Hi my reader! 💕💕 Yay! I got to this during the weekend! Whoo hoo!!!! It is day 21 for #mycozyfallhome hosted by @thenester. It is #cozythrow day! Ha! We definitely need many here in Illinois. It is already freezing. We have not really had a fall. Maybe warmer weather will come back????? Please....... 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪 Well, in any case. I love this simple white throw that I found at Marshall’s last winter. It is not too heavy or light. It is just right to snuggle up in❤️ Snuggling up will be happening a lot this fall/ winter💕🎃 Have a great Sunday! God bless you!!!! #godhasaplanforme#godhasaplanforyou#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#cozythrow#mycozyfallhome
#dontlosefaith God works everything out for our good. #keepthefaith Our lives go through seasons. Thank you to the wise professor at my bible study for the profound advice. You can’t be everything to everyone so you must focus your time and energy based on what season you are in life. Soon that season will change, friendships will change, you will grow closer with some people and further apart with others. Some people, places and things are only meant to be in your life for a specific period of time and that is OK! God has a plan and He will work it out, just don’t lose faith that everything will be ok. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it will pass and things will get better...#havefaith#staypositive#havecourage#celebrateyourseason
It's often easier said than done. Everyday presents either an obstacle or confirmation that you're trusting the process. Regardless of what today presents, hold the vision. It's the most important part of the journey.
Good evening my reader💕💕 I hope that this post finds you settling in for the night, getting cozy and ready to drift off to sleep 😴. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 But first, I’d like to tell you a little something. I will be hosting Christmas Eve at my house. The holidays are approaching. I feel the anxiety already! Gah!!!! Crazy right? I had an anxious sensation starting back a week ago. This anxiety propels you into many different directions. One might become scatter brained. One might become cranky. One might❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ you fill in the blank. Well, let me tell you, today I finally said, “ Lord, let’s make peace with this anxiety once and for all!” I took out my piece of paper and I started brain dumping for Christmas and Christmas Eve. I wrote down potential plans, fears, ideas, thoughts..... No specific order or template needed. It was just a good ole brain dump. Ahhh!!!! I felt better, the anxiety left and it is on to planning a meaningful holiday with the Lord and not my anxiety:-) 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 I had to stop. Listen to my body and write. This three step process is really helpful. We have to take the time to stop! 🛑 If we choose not to stop and invite the Lord into our “stuff” then the anxiety ect... will run the show and we may make unwise choices. Stop. Listen to your body and write! Try it with whatever you might be going through🙏 It is worth it and it will set you back on the right path🤗🤗 God bless you! #godhasaplanforme#godhasaplanforyou#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#write
Hello my reader💕 We are hunkering down at home today with colds all around.✨✨✨✨✨✨ oh my! Lots of tea, soup and all that kinda stuff!❤️ Today is day 19 of #mycozyfallhome hosted by @thenester. The topic today is #onmyfloor . Last year around Christmas we bought the pictured runner. It is from Safavieh. We bought it on overstock for a great discount. We also have another rug by the front door that is not there right now. 😀 I really wanted to lighten up the entryway. They did the job. I love the color and pattern and they are very soft. The kids lay on them all of the time💕 Rugs really seem to be discounted around Christmas time so check it out💕 God bless you and have a wonderful day!!!!! Stay healthy❤️#godhasaplanforyou#godhasaplanforme#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#mycozyfallhome#onmyfloor
This lunch salad mountain was delicious but also a gentle reminder that nutrition and food will never be perfect and what matters is our mindset not always the food! I shall explain👌🏼
Learning to let it go and knowing that you gave it your best effort is ALL we can do!! When we dine out or eat at other peoples homes we are NOT in control and that’s OK!! You can still support your healthy lifestyle by let’s say asking your server to make modifications to your dish tailored to your goals! I’m an advocate of that 💯🙌🏼 if you don’t do it who will? HOWEVER.... and a big however ..
Sometimes that dish is not going to come out of the kitchen as you ordered it.....😳😩
It happens.... There will be extra cheese, tons of dressing or in this case crunchy little noodles chopped into the entire salad 🤣😂😂😂 that I asked to leave out.
