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We are celebrating Thanksgiving week by having a giveaway! It’s our way of saying “Thank You!” . . We are grateful for all our followers and customers and we would like to bless you on this beautiful holiday! . . Simply tag 5 friends and you will be added to our giveaway raffle! The winner gets to choose One Apparel Of Their Choice! That’s right! You choose between t-shirts and hoodies and it’s all yours! 🙌🏻 . . We will be doing a live giveaway raffle on Thanksgiving day at 1pm! Join us!
I get asked all the time how I keep my skin looking so youthful and soft in the winter time. This is my secret weapon! I use @palmers Daily Skin Therapy every time I get out of the shower to renew my skin. Definitely one of my favorite products. If you have not tried it out yet, you definitely should. 🍂🍁 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #subscribe #subscribetomychannel #beauty #beautyvlogger #vlogger #blogger #christianblog #youtuber #christianyoutuber #beautyfromashes #blessed #christian #palmers #pale #southerncharm #bblogger #beautybloggers #skincare #skincareroutine
// Consider the flowers of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and gone tomorrow, will he not much more clothe you - you of little faith? ... But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. // ~ Matthew 6 ✨ . The release of my second collection of screensavers “WORD OF LIFE”, featuring original photography like this one, is live now on Story! :) Enjoy! ✨
New Blog Post - LINK IN BIO - They come in hard. The holidays are barely in my line of sight and they are knocking me off my feet. I find myself overwhelmed,numb, scattered really. If you are feeling scattered, too, and longing for something different this holiday season, here is a little encouragement... #holidays #mentalwellbeing #spiritualformation #hope #healing #meaning #faith #jesusgirl #womenoffaith #writersofinstagram #christianity #christianliving #christianwomen
Something I learned about people is- we have the gift of evolution. Since I started Nickkie&Co. I have changed drastically. It's evident in my interactions & most importantly in my responses to things that hurt me. Therefore, understanding this I have revamped the "ABOUT ME" section, "𝑊ℎ𝑜'𝑠 𝑁𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑘𝑖𝑒?" on my website. Check out https://nickkieandco.com/about/ for the update. Thank you all for your support this far ♥️ . . . #womensempowerment · #womenempoweringwomen · #love · #womenofgod · #feminist · #women · #empowerment · #blog · #bloglife · #blackgirlswhoblog · #goingplaces · #girlgang · #girlboss · #empoweringwomen · #womensupportingwomen · #girlpower · #welcomeconglomerates · #female · #beauty · #inspiration · #motivation · #womenshealth · #postivevibes · #thefutureisfemale · #beautyfromashes · #nickkieandco · #liveyourbestlife · #withlovenickkie · #writersofig · #happiness
&& on the bad days, we still have reasons to smile. — “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared].” -Proverbs ‭31:25‬, AMP
My #handyhubby has started the process of finishing our basement 😱😄👏🏻 which means my workout space is going to be shared with power tools and 2x4s.... 😳 but I don’t even care, because that means that EVENTUALLY I will have a gym that actually looks like a room 🤣🤣 although, it doesn’t matter that much because I can still workout and get results in my creepy, unfinished basement 🤷🏼‍♀️ I just prefer to look at pretty things 😍 • So now I get to start day dreaming about ideas...and wall colors... anyone else a #sherwinwilliamspaint fan? Color ideas?? I’m thinking maybe teal 🤔🤔
