BIG NEWSS: !!!
This past month we’ve WE BOUGHT A HOUSE TO RENOVATE. ADOPTED A DOG. AND ARE MOVING IN 5 DAYS, 3885 MILES AWAY TO TULSA, OK. As time goes on, I’ll fill you in more on the why (theres just so many details but it has to do with some business ventures Josh and I are pursuing, woot woot!). It has been in insane last month deciding and figuring everything out. I mean we just bought our flights yesterday - ahh! But if you know me at all you know, this is story of my life😂😂. I cant even keep track of how many times I’ve moved in the past decade. However, it’s a million times more fun and weird with @josh.shriner. ⠀
We fly out Wednesday to Santa Cruz, grab our stuff in storage and drive 30 hours to Oklahoma. I need ALOT of podcasts to fill that time up so PLZ PLZ PLZ drop me your fave true crime or business podcast below!!!!
21 3161 hour ago
Our soft bullseye zip up hoodie is the perfect partner to your CTC tanks!⠀
Just toss it on as you head to the gym, take a run or walk in these cooler temps or just lounging around the house in comfort.⠀
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Go with the flow 🌊
I’ve learned that people will watch you, yet never acknowledge it.
They will laugh at you, then copy.
Keep building in private, stay focused and when God says “Go left” trust the process.
1 183 hours ago
It’s Faith Friday and today we pray 🙏🏽 for you!
One of the many beautiful things about our community is the ability to meet and transform people from all walks of life!
Everyone has a different story, a different past, and a diverse background but when we come together we all WORSHIP the same God.
Praying for your seat today, by Faith!
If you have a prayer request...send to our DM or drop below 👇🏽
1 73 hours ago
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Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy." – Psalm 96:11-12.
1 173 hours ago
You can’t receive what God has for you if you’re still holding on to the past. You have to let go and open you’re hands to receive the goodness He has for you!
Truth on Sunday! #LieVsTruth
3 83 hours ago
HEY TGS pals! Happy Friday!! There’s been a lot of new faces around here lately, so I thought I would pop in and say, hey! I’m Caroline the founder of TGS and I am SO glad you are here!
I started writing back in 2016 and The Grace Scripts has grown SO much since then!! We’ve had some sweet guest bloggers, volunteer staff AND I’ve met some dear friends- all through IG and TGS!
If intentional conversations were a love language it would be mine! I love spending time outdoors (I’m a big mountain and lake gal), grabbing tacos with friends, and talking about Scripture, theology + the church. I love words, colors + design. I have a heart for radically, ordinary hospitality and teaching women the Word.
I’m a Georgia peach who currently calls Nashville home!
I would LOVE to know....what city (or state OR country!) do you currently call home? What’s the BEST thing to see or do there?? I’m dreaming up big road trips and cannot wait to hear where I should go next!
We work hard & we should rest hard!
Don’t allow anxiety, worry, or negative thoughts to penetrate your thinking this weekend!
Enjoy yourself, enjoy your family, plan, dream, sleep in, build that side hustle, record that podcast...but by any means necessary REST 👑
Wild Friday evening happening! I’m cleaning. Woo-Hoo 🎉 haha.
If you’ve followed along for a while, you know this is the bathroom that we remodeled after the drunk driver drove through our house.😓 I love it so much, but also can’t help but think about the car driving through the wall whenever I go in there....
Let’s play a game! ✨🙌🏼 Leave a comment, can say anything and the person who comments next responds to your comment! 👉🏼DON’T skip by the comments and keep scrolling! Join in and make a new friend! 👉🏼Tomorrow I’ll pick a winner to send them a surprise!
18 554 hours ago
Even in the missteps, the unexpected turn and the unfulfilled opportunities God is still directing your path.
None of these twists are a surprise to Him, nor are they powerful enough to dismantle His purposes for your life. Remember, we our identity is not in our plans, our identity is firmly rooted in Christ, who has chosen you and made you whole regardless of where life takes you.
No matter your relationship status, job status, grades or number of followers online; instead of allowing external circumstances the power to define you, remind yourself that your internal value in Christ is forever held in His hands, separate from the pressures of this world.
My face at the end 😂 I told the lady talking crap about me on the phone with her friend that she needs to quit smokin all them cigarettes.
