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Wind chimes don't play music on their own. It takes the force of the wind to bang the rods together. Sometimes the wind is gentle and sometimes it is fierce. No matter the intensity, the chimes will always produce a melody from the force of the wind. Without the wind, and it's unpredictable pattern, the chimes would never sing.
Our lives are like a wind chime, made to sing out God's goodness and faithfulness for all to hear.
The melody of His enduring grace and love was made to ring aloud throughout our lives. However, it is not ourselves which produce the melody.
It is when we are banged around by the winds of change and loss that the notes of God's goodness start to play aloud.
It is those unpredictable winds of circumstance that transform the ordinary rods of our life into instruments, capable of producing the heavenly anthem of His faithfulness.
Without the wind we cannot produce this melody.
It is the wind which calls out the notes of God's faithfulness and goodness to play amidst the chaotic clashing of our life.
The wind enables us to proclaim God's goodness in a way that is beautiful for all to hear.


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God wants us to...
Obey
Submit
Pray
All with a JOYFUL heart.

I’m kinda overwhelmed by just typing that out

It seems like a lot, because it is

BUT...we aren’t left to do this on our own strength. HE is WITH us and will guide us

If you also feel like this is a tall order, take time today and ask HIM to be with you!


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👏🏻 💖We love to celebrate Remarkable Women around us and today let me introduce you to Amber.🌸 .
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She goes by mom, wife, sister, daughter, co-worker, project manager, coach, team leader, etc. Some days (ok, most days) it's easy for her to get lost in all the hats she wears. As a perfectionist, She strived to live the lie that she had it all figured out - that she could do everything, and be everything to everyone.
But on the inside she was crumbling, exhausted, unhappy, and hurting. Instead of doing life as God had intended - in authentic relationship with those around her - she choose to try and control everything around her for fear that someone might figure out how broken she really was.
Reality is, we can't control everything around us, and God loves us too much to allow us to continue to live in our brokenness. Her freedom process began when her "perfect life" came crashing down and she was forced to confront all the damage her life of perfection had created.
Her heart is for women who feel they have to live a lie in order to be accepted; in order to feel worthy; in order to be loved; in order to be enough. It's easy to feel lost, less than, and inadequate.
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➡️But the truth is we all struggle. We all have hang-ups, insecurities, and lies we believe that steal our joy, no matter how perfect our life looks from the outside.
Her joy is now rooted in the fact that she is not what she does . She is not what she has. She is not what people say about her. She is chosen, free, and loved by God, simply for being her, just as she is in this exact moment, imperfections and all.
She is enough. And so are you. . 🌸”For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭‬‬


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Forever and ever grateful for this practice, it always brings me back 🧡. Real talk. I've hardly set foot in the gym since I got back to uni; my health taking a little bit of a nose-dive in the form of what we reckon is a bit of iron deficiency - something that can happen easily when you're vegan and not being mindful in your eating. While that's now under control and I'm feeling much better, ya girl caught went and caught herself a headcold over the weekend - winter doesn't seem to be quite over just yet.

All this being rundown has meant that I haven't been able to run or go to gym, and I've really been struggling with that the last couple of weeks. Discouraging. Frustrating. Feeling powerless to change things faster. Its been a little lesson, and a big shift in getting all the eating back on track. Doing my best for a little movement everyday while I recover has meant coming back to my mat for longer, and my goodness I'm grateful for that.

Here's hoping that this will be my last week being off, and a little snippet of yesterday's flow, ft. my green smoothie cause I need me all da vitamins. Taking time, being gentle, showing myself the care I deserve.🌷
Look after yourself dear humans. Your health is so precious! Sending you love today.🧡x


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“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” -St. Maximilian Kolbe •

Happy Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary! I love this quote by St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Catholic who was martyred in Auschwitz. His feast day was yesterday! Sometimes people get a little turned off by Catholics + our love for Mary and the Saints. I hope to write a blog post about this really soon because I think there’s a lot of misconceptions here! The ultimate purpose of Mary + all the Saints is to point us toward God through their example and intercession




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I think you will agree. I have never met a person I didn’t like/love/respect/understand more once I got to know their story. As we get to know each other’s stories, we see the complex, complicated, beautiful people that we all are. We see each other as individuals at different points in our journey. We see each other’s resiliency and courage in what we have overcome.
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Let’s take time to get to know each other a little better. Let’s get to know each other’s stories! Our life is so much richer when we prioritize our relationships.
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And let’s give each other the grace, love, and understanding that reflects what our Heavenly Father has given us. ❤️


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Did you you know God wants us to ask forgiveness even when it comes to hidden sins?
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God woke me up at 4 this morning to share ONE word with me...REPENTANCE.
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Repentance of what is known and not known. He has a lot to say about this ONE word and I will be sharing more about this at noon today on a quick live video. (Link in bio)
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It’s definitely not a word that is often shared or preached about today...in fact I almost didn’t want to type it out because I felt like that ONE word would have many offended and scrolling on to the next thing.
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BUT God is saying this word is the KEY that we are lacking for breakthrough as the people of God so I’m going to be obedient and share what He puts on my heart to share...I WANT BREAKTHROUGH AND ALL THAT GOD HAS TO OFFER ME—US.
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I want to leave you with this little nugget...in these coming days we have to go about each day truly seeking, listening, and obeying in order to experience ALL of the glory of the Lord—Amen?!?


