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“You're the god of this city
You're the king of these people
You're the lord of this nation
You are
You're the light in this darkness
You're the hope to the hopeless
You're the peace to the restless
You are
There is no one like our god
There is no one like our god
For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city”
-Chris Tomlinson
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God has his hand in every part of every city. His work is all around us, we just have to pause long enough to notice it ♥️ . .
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No place I’d rather be 🥰
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Until they start tooting 💨
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#iliveinafrathouse


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It’s not what’s on the table but who is gathered around it that matters most.
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My kids are pumped to have some fun, purposeful placemats to color and fill in at the kids table this year from @unitypointhealth .
It seems like yesterday I was sitting at the kids table at my Grandma’s house surrounded by my cousins, giggling and eating my grandma’s turkey shaped cookies. Those tiny moments really do matter.
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Print your own placements for some simple and purposeful fun, the link is in my bio! Then, to kick off thanksgiving week, tell me a thanksgiving memory you have?
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‘Do you not say, ‘It is still four months until the harvest comes?’ Look, I say to you, raise your eyes and look at the fields and see, they are white for harvest.’
‭‭JOHN‬ ‭4:35‬ ✨
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Guys, we have to look UP before we ever look down on our situation and see it with divine perspective.
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Because His ways may be higher, but if we have the mind of Christ then so can ours.
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So ask Him to give you perch perspective today...to pull you up off the ground battle and seat you in heavenly places of understanding 🦅
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Because perspective gives us purpose...and purpose invites His power to invade our here and now, no matter how hopeless we feel ❤️
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What’s your favourite verse to remind you of GOD’S perspective on your circumstances? 😍👇🏼
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I'm getting excited to speak at the @ladiesgetpaid conference on Dec. 8th. .
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Taking every chance that I get to soak up sun while winter makes it way.⠀
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Seasonal depression is usually pretty real for me by this point in the year, but I've been being intentional about keeping myself from falling into my usual pattern. I take extra steps in my daily routine to do things that I love, track my mood, pay closer attention to what my body is telling me - & most importantly I stay connected to source.⠀
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Interested in hearing what others do you do to keep the cold weather blues away? Comment below💕⠀
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"Don't judge no one's story unless you have walked in their shoes." Bishop Charles Mellette, Be Grateful (Thankful Living Series)

Points of Power
✔What makes you happy with more is BEING GRATEFUL with what you have.
✔Be grateful today for all the things you often take for granted.
Bishop Charles Mellette, Senior Pastor of Christian Provision Ministries


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Really enjoying a much needed break. Was so beat from burning it at both ends non stop this past couple months that I basically slept the whole first day.
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We’re getting plenty of sun today and eating like fat kids. Had a massage earlier that I’m pretty sure relapsed me. This lady WAS NOT playing games.
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Back to NH just in time for some more snow tomorrow.


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G R O W T H ; “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. “ 1 Corinthians 3:7
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We are the vessels that the lord uses to plant that seeds! He is the one in charge of the growth! Isn’t that so beautiful!? To know that it isn’t our weight to carry. Growth is beautiful! I love the process which it takes to grow and the flourishment in the end is the best! Praise God!


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Anxiety always had a way of making me hide when things got hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It's not always easy to share a blogpost or a work of art that I've made. In the past, I'd hidden it all away entirely in fear that the things I made were not good enough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had this deep fear of failure that kept me from doing what I love the most. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But this morning, I had to sit with Jesus and give thanks —because He's the only reason that I've been able to overcome anxiety. He has replaced the fears that said, "You're not good enough," with words of comfort that said, "You are Mine, and I am proud of who you are." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are an artist, I want to offer you this comfort: You don't have to be afraid to share your heart with others. When the Lord is the One who fuels your creativity, He gives you the courage to simply be yourself —to freely share your beauty with a world that desperately needs it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When you create art in the safety of God's love, He replaces your anxiety with joy —and that is a promise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Psalm 18:16:
He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.


