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This book friends... Do you believe God is kind? Or is there some painful part of your life that makes you feel as if there is no way God is kind? Have you been waiting for God to answer a prayer & it feels like He is taking His sweet time? If so, get this book. @anniefdowns so vulnerably shares her own story of wrestling with this, in a way that reminds us—both that we’re not alone & that God is still good.
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#whatimreading #whatimreadingwednesday #remembergod #remembergodbook #goodbooks #godskindness #waiting #unansweredprayers #unansweredquestions #singleness #hardseason #goodwords #encouragingwords
This book friends... Do you believe God is kind? Or is there some painful part of your life that makes you feel as if there is no way God is kind? Have you been waiting for God to answer a prayer & it feels like He is taking His sweet time? If so, get this book. @anniefdowns so vulnerably shares her own story of wrestling with this, in a way that reminds us—both that we’re not alone & that God is still good. . . . #whatimreading  #whatimreadingwednesday  #remembergod  #remembergodbook  #goodbooks  #godskindness  #waiting  #unansweredprayers  #unansweredquestions  #singleness  #hardseason  #goodwords  #encouragingwords 
Is there a dream pulling you in a direction you never thought you’d go? A desire for healing, wholeness, or health that has you moving away from your usual people or routines—towards something new? If you feel this pull, you are right where you need to be. Be brave. Keep moving forward.
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#roadlesstraveled #roadlesstravelled #calling #callingyou #findyourcalling #answerthecall #findyourself #seekhealing #seekwholeness #seekhealth #behealthy #forgeyourownpath #findyourpath
Is there a dream pulling you in a direction you never thought you’d go? A desire for healing, wholeness, or health that has you moving away from your usual people or routines—towards something new? If you feel this pull, you are right where you need to be. Be brave. Keep moving forward. . . . #roadlesstraveled  #roadlesstravelled  #calling  #callingyou  #findyourcalling  #answerthecall  #findyourself  #seekhealing  #seekwholeness  #seekhealth  #behealthy  #forgeyourownpath  #findyourpath 
It’s finally beginning to look and feel like fall.🍁 Tony & I have spent the last few days in one of our favorite places—the Finger Lakes—for a creative retreat. And I forgot how therapeutic the sound of waterfalls are. Where do you go in nature to retreat? To mentally & emotionally restore?
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#creativeretreat #buttermilkfalls #fingerlakes #ithaca #hikingisgoodforthesoul #goodforthesoul #innature #itsfall #itsfinallyfall #leavesfalling #getaway #fallgetaway #goodhike
It’s finally beginning to look and feel like fall.🍁 Tony & I have spent the last few days in one of our favorite places—the Finger Lakes—for a creative retreat. And I forgot how therapeutic the sound of waterfalls are. Where do you go in nature to retreat? To mentally & emotionally restore? . . . #creativeretreat  #buttermilkfalls  #fingerlakes  #ithaca  #hikingisgoodforthesoul  #goodforthesoul  #innature  #itsfall  #itsfinallyfall  #leavesfalling  #getaway  #fallgetaway  #goodhike 
What do you do when your path looks different from those around you? Everyone’s planning their wedding & you’d just like to go on a date. Friends seem to have their career figured out & you’re still searching. Or while others seem to be going in one direction, you feel pulled in a completely different one. What do we do when the path looks nothing like we planned? .
Today on the blog, I talk about some of the times my path has looked different & why we need to stick to our path even when it doesn’t look the way we want. (For more see link in bio)
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#differentpath #sticktoyourlane #findyourownlane #everyoneelse #findyourcalling #beyou #youdoyou #discoveryourpath #mountbrandon #dinglepeninsula #hikeyourmountain #hikingmountains #dating #thesinglelife #beingsingle #jobsearching #searching #roadlesstraveled
What do you do when your path looks different from those around you? Everyone’s planning their wedding & you’d just like to go on a date. Friends seem to have their career figured out & you’re still searching. Or while others seem to be going in one direction, you feel pulled in a completely different one. What do we do when the path looks nothing like we planned? . Today on the blog, I talk about some of the times my path has looked different & why we need to stick to our path even when it doesn’t look the way we want. (For more see link in bio) . . . #differentpath  #sticktoyourlane  #findyourownlane  #everyoneelse  #findyourcalling  #beyou  #youdoyou  #discoveryourpath  #mountbrandon  #dinglepeninsula  #hikeyourmountain  #hikingmountains  #dating  #thesinglelife  #beingsingle  #jobsearching  #searching  #roadlesstraveled 
Finding our calling/purpose isn’t easy. Having a mentor, life coach, or friends to speak what is true about us can be so helpful in the process.  In my latest post, I talk about this & share 4 other ways we can find our path in life (See link in bio).