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“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:18-31‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭4:2-5‬ ‭NIV‬‬


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Our insecurities wants us to believe that God doesn't love us when we mess up or when we don't live up to a certain standard, but the Bible makes it clear that God loves us irrespective of those things, and that we as believers have to believe that it is indeed true.

The only way we can believe that it is true, is by spending time with God so that He can constantly shower us with His love. Experiencing His love on a daily basis is the only way we can come to a place where we can truly say that God loves us no matter what we've done or what we're still going to do 💚
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I saw this from @myshuzia and I could not resist posting. So profound.
Regrann from @myshuzia - Please, don't 'help' God. Don't worry about how what He has put in your hands will survive.
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He can and does take care of His own. He's so powerful He spoke creation into existence. No, your capability is nothing besides His.
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So rather than worry, hand over control to Him and trust Him to sustain what He's building in and through you!
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"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."- Psalm 55:22 NIV.
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Kingdom Perspective
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I was recently questioned of where or when do I feel closest to God.... _

Is it at the tide end of the day?
Is it when the house is empty?
When your walking or running?
Where do you find your stillness with God?
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For me, clearly, you can see my stillness is found at the beach... 📍walking along smooth to wet sinking sand covering all inches of my feet, to walking closer to the beautiful waves and waves overflow in towards me... I walk through the ocean with that beautiful wave sound ringing peacefully though my ears. 🌊 I’m constantly in reminder and awe that our God created all.... in beauty, every INCH, DETAIL, SOUND, TOUCH is all in his creation! Oh what JOY ⚓️
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So this is me ☝🏼 enjoy my favourite place and having stillness with God. Don’t think I could stretch my arms any wider 🤣 and my trousers well.. they are all hiddly piddly due to dipping ourselves in the sea... 💧 But... such imperfection as myself in Gods beautiful creation is perfectly made my our God! Oh what JOY 🙌🏼
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So.... today I challenge you to seek out what makes you find stillness with the Lord, when you find it, dwell in it, you may find a few choices which you find stillness with the Lord and that’s fine I do too! But make sure to take that time to dwell in the Lords presence 💖
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WAITING:- ‘to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something’ .
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We’ve all experienced the effects or even delays of waiting, waiting for your place next in a queue, waiting for your favourite clothes sale to begin, waiting for a long day to end, we’ve all had to wait for something. .
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I’m a go getter and if there’s something to get done I love to get in and do it quickly, the downside to that is I struggle with patience .
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PATIENT: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
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The truth is we’ve all struggled with that st one time or other in our lives, but I’ve come to learn that God has and is showing me the importance of waiting .
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1.Wheres my focus
2. How am I waiting
3. What is He refining .
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We might not always know the answer to 3 initially but I’d encourage those in a period of waiting for whatever it may be, trust as God is teaching me, the He be my focus whatever it is will come.
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“This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”
‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬


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@ahniart simply beautiful scripting and love this illustration! 😍❤️ There’s so much pretty detail. ❤️ I am so so thankful for God’s grace! He does not hold back. ❤️
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Check out @ahniart to find her beautiful works of art and be inspired as you give her a follow to see more. 😊
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Repost from @ahniart @TopRankRepost
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Life with Jesus is not a "try harder campaign". That's religion...uncertain striving which always leads to exhaustion, frustration, disappointment, and wondering if we're doing enough to win God's favor. But Jesus is about relationship...which is always and only about resting in his grace that eagerly pursues us-no matter where he finds us.
I'm thinking that's why Paul begins and ends all 13 of his New Testament letters with a similar blessing of grace..."Grace be with you"..."Grace be in you". Go take a look! It's amazing! Every single letter begins and ends with a power packed blessing that Paul doesn't want us to forget:
The Christian life begins and ends with grace!
And in order for us to flourish we must first receive. Receive the gift of grace...just because He loves us, not because of anything we've done to deserve it.
Stop striving and simply breathe in the life giving oxygen of grace...a perfect and beautiful place to start and end each day.
God doesn’t measure...he just pours! So, drink it up.
May God's Grace be with you, my friend!
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“Thank God, he does not measure grace outs in teaspoons.”
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Here is a sneak peak to where Renewed Daily happens... my bedroom! Often times we think of people with businesses in a fancy office or studio. That may be the case for some, but mine for now is located in a corner! .
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Never dismiss these moments of growth. I hope to look back one day and hold these moments close. They will remind me to remember where it all began. Where are your small beginnings right now?


