PRETTY PORTRAITS: Okay, lately female portraits are my jam. I thought I’d post some of my favs from time to time. This hangs in the she offices. Let’s call her Leah because she has “delicate eyes.”
In Scripture, Leah was the unloved wife of Jacob. Have you ever felt like that second choice, looked over, not-as-good-as-girl? Maybe people have passed you by, but God proclaims promises over you. You see, He made Leah fertile. She bore fruit in abundance. Just like Leah, God reaches out to the broken hearted. What men mean for evil, God intends for good. Never be a people pleaser. Instead, please the God who prizes you! #prettyportraits#lighteyeleah#godpleaser#befruitfulandmultiply#haleymitchellart
Whenever I feel like I'm sacrificing something for my children (like sleep so I can feed my newborn, time to myself while I hold my toddler as he goes to sleep, or an uninterrupted meal so I can get my toddler fed and cleaned up and changed), the way I think about that sacrifice tends to have a selfish inward focus. I somewhat pity myself by thinking how much better it would be if I had that *insert sacrificed thing here*. Oh, woe is me, mother of two.
But did Jesus complain and pity Himself as He walked to the cross for His people, His children? Nope.
We are to imitate Him so our sacrifices and hard times should be met with rejoicing, too.
*Read more on today's blog post!*
Today’s my due date & since baby Taylor’s taking his sweet time I have some time to relish in the awesomeness of God. •
Thinking back on when there was just us 2 ( Auty + I) new to motherhood , doing our own thing, and just getting by. She has taught me so much and it’s been so amazing raising and loving her. I’ve watched her grow from a little peanut to an independent, outgoing , bubbly and strong willed cherub. Every moment with her has been a blessing.🎀
2014 God blessed us with an amazing MAN. He’s been an amazing father+hubby👌🏾. From the moment all 3 of us bonded I knew he was the one. We love you for simply being you papa bear 🐻. Our journey has not been easy, BUT it’s been worth it and our family has been blessed.
It’s 2018 and our family is growing .. in just a few days we will welcome our son, and Auty will become a big sister. 😍😍 We will officially become a family of 4 !!! ( ahhhh 🤗) God just keeps on blessing us and I can’t thank him enough. We are ready for everything God has in store for us + buckling up our seat belts for this new journey . 💙🎀🤩🙌🏾( not sure why there isn’t a black family of 4 emoji but I’m gonna let that slide ) 🤦🏾♀️ #grateful#blessings#ilovemyfamily#godisalwaysgood#noweaponformedshallprosper#befruitfulandmultiply#taylorfam
Gen 1:28 God blessed them and told them to be fruitful and multiply.To subdue the earth and have dominion.Friends that is the original plan of God concerning us (His children).I pray the hand of God in whatever you do,You will not toil forever.You are about to enjoy the fruits of your labour.STAY WITH GOD.
Happy new month My Priceless Friends... It's our month of Dominion... Genesis 1vs28. So as I step into August I refuse to stay down there, I am the Head and not the tail.. I am above Only... All power is given to me to access my wealth and exceeding greatness... I begin to dominate... I exercise the authority I have through Christ Jesus... That All things are working for my Good... You will Testify soon ..... #Cheers #
Statistics say that most married couples end in divorce because of finances! (Lack of money puts a strain on your marriage)
Learn to work your plan and vision together! You must talk finances and business in order for your marriage to grow and thrive‼️#FinancesMatter#BeFruitfulAndMultiply#Purpose#BuildUp#Vision @iamwhoisshe 🔥@iamtekenyajohnson 💥✅😀
Caleb could NOT be outdone. Last week when daddy came to pick up Lydia, Caleb ran to get his shoes and cried as they left. lol This week Lydia had a fit and even though I reminded her about her date last week, she wasn’t having it. Lol and to be a little personal, I remember being afraid to have a little boy for several reasons...BUT when I tell you this little boys name isn’t Caleb Matthew for nothing! I’m not afraid of who he will become, because I know he will be a man of integrity, purpose, authenticity, leading in truth and love. Because GOD said so and I believe the report of the Lord. WHO’S REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE?! #caleb#befruitfulandmultiply#promisedland#legacy#kingdomlegacy#kingdomman#love#nothingmissing#nothinglacking#nothingbroken
Life looked very different 6 years ago when I gave birth to my first baby. I had just graduated from nursing school, we were living in an apartment in Lexington an hour away from family, and we were learning what it meant to be parents. My boobs were engorged, I was exhausted, I tore during birth so I was really sore, I cried a lot, but I was head over heels in love with her. I finally was a momma, my ultimate life desire.
Now I am freshly postpartum with my fourth baby. I am literally living out the life I've prayed for since I was little. I get to stay home with my kids, we live in the country on acreage, my parents live close, and I literally gave birth to my support team 👧🏼👧🏼👶🏼👶🏼. #siblings My postpartum is going much better after this baby than any other.