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Fall is God’s way of showing us how lovely it can be to let go. 🍂🍁🍂
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Last weekend my anxiety surged and I found myself struggling a bit to keep afloat. The holidays are a tough time for many of us; the weight of expectations, especially our own, weighs on us. I’m having a hard time accepting help and letting things be imperfect. I feel like I need to get groceries myself, or Brian will get the wrong thing. I need be the one to take Edison to his Dr. appointment, and take care of Bennett, and get the guest room ready...etc. I’m self-aware enough that I realize how irrational this is, and know what I need is to let go. .
While my mind started racing this morning with the day’s to-do list, I stopped to breathe and read scripture. Of course the topic in my “Jesus Lives” devotional was letting go of control 😂
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“For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13)
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As I open my hands and release my expectations, responsibilities, people and situations I’m striving to control, He takes hold of me. .
Are you carrying something that’s too heavy? The weight of expectations for a perfect holiday, family illness, family strife that seems to emerge this time of year, the never ending list of things that must be done? When you let it go, He’s there, ready to carry it for you and give you rest. .
In this holiday season, may we not let worry steal our wonder.


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“Seek purity.” .
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As I sit in bed tonight, at midnight, thoughts roam through my mind. I see a wedding video of this incredible God fearing couple. Two people who would have never compromised who they are or what they believe to be with another person. Two people who waited patiently for God’s original design of what marriage should be like. Two people who pursued God so intimately that God wanted two of His children to be together for His kingdom. So why can’t I? Why do I look to guys for affirmation? .
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I think as a woman, there are certain desires He has put on my heart to want that very thing. To want a man. To be wanted. To be honored. But how do we steward those desires in a way that God wants us to before marriage? It all goes back to 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power, love, and self control.” 1. He has given us a spirit, not of fear.. We should not be fearful of anything. We do not need to be fearful of not getting married. We do not need to be fearful that God is going to let us down. We most definitely do not need to be fearful about being worthy of being loved, because His truth has already affirmed us of that no matter what we FEEL like or how we have been treated in the past.
2. He has given us a spirit of self control... because we aren’t fearful of the plans God has for us, we need to practice self control. In all areas. It’s easy to say “I’m waiting for my husband!” But are you sitting there, texting multiple guys? Are you finding yourself constantly going on dates with guys you know for dang sure you don’t want to marry? Are you finding yourself wanting a guy’s attention, but not wanting commitment? .
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Sitting here, the Lord is calling me higher into a place of purity and self control. What does that look like? not entirely sure. But I know that if I want a fruitful marriage that honors God in everything, I need to respect my future husband and be faithful to Him before I even meet him. By being patient, by pursuing our Father, and preparing myself for Him. Because if I want him to be doing the same thing, I have to hold that same standard to myself. Friends, the wait will be worth it.


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Hello my beloved friends🦋 I’m back from a social media detox to reorganize myself. The last couple of weeks I’ve felt confused concerning this platform. I wasn’t sure what I want to say, to share (don’t ever want to talk about the algorithm here). So I really needed this break to think about my purpose here. Now I’m back, feeling fresh with new ideas and motivation to show you beauty in the simplest things in life whether it’s on the road or at home. But let’s talk about this later😊 I hope you’ll enjoy my new intentions. Have a lovely day and don’t forget there is magic in the smallest details✨


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When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt. Genesis 41:56⠀
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The story of Joseph is such an inspiring example for God turning things around and fulfilling his vision through a person’s life. No matter how the circumstances look like in different situations: In the end, God’s will comes through no matter what.⠀
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Read more about what to do when things don’t turn out the way you want them to on my blog. Link in bio 💕


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It’s been a while since I’ve done a #MondayCoffeeDate (who remembers them? 🙋🏽‍♀️)... for anyone who doesn’t know, I used to do this every Monday to chat about anything I would if I was on a coffee date with you, making this app a bit more personal. This Monday, since it’s been so long, I’d like to just ask about you! I’d love to hear a random fact or recent personal victory, or anything you’ve been learning lately, or your favorite holiday tradition, anything at all 🥰


