I look forward to the simple things..as long as it's with you. Tag the one you love!
The secret is out! @morganharpernichols
, and @Jenn_Jett
will be hanging out, speaking, and leading workshops at Bud Con 2019! 😱🎉
This is only our first set of speakers to announce...more are to come! But if you want in on the goodness that is happening at our conference, make plans to be in Austin, TX on January 19th & 20th and get your ticket today— Seriously, call dibs on yours today🙌🏼!
Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Early Birds can grab theirs for only $200 AND until November 18th you can take advantage of our payment plan—We are DETERMINED that finances will not be the reason you can’t come! Bud, take the risk with us and commit to coming. We don’t want you to miss this ‘cause we’re receiving all that is being spoken over this conference and believing God is going to encounter His daughters in unimaginable ways in this sacred space. For more details and to buy your tix, head to the link in our profile! GO GO GO!
Do us a favor? Help us spread the news and invite more gals to dance in their heavenly calling and tag a bud below or better yet, share our news in your Insta-stories. We love y’all! ❤️
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She’s my daughter, my boss, my volunteer helper and a big part of my day.
🍪My daily life is filled with lots of playing, learning, reading, potty fake outs, homework and dancing. And If I’m lucky she let’s me sneak away ( but not too far) for a few minutes to read.
🍦All my work and all I write is inspired from all these little moments and everything in between. It’s no easy life and it’s a daily battle of feeling pulled to do more than just play cars, but when she says, “Mom, come sit down” in that moment there’s nothing else that matters more than to sit. When she looks up at me to see me sitting there beside her, her big smile is a good confirmation I’m exactly where I need to be.
🍭My Amia and the rest of my little family here, is a good indication of when my balance is off and a great reminder of what comes first in my day, my ministry of motherhood. All the other stuff must wait.
Happy Thursday Friends!! What is everyone up to? .
Some people opened this book when they were 3 years old, scrolling through the pages of their picture book story Bible, reading tales of a man on a boat or in the mouth of a whale. Others saw this book on a shelf, covered in dust and hidden away, wondering what was inside but never opening it up. Others, may have never seen it at all. Heard of its stories from passing comments but never up close, never personal. Everything around us can tell us this book isn't worth it. Whether it's a week that's just "too busy" or a lifetime of distance, there are a million things we can put before cracking this story open. There's no other story that holds so much weight, no other man that stirs up so much, than the name of Christ. We believe that he stirred the world up for a reason--that He came and shocked us all because He is who He says He is. But don't just take our word for it. Find out for yourself. Discover him on your own in the depths of these pages. Figure out what the name Jesus means to you. Because He is for you, He desires you, and He is so excited to be near to you today. #hosannaoceantheme
G R A C E:- ‘Unmerited, underserved favour from God’ •
God shields us and protects us from things that we deserve and gives and gave us His #grace
• ‘wherever sin increased, there was more nan enough of God’s grace to triumph all the more #Romans
5:20 TPT •
When was the last time you saw Gods Grace & Mercy, shield, cover and protect you from something
Father God how thankful I am for Your Grace •
‘Where would I be if not for your grace
Carrying me in every season
Grace that restores
Grace that releases miracles’
But by the Grace of God 🙏🏾
It might not "feel" like it, but this current season is SIGNALING a change.
Light breeze. // Few fallen leaves. // Flowers fading.
Patterns that USHER in a boundary to time.
Two tempos COLLIDING to create a new rhythm. A DIALOGUE between the environment.
An exchange of purpose. // Don't rush it; POSITION yourself for what's to come.
And, remain PRESENT where you are.
Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! |Psalm 100:2 ESV| ~ #100daysofbiblepromises
day 23 .
I am humbled that God can use me. There use to be a time that I lived in fear and shame of my past sins that I thought God would not use me. Not that He couldn’t but wouldn’t. Why use a woman who ran from Him for years and put Him on the back burner like that part of my life didn’t exist except on Sundays. I mean yes I am married to a preacher but I never wanted to teach. It was a fleeting thought if anything. It was when the love of Jesus came off the pages of the Bible and really changed me and my mind that He gave me His desires. Like @jessaconnolly
said on her podcast @goandtellgals
“Go and Tell” tell everyone who listens about Jesus and His love for them. How our hope in a future is from Him alone. Anyways thank you friends for being in this space with me and listening to the #biblestudy
this morning on Ruth (it’s in the FB group #knitthegospelintoyourheart
side note: it recorded sideways 😂) oh well maybe next time🤷🏻♀️) you are more than welcome to join us!
