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“David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.” 1 Chronicles 29:10-14 NIV
We all love to receive words of adoration but we forget that God wants that as well. If you never know what to say to God, just acknowledge him for who he is and what he has done.
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Sometimes it’s okay to have days where it seems like the clouds stay grey and nothing seems to go as planned.
It’s okay not to have it all together all the time. It’s entirely normal to lose your cool, to feel like you’ve lost direction, or to even cry it out. You don’t always have to fake it til you make it (I hate that phrase) or smile when you don’t genuinely feel it. Because guess freaking what? Some days life isn’t going to be black and white. It’s not simply always going to be sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes life hurts, days suck, and they ARE ENTIRELY GRAY. .
But it’s okay, because that doesn’t mean it’s the end. The important part is when you decide to get back up again and embrace the LIGHT that is pulling you in the direction of peace, guidance, and hope. That LIGHT? The one I speak of? That is Jesus. Jesus always knows when and how to pick me up, and put me right back on my feet. He embraces me with all my hurt, all my worries and all my messiness, and He lights up my world all over again.
What does that look like? Well let me give you a real life example of what that looks like for me today. See Jesus didn’t care that I forgot half my gym bag at home this morning. He didn’t care that I beeped at someone in traffic for the silliest reason. He didn’t care that I cried it out for fifteen minutes in a coffee shop because I got distracted reading my dad’s old texts instead of studying for an important exam. .
What did Jesus do? He dove in head first, and embraced all my MESS. He showed me that he was my calm after the storm. He washed my soul with peace and joy knowing that He is in control of the things that I don’t have control over. .
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.” [Isaiah 41:10 CSB] .
He will go out of His way to make sure you are okay. He will strengthen you at your weakest. He will help you, and WILL hold you when you get down and out. Why? Because holy SMOKES, does He LOVE YOU. Without condition, and without hesitation. He just wants you to be aware of it, and wants you to accept it.
<< so what? >> People behaved way below your expectation. So what?
The places that surround you stung your expectation second by second. So what?
What I’m trying to say is, don’t give in to anger.
Don’t swing your mood along with unhappy random events. If people and things truly disappoint you, be genuinely sorry for them and concerned about their (potential) lack of Jesus’s elements. There is no reason but to guard your existence why your surroundings flow in the way they are.
Think about how Jesus died and rose again. His nirvanic reappearance absorbed and condoned human wrath which kills even the divine Being at its highest intensity. Resurrect Jesus in our hearts by incinerating our emotional wastes. Every one of us is Jesus atomised. One cannot seek unity in Jesus without choosing love, which includes letting go of anger.
Fall is a season of change. From vibrant life of spring and summer, to the dead of winter. It’s a beautiful colorful show of loss. The leaves turning yellows and reds and finding rest on the ground.
Leaving their source of life.
I’ve been walking through a season of change and loss. Entering new and unknown seasons of life. Lots of questions, some tears, and much need for rest. •
And this year- this fall - I’m trying to slow down and learn from the world around me.
My life around me is changing in ways I don’t even understand yet.
But come my spring there will be room for new growth. •
I haven’t been buried, but planted. •
He is not only good in good times, but in all seasons.
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Changing Seasons 🍁
I’m thankful that this season is happening. This season of growth and stretching, of discovery and redirection. There are times that I sit and wait to hear from God for some kind of direction, for some kind of whisper that will reveal what He is doing, how He is working, and what the purpose of this season is. But often I find myself in silence. It’s not an uncomfortable silence, but rather a divine silence. One that allows space for lament, inviting God into the cracks that I prayed would be filled in, wondering about the purpose of my pain. This silence allows for curiosity about His character to come to the forefront, with grace for the parts of Him that I don’t quite understand. There is a peace within this silence, a wondering that does not result in fear, but rather praise for His nearness and faithfulness. It is often in the silence that the power and overwhelming love of God is revealed. It is in the total surrender, the kind of surrender that summons tears of frustration, heartache, and fears from deep within. It’s the kinds of surrender that releases the hidden trembling deep within our souls. I’m learning to welcome silence into my life. I am learning that I don’t need to fill that silence. Instead, I’m learning to turn my palms to Him, open and ready to receive what He has to teach me, and allowing the walls I’ve built up in an act of self-preservation to be torn down. I don’t know what He’s doing. I can’t quite see it, but I pray that there is purpose in this silence and revival within this season. And I hope that, whatever season He has you in right now, that He reveals His purpose to you too, even if you don’t understand it for a little while.