I'm not afraid to say that I need help. I'm okay with admitting when I'm struggling because I have found the greatest liberation and breakthrough has come in becoming aware of the areas I need to grow in and asking God for the help to learn, grow and change. It's a humbling experience to come face to face with your weaknesses and than see the mighty hand of God pull you higher as you surrender your weaknesses over to him. As we invite God into our lives, and ask him to shine his light into all of the dark and broken places, the process of personal and spiritual development becomes a co-laboring adventure with our mighty King. How blessed we are to labor alongside this extraordinary King, a King who calls us child, bride and friend. My ears and eyes are open, and my heart is expectant for what transformation will come next. What areas in your life is God telling or showing you that you could use some 'renovations' in? Comment with #humblebeemommy #beehumble #parenting #mothering #parentingthemosthumblingexperienceknowntoman #humblebeemommy #beetransparent #beeauthentic #mommylife #beautyfromashes #livingmybestlife #Jesusthewaythetruththelife #thankful
Give THANKS in ALL circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus❤️! { 1 Thessalonians 5:18 }
30 Days Of Thanksgiving 💫 I’m thankful for the opportunity to press restart on my journey of becoming. Becoming who God has called me to be. Not who I thought I was meant to be. Yesterday evening I encountered a much needed turning point. I turned back and redirected my focus to Christ. After a much needed conversation with him, I listened to the first sermon in Mike Todd’s series stride (I would highly recommend you check it out and let me know your thoughts when you do). There were so many things that have touched and awakened something within me. But the best lesson I learnt was: “ Being in purpose is better than pursuing your own will. Because there is fulfilment there” - Mike Todd I’m going to let God teach me how to prioritise his purpose for my life over my plans. I’m thankful for the start to a fulfilling but hard yet worthwhile journey. Who is with me?! 🙋🏾‍♀️
A few weeks back my daughter made some poor choices. They were choices that left me asking myself "Where did I go wrong?" And "What could I have done differently?" . Truth is, nothing. Tonight I learned something that I never knew about my daughter. Something that has haunted her for 6 1/2 years. My heart broke as I listened to her share with me the pain in her heart. . You see, 6 1/2 years ago her little brother passed away from a rare terminal disease. When he was first diagnosed, a bone marrow transplant was given to us as an option, so we tested both his sisters. She had been a perfect match, but we chose not to undergo the transplant for a variety of reasons. One being that he would most likely not survive the first 3 months. . Someone, in an attempt to make me look bad, told her that she could have helped her brother if I would have agreed to have it. She was only 6 years old at the time this was told to her. . Feelings of anger boiled under the surface as I silently listened. The only thing I could do in that moment was hold her face in my hands, stare into her tear filled eyes and finally free her from the pain she'd been carrying for 9 years. I told her the truth. She couldn't have saved her brother no more than I could, which was not at all. . I was overwhelmed with despair to discover her deep suffering. I've said before, parenting teenagers is hard, but one thing I do know, my God is good. Even in the midst of the grief that filled that room, God was there in the middle of it all. . He left a trail of clues for me to break my daughter free of these chains that have been weighing her down for a very long time. I got to share the gospel with her tonight in a way I've never been able to share it with her before. . Had we not experienced what we did a few weeks ago, I may never have discovered this secret she silently carried, grief guilt. Tonight she can finally rest peacefully, weight lifted. I find myself sitting here in the quiet of the night, thanking God for trials and tribulations that bring forth beauty from ashes.
My favorite thing on the Thanksgiving table has always been the pumpkin pie. My mom rocks this spicy recipe to which no person or store can compete. It’s delicious. 😋 And even though I won’t be eating some made by her hands this year (miss you, Mom!), I will be following her recipe to a T. 🥧 But here’s the thing: My family has always served pumpkin pie cold. It’s tradition, the only way I know. So every time my sister-in-law warms hers up, I cringe a little. 🙅🏻‍♀️ But I wanna hear your opinion! Pumpkin pie — is it better hot or cold? Let me know below!