And no that’s not a filter I AM currently orange from my spray tan, everything is fine...
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3 114 hours ago
Look at me double posting in one day. I mean who do I think I am?
I have been running around this week like a chicken with my head cut off. Like literally from here to there, working both jobs. We had a two hour delay this morning and instead of sleeping- I decided to vacuum my house. Like- I can feel my wrinkles forming from keeping myself TOO busy.
If we were to go out to coffee and wanted me to tell you the biggest secret about running a ministry/business while I’m still in high school... THIS is what I’d say: There are no prerequisites to follow Jesus’ calling for your life. You can follow Jesus RIGHT HERE + RIGHT NOW. You can pursue you God given calling RIGHT HERE + RIGHT NOW. .
Stop waiting for the perfect timing to listen to His call on your heart. If God is calling you to something, stand up and LISTEN. Obedience is a form of worship & it’s probably the most important form of worship because it signifies that you’re listening AND willing to trust that He has an awesome plan for you. (1 Samuel 14:22) .
If God has given you a dream, desire, mission, or passion- PURSUE IT. Don’t allow fear to hold you back. Fear has no power over His will. (2 Timothy 1:7) Don’t allow your age to hold you back. His grace is not contingent on how many years we’ve been on this earth or how many we have left. (1 Timothy 4;12)Don’t let a lack of knowledge keep you from obedience. When you ask Him for wisdom, He gives it generously (James 1:5) .
You are capable because He is in you. If God has bestowed a passion on your heart, He will equip you for the task. Boldly pursue your God given passions right here + right now. .
It is my JOY to celebrate the work of the Lord- comment below and tell me what your God-given dream is and how you’re working to make it happen!
21 4655 hours ago
Just a reminder.
🌿Tap the link in my bio to listen to my latest podcast or to read some new articles on the blog.
3 915 hours ago
Strength is not a show of force, but an internal sense of knowing who you are, Whose you are and the value you have. None of these can be taken away from you unless you relinquish them yourself.
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I’m Joy, and this is what my eyes look like when I’m happy.⠀
I haven’t always been happy; mostly because I was caught up in how I never fit in, was never understood, all the while squandering my calling because of insecurity and fear of rejection.⠀
But here in this picture, I’m happy. I’m writing into my calling, resting, working at loving myself, and unashamedly leaning into what I love and into what I like.⠀
I like to write about God in ways that make sense to those of us who scratch our heads at church.⠀
I like to encourage people who want to know Jesus better but find church to be more obstacle than conduit to their faith.⠀
I like helping people see that they don’t have to fit in to belong, anywhere. ⠀
I like to try on dangerous questions and form my worldview while wrestling through things that matter.⠀
I like to see what happens when I take what I know of God and apply him to real life; seeing what sticks and what needs tweaking.⠀
I like to be unserious about spirituality, like that person who sits next to you in church and mutters jokes or draws you hilarious doodles to make you laugh at inappropriate times.⠀
I super, super, super dislike all the terrible things happening in the world everywhere and every day, and have made it my mission to do whatever I can to help free Jesus followers to live and act freely into the resistance of beauty and light.⠀
I’m grateful to have a place to share my words and do all these things I like. Drop a 🙋🏻♀️ and say hi if you like any of these things too.⠀
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11 225 hours ago
Friends, the waiting game is all about perspective.
If you believe the lie that you’re missing a piece of yourself without that thing you’ve been believing for, your peace will go out the door!
Ask yourself today: ‘Is there something on my heart I feel incomplete without having?’ Because your promise will not complete you...JESUS will.
So step back into the face of God and ask Him to remind you who you ARE. Right now. Without all those dreams and desires burning on the inside of you.
Because when your identity is rooted in JESUS as your solution and NOT the miracle, peace will flow like never before and courage will carry you through the valley.
‘For as you think within yourself, so will you be.’ Proverbs 23:7
Type AMEN if this encourages you! If you’re walking through a waiting season too, come share below! 👇🏼
21 765 hours ago
——— Real Talk
Hey guys! Ya girl is back from a much needed social media break!! I’ve honestly not been feeling like chipper ol Jo.
