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    Erika Thomas
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I’ve had the huge honor of watching and learning from this woman for the last 20 years. her ability to take care of people and meet a need before it’s ever mentioned with such elegance, patience, beauty, and kindness still leaves me amazed. and in the middle of it all she does she has a blast doing it and laughs at the little things. if you haven’t heard my mom laugh hard (like really really hard) then you just need to wait around a moment and soak it in because it is LIFE GIVING just like most of the stuff she does is. 
mom, I love you with all my heart. thank you for everything you do seen and unseen.
I’ve had the huge honor of watching and learning from this woman for the last 20 years. her ability to take care of people and meet a need before it’s ever mentioned with such elegance, patience, beauty, and kindness still leaves me amazed. and in the middle of it all she does she has a blast doing it and laughs at the little things. if you haven’t heard my mom laugh hard (like really really hard) then you just need to wait around a moment and soak it in because it is LIFE GIVING just like most of the stuff she does is. mom, I love you with all my heart. thank you for everything you do seen and unseen.
ZIMBABWE // after mulling over time and time again on what to say about my time in Zim, all I can is, “I fell in love.” and boy did I fall hard. 
I want to say tatenda to Zimbabwe for your beauty and open arms, tatenda to Zimbabweans for your hospitality and hunger, tatenda to the team for your covering and for always keeping the main thing the main thing, tatenda to the love of my life.... Jesus, thank you for showing up, coming in close, and loving people so darn well that it leaves them forever changed. the way you touch lives will never fail to fascinate me, and tatenda to everyone who has sowed into what God is doing either with your finances or prayer. every single thing counted and mattered. thank you thank you thank you 🇿🇼
ZIMBABWE // after mulling over time and time again on what to say about my time in Zim, all I can is, “I fell in love.” and boy did I fall hard. I want to say tatenda to Zimbabwe for your beauty and open arms, tatenda to Zimbabweans for your hospitality and hunger, tatenda to the team for your covering and for always keeping the main thing the main thing, tatenda to the love of my life.... Jesus, thank you for showing up, coming in close, and loving people so darn well that it leaves them forever changed. the way you touch lives will never fail to fascinate me, and tatenda to everyone who has sowed into what God is doing either with your finances or prayer. every single thing counted and mattered. thank you thank you thank you 🇿🇼
Zimbabwe here we come! 🇿🇼 prayers for the trip, travel, the nation, and the people we will encounter is greatly appreciated xx
Zimbabwe here we come! 🇿🇼 prayers for the trip, travel, the nation, and the people we will encounter is greatly appreciated xx
my heart has been exploding with thankfulness all day. 
at the beginning of 2018 God told me this would be a year of r’s, redemption, reconciliation, and restoration. I can’t help but think and believe that resurrection is also apart of that category. 
Today my heart came alive surrounded by people in my new home (that I literally moved into yesterday) worshipping Jesus with such love and adoration of what He did 2000 years ago and what He continues to do every single day. 
Isn’t it wild that He showed us the truest act of selfless love and still continues to woo us never once getting tired, never once regretting what He did, and never once leaving our side?! I sat back with tears of joy and gratitude rolling down my cheeks. Guys I’m so in love with Jesus. It’s ALL about Jesus. He’s the one name that instantly grabs my attention and heart and the one name that I’ll never get sick of singing about. And therefore, “I will sing of all you’ve done. And I’ll remember how far you carried me from beginning and to the end. You are faithful to end.” And as joyous of a day this is, I know days get hard. If you remember one thing from today, let it be this... The Father waited 3 whole days to bring His Son back to life. The Father didn’t forget about Him. His endings are always restorative and redemptive. The same goes for you as a child of God. Maybe it’s been 3 days and maybe it’s been 3 years, but please know that the Father didn’t leave His Son in the tomb and has not intention of doing that to you. He came so that we can have life and have it to the fullest. (John 10:10) If it’s not good, it’s not God, but don’t you worry because you’re in good hands. He’s been a Father for a long time. “For if while we were God’s enemies, we were RECONCILED to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life. (Romans 5:10)

HE HAS RISEN
my heart has been exploding with thankfulness all day. at the beginning of 2018 God told me this would be a year of r’s, redemption, reconciliation, and restoration. I can’t help but think and believe that resurrection is also apart of that category. Today my heart came alive surrounded by people in my new home (that I literally moved into yesterday) worshipping Jesus with such love and adoration of what He did 2000 years ago and what He continues to do every single day. Isn’t it wild that He showed us the truest act of selfless love and still continues to woo us never once getting tired, never once regretting what He did, and never once leaving our side?! I sat back with tears of joy and gratitude rolling down my cheeks. Guys I’m so in love with Jesus. It’s ALL about Jesus. He’s the one name that instantly grabs my attention and heart and the one name that I’ll never get sick of singing about. And therefore, “I will sing of all you’ve done. And I’ll remember how far you carried me from beginning and to the end. You are faithful to end.” And as joyous of a day this is, I know days get hard. If you remember one thing from today, let it be this... The Father waited 3 whole days to bring His Son back to life. The Father didn’t forget about Him. His endings are always restorative and redemptive. The same goes for you as a child of God. Maybe it’s been 3 days and maybe it’s been 3 years, but please know that the Father didn’t leave His Son in the tomb and has not intention of doing that to you. He came so that we can have life and have it to the fullest. (John 10:10) If it’s not good, it’s not God, but don’t you worry because you’re in good hands. He’s been a Father for a long time. “For if while we were God’s enemies, we were RECONCILED to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life. (Romans 5:10) HE HAS RISEN
many and many kisses and hugs to my dear friend Katie. she’s so stinking sweet you’re going to need to find yourself a good dentist. #xoxo #hbd #adaylateoops
many and many kisses and hugs to my dear friend Katie. she’s so stinking sweet you’re going to need to find yourself a good dentist. #xoxo  #hbd  #adaylateoops 
me when I found out that my mission trip to Zimbabwe had been paid off #yepHeisjustthatgood #africahereicome #danceparty 📸: @noaheschmann
Emily, to be friends with a person who has  such depth to her thoughts and heart is a gift that keeps on giving. hey thanks for being on this earth for 20 years.
