Always radiate love towards every soul you come in contact with. A kind word, compliment or simply a smile can bring joy to the heart. ♡♡♡
I’m watching Tidying Up with @mariekondo
now and I’m mesmerized by the gentle presence of this woman! She is so lovely. Like a floating little ballerina. Anyway, makes me feel all the more inspired to continue on with this #freshminimalism
business and clean this house! If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new blog post and new (silly) video up where I take you through MY closet and how I cleaned it out. How do you know what to keep and what to give away?! Answered 💪🏻. Also, if you like this jacket it was on @poshmark
but it sold already. So sorry! It was a unique one from French brand @promod.
C’est la vie! Are you freshening up with me? Have you watched tidying up? Have you tried to fold your joy-sparking clothing into thirds and stand them upright? 😬 #tidyingupwithmariekondo #netflix #minimalhome
Making Magic Happen is what we do best here at RH! I personally can’t wait to rock this one. 😎
I’m not much of a beach person. But if I’m honest, I’d love to sit with my toes in the sand right about now. To stare at the horizon and hear the waves crash upon the shore. To sit in the warmth of the sun and be ministered to by the Holy Spirit.
I haven’t hid that I’m going through a really difficult time. The hardest, in fact. When I can’t imagine I can go much longer, another difficulty gets added to the pile of crushing weight.
Sometimes our life simply needs to shipwreck. And I’ve come to a peace about that—that now is my great shipwreck. But it’s not for us to drown in the storm. That’s not the purpose of the storm. It’s for our false securities to be laid to waste so that what’s eternal and valuable remains.
If your ship—the comfortable life you have built—is going down, take heart. This could indeed be one of the best things to ever happen to you. Let what’s unsustainable and crippling fall to the sea floor, and find some enduring plank to hold onto that can carry you to shore. Those few truly good and valuable things and people who can keep you floating in the sea. The treasures in life that inspire joy and purpose. They are those gifts from God that will breath life into your aching soul while holding on to survive.
Will there be monsters to face? Likely. Comfort to let go of? Certainly. But a stronger self? Yes. And a more intimate relationship with Christ? You bet.
I want to encourage my fellow cast aways: A storm is a beautiful conduit for growth and intimacy. He is an anchor for your soul regardless of how wild the storm rages around you. And know that the storm will pass, you will reach the shore, and what’s most important will remain.
“Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.”
Hebrews 6:18-19 NLT
Life changing women right here. I love being surrounded by others who remind me constantly what love, kindness and grace is all about.
Keep your inner circle strong and encouraging.
I Love each of these ladies. We are on to new adventures and I couldn’t be prouder of how far we’ve all come on our journey. Mindset and faith-shifts have made such a huge impact in our lives already this year. Thankful I get to lead this beautiful crew. 💜
#lifestyle #love #faith @unitedchurchde #delaware #strong #womeninspiringwomen #goals #proverbs31
Last night Reed and I talked about all the things that are currently major stressors in our lives. Lately we've felt like every possible thing that could stress us out is happening at once, like business transitions, needing to resume work on our house, having to make a plan to pay off some debt - and then constantly being forced to stare at the clutter/disorganization in our house because of the construction. We decided these four things are the biggest stressors for us right now:
2. clutter/disorganization (from living in a construction zone. the lack of order mixed with the garbage we can never seem to get rid of is taxing)
3. Not having community
4. Living in an unfinished house (always thinking about what we need to work on "tonight". We've loved it (mostly) but I don't think we'll live in it again, lol)
We've never had much of a non-stressful time in our lives since we've been married. It feels like we're close to it, so we made goals for 2019 to pay off our debt, finish the main areas of our house, declutter and organize (we can't do this one well until the house is done), and find true community.
I like making plans but at the same time, it stresses me out. Because we might work hard at this stuff for the entire year and still not be done with it. But we have a vision of being debt free, freeing us to give generously without a second thought, living in a perfectly organized, finished house (ok, maybe this one is a dream), and being a part of an intentional christian community.
What are some of your big goals and dreams for 2019? How can you get rid of some stressors in your life that will free you up to enjoy God, your family, and your life more?