January came in like a recking ball and knocked me off my damn feet— and honestly I didn’t have the strength, nor did i feel like getting back up. Instead of running and carrying on per usual, i needed time to sit with my feelings.
There are still many things that I am working out, but one thing that I realized is that my feelings and emotions can’t keep sidetracking me from what God is telling me to do.
So here I am, letting y’all know that I’m back, still working through some things, but making trying to be more positive! — & to get back to feeling like myself, despite having higher engagement levels on here, I’ll be returning back to blogging! That’s all for now!
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
22 1995 hours ago
I finally did it! I finally followed through with kicking off The Who You Say I Am series!! check out the link in my bio to read it 🤓
6 465 hours ago
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Whatever God does on earth, He does through our actions as we partner with Him by faith. That means if you do nothing, then God will do nothing through you.
But when you say “Yes” to God’s leading, the Holy Spirit comes through your action and makes it a miracle motion.
This is the day and now is the time when we all should respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit with acts of obedience.
When you move it allows God to move. When you give ... it allows God to multiply and bring blessing.
He wants to use you and flow through you in more ways than you can imagine.
Allow God to add SUPER to your natural. And EXTRA to your ordinary!
Team CWIB xx
PS. If you’re looking to join a community like no other, that’s lead by the Spirit and loves Jesus Christ with all our hearts we’d love to invite you to become a member. 💕 Apply today through the link in n bio.
The sun on my face is a nice enough reminder that I will be down jacket free and barefoot in no time 🌞 co-piloting in the passenger seat for last minute errands before our weekend road trip to SOMEWHERE tomorrow morning— we have some BIG EXCITING NEWS!
14 345 hours ago
Say it with me.
Say it louder.
Life is abundant.
Success is abundant.
Time is abundant.
Money is abundant.
Love is abundant.
TGIF🌟💗 #thebfflife ®
7 645 hours ago
What is slow living?
"At its heart, slow living is a curious mix of being prepared and being prepared to let go. Caring more and caring less. Saying yes and saying no. Being present and walking away. Doing the important things and forgetting those that aren’t. Grounded and free. Heavy and light. Organised and flexible. Complex and simple. It’s about letting go of the excess stuff in our homes, learning how to live mindfully, getting in touch with our personal values and choosing to put them at the centre of all that we do." (Brooke McAlary)
The following are a few areas of your life you can start to evaluate. I encourage you to find some simple changes you can make now, but give yourself the grace to identify other changes that might require a process you can start working towards as well.
1. Your Mind
What stories are you telling yourself? Do you often find yourself saying there's never enough time or feeling overwhelmed by the amount of things that need to be done? What is the overall tone of your inner dialogue? Is it harsh and demanding or is it gentle and calm?
2. Your Body
How do you treat your body? Do you create space to enjoy food and movement? When was the last time you invested in yourself? Does taking physical care of your body feel more like a chore or a celebration of all that it can do?
3. Your Lifestyle
What are your daily rhythms currently? Do you feel like you are holding your breath all day until you get home and even then you feel too exhausted to breathe? Do act impulsively to mask your feelings? When was the last time you did something for the joy of it?
4. Your Relationships
Do the people in your life drain your energy or give you energy? Do the people you do life with embody or desire a slower pace of life? Do you have the time to engage and connect with a community?
5. Your Work
Does your work feed more into your joy or anxiety? What do you enjoy most about your work and what would you change? Do you feel supported or trapped? Do you prefer having a structured work routine or a more flexible one?
Where can you start to bring more slowness, intention, and joy into your life right now?
3 166 hours ago
Do you love yourself unconditionally? To break free of the shame of your struggle, you absolutely must learn to love yourself graciously.
Start them young! 🎸🎨🎹🛹⚽️🙏
No, Avra is not a ukulele prodigy yet, but I am constantly amazed at how quickly she absorbs information and learns new things! Almost every day she surprises me with new words in her vocabulary and her increasingly grown-up way of doing things.
Even the Bible has a thing or two about starting kids young. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
I love teaching Avra new things and giving her opportunities to start learning skills like music, swimming, or art. But what’s even more important to me than all of that is that she grows up with a rock-solid faith foundation that will remain steady through the entire course of her life.
I’m amazed at how many situations in life can be turned into teachable moments when you are paying attention.