I look at this photo and think to myself how incredibly blessed I truly am. I hope they all stay close and encourage and support each other. I can't believe I have two kids between these two. They are all such babies. 😚
You know there was a point after my third was born that we actually talked about not having any more children. My pregnancies were rough #gestationaldiabetes#hyperemesisgravidarum and it was really hard on our marriage and our family. Not to mention how mentally low I got with all three of my first pregnancies. #depression
God showed me long ago how much he desires us to give over every area of our lives to him. That includes our family size. I'm thankful that prayers have been answered and I was able to have a normal pregnancy, because it does make submitting to God's will in this area much easier
If I had said NO to God's calling, I wouldn't have ever met my fourth.
If I had said NO to an opportunity to feel better and be healthier, I would never have had such a great pregnancy.
If I had said NO to a financial opportunity I wouldn't be able to stay home with wiggle room or give to others like we can now.
It makes me think of how one Yes can change literally everything.
When Joseph's brothers found out that the boy they sold as a slave was now the most powerful man in the country that was the largest economy that time,they were shocked ,they were unable to speak.Whoever laughs at a child of God,laughs too soon.If you have been serving God,continue being faithful,I pray for you,God will give a blessing that will make the mouths of your mockers to tremble.
A Garlic scape opens to reveal the next generation. What a beautiful presentation of the gift. As my wife and I approach our 30th anniversary, we reflect with gratitude on our children and now grandchildren. By God’s grace we will contribute much to God’s expanding kingdom through them. More than we can offer on our own or as a couple. May God bless the next generation with a great love for Him! May their children be the “offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them.” Isaiah 65:23b. Tap @creationspeech
✨ Breathe by Keri Wyatt Kent ✨
I had no idea how impacting this book was going to be when I scooped it up at a thrift store. Keri goes deep into so many different situations where we, as moms, may be living in chaos and offers practical ways to achieve sabbath simplicity. I am so excited to finally finish this one and share it with all of you! I’ve gotten so many questions about this book way before I even thought about posting it! @cookingcleaningcrafting you’re next, followed by @dhoodheana
If you would like to join the rotation list for this book, comment ‘next’ below! Happy Reading! #intentionalbookshare
✨ Be Fruitful and Multiply by Nancy Campbell ✨
This was an eye opening read about what he bible says about having children. I’ll be shipping this out to @shelbydunnam tomorrow! Comment below to be added to the rotation list.
It's funny how I will refuse to stand on a ladder due to the height but flying doesn't seem to phase me. 🤷♀️ Anyway...headed to Washington, D.C to speak at the "Be Fruitful and Made Whole" Conference tomorrow! Can't wait! 😁
Say goodbye to boring design contents. The most effective way of bringing your ideas to life and impact your audiences is to take an innovative, creative approach to your brands. This is our foundation on business. Stand out and make crazy designs. #berry#advertising#designweek#befruitfulandmultiply
🎯☀️We often to seek to duplicate what we’re called to multiply. But you can’t always duplicate - especially that which you can only multiply.🍇
We see a thing, we like it, so we want to do it again. We bypass the source it came from and attempt to recreate the end result. This may be with people we admire (or envy); or successes we experience. 🦋
Duplication comes from attempting to copy an outcome and can sometimes lead to a hit or miss, dead end, or lack of authenticity. Multiplication comes from bearing fruit from a seed that originates from the source, which provides everything needed for an authentic force of life and reproductivity. 🔥🌺 There are times when The Lord is calling you to a place of trust, where you’re no longer seeking security in a predictable repetition of events, nor trying to force it. But rather, graciously receiving, yet loosely holding on to these outcomes while allowing Him to freely lead and provide in whichever creative avenue He favors you with next. ———————
I heard a friend once echo “God is so creative, He doesn’t need to repeat anything.”
When a successful outcome happens, go to the Provider of The Seed. When a resource dries up, go to The Provider of The Seed. When nothing seems to be happening, go to The Provider of The Seed ❤️ ————————
Regrann from @thebobostore - School education is not the key. It's education with a purpose that does. I encourage all men to learn a trade and all women to learn a skill that you can live and profit off of. Teach yourself how to earn and manage your cash flow properly. Lastly, be inspired to create your own addition to the world. Whether it be a child, a patent, a book or a store, #BeFruitfulAndMultiply - #regrann
School education is not the key. It's education with a purpose that does. I encourage all men to learn a trade and all women to learn a skill that you can live and profit off of. Teach yourself how to earn and manage your cash flow properly. Lastly, be inspired to create your own addition to the world. Whether it be a child, a patent, a book or a store, #BeFruitfulAndMultiply