Invista nas imagens
As imagens também devem comunicar que seu perfil é uma loja ou empresa e que as fotos representam produtos ou serviços à venda. Isso significa ser bastante objetivo e profissional quanto ao conteúdo visual.
Seu feed deve ser a sua vitrine e comunicar o estilo da marca, o que torna mais fácil chamar a atenção do público que tem potencial de se interessar pelo seu produto. Portanto, invista em fotos de boa qualidade, que sejam bonitas e que comuniquem a identidade da empresa.
No entanto, também é essencial algumas imagens e legendas que não mostram apenas produtos, mas também o que está relacionado ao seu negócio. Veja esse exemplo:
Se você quer vender pelo Instagram roupas feitas de tecido natural, por exemplo, pode dedicar alguns posts e stories para contar qual é o processo artesanal para fazer as roupas, falar sobre moda, sobre cartela de cores e o que estiver ligado a esse universo sem ser o produto em si. Esse tipo de conteúdo é útil para atrair quem gosta do assunto, ainda não tem a intenção de comprar, mas tem chances de se tornar um cliente se tiver afinidade com a marca.
Legendas complementam as fotos: representam como você comunica com as pessoas e como as chama para interagir. Lembre-se que uma boa imagem devem falar por si mesma!
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FEATURED ORGANIZATION // Created Gainesville .
Until NOVEMBER 23, 2018, we are featuring an anti #humantrafficking
organization, Created Gainesville (@createdgainesville
). They are committed to reaching and restoring women coming out of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in Gainesville, Florida.
Created team would go out to the streets, strip clubs, and jails, where the trafficked and exploited women are. Their goal in OUTREACH is to BEFRIEND, LOVE, AND PRAY over the women they meet and share God's love for them. They love them right where they are at, without judgment or condemnation. .
STREET OUTREACH — They go to the streets of their city to find women where they are, and offer Christ's love and a way out.
CLUB OUTREACH — They visit women working in the strip club on a regular basis to establish trust and friendship.
JAIL OUTREACH — They offer a weekly Celebrate Recovery program at the jail and provide assistance in formulating an exit plan upon release.
COURT ADVOCACY — They advocate for women in the court system to have the opportunity for rehabilitative services.
OASIS NIGHTS — They invite the women they meet on Outreach to join them at their weekly Oasis night. They share a meal, worship, and do Bible study.
To find out more about Created Gainesville, please visit our blog at 139Made.com, or visit their website — CreatedGainesville.com. .
Be sure to follow their updates on their IG page too — @createdgainesville.
You can also shop with us! 10% of gross sale until November 23rd will benefit Created.
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Once upon a time I was misunderstood, judged for it, and mad about it.
But then God reminded me that I was set apart. And my being set apart sets my whole family apart. And sometimes that’s lonely.
But it’s also always worth it because God is always there too.
How many of you watch IG stories? Confession: I never even knew they existed until earlier this year!! .
Some of you know I worked with children and families in the mental health field prior to being a SAHM. I have tons of tips I am eager to share because let’s face it parenting is literally the toughest job in the world and many of us are looking to do things differently than how we were raised. (Plus times have changed since we were kids!)
I am choosing to use the platform of my IG/FB stories to not only share home workouts I am doing and clean eating ideas and but it is a new goal of mine to also share personal growth inspiration, tips on managing stress/anxiety, growing a side hustle biz, AND parenting! .
I am focused on raising my kids to have more confidence, self-awareness and emotional intelligence and creating a home environment that is conducive to that. .
Disclaimer: I am not a perfect parent and if you see me out around town you WILL see my kids running around like hooligans and being noisy at times (usually during the most inconvenient times! 😳)
I have a lot to share that I have learned over my 12+ yrs working with families and encountered many distressed and hurting kids over the years that had well-meaning parents that loved them but weren’t sure how to connect and talk with their kids, especially about tough stuff. .
🖐If you are interested in checking me out catch me on FB stories or come see me at melissamponzi on IG.