Women of #Faith
or those who are looking to learn more about God & the Bible....you need this app!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
➡️ It's called First 5 and it gives you a daily read to help you study your way through each book of the Bible and allows you to share how each day's readings touched you....and let me just say this, reading the honest and heartfelt words by these other women truly pulled at my heartstrings.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was reading their words, and it was like they had just read my thoughts and wrote them down. 🙏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can also join a group or connect with friends so you can work your way through each book together and have your own Bible studies...which is crazy because last week when someone asked what my goals were...I said one of them to was to start a Faith - filled women's group. And this kind of sounds just like that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you download it and want to connect, just let me know I would love to go through this journey with each of you! 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#first5 #firstfive #womenoffaith #proverbs31 #proverbs31woman #positive #encouraging #klove #biblestudy #bibleapp #bestbibleapp #pray #prayer #christian #christianwomen #faithfilled #christcentered #dailybible #dailyworship #womensbiblestudy #jesusfreak #christfollower #believer #spirituallyminded #soulfull #praise #heis #iam #love
I decide to make another feather macrame since the first one sold quickly. This cutie will be in my Etsy shop later tonight 💖
Believe that & receive that.
If they don't want what you got, baby girl keep moving because trust somebody is look for what you got!
Don't try to fit into a box that's not meant for you. !
“I believe the average amount of time people are waiting to have sex, and the skyrocketing divorce rate proves to us, undeniably, that not waiting isn’t working. One of the biggest reasons it doesn't work is because...SEX CONNECTS US.” @robbkowalski
(Quote from Why Waiting Works) #goodthingscometothosewhowait
“Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it.” @lysaterkeurst
“The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.”
Proverbs 14:8 NIV
Seek out the wisdom of God this year in all aspects of your life. Invite Him into the movements of your life and share in the passion and glory that pours out from that.
Instead of trying harder not to repeat a certain behavior pattern that’s not serving you, intentionally start surrounding yourself with people that don’t have those issues. I promise doing this one thing will help you kick just about any ongoing problem you’re dealing with. It’s called #community
and it works..
“There is nothing more motivating in life than finding a higher purpose and a community of people pulling for you to maximize your potential all while making the world around you better than you found it.” (Quote from @WhyWaitingWorks
For a limited time we are giving away a FREE copy of "The Truth About Sex" to anyone that orders a signed copy of WWW from the website (link in bio). The study guide is perfect to do with friends #whywaitingworks
As much as I love spending time with my kids throughout the day, I’m SUPER thankful my job gives me some grownup time!
One of my biggest concerns when we decided for me to be a stay at home mom was depression.
I LOVE and thrive being around people and I wasn't sure how I'd do being at home all day with a baby!
I definitely learned to get involved in mommy groups, library time and set up playdates.
But having a business helped me have something outside of being "mom." It gave me a purpose and fulfilled a desire in me to help others!
I was able to keep my identity and ADD "mom" to who I was and not allow it to envelop me.
Which for me personally, I know helped tremendously!
I have a feeling this step is gonna whip my 🍑 every single day 😂😅
This right here 🙌🏻. Having a tribe to share your wins and struggles with allows you as a leader to grow faith in yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I think its important to surround yourself with the right people, invest in the best resources, and to ask for help when it is needed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At the end of last year I was really looking for a mastermind of high level ladies to surround myself with and I am so excited that our mighty little group is growing! It’s been one of the best investments I’ve made in myself to grow my business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are just starting out in business I always recommend surrounding yourself with people who will support you and encourage you to keep going!
Send me a DM and tell me how I can support you today or even just pray for you!
Friend, I hope that you find something to hold in your hands (or your heart) that reminds you of just how determined and hopeful you are. Thinking of you....
If you’re willing to share what it is, I’d love for you to share. Lemme know in a comment below or DM.
Ladies! We are just a couple short weeks away from our @women_of_influence_
Eden Conference. Tickets are selling fast. Get yours today!! Hope to see you there. It’s going to be amazing!
Turning our focus from who we want - to who we want TO BE! 💃🏾🤩 Take your time on this, 🙇🏻♀️imagine anything is possible! 🤯 Breathe deep💨 turn up @lauren_daigle
🎵light a candle 🕯 pray 😂 watch the Instagram live on our page 📲 & soak in Proverbs 31 📖 🏊🏼♀️ Then... LIST YO BEST LIFE, SIS!! 🖊📈👑
Psalm 73:23-28 KJV
 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.  Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.  Whom have I in heaven but thee ? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.  My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.  For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.  But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God , that I may declare all thy works.
pic credit: @off.on.an.adventure
After I found out I was pregnant I could NOT do coffee. 🤭☕️
Not because you’re suppose to watch your caffeine intake when pregnant (200mg or less) but simply because I DIDN’T CRAVE IT. And sometimes I couldn’t even smell it. I didn’t want it or need it! Every single morning, I walked past the coffee with zero interest. 🙊
If you know me, you know THIS IS REVOLUTIONARY. Crystal without coffee!? Yep. It’s true. For the last 4 months I tried to order lattes only to take one sip and leave them there to get cold. I even tried enjoying Frappuccinos or iced coffees only to again waste the $$ on drinks not drunk. I tired. But every time this child said NO, THANK YOU. 🙅🏻♀️
Today I had 3/4 of this medium roast coffee at @kraftsmencafe
and actually ENJOYED IT! I walked into the coffee shop and thought, “ooo that smells good”. And it was a fresh pot of coffee brewing.
