Start a Fire in My Soul.

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Dress, Sandals, Necklace, Earrings: Thrifted.

Hello everyone

Hope your weekend was well! I'm here at the end of Monday wishing it were still the weekend...it was just so lovely to really 'experience' New York for the first time and it left me craving more. I wore this outfit on Sunday to go out exploring and then to church in the evening. 

I don't know if I've mentioned it on here, but I've been going to Hillsong! It has been just incredible. They are the artists' of my all time favorite song (that I've even thought about getting tattooed on me); Oceans. Not only do they have an incredible worship service  with about 2,200 (per service!) people, but each week I'm so inspired and encouraged by the messages. I've never been to a church so on 'fire' like Hillsong and it's an honor to attend every week. I get chills to feel God's presence during service, and have found myself worshiping as passionately as when I first became a Christian. At the end of the day, it's not about the 'celebrity status' pastors, the expensive sound systems, and the worship band with a record deal. It's about feeling and connecting with Christ, and I do here. On such a deep level. New York City has been great to live in as a Christian because I just feel like I am constantly witnessing God's work everywhere I go. It's inspiring and instills in me the need to make differences myself, and per sue Christ more than ever in a city where I thought I would become lost: but I've been found. I find myself praying more, talking to Christ more, and just more excited than ever to serve. I pray that this fire NYC has ignited in me won't burn out when I go back to Ohio-- but continues to burn for the rest of my life! x

With much love, Lauren.
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Sharon said...

Is there a jogging trail in Central Park? It just seems so beautiful and the people rowing boats. I would one day love to visit New York. My brothers went to New York together and something changed in them, but in a positive way. I think its the place to find yourself. Your so inspiring to young girls today with following your dreams!

Lauren said...

It's such a blessings to read about your love for Jesus Lauren! You shine so brightly, and pray that your time in New York will be blessed. :)
-Lauren <3

Natalie said...

Lauren, this is my favorite post in the world!!!!!
I am totally enamored with your BEAUTIFUL dress! It reminds me of the lovely Modcloth frocks, like this one perhaps: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/you-winsome-you-bloom-some-dress
I also ardently adore thrifting - I love finding little treasures for such affordable deals and I always reminisce about what their previous stories could have been! They are so inviting of imagination! ♥
But, what makes this my very, very favorite post of yours is really not the gorgeous outfit or dreamy scenery (although those are striking), but your effervescent, inspiring, wonderful faith!! I also am devoted to God and a very enthusiastic fan of Hillsong music, and to read your post I felt like I was reading the heart of a close friend; a sister. I look up to you so much! I only hope I can be half as beautiful, strong, and tenacious in the pursuit of my dreams when I reach your age. (I'm seventeen, and I find the content of your blog so relatable and applicable!) Thank you, beautiful Lauren!! :)
With love, gratitude, and happiness,
♥Natalie Anne

Ruby Sterland said...

Lauren I love your writing more and more! This time you're spending in New York is going to be completely life changing, I can see. Beautiful photos x

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Andrea said...

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