1. Love the colours and the combo I so agree about women’s prison ministry. Thanks for joining in with wardrobe weds again

  2. Well, I feel kinda silly commenting on your fashion after such a meaningful post 🙂 I love the way you mixed the patterns though, and the skirt is fantastic!

  3. You have a special place waiting for you in Heaven. I wish I could do half the things you do in His name!! Those women will never forget you!!! And you continuously look adorable….your posts and outfits get better everyday!!

    1. shanna, you seriously have no idea how much that comment blessed me. often i feel like i don’t do enough and i know i’m not perfect, but i try. and your encouraging word means the WORLD to me. seriously. thank you so much, shanna!

  4. Molly, I love how openly and beautifully you share about your faith and service in His name… makes me smile every time. My only excuse for not going to church more is because I don’t have the “time”… seriously, I don’t actually have and better things to be doing, I just need some priority shifting. Thanks for the reminder!

    And I love your cute boot self to pieces – this outfit is SO YOU!

  5. First cute outfit as always.

    I know the feeling of needing to be grounded all too well and it is quite humbling and reality checking when we open our eyes and pay attention to those that are in prison (or even just purely less fortunate than ourselves). I think that it is amazing that you take the time to bring the word to these women, but more importantly that you are able to take and learn from those moments that God hands us in our more “selfish” minutes.

  6. I definitely feel the need for grounding – frequently. (word vomitting not so much, total introverts rarely do that 🙂 We are currently in a pretty difficult phase in our lives and have been pretty stressed out about it. We recently started serving (hubby is a pastor) at a small church with primarily elderly members who have had really difficult lives. It is so ironic that hearing about other people’s troubles can be such an encouragement. 🙂
    On a less serious note, I love your outfit! That red skirt and scarf are ‘seriously’ awesome. 😉

  7. Hey! Loved the reminder of being grounded. Yes, it is so easy to get caught up in our seemingly large 1st world problems. Love the Kenya scarf and bracelets. Is your skirt a kanga? (I have no idea if I spelled that correctly) Anyhow, I’ve spent several summers in Kenya on missions trip. Most recently my husband and I took a group of college students over to work in the slums of Nairobi in 2010. We love Kenya and I love seeing fashion statements from there. I’m actually sporting one in my WIWW post too 🙂

    1. my skirt isn’t a kanga – but it definitely looks like one! 🙂 that’s awesome that you’ve been to kenya, too. i’ve been twice and i love it so much!! thank you so much, jen!

  8. I was delighted to read this post, Molly. You do such a fantastic work volunteering! Yes, I think we all need some reality check from time to time. Every time I feel a bit frustrated or don’t know what I’m doing because I’m just consumed by my everyday ‘issues’ I stop and think about all the people that are currently in worst situations and who would do anything to trade places and have the blessings that I have. And don’t worry about writing everything that you feel here in your blog. This is one of the things that I love, besides checking stylish outfits, is knowing that they are ‘real’ people behind all the amazing pictures, and that they are beautiful inside and out.
    And you look super cute in this outfit. I love your scarf and your cowboy boots!


  9. this is an excellent post! i completely agree. ironically, as i read blogs instead of study/do homework (i’m a college student) i was just thinking that i don’t know how i’m going to find the time for Young Life tonight. thank you for this post-and the motivation!

  10. I recently read that appx half of all imprisoned women in the US are there because they were “guilty by association”. So, their husband or boyfriend sold the drugs, so they were imprisoned because of knowledge. The most common violent crimes committed by women are in the act of protecting themselves or a loved one. Pretty sad that most of these women probably don’t belong there. But since they are there, I am so glad that God is turning their terrible situations into good thru education, skills training, and ministries like yours. Thanks for being willing to be used to help give these women a second chance. This post really blessed me. Thanks, Molly! ~Sarah

  11. you are so right!
    i didn’t know you were a worship, leader too
    i have always wanted to do this kind of ministry and i might have an opportunity to do it very soon, but you are so right…there’s something about seeing people who are in less-than-ideal situations worship the Lord..it puts things in a totally different light.
    also i love everything about what you’ve posted wardrobe wise, today! that scarf is beautiful. i love prints from that part of the world 🙂


    1. yeah!! i lead worship a few times a month 🙂 i love it! it’s always been somewhat of a hidden passion of mine.

      and thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging comment, morgan!