I can’t tell you how often this will throw someone for a loop, make them feel like the entire day regarding their nutrition is a waste, or why even bother?
Let’s just pause..... they are croutons, I didn’t want them and they certainly aren’t worth my calorie money 💰💵 BUT I did my part, I ordered well with the best intentions and my mindset was in the right place.... we can’t allow these small hiccups to control the journey. They are merely tiny bumps in our journey towards our best health.
AND guess what is more damaging than croutons, mashed potatoes you didn’t order and a super buttery omelet ? .
A poor mind set that allows for defeat!
No food should control you, it’s a little ❗️❓⁉️⁉️ extra dressing... it won’t hurt you. Throwing your hands up in the air and thinking why bother? That will. Don’t let the moment get to you. Rise above. I know reading this sounds silly but when it happens remind yourself .... I’m more important than those croutons, I did my best and MOVE onwards and upwards 😂🙈👌🏼
It’s the little moments that are the turning points, that make the difference between short and long term success.
Who would have thought a salad could strike up such a convo!
Officially starting my internship with Agape Europe in Riga, Latvia 🇱🇻 this Monday. 😆 Thank you to everyone who has been cheering me on and supporting me in this journey of getting to this point. 😘 So grateful for this opportunity to serve Jesus. I am sorry for those that I did not get to say bye. See you back in February! #agapeiceland#agapeeurope#makejesusknown#itshappening#dontlosefaith
Hello sweet reader💕💕 I am trying to post these when I can. I am on day 18 of #mycozyfallhome hosted by @thenester. Today is quirky! Well, I feel as though this wall decor that I have is #quirky . However, it works upstairs. It plays off the color of Estella and Bryson’s bathroom. I found the two teal mirrors at #goodwill and the other two shelves at #michaels . I house a lay from Hawaii when Ryan and I went in the house on top💕 The second shelf is super cool to place seasonal decor. I have 2 dollar tree pumpkins there now:-) It’s a quirky display but works for me! I hope you have a wonderful day today!!!! God bless you!!!! #godhasaplanforme#godhasaplanforyou#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#mycozyfallhome#quirky
Jangan pernah kehilangan Iman kepada Allah ❤
Buat saya ini bekal utama yang harus kita miliki dalam hidup. IMAN. Ya, hanya dengan iman kita bisa kuat menjalani hidup, apapun yang terjadi 😁
Iman merupakan KEPERCAYAAN terhadap Allah, meski kita gak bisa melihat wujud-Nya. Tapi kita percaya bahwa Allah ada di dekat kita. Allah melihat kita. Dan Allah adalah Yang Maha Penolong
Hanya kepada Allah kita memohon pertolongan 😍
Kepada siapa lagi sih kita berlindung kalau bukan pada Allah Yang Maha Memiliki dunia beserta seluruh isinya?
Ingatlah Allah, jangan pernah tinggalkan Allah saat kita sedang BAHAGIA dan hidup terasa MUDAH. Karena akan ada saatnya dimana kita membutuhkan-Nya
*self reminder ❤
Happy Wednesday my dear reader💕💕💕💕 We have some seriously colder weather hitting us at night and a strong wind during the day. It has left our family with a cold. A cold = not fun! I love the go go go not the slowing down. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ But the Lord reminded me today in Ephesians 5:19 to be kind to ourselves. I love this verse! Read it! It’s so good. Just imagine...... your internal dialogue being psalms, hymns, singing and praise to the Lord. That feels peaceful to me. Does it to you? In the past, my internal dialogue was soooooo far from this verse. It did not resemble it at all. How sad that was for me at the time. However, the Lord can change our internal dialogue and make it look just like Ephesians 5:19. He is amazing! If you feel your internal dialogue is too harsh, read this verse over and over. Ask the Lord to teach you how to be kind and love yourself❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I am going to use this verse as we are battling a cold. I am going to surrender to it and speak kindly to myself even though I want to flee from any sickness. Kindness. Kindness. Love. Love. Make melody in your heart for the Lord today. Let it fill you up💕💕💕💕💕🙏🙏🙏🙏 God bless you! #godhasaplanforme#godhasaplanforyou#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith
I keep on running backwards, I keep on losing faith I thought I had the answers, I thought I knew the way My brother said be patient, my mother held my hand I don't what I'm chasing, I don't know who I am So I make it up as I go #dontlosefaith#Loveyourself