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Leave the lock alone.....


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you ever think about how lucky you are to get to do life alongside women that love you well?
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if you long to be able to say yes to that question, YOU NEED TO BE AT ✨DWELL this saturday! (tap the link in bio for all the deets!😉)
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i’d never thought i’d know what it’s like to be fully embraced by other chicks—without judgement, without fakeness + competition. but i’m grateful to be part of @evenvanityends where that happens on the reg.🙌🏾


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May she know that God gives the BEST gifts.
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“Every good and perfect gift comes from above.” James 1:17
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A girl in my daughters class was handing out BFF necklaces to other girls in her grade level at lunch. Offering them to some and passing on others.
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“Did she give you one?” I asked.
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“No.”
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“How did that make you feel?” “Did you feel sad” I prodded some more, trying to get a look at her face when she responded.
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“Well, not so much - I mean maybe a little because the necklace was cute and said BFF, but I’m ok.”
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I teared up in gratitude as watched her walk with her head held high... confident... a girl who knew her worth despite the event that went down.
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I could see that she understood the very concept we have been talking about since she was little and I felt so darn proud.
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God gives the BEST gifts.
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And He knows when to give them and just what we need.
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And when we know this, it frees up our heart from the hurt of not getting every invitation, every invite, and every BFF necklace that’s getting passed around.
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And when we can fully grasp that idea, it frees up our hands to be fully outstretched to Him, the giver of the best gifts and the gifts that are worth waiting for.
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Jesus I pray my girls would continue to look to YOU for their blessings, for their worth, for their identity and for your generous gifts that you give so freely 💛💛💛
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People matter. Celebrations matter. These are the things that make me happy - loving people in my life and celebrating all the gifts life brings.
I didn't always use to think of it this way. In fact, I used to struggle alot with stress and even to my surprise was diagnosed with depression in college. (I was in denial when I firat got told that & i was embarrassed about it) That's not something I share very often, but it's that struggle that got me to where I am today so it's worth sharing. Because of that struggling time in my life and so many others, my faith is stronger than its ever been, I'm happier than I've ever been, and I love the people in my life deeper than I ever have before. I never miss an opportunity to celebrate the little things because life matters and the people in your life matter. The little things matter. One day those little things added up will be the big things of your life.
I would not be the life coach I am today without all my struggles and imperfections. I'm the furthest thing from perfect, but all those imperfections are what make me the woman, coach, and friend I am today.
And this picture is one very special celebration with my birthday twin ( yes, we have the same bday!) of us celebrating our birthday over the weekend in St.paul♡
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Have you ever hustled for your worth?
Did you ever strive to be seen or liked?
Are you tired of performing?

Girl, me too! 💁🏽‍♀️ I used to hustle - prostituting my worth around to anyone that would feed me compliments, affirmations or little red hearts on instagram.
I was striving to be liked, seen, heard + known.

I learned how to people please a long time ago + it almost became second nature to me - willingly trading truth for lies, pretending to be interesting in something I’m not, longing to fit in + belong.

Girl, we’re all human + we have this innate desire to want to be liked but babe, you don’t have to hustle for you worth. There is no striving in Gods love. If you would allow yourself to be FULLY seen, heard + loved without compromise; then you’ll truly get to experience freedom.

There is power in truth that we declare together. So together, let’s declare that we are free from striving, hustling, + people pleasing. There is an undoing that is happening + a new thing is being birthed within us + friend don’t you worry, there is so much grace in this process for you.
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She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future ~ Proverbs 31:25


