Busy, yet fulfilling type of day. I hope your today was better than your yesterday....and that your tomorrow is even brighter than today.
It’s so important to stay in the present moment. Too often we get caught up with planning and revisiting old topics. Nothing can compare to fully participating in the world around you. ⠀⠀
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matthew 6:34 NIV
🎶🎸🎶 I’m sitting by this warm fire tonight with a song that is on my heart 🎶❤️🎶 Oh how this song ministers to me and others in such a time as this❤️! Are in a BATTLE? Is there anyone that feels surrounded by enemies? Are you going through some rough times💔
LOVE this song, 🎶❤️🎶 THIS IS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES 🎶 IT MAY LOOK LIKE I’M SURROUNDED, BUT I’M SURROUNDED BY YOU😇, THIS HOW I FIGHT MY BATTLES 🎶❤️🎶
I pray 😇🙏🏻💙 for anyone hearing this or reading this that you would be encouraged whether it’s sickness, relationships, pain, loss, trouble in school or, finances that the BATTLE is the Lords as you give it to Him and KNOW He is surrounding YOU 💙😇💙 God bless 🎶🎸🎶
God has an answer and a strategy for you.
I'm sure it's obvious that I'm a big believer in the power of encouraging words, but sometimes we find ourselves in a place where a word of encouragement is nice, but really what we need is an answer or a strategy to know what to do next.
Sometimes we just need someone to tell us how to practically address what's going on in our life. While I can't speak to what that specific strategy or answer might be for you, I fully understand and relate to that feeling.
I can tell you from my own experience, God does speak and give direction, answers, and strategy as we keep reading His word, spending time in prayer, spending time in His presence, and seeking godly counsel from trusted friends, family, or mentors. I can’t tell you how He’ll do it for you, but I know He never withholds His wisdom and direction from us.
So while I love how encouraging words and reminders make a difference to fuel hope, courage, and resolve... I know we all need wisdom, answers, and strategies right here, right now, here in this place and time. And I'm confident God will not hide His face or His answers from us. I’m praying right now for breakthrough answers in your life.
Do the best you can, make the best call/move/pause/decision/action step with the information you have in front of you today. I know, that I know, as you put feet to your faith, keeping an expectant heart open to hear His Word and His heart on the matter, He will give you the answer and direction you need for that next step. I just really do believe that. His Word reveals His will for our lives.
I'm praying for you, that you will have ears to hear and eyes to see what God has to speak and show you according to His word, giving you an answer and strategic action concerning the matter you're praying about.
It’s gonna be ok... He does have an answer and a strategy for you. XO, Andrea
If any of you does not know how to meet any particular problem he has only to ask God—who gives generously to all men without making them feel foolish or guilty—and he may be quite sure that the necessary wisdom will be given him. James 1:5
Sam + I were just relaxing together and she says to me, “Mom, what’s that bump on your nose?” Me (thinking I had some huge zit on my nose) said, “What do you mean?”
She repeated her question and pointed to the bridge of my nose.
And I grinned and said, “Ohhhh hunny. That’s just my nose. That’s my actual bone and how my nose is shaped. It’s how God made me.”
She said Oooohhhhh.
I explained to her how I have a little bit of Buma’s + Bubu’s + Great Grandma Marxhausen’s nose shape and it’s just how God created me to look.
It feels good to come to a place where I can love and appreciate the wonderful ways God uniquely created me and to be able to show that to my children. Sam also always points out the stretch marks on my stomach and I lovingly tell her how they appeared when she was growing in my belly. And they serve as this beautiful reminder of her life growing In me.
Friend... yes, you. Your scars, your “big” features, your “little” features, your uniqueness, is what makes you, YOU. Let them tell your story. And tell it proud.
That face you make when it’s almost spooky season 🍁🎃🍂
Umm guys Halloween is kinda my favorite holiday. I mean who doesn’t love dressing up to get free candy and watching Hocus Pocus?! 👻 Who else is with me? ✨🔮
About last Friday....a little thing happened!! Come on - where are my @remarkablewmn sisters at?? What a night girls!!
If you were there - what was your favorite part? Let me know below in the comments and tag a friend who needs to come to the next one!! 👇🏼
This past weekend I spent surrounded by the mountains, community, vulnerability, laughter, and growth.
