In the midst of testifying at trials for my sexual assault, someone wrote me a letter of encouragement. At the bottom of the letter, the first half of Joel 2:25 was written out. “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten”
At the time, I had never heard of this verse. I read the chapter in Joel and was so comforted by the theme of restoration it conveyed. Yes, this was written to the Israelites, but God is still the same God. I didn’t believe I could ever feel as though I gained those years back. Today, however, I see the MANY blessings God has rained down on me and can’t help but sit in awe.
If you are walking through darkness. If you have lost things you can never get back. Keep going- keep trusting.
A thing happened last Sunday. I have no idea what God has planned but I'm eager to continue on the path He has prepared for me.
slow down, be present, pursue your dreams, take chances & cherish each day. EVEN the ones that are hard. those days make you stronger 🧡
It was a pizza kind of night... After the rain stopped, the wind & sun decided to come out to dry the lilacs! So we gathered together & were able to cut almost 60 pails of lilacs tonight with the kids, parents, brother in law & sister in law! So thankful that we can be a team, and that God continues to give us the strength to keep going! Tomorrow is a new day, another full day of lilac harvesting #blessed #thankful #lilacs #lilacharvest #family #Godisgood
Yesterday morning was quite overwhelming. Fear and worry filled my entire body. I hadn’t felt the feelings that I felt that morning in a while. I even forgot how they felt. I felt like a crazy lady jumping from one place to another. Making sure I was okay and everyone else as well. These last couple weeks have been really testing for me. I felt like the enemy has been near and throwing a bunch of negativity my way to see if I would crack.
Bare with me when I say that having 100% faith in God will ALWAYS turn that anxiety and worry into peacefulness and calmness. I was worried that yesterday was going to be a repeat of some occurrences that happened years ago. But it’s totally crazy how not one bit of me was scared or worried! God kept telling me things would be okay. And they were. Believing things will get better without doubting it will ALWAYS come true! Life happens and we lose faith quickly when things don’t go as expected but if we keep faith and let doubt drift away God will always see that and He will pull through. Never ever lose faith, even when the enemy keeps whispering in your ear to do so.
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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗢𝗳 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴
I never knew how to be intentionally creative. For me, creativity was not something that I was fully aware of early in life. Before then I have memories of thinking that there were two types of people: creatives and non-creatives. I thought I was non-creative, just good at learning and analysing and understanding basic design principles, but not able to come up with any fresh ideas although School of Architecture would force you to do😀.
School can contribute to this, or any culture that tends to equate success with the ability to learn and regurgitate information that you have already been told. The mind can get trained to see value only in noise and facts and learned pathways, rather than seeing any value in space.
And space is what leads to creativity. Not knowing how to create all these contents you appreciate today, I end up creating them with ease. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄, 𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝘁.
This was modified to express my thoughts. Link to actual article in my Bio.
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