🛁 Bath time is a perfect opportunity to talk about the beauty of our bodies that were created by God in his own image.
🛏 Bedtime is a chance to slow down and pray together, reflecting on all that we can be grateful for each day.
⏱ Time outs for disobedience can open up a conversation about sin and forgiveness, guilt and grace.
❌ Even owning up to our own screw-ups as parents can provide an example of humble confession and the power of God at work in our lives.
Every moment matters when it comes to influencing a child’s future and faith.
What is one way you can be intentional with your moments today to influence your child’s eternity?
1 537 hours ago
I know I’m smiling in this photo but I totally woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. 🤷🏼♀️
I think it’s important sometimes to share the bad as well as the good here on social media. There’s real life that happens in between these perfectly curated images and it can be so easy to forget that.
For whatever reason, I started my day in a complete funk. Usually I’m pretty good at identifying the reason behind a bad mood but there didn’t seem to be one this morning, I was just...off. Rather than dwell in the goofy mood I was in, I recognized it and then responded the best way I can when this happens, by controlling what I can, my attitude.
Somethings that help me get out a funk are a cozy sweater, worship music & my bible and I can’t forget, a hot cup of tea in my current favorite mug (from @shopabbeylynn )!
These always seem to do the trick for me. What helps you get out of a funk?
5 1347 hours ago
We’re sharing the 3-5 minute version of our testimony for partnership at our new church.
I had to type it up so I thought I’d share it over on the blog too.
It’s a story that will never get old to me! Go check it out! Feel free to share it with someone you think it may encourage.
Link in bio.
3 207 hours ago
I could write a sweet caption for this ... pretend that this is what our homeschool days always look like. Idyllic. Peaceful. Organized. But that wouldn’t be fair, because this is just a tiny snapshot during one little moment of our day. It isn’t representative of the whole.
The whole looks a lot messier. It looks like three different kids working on three different subjects, all needing some kind of assistance from me, while the little two play around and underfoot. It looks like moments of sheer frustration from the kids and myself. There are setbacks and victories. There are struggles and successes. There are the remnants of lunch littered among math fact sheets because I haven’t had a moment to pick up amidst the kids’ pressing questions.
This method isn’t easy ... but this method is worth it. Because among the studies of Julius Caesar and multiplication tables and silly English grammar jingles, I get the chance to glimpse things like my oldest helping the younger two with word problems or one child reading to another. Sometimes there are tears ... sometimes from me, sometimes from them. But those moments are followed by restoration and forgiveness. This growing and stretching side by side with my kids is challenging, but it gives me abundant opportunities to model Christ to my kids. (For those interested in more details, we do a hybrid private school/homeschool model, and it works exceptionally well for us!)
1 137 hours ago
To the mama struggling to make time for fellowship in the little years: just show up. It doesn’t matter if you show up late, didn’t do any of the assigned reading, or that your toddler will likely be fighting for your attention the duration of the lesson, causing you to hear only a third of what is said. Show up anyway. You are called to community for a reason. Being around women older (and younger) than you and is important. You have something to learn, but you have something to teach, too - just in being there; in showing your child that you make time for what is important to you, even when it’s sometimes hard. Especially then.
Just show up. 🖤
Thankful for our awesome women’s bible study group who love on Noli so well, and make me leave each week with a grateful heart.
7 527 hours ago
Ben and I had the honour of being photographed by the awe-inspiring, hilarious, and incredibly gifted @joannaelizaphotography in Edinburgh yesterday. ⠀⠀
We’re swoooooning over the photos.🥰
From sliding into each other’s Insta DM’s to finally meeting her and her husband Nathan (@gullandcofilms), it’s the perfect example of why I love this little hub on the internet!
📸: @joannaelizaphotography 🎥: @gullandcofilms
Have you ever had a moment where you feel like God just comes at you big with a heart check? In my quiet time recently, I have felt so bombarded by this message—how our spiritual gifts are meant to be used for the building up of the church, and it all just came crashing in on me. I know that I know that I know that God has made us all in His image, and that He has given us gifts and talents that are meant to be used for His glory. But lately I’ve just really needed the reminder to actually USE THE DANG GIFTS.
