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Obedience: The one thing you can do that can change your entire course of life. .
I woke up and spent time praying about all the things. 🙌🏻 I’ve taken my recent journey in strides because I want to make sure each and every step is what God wants. I don’t mind failing when I know I was on the wrong track and God is getting me back on track. .
Today I was about to make a wrong decision. Not only did I receive an email that was confirmation as to being on the wrong track,but after telling my husband he showed me yet another confirmation. .
I’m a strong believer in signs but I also know you have to have confirmations. You can’t be obedient if your not searching and spending time to hear Him!
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Every step is ordered and as little big as we continue our walks with Him as the lead we will know how to be obedient to His will!


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I've been out on the deck for nearly 2 hours...in and out of my day four week six devotion in discerning the voice of God by @priscillashirer. In and out because my dog has come cuddling beside me, followed by my cat, My sweet son back and forth. I've stopped to listen to the birds sing, My son and his best buddy (our dog) play, I've taken in the moments to see God's handiwork in my life. I have stopped and dwelt in his presence, heard him speak to me several times this morning. As I looked up the guided verses from the devotion, I paused and took notes, I discovered other passages that left me in awe and amazement. My friend, his presence is all we need. We don't need to go to a specific place to find it, we just need to be aware of it, and pause when the moments arise. We need to take time to seek him, to be still, and to trust that he is always there looking to develop a deeper relationship with us as we trust him, obey him at his word, and never stop seeking his presence! As mamas we are constantly on the go, having 2 hours like this isn’t always available, but today, I will aspire to always remember to pursue the pause, and enJOY his presence wherever I go!
#pursuitofhappiness
#bestillandknow
#momentslikethese


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I really don’t know how it happened. I do know that the quote, “days are long but the years are short...” holds so much truth. Yesterday my 5lb baby somehow got her preschool physical done. Her wittiness, courage and love spilled out of her heart as she lit up the doctors office. Today it has all been about miss INDEPENDENT Shae... she literally told me a dozen times that she had to do ____ by herself because she is a BIG GIRL who is going to school. Ahhhh I don’t know how I could ever express how much my heart loves, but if you see me around my kids you can get a good idea. Absolutely smitten by these photos. •


#minime #mini #babygirl #minimouse #love #chooselove #joy #innerchild #heartofgold #preschool #preschoolbound #offtoschool #myheart #bestill #bestillmyheart #bestillandknow #daysarelongyearsareshort


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We wonder if God’s most-central mission statement towards us is “to do us good with all God’s heart and soul.” As we redirect God’s way, we’ve found that there is only good news for us. Our lives seem to turn bad as we veer off this course. This means that reality is the friend of religious and nonreligious people alike— it will always tell us how we need to course-correct. None of us are super-geniuses at this ongoing redirection, but together we can cheer each other on.
Read all nine of our perspective at http://www.blueoceanfaith.org/about/perspectives/


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"Be still and know that I am God!" Enjoy the peace of knowing your Father has you covered! #eastpointe #forward2018 #worldchangers #bestillandknow


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Yesterday was full of reminders that God is in control and I need to BE STILL and wait on His timing and direction. Being still is so hard! But the more I focus on it (and paint it onto signs 😊) the more at peace I feel.
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#lettering #handlettering #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #bestill #bestillandknow #Godsgotthis #Heisgood #peace #woodsign #customwoodsign #maker #makersofinstagram #signmaker #inspirationalsign


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Real life confession time: do you struggle with addictive, compulsive, autopilot behavior when it comes to technology? I know I sure do 🙋🏻

Whether it’s missing out on my kid nailing their very first cartwheel after practicing for days because my face was glued to my phone, completely not hearing something my husband said to me because I was scrolling the ‘gram (oh hey) or picking up my phone to do something specific and getting distracted by notifications until I can’t even remember why I picked the phone up to begin with.

Every single on of these examples has been pulled from the pages of my own life, and tells the kind of story that I definitely don't want to be living.

I can count too many ways my faith, wellness, work and relationships have suffered because of my lack of mindfulness and personal boundaries with technology. And I'm willing to bet this is a struggle for you too friend, which is why I wanted to open up a conversation about it.

I think most of us are aware that something needs to change…but knowing what to do about it (and actually DOING it!) is a whole other animal.

This week on the podcast I am sitting down for a candid conversation with my friend Bethany Baker, the Executive Director of @agaplife, about why there’s such a need for us to be intentional in setting healthy boundaries with technology, so that we can start making changes and learn be fully present and engaged in our lives.

