Friday Favorites: April Faithbox Review & Unboxing!

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Want to learn more about Faithbox and get a peak into what was in this month’s box?
Keep reading to find out!

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Hey guys! So today I’m reviewing my April Faithbox! It is a monthly subscription service that “inspires daily Christian living by helping you grow in your faith, impact your community, and discover meaningful products from companies that do good.” They pack each box with a monthly devotional, hand-picked items from Godly centered organizations and companies, and each box provides THREE MEALS (sometimes more!) for hungry kids through their Rice Bowls partnership! SO COOL! I think Jesus would definitely approve.

So the above picture is what the box looks like when it’s delivered, with your address information on the opposite side. Here’s what the side of the box looks like:

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How cool is it that they have Scripture right on the box for the whole world to see! (Or maybe just the postal service, but still!)

Here’s my box opened up! Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.-3 The most exciting part! It’s packed with so many awesome things!

Here’s a better picture:

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This month’s theme was Resurrection! Their words directly, “Resurrection is the promise of life after death, the hope that God is making all things new, and He is reconciling all things unto Himself. Living a life informed by resurrection means seeing things not as they are, but as they could be – as they should be. Even though this earth is imperfect, we are still called to care for it as good stewards of God’s creation.”

This is one of my FAVORITE topics because I think it is SO important! A lot of people think that global warming isn’t real, that littering is okay since there are trash collectors, that pollution isn’t a big deal, that recycling doesn’t really do much, and things of the sort. It makes me so sad to think that God gave us a beautiful earth and we abuse it! While God gave us the earth to use and live off of (Genesis 1:26-31), He didn’t give it to us to use to its disposal and until it’s depleted completely! I love that this month is all about being earth conscience! And what a perfect day to review it on: EARTH DAY!

My contents included:

RuMe tote bag- holds up to 50 pounds and makes a great alternative to plastic bags at the grocery store! I have used this several times since receiving it! Much easier than collecting a bunch of plastic or brown paper bags and not knowing what to do with them after! http://www.myrume.com

KUTOA Blueberry Almond Bar- Ingredients: natural antioxidants, blueberries soaked in apple juice and sunflower oil, Kutoa, raw almonds, fresh oats, and pea crisps. For every bar you buy, KUTOA donates a meal to a child in need with the partnership World Food Program USA! I have to admit, this was not my most favorite energy bar. It could have just been the flavor and I’m also weird about certain foods, so definitely try it at least once if only to help the charity! http://www.kutoa.com

Lifter Music Sample- this CD has 5 songs on it to listen to whenever you need a lift! (did you get the play on words there?) Third Day -Your Words, I Am They- Make  A Way, Matt Maher- Abide with Me, Tim Timmons- Everywhere I Go, and bonus song* Casting Crowns- Everywhere I Go. This mix is so awesome! http://www.providentlabelgroup.com

Shaklee Super Cleaning Concentrate- this is a cleaner that is safe for you, your home, and your earth! Say goodbye to harsh chemicals! This is a super concentrated cleanser so that you will be using less of it to clean more! The more uses from one bottle means less bottles in a landfill! Proceeds go to benefit to Shaklee Cares which is a publicly supported nonprofit organization that helps people directly affected by natural disasters and emergencies. This cleaning product works like a dream! http://www.myearth.myshaklee.com

Renew Water Bottle- I LOVE a good water bottle! Nearly 90% of plastic water bottles are not recycled and take THOUSANDS of years to decompose, THOUSANDS PEOPLE! A reusable water bottle is such a great alternative for the environment! I love this thing! Perfect size to stay hydrated all day! http://www.faithbox.com

They also sent a instagram type layout for you to take a picture of your favorite spot in nature! So up above you could see that I took a picture of my hammock in my backyard! It’s not in the forest somewhere or anything like that, but it’s my favorite spot right now, and with the warmer weather arriving it just feels so good to lay out there in the afternoon!

Want to try out Faithbox? Click HERE and use my referral code! There is all different pricing depending on the plan you want, so head on over and check it out!

Do any of you get Faithbox? Comment below and tell me your favorite thing you’ve gotten! FAITHBOX HERE

Have a blessed Friday!

Meredith

Throwback Thursday: Coming from Rebellion

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Have you ever been guilty by association? Maybe it was something your friends did and you happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Maybe something happened with a family member and people started looking at you the wrong way, even though you weren’t associated with the situation at all. Let’s jump into Numbers in the Old Testament for this #ThrowbackThursday! In Numbers 16 we read about a man named Kelah and his rebellion.

So during this time the Israelites were wandering around in the infamous wilderness that we’ve all heard about. Moses was leading God’s people with his brother, Aaron, by his side. Kelah and a few of his friends decide to oppose and question Moses’ leadership. They thought it was odd that Moses was the only one who could speak for God. They made the argument that all in the congregation are worthy and want to know why Moses and Aaron are the only ones that have been exalted.

Now, it’s not all that surprising to me that something like this happened. If someone today came and said that they were the only one allowed to speak God’s truth, I would be a little hesitant too. HOWEVER, if you read in the entire chapter, Korah lies about what Moses has done. He says they’ve been mistreated, stolen from, etc. This was not at all correct and God knew they were being untruthful.

I can only imagine Moses rolling his eyes before he asks them, “Yo, God has brought you out of slavery, continually provides all your needs, and has made promises to you of a home, and you want to complain because you’re not in charge here? You gotta be kidding me,” then slaps a palm to his forehead. Moses then explains that the next morning God’s men will be left standing while the those opposed will be swallowed up by the earth.

Sure enough, the next morning the earth opens wide and Korah and all the rebellions (250 men!!!) were swallowed whole with Moses exclaiming,

Hereby you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, and that it has not been of my own accord. (Numbers 16:28 ESV)

NOW HERE’S THE JUICY INFO:

Years and books later, we get to Psalms. A few of the different authors are actually SONS of Korah! (Numbers 26:11) His sons survived and went on to write Psalm 42, 44-49, 84-85, and 87-88.

Korah did not do right in the eyes of the Lord. His sons saw their father swallowed by the earth.

They came from a family with a bad reputation.

They came from a rebellious father.

They came from “Korah’s sons” and came to “God’s sons.”

You too can overcome a rebellious heart and be published in God’s book.

 

Meredith

#ThrowbackThursday here on ClothedinWhat means taking a look at the Old Testament and all it’s good stuff! We sometimes forget the importance of the OT and we miss out on all it has to offer! Check back every Thursday for more like this!

 

Wisdom Wednesday: Comparison- Haley Sue McKee

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Comparison is a trap we all fall into at one point or another. Comparing our looks, personalities, brains, bank accounts. Sometimes we do it to tear ourselves down, and other times we tear others down. Something as simple as a thought about another person can be the fuel Satan needs to make himself at home in your heart.

I’ve written about this girl before and how amazing she is, but boy oh boy, is she AMAZING x INFINITY. This is the first of a series of posts titled Lessons Learned and the first installment already rocked my socks off. Check out Haley’s blog HERE on Comparison. (There’s also a gif from Parks and Rec which as we all know is my fave show.)

Meredith

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#WisdomWednesday is a weekly series where I blog some awesome posts, videos, podcasts, etc from other people who are way wiser than I am! Want to be featured or write a guest post? Contact me at clothedinwhat@gmail.com!

Do you compare yourself in anyway? What are some things you tell yourself to combat those ugly voices in your head? I would love some tips!