  12. Needed this post today desperately, got a little grounding of myself this morning around 1:00 am…….so glad that I am able to call you my friend. Sidenote, red looks beautiful on you 🙂
    brooke @ what2wear

  13. New follower of yours. {Found your blog from Amber at Love On Wings}

    I am in love with your clothes and how you bring it all together!! I’ve always wanted to volunteer at a prison, since I was a teen, I never have. But I will one day!

  14. I love your posts Molly. You’re such an inspiration, and I feel like we should be friends in real life! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this. Also, I want that skirt. It’s so gorgeous. 🙂

  15. NO word vomit girl, I love it!!! I think it’s perfect to pair your outfit and your perspective on being grounded. It’s still being true to the message that the way you express yourself externally is a reflection of how you are feeling inside!! Again, I love it 🙂

  16. Molly, I love this post. And you always remind me of the things that I should be doing too. We get so overwhelmed with, well life in general. But everyone once in awhile it’s nice to take a step back. Love your outfit, especially that scarf. And love YOU! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  17. I think it’s awesome that you volunteer at the prison! During grad school, I interned at a food pantry where many of the people coming in for food were homeless. Without that food, they may not have been able to eat that day. Experiences like that really put your own life in perspective.

    The Tiny Heart

  18. I find myself needing some grounding sometimes too – I have to take a deep breath and a step back, and get a little perspective. It’s so hard to have perspective sometimes, but when I find it, all the meaningless crap that seemed so important seems that much more meaningless.

    Sea and Swank

  19. You are not alone. I find myself getting caught up in, when it really comes down to it, meaningless tasks and the occasional “woe is me” attitude. I think we all need a little perspective check every once in a while to keep us grounded and appreciate all we have.

  20. Molly- I absolutely enjoyed this post!! In my eyes, I did not see any word vomit! It was beautifully put! We are human, we get self absorbed at times. And we all need to be reminded 1.) we are not the only people put on this earth and 2.) the purpose for being here. Thank you girl for sharing. Keep doing what you’re doing!!

  21. I totally agree that sometimes the thing we feel the least like doing is the most rewarding…..just found your blog…LOVE your style!

  22. i feel that way when I have to go to things like small group of service things – i complain about them or don’t want to go and then once i’m there I’m so glad I went! It shouldn’t be so hard for me to do the important things God calls me too! thanks for the encouragement and what an amazing thing you are part of!

  23. That’s how it always is for me…the second I start feeling like I don’t want to go out and serve is the time that I need it most…and the time that it’s most rewarding.

    Love the jean jacket with the red skirt!!

  24. Maybe I need to start volunteering at a prison….that sounds like an awesome revelation Molly. And such a rewarding experience. And on a completely different note – I love your pattern mixing and red skirt 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  25. You are right. Reminding myself of how good I actually have it in life has been something I recently started doing to get through negative experiences and it’s been really helpful to put things in perspective. Something else that has helped me is writing down my short term and long term goals in the notes section of my iPhone to look at often to keep myself grounded and focused on important scheiss in my life. You word vomit like a gangster. I like!

  26. I really enjoyed reading this Molly and I used to feel the same way when I went to go volunteer at the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis. It was a 20 minute drive there after work…. 3-4 hours of working the crisis line and doing admin stuff and then a half hour home. Sometimes I just felt like I couldn’t, but when I went and let go of those thoughts of all the other things I should be doing I felt that same grounding feeling I think you are talking about here. I always try to remember the simple things and realize how fortunate I am and try to help in the ways I can.

    Thanks for sharing this and … I love the outfit of course 🙂

  27. Love this! It’s how I feel everyday….I teach in a REALLY rough neighborhood….and no matter what is happening in my life….I feel like it’s this little tap on the shoulder from God….reminding me….that most people have things much worse off than me. I always say that these families teach me more than I ever teach them…..

    This post is AMAZING, so glad you put it up!


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