I started working out again and was doing some back and bicep reps. I was on my last set for biceps and upped the weight and was at 12 and feeling it. I pushed to 15...then to 20. I did it. I finished the set and with increased weight which was a first for me. • Then I did my last set for back and again, upped the weight. At about 12 again, I was really feeling it. I pushed to 15 and by 17, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it to 20 so I did just one more. Then just one more. Then all of a sudden, when I had nothing left, I got a new strength and went all the way to 24. • I was ecstatic!! Here I was pushing through, trusting what I had learned and taking it one step at a time and felt a strength I didn’t even know I had in me. • YOU GUYS!!!!!!!! • I was ecstatic because I had just experienced a tangible version of Philippians 4:13. The devil wants us to believe that when we’ve reached the end/hit the bottom/used our last ounce of strength that it’s game over. • But that’s when the supernatural strength kicks in!! When we can’t, GOD DOES🙌🏼 • Whatever you’re going through right now, know that through Christ, you are a victor. We hear lies that tell us otherwise but don’t buy it. Keep going. Trust him and take ONE. MORE. STEP. • “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬
"RISE from the dust and sit on your THRONE " - Isaiah 52:2 #Eden #OwnYourThrone #beautyFromAshes 👗: @culturecut @algene_koeberg Hair : @_tenheads_
Close your eyes and count to 10. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What did you see? What did you think about? Maybe you saw something or thought something or heard something that you’re not proud of. Or something that seems like too much to bear. I don’t know what that is but I do know that there is a peace that comes from crying out to the Father. Your father, your protector. He protects you in ways you’ve never thought possible. Things that seem unfair right now are apart of the process He is allowing to grow you. • When I close my eyes, I sometimes can be overwhelmed with the thoughts of what I can improve on and why I lack, and how I can be a “better” person. Sometimes the fear of death is too real. Sometimes the doubt comes knocking really hard. But I am always reminded that He is not the things I lack. He is not the things I am afraid of. He is everything I am not on my own. He is beautiful and kind, those are rightfully his and so are you. To him you are beautiful and kind. Remember, he’s waiting to hear cry for his truth and peace. He’s heard you and the unspoken things of your heart and he’s right there beside you.
40 weeks ago I was in the hospital. Jacob was posting about how hard it was to sleep in our bed without me knowing that I was in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery. It was the worst pain I felt in my life... or so I thought. I passed out 6 times Jacob told me. I don't remember. Little did I know 2 months later my life would look like how the beat drops in this song. Slow, hard and complete. Dreams dashed. Hope smashed. My legs literally failed and my body collapsed. There was one point I had to be dragged by two close friends from the waiting room to Jacob's room because I could no longer hold my body up. They laid me on the bed as sobs wracked my ever shrinking body. I could not get food down. My cheeks started to sink in. People started to be really concerned for my wellbeing. I didn't leave the hospital to see the outside and sunshine for 3 days. A friend forced me out. Why do I share this... have you read what a RED personality is? It is this girl. "'Til the wheels fall off/'Til the spotlight fades/I will lift your banner high/And 'til the walls crash in/For the rest of my days/I'll lay it all on the line/'Til the day I die/'Til the end of the line/'Til the day I die/It's Your name I'll glorify" How are you doing this Sarah? I get asked all the time. Because God made me this way. I have no other choice. Quitting is not an option. Jacob and I used to say "not dead, won't quit." But it's not out of pride that I say any of this. I don't know what "the end of the line" looks like... but I don't have to. All I know is He is not done with me and until He stops me, I'm going. So here we are... 7 months later. The anger is gone. The questions still come and go. But life is so clearly made of choices. Jacob made his choices and I made mine. I loved him, and his choices, till the day he was reunited with our Savior. But now we have a path that we, the kids and I, have to walk, without him. Yes it sucks. Yes I never wanted this. But then again I have never had the opportunity to affect change the way I have these past 7 months. So I will keep sharing HOPE, keep sharing LOVE, keep sharing JESUS. Because that's all that matters. People. You, me. People.
