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A fabulous gift for the holidays or any time!  Small Squares with Mighty Words. 💕 50 cards—>100 verses with a cute wooden stand. It will make your heart happy. 💕 #boutiqueshopping #downtownapex #thedoodlingbug #nc #blessed #hope #lifelivedbeautifully #Godstimeisperfect #Proverbs31 #shoplocal #shopsmall #apex #gifts #raleigh #cary #durham
Remnants of fall in beautiful Colorado ✨
Remnants of fall in beautiful Colorado ✨
The bond between these two is so special. Daddy’s girls forever. ✨
The bond between these two is so special. Daddy’s girls forever. ✨
"Much of the glory of God appears in the works of creation and providence, but much more in the gospel, where it shines in the face of Jesus Christ." -Matthew Henry
🌲Yes, we desire to make beautiful handcrafted wall banners! BUT THE BEAUTY IS FOUND IN THE ONE WHO DEFINES IT! 🌲May the Gospel of grace hang beautifully in your home, or let us wrap it and send it to a loved one!!!
📦SHOP AT THE LINK HERE➡️https://www.etsy.com/shop/wordbecameflesh⬅️ OR THE LINK IN OUR BIO⬆️
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"Much of the glory of God appears in the works of creation and providence, but much more in the gospel, where it shines in the face of Jesus Christ." -Matthew Henry 🌲Yes, we desire to make beautiful handcrafted wall banners! BUT THE BEAUTY IS FOUND IN THE ONE WHO DEFINES IT! 🌲May the Gospel of grace hang beautifully in your home, or let us wrap it and send it to a loved one!!! 📦SHOP AT THE LINK HERE➡️https://www.etsy.com/shop/wordbecameflesh⬅️ OR THE LINK IN OUR BIO⬆️ ° ° ° ° ° ° #wordbecamefleshshop #solideogloria #soluschristus #solascriptura #sanctification #reformedtheology #Christian #abeautifulmess #lifelivedbeautifully #reformed #soulscripts #raisingdisciples #documentyourdays #writeyouonmyheart #dailyparenting #handmade #belovedlife #illustratedfaith #etsyholiday #shopsmallms #etsy #etsyshop #smallbusinesslove 
Every Tue.Gather, we have some amazing women who spend hours making sure every decoration is beautiful! Plus we always have some AMAZING treats!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our heart is that, through every detail, each woman who comes to Tue.Gather would feel special and know just how loved they are.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Tag 3 friends who need the gift of Tue.Gather in their lives!!! ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every Tue.Gather, we have some amazing women who spend hours making sure every decoration is beautiful! Plus we always have some AMAZING treats!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our heart is that, through every detail, each woman who comes to Tue.Gather would feel special and know just how loved they are.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag 3 friends who need the gift of Tue.Gather in their lives!!! ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tuegather  #dec4 
So simple yet so powerful! The smallest shifts can create massive impact. Choose positivity it’s incredible what that choice can create 🥰🙏🏼❤️
So simple yet so powerful! The smallest shifts can create massive impact. Choose positivity it’s incredible what that choice can create 🥰🙏🏼❤️
Certain times of the day
the sun shines in such a way 
filling up every space with pure life. 
I love the nature of light. 
The gift it has to illuminate all that it reaches.

Even me.
Even you.
Certain times of the day the sun shines in such a way filling up every space with pure life. I love the nature of light. The gift it has to illuminate all that it reaches. Even me. Even you.
One in the same.
One in the same.
UGH I JUST LOVE MY JOB 😭❤️ I just got done with an amazing engagement session for the cutest babes, and wow we just had so much fun running around the city! Literally trying to plan a trip up to Canada ASAP to hang out with them again, and hopefully I’ll get to tag along on their Thai Land adventures 😉
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Now I’m chillin in an Uber headed downtown to get wine (at @winedownsf DUH!) with one of my sweet wedding couples and I’m so excited to finally meet them in person!!! I can’t wait for their gorgeous redwood wedding next year 😍
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I am so thankful I get to hang out with the most WONDERFUL people on this whole planet, AND document their love!!! Like, can this get any better!? Because I don’t think it can. ☀️
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Thanks for the bts @shannonmaybrown 🙌🏻📸
UGH I JUST LOVE MY JOB 😭❤️ I just got done with an amazing engagement session for the cutest babes, and wow we just had so much fun running around the city! Literally trying to plan a trip up to Canada ASAP to hang out with them again, and hopefully I’ll get to tag along on their Thai Land adventures 😉 . Now I’m chillin in an Uber headed downtown to get wine (at @winedownsf DUH!) with one of my sweet wedding couples and I’m so excited to finally meet them in person!!! I can’t wait for their gorgeous redwood wedding next year 😍 . I am so thankful I get to hang out with the most WONDERFUL people on this whole planet, AND document their love!!! Like, can this get any better!? Because I don’t think it can. ☀️ . Thanks for the bts @shannonmaybrown 🙌🏻📸
There’s just something about stopping & appreciating the seasons that i have learned to embrace in my adult years. I love my burnt orange fall wonderland!
🍂🍁🍂Soaking up the last few days of my #falldecor before all things glitter woodland Christmas hits the Lewis house✨🌲✨
There’s just something about stopping & appreciating the seasons that i have learned to embrace in my adult years. I love my burnt orange fall wonderland! 🍂🍁🍂Soaking up the last few days of my #falldecor  before all things glitter woodland Christmas hits the Lewis house✨🌲✨
A fabulous gift for the holidays or any time!  Small Squares with Mighty Words. 💕 50 cards—>100 verses with a cute wooden stand. It will make your heart happy. 💕 #boutiqueshopping #downtownapex #thedoodlingbug #nc #blessed #hope #lifelivedbeautifully #Godstimeisperfect #Proverbs31 #shoplocal #shopsmall #apex #gifts #raleigh #cary #durham
Transformation Tuesday.