Maybe my food/drink aversions are going away [which have been: pork, avocados (😭) and coffee] because I also enjoyed half an avocado on my Cobb salad today. Yum. I’ve missed them. 🥑😋
Now I’m curious. Has this happened to you? What foods/drinks could you NOT STAND? Did that ever change during the pregnancy? Do share!
Y’all, pregnancy is blowing my mind. 🤰🏻💛
#pregnantwoman #15weeks #igmotherhood #mombloggers
Watch the full video in my IGTV (icon to the left of story highlights) where I encourage your heart. God is not withholding your blessings. He is not withholding your future husband. He is not withholding your money. He does not withhold good and perfect gifts. Watch the full video and be encouraged!
1 Peter 3
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered. "
Living with your wife with understanding first of all involves mutual submission. Prior to commanding wives to submit to their husbands the apostle Paul taught that we are to submit to one another in the fear of the God (Ephesians 5:21). .
Submission is thus the responsibility of Christian husbands as well as of wives. Though not submitting to his wife as a leader, a believing husband must submit to the loving duty of being sensitive to the needs, fears, and feelings of his wife. In other words, a Christian husband needs to subordinate his needs to hers, whether she is a Christian or not.
“We don’t need self-confidence we need God-confidence.” ✨🌱
Human adolescents in their natural habitat...note how the teenager rolls her eyes in disgust, while the tween boy looks on in amusement, both clinging to their screens inquiring about a snack even though they just had dinner! Stay tuned for next week’s episode where we will explore the drama associated with teens/tween’s and the morning routine! Lol! 😂#momlifebelike #momtruth #momstruggles
Here’s my prayer for any of you reading tonight. 🖤 That the Lord helps you remember the fleeting nature of these parenting littles days. That even after hard bedtimes and fights over diapers and battles over eating more than just chicken nuggets that you remember “these” truly are the days. And that you can take a moment to caress a sweet sleeping face and say a prayer of praise. And ask for strength if you’re a bit worn down and a dose of patience to get you through 2020. And that the Lord fill you with a heart full of boundless love for the sweet beings otherwise known as blessings in front of you. 💕
Many of us may be trying to figure out what the Lord would have for us to do in 2019. Let's remember that God’s will for our lives is to GIVE THANKS IN EVERYTHING! “in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
We are 15 days in the new year, how much have you complained and grumbled?
Worthy clubhouse aesthetic. What y'all think?
Want to be a woman who overcomes obstacles by tackling them in faith, instead of tiptoeing around them in fear. — Renee Swope #Proverbs31
Punta cana here we come!!😭😭
I just registered my hubby and I on our SECOND all expense paid trip. Last year we went to the Riviera miya and it was the honeymoon we never had. ......6 years later. 🌴 Now next year we will be soaking up the sun in punta cana together. (Free for him too🙌🙌). -
4 years ago when i became a coach i just needed the extra accountability on my journey and maybe fill up my gas tank or pay a bill. I had no confidence, no social media following, no idea what i was doing, 200+ pounds, college drop out, and worked fast food for nearly 10 years. -
But i would follow other coaches on social media hating on them on the outside, but secretly wishing I had what they had on the inside. 💔 -
I finally just Bit the bullet and used the last of our money to sign up having NO idea if this would even go anywhere. Now here i am almost 5 years later, and my life completely changed. 💟💟💟 Thank you God for making me brave and guiding my heart to do this. Now i want you to ask yourself...why not you????
I love the side by sides pasted along my scroll. This was then and this is now is fun to see on the surface, but if the pictures could speak their thousand words I’m sure we would hear the stories of struggle, suffering, victory and failures.
I know mine would tell such a story.
10 years ago this little beauty made me a mother: the most gut-wrenching, pain-staking, joy-making, life changing thing that has ever happened to me.
In 10 years the lines and creases have deepened around my eyes but the raw and real love I feel for my people has plunged to the depth of my being.
In 10 years my face has thinned but the fullness of my life has multiplied.
In 10 years I have become completely undone to be remade.
In 10 years God has used the making of this mother to teach me the height, depth, length and breadth of the love of the Father.