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He's talking to the has beens
And because he used parables he knew only God's elect would be able to know
it's the groups of people in society for example race issues and then someone comes along and tries to explain the truth in the different occurrences of the soil is what broadcast their Persona and views on everlasting life in Jesus that's why they will never understand that they were around that they just a waste of time I'm trying to do something for God but yet you're nothing due to the fact that so many people are caught up in their worldly lives and ideologies that affect Destiny for others
Honestly I don't even care about the things that happen to me I can walk away and forget but yet I still get nothing no respect, something that they can't even do in the same position and yet they speak of character like they know but wisdom is from God so where does character look like liking the truth that was is and will always be where's the Crusaders? when does genuine fit into everyday life in any situation with any individual you never know who you might walk up on and thats honesty.even God himself really,it just real life
And God is a cool individual.
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All praise & thanks to the Lord who keeps His people in perfect peace when their minds are stayed on Him!
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Context for the famous Jeremiah 29:11 verse:
God's people chose being exiled over staying for famine and other destruction awaiting their homelands.
SENT INTO EXILE.
God tells them, "Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in numbers there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." 29:5-7
Basically: make the most of this time and build a life. Settle in.
Then comes the Promise starting in verse 10, "when seventy years are completed for Babylon, I WILL come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place."
And then we get to it, "For I KNOW the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to PROSPER you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE."
The entire point of the exile was that they would be able to return someday. That there would be LIFE!
Would you normally think of exile as a good thing? Something that God actually uses for His purposes?!
But He did ❤️
So take heart, that hard situation you are facing. Yeah it may feel and even be dressed in the attire of an exile situation. Maybe you're devastated... but here is the thing, God is going to USE THIS.
Yes, even THIS. Even the exile. Why? Because He is God.
Because His plans are best even when they seem to involve exiles to us.
They are actually where LIFE is found.
Even exiles can be made good by His divine plan.
Hope and a future, remember? "Then you will call on Me and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord. And will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you, declares the Lord. And will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile." 29:12-14
Coming home...
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Timeless reminder!🙏 Thank you for your inspiring words @amariealea❤️ Regrann from @amariealea - This past week has been really difficult for me in multiple ways. As I've talked with friends and family, it seems it's been a rough week for everyone.

Have you ever had weeks like that? Where it seems like one thing happens after another, and everything seems to going wrong...

Or, wrong according to our plans and standards.

I've realized before that there's great pain that comes when our hopes and dreams don't match our reality. But what I've come to realize just this week is that often what we think are needs are actually wants disguised as needs.

Do we trust God in spite of this? Do we trust Him when our plans don't line up with His?

Are we disillusioned? Or do we still cling to His promises, regardless of our circumstance?

Is our hope in God, or in the blessings we hope He'll give us?

There's nothing wrong with having hopes and dreams, but even good things can become idols of we're focused more on the blessing that the One who blesses.

God sees the whole picture. Beginning, middle, and end. We only see a small piece.

Sometimes God doesn't give us the things we want, in order to give us what we need.

He knows us better than we know ourselves. We are His masterpiece, and He's already seen the finished and perfected version of us. Are we willing to trust His vision even in the times we feel lost, stumbling in the darkness of unknowns?

He is perfecting us, not only for His glory, but also for our good.

And He is so, so faithful.

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." ~ James 1:2-4

Tag someone below who could use this reminder today. 💛


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Lord Jesus,  how can we thank You for the great love You have for us. How can we ever repay You for the price You paid on the cross!

Today we want to express our gratitude to Jesus. What are you most thankful to Him for?

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Imagine this: a life of fulfillment, where you’re experiencing growth in your life, career, ministry, and your walk with God. We all desire growth. We want to move forward, but growth can not be our focus. Things we hear often are, “I just want to grow as a person.” “I need a church where I can grow.” “Are you growing spiritually?” But this kind of thinking leads to a very selfish version of Christianity. It leaves us feeling empty and wondering what we’re missing. God never called us to live that kind of life; His plan for our lives has never been about selfishness and never involved emptiness in any form or fashion. The life God longs for us to live is all about love. Jesus said the two greatest things are loving God and loving people. The funny thing is that loving God and loving people happen to be what cause us to grow. But growth isn’t really the point— love is. The moment we stop living to grow and start living to love, that is when God is able to break down barriers in our lives and the lives of others. If we want to see growth, if we want to see revival, if we want to see broken hearts healed and chains of addiction, depression, anxiety, and suicide broken, we have to stop focusing on our own personal growth and start focusing on loving people with the same risk-taking, foundation shaking, chain breaking love that God loves us with.