I have been a @delightandbe leader/speaker for the past 4 years - and every retreat I teach at - fills my heart and soul. This retreat we focused on contentment. Which could not be any more relevant this year 😊❤️ I love how God never wastes our pain and I’m so honored that God uses my story to encourage young woman - to seek God in seasons of incredible hardship!
One of my big takeaways was being reminded that Contentment is not something you can earn or achieve but is a result of trusting and abiding in God and His plan for your life.
I had the privilege of leading alongside 3 amazing women ( @graceandsalt @camibradley @kristin_wall ) and they each have an incredible story!! More to come on that later!
I’m still processing it all but I am coming back home with a refreshed heart, gratitude for the healing and love that took place this weekend, and so many beautiful memories made with the young women who invested in their own personal growth.
God always desires to use our experiences and struggles to encourage others - have you ever experienced a time when God used your testimony or hard experience to impact someone else? #delightandbe#delightandbecontent#shereadstruth#communityfirst
“May God give you a sense of what He is up to in your life. May you see glimpses of the breakthrough that is just up ahead. May you, with all your heart, believe that trusting Him over what your eyes see, is totally and completely worth it. May you shift your weight off of your logical reasonings and onto the weightiness of His powerful promises to you. You have got help and resources that go far beyond anything you could ever need. Smile with joy and walk by faith today. He has got you.” — Susie Larson
Know this: every woman you meet is on her own hard journey. She’s rubbing 2 pennies together to make a quarter, or working all day and then whipping up a quick little gourmet-gluten free-allergy compliant meal for 5 on aching feet, or anxiously awaiting medical results from an aging parent, or a positive result from her 18th pregnancy test in as many months. You’re walking with an army of women, all headed to the same place: forward. You...are...not...alone. We’re with you and for you. Love walking this way with ya.💕💕
It’s never too early to start making a list. 😂
A few other of my favorite things that make amazing Christmas gifts are @letterfolk boards, y’all. If you don’t already follow them, go do so. Be blessed.
And, @chatbooks!! They make my life SO MUCH easier!! All my phone photos automatically, intuitively placed in a 60-page book that we all LOVE looking through. For a belly laugh, search “Chatbooks ad” on YouTube. You’re welcome. Be blessed.
Aaaand, this is one of the best oil memes I’ve seen in a while. 😂
@toxinfreefamily - you are hilarious, and this idea was BRILLIANT.
(Anyone wanting to share, please credit the original author, @toxinfreefamily.)
Did you know we have Spanish Scripture cards that correlate with the Edition 1 cards?? Well, we do! ⠀
They are exactly like the English cards in design and verses. (52 in total) I’ve had customers tell me they take them on mission trips, send to a child they sponsor, or even use for their children to practice Spanish while learning the Word!
I read somewhere that it is National Daughter Day so here is my post of affection for my beloved child 💕 Having a daughter is like nothing else in life. There are many wonderful moments. And then there are some stressful moments. But I believe in the power of a praying mom. After all, I’m the result of a praying mother. So I believe with all my might. I also believe in raising them in love and truth. Building them up with faith that can never be wavered. ♥️
some thoughts that have been heavy on my heart: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We need to be more concerned with being faithful than being famous. We need to start championing one another & stop competing & comparing. We need to extend / receive more grace, but stop using it as an excuse to live our lives however we want. We need to speak more truth IN LOVE (notice how that’s all caps) without being afraid of rejection. We need to start fixing our eyes on Jesus rather than the mountain in front of us so that we can point to His victory on the other side. We need to stop living in guilt & shame and start walking in freedom. We need to embrace discomfort & change + view it as an opportunity & stop living in comfortability & complacency. We need to choose all in. I love how @moisom puts it when she says “because we wanted HIM, but we wanted the world & luke warm devotion never saved souls.” We have the power living within us to bridge the gap between a hurting world & the Kingdom of love. “What are we going to do with it?” is the question! I’m guilty & I’m far from having it all figured out, but the closer I draw near to God’s heart, the more I’m stirred up to make some changes. He has called us to higher & greater - it’s time to step out boldly into that call, TOGETHER. It starts with us.