On October 14th, a surfer named João Baiuka from Santa Catarina state, Brazil, rescued a baby whale that was trapped in a fishing net for several hours in the Laguna beach in Santa Catarina. It took him around 3 hours to set the little whale free, but the operation was a complete success. The surfer and baby whale had the mother whale surrounding them all the time, carefully watching the process. Although it was a risky task, it didn't stop João from helping. ❤️ No último dia 14, um surfista chamado João Baiuka do estado de Santa Catarina salvou um filhote de baleia que estava preso há várias horas numa rede de pescadores na praia de Laguna, Sul do estado Catarinense. O resgate levou em torno de 3 horas e foi um sucesso total. João e o filhote tinham a mamãe baleia cuidadosamente acompanhando o processo durante todo o tempo. Apesar do risco, João não pensou duas vezes e corajosamente salvou o animal. #santacatarina #whale #whales #babywhale #rescue #baleia #goodnews #goodnewsfeed #positivevibes #positivenews #boasnoticias #boasnotícias #noticiaspositivas #faroldesantamarta #joaobaiukafarol #resgate
✨3 things I'm learning this week✨
1. It's okay to be who the Lord has made me to be and be real with people- yes, it's never okay to intentionally offend someone because the "I'm just being me so deal with it!" mentality, but I can laugh and be silly and share my thoughts and experiences without constantly freaking out that I won't be accepted. I am already accepted!🎉
2. My words are so deeply important. What I say can infect others to follow my wrong pity parties and what I say can wound others. Gotta guard that tongue of mine! More importantly, the heart that it flows from. 💛
3. Family is so important and one of the best gifts to me. I gotta cherish these moments every day and be intentional with every minute. 🍂
“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” — Psalm 18:2
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It’s Day 1 of the Rest of your life!! This has been running through my head ALL MORNING LONG.
I’m leaving last year, last month, heck even yesterday, in the past and pressing forward to live like I’ve been called out from the grave!
Don’t wait for Monday. maybe you can’t overhaul everything right now. THAT IS OK. You CAN pick one area to grow in, one way to choose to improve, ONE habit to overhaul. .
Sister, we change our lives one thought pattern, one word, one action/behavior at a time. Let that sink in.
J U S T O N E... and that one compounds into hundred or thousands of actions over time. .
Just focus today on what you CAN and WILL do to prepare for a better tomorrow. .
Let today be your DAY 1.
Drop me a ♥️ below if you feel me! Then TAG a sister who is ready to changer her life too! Let’s cheer for each other today!!
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverbs 14:29⠀
Read more on my blog about what to do in a season of patience - link in bio 💕
Fear: You are a liar through and through! You DO NOT win the battle. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7 #nofear #faith #standfirm
Lord, even when your path
takes me through the valley
of deepest darkness,
fear will never conquer me,
for you already have!
You remain close to me
and lead me through it all the way.
Your authority is my
strength and my peace.
The comfort of your love
takes away my fear.
I’ll never be lonely,
for you are near.
Psalm 23:4 (The Passion Translation)
This Thankful Thursday I am so thankful for one of my accountability groups. After a long night with a little & a hubby that didn’t feel good I was dreading, DREADING some of my responsibilities as a wife and mom today—like dinner. But God is good and he used a friend to provide a healthy crockpot dinner that I happened to have all the ingredients for right here at home, to help me!
So, thank you Lord and thank you @ashleybailey22
for providing me with the accountability that was needed for me and my fambam 💛#goodnewsfeed #boymom #girlmom #reallife #wifey #accountability #daughteroftheking
We went trampling through a corn maze last night! Like a legit corn maze, with super heroes to find along the way. And we didn't just casually walk through it. Oh no, we sprinted trying to keep up with our 3 kiddos so they didn't get lost without us!
My husband and I started laughing so hard at one point when we weren't sure if we lost our kids or not and how this would never happen in Southern California and just the crazy, fun, newness of this entire adventure we are on.
Let's be real though for a moment: although we've been experiencing so many incredible highs with this move from California to Idaho, partnering in a 50-acre ranch to turn into a Christian events/retreats/weddings center, it's had some extremely difficult moments too.
There's tensions between my husband and I that we are constantly ironing out.
There's the instability of it all that overwhelms my head at times.
There's the constant demands, pressures and decisions we are making every day with new school decisions for kids, new home purchase, additional investments required for the ranch to get it set up and running, remodeling decisions for parts of the new home, setting up the 501c3 for the ranch, dealing with no internet/phone issues, living out of boxes in the small manufactured home we're in, and all the stress that comes with this season.
When the world starts spinning, I remember the Sustainer of it all. The ultimate Provider. I remember that He is the One who led us here and He will provide for us, like He always has and always will.
Friend, don't forget these truths. While your heart may feel overwhelmed and confused from it all, your head knows where you can find the Truth.
P.S. anyone else ever been through a corn maze?!?!😀
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I love this, when you submit and follow Jesus, He will lead you to everything you’ve been searching for. Everything is found through him.
I am so honored when I get to pray with and for you guys. There was such an overwhelming response to my story asking for requests, and I have loved bringing your needs to the throne. There is power in the name of Jesus, friends! •
Speaking of prayer, NEW ON THE BLOG: My most played praise and worship songs! I don’t know about you, but music is so therapeutic for me. If you are like me and worship through song, check out my post for some motivation. (Link in bio) ✨
When all else fails take a picture of your feet in a bathroom with a kids turtle stool in the background. QOTD: What is your favourite bible verse?
