested in getting one, you will be convinced to buy one after reading this! Enjoy!
Reasons Why I Love My Pullover:

The fabric is comfy, light, breathable, and soft. It is literally the perfect pullover, I never get too warm wearing it! A lot of times pullovers can be scratchy or rough, but certainly not this one!It's so stinking cute! I love the pattern, the collar, and the small details, you can definitely tell that it is high quality.It lasts a long time. I got this pullover last year and there is not a piece of string that is out of place or fell out! I went on a hike a couple weeks ago with this pullover on and I fell and got all muddy and wet. Then I carried it for hours while it had mud on it because we were in the middle of the woods. When I got back home I threw it in the washer and it was…

Favorite Products: Lush Shampoo Bar

Hey y'all! I am a big believer in organic, essential oils, and natural products for skin care. Lush Cosmetics is amazing! Their products are handmade and smell so good! My favorite product made by them is their shampoo bars! You wet the bar in the shower and rub it against your head or skin and it immediately creates bubbles!! They also last for a long time and don't go bad. My hair feels so clean and fresh when I get out of the shower! There are many colors/scents of the shampoo bars, click here to view all of them and click here to view the one in the pictures. 


Thank you for reading!
Love,
Gabby

My First Experience with Bullying

Hey y'all! This week has been my first week of school, and boy lots of things have happened! I already have met new people, done my first tennis tournament, and experienced bullying. Today I am sharing my personal story about what happened and how I faced it. Normally I say "Enjoy!" right now but this time I say; I hope you learn something from this post.



As you guys know from my recent blog posts, I quit my life guarding job. I had been wanting to quit for months but never had the courage to. Many of you don't know this, but I have really bad knee problems so when I started life guarding, my knees got irritated from standing on the concrete. So last week, I worked an 8 hour shift and the next morning I couldn't put weight on my right knee. My parents figured that life guarding was the reason why they hurt so bad after I worked so they made me quit, hallelujah! So after I quit, I posted a picture of me on my personal Instagram from my Colorado trip when I was hiki…

A Healthy Lunch for School

Hey y'all! School is here and that means packing a lunch! Lots of kids just pack a sandwich, chips, fruit snacks, and a candy bar. Sadly this isn't good for us. Today I am sharing an example of a healthy nutritious lunch! Enjoy!





Chopped salad is amazing! It's yummy, comes in a bag, healthy, and available anywhere! 
A lot of people don't realize that dressing has lots of fats in it. This dressing is very healthy and low on fat!

Parmesan cheese goes perfectly with the salad!

Celery is one of my favorite vegetables, and is really good with... PEANUT BUTTER!
*Yummy*
This Nature Valley protein bar is perfect for an after school snack!
Forgot to take a separate photo for my apples, but I like the honey crisp kind. I also put lemon juice in my bag to stop the browning of the apples!
Ready for school! :)
Click here to view my lunch box.
Thanks for reading! Love, Gabby