In my post-hurricane reflections I’m most humbled by the provision that I received amidst a time of need. ⠀
I stocked my pantry, fueled up my car, evacuated, stressed and experienced every emotion I’ve got with this storm. ⠀
My survival or success in the storm isn’t really dependent on my own preparation or plans. It’s dependent on the source of my supplies.⠀
This hurricane has helped me realize and more greatly understand I’m NEVER able to prepare for the storms headed my way on my own; those that we seeing a week ahead in the forecast or the bursts that pop up unexpectedly.⠀
In times when I’m feeling stressed and the need to control my current circumstances I’m nudged by the teachings of Jesus documented in Matthew 6& Luke 12.⠀
““This is why I tell you to never be worried about your life, for all that you need will be provided, such as food, water, clothing—everything your body needs. Isn’t there more to your life than a meal? Isn’t your body more than clothing? “Look at all the birds—do you think they worry about their existence? They don’t plant or reap or store up food, yet your heavenly Father provides them each with food. Aren’t you much more valuable to your Father than they? So, which one of you by worrying could add anything to your life?”⠀
Matthew 6:25-27 TPT⠀
I’m not fully prepared if I’m the source. I can’t just stockpile and make plans, I’ll never have all I need. But I’m cared for in endless ways when I continually turn to my Father God as the source. ⠀
My 💙 is full. I love going to bed feeling completely physically and mentally exhausted knowing I spent my day doing what I love to do from interacting with complete strangers, continuing to grow with every interaction and coach women on removing hurdles and taking action in their life 🖤 2.5 hours of work on @shediditherway and 9 hours on my feet working with @intel way of PSS.
Slowly coming back into this space from a little reset. I'm still deleting and downloading the app every few days. I'm still refraining from mindless scrolling. I'm engaging with people in real life rather than on the internet. This is what I'm learning:
The world will always ask you to give MORE of yourself. To be more, do more, look more, engage more, check in more, etc.
But JESUS tells me I can just be. I'm already free. I don't have to win my approval in heaven, He's already dancing over me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I love being a presence in this little corner of the internet. I love speaking truth and life over others. I love creating art and words to help you choose belief over misery. But I love Him more, & I'm still eager to learn how to lean into that more and more. I hope you'll join me ❤️
Ps. This picture was pre-haircut so now I look totally different 😂
#Repost @shereadstruth with @get_repost. #wow ・・・
"The LORD is my shepherd; I have what I need." —Psalm 23:1
In today's reading from our Names of God study, we'll study what the name Shepherd reveals about God. Join in and find the Scripture reading in the #SheReadsTruth app or at SheReadsTruth.com.
Paul was addressing those preaching a "different gospel". This group of people, the "Judaizers" were teaching that to be saved , Gentiles (non Jews) had to follow Jewish laws and customs in addition to salvation. Faith was not enough. Their message undermined the truth of the good news that salvation is a gift, not a reward for certain deeds. ⠀
Let's bring it home.⠀
Beware of people/pastors/other 'religious' groups that claim that we need more than Christ to be saved. This may look like those who tell you to pray or have a quiet time at a specific time each day, or that we should fast for certain periods of time, or any other requirement to make sure that we are doing 'enough'. While these things should most certainly be habits of the believer, they should be byproducts of our relationship with the Lord and should be seen as a privilege, not a duty or requirement for salvation. When others set up additional requirements for salvation even out of sincerity or ignorance, they deny the power of Christ's death on the cross. ⠀
Whether or not this group of Judaizers were sincere, their teaching threatened these new churches, crippled believers, and had to be countered. Paul boldly called their teaching a perversion of the gospel. He was determined that nothing would get in the way of the simple truth of the gospel message- that salvation is through Jesus Christ alone and that the cross is sufficient. Likewise, we should have the same boldness.⠀
A twisting of the truth is more difficult to point out than an outright lie. So how can you tell when others are twisting the truth? Find out what they teach about Jesus Christ. Be like the Bereans (Acts 17:11), comparing what you hear or read to Scripture. If their teaching does not match the truth in God's Word, than it is perverted. ⠀
She’s only 15 months old but she is definitely already watching me!
Seeing her copy me this morning reminded me of WHY I started this journey & WHY I started coaching!!
I want her growing up knowing she can do hard things. Knowing she can push past her excuses and pursue every dream in her heart. Knowing she is strong, brave, capable, free & loved. .
In order for her to know that she’s gotta see me living it! She’s gotta see me growing, and doing everything in my power to achieve the dreams in my heart!!