Having a servant's heart means to not only put others' needs ahead of your own, but to serve with the right motivation - that is to put God's will first. Repost @pastorrickwarren #jesus #god #jesuschrist #servethelord #godisgood #jesuslovesyou #bible #goldenrule #conservative #republican #catholic #cross #beautyfromashes
Life is like an uphill battle sometimes but living by these values through whatever life throws at you, everything will turn out just fine If it hasn't, you're just not at the top yet 💙 Overcomer #mumlifestyle #mumlife #momlife #mountains #facinggiants #southislandnewzealand #tewaipounamu #Geraldine #nz #nzaotearoa #nzmamma #fitness #selflove #selfcare #parenting #soloparenting #radmamma #parentinglife #beach #nature #freshair #killingit #smashinglife #winning #thankyoujc #beautyfromashes #southauckland #weymouth #nzbeaches
We are stronger when we stick together. Pray for those affected by these horrible fires ❤️🙏🏼 #pressedandblessedclothingco #californiastrong #sticktogether #powerinprayer #beautyfromashes
. "A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?" Albert Einstein . But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 . 🙋🏻‍♀️ A little bit about me! . 🗣 I lived with depression and suicidal thoughts for many years. . 🤷🏻‍♀️ Hopelessness and despair where my best friends. . ☹ Feeling numb and being sad was my norm. . 🚶🏻‍♀️I thought I was alone, and that no one understood me and much less help me. . ⛈ In 2011 I ended up in intensive care for one week after a serious suicide attempt. . ☀️In 2013 God set me free through a 12 Step Program called Celebrate Recovery. . ⚓Today, I live a grateful and joyful life. Not perfect in any way but my perspective is different. . 📷 My pictures reflect the joy in my heart. A joy that I will never take for granted. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. . 📧Visit www.celebraterevovery.com for a meeting near you . 🗣Are you struggling? Reach out! . 💔You don't need to suffer alone! 🚦Need help? Text HELLO to 741741 . . . . . . . #worship #suicidesurvivor #Christ #ChristFollower #recoveryjourney #miami #celebraterecovery #recovery #suicide #depression #thankful #sad #12steps #yelpelite #overcomingdepression #joy #love #beautiful #grateful #mentalhealth #Jesus #suffering #mystory #thankyouJesus #mylife #selfcare #beautyfromashes
Horses Are My Heart Healers... What brings balance to your life and restores your peace? . #Fire #Phoenix #Ringo
I never grow tired of sharing the masterpiece God has made of my messy, broken life. 🙏🏻 This BEAUTIFUL video was created and edited by my amazing friend @jessi_afshin for her @my_darling_diary community! 💕 If you’re not already a part of her beautiful faith blog community go follow along! She posts wonderful God stories like this regularly and is full of inspiring content for living out our God given callings in our daily lives!! ✨🙌🏻
For the hard places, the places we have named impossible: When we fail or fall to hard ground, to us it only feels like hard rock ungiving and unkind. But there is a foundation there that has already been laid and that no one can change, not even us. The Scriptures call that foundation Messiah, our salvation. . . To believe this is to worship. To question it is STILL to draw near. We often believe lies that would plug our ears and dull our senses, yet if we’ll listen close, even as we bring our questions, we’ll hear the whisper of the thinnest veil pull back, instructing us in a good place to build. . . May it be that we have eyes that see and ears that hear the miraculously normal wonders that so often come from rock...these hard place in our lives, the places we have named impossible. . . . . . . . #ourplanetdaily #explore #explorehisearth #lovethemasterartist #mountains #themountainsarecalling #washingtonstate #pnwonderland #mtadams #giffordpinchot #storytellingphotography #vsco #writersofinstagram #beautyfromashes #gritandvirtue #thebrokenway #prayer #travelingessays #praylikeawomaninlabor #diaryofawomanhealinginoursliceofwilds