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#findingyourway #calling #findingyourcalling #findingyourpath #findingmywat #lifecoachforwomen #lifecoachingformen #lifecoaching #findingdirection #lifepurpose #lifecalling #madeforthis #madeformore #notalone #beyou #beingme #beingyou
Finding our calling/purpose isn’t easy. Having a mentor, life coach, or friends to speak what is true about us can be so helpful in the process. In my latest post, I talk about this & share 4 other ways we can find our path in life (See link in bio). . . . #findingyourway  #calling  #findingyourcalling  #findingyourpath  #findingmywat  #lifecoachforwomen  #lifecoachingformen  #lifecoaching  #findingdirection  #lifepurpose  #lifecalling  #madeforthis  #madeformore  #notalone  #beyou  #beingme  #beingyou 
Back to the Chiropractor today—for the third time this week. I go to a special Chiropractor 45 minutes from home when there isn’t traffic—which makes for quite a trek. Sometimes, healing takes more work & time than we realize—but friend, it’s worth it. You’re worth it...and every now and then you get a surprise—like this fun coffee shop just minutes from my Chiropractor🤗 ☕️ .
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#newhollandcoffeeco #goodcoffee #healingtakestime #healingtakeswork #itsworthit #youreworthit #gethelp #takecareofyourself #selfcare #itsfriday #dothework #healing
Back to the Chiropractor today—for the third time this week. I go to a special Chiropractor 45 minutes from home when there isn’t traffic—which makes for quite a trek. Sometimes, healing takes more work & time than we realize—but friend, it’s worth it. You’re worth it...and every now and then you get a surprise—like this fun coffee shop just minutes from my Chiropractor🤗 ☕️ . . . #newhollandcoffeeco  #goodcoffee  #healingtakestime  #healingtakeswork  #itsworthit  #youreworthit  #gethelp  #takecareofyourself  #selfcare  #itsfriday  #dothework  #healing 
Good morning, Friday. We’re glad you’re here.
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#sunrise #itsfriday #nofilter #fridaymorning
It’s always a process. But it’s so worth it! And there are a few things we can do to get on our path sooner. Today on the blog I share 5 things that will help you find your calling/purpose. Do you want to know what you were made to do? (See link in bio)
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#findyourpath #findyourway #findingmyway #calling #lifepurpose #howto #discoveryourself  #lifepath #yourpath #itsaprocess #thingstodo #lifehack #tipsforsuccess #madeforthis #madeformore
About a month ago, I bought these sneakers—b/c they were on sale & b/c they’re RED. But honestly, they slip a little when I walk. I couldn’t walk miles in them without hurting my feet. & I’ve been thinking—how many of us do this with our lives? We find things to do that look good or kinda fit, but in the long run, deep down we know that that job or volunteer position isn’t really us. What keeps us from discovering what we’re made to do? What keeps us from moving forward, fully ourselves? .
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(See link bio for more)
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#redshoes #calling #whatisyourwhy #findingmywhy #findingmyway #redsneakers #flowers #discoveryourpurpose #purpose #findyourpurpose #findmeaning #fullyalive 
#beyou #beingme #funshoes #lifedirection #directionforlife
About a month ago, I bought these sneakers—b/c they were on sale & b/c they’re RED. But honestly, they slip a little when I walk. I couldn’t walk miles in them without hurting my feet. & I’ve been thinking—how many of us do this with our lives? We find things to do that look good or kinda fit, but in the long run, deep down we know that that job or volunteer position isn’t really us. What keeps us from discovering what we’re made to do? What keeps us from moving forward, fully ourselves? . . (See link bio for more) . . . #redshoes  #calling  #whatisyourwhy  #findingmywhy  #findingmyway  #redsneakers  #flowers  #discoveryourpurpose  #purpose  #findyourpurpose  #findmeaning  #fullyalive  #beyou  #beingme  #funshoes  #lifedirection  #directionforlife 
Do you know what you’re capable of? Do you know all the good God has put inside you? .
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Today on the blog we’re talking about our “why”—our purpose for being in this world that is solely ours. Do you know your why? (See link in profile for more)
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#findingyourwhy #whatisyourwhy #calling #discoveringyourwhy #thisismywhy #insideyou #morethanyoucanimagine #morethanyouknow #thereismore #madeformore
This morning is slow. Just scrapbooking & coffee. Though it may be a little outdated (with everything going digital), & I used to think it was super corny—I’ve discovered scrapbooking to be creatively therapeutic & in a way, a gratitude practice as it reminds me how much I have to be thankful for. I am super behind as I am still working through last year’s Italy trip—but that’s ok. Sometimes it’s ok to get to things when you can...where can you take things slow this weekend, friends?