Do you ever hate where you’re at? 
Maybe you struggle with weight. Maybe you struggle with nutrition. Maybe you absolutely hate exercising. Maybe you dont know where to start and it all just seems SO overwhelming.... Anyone? 🙋🙋 Drop me an emoji if you can relate. That was me. 
2 years ago, I was 30 pounds overweight. I HATED who I saw in the mirror, and I hated the lazy, unconfident, unmotivated person I had become. It wasn’t me. The picture on the left? That isn’t a true reflection of me. That was someone who had the weight of the world on her shoulders. On the right? That was me at my lowest weight. Super motivated, strong, recognized my weaknesses and my reasons for wanting to be healthy and fit FAR outweighed my lame excuses. I realized I was so much stronger  I thought - both mentally and physically. I just had to believe in myself. 
People...if you’re watching my journey and thinking “I wish I could do that…” let me tell you that you can. I can say that with full confidence because I’ve been in your shoes. I’ve been that person who watched others transform their lives and I hated on them. I judged. I thought it must be easy for them...but you know what? It’s not. It’s hard. Really freakin hard but it’s 100% worth it! 
If you’re ready to start, hit me up. I provide you with everything you need, including accountability because we know how easy it is to say you’ll do something and then just not show up. 
Make the choice to show up for yourself today.
Your future self will thank you..
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#workoutforyou #transformationtuesday #goodvibesonly #transformyourmind #healthandfitness #healthylifestyle #fitnessisalifestyle #naturallycurlyhair #allaboutbalance #chooseyoursqaud #ichoosetobewell #lifelivedbeautifully #hereforthefood #whynotyou #20something #allthesingleladies #positivityiskey #positivevibes #transformationbeginswithyou #mindfulness  #motivation #livetothefullest #livehealthy  #noexcuses  #womeninspiringwomen #womenempoweringwomen
Transformation Tuesday. Do you ever hate where you’re at? Maybe you struggle with weight. Maybe you struggle with nutrition. Maybe you absolutely hate exercising. Maybe you dont know where to start and it all just seems SO overwhelming.... Anyone? 🙋🙋 Drop me an emoji if you can relate. That was me. 2 years ago, I was 30 pounds overweight. I HATED who I saw in the mirror, and I hated the lazy, unconfident, unmotivated person I had become. It wasn’t me. The picture on the left? That isn’t a true reflection of me. That was someone who had the weight of the world on her shoulders. On the right? That was me at my lowest weight. Super motivated, strong, recognized my weaknesses and my reasons for wanting to be healthy and fit FAR outweighed my lame excuses. I realized I was so much stronger I thought - both mentally and physically. I just had to believe in myself. People...if you’re watching my journey and thinking “I wish I could do that…” let me tell you that you can. I can say that with full confidence because I’ve been in your shoes. I’ve been that person who watched others transform their lives and I hated on them. I judged. I thought it must be easy for them...but you know what? It’s not. It’s hard. Really freakin hard but it’s 100% worth it! If you’re ready to start, hit me up. I provide you with everything you need, including accountability because we know how easy it is to say you’ll do something and then just not show up. Make the choice to show up for yourself today. Your future self will thank you.. . . . #workoutforyou  #transformationtuesday  #goodvibesonly  #transformyourmind  #healthandfitness  #healthylifestyle  #fitnessisalifestyle  #naturallycurlyhair  #allaboutbalance  #chooseyoursqaud  #ichoosetobewell  #lifelivedbeautifully  #hereforthefood  #whynotyou  #20something  #allthesingleladies  #positivityiskey  #positivevibes  #transformationbeginswithyou  #mindfulness  #motivation  #livetothefullest  #livehealthy  #noexcuses  #womeninspiringwomen  #womenempoweringwomen 
Ready for advent? Make sure you join our FB group (Scripture Art and Journaling) to get our advent devotional for *free*. It’s designed for bible journaling, so you get plenty of printables and design elements to work with. I’m super pleased with the way my end came out (design and illustration) and simply blown away by the content from @faith_seeds - it is focused on the Incarnation and just super engaging and exciting - truly Spirit filled ❤️ I pray the Lord’s would use this devotional in a mighty way! “Come and See!” .
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Ready for advent? Make sure you join our FB group (Scripture Art and Journaling) to get our advent devotional for *free*. It’s designed for bible journaling, so you get plenty of printables and design elements to work with. I’m super pleased with the way my end came out (design and illustration) and simply blown away by the content from @faith_seeds - it is focused on the Incarnation and just super engaging and exciting - truly Spirit filled ❤️ I pray the Lord’s would use this devotional in a mighty way! “Come and See!” . . . . . . . . . . #gracemakers  #thegraceletters  #societyofbiblepainters  #beautifulcover  #choosejoy  #christiancreative  #calledtobecreative  #createdtocreate  #lifelivedbeautifully  #bedeeeplyrooted  #biblejournalingcommunity  #biblejournaling  #lampandlight  #shepaintstruth  #shereadstruth  #beautifulbible  #christiancommunity  #womenintheword  #paintedbible  #letteringhislove  #letteryourfaith  #illustratedfaith  #illustratedfaithcommunity  #advent  #adventcalendar  #adventdevotional  #communityofchristiancreatives 
I have a thing for tea towels. Just for decoration. Like, don’t you dare use my tea towels or I’ll throw down! I’ve also developed a thing for tidy counters. One corner of functional clutter is acceptable. Any more and anxiety ensues. Oh, except for cookies. Cookies on counters are always allowed. Welcome to my world, people. 🤷🏻‍♀️💛
I have a thing for tea towels. Just for decoration. Like, don’t you dare use my tea towels or I’ll throw down! I’ve also developed a thing for tidy counters. One corner of functional clutter is acceptable. Any more and anxiety ensues. Oh, except for cookies. Cookies on counters are always allowed. Welcome to my world, people. 🤷🏻‍♀️💛
FINAL CALL! 📣 Last chance to grab these brand new men’s Scripture cards at the discounted price. Tomorrow morning they will be at the regular price! Grab some gifts for the men in your life!
FINAL CALL! 📣 Last chance to grab these brand new men’s Scripture cards at the discounted price. Tomorrow morning they will be at the regular price! Grab some gifts for the men in your life!
The next few days have so much content potential! Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday - there's so much opportunity for you to create content to not only connect with your audience, but also sell to them! While social media is all about serving, and not selling, you can use these days designated for deals as an opportunity to sell. Think about providing a small discount or deal for your followers, getting them engaged with your brand and your products. ⠀
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Will you be providing Black Friday deals this year? Or just looking to score your own? 😉⠀
The next few days have so much content potential! Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday - there's so much opportunity for you to create content to not only connect with your audience, but also sell to them! While social media is all about serving, and not selling, you can use these days designated for deals as an opportunity to sell. Think about providing a small discount or deal for your followers, getting them engaged with your brand and your products. ⠀ ⠀ Will you be providing Black Friday deals this year? Or just looking to score your own? 😉⠀
Hi, me here, still with the pumpkins and not hanging wreaths. 😉 Devin and I just started watching The Good Place (Kristen Bell is my girl crush, ever since she was Veronica Mars!!! Anyone else watch that?!), and I’m so thankful for our evenings curled up watching a new show together. What are you thankful for today? (Or what are you watching? I’d love to hear!) •
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Hi, me here, still with the pumpkins and not hanging wreaths. 😉 Devin and I just started watching The Good Place (Kristen Bell is my girl crush, ever since she was Veronica Mars!!! Anyone else watch that?!), and I’m so thankful for our evenings curled up watching a new show together. What are you thankful for today? (Or what are you watching? I’d love to hear!) • • • • • #soloverly  #purposefulliving  #findingfoundation  #feelfreefeed  #lifelivedbeautifully  #yourinfluence  #thehappynow  #thegoodlife  #withgracemovement  #communityovercompetition  #cultivatekindness  #petitejoys  #thatauthenticfeeling  #livethelittlethings  #theinstagramlab  #joyfulmamas  #justmamas  #lessworkmorelife  #momentsofmine  #wholeheartedliving  #sharetheeverymom  #aquietstyle  #thesparklediaries  #motherhoodinspired  #honestmotherhood 
Tis the season of GRATITUDE. What are you gratitude for? Who are you grateful for? ⠀
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Treat yourself and your loved ones to mindful gifts that’ll enhance their self care practices and benefit their wellness - stop by our boutique this weekend during #SmallBusinessSaturday to give back to your community and your loved ones. ⠀
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RSVP for our Holiday Soiree + Sale this Saturday November 24th, from 9am - 2pm using the link in our bio! ✨
Tis the season of GRATITUDE. What are you gratitude for? Who are you grateful for? ⠀ ⠀ Treat yourself and your loved ones to mindful gifts that’ll enhance their self care practices and benefit their wellness - stop by our boutique this weekend during #SmallBusinessSaturday  to give back to your community and your loved ones. ⠀ ⠀ RSVP for our Holiday Soiree + Sale this Saturday November 24th, from 9am - 2pm using the link in our bio! ✨
(2) Tag 4 women who have inspired your walk with Jesus! Whether you’ve met them or not, whether they are famous or your next door neighbor...let them know you honor & appreciate them! All who participate will be entered into a drawing for this special Thanksgiving gift. {Makeup Travel Bag, Holiday Lip Gloss, 2 Bath Salts, Joyce Meyer Devotional, Idea Journal} 👑
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“Dear tagged person,  You are so loved and respected. You inspire people’s walk with Jesus everywhere you go. You make this world a better place simply by being you. Your compassionate heart, the way you serve people, and your beautiful smile remind us all what life is about. I hope that you know I am rooting for you & praying that your holiday season is full of blessings and favorable moments.” 💕