This may be weird to say, but I feel like my quiet on social media has been a reflection of my spiritual life lately, and NOT in a good way. God has truly used this place as a ministry at times. And just like I have been quiet publicly, it’s been a very quiet season in my life spiritually. It hit me just last night that a big part of that is because I haven’t been using my gifts. I have been sitting back on what He has given me. He blesses us with spiritual gifts that are unique to us that are meant to both be a reflection of Him and give Him glory AND to be used to build up the church as a whole. And honestly, being very real with my ugly, I haven’t been doing that well AT ALL lately.
Like that verse in Matthew that talks about how we don’t light a lamp and then hide it under a basket. What would be the point? No, we put it on a stand so that we and others can make use of it. And I feel like the Lord is saying to me, “Kelly, you’ve been hiding your light.” And it’s not even mine, but His. These gifts are not just for me—they are to reflect Him to a world so in need of Him, and meant to be used in community to build up the church. I’ve been sitting back on my light instead of putting it on a stand.
Maybe you need to hear this too, whether you are actively living out in the gifting God has given you or hanging back on them. The world needs your light—HIS light. The world needs your gifts—because they reflect Him. There is so much going on in the world that can cause me to despair, which is why we can’t sit back on the ways that He has made us and on the gifting He has given us. Brothers and sisters, this world needs what you have to offer.
7 6258 hours ago
Rest has always been a necessary part of the process. -
How do you rest best?
2 408 hours ago
God tells Jonah to go to the corrupt city of Nineveh and call them out for their wicked ways. Instead, Jonah bails in the opposite direction on a boat headed to Tarshish. His goal: to flee from God. But it isn’t that easy to escape God’s call. God has a way of getting our stubborn selves where we need to be so He can display His glory. Enter a storm. Lots cast fall on Jonah as the source of their troubles and he is hurled into the sea...which promptly ceases from its raging. But God isn’t finished with Jonah. God sends a great fish to swallow him up where he remains for three days and three nights. From the fish, Jonah prays. He remembers who God is. He repents and vows, “Salvation belongs to the Lord!” God speaks to the fish who releases Jonah out upon the dry land. A second time God tells Jonah to GO. This time, Jonah goes. Likely still a little scared. Likely wondering what the heck he is doing there and what exactly he will say. Likely a little apprehensive. But obedient nonetheless, Jonah goes. He gives an eight-word sermon, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” (Jonah 3:4). It wasn’t long. It wasn’t eloquent. It wasn’t delivered from a flashy, easy-on-the-eyes speaker. It wasn’t even 100% heartfelt or with hope for restoration (as seen in chapter 4). It was simply an act of obedience + God doing His thing. And ALL the people of Nineveh believed God. They don’t instantly know everything there is to know about God, but they believe He is the one who can destroy them….and save them. They cry out to God and repent. God spares them the punishment they rightly deserved.
We can get so overwhelmed by the circumstances around us, by the corrupt culture, by our fears and shortcomings, and the vast suffering and need. We look at that and then look at ourselves and feel utterly outmatched. BUT GOD. Never underestimate the power of God to do the exponentially miraculous from OUR VERY LITTLE paired with OBEDIENCE and the weight of HIS WORD. God wants to display His glory. He wants to redeem and restore His people. The question is, do we? Because if we do, our little paired with His abundance can change the world one step of obedience at a time.
10 5678 hours ago
We L O V E this quick and effortless hairdo almost as much as we l o v e that it’s Friday!!
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1 159 hours ago
Frozen Greek yogurt for breakfast anyone? 🍦 With @yasso low calorie frozen Greek yogurt I’m finally able to eat a sweet treat all day everyday! 😋 Swipe to see the delicious flavors our friends from @yasso sent Sage and I! 💛😍
13 2889 hours ago
Cozy vibes brought to you by one of my favorites to follow 🤍🤍 Get me under those covers! 😴 #mood#happyfriday
4 559 hours ago
GURL what are you #planning in #2020 ? Is it a #bigmove ? A #careerchange ? Searching for a #relationship ? Or, just KNOW that you want something different to happen for you this year?