Hello my reader💕 How are you today? Poor Bryson got his flu shot today. We are settling in for the afternoon and he is off to take a long needed nap 😴. Today is day 15 for #mycozyfallhome and the topic is #sparkle . I truly have loved and always will love some sparkle ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I have a little display on my buffet table. It is a clear jar filled with some small pumpkins, a festive ball and some glittery dollar tree leaves. These leaves are cute and give it that #sparkle ! I love these gold little leaves. You can find them scattered around my home precariously.💕💕💕💕💕 I hope you have a great day and choose to sparkle how God made you!!!!!!!! #godhasaplanforyou#godhasaplanforme#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#mycozyfallhome#sparkle
The last 6 months have been pretty grim. Leaving Miami with just my faith in God and what i could in my car hasn’t been easy. Took time to volunteer with Team Rubicon. I grew as a person and so did my faith and obedience to the Lord. Was blessed to travel to Guatemala to be part of Continuing Promise 2018 with my TRibe. Took on the Logs Section Chief position in Coqui Comeback, got the necessary ICS training needed (still more) and became a sawyer (love saws). My faithfulness and lack of giving up on the one who will always provide for my needs has come to this very moment.
Accepted the offer for a position that I’ve prayed would be mine.
I have just been offered and I accept a position as Project Manager for a technology company to focus on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning.
Thank you to my Father and Creator who knows my heart and what I was seeking. Thank you to all my prayer warriors for keeping me in prayer 🙏!! Now it’s time to get things started!! First day Oct. 17th!!
Hello my reader💕 I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Mine has been busy with Estella’s last birthday party of the year (friend bday)💕 I am on day 14 of #mycozyfallhome hosted by @thenester. Today’s topic is #readthis 💕 I have read many books. I sat and thought about what books have inspired me. But..... truly it is the Bible that has inspired me, given me hope and continues to teach and heal me. Therefore, I wanted to recommend it to you. 😍😍😍😍😍😍 Maybe you have never read it? Maybe you have never read its entirety? Maybe you read it a long time ago? I say keep reading it and start again. It’s food for your soul and there is power that you gain from it. Start where you can. Read as little or as much as you can. I promise it will bless you. It will not only bless your mind and heart, but your life and relationship with the Lord❤️❤️❤️❤️ I hope you have a great rest of your Sunday! I will be posting a journal prompt later on tonight so check into insta stories later on🙏🙏 God bless you! #godhasaplanforme#godhasaplanforyou#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#mycozyfallhome#readthis
What's really challenging is to be thankful for the hard times. But those hard times are often when God shapes, molds, and moves us into places where we will see good. Maybe we won't see that good today, tomorrow, in a month, or maybe even a year. But you are going to see it and you are going to look back and understand why you went what you went through. #neverstopgrowing#dontlosefaith#trusttheprocess#jesuslovesyou
Hello my reader💕💕 Today is day 12 of #mycozyfallhome hosted by @thenester. Today is #wallart . Choosing wall art always takes me a long time. We have some big wall spaces in our home and it has always been a challenge. The wall space in our entry way was bare for 6 years. I never found anything I really loved! Well, this past summer at ( homegoods) I fell in love with the pictured piece💕 It is big ✔️ it has white in it ✔️ It is whispy✔️ I love whispy. It also has a beautiful silver tin outer rim. ✔️ it reminds me of Spain a little bit too! I lived there during college. All in all, I am in love with this❤️ My husband is the mastermind behind hanging it. The ceiling is tall! I hope you have a wonderful day! God bless you! #godhasaplanforyou#godhasaplanforme#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#mycozyfallhome#wallart
Hi my reader💕 Today is day 11 of #mycozyfallhome hosted by @thenester. The topic today is #thrifted . I have many thrifted items in my home. The hunt is so fun when you know or don’t know what you are looking for😉 However, this chair is one of my favorites. I found it for $10 I believe:-) I love the harp like detail on the back of it. It moves around the house. Right now it is on our upstairs landing. This challenge has been so fun so far. It is nice to pay homage to special things around your home 🏠 I hope you have a beautiful day! God bless you! #godhasaplanforyou#godhasaplanforme#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#mycozyfallhome#thrifted