My 4 tags are: @joycemeyer @nataliegrant @robingunn @christinecaine 
Who are yours??? 🔥
(2) Tag 4 women who have inspired your walk with Jesus! Whether you’ve met them or not, whether they are famous or your next door neighbor...let them know you honor & appreciate them! All who participate will be entered into a drawing for this special Thanksgiving gift. {Makeup Travel Bag, Holiday Lip Gloss, 2 Bath Salts, Joyce Meyer Devotional, Idea Journal} 👑 . . “Dear tagged person, You are so loved and respected. You inspire people’s walk with Jesus everywhere you go. You make this world a better place simply by being you. Your compassionate heart, the way you serve people, and your beautiful smile remind us all what life is about. I hope that you know I am rooting for you & praying that your holiday season is full of blessings and favorable moments.” 💕 My 4 tags are: @joycemeyer @nataliegrant @robingunn @christinecaine Who are yours??? 🔥
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦💏Live the gospel in the things that no one sees. Sacrifice for your children in places that only they will know about. Put their value ahead of yours. Grow them up in the clean air of gospel living. Your testimony to the gospel in the little details of your life is more valuable to them than you can imagine. If you tell them the gospel, but live to yourself, they will never believe it. Give your life for theirs every day, joyfully. Lay down pettiness. Lay down fussiness. Lay down resentment about the dishes, about the laundry, about how no one knows how hard you work.
Stop clinging to yourself and cling to the cross. There is more joy and more life and more laughter on the other side of death than you can possibly carry alone.🙇🏽‍♀️
-Rachel Jankovic
📫READY TO HANG WALL BANNERS AT THE LINK IN OUR BIO📫⬆️⬆️⬆️
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👨‍👩‍👧‍👦💏Live the gospel in the things that no one sees. Sacrifice for your children in places that only they will know about. Put their value ahead of yours. Grow them up in the clean air of gospel living. Your testimony to the gospel in the little details of your life is more valuable to them than you can imagine. If you tell them the gospel, but live to yourself, they will never believe it. Give your life for theirs every day, joyfully. Lay down pettiness. Lay down fussiness. Lay down resentment about the dishes, about the laundry, about how no one knows how hard you work. Stop clinging to yourself and cling to the cross. There is more joy and more life and more laughter on the other side of death than you can possibly carry alone.🙇🏽‍♀️ -Rachel Jankovic 📫READY TO HANG WALL BANNERS AT THE LINK IN OUR BIO📫⬆️⬆️⬆️ ° ° ° ° ° ° #wordbecamefleshshop #solideogloria #reformedtheology #reformedmama #Christian #abeautifulmess #lifelivedbeautifully #reformed #soulscripts #raisingdisciples #homeschoolingfamily #homeschoolmama #homeeducator #documentyourdays #writeyouonmyheart #handmade #belovedlife #illustratedfaith #handmade #shopsmallms #etsy #etsyshop #creativebusiness #motherhoodunited #christiancreative #risingtidesociety #shepaintstruth #motherhoodsimplified #smallbusinesslove #reformedart #etsychristmas 
"In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead."
-Colossians 2:11-12
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"In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead." -Colossians 2:11-12 ° ° ° ° ° ° ° #wordbecamefleshshop #solideogloria #reformedtheology #reformedmama #Christian #abeautifulmess #lifelivedbeautifully #soulscripts #raisingdisciples #homeschoolingfamily #365homeschool #homeschoolmama #documentyourdays #writeyouonmyheart #dailyparenting #handmade #belovedlife #illustratedfaith #handmade #shopsmallms #etsy #etsyshop #creativebusiness #motherhoodunited #christiancreative #risingtidesociety #shepaintstruth #motherhoodissanctifying #motherhoodsimplified #smallbusinesslove #handmade #reformedart 
You don't have to have a lot of money to lead a rich life. Good friends & a loving family are worth their weight in gold.
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Thankful for both after a wonderfully fulfilling time at our church's family camp. Love doing life with these people!
You don't have to have a lot of money to lead a rich life. Good friends & a loving family are worth their weight in gold. . Thankful for both after a wonderfully fulfilling time at our church's family camp. Love doing life with these people!
I am so ecstatic to present GraceTalks! Each week I will come to you all with real-life topics that are socially relatable, but keeps Christ at the center of each conversation. We are human, we are real, and we are imperfect, but that makes us perfect in God’s sight. Each week we’re going to come together and let God’s Grace do the talking. #LIFEOFCYN
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I am so ecstatic to present GraceTalks! Each week I will come to you all with real-life topics that are socially relatable, but keeps Christ at the center of each conversation. We are human, we are real, and we are imperfect, but that makes us perfect in God’s sight. Each week we’re going to come together and let God’s Grace do the talking. #LIFEOFCYN  . . . . . #shereadstruth  #bedeeplyrooted  #lampandlight  #womenintheword  #christianblogger  #wellwateredwomen  #sheislight  #givemejesus  #soulscripts  #gritandvirtue  #goodnewsfeed  #propelwomen  #faithblogger  #christiancreative  #christianwomen  #thatsdarling  #biblestudy  #biblejournaling  #womenoftheword  #wordbeforeworld  #bibleverse  #gracemakers  #flashesofdelight  #savedbygrace  #lifelivedbeautifully  #womeninministry  #christianlife  #shareyourheart  #blessedisshe 
Look at these cute angel wing ornaments!! We are having a Black Friday sale so be on the look out! Thank you for loving your people so well 💙
Look at these cute angel wing ornaments!! We are having a Black Friday sale so be on the look out! Thank you for loving your people so well 💙
The other morning I was just thinking about how far God has brought my blog.  I mean, a year ago, I was happy if more than 4 people read my blog in a day.  Now hundreds of girls read it per day 😭💜 Grateful is an understatement.  Honestly though, it has not been easy.  There have been times when posts felt too vulnerable to hit “publish” but I did it anyways because I knew God wanted me to.  The posts that I really felt God lay on my heart to write are the ones that have grown my blog the most.

Just thinking about how 16 or 17-year old me would not believe how much ATAM has grown 😍  God is so faithful!! He honors obedience.  And this isn’t just true in blogging but in all areas of life.  I’m not here preaching a prosperity gospel by any means, but I am preaching that God is full of blessings, He is for us, and He is so faithful.