My hope is that this conversation and all the super practical tips we share will encourage you, and help you get really intentional about choosing how you will use technology in your daily life.

To tune in, just click the link in my profile, and in the comments below I’m dropping a couple of tips for setting tech boundaries based on things that have worked for me!


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So true story: last night I started giving myself a major guilt trip.
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After a long, busy, WONDERFUL day (we took off mid-day to go visit some friends in the city 🚗 - I love making my own schedule 🙌🏻), I was just exhausted after getting little M into bed. 😴 Everything in my body was telling me to rest. Just drink a ton of water, watch some Mad Men, and rest. The expectations of the world came marching in to tell me that no, I didn't "deserve" rest because I have a long way to go on hitting my goals. I'm not "there" yet so nope, no rest for you. 🙅🏻 Get up, lazy and do stuff. Do more and be more. Right now.
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So I stopped that toxic BS right in its tracks and decided to rest. It was glorious. 💖 Water, Mad Men, a little work (because I love what I do), rocking miss M back to sleep a few times when she woke up 👶🏼, and there might have been a few small spoonfuls of peanut butter. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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I woke up this morning to see that I'm down 3.5 lbs since I started this new program 9 days ago. 👊🏻 No, I didn't gain weight because I rested. No, I didn't lose sight of what I want because I fell asleep at 8pm.
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Y'all. Take the rest. It doesn't mean you can't jump back in tomorrrow. I'm LOVING the routine I'm doing right now but come July... I get to participate in an exclusive test group where we get THREE rest days per week. 🙋🏻 Obviously, I'm already feelin' it!
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Rest is good. You ALWAYS deserve some rest. 😴


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Oh snap. Things are happening! 👇 What are your struggles with faith? #blogbycoast


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Thou storms, trials and tribulations come. Be still, for God is our refuge and strength. #westsidemke #westside #tgif #feelgoodfriday #bestillandknow #strength #refuge #wordofgod


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ThE BiG GuY, neveR disappoints 🙏
haPPy FrY🔥daY kidS ✌️
#floridasunrise #eastcoast⭐️ #empath #star⭐️seed #starseed #lightworker #bepresent #bestillandknow


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National Take Your Dog to Work Day 🐾❤️ Celebrated annually since 1999 on the first Friday after Father’s Day in the United States, the unofficial holiday was created by @petsittersinternational as a way to encourage dog adoption and to celebrate the love and joy dogs bring to the lives of their pet parents. #nationaltakeyourdogtoworkday #takeyourdogtowork #pillowgracepup #petsittersinternational #adoptapet @hsscg #bestillandknow


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Something about the quietness of mornings, the Bible, & a porch. It’s taken me about 10 years to finally appreciate silence, but now I wouldn’t trade it for anything. God must have known what He was talking about when He told us to ‘be still & know that I am God.’ #mornings #bestillandknow


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“In the quiet, in the stillness
I know that You are God
In the secret of Your presence
I know there I am restored”
-from None but Jesus, Hillsong United
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#quietmomentsarerare #inthequiet #nonebutjesus #focus #justbreathe #takeamoment #ballerinagirl #dancerecitalseason #raymondaballet #saylorstories #quietyourmind #silenceyourfears #bestillandknow #heisgod #lifeishard #brookefraser #hillsongunited #dallasballetcenter


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Happy Feet On The Desk Friday, y'all. #FODF


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Look at the decisions leading up to your problems and choices. We have all made some not so good choices that we wish we could erase. When you face your problems do you see any patterns leading up to your problems? Whatever your problem is, it could be that God is trying to get your attention. Get somewhere and BE STILL before the Lord and in the stillness of His presence you will begin to see the lesson God is trying to show you. Don’t be the victim grow and learn from your mistakes.. #perspective #bestillandknow #godslessonsarepurposeful #godcorrectsthoseheloves


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It's Friday... Just a little reminder that you totally got this!! Whatever today might throw at you, you have what it takes to handle it like the boss that you are!
Happy weekend! 😊


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Are you feeling discouraged and let down? Like God has left you to fend for yourself and to attend to someone else’s needs? Like He only talks to other people but not to you? I’ve been there. It’s not fun and so quickly we’re tempted to feel frustrated and hurt that He would allow that. How can you reconcile a God who says He loves you to the point where He gave His only son for you to be alive yet who seems so distant and silent? Know that He is the same always and forever so you’re the one that’s going to need to readjust. Be intentional. Intentionality not to let a gap/wall grow between you and Him. Pray and protect yourself against the lies of the enemy. Dive into scripture, declare it and speak life over yourself and make sure you guard your heart. And finally talk to people around you not to complain, but to seek what God has done for them. You’ve heard it countless times but if He has down it for them He will do it for you too. Not in your timing, that’s guaranteed and I still don’t understand why the whole unpleasant process needs to happen. You might shed a few tears. But don’t give up, remember He did die for you and He has no intention of letting you go as long as you’re willing to stay. Hope you feel encouraged, x.