✨Set your heart on things above✨
God’s word is powerful and living. It has the power to impart life to those who are spiritually dead. No book has ever changed lives like the word of God does every single day. This is the only book that can transform your heart, desires, motives and character. It’s a book that provides a total transformation no human literature can ever accomplish. It rebukes us, chastens us, comforts us, directs our path, ministers to our needs, builds us up, frowns on us when we sin and warms our heart when we have faith.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” - Hebrews 4:12
Someone was asking me what to do. They were concerned about their loved one and their unwillingness to change. We talked about that a bit and they acknowledged that they were really angry at the other person's choice to stay stuck. Isn't that frustrating? It's absolutely one of the hardest places to be. .
But the truth is, we can't change anyone but ourselves. And sometimes, one of the best things we can do for another person is to model what it looks like to make healthy choices. We might have to let them sit in their mess without us. And maybe (there are no guarantees), they'll decide what's best for them. But you get to decide what's best for you. .
You can't decide what's best for you when you're so focused on someone else. You take care of you first (like the flight attendant recommends) and then you'll be in a better place for others. .
Day 18: Dark. The sun is almost gone, and the birds are doing the last chirping for today. 🐦🌛
It's Thursday!! 😁 The weekend is almost HERE you guys!! 🎉 Remember to keep your eyes 👀 fixed on Jesus☝️ and think on His many blessings He so graciously gives us each and every day! ❤️ "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17
I’m beyond excited about the new series I just started. 🌟 Currently, I'm in the whirling-twirling-swirling phase of production. (creatives, can you relate?!?!?) It is truly a rollercoaster process where adrenaline pumps through your soul only to collide with doubt and hope and discernment and unknowns and inspiration. It starts with a glimmer of an idea that you gingerly help snowball it into something.... The thrill of possibility and wonder scoops you up before you nose dive quickly into doubt and obstacles. Then solutions emerge again just before you spin into another flutter of curiosity and so on and so on and so on. 🙈😀
I love that when I view other’s work, I can share a little nod of affirmation for all the figurative hoops they jumped through inside and out to get that piece out the door. I love that something great inside them propelled them past fear and through uncertainty to get that slice of their soul out into the word. Bravo courageous creatives!
I'm thankful I've found something that, through thick and thin, I enjoy stepping out of my comfort zone every single day. 🌟
What difference does this make in your life?⠀
That wasn't the question I was planning on asking myself this morning during my quiet time—but, it's the humbling question God placed on my heart—and I'm wrestling with my shame at the truth of my answer.⠀
We have the Living God dwelling within us—a gift of such profound grace it should stop us in our tracks and knock the very breath out of us. God—within us! ⠀
The power to LOVE as He loves.⠀
The power to SERVE as He serves.⠀
The power to GIVE as He gives.⠀
The power to SHOW MERCY as He shows mercy.
The power to RESIST SIN as He resisted sin.⠀
The power to BE HOLY as He is Holy.⠀
The very job of the Holy Spirit is to MAKE US HOLY—more like Christ.⠀
We weren't just given salvation—we were given the gift of HELP in the form of God Himself—filling us with the richness of His presence in every circumstance at every moment—that we would be becoming more like Jesus in ALL THINGS.⠀
What difference does this make in your life?⠀
I'm working on changing my answer—because 'not enough' is not enough.⠀
Tag a friend who needs to be encouraged by this today! ❤
tried overnight oats for the first time and loved them ✔️ weather was 66 degrees ✔️
car took 6 minutes and 14 tries to start✔️🤦🏻♀️ •
6 minutes doesn’t sound very long, but during that time you don’t know if your car is eventually going to start or not so you don’t know if you’re going to be late or miss class or work all together. and if you have anxiety (🙋🏼♀️) that’s just a LOT to deal with first thing every morning. BUT the reason I’m even posting about this is because this morning I handled it with grace!!! for the first time ever!!! every fall, winter, and spring my car does this thing where most mornings when it’s cooler outside it takes at least 5 minutes to get started and no one can figure out why. this morning was the first of the season and instead of crying or calling my mom upset & worried or letting it ruin my day & become a grouch; I took some deep breaths, emailed my teacher just in case, and patiently tried over and over again. this sounds pretty stupid to be proud of if you’ve never struggled with anxiety or overwhelming emotion, but if you know me, then you probably know that this was an enormous step for me. being able to watch yourself grow is so fun. that’s the cool thing about Christianity- studying our father really and truly does help us to become more like Him- if we are willing to put in the work. today I am thankful for a Father that extends feelings of calm & control, for the Holy Spirit, for opportunity to grow, and for the new ability to not let one small thing ruin one whole day.
