Clothed with Grace: Doing Good

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Doing Good

This time around Brian and I have had a lot less to buy to get ready for Hannah's arrival, which has been really nice. I've also scored some good deals too, like a working Medela pump at a garage sale for only $5. At the same time, I've been presented with multiple situations in which my financial help has been needed, and it's felt really good to be able to help out.

I have to be honest, sometimes I find myself holding onto "my money" a little too tightly. Brian and I each get a set amount of money to spend as we wish each month, and sometimes I find myself becoming a tight wade.  But reality is, I have more than enough. Me holding onto my money too tightly isn't the best idea. Saving is always good, but I also feel my eyes need to be opened as to how I can help when it's needed. 

God says “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Buying things for ourselves can be a nice treat, but we should also have our eyes opened to ways to help others too. You never know how you simple act of kindness can impact someone's life for the better.

I just received this sweater from Shein.  I really like it and think it'll be a great addition to my closet this fall and winter. The quality is really good, I will say it only comes in one size, so if you are bigger than a medium, I wouldn't order it. That being said, I feel like the shape is very flattering and it's so fun with my new boots and these jeans. The weather is still pretty inconsistent here, cool one day and warm the next, so this is perfect for the cooling temps!

And, of course, one picture with this guy. : )

Sweater: Shein c/o same
Top: Gap
Jeans: Old Navy same
Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o Rocksbox similar
Boots same 

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  1. What a great reminder today! Also love that cute sweater!

  2. I love that plaid cardigan wrap today. I am wearing something similar on my blog. Loved what you wrote on this. And Hannah - what a pretty name for your baby girl!

  3. Great message in this post! It's probably something I needed to hear because I tends to hold on to things too. P.S. Your sweater is super cute!

  4. I like reading your post today very much! And your sweater wrap is super cute too!

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up!

  5. That is great sweaters. I like the drapiness of it.

  6. Holy Cow Ginny, I am so glad I read your blog today...God sent me here for sure. My brother has fallen on some hard times and I know I need to step up and offer him some financial help. I have the money and planned on helping him out but was feeling some angst because I hate parting with my savings! I know I am called to help my brother and reading your blog today just gave me the sense of security I needed. I know it will come back to me in some other form or fashion and will rest easy knowing that. Oh yeah, cute sweater, you are looking wonderful!

  7. Super cute cardigan!

    Her Heartland Soul

  8. I love the sweater but I really LOVE Grant's shirt as we have the most fabulous rescue dog from SCLP. Great message today also...a simple act of kindness really can go a long way!

  9. You're right! Larry and I are both really good at saving our money, but we definitely need to be better at giving and sharing it. Thank you for the reminder.
    And of course I love this outfit! That sweater looks super cozy, and I love the pop of turquoise contrast with it!

  10. Thank you for the reminder! You really put things in perspective and that sweater is adorable :)
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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