Posts tagged by #graceupongrace

Someone once told me that what I was doing on social media WOULDN’T WORK.

That I couldn’t run a business & a inspirational Instagram simultaneously.

It needed to be one or the other. & even then- I wouldn’t be able to create a life based off of a business I built myself.

IT WOULDN’T HAPPEN.

So I should stick to things that weren’t a calling.

Something that would only provide income.

Well, that person was - ME. 🙋🏻‍♀️
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I had ALOT of doubts.

DOUBTS are a future crusher.

But one day I realized that doubting myself- was doubting Gods POWER.

If Jesus ORDAINED me to do something like this- I NEED to do it.

No questions asked.

It seemed like a gamble. & to be honest I have NO IDEA what I was doing and sometimes I still don’t.

But God does.

If you have been DOUBTING yourself recently - just remember who CHOSE you.

He chose you for incredible circumstances.
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#biblejournaling #biblejournalingcommunity #bibleverse #biblestudy #biblequotes #bible #biblelove #biblepride #bibles #godisgood #wisdom #quotestoliveby #grace #christisking #graceupongrace #bibleart #psalm #thankyoujesus #jesussaves #wisdom #quote #shereadstruth  #sharejesus #christian #loveyourlife #jesuslovesyou #kingdomwork #faithblogger #trustgod
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Someone once told me that what I was doing on social media WOULDN’T WORK.

That I couldn’t run a business & a inspirational Instagram simultaneously.

It needed to be one or the other. & even then- I wouldn’t be able to create a life based off of a business I built myself.

IT WOULDN’T HAPPEN.

So I should stick to things that weren’t a calling.

Something that would only provide income.

Well, that person was - ME. 🙋🏻‍♀️
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I had ALOT of doubts.

DOUBTS are a future crusher.

But one day I realized that doubting myself- was doubting Gods POWER.

If Jesus ORDAINED me to do something like this- I NEED to do it.

No questions asked.

It seemed like a gamble. & to be honest I have NO IDEA what I was doing and sometimes I still don’t.

But God does.

If you have been DOUBTING yourself recently - just remember who CHOSE you.

He chose you for incredible circumstances.
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#biblejournaling #biblejournalingcommunity #bibleverse #biblestudy #biblequotes #bible #biblelove #biblepride #bibles #godisgood #wisdom #quotestoliveby #grace #christisking #graceupongrace #bibleart #psalm #thankyoujesus #jesussaves #wisdom #quote #shereadstruth #sharejesus #christian #loveyourlife #jesuslovesyou #kingdomwork #faithblogger #trustgod
Essa é a frente da nossa t-shirt da flecha! 
É muito amor por essa coleção nova... você já garantiu a sua?! Corre enquanto tá só 50 reais cada 😱⚡️✨
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Essa é a frente da nossa t-shirt da flecha!
É muito amor por essa coleção nova... você já garantiu a sua?! Corre enquanto tá só 50 reais cada 😱⚡️✨
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Don't make a pact with the devil, don't make an agreement or deal with him no matter what amount of money he is saying he will give you. It has always been about who gets to heaven and who doesn't. The good news is that the devil is not in control. God wrote the whole truth in the Bible. God has the final word. God is in control right now. Those who know and hear him and live by his word will endure to the end and receive the great reward, a yes to heaven. The only and simple reason why the devil has been promoting his craziness around and his crazy kingdom is so that people don't get to heaven. That is what the battle is about. It is very simple. 
#jesuschrist #jesusisking #thedevilisaliar #thebestisyettocome #jesuschristsaves #livebygrace #encouragement #faithhopelove #apostle #injesusname #jesus #graceupongrace #dailywisdom #believer #followerofjesuschrist #butjesusfirst #biblicalliving #christianity #christianliving #goodnews #jesuspaiditall #faithoverfear #everythingchristian #gritandvirtue #lampandlight #devotional #letteryourfaith #londonchurch #pastor #salvation 👉 FOLLOW @lifenewskingdomchurch
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Don't make a pact with the devil, don't make an agreement or deal with him no matter what amount of money he is saying he will give you. It has always been about who gets to heaven and who doesn't. The good news is that the devil is not in control. God wrote the whole truth in the Bible. God has the final word. God is in control right now. Those who know and hear him and live by his word will endure to the end and receive the great reward, a yes to heaven. The only and simple reason why the devil has been promoting his craziness around and his crazy kingdom is so that people don't get to heaven. That is what the battle is about. It is very simple.
#jesuschrist #jesusisking #thedevilisaliar  #thebestisyettocome #jesuschristsaves #livebygrace #encouragement  #faithhopelove  #apostle #injesusname  #jesus  #graceupongrace #dailywisdom  #believer #followerofjesuschrist #butjesusfirst  #biblicalliving  #christianity #christianliving  #goodnews  #jesuspaiditall #faithoverfear  #everythingchristian #gritandvirtue  #lampandlight #devotional #letteryourfaith  #londonchurch #pastor  #salvation 👉 FOLLOW @lifenewskingdomchurch
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I. Love. This. Child. 😍 🌿