My husband and I were trying for a baby for over a year and every pregnancy test came back negative. It’s interesting how when you want to start a family, it is a lot harder than expected. We were referred to our fertility doctor, where we found out that I had a blocked Fallopian tube. Our doctor informed us that we can still get pregnant naturally, it would just take a lot longer. So, he recommended IVF. Now IVF is not a 100% guarantee.. but it was the step we wanted to take to start our family. After many doctor visits, shots, emotions all over the place, coming to work late due to my doctor appointments, egg retrieval and transfer and the dreaded 2 week wait.. we were blessed with our little boy on the 1st try! Miracles do happen my friends.. just your faith and hope have to be stronger than the negative thoughts. I prayed so much during our IVF journey and did all the 2 week wait tricks to conceive my son.. and God answered. 🙏🏻 If you are struggling to start s family right now.. don’t give up! Dig your feet in and keep your faith strong.. prayers do get answered and IVF does work! Infertility can be such a taboo topic and it shouldn’t.. many women quietly struggle with this because they feel no one will understand. I am here to tell you.. I understand! I know that sadness.. but I know God always hears us..he will not fail you. Do not give up, I didn’t and now I have this beautiful little boy. 💙 #ivfjourney#ivfsuccess#momlife#momblogger#dontlosefaith#inspiration#miracleshappen#stopthetabooonivf#ivfbaby
Hello my reader💕 Goodmorning! I was reading my bible this morning and the words from Galatians 5:1 hold so true! Let’s not forget to stand fast in our freedom in Christ❤️ He did it. It’s done. Let’s be kind to ourselves. Let’s not get caught up in the bondage we were once in. He loves us. It’s a gift. We are his and we are free. We are free from the self condemnation. We are free from the self condemnation. We are free from the self condemnation. Take a breath💕💕🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕💕💕. It is true. Be easy on yourself. Be kind. He took it all for us. He made us new. Now we must stand fast in his love and grace❤️❤️❤️ A wonderful continued reminder for me. I hope it is for you too my sweet soul!!!🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁 GOD bless you! #godhasaplanforme#godhasaplanforyou#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith
Hello my reader💕 Today is day 10 of #mycozyfallhome hosted by @thenester. It is flat lay. Now, I had no idea what a flat lay was🤪🤪🤪 But I tried my best and I looked it up! I chose to do it with a small haul from #wholefoods . In the fall, I will eat real clean, kind of like a whole 30 as a type of cleanse that I do with the overseeing of my naturopathic doctor:-) It gives me a reset and helps me make better food choices moving forward❤️ It’s great to treat our bodies well in the fall. It’s a great time to create new recipes and try new things. I love it! The green things are plaintains. I love baking them in the oven. However, they must ripen. God bless you! #godhasaplanforyou#godhasaplanforme#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith#flatlay
Hello my sweet reader💕 I hope this post finds you well. I hope that it finds you giving yourself permission to slow down if you need to:-) It is a rainy day here. It is cloudy. I am cleansing per my naturopathic doctor. I am mainly eating real clean. I take some herbal supplements. That is about it. I do this cleansing for about 4 weeks two times a year. It gives me a reset. I journal daily. I am a more conscious eater. I am a lot more aware of my thoughts. I am even more kindto myself. I give myself permission to slow down.💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 I believe that especially at this time of year it’s great to slow down and recalibrate before the rushing of the holiday seasons start❤️ Slow down. Slow down. Slow down. Lend yourself more grace. Be kind to yourself. Let it go if you have to for a moment. Slow. Slow. Slow. Be. Be. Be. Trust in the Lord. Write to him in your journal. Have conversations with him during the day. Eat good food for your body. Slow down. Slow down. Slow down. May you have a wonderful day. Give yourself permission to not do as much. Take it down a notch. It’s ok. It will rev back up again. Slow down. Slow down. Give yourself that gift. 🎁God bless you! #godhasaplanforyou#godhasaplanforme#ilovegod#ilovejesus#ilovepeople#dontlosefaith