In the last year, I have transformed my life & want to help you do it, too! I was wasting away so much time & money in nightclubs & on partying. I want to help those interested transition out of a life of limitation & to reach their full potential. I’ve been lucky to have so much help along the way, which has been vital to my success in making major #lifestylechanges . DM me if interested💌
1 159 hours ago
Hi hi hi 👋🏻 Since my second book is coming out NEXT WEEK, I figured it was a good time to do a little intro about me, so you know who’s work you’re buying 😉
My name is Brandi with an “i”, but my Starbucks drinks always say “Brandy”. I grew up in a farmhouse built in 1880 that my parents renovated 100% themselves, which I’m sure is where I got the idea from to also renovate a fixer upper 😁 #thelittlefamilyfarmhouse
We lived in the country-est part of the country, so to occupy my time, I read books. I read so much that I read every single book in my small high school’s library by the time I graduated.
I met my husband my first day of college, and we’ve been together for over nine years. We have two sweet girls together, and one little girl in heaven. We also have an extraordinarily furry cat named Arlo 😻
Writing books is what I want to do when I grow up, but I’m also really into homesteading, making others feel loved and wanted, and telling people about Jesus. 🙌🏻
Enough about me - tell me about YOU. What’s one thing that people may not be able to guess about you by looking at your IG feed, and maybe one thing that they could??
15 889 hours ago
If you are overcome with excitement about our #bettertogether5k , we get it!⠀
Who'd wouldn't be doing a happy dance over getting this classic She Works Hard tank, access to Patty Pittman's program, AND our Iron Sharpens Iron Cling?!!⠀
We will also be donating a portion of our proceeds to the amazing ministry of She Works His Way!⠀
Sign up will be open through March 4th!⠀
2 209 hours ago
So are you a bitter woman?
Don't panic!! 😧 If you discover any bitterness traits that are coming up for you, this is a GOOD thing that you are discovering them now! It is what will EMPOWER you to take a HUGE pivot toward your destiny.
Take this week to journal about these traits and dig deeper for the root.
Some ideas to help you journal;
How does it make you feel when you think about that bitterness trait you see in yourself.
Does a person, place, or thing come up in your memory?
All bitterness comes down to a hurt (an offense done to you), keep rooting it down, ask God to reveal to you where the root lies?
Let me know in the comments below how journaling has changed your life!
Trying to move forward but can't quite figure out how?
In a period of transition and wanting to wait well?
If you're feeling scattered and stuck, you're going to want to listen in on my conversation with Daniel & Melody of @joyfm_real! (A Christian based radio station focused on creating & delivering experiences that inspire people to live passionately for Jesus Christ)
We chat over coffee for just under 30 minutes (it's kind of like a podcast episode!) about this & more:
* How little shifts can make a world of difference
* What Christian coaching is and how it can get you from where you are to where God wants you to be
* Some of the very best pieces of advice I've been given
You can click over to the link in my profile to listen in- definitely let me know if you do, and I hope you love it! 🎙
7 4910 hours ago
He is the Alpha and the Omega. He became man in the form of Jesus Christ and lived among us that we might live through him.
God’s redeeming love frees us from guilt and fear. He calls us out of darkness into His everlasting light.
You are chosen. You are worthy. You matter. You are loved.
With love & light,
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If you see someone without a smile, give them yours. -Dolly Parton
2 3510 hours ago
Saying goodbye to our @spaceshipsuk home on wheels tomorrow. I’m genuinely gonna miss it so much. But the best kind of holidays are the ones that reset, refresh, and propel you back into the swing of normal routines. This has certainly been one of those. #spaceshipsuk#spaceshipsroadtrip
6 39710 hours ago
Does anyone else think it's hard to find close girlfriends as an adult? Being vulnerable with someone takes guts, but it's how connections are built. You cant go heart deep on surface-level talk. .
Whenever you're faced with a choice of opinion in some area, choose people over place and status. Be a good friend. Yes, challenge what might need to be challenged in someone's life. But above all, choose love and compassion in your response. .
The truth is, we can all learn to be better at walking with someone through painful situations and hard times. Turn down the accusations, judgments and personal opinions. Sit with the broken. .
Choose people over worrying about where your loyalties lie. Whether this is in friend groups, workplace, home, or church, choose to care. Choose to love and understand.