Don't stress. Open up your hands to receive my mercy and goodness. I am a good Father and I want to give you good things. Stop trying to perform for status or acceptance. Receive the free gift of abundant life that I have given you. You are anointed to do great works simply because I chose you.
! So thankful for all 4k of you that are now following along! With so many new people following, I thought it would be a good time to do a #FridayIntroductions
post and share a little bit about myself. So here it goes... 🧡 I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles when I was 22. 🧡 I’ve always had a love for the arts. I learned to oil paint in 6th grade. I worked in the creative/art dept. for an amusement park through high school and college. Most recently my love for photography and writing has been my focus. 🧡 Favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s pumpkins. 🧡 Favorite movie is Big Fish. Favorite TV show is Outlander. 🧡 My dream travel destination is Iceland. Favorite place I’ve actually been to so far was Scotland. 🧡 Favorite verse: “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
We made fun of ourselves after taking this painfully cheesy photo. That’s something I admire about my husband. He laughs with me. He isn’t afraid to be goofy. We can poke fun at each other. I love that we can laugh at things that probably no one else would even crack a smile at. So thank you Jesus for a husband who bears these very cheesy photos for me! 😅 #KeepMarriageCheesy
I’m 12 days into my Proverbs study by @thedailygraceco
and I have all the thoughts.
It’s just truly amazing what your words can do. They have SO much power. They can be life-giving, humble, honest, empowering or they can be gossip, lies, unkindness, and truly lead you to death.
I’ve reflected a lot on the directions and warnings Proverbs shares and I have felt SO convicted as to the words that often come from my mouth. Words of impatience, words spoken unkindly about others (most often through sarcasm :/), and just generally the infrequency that I truly build others up. 📚
These are habits that if I don’t repent and turn from will continue to seduce me to the ways of the world and not to the ways of my Savior.
Do you often speak unkind words? Turn to Christ, pray for forgiveness, pray that your heart would be changed to look like Jesus’s. I pray this for you sweet friend. May we spur each other on in our quest to love God more and may we create a community of accountability. Amen 🙏🏼
hey friends! I just want to thank you all for all of the kind words i’ve gotten after my last post! It means so much more than you can imagine. It took me a long time to be able to share that part of my life, but earlier this year I was challenged to begin to share my testimony. I realized that God wants us to share our brokenness because brokenness is a universal language. We all know what it is like to be broken and in a weirdly beautiful way, it brings us together. I want everyone to know that you don’t have to go through life alone. That’s why i started this account back up in the first place. I want to help you when you feel broken to the point of dust, i want to encourage you, i want US to encourage EACH OTHER. we weren’t meant to do this all on our own, we can’t. Let’s come together and help each other out. #girls4godteens
About 3 months ago I tried a new store. It was described as a cleaner greener online store - that I had never heard of, Even though it was a gazillion years old and apparently my Grandma knew all about it. 🤷🏻♀️ Anyways.
I was skeptical and not all that excited and figured heck why not... I buy toilet bowl cleaner and laundry detergent and shampoo and all the stuff this place carries anyways, so I guess I’ll try a few things.
A few months later, I have literally and figuratively drank the dang koolaid. Like they actually have flavored water and a Gatorade substitute and I LOVE it. 😂🤷🏻♀️ And I’ve saved approximately 9 million dollars by NOT wandering around aimlessly in stores and spending money that I didn’t need to be spending.
Maybe I’m taking that out of proportion and maybe not. Pretty much I spend 9 million dollars every time I step foot in Target so I’m probably fairly accurate on my number here. 🤪
Oh and best yet. The stuff we buy now has way less chemicals, way better ingredients and believe it or not, actually WORKS.
Anyways. For anyone who cares. From our head to our toes to our vitamins to our oils to our snacks to our drinks to our dang bandaids to our toothbrushes... We have officially converted. 🌱
P.S. Peep this check I got for referring a few friends to shop here too. WALMART and TARGET never paid me to refer people to their stores. 🤷🏻♀️
*Shared from a biz partner.
Without Jesus, our lives have no meaning or purpose. With Jesus, we have nothing but meaning and purpose.
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This is our strongest tool: holding on.
This is how you fight your battles when you’re in a relationship.
It’s not by getting angry at each other every two days, not by fighting through text, not by hanging up rudely in the middle of the phone conversation because you’re mad, not by ignoring him, not by blocking him from everywhere but, holding on tight to Jesus so you can have a better grip holding on to him.
And hey, it’s not easy! (Trust me 🙄)
The reason why many people are breaking up and even getting divorced (aside from any signs of abuse then of course, pack your bags and go sweetie!) is because commitment is not something we’re being taught.
The world wants us to care about ourselves so much that sometimes we forget how to love people.
