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Jesus loves thrift stores

I just love finding treasures. It baffles me what people can put in their ‘giveaway’ pile. I have found, and continue to find, the most amazing stuff while shopping thrift stores. Today, as I was working on my Weddding Dress: Before/After┬ápost, I realized that the Lord must love thrifting too. It’s exactly what He does. I pictured my life like my dress: unwanted, uncared for and needing SO much work. The Lord comes along and sees a vision for what the dress could be and over time, with lots of work and recourses, He fashions something that can be used for a better purpose.

Have a great week!!

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Sweet Isaiah

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I feel the need to remind you of the bigger story, for we must never forget from where we came. I am absolutely blown away by the Lord. It has been almost 2 years now since HE laid this difficult yet beautiful chapter of scripture on my heart. I have wept and wept over these words wondering why on earth I had to go through the hell that has been my story. I cried out to the Lord desperate to understand these passages. I had no idea what HE meant by this and I still don’t fully know:

“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; do not be discouraged, for you will not suffer disgrace; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the disgrace of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. For the LORD has called you like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a wife of a man’s youth when she is cast off, says your God. For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing wrath for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the LORD, your Redeemer.” Isaiah 54:4~8

The LORD is a Redeemer. He turns your ashes to beauty and your weeping to JOY. My heart breaks right now as I write this knowing that some of you are going through hell. You want to quit, there seems to be no way out, and you feel like there is nothing good that can come from your messed up story.

That is a lie. Please fight. Please get on your face before the LORD. I beg you. He is an awesome GOD up to good. My prayer is that this will encourage you to fall in love with Jesus, for without HIM, I am just a mess. But with HIM, my story becomes a Beautiful Mess.

Please feel free to contact me if you are going through some shit and need to talk it out. I had 2 wonderful divorced, single moms who walked by my side through the whole process…whom I didn’t know..they were on the other side of the battle and were able to encourage me while I was in the trenches.

Thanks for reading.

~Bre Chang

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My weekend!

This is a picture of our drive this past weekend to Idaho.

I honestly didn’t think people lived there.

We went to see one of B’s friends get married.

The wedding was outside & it started snowing as the guests arrived.

We had a fabulous time and it was so fun to meet all of B’s closest friends.

Then.

He proposed!!

(Not at the wedding. duh)

Here

at this gorgeous lake in McCall.

So now my hand looks like this:

Yep.

He got down on one knee in the snow.

We went into town to grab coffee after the wedding and he insisted we walk

down to the lake (it was pretty much across the street from the coffee shop).

I was freezing and wearing heel booties with no socks and since we went to

the lake the day before, I really didn’t want to go.

So I said no.

And he said,”Let’s go!”

And I said no again.

And he said,’We are going.’

So I went.

We talked for a few minutes ( I say it was like 5-10 minutes and he says 2)

and I asked again if we could leave.

He said, “Alright. I better do this then.”

He set his drink down in the snow, got on one knee and asked

if I would spend the rest of my life with him.

So sometime soon I will be Mrs. Chang. I can’t wait to have his name.

I am going to be Asian.

He is moving out to the D.C area and we will go on adventures forever.

And that was my weekend.

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