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God is offering you peace today, will you receive it?

#peaceofmind
#peaceful
#bestillandknow
#thepeaceofgod


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“Be still and know” tea cup. This will go great with the sunrise and a good book. #teacup #mug #bestillandknow #meditation #morninginspiration #coffee #giftsforher #giftsformom


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For I will walk by Faith not by sight . I know God has prepared the way ahead of the valley. When I get to the end God will not fail me . For he is with me everywhere I go, every second of the day ! #bestillandknow #godscowgirl #godisgood #christians #holyspirit #daughteroftheking #godsplan #waymakerchainbreaker #satonhasnothingonme


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// the enemy doesn’t want you to win. that’s a fact. how do I know? because the moment you get to that place that God is taking you, it feels like all hell is about to break loose. it’s like when you take one step forward something causes you to take five steps back. remember— the enemy doesn’t want you to win. // the enemy can be overthrown. sometimes amidst everything that surrounds you, being able to just be still is key. being in stillness doesn’t mean that what you’re facing isn’t significant but it does mean that you can give it over to God—why? because He has your back. He’s already working it out, making room for you, and doing it just for you. so don’t stress when stressing is all you want to do nor worry when worrying is all you feel like you have to left. just be still. #thursdaythoughts #havefaith #trusttheprocess #bestillandknow #wellwateredwomen


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Vacation hangover is still in full force over here. Fri-Yay we are ready for you!!! I might have regretted our option of nighttime swimming lessons every night on our drive home this week but these little fish are being some tired troopers. #keepingitreal #bestillandknow #preschoolposse


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Be Still and know that I am God. Thank you to my incredible friend Teisha for the inspiration!! .
Side note: Maybe I shoulda finished the last one before I started this one... #FamousLastWords 😁☺️ 1st time painting on black canvas, it was fun! 💕✨
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Paint: Coliro (Metallic) M1200
Brush: #Beste 8 bushy round .
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#Coliro #Watercolor #BeStillAndKnow #MetallicWatercolor #BibleLettering #HandLettering #ArtTherapy #ModernCalligraphy #Painting #Positivity #PositiveVibes


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What a wonderful night of ministry for some precious ladies! Enjoyed meeting a few new faces and spending some time with them! Thank you God for working in these lives tonight! Thank you God for my husband who is such an amazing help to me! Love you @gregm514 and doing ministry together is always a delight! #drawingcloserministries, #art, #chalkart, #jesus, #bestillandknow, #heisincontrol, #blessedbeyondbelief, #ilovemyhubs, #besthusbandever!


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How I Had Lunch With @oprah
This is a picture from the day I had lunch with Oprah! It's one of my favorite pictures because it's something I'd dreamed about for years, and there is no greater joy than seeing a dream become reality.

Now, I'll spare you the whole story, but a few years ago, thanks to my amazing brother I ended up in the fourth row for three tapings of an Oprah's Life Class Show. In between the second and third show, Oprah provided lunch for the audience members and came out to chat while we were all eating.

At that moment, I looked at my brother with tears streaming down my face and said, "This is my dream come true... I'm having lunch with Oprah!" My brother looked confused, so I went on to explain:

Sometimes, with a dream, you have to be open to it coming true in ways that you don't expect. That doesn't make it any less of a dream turned reality. But so many times we focus on the "how" and we lose sight of the vision.

Can I tell you that I've known that that moment was going to happen since I was 15 years old? I've had it on my Vision Board since then, and I knew, somehow, some way, it was happening.

I'd love for you to join me for a mid-year Vision Board workshop. This is one of my most popular classes, and it's LIVE and in PERSON!

Here's the deets:
July 15th
1 - 4 pm
Lexington, KY

There are only 10 spots and it usually fills up quickly. Let's create your own Oprah moment... in real life! Link in bio to join!


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Have a blessed day (or night) everyone 🤗


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He is a shield to those who take refuge in him. (Proverbs 30:5)
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Do you ever feel like you need a shield in life? Just a safe place for some rest and relaxation? I know I do.
God is our flawless shield. A friend once told me a beautiful story from long ago. A teenage girl didn't know where she'd sleep one night and walked past a house trailer when the door just opened and no one was inside. She went in and slept feeling like it was a gift from God, like He was cupping her in his enormous, gentle hands, watching over her when she felt lonely and without protection. What a metaphor for our own souls. We may well have a beautiful house to sleep in, but our souls ache for this deep soul protection that only our Father can provide.
Let's take some time this summer to run to this Refuge and let our souls rest in his Presence, in his refining love. That's the best way toward real R & R.

