Cue the celebration 🎉 // While this might not look terribly exciting at first glance, it's a very exciting moment for us. We've been working towards opening our own brick-and-mortar location, and we're nearly there! So close, in fact, that we can begin sourcing plates, glassware, and silver. Much more to come!!
[I’ve been gardening in my free time and, wow, feeling like I’ve been living in Matthew 13. It’s fascinating what you can learn about sin when hunched over, feet aching, sweat dripping, covered in dirt and wrestling with all your might to get a deeply intwined root system out of the ground.
Jesus said when the cares of the world and deceitfulness of riches choke the word, the garden of the heart is not fruitful - when the word was sowed among thorns. Here’s what I learned about those pesky thorns choking out the true Word:
🌱They hurt. Even with gardening gloves and a high pain tolerance, sometimes the prickles on those innocent-looking leaves are painful to remove.
🌱They can be disguised by flowers. For a novice gardener, it’s intimidating to weed not knowing what to pull and what to carefully nurture. There are weeds that have pretty flowers. But they’re still weeds. And they’re choking the life from the carefully planted flowers we want to flourish.
🌱They spring up in unsuspecting areas. When weeds grow rampant, the root spreads and new shoots start growing far away from the original culprit. You can start pulling up weeds, only to find that you must dig deeper and loosen a larger weed with a tight grip.
🌱They grow just like good seeds - with soil, water, sunlight and time. If left untended, they grow to take more of the natural components the plant needs to flourish. It is not diminishing the power of the sun, the nutrients of the soil or the vitality of rain water but it is dividing those components between the weeds and plants; meanwhile, making the weed more difficult to uproot.
🌱They come back. Uprooting weeds is not a one-and-done exercise. It’s a labor of love to care for a garden.
Praise Jesus that we don’t need a beautifully tended garden in order to be accepted. He has given of himself as a ransom for many and His righteousness is counted on our behalf. Yet as we hear His true word, it is like a natural tilling in the garden of our heart - exposing sin and cultivating us to bear fruitfully.
Gardening will never be the same - every agonizing weed uprooted, I pray the Lord would guide me in what weeds need uprooting in my own heart.]
Intuitive eating is about listening to your body when you’re hungry instead of relying on external factors (ex: waiting 3 hours to eat even if you’re hungry after 1 hr). I woke up at 4am for work and was soooo hungry! So I made some toast. At 7:30, I went on my break- I thought I was going to get a sandwich with fat/carbs/protein, but when it came down to it, I wanted a strawberry scone so I honored my craving for it. Now I’m sitting down to enjoy some lunch- an omelette with spinach, cheese, and hot sauce and a side of zucchini/cauli (sautéed in plentiful EVOO, sea salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika). Yes, it’s a lot of veggies, but believe it or not you’ll crave a variety of foods if you listen to your body! #intuitiveeating
If it wasn’t for the people in the community we would not be who we are!! We appreciate all of the love and support that we get from people like Byrd and others that constantly encourage us to move forward with our work . So from the team at paving Great Futures we want to say THANK YOU San Diego !!
[If you’re going to go climbing on railroad cars, be sure to wear @madewell heeled mules, @everlane silk crepe and don’t forget your trusty @fossil leather bag. I might look pulled together, but believe me, I’m always adventure-ready.
When you can’t decide between two colours 💕🧡💕. And yes! I’m back! I’m afraid it wasn’t anything noble like a tech detox, it’s just my brand new iPhone X has been a nightmare since I got it in February, and it finally froze completely this week and I only got to replace it today...🙄 anyone miss me? 😆
Party dress on, it’s my little ones’ 6th and 8th birthday today! 🎉 🎈. It is mind boggling how quickly time flies! Hard to believe they were once as little as Jellybean once 💛. Ps. Wondering if I should get this dress in green too 🙈. You can find it with @liketoknow.it by taking a screenshot of this image http://liketk.it/2vCQc