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Last night I asked on my story about what areas & topics that you’re struggling in. Please, take a minute & read these anonymous answers, word for word, that were sent to me. “I’m struggling about over thinking about my future and doubts I have upon me.”
“Feeling God’s love for me.”
“Insecurity.”
“Depression.”
“Comparison.”
“Heartbreak/Rejection.”
“Self esteem/having to put up walls that make me seem perfect.”
“I’ve been feeling so lonely lately.” “Stress and feeling like wtfudge am I doing with my life?”
“Breaking free from worldly beauty standards.”
“Letting God my relationships with other people.”
“Remaining confident. Super single at 21 and it can get hard with all of my friends dating.”
“Wondering if I’ll do anything significant in my life or if I’m good at anything.”
“Being judged by other Christians who don’t know me well.”
“Purity and holding out urges sexual desire, seems impossible.”
“Anxiety/self doubt.”
“I feel like I’m too much for people. I struggle with anxiety and find people leaving me for it.”
Sadly, these were only a few responses. SO many of us walk around with pain, unforgiveness, doubts & more that we miss it. We forget that Jesus is calling you TOV. So TOV. So good. So beautiful & working the way you were created to be. On the other hand, the amount of hurt that we carry around others disappears because sometimes we fail to actually intentionally see others. We fail to see & pour ourselves into others because we are so consumed with ourselves. There is a lot of PAIN in those responses & that breaks my heart. If you can relate to any one of those responses, please just know, that Jesus sees you, hears your cries & still is working on your behalf. You’re so TOV. It’s going to be hard to believe because I’m right there with you. So my dear sister & brother just rest in knowing right now that you are GOOD. He said so. Thank you for being so vulnerable & sharing your hearts. If you need to share more or encourage someone, feel free to message me or comment below. This is a safe place.
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One thing never changes. // Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. —Hebrews 13:8 // What’s one thing you can surrender and trust Him with knowing that He is who He says He is and He does what He says He’ll do? Let’s surrender one thing together today and wake up tomorrow surrendering it again. Mad love for y’all, Britt


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Don’t skip the necessary struggle, it’ll all be worth it in the end 🙌


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Hope deferred makes the heart sick. Don’t defer hope. Don’t destroy the expectation that SOMETHING good is coming. Sometimes you have to hold on with every ounce of weakened strength you have left, but keep holding because God is faithful. Invite Him into your mess. Into the hard, painful, ugly situations. He won’t be offended. He will love you through it, just invite Him in. #conversationswithjesus


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Rainy outside, sunny inside ☀️ Linked all of my outfit details, per usual, including these 🌺 earrings! They’re $12.99, y’all!!! To shop, type this link into your browser http://liketk.it/2wXX1 or download the @liketoknow.it app, search and follow me, and shop my @instagram outfits directly in the app! #liketkit


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Y’all! I’ve tried to write this caption a million times! Gah! Why!? Ya know, I know in the Insta world taking selfies is totally deemed acceptable but I’m not gonna kid ya. It still makes me uncomfortable! It took me a long time to love this four foot something , Puerto Rican booty body! And I don’t think I’ll ever grow out of the goofy, silly performing musicals on the fireplace stage! Sorry children! Get ready for to be embarrassed! 😂💪. But anyways! I’m trying to get better at this and try not to make ridiculous faces and kick my feet weirdly behind me when I ask Patrick to take pictures of me... or maybe not... either way, I just want you to know if you feel awkward and weird in front of that camera, know you aren’t alone there kiddo! You are beautiful and keep. On. Smiling! 😁🙌
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Here they are! Swipe LEFT to see all of them! Five new prints that are up in my shop for immediate download! Each of these songs from @bethelmusic & @hillsongworship have impacted me in a huge way this year. There’s not a day that you won’t hear me singing them at the top of my lungs or having them play as I have my quiet time. I believe in having words in your home that you can see everyday and leave a lasting impact in whatever season you are in. That’s why I wanted to create these prints for your home. I hope you love them as much as I loved creating them! Tell me which one you would love to hang in your home? 💖 Click the link in my bio to find them in my shop!
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The devil can’t stop God from answering your prayers but he can do everything in his power to try and stop you from praying. Prayer can be a powerful weapon if we continuously do it and truly believe that our prayers have power. Whether you’re angry, doubtful, stressed, tired, lonely, happy, always take a moment to pray. It may be hard, it may seem impossible with your current circumstances, but that’s the point of prayer. You bring it all to Him, lay it all down at His feet. Let Him take full control while you step back and let go.


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It’s #truthtuesday on A Plenty Life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Listen up! ☝🏼
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There are things in your life RIGHT NOW that you need to get rid of. There are poisons and bad habits and people that you need to stop allowing to have control over you! 🛑
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I don’t even need to tell you what those things are because you already know. The second you started reading this, that thing, person, habit, or feeling popped right into your head.
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You know exactly what doesn’t belong in a life that brings you joy. You know exactly what has to go in order for you to feel peace.
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You see, sometimes we try to stay strong and just “deal”. We think we can overcome the darkness of that thing and so we keep it around.
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We think, somehow, some day, it will just stop being poisonous to our souls. We convince ourselves that if we just leave it in the background, it won’t harm us; as long as we don’t engage too often, everything will be fine.
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⬇️Do these things sound familiar?⬇️
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We don’t block that ex. We don’t correct that friend who makes us feel horrible. We don’t cut up our credit cards. We don’t quit that unnecessary job. We don’t forgive that person. We don’t seek help. We don’t unfollow that account that makes us feel less than.
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We may never actively engage with that person or in that bad habit, but we never fully let it go. We never fully get rid of it.
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We just let things slowly destroy our hearts from the sidelines. We let a steady drip of poison into our daily lives and folks, we are the one administering the IV.
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So here’s the million dollar question! 👇🏼
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What do you need to get rid of today? What do you need to completely let go of so that it no longer controls you? And we are talking completely obliterate it from existing in your life.
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Take an evaluation. And then start taking steps to rid yourself of the poison. Start holding yourself accountable for your own happiness. 💕
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And of course, seek out community if you need it. I am right here with you. Through thick and thin,through the withdrawals from your poison. ✌🏼
#aplentylifeblog #aplentylife


