A few weeks ago, @anniefdowns
shared the challenge to read Jude. It’s a short book but so full of demands to spread the gospel.
In Matthew Henry’s commentary, he shares this powerful statement that nearly brought me to tears:
Christians are the called, called out of the world, the evil spirit and temper of it,—above the world, to higher and better things, heaven, things unseen and eternal,—called from sin to Christ, from vanity to seriousness, from uncleanness to holiness; and this in pursuance of divine purpose and grace; for whom he did predestinate those he also called, Rom. 8:30 .
So today, remember you’re called out of this world. You are called to higher more important things. Live like your life matters, because it does! •
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Tomorrow I’ll be accomplishing the biggest goal I’ve ever set for myself. Starting my day off by grabbing coffee with a friend and reminiscing about this incredible journey🌱 #genuinelyjerica
We all know the definition of insanity... doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. 🤯
The excuses and lies we tell ourselves about people we love can be enough to cause insanity in and of itself. “They love me.”
“They will change”
“They say they get jealous and angry because they love me.😨”
You can’t heal going back to what keeps putting scars on you... and unfortunately we can’t see this until we see it with clear, healthy eyes. •
I’m here to tell you that you CAN break those chains! You’re not alone and you’re so worthy! I believe in you! Xo
It can be hard to find the right people to have to support us on our journey in life. So, I challenge you to be the person you would like to have in your life, and with time I know you will begin to see good things begin to fall into place.
Be well my friends!
#staytruetoyourself #authenticlife #tbisurvivor #tbiadvocate #bebrave
This guy has my ❤ forever! In our grown up years, we're finding some date nights look like babysitters and benefit dinners and we're not mad about it. Don't get me wrong, we still enjoy tacos and renting movies at home, but when we get the chance to go support a cause we believe in we jump at it! (Plus, he looks cute all adressed up!).
Last night we had the chance to sit in while the president of @houstonpregnancyhelp
Sylvia Johnson-Matthews enthusiastically called us to action to partner with her to save the lives of unborn children while caring for their parents and showing them all the love of Jesus.
Jim Daly, president of @focusonthefamily
shared his own story in the keynote address, emphasizing his background of being an orphan whose own mother was talked out of an abortion when she was carrying him.
For me, it was a night that helped spark the question - What am I doing? Truthfully, I have put my money where my mouth is for a long time. In some ways it's easier to give than time and effort. But I feel like God is asking me to try again and give something a little more difficult.
What are you doing in your grown up years (whether you're 20 or 40 or 80)? What questions are you asking yourself these days and how are you planning to answer?
#datenight #adulting #foragoodcause
Know that #fear
will always be there. Guide it around the next corner and show it everything is fine. #bebold #bebrave
2/3 of my heart is sitting right here, eating frozen yogurt 💕
If I’m being honest, I miss my family like crazy. I am so excited to be here in Destin on a retreat that I earned for mentoring my team & women in health/fitness..but i have a tough time leaving them.
I had some major anxiety the days leading up to my trip that had me nearly in tears. I don’t know if this stems from a deep rooted fear of loss from losing my own mom at a younger age, but it’s there nonetheless.
But one thing ive learned from my husband is that you can’t stop living your life out of fear of the unknown. When the opportunities come up- you should take them.
He has taught me to be brave in the midst of my anxiety & his love helps me be bold even when I’m unsure.
Thankful to have this time with friends from around the country & Canada 🙌🏻 I’ve nurtured friendships & created new ones, and it’s an opportunity of GROWTH for ME...and if I want to be a successful & more nurturing mom, wife, friend, trainer & coach— I NEED to grow & continue to work on myself.
I am filled with gratitude this morning for the people who have helped make it possible for me to leave for a few days. @yale411
, Mom/Dad & good friends like @angiau
who love my girls like her own 🥰
Spent the morning yesterday starting a #visionboard
I have been trying to do brave things this week, and - truly - manifesting a vision seems like an audacious thing to do! But we should all be doing it!
Join me - #dreambig
What do you want from your life? This year - the next 5 or 10 years... Let’s dream it and manifest it! Yes, work will be required. But it starts w imagining the possibilities and pointing yourself in the right direction.
Are you feeling fear of what comes next? Embrace the 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘺.
Allow it to lead you.
𝐁𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞 as it challenges you to follow your heart to create your own path towards happiness; don’t waste a second on regret.
Enjoy each moment because you will never get one quite like it.
If you find yourself lost, look up, take a deep breath and keep 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥. You don’t have to have it all figured out. You just have to take the 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘱.
You can tie the two together, but the truth is commitment to a purpose stands alone.
The value we give to that commitment drives the emotion we feel.
The two together are powerful, but it’s the action we take to honor our commitment that moves us forward.
Happy Fri-YaY!!! Excited a fun filled wknd! Thought I would share the best part of my workout today. It wasn’t the sprint intervals on the treadmill. Nor all the raises, presses, rows or dips. Not even the booty burning squats. It was practicing positive self talk. Sounds silly I know. But when you’ve lived your life in a constant need for other people’s validation of your worth, you feel empty and worthless when it isn’t given. Part of my health journey is learning how to love me! How to be kind to the reflection I see..and not how I wish I would see it (leaner, prettier, etc). I grew up in an environment where the attention I got was always negative and harmful. I continued that trend as I got older. In order to break it, I must change my own self talk. Repeat it daily. Repeat it until I believe it. Until it seeps through and is woven so intricately into my DNA that NO-ONE could ever make me question it again. Hope this helps and encourages someone today. Love you, boo! Love yourself whole. 💪🏽💕🏃🏽♀️✌🏽
#realtalk #bekindtoyourself #positiveselftalk #healthjourney #mentalhealth #runnergirl #runner #motherrunner #bestrong #bebrave #bebadass #yougotthis #instafit #fitfam #oymambassador #loveyourself #selfhealing
Things I get to hear a lot:
Why are you always goofy?
Why are you always smiling?
Why are you always playing?
Easy!- bc that’s me and I love it!💕
You get what you give! If only one smile or one silly thing I do makes another persons day a better day or makes them smile for just a little bit, I reached my goal.
Bc if you send out positive vibes there’s a big chance that you’ll receive them back from other people.
And there’s nothing better than to know that you are able to make someone else smile. ❤️
Be free. Be joy and dance like no ones watching. Happy dance going down over here today ☺️. Happy Friday peeps! 🖤✌🏻
What’s a song you dislike that everybody seems to like? Be brave and comment below. 😎
Don’t hate me but mine would be
“Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato I think it’s because I hate the message LOL I can’t stand when somebody feels like they’re not an individual and can’t find happiness within themselves. I’m all for love, I’m in love and I do feel like one with my partner, but I am my own person and he is too. We both have our own goals and dreams and we also share the same dreams too. But don’t feel like you’re nobody without somebody.
"It will never get better trust me you think it will but it just keeps on coming and it hard to fight" #depresión #bebrave
Hi friends -old & new.
I'm Karly (@karlysamuels
), the creator of Dirt to Diamonds.👋🏻
When I dreamt up this business, I wanted it to be for a purpose... one greater than just helping to provide for my family.
I've been a giver for as long as I can remember. I'm an MSW (holla fellow #socialworkers
). I want to teach my kids by example that "when you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence."
My dream for this business has been to work doing something I love but also to help wherever I can.
If you have a cause you have a heart for, DM me for more info on hosting an in-person or online pop up #shopforacause
Thanks for being here with me ❤