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🖤Happy Monday friends. It’s been a while. I’ve felt very disconnected from social media lately. I guess I fell out of my groove. I was putting so much pressure on myself. 👩🏽‍💻Working a full time job, working 2 part time jobs, and running a business got to be extremely overwhelming. I took a much needed break from Instagram/ Facebook. It’s hard to keep it altogether, especially when you feel like you’re expected to do it all, while making it look good. 😑Lemme tell you, that’s no way to live. I’m so thankful I snapped out of it. I realize this is my mission. 🙌🏽This is my purpose. God gave me this because He wanted be to be a vessel. To spread His love and His gospel to others. 😭The next time you feel like you have to do it all, take a step back. Take a break. Walk away. Do whatever you have to do to focus on the good and the Holy. ❤️Our purpose is so clearly defined. Spread love and believe. I hope this gave you some hope today.
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Ps click to shop this shirt or shop it on the website. 👌🏽YAW stands for You are Worthy. All I did was tie a little knot in the front. 🤩
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This past Friday...our daughter turned 11 years old.This birthday held alot of emotions for me watching her cross over into another year...a new season of life.When I was eleven, I struggled with alot of fear. I was terrified of going to hell and so desperately wanted to get to Heaven so I joined the church I grew up in. In this church, it meant from that day forward, I would wear a skirt, put my hair up in a bun, and wear a head covering as an outward sign that I was choosing to give my life to Jesus. At that age, I chose faith over fear of what all my classmates at school would think of me.
For many years, I was teased and given the nicknames "Bunhead and Nub". There were boys that had great fun at recess with games called "Flick the bun" or "pull up the skirt". But even so, I continued on in my walk of faith because I was determined that getting to Heaven was worth all the teasing.15 years ago this month I took a leap of faith. After many years of prayer, I followed Jesus as He lit up every footstep in front of me and continued my walk of faith outside of the only church I'd ever known. I lost many friends in the process of them not understanding why I would want to leave everything I'd ever known. I was looked at differently in the community I'd grown up in. A few told me I was going to hell because I'd left the church. Some told me they were happy for me. Others hugged me tight and whispered that they wished they could leave too. As the years went by....God showed me over and over that walking in faith will look different for everyone.And that's ok. I've known beautiful people that only wear skirts that really love Jesus.I've had a beer with beautiful people who love Jesus. I've ate lunch with beautiful people who smoke weed and they love Jesus. I've hung out at a race track with a pit crew of beautiful people who love Jesus. I've had great times with some really awesome people who ride motorcycles and leather chaps and they love Jesus.I've got many beautiful friends who have tattoos and nose rings and they love Jesus.
I've met many beautiful souls who don't attend church but they still love Jesus. Continued in comments....


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I have recently started the habit of playing a cd of kids bible songs when I’m driving with my children. Although I have to admit the simple repetitive lyrics and catchy tunes are not exactly my cup of tea, it is such a blessing whenever I catch a glimpse of my three-year-old singing along in the back. Singing songs about Jesus. She is too little to fully grasp what it all means yet she trusts what she hears, and believes it to be true. Her innocence, not yet tarnished by the culture around her, captures the essence of what child-like faith is all about.⠀

I think this is the faith Jesus is calling us to in Matthew 18:2 when He tells His followers that they must become like little children in order to enter the kingdom of God. He is not, thankfully(!), telling them they have to embody the essence of a three-year-old—tantrums and all—to leave their common sense at the door, and follow Him blindly.⠀

Yet I believe He is calling us to put aside the baggage we may be carrying, weighing us down as we walk through different seasons of adulthood. Our cynicism, our skepticism, our pride, and self-importance. Our discontentment and disappointments. Our weariness and worries. He wants us to leave it all at the door and simply come. To receive the gift of salvation with the trusting heart of a child. With unconditional acceptance, with wonderment. With unadulterated love and unbridled joy.⠀

What would it mean for you to recapture the essence of a child-like faith in your own walk with God? Maybe you would be more trusting of His promises. Or love more freely, more outrageously, without conditions or reservations. Perhaps your life would be marked with greater authenticity and humility, with genuine unquestionable faith.⠀

Jesus tells His disciples in Mark 10:14 to, “Let the little children come to me.” Let us remember we are all still children in our Father’s eyes and rediscover the simplicity of our child-like faith. Embrace it. Live it, and be changed.⠀

Vicki Bentley, @purposeful_joy

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I need to trust that He knows best and He already has it all figured out. #andwaitfortheLord


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We’re working through positive affirmations in our team this month & I am here for it!
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A passage for your Monday:
"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we can ask or imagine, according to the power at work in us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen"
EPH. 3:20-21

He CAN do far more abundantly than all I can ask or imagine. Not by my power, not by my strength, but His. Always His.

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Take boldly. Happy Monday.
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In the middle of developing some additional products for an upcoming arts market in Boston. Prints, postcards, maybe some totes? 👀


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Keep seeking Christ. Hopefully this week will be a week of rest, good food, and thankfulness. Keep it centered around Christ. In Him we have life! In His Word, we see Him.


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