I just overhead a mom tell someone she is so ready for Christmas to be over, that it’s stressing her out and she hates spending so much money on presents- what if we stop spending so much money on “things” and start focusing on what Christmas is really about? CHRIST! I personally love Christmas and every single thing that comes with it, including the hustle and bustle- but if your stressed it’s probably because you forgot what this sweet season is all about- so momma, yes you, if you are counting down the days until Christmas is over then stop, take a deep breath and look into the sky and thank the one above that you even get a day to celebrate love, life and CHRIST❤️ #CHRISTmas#TisTheSeason#JesusIsTheReason
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My girls! I am so proud of them and their hard work. I wanted a picture of all of us in our outfits, but Aiden ran off. So here’s one of Aiden and his fellow little guys. And then, the last picture... took my breathe away. ♥️🙌🏼 #JESUSistheReason#strongtoweryouth#worship
REJOICE ALWAYS. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS; FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS FOR YOU. DO NOT QUENCH THE SPIRIT. DO NOT DESPISE PROPHECIES. TEST ALL THINGS; HOLD FAST WHAT IS GOOD. ABSTAIN FROM EVERY FORM OF EVIL. NOW MAY THE GOD OF PEACE HIMSELF SANTIFY YOU COMPLETELY; AND MAY YOUR WHOLE SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY BE PERSERVED BLAMELESS AT THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. HE WHO CALLS YOU IS FAITHFUL, WHO ALSO WILL DO IT. #WordOfGod#Truth#JesusIsTheReason 👽❤️👽
OMG all three girls are looking AND SMILING at the camera!!! AND no one is smiling weird❤️❤️❤️
This is a mic drop moment... except there are no words, so camera drop 📷! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Guys this DOES NOT HAPPEN!! I’m going to give God all the glory on this.
We had an AMAZING Sunday yesterday. Eva sang in the Preschool choir at the morning service and Alivia’s choir group sang in the Adult Christmas musical “Believe”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you didn’t attend you missed a blessing. There are so many shoutouts I could give for a job well done. The orchestra was outstanding, the choir was fantastic and the soloist all did amazing jobs!! My friend Rudy Gatlin sang the last song and of course blew us all away!! It just blesses my heart to hear him sing. It was so good to hear so many talented people come together to celebrate the birth of Christ with this awesome performance!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I’m not talking about your boyfriend or husband! I’m talking about Jesus! Yes, Jesus came down from heaven and yes, he was born in a manger and the shepherds were there and the star was shining and the angels were singing,...(I love the Christmas story) but he didn’t stay in that manger for long! He was here for one reason and one purpose only: He was here to go to that cross! [Starting to cry as I type this.😭]. He had all the glory. He has all the power. He had all the riches and comforts. 👉🏼But he didn’t have you! •
So he came down to seek you out because he knew you wouldn’t seek him on your own. And even though most of us would still spit on him and blaspheme his name, he went to the cross and laid out his arms willingly because he knew that was the only way. He had to take your place, your punishment and mine so that we could be finally have freedom from sin and guilt and death. Now, we can come to him freely and forgiven.
He would rather die than live without you. Best love story ever. #hopeoutfitters#wewearhope#jesus#jesusisthereason#jesusisthereasonfortheseason#merrychristmas
Do you find you have too much to do and not enough time this Christmas season? I get it, I've felt this way too.
Keeping yourself less frazzled is the key to enjoying the true meaning of the holiday season. There are some ways to cut corners and stop the fussing if you find you have too much to balance already.
I love to host gatherings at my house and Christmas is no exception. The trick comes when I feel like I might have bit off more than I can chew, pun intended... 😉☺️ Here's a few tips to keep your peace and be prepared. ✴️ Delegate - Delegating is great because everyone likes to pitch in and do something. Whether it's bringing a dish or helping in the kitchen be sure to ask others for their contributions to the meal. ✴️Prepare ahead - Making what you can ahead of time is a lifesaver for the nerves! ✴️Keep notes - That's write! Keep notes of what you served, how many people you served, who brought what and what you would like to do different next year.
What do you do to keep your peace and be prepared? Let me know in the comments!
