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I don’t know who I’d be without my faith. It’s the “something” behind everything in my life – the thing that sustains me and keeps me going. While BTD has become a brand in and of itself, it is still in many ways a very personal space for me to share who I am. And since my faith is such a large part of that, it’s only natural that I’d talk about it. In the BTD “Faith” Category, you’ll find posts about faith-based books, podcast recommendations, and plenty of discussions about the things God is stirring in my heart. 

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Currently Studying

I want to talk about my faith more - I feel like I say this ALL the time, but I really do mean it when I say that I want to share more of my faith on my blog. I think the main thing that keeps me from sharing is the act of actually sitting down and writing - it's so hard to make myself do that. And then on top of this, I feel pressure to perform. In other words, I feel like if I'm going to write something about my faith, it better be good and worth reading.

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Our God is Not a God of confusion

Whether you're deciding on how to schedule your time today or in the middle of making a big life-changing decision, I think it's easy to get caught up in the busyness and mess of it all (wondering - or even getting frustrated with - why God isn't being more obvious with an answer) rather than remembering the simplicity of this truth and promise in James 1 - that God gives generously to all.

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The Porch Podcast – Don’t Follow Your Passions

YOU GUYS! I just listened to a podcast while getting my nails done and OH EM GEE. AMAZING. Like, SO stinkin’ good AND relevant and I think all of you should listen to it – especially those of you who are working towards or working in a career. Has anyone ever told you to follow your passion? I’m assuming the answer is yes – because I think we’ve all heard…

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What Does Faith Mean To Me?

Reading through some of my old insta posts, and thought this was one worth sharing again. I hope to somehow fit sharing my faith into my BTD business plan for 2016 ? bc I kinda miss the crazy scary feeling of that (terrifying) ‘nakedness’ – coming out from behind the (blogger) curtain and letting myself feel the sting (and thrill) of spontaneity and vulnerability. I miss that. In a weird…

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When Sharing Becomes a Burden

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to figure out how to do my job well. And that’s been QUITE the journey – in many ways. One thing I’ve been trying to figure out is how to separate my personal (especially pertaining to my faith) from my professional life – learning where to draw that line and what I’m comfortable with. And hey, maybe I’ll never figure it out…

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Paris Attacks // Psalm 37

It's times like these and tragedies like this one that make our longing for eternity all the more real, reminding us just how broken this world is that we live in. Meditating on psalm 37 this morning as I #prayforparis and to be completely honest, it's hard. It's hard to grasp some of these promises. but then again, this ultimately reminds me how much I NEED to meditate on them and ask for help in believing and trusting in them.

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Being BRIGHT with BRIGHTON Video: Quiet Time

It took me a while to actually bring myself to press ‘record’ and film this video – for many reasons really. One of them being that I literally did not know my camera had a filming function/setting slash I didn’t know where to begin on that front. But also because I was a little iffy about publicly declaring my thoughts on something so personal and often kept filtered behind vague, happy-feeling blanket…

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#beingBRIGHTwithBRIGHTON Teaser Video

Videography by Carley White (website coming soon) Remember when I said I was going to do videos about my faith on BTD? ha. yeah. Well, 3 months later…here we are. I’m back! and I’m super excited to give you a little sneak-peek-teaser of what’s to come over here on BTD. But y’all, this time I REALLY mean it. I know I’ve done a few intros – lots of talk and not…

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John 1:1 – The Word

Some of you were asking about how I spend time with the Lord and what it 'looks' like (e.g., what I read, what I write, what I think about, how I pray, etc.) And in an effort to give you a little glimpse into this part of my life, I thought I would share this simple yet exciting experience that came from reading the first chapter of John. My quiet time always looks different - sometimes it's stale, sometimes it's super short and then sometimes (responsibility permitting) it can last all day long. This particular experience, as you'll see, was more of a learning/discovery journey for me.

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On Faith: Asking The Hard Questions

The more I learn about God and faith (and even just the world in general), the more I wish I had a pause button. The smaller I feel and the bigger He becomes. The more I’m able to see the wretchedness of my sin and the more I’m able to see my need for grace upon grace. The more questions I have and the stronger my desire is to wrestle…

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Thoughts inspired by David Platt’s Book, Follow Me

I’ve been reading Follow Me by David Platt. And Wow. It’s rocking my world. But not in the feel-good way that you might presume. Rather, in a way that leaves me eagerly and wholeheartedly chasing (sprinting) after Christ. Specifically, over the past few weeks, I’ve been spending hours (and craving more) of my free time reading and studying his Word. This is not normal. Yes, I have my daily quiet time.…

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Being BRIGHT with BRIGHTON Intro

I actually filmed this video three weeks ago (wow – I really need to get on my game!), but I haven’t posted it because I needed to edit and trim the ‘fat’ (and I HATE editing videos slash I have no idea what I’m doing – probably the reason why it takes me so long…) So if it’s a little choppy – this is why. Just bare with me here, y’all.…

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Where Do We Place Our Hopes?

The unfortunate thing about blogging these days is that your 'success' is on display for everyone to see and measure up. And I'll admit (although I like to deny this about myself), I'm a pretty competitive person. And because God made me this way (ha!), this also means that I'm driven, determined and just all-around intense. The difference with blogging (as opposed to other domains of life) is that people are bound to judge me based on certain metrics - whether that be Instagram followers, comment counts, site design + whatever other ways one could possibly 'measure' a blogger's success.

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Intentions: BTD Misson Statement and Stuff

Putting Brighton The Day in A Box After writing Sunday’s post about branching out into non-fashion content, it got me thinking about WHAT I wanted this little corner of the internet to be. What do I want to do for you (my readers) and what purpose do I want to serve. This sounds like a simple question, but it’s really not. It kind of puts a lot of pressure on me and…

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My Very First Video (#Amateur)

BY THE WAY: I recorded this video before I wrote Sunday’s post…so it’s all kind of on the same wavelength! But I wanted to share this with y’all…because it’s awful and awesome at the same time. ha! I was driving back to Dallas from Houston last week and started thinking about where I wanted my blog to be in 5 years and asking myself simple questions like, what’s my favorite…

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Branching Out Into The World of Non-Fashion

Thoughts About Non-Fashion Stuff on BTD Sometimes I day dream about writing about things other than fashion. In a sense, this blog is mostly a compilation of pictures showcasing different types of outfits and “things” I want to buy and such. I don’t really write much at all; and when I do, it’s pretty basic stuff (and frankly, rather meaningless – or at least feels that way!) So when I…

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January Devotional: The Study of John

After posting this image on my instagram, I got a few emails and comments asking what the devotional was that I started. With the new year on the horizon, I wanted to start something fresh and get excited about digging into the word. I’ve always wanted to do an in depth study of John (and then all the gospels really), so when I heard about the She Reads Truth January…