It’s no easy task. But she’s worth it, I’m worth it, my future kids are worth it. I won’t be perfect at it and I will fail forward lots! But I promise to give my best, to push hard & show both of us that we are far more capable than we know! ❤️
What do you want to model for your kids?
When we’re on the brink of fall, I love to welcome the season by ceremoniously unpacking all my fall decor and sweaters. But I live in So Cal, and having fall weather can be a hit or miss at this time of year. So I open up my windows let the crisp air in and bundle up with a good 'ol snack anyway. What do you do to welcome the start of autumn?
Don’t we tend to do that from time to time? When things are bad or hard we look to see who or what we can place the blame on in order to make sense of our anger. We do this so we don’t have to accept responsibility and falsely feel better about the situation.
This clouded lens will cause you to see and feel that everyone is out to get you, that missed opportunities are due to others not seeing or valuing you, and that you’re tired of working hard and coming up short every time. The victim role goes hand in hand with the blame game. So, while you place blame for all the bad in your life, you will make excuses for yourself each time.
When placing the blame on others loses its comfort, you will then start to blame God. First, you will accuse Him of allowing these bad things to happen to you. Then, you will believe the lie that He caused them to teach you a lesson or punish you.
Sweet Friend, God is never the author of the bad in your life. In fact, He’s the only good thing in your life because anything that stems from good comes from Him. When you choose to blame God for all the shortcomings and bad hands you were dealt- you will never live the testimony of Romans 8:28.
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Worshipping together is our new favorite thing. I never thought I would ever have the guts to lead worship, and I’m still learning a lot about trust and faith and stepping out, but ladies: find you a man who pushes you toward your calling and holds your hand while you discover it. God is faithful to the end (and in every beginning). 🌿 \\ 📷: @sweet_caroline_photography
MEET OUR TEAM! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Alex (left) & Carley (right) meet in high school ministries serving at a local church 1.5 years ago.
It’s funny how when God places a dream on our hearts we can feel so alone. We might feel we have the whole weight of the world on our shoulders— burdened by the gravity of a God-sized dream. But then we meet someone by chance that has the same fire in their souls— passionate about the same dream. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These moments remind us this dream is not our dream but God's. And we can't do it alone.⠀
Along the way we've met some amazing people. Our photography genius @mehgangiammona 📸 & brand creator @caeliya ✨
We were made for community, for fellowship. We were made to run this race together. Let's do this! Tag your dream team below.
I snapped this photo of my littlest’s beautiful fall leaf collection at the bus stop this afternoon and it has me thinking... When our hearts have hardened yet there’s a softness they’re made for on the other side... it is possible for change to sweep in... or fall slowly... and make this transformation happen... often times the change from hard to soft requires the letting go - the death even - of certain things and ways within us... the death of our old selves so we can live with new, soft hearts, fully alive. This photo is honestly a reflection (or projection) of a prayer I’ve been praying for myself for most of the year now: soften my heart Lord and make me new. // “That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4: 20-24 🍂🌿 #itssimplytuesday#anexpectantheart
LET IT GO
Using another excerpt from Mark Batterson’s Chase the Lion: One of my favourite lines in ‘If God has released you, then continuing to do what you’ve been doing isn’t faithfulness. It’s disobedience. You need to let it go. And don’t look back.’
Now that’s what I call a #slapinthefaith
Has God released you from something? Has he said, ‘Go!’ and you haven’t moved yet?
i withheld the start of this space because i wanted to be ready, but i realized one night that i would never be. so i finally decided to grasp its essence.
this started 3 years ago when i began my walk with the Lord, i found great joy in writing about Jesus. in my personal bible studies. what latched onto my core was His grace- the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. we fundamentally live on God’s grace. and how much of a good Shepherd He is for all His flocks- aka us (Shepherd; a person who tends, herds, feeds, or guards herds of sheep) because of that i am grateful. this is the vision that will guide this space.
i want to create a space that houses not just my personal testimonies/vulnerabilities but that of lives transformed, reformed, tested and won underneath his veil of grace.
i want this space to be more than a search of encouragement, for inspiration or be a mood lift but a place were all can have conversations guided by the holy spirit.
i want this space be more than self expression, to build confidence and for christian creativities but where inseparable companions are birthed because we are working towards looking like and living a life that pleases Jesus each and every day.
i want this space to be more than speckles. i want this to have an impact around the world.
as my favorite author wrote- i am a silk field of vulnerability.
so therefore me and the community that will come along, are committed to being transparent with you guys every step of the way.
if you have any questions or you would like
to collaborate, DM because the door is open.