I wanna know, where has God been faithful in your life??
The other morning I was just thinking about how far God has brought my blog. I mean, a year ago, I was happy if more than 4 people read my blog in a day. Now hundreds of girls read it per day 😭💜 Grateful is an understatement. Honestly though, it has not been easy. There have been times when posts felt too vulnerable to hit “publish” but I did it anyways because I knew God wanted me to. The posts that I really felt God lay on my heart to write are the ones that have grown my blog the most. Just thinking about how 16 or 17-year old me would not believe how much ATAM has grown 😍 God is so faithful!! He honors obedience. And this isn’t just true in blogging but in all areas of life. I’m not here preaching a prosperity gospel by any means, but I am preaching that God is full of blessings, He is for us, and He is so faithful. I wanna know, where has God been faithful in your life??
Best. Mail. Day. 
One thing I'm thankful for this year, the safety I feel in knowing that what we use in our home is actually good for us. I love that I'm given all of the tools I need to make my own, affordable goodies and it's all sent straight to my doorstep. 
Give you and your family the gift of health, the benefits of toxin free living. 
Make sure to stop by here for your essential oils kit when black Friday shopping! It's the perfect time to grab a deal and ditch the chemicals in your home. .
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Best. Mail. Day. One thing I'm thankful for this year, the safety I feel in knowing that what we use in our home is actually good for us. I love that I'm given all of the tools I need to make my own, affordable goodies and it's all sent straight to my doorstep. Give you and your family the gift of health, the benefits of toxin free living. Make sure to stop by here for your essential oils kit when black Friday shopping! It's the perfect time to grab a deal and ditch the chemicals in your home. . . . . . . . . . . . . #lighroom  #adobelightroom  #home  #wellnessbox  #youngliving  #essentialoils  #oils  #essentialrewards  #thegiftofwellness  #toxinfree  #healthyliving  #blackfriday  #blackfridaydeal  #holidayweekend  #lifelivedbeautifully  #joyfulmoments  #thankful  #goodvibes 
I’ve been off coffee for nearly a month and I can’t deny that I actually had more energy when I stopped drinking it. It was a lot easier for me than my husband (he opted to quit when I did although I insisted he didn’t have to) but he has been exercising more since he quit caffeine - so we are seeing some positive changes. To be honest, I didn’t quit coffee on purpose. The opportunity presented itself and I just committed. I didn’t expect anything to change (except for Starbucks being sad for losing my daily donation) but sometimes we just have to trust in the path God leads us down, without a reason or a plan. I was going to get rid of our coffee machines but then I remembered...hot chocolate! ☕️#lifelivedbeautifully #calledtobecreative #documentlife #letthembelittle #honestmotherhood #christianblogger #choosejoy #Biblestudymoments #seekHimfirst #wellwateredwomen #prayerjournal #biblejournaling #illustratedfaith #biblejournalingcommunity #christiancreatives #christianblogger #christianmom #makeithappen #givemeJesus #pursuitcommunity #sheworksHisway #shereadstruth #momlife #mommylife #mommyblogger #dailyparenting #bloggerlife
I’ve been off coffee for nearly a month and I can’t deny that I actually had more energy when I stopped drinking it. It was a lot easier for me than my husband (he opted to quit when I did although I insisted he didn’t have to) but he has been exercising more since he quit caffeine - so we are seeing some positive changes. To be honest, I didn’t quit coffee on purpose. The opportunity presented itself and I just committed. I didn’t expect anything to change (except for Starbucks being sad for losing my daily donation) but sometimes we just have to trust in the path God leads us down, without a reason or a plan. I was going to get rid of our coffee machines but then I remembered...hot chocolate! ☕️#lifelivedbeautifully  #calledtobecreative  #documentlife  #letthembelittle  #honestmotherhood  #christianblogger  #choosejoy  #Biblestudymoments  #seekHimfirst  #wellwateredwomen  #prayerjournal  #biblejournaling  #illustratedfaith  #biblejournalingcommunity  #christiancreatives  #christianblogger  #christianmom  #makeithappen  #givemeJesus  #pursuitcommunity  #sheworksHisway  #shereadstruth  #momlife  #mommylife  #mommyblogger  #dailyparenting  #bloggerlife 
The Grace Mugs are currently SOLD OUT 😱 (you guys, I can’t even deal with this, I had ordered d.o.u.b.l.e the preorders, holy crap I love you). I’m putting in another order ASAP so get your pre-order in if you want to make sure you’ll get one this time!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the mean time, this is happening over on Facebook. You mighttt want to check it out 😉 link in bio (if you order a mug and win the giveaway, shoot me a message and I’ll refund ya, no problem).
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Only a couple more blemished mugs hanging out in the shop, don’t forget those lil homies!
The Grace Mugs are currently SOLD OUT 😱 (you guys, I can’t even deal with this, I had ordered d.o.u.b.l.e the preorders, holy crap I love you). I’m putting in another order ASAP so get your pre-order in if you want to make sure you’ll get one this time!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the mean time, this is happening over on Facebook. You mighttt want to check it out 😉 link in bio (if you order a mug and win the giveaway, shoot me a message and I’ll refund ya, no problem). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Only a couple more blemished mugs hanging out in the shop, don’t forget those lil homies!
In the gap of feedback, we make our own meanings... .
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When someone doesn’t tell us what they think;
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When we haven’t bought our ideas or products to the market for feedback in the right way... we create our own meanings. .
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The meanings that we make in the gap of feedback are almost never helpful, or true. .
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In the gap of feedback, we make our own meanings... . . When someone doesn’t tell us what they think; . When a group of people aren’t forward with their opinions; . When we haven’t bought our ideas or products to the market for feedback in the right way... we create our own meanings. . . The meanings that we make in the gap of feedback are almost never helpful, or true. . . They are usually based on our own insecurities & fears. . . The problem is, these meanings feel like truth, that we then base decisions on... . To not show up as ourselves; . To pull away from relationships; . To give up on an idea or product for the wrong reasons. . . All because we created a meaning that wasn’t true... . . The meaning you make, matters... xx
Are you going through troubled waters now?
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Grab His hand and rely on Him🙏🙏🙏
Are you going through troubled waters now? . Remember God will never give us more than we can handle. May not feel like that now, but He promises to get us through anything. . Grab His hand and rely on Him🙏🙏🙏
You’d expect a long bath with salts and rose petals to be somewhat relaxing, hey? Well, that’s not how it went down when I tried to enjoy one recently..I’ll spare you some of the gory details but I’m just gonna say this..... rose petals for baths should come with a warning and since they don’t I’ll share mine with you  because I’m a good friend and I’ve gotcha back....You’re welcome!😘
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7 reasons not to have a rose petal bath (the night before your house inspection 😉👍)... .
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3. Rose petals quickly change from delicate, exotic agents of relaxation to something that looks like the chunks that kids blow when the little darlings aren’t well or cornflakes....Just to maintain some class we’ll go with cornflakes 😉
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5. When you finally clamber out of the bath (elegant right?) you’ll be covered in soggy cornflake rose petals and your towel will then gladly assist you in rolling them into soggy little missiles that will decorate your bathroom floor from one corner to the other in five seconds flat
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6. Your beautiful clean bath will also be covered in the wretched things and you’ll spend the next 30 mins trying to remove them subsequently de-relaxing (is that even a word?) yourself and that’s completely counterintuitive to what you’re trying to achieve .
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Sometimes you have to laugh or you’ll cry 😂 Hope it gave you a giggle. Have a beautiful day 🌿
You’d expect a long bath with salts and rose petals to be somewhat relaxing, hey? Well, that’s not how it went down when I tried to enjoy one recently..I’ll spare you some of the gory details but I’m just gonna say this..... rose petals for baths should come with a warning and since they don’t I’ll share mine with you because I’m a good friend and I’ve gotcha back....You’re welcome!😘 🌹 7 reasons not to have a rose petal bath (the night before your house inspection 😉👍)... . . 1. You don’t fit in the bathtub like you used to and if you’re lucky the water might just cover some of the things but none of the things you actually want it to cover . . 2. Rose petals will end up where no rose petal should ever go . . 3. Rose petals quickly change from delicate, exotic agents of relaxation to something that looks like the chunks that kids blow when the little darlings aren’t well or cornflakes....Just to maintain some class we’ll go with cornflakes 😉 . . 4. Cornflakes are hard to push down the drain . . 5. When you finally clamber out of the bath (elegant right?) you’ll be covered in soggy cornflake rose petals and your towel will then gladly assist you in rolling them into soggy little missiles that will decorate your bathroom floor from one corner to the other in five seconds flat . . 6. Your beautiful clean bath will also be covered in the wretched things and you’ll spend the next 30 mins trying to remove them subsequently de-relaxing (is that even a word?) yourself and that’s completely counterintuitive to what you’re trying to achieve . . 7. Not only will you make a mess of the main bathroom but you’ll drag the soggy little creeps all the way to your actual bathroom when you realise you still need a shower cause you are nowhere near clean and that’s where your loofah is . . Sometimes you have to laugh or you’ll cry 😂 Hope it gave you a giggle. Have a beautiful day 🌿
It’s good to read the Bible and ask questions. Which is ironic, because the question I was asking today is this: what’s the difference between honest doubt that is healthy questioning leading to deeper faith, and skeptical doubt that presents as questioning but is actually complaining? In verses 41-43 and 60-61 Jesus calls out his followers for complaining twice. Deep stuff to ponder today. #givemejesusjournal
It’s good to read the Bible and ask questions. Which is ironic, because the question I was asking today is this: what’s the difference between honest doubt that is healthy questioning leading to deeper faith, and skeptical doubt that presents as questioning but is actually complaining? In verses 41-43 and 60-61 Jesus calls out his followers for complaining twice. Deep stuff to ponder today. #givemejesusjournal 
This is Little Bit- she was my Granny’s dog. She never left her side- her favorite spot was in my Granny’s lap. And she spoil her rotten!! I got her when my Granny died in 2013. Since then Little Bit has lived in 3 houses and welcomed @theoilyoilman in the family. Sometimes when he gets aggravated with her, I like to remind him she was around before him ( I kid, I kid) . She loves being around people and also deals with FOMO a lot!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This is Little Bit- she was my Granny’s dog. She never left her side- her favorite spot was in my Granny’s lap. And she spoil her rotten!! I got her when my Granny died in 2013. Since then Little Bit has lived in 3 houses and welcomed @theoilyoilman in the family. Sometimes when he gets aggravated with her, I like to remind him she was around before him ( I kid, I kid) . She loves being around people and also deals with FOMO a lot!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’d love to hear about pets!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ihavethisthingwithpink  #habitandhome  #fuelyourpassion  #findyourpurpose  #adayinthelife  #turninganewleaf  #wellwateredwomen  #bedeeplyrooted  #mybeautifulmess  #makeyousmilestyle  #pursuewhatislovely  #goodnewsfeed  #ourtruehaven  #inmydomaine  #soloverly  #theartofslowliving  #theeverydayproject ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #theheartcaptured  #inspiremyinstagram  #daysofsmallthings ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #simpleandstill  #sacredordinarydays  #lifelivedbeautifully  #extraordinaryintheordinary  #liftupyoureyes  #theviewfromhere  #smallmomentofcalmi ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fromwhereistand  #amomentofwonder 
But would you believe, that as the sun pours through condensation-covered window panes, you are seen. This very moment Delight is your name and Peace is your sweater. 
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But would you believe, that as the sun pours through condensation-covered window panes, you are seen. This very moment Delight is your name and Peace is your sweater. This very moment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (from 08 Nov 2018) _ #whenthingsweresmall  #pencilsketches  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #authenticfrani  #handlettering  #wellnessweekend  #poetry  #poetrycommunity  #poetrybooks  #lifelivedbeautifully  #livefullyalive  #abidingartists  #bedeeplyrooted  #boldbraveyou  #encouragementgallery  #graceupongrace  #wellwateredwoman  #itiswell  #gritandvirtue  #creativeflow  #creativevibes  #creativeliving  #creativityfound  #delightandbe  #dailydoseofpaper  #artfullyseeking  #capturemycraft  #botanicalart  #calledtobecreative  #plantspiration 
Who says we can’t get into the Christmas spirit just a little early?! I’ve been obsessed with diffusing this combo recently.

With Orange {the happy oil}, Cinnamon {immune booster supreme}, and Spruce {grounding} oils, it brings the warm and happy smells inside my home without the toxic candles.

We didn’t cut our tree down just yet-it’s all tagged and ready for us.  We always a real tree. I love the fresh spruce smell it brings (not so much the shed of needles 🙈) and the tradition of going to pick one as a family.