The ornaments made it on the tree!!! 🎄😱😍 The theme?! Plants from around the world. How beauty-fulllllll is this?! The Grinch would be proud (after the triple augmentation of course! ...that sounded better in my head 😬) . GIVEAWAY TOMORROW AT 11 AM MST!!!! Don’t miss it, y’all! SO STINKING EXCITED!!!!! 🎉🤗🎉
Cardio kickboxing!!! I didn't want to go, but I'm so glad that I pushed myself and went anyway. Feels so good to be done! Haha . . . #jesusmakesmeworthy #beautyfromashes #anchoredingrace #madetocrave #losingweight #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fitness #fitnessjourney #motivation #2018goals #weightlossmotivation #progressnotperfection #cardiokickboxing #kickboxing
You were born for a purpose, a place, and a passion. You are unique and original. No one else has your exact assignment from the Lord. You may think you've missed it, but you haven't. 🧡 Everything you've been through is preparing you for this time and this place ... and for what waits for you in eternity future. This life is your learning time, your practice ground, your Bootcamp. Refuse to waste it. 🍁 (Now, go out and live like you believe this. Hugs, Susan)
As I was walking around @officialjardinmajorelle , I noticed this man sitting on his foldable chair and just sketching the scenes from the garden that day. I was amazed at how fast, precise, and talented he is. Sometimes my shyness gets in the way of me meeting new and amazing people. So instead of introducing myself and complimenting his work, I just secretly took this photo of him whilst working. #makeportraits 🌻
I walked into the office, took my seat at the table and before she could raise an eyebrow of judgement, I started. “I’m Kate. I have raging courage. I care deeply. I exist loudly. I am full of badassery. I will shock you with my intelligence. I can write like a boss. I am passionate about this cause. I am kind. I can be funny, sometimes inappropriately so. I am imperfect and I like myself that way. I grow daily. I am perfect for this job. I’ll start on Monday.” She smirked. She knew this was coming. She knew it wasn’t ego, but truth that was long overdue. She knew that I had put in the work, surrounded myself with the support needed, and lost countless nights of sleep over this next chapter. She didn’t care about my professional background, accolades or trophies. “Just one question,” she asked, already knowing the answer. “What happened to your pain?” I stood to my feet, slung my purse over my should and made my way to the door. With my hand on the knob, I turned with confidence to answer. “Refined into fuel.” 🔥 After twelve years of growing through and overcoming trauma, three years of raising my voice to create legal, personal, educational and social change, and one year of reflecting, incubating, and planning, I stopped begging and then apologizing for my seat at the table. I hired myself. 2019 is going to be a powerful year.
A sunset! The skies are still a bit smokey, but this was wonderful to see this evening. #campfire #buttecountystrong #hope #beautyfromashes
It’s no secret the enemy has been trying to take me out for a LONG time. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ • Child of divorce • Broken teenager.• Tried to commit suicide numerous times • Ganged raped at 15 • Drugs • Promiscuity * Teen Mom • Eating disorders •Diagnosed with an Autoimmune Disease • Abuse• Divorce • Single Mom• ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ And this past year I found myself in the midst of my very own on Job story. ⁣ ⁣ And the enemy was relentless in his pursuit and left absolutely nothing untouched. ⁣ ⁣ My income, My security, My home, My car and even my daughters were removed from my life. ⁣ ⁣ I had every reason to curse God. ⁣ ⁣ My whole world had been ripped away and flipped completely upside down. ⁣ ⁣ And the enemy continued to press in harder than ever waiting for me to crack and finally turn my back on God. ⁣ ⁣ And though my heart was shattered I choose to WORSHIP, surrender and cling to my Papa in the midst of it all. ⁣ ⁣ WHY?⁣ ⁣ Because He had proven His FAITHFULNESS in my life and I knew that He could be trusted and would be faithful AGAIN.