Love doesn’t necessarily mean doing something you’d like to do but doing something that makes it worth it. And in a relationship, you gotta let go of your selfishness.
If you ain’t ready to stop being selfish, you ain’t ready to date PERIOD ✋🏼 Imagine Jesus not going to the cross because it would’ve hurt too much. Imagine Jesus not dying for us because He knew we didn’t deserve it.
Sometimes you’re gonna find yourself in a position where that person you’re with will not always be beautiful and perfect and sweet, it will sometimes be awful, they would probably say things that will make you mad like crazy, you will find the weirdest flaws ever to deal with and then it makes you question: are you willing to love the idea of a relationship or are you willing to love that person because of who they are?
Truth is, just like you deserve Grace, so does that person.
Love is a commitment, is a choice you make. Through ugly and through pretty. Through easy tasks to harder ones. Make the decision to love like Jesus did ❤️ Don’t let go of God and you’ll never let go of them #itsachristiangirlthing
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I made when we moved into our home! 💕💕 Its so important to surround ourselves with His truth, literally and figuratively. .
This topic is SO important for true health and living abundantly! .
We were created with a body, a soul, and a spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 The Creator, who is a triune being Himself(Father, Jesus, & Holy Spirit) created us in His image. We cannot only address one of those aspects in order to live this John 10:10 life that we talk about. To live abundantly, we need to continually nurture each component. .
✨Really nourish your BODY: Eat real food and avoid unnecessary toxins. Follow along on the blog for more tips.
✨Really nourish your SOUL: Renew your mind constantly with truth and hope, get involved with what you’re passionate about- it will feed your purpose, and choose forgiveness. Unforgiveness turns into a bitter root and torments your mind!
✨Really nourish your SPIRIT! The most integral part of our health is communion with God. Holy Spirit was sent to reside in believers when Jesus returned back to the Father. Jesus said it’s better for Holy Spirit to be with us than for Jesus to be physically present. John 16:7. Holy Spirit is the helper and comforter. He wants to help you in your day to day life.... when you’re stressed at work, when you’re exhausted from being a stay at home mama, when you’re weary from disconnection with your spouse, when you’re betrayed by a friend, anything, y’all! We were created for intimacy with Him. Pull away from distractions that interfere with communion with Him. The @tptbible
says it so well in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Make your life a prayer”. It takes practice. Practice the presence of God. Be aware of Him. He is ALWAYS right with you, and will NEVER leave you! Rest in that today and fix your eyes on Him.. it is TRUE! .
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I came across this word on Pinterest (who else is an avid Pinterest user 🙌🏽😂) and it made me instantly think of Philippians 4:8 - “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
Beautiful thinking. A well mind. We are instructed to have this. What we think about and fester our minds on is so important. Our minds will always set itself on something so we need to ensure it’s on the right things. Don’t set your mind on those negative thoughts that are going to bring you down. It’s not worth it 😔
But let’s take a look at verse 9 shall we? “Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”
We have to put into this into practice. This mindset doesn’t just magically appear on it’s on. Daily renewal of the mind must take place so we can allow the God of peace to dwell in us. How exhausting are negative and impure thoughts right? They literally sap the energy out of me and it’s such a hard mindset to shift but I know that it can be done when we allow the Holy Spirit to fill us and move us!
We’re reading through the New Testament in 90 days! Here are thoughts from today’s text:
What we see here and at the beginning of chapter ten is the definition of discipleship. Up until this point in Luke, Jesus has been leading and teaching through example. Here, in chapter nine, the roles shift between Jesus and the disciples. It’s at this point Jesus is effectively saying, you have seen me do these things, now go and do them in like manner. The teaching method is simple. Watch what the master teacher does, do what the master did. I think there are points in my discipleship journey where I have been both watching and doing, but the whole time I am learning. Both pieces are integral and right now I think I am in a watching season. How about you?
- According to Luke, it seems like there are a few really influential women bankrolling Jesus’s ministry ;) (Luke 8:2-3)
- I find 10:22 to be so interesting because it starts with the statement that there is too much work for the amount of laborers. Then there is an invitation to ask God for more laborers, which implies there are more laborers to be had, but one just has to ask. I love this because it’s an example of the ways that God could do it, but instead invites us into partnership.
-I’ve never notice this before, but the Lawyer from Luke 10:25 asks the same question as the rich young ruler, the story for which is included in each gospel. Yet, Jesus’s answer here is different. I wonder if this shows us that different people need to focus on different things or if both teachings are important actions for Christians to embody. Probably a bit of both.