Are you a fresh or faux tree person?
Who says we can’t get into the Christmas spirit just a little early?! I’ve been obsessed with diffusing this combo recently. With Orange {the happy oil}, Cinnamon {immune booster supreme}, and Spruce {grounding} oils, it brings the warm and happy smells inside my home without the toxic candles. We didn’t cut our tree down just yet-it’s all tagged and ready for us. We always a real tree. I love the fresh spruce smell it brings (not so much the shed of needles 🙈) and the tradition of going to pick one as a family. Are you a fresh or faux tree person?
Karaoke forever.✌🏼 #gloryinthemess #hallelujah
My homeschooling view.. a Mitch match sock one year old sitting on the table, a 3 year old writing her alphabet and a almost 6 year old painting a canvas... I rarely know what I’m doing.. I feel like we’re all bonkers sometimes but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love homeschooling them. It’s not for everyone but I’m so glad it’s for us!
My homeschooling view.. a Mitch match sock one year old sitting on the table, a 3 year old writing her alphabet and a almost 6 year old painting a canvas... I rarely know what I’m doing.. I feel like we’re all bonkers sometimes but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love homeschooling them. It’s not for everyone but I’m so glad it’s for us!
I was an only child growing up and seeing this bond of siblings is breathtaking to me. They embody every meaning of best friend. They are more than that though , much deeper and more  spiritually connected than I could have ever imagined. The bond of siblings, the bond of brothers is truly magical. They share that with our littlest boy but man is it hard to get them all in one picture. ✨✨✨✨ #joyfulmotherhood #mynameismama #lifelivedbeautifully #habitandhome #thehereandnow #ourcandidlife #livelifesimply #liveauthentic #thehappynow #theartofslowliving  #storiesofmylife #darlingdaily #inbeautyandchaos #eternalmotherhood #whimsicalwonderfulwild #bedeeplyrooted #kindlecuriosity #slowliving #stayandwander #seekthesimplicity #feelfreefeed #daysofsmallthings #uniteinmotherhood #raisingragamuffins #umh_kids #siblinghoodlove
I was an only child growing up and seeing this bond of siblings is breathtaking to me. They embody every meaning of best friend. They are more than that though , much deeper and more spiritually connected than I could have ever imagined. The bond of siblings, the bond of brothers is truly magical. They share that with our littlest boy but man is it hard to get them all in one picture. ✨✨✨✨ #joyfulmotherhood  #mynameismama  #lifelivedbeautifully  #habitandhome  #thehereandnow  #ourcandidlife  #livelifesimply  #liveauthentic  #thehappynow  #theartofslowliving  #storiesofmylife  #darlingdaily  #inbeautyandchaos  #eternalmotherhood  #whimsicalwonderfulwild  #bedeeplyrooted  #kindlecuriosity  #slowliving  #stayandwander  #seekthesimplicity  #feelfreefeed  #daysofsmallthings  #uniteinmotherhood  #raisingragamuffins  #umh_kids  #siblinghoodlove 
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice 🍂 #thebestcupcakeever
don’t underestimate your voice, your life.
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don’t underestimate your voice, your life. why? - you got something someone in this world is looking for. Jesus gives us this new life, new voice, new strength and which the chaotic moments in life. Moments in life we “wished” were over and wished are now turned into moments were it picks others up, gives them hope. So don’t keep quiet and be bold in Christ. - The world needs what you got! - - #thrivewhereistand  #abmlifeissweet  #abmlifeiscolorful  #lifelivedbeautifully  #calledtobecreative  #communityovercompetition  #womenintheword  #bedeeplyrooted  #propelwomen  #yourinfluence  #influencenet  #influencenetwork  #makeithappen  #givemeJesus  #faithinspired  #gracemakers 
The perfect color for the holidays. ❤️
Black Friday sale starts 6 am PST on Friday. Get ready!
The perfect color for the holidays. ❤️ Black Friday sale starts 6 am PST on Friday. Get ready!
G R A T I T U D E
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🙏🏻🦃GIVING THANKS 🦃🙏🏻
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I have tons to be thankful for this year. 🙏🏻 And today I was reminded of how grateful I am to have the privilege of encouraging other women to love well. 💕
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Several ladies joined me for the Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude bible study that ends TOMORROW. 👏🏼 I was so humbled to see other women join in something that I had never imagined creating.  If you were one of those ladies -THANK YOU! 😘
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🙏🏻🦃GIVING THANKS 🦃🙏🏻 • I have tons to be thankful for this year. 🙏🏻 And today I was reminded of how grateful I am to have the privilege of encouraging other women to love well. 💕 • Several ladies joined me for the Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude bible study that ends TOMORROW. 👏🏼 I was so humbled to see other women join in something that I had never imagined creating. If you were one of those ladies -THANK YOU! 😘 • If you’re still interested the study is available on my resources page for free! 🙌🏻 No email required. • So head on over and get in the thankful mindset before the holidays!! 🎁
Last week we visited many museums because we were so excited to learn more about Mexican culture. I remember wanting to come home to pour out the new knowledge to my husband and kids. 
It’s so important to always be learning especially about your own culture...and while you’re at it...maybe learn about another culture too. 😉
Last week we visited many museums because we were so excited to learn more about Mexican culture. I remember wanting to come home to pour out the new knowledge to my husband and kids. It’s so important to always be learning especially about your own culture...and while you’re at it...maybe learn about another culture too. 😉
Hazel in Hebrew (Hazā'ēl) means: God sees.
Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God.
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And Jesus has used these Hazel Grace eyes to remind me of just that. Just how God sees me and the people around me.
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So here’s an afternoon call to see yourself and others in the light of how Jesus sees you, under his saving grace and love!
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Hazel in Hebrew (Hazā'ēl) means: God sees. Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God. . And Jesus has used these Hazel Grace eyes to remind me of just that. Just how God sees me and the people around me. . It’s been a source of comfort, conviction, and motivation. . So here’s an afternoon call to see yourself and others in the light of how Jesus sees you, under his saving grace and love! . But not just see it, nod your head and wave at it, but live a different life BECAUSE OF IT!
We are reflecting on all our blessings this week, and we have SO much to be thankful for! ❤️ Family, friends, love, joy and a fierce community of support! We are so grateful! Hope you are having a happy thanksgiving week, sweet friends! 🦃 Tell me a few things your thankful for below! ❤️
We are reflecting on all our blessings this week, and we have SO much to be thankful for! ❤️ Family, friends, love, joy and a fierce community of support! We are so grateful! Hope you are having a happy thanksgiving week, sweet friends! 🦃 Tell me a few things your thankful for below! ❤️
Thankfulness is such a key to a happy life. Let's be people that live grateful, that express our appreciation to others well and often, and that are consistantly thankful for all God is doing in our lives. 💗