Lord Jesus, hold us. We invite you to be our refuge, our safe place. Take our weary hearts, turn them to you, and renew us. Help us to stop all the go, go, go and rest in your loving, refining presence. Renew our hearts and souls. Help us to know we are not alone. .
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#bestill #bestillandknow #womenintheword #christianwoman #christfollower #jesusfollower #dailydevotions #dailydevotional #renewingmymind #wellwateredwomen #hismerciesareneweverymorning #graceupongrace #godismystrength #godismyrock #godismycomforter #godismylife #godismysource #godismyguide #godismyrefuge #refuge #biblelettering #biblejournaling #proverbs #wisdom


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My heart hurts for those who have suicidal thoughts now or have in the past, or even attempted... It's a very real thing and others may not be able to understand it, but I've been there and it sucks. Someone I know brought up the subject today in a very real way and I wish that everyone could always feel a purpose and sense of belonging, but sometimes we don't. That why I always encourage people to check in with themselves.. how are you doing? Where can we let go or forgive ourselves? How can we ask for help? I know I'll never say all the right things but if I can encourage at least one person, it's in knowing that there's a God above who created you for a purpose, Who wants a relationship with you and Who loves you with all His being, even if you can't understand it. #bestillandknow#peace#thankyou#daynyday


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A love like this doesn’t come except once in a lifetime, a person like you doesn’t come except once in a lifetime. You’ve made this the best seven months of my life, you always had me cheesin and you always made me feel safe. Here’s to the coming months of love that overcomes the distance💙💙 #steadyon #bestillandknow


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Sometimes my yoga is practicing physical asana..sometimes it is a few conscious breaths in the middle of my day. Sometimes it’s an hour of sweaty hot yoga, sometimes it’s putting down my phone, laying down under the sun & closing my eyes. It’s the conscious decision I make throughout the day to do what best serves me and the world around me.
It is not just the time spent on my yoga mat, but something I live by. Yoga is not something you need a teacher for, but an experience that teaches you and introduces you to the most important teacher of all. Your own personal Guru. The one you carry within.

Yoga is not just a physical practice to move your body, yoga is the ritual of life.

What is your yoga?

@mantraband #earthyogini #whatisyogatoyou #MantraBand #YogaDay #MBforYoga #liveyouryoga #internationalyogaday #dailyyoga #yogadaily #loveyouplanet #loveyourslf #innerguru


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we don’t always get it right.
HA! in our first year of marriage, i would have probably rephrased that to “there are SOME times where we actually get it right, but we are mostly just getting it wrong.” we have come along way since then with the help of Jesus, but still…
we don’t always get it right
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i think one of the easiest ways to bring shame and hurt into your relationships/marriage/etc is comparing yours to someone else’s highlight reel. because the truth is, it is way too easy to look at the perfect filters & big smiles and forget that there are just simply two human beings there, who like you, are trying to do their best. what noah & i have learned on this beautiful and at times challenging journey is that “small victories again and again over time turn into big victories” that has stood true for us and it can for you, too
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so celebrate the small victories. celebrate connecting together sooner than you did after your last argument. celebrate that you made time for date night this week. celebrate that you’ve loved them in a way that was important to them. and please remember that great lighting & VSCO A6 will never compare to what you and you’re significant other are working towards every day.


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Bringing yoga into my life was a real game changer. I started practicing at a time i felt misdirected and physically so far away from where I am now. There was something about just showing up to class and doing the work. I can’t put my finger on one thing. But things just got better, came into focus. Somewhere in the silence and methodical breathing and moving I figured out my next moves. Wasn’t very purposeful i have to admit, but now when I feel off balance, I know I can find it again. Happy International Yoga Day!
#yogisofinstagram #yogaeverydamnday #bpytribe #balancedplanetyoga #bestillandknow #happyinternationalyogaday #summersolstice #june21 #yoga #yogini #yogi #sideplank


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》Probably one of the coolest screenshots I've ever swiped in my life // Led worship with @thekukuone at work this past Wednesday // There's nothing like the presence of God 🙌💜

#worship #presence #entermission #wbt #wednesday #latergram #screenshots #bestillandknow #worshipatwork #community #worshiptogether #thankyoulord


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