What stood out to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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To the mamas who wrastled their toddlers into car seats this week, to the mamas who cleaned poop out of the carpet this week 🙈💩🙋🏻♀️, to the mamas who did mountains of laundry this week, tended to sick & fussy babes this week, to the unsure mamas, to the to the #bossmoms
& the ones who choose #sahmlife
.. to the mamas who told themselves ‘I can’t’, guess what YOU DID!! I barely did, but I’m praising Him! 😂🙌🏼 GO GIRLS!! . .
& to the women who long to be mamas, He sees you. To the village of women, thank you!!! 🙏🏼 #coldcoffeeandJesus #coffeecuresandjesussaves
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. (Psalm 119:50)
There is so much wisdom in these words! I had to share them I was speaking to a friend about this just the other day. What an awesome reminder—the battle is indeed before us, the battle to create right habits and endurance, to fit us for that great day. 💬 "Paul declared that he kept his body under, lest after he had preached to others, he himself should be a castaway. Those who in ancient times ran for a prize realized the importance of temperate habits, and how much more should we, who are running a race for a heavenly crown. We should put forth every effort to overcome evil. Christ came to set us an example of how to overcome. He endured a fast of forty days, and he has made it possible for man to overcome on the point of appetite. The battle is before us. We must fight valiantly. If we are successful, we shall one day realize the fulfillment of the promise, "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father on His throne." ~Ellen G. White.
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October 19, 2018 // friyayyyyyy 🍃🍂
The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:5b-7) 💖💫 It is so easy to feel anxious, worried, overwhelmed, or just out of control in our lives. Many things around us cause us to stress or fear, and everywhere we turn, it seems like more bad news pops up.
How do we live in this world, but not be of it, like Scripture tells us? How do we open ourselves up to love ourselves, our neighbors, our world, and our God well without becoming burdened by all the hurt and the brokenness? How do we continue to seek Christ when everything seems to be crashing down or falling apart?
In my own times of stress or anxiety, I've found the Word of God to be the one true place I can find peace. I know that it is only in him that I can remember my true identity and can be restored to new life again.
Where you are right now, in this very moment, you are welcome here.
Whether you’ve shed some tears today, been in an irritable mood, found out the best news of your life, or it’s just another mundane day, that is okay. That is always okay, and you are always welcome here with all that you bring.
This is a space for learning, growing, & encouraging. No judgement or criticism but rather a place for you to come raw and real just as you are & to take away tools & words that build you up and lift you up.
We hope you can learn more about yourself through this new community of women who want to love on you just as you are. So go & tell all your friends that there is something building & coming for every woman to be a part of & to feel like they are completely valued & loved because YOU ARE.
You are completely & fully welcome here.
Theodore Roosevelt knew what he was talking about when he made this statement. Too often, we play a game with jealousy and that green-eyed monster always seems to win. Jealousy is where comparison flows from, and sometimes, those raging waters can be mentally damaging.
We see someone who is better-looking, skinnier, has a more successful career, is a "better" Christian, is further along in life, the list goes on and on. Suddenly, we see ourselves as less than who we were five seconds before.
Our identities are found in God, not in material possessions, and we’re the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). We’re all running our own life's race, and God never messes up. He never makes junk.
So the next time you find yourself comparing, make sure it's to you. Strive to be better than you were the day before. Keep God first, and always remember to run your own race.
Tag a friend in the comments below who needs this encouragement!
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own , for you were bought with a price. So glorify God with your body” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
Some days we wake up late- on these days we either skip breakfast, a morning workout, devo time, or a shower. Or we skip all these things on a daily basis because we are “too busy”, life is “too crazy”, or we are “too tired”. GIRLS I’VE BEEN THERE. But it is through these simple acts that we fuel our body, mind, and soul for each day.
The Bible tells us that our bodies are temples for the Holy Spirit. OUR BODIES- this means our minds, hearts, and physical beings. The bodies that we often neglect were created by God & to glorify God.
As read in the verse above, we are to “Soul-Care” for ourselves the best we can to glorify God & thank him for this life He’s given us. But in that we understand how hard it can be to find motivation & resources to just - START. We are here to help you, guide you & walk alongside you in this journey!
YOU’VE GOT THIS SISTER.
Hey there sister! 👋🏽
is a place for you to feel encouraged and supported wherever you are at in life.
We believe in the importance of caring for the body, mind & soul, but understand how hard that can be in the craziness and busyness of life.
We hope to provide tangible ways for you to be able to take the best care of your body, mind & soul, as well as feel supported by this community of women.
Let’s walk along-side each other through this journey of loving ourselves and doing our best to “Soul Care” in ways that help us live our lives to the fullest!!!