A Permanent Reminder

  "whaaaaaaaat!? i got a tattoo. crazzzzziness.  something completely out of my comfort zone that i never, in a bazillion years, thought i would choose to do! so why?  i don't think anyone needs to justify the tattoos they decide to get -- meaning or no meaning behind them. but for me, if a tattoo was ever going to be something i got, it was going to mean a lot of things, because i appreciate my pure-skinned body that God gave me & to permanently engrain something into it, i wanted it to be Jesus-reflecting.  bona - fide  words never spoken by Jesus, yet lived out more by him than anyone else who has ever walked this earth, right? Jesus was authentic, kind, & gracious. He reminded people that they were loved, despite life-long bleeding, leprocy, many husbands, judgmental hearts, stealing, etc. that they weren't alone due to the ways they fell short.  bona - fide to be genuine & real so no, Jesus never said this phrase & God didn't technically call the israelites to be "bonafide," but in a way He did. without saying those words He asked each of his people all throughout time to live lives that were authentic. to be honest about their shortcomings & then bring those shortcomings before God. to never be arrogant or prideful, but humble & surrendered.  i want to be reminded daily that everyone's got something. that none of us are alone. that God will use our shortcomings & turn them into something so beautiful for His kingdom, if we let Him.  laura & nicole, the founders of bonafide, have introduced a fresh, new way of living & i want to live this way always. no, i am not perfect at this. yes, i catch myself daily lacking grace & perspective & a positive self-image. but, now, even when i'm old & gray, i can look back & remember this season & be reminded to continue to strive towards a bonafide life. to be more like Jesus in the way i talk, see, listen, speak, etc. i am now marked with the most beautiful season Jesus has brought me through so far. & i hope it continues to be a big part of the beautiful seasons to come. i don't think i will ever be disappointed to have this on my arm. as katie smith put it, "I WANNA BE FAKE NOW!!!"  big scary newness. " - Greta Lausch (Sweeter Than Yesterday)

 

"whaaaaaaaat!? i got a tattoo. crazzzzziness. 

something completely out of my comfort zone that i never, in a bazillion years, thought i would choose to do! so why? 

i don't think anyone needs to justify the tattoos they decide to get -- meaning or no meaning behind them. but for me, if a tattoo was ever going to be something i got, it was going to mean a lot of things, because i appreciate my pure-skinned body that God gave me & to permanently engrain something into it, i wanted it to be Jesus-reflecting. 

bona - fide 

words never spoken by Jesus, yet lived out more by him than anyone else who has ever walked this earth, right? Jesus was authentic, kind, & gracious. He reminded people that they were loved, despite life-long bleeding, leprocy, many husbands, judgmental hearts, stealing, etc. that they weren't alone due to the ways they fell short. 

bona - fide

to be genuine & real

so no, Jesus never said this phrase & God didn't technically call the israelites to be "bonafide," but in a way He did. without saying those words He asked each of his people all throughout time to live lives that were authentic. to be honest about their shortcomings & then bring those shortcomings before God. to never be arrogant or prideful, but humble & surrendered. 

i want to be reminded daily that everyone's got something. that none of us are alone. that God will use our shortcomings & turn them into something so beautiful for His kingdom, if we let Him. 

laura & nicole, the founders of bonafide, have introduced a fresh, new way of living & i want to live this way always. no, i am not perfect at this. yes, i catch myself daily lacking grace & perspective & a positive self-image. but, now, even when i'm old & gray, i can look back & remember this season & be reminded to continue to strive towards a bonafide life. to be more like Jesus in the way i talk, see, listen, speak, etc.

i am now marked with the most beautiful season Jesus has brought me through so far. & i hope it continues to be a big part of the beautiful seasons to come. i don't think i will ever be disappointed to have this on my arm.

as katie smith put it, "I WANNA BE FAKE NOW!!!" 

big scary newness. "

- Greta Lausch (Sweeter Than Yesterday)

Wow! We are so impressed with Greta and her courage to live her faith through a bonafide life. Finding the beauty in being human and having flaws is not an easy thing to do. Not only has she accepted herself as she is, but she now has a permanent reminder every day to help her in her new journey! Whether in a tattoo, a print, a shirt, or a daily mantra written on your mirror, show us the ways in which YOU remind yourself to be Bona Fide! Find us on Instagram and tag us: @bebonafide