⁣ ⁣ And so instead of focusing on WHY this was happening I instead choose to ask HOW can this all be used to RESTORE me and be used for His glory. ⁣ ⁣ I choose to seek FIRST HIS KINGDOM and allowed Him to use my loss to teach me where my TRUE joy is found so that when He did restore all I had lost I would embrace them as tools for His glory and nothing more. ⁣ ⁣ And I shifted my perspective from victim to VICTOR and gave Him the pen and clung to His promises to take all the ashes and rewrite my story into something more beautiful for His glory. ⁣ ⁣ And what He has done in my life since leaves me absolutely in AWE of Him. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣Listen y’all. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ There will ALWAYS be setbacks in your life. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ But PLEASE choose to LEAN INTO them. ⁣ ⁣ And instead of choosing to breakdown allow God to use it all to push you into your BREAKTHROUGH! ⁣ ⁣ Because I PROMISE you my God is a God of redemption and WILL make all things NEW. ⁣ ⁣ And He will be FAITHFUL to restore ALL the enemy stole from you. ⁣ ⁣ And this weekend I got yet another glimpse of that glory when God restored yet another part of my life the enemy took from me...⁣ ⁣ Won’t He do IT! ⁣ ⁣ 😭🙌🏻❤️
Inspiring Women:Life With Emily L. 🌸 When I was In grade 12, I was SO stressed. . . “What the heck am I going to do with my life?” . . I had no obvious talents, I wasn’t excessively passionate and I wasn’t an above average student. I didn’t have direction. Post-secondary schooling was something I did want to achieve, but I had no idea what I wanted to take...read more. Link also in bio. . . https://cindyseaton.com/2018/11/19/inspiring-women-life-with-emily-l/ 🌸 @em.loewen . . #inspiringwomen #marriedlife #writerslife #britishcolumbia #trustinggod #dreamersanddoers #marriedtomybestfriend #cindyseaton #beautyfromashes
On the blog: Finding Gratefulness During Grief "Instead of letting your loss rob you of your joy this season, ask God to reveal a need you could pour your time and energy into. Soon your servant’s heart will become a grateful one too." Read more at sheleadsdaily.com⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #sheleadsdaily #grief #gratefulness #holidays #thatsdarling #womenintheword #bedeeplyrooted #propelwomen #yourinfluence #influencenet #influencenetwork #makeithappen #givemeJesus #faithinspired #gracemakers #beautyfromashes #goodnewsfeed #shedelights #thecaptivatingwoman #chooselovely #leadhership #womeninministry #womenwholead #gritandvirtue #theuneditedmovement #pursuitcommunity #thepointedlife
As I sought God this past weekend, I felt like He was confirming this will be a season of increase for His people...for me I asked Him what this increase will look like for me and He answered me...L O V E. That’s my prayer too...I want my love to increase in all areas in my life. - 🖤 How I love God - 🖤 How I love My People - 🖤 How I love My Enemies - 🖤 How I love the direction God is calling me - 🖤 How I love the church - 🖤 How I love the lost - 🖤 How I love the word of God - Increase, increase, increase...oh, Lord, put a burning fire deep in my soul to increase in how I love. 🔥🙌🏻 #hallelujah
At first sight, this picture doesn't seem beautiful. But look again! What do you see? A SCAR . . . . . That I'm scarred doesn't mean I'm dammed. My SCAR is just a reminder that . . . I'm a survivor I'm an overcomer I'm a warrior I'm victorious I'm more than a conqueror. G O D h e a l s. There is beauty in our broken and painful stories. What's that scar you're so ashamed of? Own it,wear it and be it with pride. #thewarriorinme
What do I do about my anxiety, stress, depression? I get asked this so often, because well, I can relate. We talk openly here, and I wouldn't want it any other way. If I could answer that question with a set in stone, simple answer, I would. But one thing I've learned is that feeling well & learning to navigate stress, anxiety, depression, and anything else, takes us all on very different and unique paths. All I can offer is my own experience so far, . and a group where you can learn from that & share your own experiences. . Drop a ❤ if you're ready to set off on your own path of feeling better. I'll send you an invite to the Facebook community.
