You're Not the Author

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I posted a quote this morning on Instagram and Facebook, and it's receiving some attention. Since I'm getting a lot of "Thank you so much" messages from this one, I wanted to go ahead and post it here.

"Admit it: your life hasn't worked out according to your plan. Last month didn't work out according to your plan. Today won't work out according to your plan. All of this is true because you aren't the author of your story. You don't need to read a mystery novel; your life is a mystery to you. You and I don't have a clue what is around the next corner, let alone where we will be and what we will be doing a decade from now. But even though there is very little that we know for sure about our lives and we experience constant surprises along the way, we need not give way to panic. Yes, our lives are out of our control, but that doesn't mean they are out of control. No, our lives are under the careful administration of the One who has the wisdom and power to be the great Author of it all." -Paul David Tripp

I love that reminder.

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Weekly Favorites

Bespoken Weekly Favorites

Happy Friday! I hope you're getting ready to wind down for the evening. Or if you're getting married this weekend, I hope you are excited about all that is to come for one of the most memorable times of your life! And for now...here are a few things that have been inspiring me lately:

Copper Wedding Ceremony Backdrop by  Big Design , photographed by  Debbie Lourens  as seen on  Confetti Dreams

Copper Wedding Ceremony Backdrop by Big Design, photographed by Debbie Lourens as seen on Confetti Dreams

This patio at  Ace Hotel  in Palm Springs, photographed by  Raya Carlisle  as seen on  100 Layer Cake

This patio at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, photographed by Raya Carlisle as seen on 100 Layer Cake

This linen tie as seen on  Right on Time

This linen tie as seen on Right on Time

This low bun as seen on  Le Fashion

This low bun as seen on Le Fashion

This quote from  These Lovely Thoughts

This quote from These Lovely Thoughts