12 Days Of Christmas ❤️✝️
Day 3 - Joy
Joy is a big deal in our house (my husband wrote a book titled The Joy Model)! Know that joy is different than happiness – happiness is often times circumstantial—but true joy can be the undercurrent of every Christian’s life. Knowing that our father sent his own son to die for us can enable us to live fully alive, excited and joyful, no matter what life might throw our way ❤️🌲 Today's message, song and workout can be found in the LINK IN BIO ☝️☝️
How can we find PEACE this Christmas? We can learn so much from how JESUS found peace... even in His darkest hour! Thank you to our co-host @joannalafleur for your amazing insights in this preview of our show this week! Watch the full episode on PEACE, anytime online (link in profile ) or today at 9AM and 8:30PM EST on @yestvcanada
Welcome! We are diligently praying that each visitor that walks through our doors this Christmas season will come to know the real reason for the season. That Jesus came to give us everlasting life. Will you join us in that prayer pledge? #gladtidingsTO#jesusisthereason
I was able to donate my book “You Are Your Brand” to Martha’s House in Dallas, Texas, an initiative sponsored by my sister in Christ @cherylpwspeaks. Martha's House is a transformational house for women re-entering society from prison or jail. Martha's House has been founded on Jesus Christ and is served by those that share in the cause of Christ to provide unique opportunities for women re-entering society after confinement in prison. Who are you choosing to help this Christmas season? #Empower#encourage#bettertogive#YAYB#youareyourbrand#Jesusisthereason#tistheseason#WOW#author#speaker
Where are you when you have this feeling? The feeling of overwhelming joy. 🌲
For me, I'm doing simple things. Baking cinnamon rolls, spending my mornings in the word, drinking coffee in front of the fire, snuggling my kids, cooking a delicious meal, enjoying a clean home. Today in my stories i'm going to focus on things that fill me with overwhelming joy! 🌲
Focus on gratitude, focus on the good.
We had a great time last night as we went caroling. We stopped at John Paul II Nursing Home and sang Silent Night through the hallways then we drove around Kenedy and sang Christmas carols. Then back to the Church for hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and cupcakes. A great time with Church Family celebrating Jesus 🎄 ❄️
That’s all it took for Shaun T to kick my a**! There were multiple times I stopped thinking he had completely lost his mind, but then again maybe that’s me!
At one point I had flashbacks of high school conditioning practices when you feel on the verge on vomiting, but you keep pushing. AHH...to feel young again 😂😂😂
I am a full time mom to 2 boys, work a full time job with an hour commute each direction and a farmer’s wife. If I can find time to get these workouts in...so can YOU!
If you’re too busy to ENJOY quality time with your family, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities. - Dave Willis. The struggle is real...and this time of year I always find it more challenge! So many expectations, shopping to do, meals to prepare, jobs to continue, friends to see...how can I find real JOY in it all? Well #1 is it starts with ME and God coming together! #findingjoy#family#priorities#Jesusisthereason
Powerful! Tomorrow is officially my birthday.. 🎂
As I read this post earlier this morning, it truly reminded me how awesome and amazing is my 'Abba'- Jesus!! I give Him ALL the honor, glory and praise.. Thank You for all you have done for me and my company this year and everything that you will continue doing!! Amen.
🎶Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav'n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv'n with angel singing
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!🎶
It's that time of the year where we come together and sing merry choruses in celebrations of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Please join us this Sunday @4pm on the Mainland Church for our 2018 carol service. Jesus is the only reason for this season.
I bet we can all think of a time in our lives when we shutter to imagine God there with us. Embarrassment. Disappointment. Shame. These may all be emotions that flood in as we think about God being with us at certain less flattering moments. I know I can relate.
But here’s the thing. Here’s the hope. God knows all this - has always known all this - and still chose to send His son. He loves us indefinitely, even knowing our worst moments. He was willing to wash all those away with grace. I won’t say those moments weren’t important to Him. They are. Sin can’t be taken lightly. But because of its seriousness, because it was such a big deal He sent his son to earth.
So don’t focus on all your mistakes. Focus on His Glory, His grace, and His love that hides all of those mistakes. #everydayabiding#advent#day11#merrychristmas#jesusisthereason#mistakes#godknows#godlovesusanyway#hesenthissontodieforus#focusonhim#glory#grace#love
Now that we’ve got our babies in our family, we’re loving thinking of new traditions we can do. We’ve started Elf on the shelf this year and hit up the Christmas parade and carols last night! I’ve got new matching pj’s in the kids stockings and are planning to volunteer at the soup kitchen on Christmas Eve. Do you have a Christmas tradition or two you do with your kids? Let me know below so I can get some inspo... or just outright steal them 🤣🤣🤣
The kids happily decorated the Christmas tree tonight, and I thought that I would reserve the right to “fix it” after they went to bed. Later I realized that it was perfect just the way they did it, heavily ornamented bottom branches and all.🎄 #christmastree#makingmemories#jesusisthereason
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We did so many Christmas sessions and loving all our clients photos, that Glenn & I just HAD to squeeze one in for ourselves! I was getting a bit jealous lol. I even copied some of our families color scheme (olive, white and khaki) 😂🤣 .
Just a reminder, we're fully booked for the rest of the year. We will also be increasing our rates starting 2019 to invest more time to learn and become better at what we do. BUT if you book by the end of this year, we'll honor you 2018's rates! Please email or visit our website to inquire 💗 thank you for your support!
no school on Monday means that we can actually spend our Sunday doing something other than prepping for Monday. .
we took full advantage of our day and filled it with Christmas decorating, cookie baking, time with friends, fireplaces, Christmas music, and hallmark movies. .
ONE week of school and ONE week of meetings are in between us and being home with our families. we are pumped.