A healthy, dairy free, gluten free take on my favorite salad - chicken Caesar. Swap romaine for kale. Swap parm cheese for nutritional yeast. Swap croutons for #marysgonecrackers pulverized in a food processor. Swap bad dressings for #panerabread dressing without dairy or gluten. SO GOOD ❤️ . . #dairyfree #glutenfree #jessplusthemess #dinner #justkeeplivin #ceasarsalad
IT’S A WEEK FULL OF GRATITUDE and I want to give you a little challenge for tomorrow morning. . 1-Set your alarm 10 minutes early . 2-Grab a piece of paper or your journal... and write out a minimum of 3 things you are grateful for. Give yourself a few minutes to really soak that feeling of gratitude in. Even if you’re in a horrible season, choosing to look for something you’re thankful for has a positive effect on your brain. And what better week than this one to acknowledge these things. . 3-Snap a pic when you are done, tag me in your instastory or DM me, and I will choose one of you to send a beautiful handmade ornament by @artbychrista_ . She took my AM ritual challenge and I have loved getting to know her thorough this app. {swipe right to see the pretty choices 😍} . I read recently gratitude isn’t just something you do every once in a while, it’s a lifestyle... and you begin a lifestyle with daily choices and habits. Let’s choose gratitude tomorrow together. I want to flood my stories with all the things we are thankful for this week and I can’t wait to see! Tag a friend to hold each other accountable and I’ll see you beauties in the AM in our stories! 🔥✌🏻#tfwhgratitude #tfwhmorningritual #thefirewithinher #tfwh #beautyfromashes
Hey you ! Don't forget to click the link in my bio to read yesterday's memoir! ··· I discuss poverty in the US & the importance of spreading awareness on issues that effect us as a body of people. ··· let me know what you think, I'm here for it. 🤗. . . . #womensempowerment · #womenempoweringwomen · #love · #womenofgod · #feminist · #women · #empowerment · #blog · #bloglife · #blackgirlswhoblog · #goingplaces · #girlgang · #girlboss · #empoweringwomen · #womensupportingwomen · #girlpower · #welcomeconglomerates · #female · #beauty · #inspiration · #motivation · #womenshealth · #postivevibes · #thefutureisfemale · #beautyfromashes · #nickkieandco · #liveyourbestlife · #withlovenickkie · #writersofig · #happiness
The next time you have a house guest- whether it’s their 1st or 101st time visting your home- send them off with a little thank you gift! 🎁 It’s nice for people to know that you’re grateful to have time with them in the busy hustle and bustle of life! 💃 #motivationalmonday
The car is packed and we are headed home to the Farm for Thanksgiving 🎉 I get to stay home until Christmas (BEST husband ever!) While I’m home I’ll be having a mini market to sell some of the creations we have been making😊 more info as I figure it out😉👍 . . . #craft #craftersgottacraft #makethings #beautyfromashes #fire #thomasfire #venturafire #ontheroad #rvlife #blogger #ontheblog #bloggerlife #bloggersgetsocial #thelittlethings #diy #calledtobecreative #create #creative #design #buildit #dreams #goals #fixerupper #stonecreekupperojai #warmlight
“Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path...” Psalm 119:105 ✨ ~~~ If you know my story, you know my faith journey began with a stolen bible and a desperate moment diving in to the word of God. From that moment, and every moment since, I have run to the word of God for light and guidance... and He guides me every step of the way. 📖 ~~~ The more I study, learn, and know God’s word, the more His Spirit can use it to guide and instruct in every moment of life. Intuitive thoughts come like a spark from scriptures I’ve memorized and tucked away in my heart. Prophetic guidance for friends in need pop easily into my head the more I study the voice of God in scripture. Knowing the right action is simplified in knowing God’s deepest desires for me as His precepts dictate. His word makes my life path clear! 🙌🏻 ~~~ How has God’s word been a lamp unto your feet or a light unto your path? Do you find the more you know His word, the easier it becomes to lean into His will? Let’s share with each other what has helped us move His word from the page into our hearts!
Eye makeup is designed to masks your eyes stand out! 👁 BOGO 1/2 off all makeup
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When I picked out my wedding dress, I had to hide this photo for months! Coming across it today brings me so much joy — beauty from ashes 🌸🌿 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ This whole season has left me undone by the goodness and love of God, and these scriptures have come to life for me: ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌱 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. • Psalm 37:4⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌱 To all who grieve.. he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. • Isaiah 6:3⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌱 God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he’ll have compassion on you; he’ll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places you were scattered. • Deuteronomy 30:3⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 🌱 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. • Romans 15:13 ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I rejoice not just because God has redeemed my circumstances, but even when they are shaken, my peace and joy are anchored in who He is and who He says I am. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ I pray that these verses come to life for you as well, giving you hope in every chapter of your story, that no circumstance can shake. ⁣⁣⁣
Thanksgiving Baking with friends 🥧 so much to be thankful for this year.