When we can be trusted with vulnerability from another, we can grow together. How do you foster safe friendships in your life? What are the ways you build deeper connections and relationships as an adult? .
“Wanna go read in a coffee shop, buy some plants, and grocery shop for fruit?” 😅
She’s so fun and is that awesome age where she will say yes to anything I want to do together. But I also know she loves all these things and we are having the best day together.
Ps, Taylor Swift’s The Best Day just popped in to my head and I was. not. prepared. She looked up from her book and said, “why are you crying?!” Go listen to it and hug your babies. 💖
5 3410 hours ago
You Are Loved Forever.
I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Jeremiah 31:3 💕
Man, I hope the granddaughter who is receiving this Bible as a gift from grandma really believes this is how much she is loved.
I always pray that the recipient of the Bible’s I paint fall in love with God and realize He’s in love with them too. I pray they meditate on His Word and let it become their foundation for everything. I pray they allow His love and His Word to transform their life.
Because that’s what changed mine.
Not just knowing I’m loved, but believing it and acting like it because I know what God’s Word says about Him and I know what it says about me.
P.s. I’ve been working on something that i’m launching next week that’s aaaaall about this and the best part is that its $freeee.99 😉
15 19010 hours ago
I know Valentine’s Day was so last week ( #sorrynotsorry ), but I can’t help but admire this handsome man every single day, stare at those dimples, and hope that our sweet baby girl comes out lookin’ just like him 💕
We’re in a busy season. With trying to wrap up client projects in the next few weeks before baby girl comes, heading into playoffs for basketball, and the million different baby showers that consume my weekends, I’m grateful for this man who makes sure I’m eating properly by doing most (or all of) the grocery shopping + cooking, cleaning the house while I’m on bus trips to away games, and organizing our home so this “nesting” mother doesn’t have to stress more than she already does.
To be honest, I’m not sure how he is so patient with my craziness. But I love him for it.
I know many of you are in a season of waiting. Whether that’s for a man with dimples to love your craziness unconditionally or for a baby of your own. My heart remembers those days so so clearly. Although I’m trying to live + love every second I have with the blessings I’ve prayed years for, my heart still aches for those of you in the season of waiting.
Please know you are so seen + loved. Praying for you and encouraging you to pray for God to fill your heart with His desires. That simple prayer got me through some of the hardest days…xoxo
5 12910 hours ago
It’s Maha Shivaratri—the great night of Shiva when he’s believed to be more willing to answer your prayers! He’s very happy at this time—because it’s the night when he married ❤️ Goddess Parvati (or Lalitha Tripura Sundari). You can fast, keep vigil, offer fruit, light (a candle or ghee lamp). Google his mantras and enjoy. Wishing you lots of miracles! 🌺
6 4511 hours ago
It’s launch day for @cocoabutter_hairgrease’s online home. 🙌🏾 @dr.donnaoriowo, an amazing therapist in the DMV area and longtime client created an in-depth workbook specifically for Black Women to help them increase their love for their hair and skin. I had so much fun planning and designing this site. It’s beautiful, bold, and filled with a lot of personality. 👩🏿🦱👩🏾🦱👩🏽🦱 Click the #LinkInBio to check it out. 📲
2 1711 hours ago
According to Isaiah (41:10), God is with you; He is yours; He will strengthen you; He upholds you; and He is righteous. ⠀
Our amazing, awe-inspiring, infinitely loving and holy God is the One in Whose image you were created! He’s the One Who, before the beginning of time, designed good works for you to walk in and fulfill (Ephesians 2:10). ⠀
Most often, holy moments are the ones we faced while still afraid. God is always able to equip you for the day’s demands. Be strong and courageous, rely on the Lord and obey what He is asking you to do. You will have peace and confidence you didn’t know was possible when you choose Him at every opportunity.⠀
Ladies, what helps you strengthen your courage?
I pray that you would fix your eyes on Christ in the midst of whatever you’re going through. I pray that you would surrender your worry and find peace in Him who gives you strength.
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There's always some standard of beauty that you're not meeting, cause if you're thin enough then you don't have that ass that everyone wants, but if you have enough weight on you to have an ass then your stomach isn't flat enough. It's all just f***ing impossible. - Taylor Swift
Making and meeting my own standards, no one else's.