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“You attract the right things when you have a strong sense of who you are. You bring in what you are ready for.” - @healthy_ballerina ✨
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So many crazy coincidences and little moments where I’ve felt led in a specific direction this past week. So here I am, taking it day by day, & trying my best to follow where I feel like God is leading me ⚡️🙏🏼
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Very grateful for all of you wonderful humans who have helped me see who I am more clearly & have encouraged me to trust in God more confidently 😘⚡️hope you feel so much joy in whatever you’re pursuing right now! ❤️
📸// @aimformia


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YOU ARE FEARFULLY & WONDERFULLY MADE 🦋🍃
Thank you @amandahill___ for letting me paint your beautiful bible!


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✨I give freely ( in wisdom) because I know that my portion is secured in God. I get excited when supporting other entrepreneurs because I know I’m sowing a seed into myself. Sometimes 👌🏾You have to sow into where you’re trying to go!!


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Sometimes life can be really busy, and it can be really draining. Wanna know one of my secrets to coping with the busyness and chaos of life?
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Cat cuddling! I’m serious. After a really long day it is so nice to sit and cuddle those fur babies. There’s just something so therapeutic about petting a fluffy cat! All the feels and comfort. Anyone else relate, or am I just a weirdo? 🤷🏻‍♀️


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THIS IS HAPPENING!!🤩
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The pre-release Episode 00 of the Refine & Restore podcast just launched and friend, this 14 minute episode is going to be worth every minute of your time!😀
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Sometimes just talking about it with you all is easier than writing it out which is why I'm loving the shorter, power-packed content I provide for you. P.S. There's a MASSIVE Giveaway with instructions for how to enter at the end of this episode that you don't want to miss out on!🎉 I promise it will be worth your time!
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So go subscribe (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, etc.) and let me know what you think! Official release date is September 1st! Can't wait to inspire and encourage you more through your ear buds!🎧
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👉Tell me, which podcasts are your favorites? Would love to put them on my playlist too!
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I have been reading in John 15 again the past couple days. I really want to dissect it and understand it as deeply as I can at this point in my walk with Him.

Jesus is the vine, God is the vine dresser, we are the branches. If we remain in Him and His Word remains in us, we can ask whatever we wish and it will be given to us for the Fathers glory. He wants us to bear much fruit.

I used to always think that the fruit that Jesus was talking about was fruit He was going to give me in my life, that somehow it was my fruit.

But as I researched vineyards and vinedressers it talked about how that farmer works their fields night and day. They go about their pruning immediately after planting, their ultimate goal is to have a successful crop.

How silly to think a branch had anything but a part in the process.

The vineyard owner plants it, prunes it, and protects it. He is looking for so much fruit because it’s His, it is fulfilling its purpose.

Jesus says right smack in the middle of John 15 that we did not choose Him, He chose us so that we would be a part of bringing about that big harvest.

And what important role does the branch have? Not much, we remain connected and ask.

If God plants a vineyard, you better believe it will bear fruit. It’s not an If, it’s a promise. Not every season is harvest, we don’t always understand but it’s not our vineyard.

The farmer and the vine do it all, we just get the privilege of participating. #walkingreflections


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👆🏼👆🏽👆🏾👆🏿

See that girl in the middle?⠀

Well — 11-years ago — she moved from the hustle and bustle of New York to a literal one-stop-light town in rural North Carolina. She packed up her room, hopped in her dad’s truck, and rode 800 miles and some 13 hours to unpack her life into a 12x12 cinder block dorm room.⠀

Change hit her like a speeding train and fought hard to wreck her.⠀

Change produced anxiety. And panic. And withdrawal. And the temptation to quit.⠀

Change? It’s hard. (It was and it kind of always will be.) But by God’s grace — she stuck it out and that change? ⠀

It changed her — in the best way possible.⠀

If you can relate — or if you’re stepping into a college campus this month — here’s what I’d say to you: Lean HARD into change. ⠀

➖Yes, it’s uncomfortable. ⠀
➖Yes, it’s hard.⠀
➖Yes, it’s unnatural and takes real effort.⠀

But change? It can be so, so good if you let it.⠀

Invite that girl from Econ over for popcorn.⠀
Go for a late night milkshake run.⠀
Stay at the football game even in the rain.⠀
Tailgate.⠀
Watch the sunrise.⠀
Talk to your roommate when you’re homesick.
Go for a run.⠀
Go for a walk.⠀
Soak up this season because before you blink — girl, it will be gone.