A package addressed specifically to me arrived at work today from the most gracious customer I ever had the pleasure to meet. Months ago, through the process of rebuilding from a disaster, we took a moment to communicate on a personal level, and little could I have imagined how intently she listened. Knowing the story I have to tell, but the insecurity held on to, this woman of inarguable strength and kindness showed her faith in my purpose with the gift of a place to begin. It's days like this, I'm thankful to work alone... because nobody likes an ugly crier. 💕 We truly have THE best customers. #chapterone #bestcustomers #coolimage #hvac #nowords #beautyfromashes #mystory #mytime #tears #uglycrying #neverquit #strongwomen #encouragement #motivation #sarcastaholic
I have so much to learn. It must be true because the Lord is faithful to teach me anytime my soul is awake enough to hear and see. This weekend, I dropped my wedding ring off for it's (long overdue) cleaning/maintenance. The gentleman who checked it in was wearing a nice suit, hair gelled and I'm pretty sure had a diamond stud in his ear (fitting for a jewelry store I guess!). He was dressed to impress- but what I noticed was that his hands were filthy; they were blackened under the nails, on the finger tips, and calloused as he handled my ring. 💍 "Do you also work on cars?" I said ignorantly with a smile, pointing at his hands. "No ma'am," he replied, "It's from working in the back here with the jewelry at times." He waved behind himself to another room. I walked over and looked through the windows at the room and other workers who were in there that day. I've seen that room many times over the years when dropping off my ring. But that day I recognized how dirty, downright filthy it was, compared to the beautiful room I was standing in. The equipment, the worker's hands, and the jewelry they had before them were just...UGLY. I snapped a picture of a man who was "fixing up" a ring that had all the jewels stripped out, and appeared tarnished and even discolored where he was working. I wondered how anything beautiful could come out of it all, as I looked behind me at the sparkling, colorful jewels in the shiny glass cases. I so often feel more like that band in this jeweler's hands than the ring I'm wearing on my own. Tarnished, beaten down, thrown in the fire, stripped of jewels. Handled carelessly. But the Refiner's hands are skillfully at work. 🤲 "...now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." 1 Peter 1:6‭-‬7 And what He's bringing out of me is far more beautiful and lasting than any precious stone. May it result in His praise, glory and honor! Hold fast💎 #jewel #jewelry #diamond #diamonds #refined #refinementbyfire
I’ve been holding onto this story for months. For months I’ve wanted to tell you but for months I’ve been reluctant. . Like the kind of reluctant that looks more like fear. Like the kind of fear that hates the unknown, worries what others might think and prefers the familiar safety of failing over the victory of succeeding. . But as you can imagine God won this wrestling match. He kept nudging me to share and I kept making excuses. But then He spoke loud and clear and reminded me of a truth I learned long ago as a little girl. . We don’t light a candle 🕯 only to cover it up. And we don’t hide something that’s meant to be found. He brings freedom to the captives and that’s worth screaming from the rooftops. Not hiding. . So here goes my story... . Last summer our laptop died. And When I say died I mean...it went out with a bang! One morning syd turned it on and smoke 🔥 literally started bellowing out of the sides. . Normally I would have done without or asked my dad for help. Unforeseen financial needs are never a welcome guest when budgets are tight. . But this time I did something wild and crazy. . This time I bought one. . Not with a credit card or even borrowed money. But with my own money. Money that I earned by sharing YOung Living. Money I earned from sharing stories about powerful plants in little bottles that changed my family’s life. Stories of truth and freedom for my family’s health that soon became other people’s stories. . One of God’s greatest blessings and mercies to my family has been Young Living. I started out just needing to get my own oils paid for and now I’m becoming more and more financially independent. . A computer might not sound like much to you but to me it’s everything. It represents freedom. And freedoms isn’t given as a blessing to be hidden. It should be shared and put on a hill for all to see. . I have even more dreams. Things like freedom from needing child support, college for my kids, vacations to see the world, giving big to support orphanages in Eastern Europe and so much more. But today I celebrate the freedom found in a computer for my family! . (Continue reading in comments)
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evening tide. // “My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” - Proverbs 2:1-5 #🌅 #latergram
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