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Thankfulness is such a key to a happy life. Let's be people that live grateful, that express our appreciation to others well and often, and that are consistantly thankful for all God is doing in our lives. 💗 #my_faith_garden 
I miss golfing. With my man. On warm afternoons. 🏌🏽‍♀️ #lifelivedbeautifully •
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“There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.”- Elizabeth Gilbert 🌿
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“There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.”- Elizabeth Gilbert 🌿 • • Hit the link in my bio 🌸. • • • 📸 via @katherinedorrington. • #alignedkinesiology  #womenempoweringwomen  #mindsetiseverything  #mindset  #motivation  #bossbabe  #selfempowerment  #womanempowerment  #naturalhealthrevolution  #holistichealth  #healthylifestyle  #health  #wellness #wellbeing  #holistichealth  #mentalhealth  #inspiration  #dailyreminder  #positivevibes  #instagood  #girlbossesau  #loveyourself  #beabetteryou  #lifelivedbeautifully  #lifepurpose  #quotestoliveby  #wellbeing  #healthyspirit  #modernspiritculture 
Sitting down this afternoon to enjoy this delicious turmeric latte! It's such a great way to get the anti-inflamatory properties of turmeric, but in a great tasting way. It also has cinnamon and ginger which help fight inflammation too. 
Check out my story for the recipe!
Sitting down this afternoon to enjoy this delicious turmeric latte! It's such a great way to get the anti-inflamatory properties of turmeric, but in a great tasting way. It also has cinnamon and ginger which help fight inflammation too. Check out my story for the recipe!
Four words: Slow Cooker Mulled Wine. Because there’s nothing quite like a delicious warm cocktail on a freezing cold night.
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In the spirit of keeping things easy, this drink only takes five minutes to prepare—giving you more time to relax with your people!
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INGREDIENTS
• 750 ml (1 bottle) red wine (a sweet varietal works best - Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot are great choices)
• 2 cups fresh apple cider
• ¼ cup honey
• 1 orange zested and juiced
• 5 whole cloves
• 4 cardamom pods
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 1 whole star anise
• Orange slices for garnish
• Cinnamon sticks for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Pour red wine, apple cider, honey, orange zest, and orange juice into slow cooker and stir.
2. Add whole cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.
3. Cook on low, approximately 30 minutes.
4. Once warm, ladle into mugs. Serve with an orange slice and cinnamon stick for garnish.
Four words: Slow Cooker Mulled Wine. Because there’s nothing quite like a delicious warm cocktail on a freezing cold night. . In the spirit of keeping things easy, this drink only takes five minutes to prepare—giving you more time to relax with your people! . INGREDIENTS • 750 ml (1 bottle) red wine (a sweet varietal works best - Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot are great choices) • 2 cups fresh apple cider • ¼ cup honey • 1 orange zested and juiced • 5 whole cloves • 4 cardamom pods • 2 cinnamon sticks • 1 whole star anise • Orange slices for garnish • Cinnamon sticks for garnish INSTRUCTIONS 1. Pour red wine, apple cider, honey, orange zest, and orange juice into slow cooker and stir. 2. Add whole cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. 3. Cook on low, approximately 30 minutes. 4. Once warm, ladle into mugs. Serve with an orange slice and cinnamon stick for garnish.
Sweet surrender. Maybe I just really love alliterations. Maybe I enjoy the word *sweet* because it rolls off my tongue so nicely lately. Maybe I like sweet & surrender because it softens the surrender part. ;) But I’ve talked to God lately about how sweet He is to me. Is that word even ample to describe it? Sweet is the tenderness of His hand on our life. Sweet is the comfort that there’s no doubt that I am the apple of His eye. YOU are the apple of His eye. Sweet is the spark in my soul to walk confident in His call out of full on assurance that He is good. Yes. Sweet describes His goodness even when I am not in a good place.
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Today I choose sweet surrender. Because when I release the tight grip, with open hands I receive and know and live in all of who God is. And in that I am free to receive the fullness of His sweet gifts... mercy and forgiveness. His sweet love and perfect wisdom. And all this I would miss out on if not for sweet surrender. Let me know how this sits on your heart today, k? Let’s chat!
Sweet surrender. Maybe I just really love alliterations. Maybe I enjoy the word *sweet* because it rolls off my tongue so nicely lately. Maybe I like sweet & surrender because it softens the surrender part. ;) But I’ve talked to God lately about how sweet He is to me. Is that word even ample to describe it? Sweet is the tenderness of His hand on our life. Sweet is the comfort that there’s no doubt that I am the apple of His eye. YOU are the apple of His eye. Sweet is the spark in my soul to walk confident in His call out of full on assurance that He is good. Yes. Sweet describes His goodness even when I am not in a good place. . Today I choose sweet surrender. Because when I release the tight grip, with open hands I receive and know and live in all of who God is. And in that I am free to receive the fullness of His sweet gifts... mercy and forgiveness. His sweet love and perfect wisdom. And all this I would miss out on if not for sweet surrender. Let me know how this sits on your heart today, k? Let’s chat!
"Away" is a place where it's not about the money you spend. It's about the moments you share.
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This marked the 6th fall church camp for Marty & Alex. Kyle was thankful to join the church RAs a few years later when he was old enough, & Kate & I tagged along last year when it became family camp.
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What fun to have this getaway to look forward to each year. It kicks off the Thanksgiving holiday perfectly, investing time in family & friends, slowing down, revelling in God's creation, & appreciating the basics of life.
"Away" is a place where it's not about the money you spend. It's about the moments you share. . This marked the 6th fall church camp for Marty & Alex. Kyle was thankful to join the church RAs a few years later when he was old enough, & Kate & I tagged along last year when it became family camp. . What fun to have this getaway to look forward to each year. It kicks off the Thanksgiving holiday perfectly, investing time in family & friends, slowing down, revelling in God's creation, & appreciating the basics of life.
Es war ein intensives und aufwühlendes Wochenende, das ein intensives und aufwühlendes Jahr abgeschlossen hat. Mein Ehrenamtskurs bei den Maltesern endete am Sonntagnachmittag und ich bin nun stolze Besitzerin zweier Zertifikate, die es mir erlauben, sowohl Erwachsene als auch Kinder und Jugendliche im Sterbeprozess zu begleiten. ✨
Nach 3 Tagen Abschlusswochenende kam ich also nach Hause; glücklich, stolz, k.o. und irgendwie ein neuer Mensch mit neuen Standpunkten. Philipp kochte eine unglaubliche Rote-Beete-Suppe (Erdung und so...), wir setzten uns hin und redeten: Würdest du mich pflegen? Kannst du das überhaupt? Wann ist jemand wirklich tot und was heißt das überhaupt? Würdest du mich die erlaubten 48 Stunden noch zu Hause behalten? Auch über Nacht? Wäre es ok für dich, mich dann ein letztes Mal zu waschen? Nein, ich möchte kein Organspender sein (und im Umkehrschluss auch kein neues Organ empfangen). Bestattung, Trauerfeier, Sterbeversicherung. Vielleicht sollten wir irgendwann unsere eigenen Urnen kaufen und bemalen? Ich möchte unbedingt einen gemeinsamen Ort festlegen, damit ich in der Ewigkeit neben dir liegen kann. Und so weiter. Ich habe also versucht, dieses wichtige Thema aus der Begleitung fremder Personen ins Private zu holen und fühle mich jetzt eine Trillion Kilo leichter. 💫
Es war ein intensives und aufwühlendes Wochenende, das ein intensives und aufwühlendes Jahr abgeschlossen hat. Mein Ehrenamtskurs bei den Maltesern endete am Sonntagnachmittag und ich bin nun stolze Besitzerin zweier Zertifikate, die es mir erlauben, sowohl Erwachsene als auch Kinder und Jugendliche im Sterbeprozess zu begleiten. ✨ Nach 3 Tagen Abschlusswochenende kam ich also nach Hause; glücklich, stolz, k.o. und irgendwie ein neuer Mensch mit neuen Standpunkten. Philipp kochte eine unglaubliche Rote-Beete-Suppe (Erdung und so...), wir setzten uns hin und redeten: Würdest du mich pflegen? Kannst du das überhaupt? Wann ist jemand wirklich tot und was heißt das überhaupt? Würdest du mich die erlaubten 48 Stunden noch zu Hause behalten? Auch über Nacht? Wäre es ok für dich, mich dann ein letztes Mal zu waschen? Nein, ich möchte kein Organspender sein (und im Umkehrschluss auch kein neues Organ empfangen). Bestattung, Trauerfeier, Sterbeversicherung. Vielleicht sollten wir irgendwann unsere eigenen Urnen kaufen und bemalen? Ich möchte unbedingt einen gemeinsamen Ort festlegen, damit ich in der Ewigkeit neben dir liegen kann. Und so weiter. Ich habe also versucht, dieses wichtige Thema aus der Begleitung fremder Personen ins Private zu holen und fühle mich jetzt eine Trillion Kilo leichter. 💫
Day two of #justacard week is all about using the @justacard logo and spreading the word about this campaign which came about when designer @sarahhamiltonprints saw the quote 'if everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open' 
This resonates with me as our village post office closed a couple of months ago as it just wasn't getting enough customers, I've heard so many people since saying what a shame it is that it had to close although they never used it themselves and this is the point...the smallest purchase from an independent business is hugely important and makes a big difference. So I would encourage you to buy from small businesses, independent designers and makers, buy local and support your local high street and village shop!
And can I just say a big thank you to you all for following my work, liking and commenting it means so much. Lucy x
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#indieweek #buyfromthemaker #justacardweek #lifelivedbeautifully #creativelife #illustrator #illustration #illustratedlife #arteveryday #inspiremyinstagram #onmydesk #lucylaylanddesign #shopindependent #digitalart #digitalillustration
Day two of #justacard  week is all about using the @justacard logo and spreading the word about this campaign which came about when designer @sarahhamiltonprints saw the quote 'if everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open' This resonates with me as our village post office closed a couple of months ago as it just wasn't getting enough customers, I've heard so many people since saying what a shame it is that it had to close although they never used it themselves and this is the point...the smallest purchase from an independent business is hugely important and makes a big difference. So I would encourage you to buy from small businesses, independent designers and makers, buy local and support your local high street and village shop! And can I just say a big thank you to you all for following my work, liking and commenting it means so much. Lucy x . . #indieweek  #buyfromthemaker  #justacardweek  #lifelivedbeautifully  #creativelife  #illustrator  #illustration  #illustratedlife  #arteveryday  #inspiremyinstagram  #onmydesk  #lucylaylanddesign  #shopindependent  #digitalart  #digitalillustration 
Happy Tuesday!🌲☕️ Strong coffee in a Christmas mug to keep me going today. After being in bed with a migraine yesterday, I’m feeling super tired, but so THANKFUL that I’m feeling better today!🖤 Friends, I know it’s a busy week, but don’t forget to take time to thank God for all the blessings in your life; big or small. Even if you’re still WAITING on answers from Him & not feeling very thankful, remember that regardless of how we “feel” He is good & He loves YOU!
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“The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
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What’s on YOUR Thankful List today? 🙏🏼 There is ALWAYS something (or someone) to be thankful for! Leave a comment and tell me what’s on your heart today (or tag someone if they are on your heart & tell them! God puts people on our hearts for a reason!) And who knows, I might pick a comment to send a little surprise to you!❤️❤️❤️
Happy Tuesday!🌲☕️ Strong coffee in a Christmas mug to keep me going today. After being in bed with a migraine yesterday, I’m feeling super tired, but so THANKFUL that I’m feeling better today!🖤 Friends, I know it’s a busy week, but don’t forget to take time to thank God for all the blessings in your life; big or small. Even if you’re still WAITING on answers from Him & not feeling very thankful, remember that regardless of how we “feel” He is good & He loves YOU! - “The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” - What’s on YOUR Thankful List today? 🙏🏼 There is ALWAYS something (or someone) to be thankful for! Leave a comment and tell me what’s on your heart today (or tag someone if they are on your heart & tell them! God puts people on our hearts for a reason!) And who knows, I might pick a comment to send a little surprise to you!❤️❤️❤️
SERIOUS QUESTION. Are you one who has already decorated for Christmas OR do you hold out until after Thanksgiving festivities?!
SERIOUS QUESTION. Are you one who has already decorated for Christmas OR do you hold out until after Thanksgiving festivities?!
Married friends: Make your husband a top priority in your life. Marriage, like any relationship, takes real work. You can't just expect to have a beautiful, lovely, rewarding marriage if you aren't putting any time into it.