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We'll see you this Saturday at 7:05am for our Men's breakfast! Speaker is our very own Pastor @larry_melim. Join us for fellowship, breakfast & God's word! 365 N. Main St. Corona, CA


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I caught up with a beautiful friend and soon-to-be-Mummy of 3. As a Mum of 4 children myself (ranging from 14months through to 14 years), I am often asked my opinion about various aspects of raising children. Our conversation turned to ‘Placenta Encapsulation’. Now to those who have no idea what I am talking about, let me explain...
Article link in bio 👆🏻or click here https://christianwomanmag.com/are-we-so-open-minded-that-our-brains-have-fallen-out/ .
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I AM MORE. 👇🏼
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I am more than the places I’ve been.⠀
I am more than the number on the scale.⠀
I am more than the image I see in the mirror.⠀
I am more than things I’ve accomplished.⠀
I am more than the number beside my name. ⠀
I am more than my title.⠀
I am more than my failures.⠀
I am more than my sin.⠀
I am more than my shame.⠀
I am more than my fear.⠀
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I was made for eternity. I was made for the King. I was made, fearfully and wonderfully, purposefully. I was created for bigger things, more than myself. I was made for Him. ⠀
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And when I remember that, I remember that I am more. ⠀
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Tag a girl that needs reminded that she is more in the comments. ⠀


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Last weekend we moved, this week I started another job, and this weekend we leave for our trip! Things are crazy, life is full, and God is good. Don’t forget to read the blog post about our trip and send any and all prayer requests & intentions our way! ✨




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Let's talk about something that's been weighing on my heart lately: doubt. ⠀

I am constantly doubting myself. Have I chosen the right masters program? Why did I think starting a ministry at church was a good idea, and are people actually going to support it? Will my client be happy with this new project I'm working on for them? ⠀

Here's the thing about doubt--it's so ingrained in the Christian culture. All we do is talk about free-will while simultaneously stressing about whether we're making the right choices according to God's perfect plan. ⠀

Recently, I read a quote in a #robinjonesgunn book that shook my world. "Love God and do what you want."⠀

Notice, the "Love God" part comes first. Love God, and do what you want because loving Him continually points me and my choices back to Him. Maybe... God doesn't have this perfect little map for my life. Maybe He actually, really does give me free will, let's me choose my life. But if I love Him, if I seek Him every day, He gives me the wisdom, love, hope, compassion and peace I need to live for Him. ⠀
So then, my biggest responsibility isn't to stress about His perfect plan for me, but to love Him so that everything I do points back to him.⠀

I am literally shook by that. Love God and do what you want. ⠀


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Have you seen my blog post on “8 Things College Freshmen Should Know” yet? I’ve been so overwhelmed by all the sweet comments and positive feedback I’ve gotten on it. 💗
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One piece of advice I share in this blog post is that it’s okay if you don’t meet your husband in college. I didn’t, and looking back it was God’s protection by preventing me from having to make a big life decision when I wasn’t at a place where I was truly ready to discern who I should marry. 💗
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Although I really want to be married someday, I am worthy regardless of my relationship status bc of my identity in Jesus! He literally gave up His life so I could live abundantly on this earth regardless of my circumstances. I so long for a companion to experience earthly love with someday, but God’s perfect love is the only love that will never fail me or let me down. 💗
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YOU are worthy too, regardless of your relationship status. You are beautiful and unique and any man in your life should be the icing on the cake to how awesome you already are, not your source of validation 😊.
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I am posting this as part of #theauthenticwoman campaign. I challenge y’all to participate by posting a head-to-toe shot of yourself (Aug. 14-16) proclaiming that you are worthy just as you are and have unique gifts and talents to offer the world. Be sure to tag @theauthenticwomanseries and @ashton_m_long. .
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I ate a bunch of bread tonight and feel like a can of biscuits ready to pop 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ people ask me how I've been able to stay on track for the last 6 months and the truth is that I remember how I FEEL in moments like this so I can make smarter choices in the future. Sure, I still enjoy a treat every now and then because #balance, but I don't let it destroy my progress or let it stop me from getting back at it the next day. I started this journey because I decided I wanted to feel better overall, so focusing on how I feel when I don't eat on my plan (and I'm not talking about guilt, because I'm living a NO GUILT lifestyle) is what pushes me to keep going.