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#slowsaturday #scrapbooking #sienaitaly #italytrip #piazzadisiena #duomosiena #lookingback #practicegratitude #gratitudepractice #postcards #tuscanyitaly #tuscanytrip #coffeetime☕
This morning is slow. Just scrapbooking & coffee. Though it may be a little outdated (with everything going digital), & I used to think it was super corny—I’ve discovered scrapbooking to be creatively therapeutic & in a way, a gratitude practice as it reminds me how much I have to be thankful for. I am super behind as I am still working through last year’s Italy trip—but that’s ok. Sometimes it’s ok to get to things when you can...where can you take things slow this weekend, friends? . . . #slowsaturday  #scrapbooking  #sienaitaly  #italytrip  #piazzadisiena  #duomosiena  #lookingback  #practicegratitude  #gratitudepractice  #postcards  #tuscanyitaly  #tuscanytrip  #coffeetime ☕
“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic selfhood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks—we will also find our path of authentic service in the world. True vocation joins self and service…” —Parker Palmer, Let Your life Speak
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This month on the blog we’re talking about finding our calling—discovering the things we were MADE to do. see link in bio for more
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#calling #discoveryourcalling #findyourjoy #madeforthis #madetodothis #calledtobecreative #called #calledtoserve #madeformore
“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic selfhood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks—we will also find our path of authentic service in the world. True vocation joins self and service…” —Parker Palmer, Let Your life Speak . . This month on the blog we’re talking about finding our calling—discovering the things we were MADE to do. see link in bio for more . . . #calling  #discoveryourcalling  #findyourjoy  #madeforthis  #madetodothis  #calledtobecreative  #called  #calledtoserve  #madeformore 
Looking for a great fall meal to make this weekend? Today on the blog I share my recipe for this delicious sweet potato chili (See link in bio). It’s easy & so good!
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#tastesbetterthanitlooks #sweetpotatochili #paleo #paleorecipes #whatsfordinner #itsfall #falldinner #chilitime
When I was in Ireland, I kept taking photos of my feet to remind me to be present to where I was. I heard someone once refer to this as “being where your feet are.” As a planner I tend to get caught up in the next thing & what I have to do to get there. It’s great for reaching goals but terrible for truly appreciating the good moments I am in. Today, on a usual Wednesday, I am being reminded of that same lesson—to be present to the now. To focus on the writing I am doing in this moment. And I want to ask, friend where are your feet today? What does it look like for you to be where your feet are?
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#bewhereyourfeetare #hikingboots #connemara #irelandtrip #ireland #clover #cattlegate #hikingadventures #hikingshoes #muddyshoes #bepresent #bewhereyouare #thenow #rightnow #planneraddict #plannerproblems #planner #expertplanner #thinkingahead #alwaysthinkingahead
When I was in Ireland, I kept taking photos of my feet to remind me to be present to where I was. I heard someone once refer to this as “being where your feet are.” As a planner I tend to get caught up in the next thing & what I have to do to get there. It’s great for reaching goals but terrible for truly appreciating the good moments I am in. Today, on a usual Wednesday, I am being reminded of that same lesson—to be present to the now. To focus on the writing I am doing in this moment. And I want to ask, friend where are your feet today? What does it look like for you to be where your feet are? . . . #bewhereyourfeetare  #hikingboots  #connemara  #irelandtrip  #ireland  #clover  #cattlegate  #hikingadventures  #hikingshoes  #muddyshoes  #bepresent  #bewhereyouare  #thenow  #rightnow  #planneraddict  #plannerproblems  #planner  #expertplanner  #thinkingahead  #alwaysthinkingahead 
Your value transcends your circumstances, success, or mistakes. It is something you were born with. You don’t have to earn it & you have more worth than you can imagine. .
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Romans 8:38-39
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#youmatter #youhaveworth #youareloved #morethanwhatyoudo #cantearnit #justbeyou #justbeyourself #beyou #morethanpeoplesay #romans83839
“Who were you before anybody told you who you were?” –Jo Saxton, The Dream of You
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This month on the blog we’re looking at the part of our lives that gives us purpose—but we can’t talk about that until we decide to believe that we have worth & value period. Before you do anything this week, please know you are special & valuable— you don’t need to do anything to earn it.
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(New post, link in bio)
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#uniquelyyou #youarevaluable #youmatter #youdonthavetoearnyourworth #donthavetoearnit #centralparknyc #believeit #believeyourself #believeinyourself #allthatyouare #thedreamofyou
“Who were you before anybody told you who you were?” –Jo Saxton, The Dream of You . This month on the blog we’re looking at the part of our lives that gives us purpose—but we can’t talk about that until we decide to believe that we have worth & value period. Before you do anything this week, please know you are special & valuable— you don’t need to do anything to earn it. . . (New post, link in bio) . . #uniquelyyou  #youarevaluable  #youmatter  #youdonthavetoearnyourworth  #donthavetoearnit  #centralparknyc  #believeit  #believeyourself  #believeinyourself  #allthatyouare  #thedreamofyou