Passion + Pursuit
What’s your passion? My passion is helping others and I get to do that through creativity. Whether that’s through a camera lens, my direct sells businesses, writing or serving through being a virtual assistant. I love it. Many people give up on the things they love because they think they don’t have the time. MAKE TIME. If you love something, you’ll make time to learn, invest and create! I want to encourage you to pursue your passions. If you need help or even encouragement on getting started, let’s chat🖤
I’ve asked God some hard questions lately. Questions I’ve been scared to ask because I’m scared of the answer.
Questions that I’ve been wrestling with from the moment I open my eyes till I close them again to sleep.
Questions that I’m sure will look very similar to some of yours.
And then I sit, in complete silence, and wait.
I wait for Him to answer.
I wait for Him to give me direction.
I wait for Him to light up that neon sign in the sky.
Sometimes He doesn’t answer me.
And I sit there quietly, waiting. I write and I wait confidently.
Sometimes He does.
And I rejoice. I write it down. I pursue the path He pointed me towards.
Sometimes the answer I get isn’t the answer I want. Okay, most of the time the answers He gives me are not the answers I desire. But they’re always answers that I need.
They’ve helped heal.
They’ve helped strengthened.
They’ve helped encourage.
Not in the moment, but in the long run.
And I realized that the answers I desired were ones that had immediate satisfaction, not long term.
That’s Jesus. Always looking out for His girl.
So even when I’m wrestling with the answers, I still go. I still meet with Him. I still lay it all at His feet. Praying, waiting, reading, listening, writing.
Confident that He is listening even in the silence. Confident that He will give me answers, some that I’ve been wanting, others that I’ll have to remind myself that He knows best, and He’s just protecting me.
After all, “this is the confidence that we have towards Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He will hear us”. #thisistherelentlesspursuit#therelentlesspursuitjourney
Time for introductions!
Meet the Grace journal.
Dedicated to all of us still marveling that we can’t touch bottom. If we are not to keep record of wrongs done, let’s keep record of grace given. That’s a longer list anyways. ▫️
96 pages of unlined, smooth texture cardstock, ready to hold the grace for each new day. ▫️
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth (John 17:17).” “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:31-32).” Love “...does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth (I Corinthians 13:6).”
The phrase "do not be afraid" appears approximately 365 times in the bible.⠀
Conveniently, that is once for every day of the year.⠀
When we see words or phrases repeated in the bible, it meant the speaker was really trying to get that message across because the audience was an oral audience - the majority were illiterate so they carried on what they heard through memorization. ⠀
Back then, they would more quickly rely on their memory than a piece of paper because you could lose a paper... (a bit different for us today with technology, we can't even remember a phone number!) ⠀
So now, when you see phrases repeated, think of it as being bolded or all in caps. There is an important message to be heard.⠀
Do not be afraid.
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English: We all have a past that we may not be too proud of but we thankfully have a Father who gifts us with grace. Your testimony is a story with a beginning, middle, and end. God will use this story to point us back to His glory and it doesn’t matter where in life you are right now. You can be at your lowest moment or even your highest and God will still want YOU. He wants to use you. He wants to mold you. He wants to transform your life. But are you willing to say yes, daily? •
Español: Todos tenemos un pasado del que no nos enorgullecemos, pero afortunadamente tenemos un Padre que nos dona con gracia. Su testimonio es una historia con un comienzo, un medio y un final. Dios usará esta historia para señalarnos su gloria y no importa en qué lugar de la vida se encuentre en este momento. Puedes estar en tu momento más bajo o incluso en lo más alto y Dios todavía te querrá a TI. Él quiere usarte. Él te quiere formar de nuevo. Él quiere transformar tu vida. ¿Pero estás dispuesto a decir que sí, cada día? •
Fun fact: Nike was established on January 25, 1964. One of the co-founders passed away in 1999 and the other co-founder is still alive at the beautiful age of 80. As I have been on my workout journey (which is incredibly imperfect), it has been a time where I’ve been hearing His voice the loudest. Lately, I’ve been inspired by all things Nike and it has reminded me of several things. By His grace, the things that we build will outlive us. After having a heart to heart with someone on my board, I realized that I don’t have to walk in false humility or cower in this space that God has called me to. There is nothing holy about that. I can put my stake in the ground and make declarations from Him about what’s to come. This whole ordeal, including my name is so much bigger than me. And that is incredibly refreshing. At the end of the day, who would have thought this naturally chunky, uber shy girl with the coke bottle glasses would be in this place. Nothing BUT GOD. Any BIG movement started from a small place. Never despise SMALL beginnings. I am embracing these infancy phases with all of me. And trusting that any growth truly is a blessing from above. Like this sweatshirt, I pray that I won’t allow fear of failure, success, doing too much and so forth, stop what He wants to do. What is He calling you to do? Just DO IT. You never know where the dreams can take you. In the words of a sweet friend, ‘It’s growing season.” You ready?
