Pretty Things.

"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly..."
Colossians 3:16
Dwell among us richly. I want to meditate on this. To dwell among us, to surround us, to be within us. Richly abundant and overflowing. Jesus, dwell among us richly. 

Pretty things for you today. 

Some beautifully inspiring things from Anthropologie.com


Quality Time.

If you haven't noticed, I went on a bit of a blogging hiatus. After my last post, I didn't want to come back here. It was as if I could hide from the truth by avoiding my blog. A strange reality. And while I was on this break, I got to thinking. 

I still don't know my main objections for Moments of Eternity. They seem to be constantly changing. One thing stuck out to me, though. This blog needs to be something of quality rather than quality. I believe I meant this to be a place to share inspiration and instead it's become a contest of how many followers I can gain. I hate to say it, but it's true. 

I want to make a commitment to you all as well as myself. From now on, this will be a place where I document what inspires me. This can be photos, outfit, verses, writings, whatever. But I want to be the real me, not some artificial girl trying to get likes on instagram (though I really love those). I want this to be Makena in blog form. And if that gains followers, go me, and if it doesn't, I am being myself and it shouldn't matter. 

So, here it goes. 

Remember, this blog is a work in progress. I don't think it will ever be complete. But that's what makes it interesting, right? 

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

I am so thankful for the unfailing love of my Heavenly Father. I have neglected Him so much over the past week or so, not wanting to come to terms with the absence of Dodger. I think only fellow animal lovers can understand my pain, my family's pain. But these things happen, and I believe in my heart that I will see her again some day, along with all of our other puppies who have gone to Heaven. Funny how in these desperate times, when I ought to be clinging to God the most, I leave Him in the dust. I still haven't figured out exactly why I do this. I act like I can handle it better on my own. I think I believed that God was going to tell me to get over it, to move on, and I wanted time to grieve. I know now that's not what He intends to tell me. He wants me to share my pains with Him. I pray I'll move closer to Him instead, when trouble hits. 

Our gorgeous turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

That's all for today. Until next time! 



Have fun in puppy heaven, Dodger. Man, I'm going to miss you. Every day. 
I love you, sweet girl. 



 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters
Colossians 3:23

I love this big chunky sweater. It feels like a sweatshirt, but has a more dressy feel to it. I love the gold zipper, too. I thought it only appropriate to pair it with some pearls. 

What I wore:
two-tone sweater--525 America
turquoise jeans--Paige



 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:12-14
I love these verses. So much conviction. Especially the part about bearing with each other and forgiving. It's so easy to be mad at people, to be upset and not want to forgive. But we must forgive as the Lord has forgiven us. You might think someone has hurt you in the worst possible way, but think about how much we have sinned against our Father in Heaven and He still sent His son to die for us. This is what I needed today. 

It's been good weather for bundling up. I love layers for days in which I am in and out of class. This outfit was great for the cold outside as well as the warm indoors. And the great thing about this scarf of mine...IT HAS MITTENS. 

Thanks Katy for the pictures!

camel peacoat--J. Crew 
striped sweater-dress--Theory (old)
boots--Franco Sarto



You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship You. 
Nehemiah 9:6

Thanks to Shelby for taking these photos!

I love color palettes like this lately. So easy and simple. 

What I wore:
skinny jeans--Pine IV



So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6-7
One words really stands out to me in these verses. Continue. Our journey with Christ is, well...a journey. We are to keep growing with Him. It never stops. Today I am reminding myself to continue. 

Last weekend was wonderful. My family came into town, the Gamecocks won, and the weather was fantastic. I love this thermal, a new addition. It is chunky and comfortable like a sweater, but not as bulky. I have a feeling I've found a new staple in my wardrobe. 

What I wore:
oversized thermal--We The Free from Bohemian in Columbia, SC
black pants--Hudson (old)
scarf-- from Francesca's 
leopard print slippers--Bakers