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If you would only be you - that would be what makes you different.
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I will be the first to raise my hand and say this has been a life long quest for me.
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Authenticity: the real reel - is SO important to me, but sometimes we are fooled in thinking we have to look elsewhere to find our true selves.
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When all we gotta do is embrace the “different” or maybe even “weird” things about ourselves...instead of pushing it down because we fear no one else will accept it or understand.
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What makes your soul happy?
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Music? Dancing? Board games? Organizing? Cooking? Writing? Reading?
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Whatever it is - don’t set it to the side. Don’t let adult life make you think it’s unimportant.
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Even if you think you’re not good at it - do it anyway. 💛


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Jesse always reminds me, “Linds, if you’re pointing a finger at someone else and their failures, you will always have three pointing right back at you.” ⠀

Last night we were lying down having a conversation and I pointed (multiple) fingers at him, blaming him for a lot of things that honestly require effort on both of our parts. ⠀

I quickly realized how easily he could be pointing right back at me. But he didn’t. He stayed quiet and received my selfish criticism and asked how he could be better. ⠀

I began stumbling over my words, filled with conviction and asking for forgiveness. I realized that I was looking at what I considered to be his shortcomings rather than my own. ⠀

Sweet friends, what fingers have you been pointing at your spouse lately? Remember that there are two things that will absolutely destroy a marriage: 1. Selfishness and 2. A hard heart. What would your husband say if you asked him how you could love HIM better tonight rather than telling him what he’s doing wrong?

Every day we should be asking ourselves: “How can I be a more loving wife? How can I be an example of Jesus to my husband?” What does that look like for you tonight? 🖤 #whatsyourstory #abqphotos #newmexicotrue


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His song, his frequency is perfect🔑


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< < grateful for simplicity > > So love and fear can’t coexist, just as everything akin to the Holy Spirit can’t coexist with everything of sinful nature. God spoke to me that gratefulness is the way to finding love. Start with the small, obvious things. Thank for them unconditionally. Gratefulness doesn’t require any explanation. Don’t mingle confusion with the simple abundance God has given us. Gratefulness is simplicity and the willingness to praise simplicity repeatedly.

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“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”


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God’s peace is beyond what our minds can comprehend but within what our heart’s can experience. In the midst of rough waters and uncertainty God brings unexplainable peace that gives us a breath of fresh air and rest like no other. Allow His peace to reside within you. Ask Jesus daily to fill you with His perfect peace so that when life happens and things don’t go as planned you’ll be ready for whatever may come. Only God’s peace allows you to fully roll with the punches and rest at the same time. ❤️




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Playing with light and color is such an honour. Let God fill your heart with dreams and create them with him into reality🦋🌸


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Eliana started 5th grade today and we are so proud! She was nervous and excited...and made it!! This year is going to be super challenging for her as a new middle schooler. Her little brain will have to work overtime to try to understand things that come easily for most kiddos. But there is one thing we never have to question...she never gives up! She said “I’m going to rock middle school.” Thank you for praying for our sweet girl. Each smile and laugh is answered prayers...💙 #elianatheoneandonly


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“Behold the Lamb”
By: @becketandstina
Animation: @kdoobious


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I wish someone would have told me to just be myself in college.⠀ ⠀
Be yourself. I know it may seem really scary to meet new people and wonder if they will like the real you but, I think you will find the “right” friends if you decide to introduce your TRUE self. ⠀

For me, the friendships that lasted were the ones that made me feel comfortable in my own skin and the ones that didn’t were friendships built on surface-level things that didn’t withstand schedule changes, new activities or attending different bible studies. ⠀

So build your new friendships, confident in who God made you to be and you will begin to find your people that make college a memorable experience. ⠀

Comment below + share with us one thing you wish you knew in college or one thing you’re excited about for college! We’re gonna send stickers to a few of you ✨


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All I desire is to know Jesus more intimately. My heart is craving to have a deeper relationship with Him and to be more aware of His presence. Everyday I choose to relentlessly pursue the Father’s heart.


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My prayer today is this: give me eyes to see what you see, Lord. ⠀

So often I live life with a fleshly view. I see people the way the world says to see them. I see trials as a burden and inconvenience. I see myself as high and lifted up. I view my time as worthless. ⠀

But JESUS, through your grace and power, give me eyes to see what you see. Let me see people as your children, full of love and grace. Let me see trials as a purposeful part of your plan and way to praise you! Let me see you as high and lifted up. Let me see my time as numbered and valuable. ⠀

Lord, give me eyes to see what you see. ⠀

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Super excited to have these prayer sticky notes in our #shilohgivelight collection as a tangible way to remember + pray! ⠀


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