30 24013 hours ago
Trust God in the dark and he will always turn back on the light. X @bethmoorelpm ❤️
If you’re not irritating people who used to know you, are you even growing?!
I had someone tell me she recently lost a friend over the career she’s made on social media. I cringed and thought, “Dang, that’s intense!” Then I realized I’ve had my own share of family and friends unfollow me, some even commenting on how “inappropriate” I am online 🤷🏼♀️😂🤦🏼♀️
It hurts when we lose people we thought were in our corner. It hurts when we realize family isn’t in our corner. But imagine how bad it would hurt if you stayed the same person, never grew? Never made mistakes? Never tried something new; never stepped outside your comfort zone?
That’s what would really hurt; staying the same. God made us to keep growing + rearranging; to be molded and conformed to His will. It takes uncomfortable growth (which includes irritating/losing people sometimes) to transform into something new.
“𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐰. 𝐒𝐞𝐞, 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐧! 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐢𝐭? 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝.” - 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐚𝐡 𝟒𝟑:𝟏𝟗
Are you allowing Jesus to make you new? Don’t fight the growing pains, sis. Lean in. He’s making something new in you, and trust me...she’s gonna be worth it ♥️
70 49520 February, 2020
This is the first picture I’ve ever had taken of me holding my camera... 😳 (I’m usually always having to use it to have someone take the picture of me!) 😂⠀
Anyways, let’s talk bizznass. Here’s the tea, sis. ☕️ ⠀
The best thing you can do when building a photography business is to stay in your own lane, with your eyes down - and DO the work. ⠀
But what does that actually look like? How do we avoid comparison and create a business that’s all our own...? ⠀
What about when you want to stay in your lane, but you’re scared… because you can’t see where it’s actually going!? 😅⠀
It’s easier to stay in your own lane when you can see the end of the road, right? But when you’re in the thick of it, driving through the fog sometimes it’s overwhelming. 🙇🏻♀️⠀
You may become tempted to take someone’s else’s goals and ideas and make them your own, (even if it’s unintentional.) Because they’ve defined that as success, and they’ve said it works… so it must be what will work for you too… right? ⠀
Wrong. So unbelievably wrong, friend. But we’ll get there. ⠀
If you’ve been around the JVP blog for any amount of time, you’ve likely seen that I’m not your typical photography educator. ⠀
I operate my business from a very specific standpoint, one as a child of God. If that doesn’t vibe with you, you may not wanna take biz advice from me… because there’s gonna be a lot of faith-based advice up in hurr. Okuuurt? 👏🏼⠀
But as much as I wish I could UNLEASH this powerhouse of a blog on you right here... insta limits my characters. 🙄 SO, you're gonna have to hop over to the blog to get this gem. (I'm pretty pumped about it, there's a prayer in there that may bring ya to your knees, while simultaneously empowering you.) The best, right!? 🙌🏼⠀
Just hit "link in bio" and get to bingin'! ⠀
Warning: you may feel really confident in your OWN biz and ceo abilities after reading. 😎💃🏻
17 27320 February, 2020
✨ Worry worships you’re troubles. Prayer worships the God who can change them. ✨ ⠀
When you’re in the middle of the storm it’s hard not to focus on the circumstances surrounding you. But focusing on God, leaning into him brings hope, joy and strength. ⠀
Maybe you can relate to the struggle. Your job, your relationships, finances, your health...⠀
Spend time talking with him, even if it’s in the car while driving or pushing the cart through the grocery store. Give him your worries, praise him even when it’s hard. Trust that his plan is greater than ours, that he has a purpose for your life and know that he will be faithful. Through the good and the bad he will never leave our side. He is our way out of the darkness. 🙌⠀
9 19021 February, 2020
You do not have to live in slavery to the opinions of the world. You do not even have to live in bondage to what other Christians say you should be.
You only have to be what God has said you are to be in His Word. Imitate Him! Let's be women who seek the Original, Christ, and who lean fully on the Holy Spirit to walk in His ways.
52 1,22320 February, 2020
YES, the bassinet came! It’s a really sweet handmade Moses basket and was well worth the wait. 🤗
Okay now I gotta stop being distracted by the cuteness and get back to work! Who is soooo ready for spring?!