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
II Timothy 3:16-17
Are you in a season of waiting right now? Maybe you are waiting to hear back about that job, or you have been praying for an answer to a difficult decision, or you having been trying to get pregnant for years and it just hasn’t happened yet. Be encouraged, loved ones, you are in good company. There is so much scripture that speaks to ‘the season of waiting’ because God knew how difficult it would be for us in those times. “But they who wait for the Lord will renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 “The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:24-26
Those are just two passages that give so much encouragement for waiting for the Lord. His timing is not ours, it’s always perfect and always for a reason. Press into Him and trust that He is in control and has a plan for your life. Surrender anxiety and take hold of His peace in that knowledge. .
Don't you feel it? Somewhere beneath your breastbone, buzzing through your veins? In the sorrow and strain and exertions of an ordinary life, it's the ultimate miracle: to be alive.
To breathe, to sweat, to bend a knee. To balance the impossible, ice-veined shock of the fact that one day you'll be dead with the incontrovertible, blood-pumping, beautiful fact that today you're not.
I hope I never forget it: that beauty doesn't require grandness, that the world offers itself to my imagination, that in my deepest drudgeries all the unthinkable mysteries and miracles of the universe are right there, always as close as my next breath.
I’ve called this a season and let that be my excuse. “It’s just the season of littles” and ”give yourself grace in this season” 🤱🏻
But God put on my heart recently that this isn’t a season problem-it’s a heart problem.
Sure. In this season my excuse is sticky fingers and tiny feet. It’s school lessons and nursing sessions. It’s church business and pick ups and drop offs.
But before this, my season excuse was a job. And before that, it was school. And after this it threatens to be piano lessons and baseball games.
Basically? There will always be distractions from God that I can call “the season I’m in” 👊🏼
Let’s be women of Christ who don’t allow our distractions to become our seasons. Let’s make time for Christ and The Word with it children, not in spite of them🙌🏼. Don’t let your distractions be your season-make your season right in the midst of all the distractions 💙
@erinammons is.... a woman that's hard to sum up in a few words.... and I feel like trying to put words in this little caption here just won't do her justice... but in an effort to try... Erin is driven - insightful - kind - clearly so beautiful... and her sweet spirit fills any room... Erin is a breath of fresh air... ....and I love her! ❤️ @markianicolemua
last summer, my mom bought a pack of sunflower seeds. you probably know how small they are. I literally just took the package and spread the seeds out everywhere. I really, really, just wanted a sunflower. it was so small, kinda meaningless because it wasn’t a sunflower yet. it still had a purpose, but hadn’t fulfilled it yet. I didn’t think I buried it, so mom made sure it was. it has been a year. a whOLE YEAR for this flower to bloom. to be honest, I didn’t even know it was growing until it was about to form. a year later, I saw it slowly opening up, slowly turning yellow, slowly becoming so beautiful, after getting watered with some rain & some light from the sun. and now, I even have another one about to bloom. ••before Jesus, we are a seed. just a little seed, very little meaning, so tiny, however, still having a purpose. but when we give it some time, maybe water ourselves with some Jesus, by reading His Word, spending alone time with Him, praying, being around Godly people, listen to worship music, we will slowly but so beautifully turn into something breathtaking. it takes time, it takes effort, it takes some rain, it takes some sunshine. when we completely give ourselves to Jesus, magical things can happen, and we can bloomed into beautiful vessels for Him.