Emily, to be friends with a person who has such depth to her thoughts and heart is a gift that keeps on giving. hey thanks for being on this earth for 20 years.
Merry Christmas Eve ❤️ being at home has been such a treat and bonus: we went from having a green Christmas to a white one in just a matter of hours ❄️ #michiganweather
Merry Christmas Eve ❤️ being at home has been such a treat and bonus: we went from having a green Christmas to a white one in just a matter of hours ❄️ #michiganweather 
good thing God knows and answers the prayers of the heart and not just of the mouth. my best friend has turned out to be better and more amazing than anything I could’ve ever asked for myself. katja, I hope today is the best of days. hbd xo
good thing God knows and answers the prayers of the heart and not just of the mouth. my best friend has turned out to be better and more amazing than anything I could’ve ever asked for myself. katja, I hope today is the best of days. hbd xo
this sweet girl. how on earth is she 14????? I️ never have to worry if life will not be funny bc I️ have this girl in my life. mo mo is stronger, wiser, and definitely funnier than most people I know. this girl knows how to fight and stands her ground. I️ love you girl. thankful that I get to be your sister xx
this sweet girl. how on earth is she 14????? I️ never have to worry if life will not be funny bc I️ have this girl in my life. mo mo is stronger, wiser, and definitely funnier than most people I know. this girl knows how to fight and stands her ground. I️ love you girl. thankful that I get to be your sister xx
this girl runs on coffee, Jesus, and being wildly free. i love sweet times with sweet friends. this world needs more abi’s
this girl runs on coffee, Jesus, and being wildly free. i love sweet times with sweet friends. this world needs more abi’s
a BIG happy birthday to this wild child. it’s been a gift being your family. here’s to a lifetime of bad pictures and a lot of craziness. love you bro ❤️ #igettohugyouin2days #evenifyoudontwantto #ohandbtw #icalldibsonthecar #andontheradio
i’m SNOW happy to be going home and having a white Christmas ❄️ #4sleepstillhometime #15sleepstillchristmas 
pc: the amazing @quinnjk
I’m coming home for the holidays!!! 😍 While I’m home, I’ll be working alongside my mom to make beautiful Christmas arrangements for you and your loved ones! 
I will be selling these and delivering them to your door (or a friend’s 😉) and singing a Christmas carol upon request! ALL proceeds will be going towards my mission trip to Zimbabwe! 
I have 3 sizes: 
Small: $25 
Large: $45
Large w/ candle: $55 
I will be home December 14th-January 3rd. So please contact me soon if you’d like one and SHARE SHARE SHARE with your friends in the metro-Detroit area! ***note that arrangements will have different holders (mugs, decorative boxes, etc.) If you’d like to donate, but you’re not in the area here is the link! Any amount is appreciated! Merry Christmas! 
https://trips.ibethel.org/transactions/new/24734
I’m coming home for the holidays!!! 😍 While I’m home, I’ll be working alongside my mom to make beautiful Christmas arrangements for you and your loved ones! I will be selling these and delivering them to your door (or a friend’s 😉) and singing a Christmas carol upon request! ALL proceeds will be going towards my mission trip to Zimbabwe! I have 3 sizes: Small: $25 Large: $45 Large w/ candle: $55 I will be home December 14th-January 3rd. So please contact me soon if you’d like one and SHARE SHARE SHARE with your friends in the metro-Detroit area! ***note that arrangements will have different holders (mugs, decorative boxes, etc.) If you’d like to donate, but you’re not in the area here is the link! Any amount is appreciated! Merry Christmas! https://trips.ibethel.org/transactions/new/24734
I just mildly (cough cough wildly) love bella. she is by far the cutest and sweetest pup and I get to see her in just a little bit. also she’s way too aware of photos being taken of her, I mean, look at those poses. #doggiemodel #dogboss🐾 #pomsruntheworld #shesawesomeandsheknowsit
here’s to thanksgiving 2.0 🌲 even though I wasn’t there to pick out the tree and eat my uncle’s famous chili, these pictures and memories will have to do for now. #christmasisaroundthecorner🎄🎅🎁 #illbehomeforchristmas #boardgamesarelife #thecompetitionisreal
words cannot describe how grateful I am to be born into the crazy fun Thomas/Terebus mix. my family is and forever will be my favorite people. our family tends to grow a little more every year and I think we still have yet to get a picture with EVERYONE in it. being away from home for thanksgiving has not been easy, but I think that just makes the upcoming Christmas season even greater. I have never taken for granted the relationship that our large LARGE family has and I can’t help but brag about them sometimes. After all, they are some of the greatest people I know. I’ll be home before you know it. ❤️
words cannot describe how grateful I am to be born into the crazy fun Thomas/Terebus mix. my family is and forever will be my favorite people. our family tends to grow a little more every year and I think we still have yet to get a picture with EVERYONE in it. being away from home for thanksgiving has not been easy, but I think that just makes the upcoming Christmas season even greater. I have never taken for granted the relationship that our large LARGE family has and I can’t help but brag about them sometimes. After all, they are some of the greatest people I know. I’ll be home before you know it. ❤️