Is the fragrance of Him being spread from me? Everywhere I walk and everyone I meet should get a whif of the aroma of His presence. (And hopefully not of anything else 🙈😂.) The way I talk, the decisions I make, the conversations I join in on and encourage. Am I speaking in Christ? Am I encouraging gossip? I have a hard time to shut it down when I don't feel dominant in the conversation. If it is an older person or someone I don't want to give the impression that I'm some strange weirdo, I don't say anything. Ok, definitely need to work on that. How do you avoid and discourage gossip?
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.
II Corinthians 2:14-15, 17
“What a wonderful world, what a wonderful life, what a wonderful God.” It’s been a weird week—hard things in the lives of friends and family, sickness, poor sleep, headaches. But these words of @jenhatmaker
leapt off the page at me yesterday. There is also so much goodness! And we get to hold both the goodness and the hard things all at once, every day and every hour. And God holds it all with us.
S T E P U P!
Wow. I'm learning so much in this season... actually, take that back. I'm EXPERIENCING so much! And that's teaching me... here's what I mean... the story behind this pic.
Lately, God has been teaching me to have fun and play. Yeah, you read that right. See I grew up WAY too young and too fast. I think a lot of us did. So Saturday night I went to an African themed dance party (oh my.... SO MUCH FUN!!!! 💃🏼💃🏼) The kicker was I woke up Sunday morning feeling guilty for having so much fun "without God". I mean He was there of course, but I wasn't in church, right?
So, I'm trying to journal out and solve this problem and God's like "Get dressed, go to the Farmer's market and take a walk." Huh??? Ummm. God, don't you understand I need to fix this?? But I did it, crazy as it felt.
On the way to the car, He said, "The solution for feeling guilty for having fun is having more fun." 😭😭 right there in the driveway! He's just so beautiful and KIND!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Two days later I STRONGLY felt God wanted me to share the story in one of my classes. I was shaking!! Then the leader told me to STEP UP on that chair and release my testimony and break perfectionism off those in the room. Do I have the power to that? YES! With the Holy Spirit I do!! I had no idea what to say except to pray what I need, so I did. As soon as I got down, this sweet classmate grabbed me SUPER tight, crying, and thanking me for sharing. "I just got FREE!" 😭🙌🏼💃🏼 What's my point? Your victories are for you, but not just for you. STEP UP and release your testimony in the earth!! Other people need the freedom you carry. The ways God has loved you. And a really cool thing happens... your testimony gets deeper in your heart as you experience it all over again. So share your battles and share your victory!! The world needs to hear from you!!! 🙌🏼👸🤺 Love you friends!! Be YOU today! 💜💜
There are two types of people.
Chasers want what you have.
Attractors encourage other to go after their own.
Chasers seek to be loved.
Attractors pour love into everything they do.
Chasers hope to be seen.
Attractors do the work even if they are never seen.
Chasers say what about me.
Attractors draw people in through encouragement and trust.
A chaser moves and makes decisions from a place of lack. They chase anything and anyone to be filled and have purpose.
Attractors draw others in by their ability to walk in confidence knowing who they are and what they do is all to honor God. People are attracted to the Holy Spirit living within.
I have been both of these people. Living free in Christ has helped me to stop living a life chasing after the things of this world. Instead I embrace attracting others to the Kingdom of God and seek after His will. My story is for His glory.
What about you?
Psalm 37:4 ESV: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Sometimes with scripture we could rush to the second part of the verse and completely skip over the first. And sometimes with life we want to get to God’s fullness and the result but rush past the process. But the process the preparation the waiting is SOOO important. Like with Psalm 37:4- we see that The Lord will give us the desires of our heart and we trust in this because He is who He says He is and we cling to this promise... but first it says DELIGHT in HIM and THEN He will give us the desires of our hearts. Our God is a God of order. He first wants us to Delight in Him because when we Delight in Him our hearts posture is aligned to Him and the desires are FROM Him. 💗 And He does promise that He will bless us with those desires!! What a sweet blessing His presence is. What a joy it is to have a direct relationship with our creator God through our savior Jesus. He knows what’s best!!! So sweet friends. Seek Him. Love Him. Pour into your relationship with Him. Rest in Him. Trust in Him. He is with you in the waiting. If you are seeking The Lord and He has given you a specific desire then once your heart is aligned with His , He will provide HIS BEST in HIS PERFECT TIMING. There is always a reason a season and timing. Jesus would never withhold anything from us. And if the desires you have are not truly what The Lord has then He will erase them and fill your heart with new ones. 💗