Take time to ask him how his day was. Be intentional about touching base about those everyday life moments. Show love and affection, even when you don't really feel like it. Always be kind and thankful.

But don't beat yourself up when you mess up. We all make mistakes and we're all works in progress. I'm certainly no expert in this. Show yourself gentleness and grace. Marriage is a joining of two broken but beautiful people. Be patient with yourselves and your relationship as you grow and learn together.

It will pay off, friend.
Married friends: Make your husband a top priority in your life. Marriage, like any relationship, takes real work. You can't just expect to have a beautiful, lovely, rewarding marriage if you aren't putting any time into it. Take time to ask him how his day was. Be intentional about touching base about those everyday life moments. Show love and affection, even when you don't really feel like it. Always be kind and thankful. But don't beat yourself up when you mess up. We all make mistakes and we're all works in progress. I'm certainly no expert in this. Show yourself gentleness and grace. Marriage is a joining of two broken but beautiful people. Be patient with yourselves and your relationship as you grow and learn together. It will pay off, friend.
If you don’t know me in “real life”, you might think that I’m usually nice or that I love people. The truth is that neither of those things are true. My close friends and certainly my family have had the privilege (😂) of seeing my bad days, and they know how hard I have to work at being kind and loving others.
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The truth is that none of that stuff comes naturally to me. It takes a lot of intentionality, practice, and prayer to treat people well. Just today, I wanted to ram my shopping cart into the back of this old woman’s legs at Costco because she kept stopping to look at everythinggggg. But I didn’t... by choice. That might seem like an extreme example, but if we break it down into black and white, good and bad - it’s a simple choice, the same way it’s a simple choice to smile or not smile at the neighbor, hold the door for the person behind you or not, post the negative comment on someone’s photo or not. Not choosing to be kind is still making a choice.
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Don’t trick yourself into believing that if a behavior doesn’t come naturally for you, it’s fake or inauthentic. It’s not about pretending, it’s about g r o w i n g. Loving people is a choice we all get, and often times, it’s a hard one, but it’s always the right one.
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I hope we all choose to do something kind for someone or act out in love toward someone over the holiday - if we did, well... I guess the world would probably be better? ♥️🌍
If you don’t know me in “real life”, you might think that I’m usually nice or that I love people. The truth is that neither of those things are true. My close friends and certainly my family have had the privilege (😂) of seeing my bad days, and they know how hard I have to work at being kind and loving others. . The truth is that none of that stuff comes naturally to me. It takes a lot of intentionality, practice, and prayer to treat people well. Just today, I wanted to ram my shopping cart into the back of this old woman’s legs at Costco because she kept stopping to look at everythinggggg. But I didn’t... by choice. That might seem like an extreme example, but if we break it down into black and white, good and bad - it’s a simple choice, the same way it’s a simple choice to smile or not smile at the neighbor, hold the door for the person behind you or not, post the negative comment on someone’s photo or not. Not choosing to be kind is still making a choice. . Don’t trick yourself into believing that if a behavior doesn’t come naturally for you, it’s fake or inauthentic. It’s not about pretending, it’s about g r o w i n g. Loving people is a choice we all get, and often times, it’s a hard one, but it’s always the right one. . I hope we all choose to do something kind for someone or act out in love toward someone over the holiday - if we did, well... I guess the world would probably be better? ♥️🌍
Visiting old churches has consistently been one of my favorite parts about traveling and the Basilica Papale di San Francesco d’Assisi is, hands down, one of the most gorgeous places of worship I have ever had the pleasure of walking into.
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#NomadicNordgrens #GetAfterGrateful #Italy #Assisi
Visiting old churches has consistently been one of my favorite parts about traveling and the Basilica Papale di San Francesco d’Assisi is, hands down, one of the most gorgeous places of worship I have ever had the pleasure of walking into. ⁣ #NomadicNordgrens  #GetAfterGrateful  #Italy  #Assisi 
Thanksgiving is in two days and Black Friday is almost here .... but YOU can start shopping 🛍 today for awesome gifts 🎁 to help you and your friends cultivate a life that matters! 🙌🏻 I have been using #PowerSheets for years now and they are an amazing way to be intentional with my day to day life. But there are so many other great tools available from the Cultivate Shop: -The NEW Celebrations 🎉 Binder
-Fun stickers 🤗 for your planner and / or PowerSheets
-Write The Word Journals 📚 for you and your kids
-Goal Guides 📒 to take charge of your fitness, finances or relationships
-Books 📕
-Motivational Prints 👍🏻
.... and so much more!

Right now everything is ON SALE and there are some great bundles to help you take care of all your friends and family gifts!

Check out my Instastories for some bundle offerings or shop via the link in my profile.  Post any questions you have below.
Thanksgiving is in two days and Black Friday is almost here .... but YOU can start shopping 🛍 today for awesome gifts 🎁 to help you and your friends cultivate a life that matters! 🙌🏻 I have been using #PowerSheets  for years now and they are an amazing way to be intentional with my day to day life. But there are so many other great tools available from the Cultivate Shop: -The NEW Celebrations 🎉 Binder -Fun stickers 🤗 for your planner and / or PowerSheets -Write The Word Journals 📚 for you and your kids -Goal Guides 📒 to take charge of your fitness, finances or relationships -Books 📕 -Motivational Prints 👍🏻 .... and so much more! Right now everything is ON SALE and there are some great bundles to help you take care of all your friends and family gifts! Check out my Instastories for some bundle offerings or shop via the link in my profile. Post any questions you have below.
There's just something about it.

I had my actual, physical bible with me on Sunday and while I love the convenience of having a Bible on my phone, there's something about the real thing in my hands, feeling the weight of this book, these words, these promises, this love -- all there in my very hands. There's a rush in my chest, these gentle bursts.

This book is alive, it's alive.
There's just something about it. I had my actual, physical bible with me on Sunday and while I love the convenience of having a Bible on my phone, there's something about the real thing in my hands, feeling the weight of this book, these words, these promises, this love -- all there in my very hands. There's a rush in my chest, these gentle bursts. This book is alive, it's alive.
💕 forever thankful for my time with these two beautiful friends of mine
💕 forever thankful for my time with these two beautiful friends of mine
A B U S E + B U L L I E S
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Whatever your love language is, The enemy will try to use it against you. I am a words of affirmation and physical touch person. So all growing up my love languages got used against me by my peers. Sometimes blatantly, sometimes subtly. 
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Thankful to have friends and family who celebrate me, challenge me, love me well and speak only words that encourage and uplift. Thankful to have people who redeem the brokenness that the enemy thought would bring me down. Jokes on him, I only got stronger and my faith only got deeper. ✨
A B U S E + B U L L I E S _________ Whatever your love language is, The enemy will try to use it against you. I am a words of affirmation and physical touch person. So all growing up my love languages got used against me by my peers. Sometimes blatantly, sometimes subtly. _________ Thankful to have friends and family who celebrate me, challenge me, love me well and speak only words that encourage and uplift. Thankful to have people who redeem the brokenness that the enemy thought would bring me down. Jokes on him, I only got stronger and my faith only got deeper. ✨
Here’s to endless amounts of coffee and not enough sleep ✌🏽
Here’s to endless amounts of coffee and not enough sleep ✌🏽
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - John Muir
Moments of wonder ❤️ // Are we living with childlike eyes to slow down and see the bits of joy + beauty God's tucked within our days? ⁣
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Oh, what we can learn from our littles! Isabella has been completely captured by this snow globe. The way she gazes at every detail and snowflake, how she excitedly winds it over + over again to hear the same sweet song. ⁣
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Let this be a freeing reminder today that there is joy to be had and a life to be well loved! We don't have to live rushed and overwhelmed. We can trade in the blinders for open eyes + a heart ready to delight in God's goodness. ⁣
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What would it look like for us to live with this kind of wonder today? Share below! ✨⁣
Moments of wonder ❤️ // Are we living with childlike eyes to slow down and see the bits of joy + beauty God's tucked within our days? ⁣ ⁣ Oh, what we can learn from our littles! Isabella has been completely captured by this snow globe. The way she gazes at every detail and snowflake, how she excitedly winds it over + over again to hear the same sweet song. ⁣ ⁣ Let this be a freeing reminder today that there is joy to be had and a life to be well loved! We don't have to live rushed and overwhelmed. We can trade in the blinders for open eyes + a heart ready to delight in God's goodness. ⁣ ⁣ What would it look like for us to live with this kind of wonder today? Share below! ✨⁣
books as bedside tables | honestly, i’m into a less curated feed these days. my life isn’t perfect. no matter how it looks in photos. i want to post more things like this. a snapshot of life. i always thought you could tell a lot about a person by what is on their nightstand. i clearly forget to take my jewelry off until it’s time to sleep and never make my bed properly.
books as bedside tables | honestly, i’m into a less curated feed these days. my life isn’t perfect. no matter how it looks in photos. i want to post more things like this. a snapshot of life. i always thought you could tell a lot about a person by what is on their nightstand. i clearly forget to take my jewelry off until it’s time to sleep and never make my bed properly.
We are beyond blessed to publish @kayleekilgore_ 's first blog article! "It's so easy to be joyful when things in our life are going well. It's so easy to say that life is good when we are happy and nothing is wrong. But what about when things go wrong? We live in a world where we know that we will experience hard times and we know that bad days will happen. The question is, what will our response be to those hard times?" Head over to our website to read the full article!
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We are beyond blessed to publish @kayleekilgore_ 's first blog article! "It's so easy to be joyful when things in our life are going well. It's so easy to say that life is good when we are happy and nothing is wrong. But what about when things go wrong? We live in a world where we know that we will experience hard times and we know that bad days will happen. The question is, what will our response be to those hard times?" Head over to our website to read the full article! • • • • • #christianblogger  #faithfocusfinish  #60secclub  #thatauthenticfeeling  #womenoftheword  #shereadstruth  #shespeakstruth  #faithoverfear  #gritandvirtue  #deeplyrooted  #darlingmovement  #weareunveiled  #thepointedlife  #lampandlight  #proverbs31woman  #shetheroar  #empoweringwoman  #writerlife  #breakingbusy  #daringgreatly  #christiancommunity  #faithingod  #livefullyalive  #lifelivedbeautifully  #communityovercompetition  #beautyfromashes  #consciousliving  #mindfulliving  #headspace 
I like to think of anxiety like my twin. We’re not always on the same page, but DANG. When I have a million things on my plate, she’s my secret weapon. My brain moves at speeds one could only hope to achieve after 3 cups of coffee. I’m eagerly looking forward to one SOLID turkey nap on Thursday! Anyone else?! 🙋🏼
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📸: From this past weekend in Austin. It was such a peaceful day to be on the Colorado River .
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I like to think of anxiety like my twin. We’re not always on the same page, but DANG. When I have a million things on my plate, she’s my secret weapon. My brain moves at speeds one could only hope to achieve after 3 cups of coffee. I’m eagerly looking forward to one SOLID turkey nap on Thursday! Anyone else?! 🙋🏼 . 📸: From this past weekend in Austin. It was such a peaceful day to be on the Colorado River . . . . . #lifestylephotographer  #calledtobecreative  #justgoshoot  #sheislight  #communityovercompetition  #wearethecreativeeconomy  #calledtobecreative  #risingtidesociety  #southernphotographer  #charlottephotographer  #productphotographer  #ethicalfashion  #handmade  #buyhandmade  #smallbatch  #dstexture  #shophandmade  #shoplocalcharlotte  #womensupportwomen  #buylocal  #citizenfemme  #wheretofindme  #thatauthenticfeeling  #bloomyellow  #queencity  #forahappymoment  #createeveryday  #thepursuitofjoyproject  #lifelivedbeautifully  #whyweadventure 
The first seven years of married life were spent in tiny apartments. We grew our family to three and even welcomed family to live with us in an apartment that’s kitchen was the size of a closet. Naturally, this leaves no room for a dishwasher, and naturally, with so many people, dishes are always piling up. 
So one day I hand painted a haphazard sign and even in it’s “my three year old paints better” style it hung above my sink and read -
“Thank God for dirty dishes, evidence of a well fed home.”
I had come across the Hebrew concept of blessing God for all things, finding how to outpour thankfulness for things that usually bring complaint. 
Recently I heard Lisa jo baker tell a story about people who sat in the rain and ate their picnic even when a downpour overtook them. Why? Because they had prayed for that rain . They prayed for it and now they received it and they sat in it, even when their picnic was ruined. It showed their acknowledgment of what they prayed for.

That’s my challenge this week- what did you pray for? What did you receive that now maybe you grumble in a round about way, about?  Dirty dishes that show a fed family? A loud house that speaks to family and friends and relationship? Sleeplessness that rings of a baby you had longed for? 
The house we now have has a dishwasher-and man do I thank Jesus for it everyday as it Hums in the background. Evidence of answered prayers lie all around us. 
We easily request, we are quick to forget when he provides. 
It’s a heart posture of constant gratefulness- does your life sing of thankfulness or are you left complaining about the rain? ( listen to the podcast called “out of the ordinary” by @lisajobaker and @christiepurifoy, episode two,  to hear the rain story told in full- it’s worth it!) #getaftergrateful
The first seven years of married life were spent in tiny apartments. We grew our family to three and even welcomed family to live with us in an apartment that’s kitchen was the size of a closet. Naturally, this leaves no room for a dishwasher, and naturally, with so many people, dishes are always piling up. So one day I hand painted a haphazard sign and even in it’s “my three year old paints better” style it hung above my sink and read - “Thank God for dirty dishes, evidence of a well fed home.” I had come across the Hebrew concept of blessing God for all things, finding how to outpour thankfulness for things that usually bring complaint. Recently I heard Lisa jo baker tell a story about people who sat in the rain and ate their picnic even when a downpour overtook them. Why? Because they had prayed for that rain . They prayed for it and now they received it and they sat in it, even when their picnic was ruined. It showed their acknowledgment of what they prayed for. That’s my challenge this week- what did you pray for? What did you receive that now maybe you grumble in a round about way, about? Dirty dishes that show a fed family? A loud house that speaks to family and friends and relationship? Sleeplessness that rings of a baby you had longed for? The house we now have has a dishwasher-and man do I thank Jesus for it everyday as it Hums in the background. Evidence of answered prayers lie all around us. We easily request, we are quick to forget when he provides. It’s a heart posture of constant gratefulness- does your life sing of thankfulness or are you left complaining about the rain? ( listen to the podcast called “out of the ordinary” by @lisajobaker and @christiepurifoy, episode two, to hear the rain story told in full- it’s worth it!) #getaftergrateful 
Aly was serenading us on her guitar and we noticed this little creature hitching a ride. He must have been enjoying her playing and I guess the definitely was enjoying the vibration of that guitar. He stayed around listening to her play for quite awhile. I wonder which song he liked best????
#oneagleswings 
#oilmydays 
#frankincenseandfaith
Aly was serenading us on her guitar and we noticed this little creature hitching a ride. He must have been enjoying her playing and I guess the definitely was enjoying the vibration of that guitar. He stayed around listening to her play for quite awhile. I wonder which song he liked best???? #oneagleswings  #oilmydays  #frankincenseandfaith 
@the_noodle_wrangler is home from college, @_alimackenzie_ and @linds__taylor will be home with my great grandmother tonight, and we’re in full swing getting the house ready to host Thanksgiving. I love this so much.
@the_noodle_wrangler is home from college, @_alimackenzie_ and @linds__taylor will be home with my great grandmother tonight, and we’re in full swing getting the house ready to host Thanksgiving. I love this so much.
Feeling thankful tonight.
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The other day @sincerelynelliebell posted a quote about remembering when we wanted what we have now and it really stuck with me.
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It’s so easy and human of us to always be thinking about what else we want and to forget how faithful God has been to give us what we currently have. I’ve been filled with such thankfulness by thinking about all that I have today that I have begged the Lord for in the past. His timing is perfect and I know one day I will be able to look and see how He has been faithful to the prayers I’m praying now.
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How has God shown Himself faithful to you? What do you have today that you have wanted in the past?
Feeling thankful tonight. • The other day @sincerelynelliebell posted a quote about remembering when we wanted what we have now and it really stuck with me. • It’s so easy and human of us to always be thinking about what else we want and to forget how faithful God has been to give us what we currently have. I’ve been filled with such thankfulness by thinking about all that I have today that I have begged the Lord for in the past. His timing is perfect and I know one day I will be able to look and see how He has been faithful to the prayers I’m praying now. • How has God shown Himself faithful to you? What do you have today that you have wanted in the past?