It is profound how motherhood exposes you to such an intense kind of love. It’s terrifying how it brings out such intense struggles with sin. 🌿

Mothering Adelaide & Shirley is incredibly hard. It’s fighting through mountains of grief while trying to keep my medical complex baby alive (some days very literally) & trying to help my 3 year old manage her very intense & intuitive emotions. All while my own emotions are screaming at me from every side. 🌿

You’re. Not. Enough. 🌿

I know I’ve talked about it before, but this is such a hard battle for me, & I imagine a lot of other moms too (& people in general). 🌿

There is a tension between the reality that I am not enough for my children...& that I’m all they needed in a momma. I will never be able to meet all their needs perfectly. But God gave me the task of being Adelaide, August, & Shirley’s momma. He choose them for me & me for them. 🌿

While some days I shake my head & ask “why me?” As I clean up pee up off the floor, while watching Shirley have yet another seizure, while dinner burns & clean laundry sits in the dryer from 3 days ago when I ran it. But God is so gracious to speak truth through His Word. Philippians 4 has been like a home base I keep running back to in this season. 🌿 “Rejoice in the Lord always...do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. & the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things...and the God of peace will be with you...for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, & I know how to abound. In any & every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty & hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
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can do this. & so can you. Run to Him. #raisingshirleyrose
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I. Love. This. Child. 😍 🌿

It is profound how motherhood exposes you to such an intense kind of love. It’s terrifying how it brings out such intense struggles with sin. 🌿

Mothering Adelaide & Shirley is incredibly hard. It’s fighting through mountains of grief while trying to keep my medical complex baby alive (some days very literally) & trying to help my 3 year old manage her very intense & intuitive emotions. All while my own emotions are screaming at me from every side. 🌿

You’re. Not. Enough. 🌿

I know I’ve talked about it before, but this is such a hard battle for me, & I imagine a lot of other moms too (& people in general). 🌿

There is a tension between the reality that I am not enough for my children...& that I’m all they needed in a momma. I will never be able to meet all their needs perfectly. But God gave me the task of being Adelaide, August, & Shirley’s momma. He choose them for me & me for them. 🌿

While some days I shake my head & ask “why me?” As I clean up pee up off the floor, while watching Shirley have yet another seizure, while dinner burns & clean laundry sits in the dryer from 3 days ago when I ran it. But God is so gracious to speak truth through His Word. Philippians 4 has been like a home base I keep running back to in this season. 🌿 “Rejoice in the Lord always...do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer & supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. & the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things...and the God of peace will be with you...for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, & I know how to abound. In any & every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty & hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
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I
can do this. & so can you. Run to Him. #raisingshirleyrose
I think I may be a little confused when it comes to decorating style. You can find me somewhere between French- Modern Farmhouse - Mid Century Modern - Boho. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ we can make this work though, right? also, if it were up to me, I would probably have a basket wall in each room 😍 What’s your decorating style/s?
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#handmademovement #christiancreative  #gloriouslyrestored #baskets #basketwall #createdtocreate #makersgonnamake #goodnewsfeed #thatsdarling  #graceupongrace #homedecor #aquietstyle #seeksimplicity #farmhouse #homedecor #decoratingstyle #plantlady #midcenturymodern #midcentury #frenchhome #bohemian #handpainted #modernfarmhouse #farmhousestyle #boho #bohostyle
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I think I may be a little confused when it comes to decorating style. You can find me somewhere between French- Modern Farmhouse - Mid Century Modern - Boho. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ we can make this work though, right? also, if it were up to me, I would probably have a basket wall in each room 😍 What’s your decorating style/s?
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#handmademovement #christiancreative #gloriouslyrestored #baskets #basketwall #createdtocreate #makersgonnamake #goodnewsfeed #thatsdarling #graceupongrace #homedecor #aquietstyle #seeksimplicity #farmhouse #homedecor #decoratingstyle #plantlady #midcenturymodern #midcentury #frenchhome #bohemian #handpainted #modernfarmhouse #farmhousestyle #boho #bohostyle
Check out this behind-the-scenes from the Digital Discipleship Conference that I attended in Queensland a few weeks ago 🕺🏻 ⁣
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This is my approach to Smile Without Reason and what I do — because evangelism is hard. It can awkward and uncomfortable.⁣
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But it doesn’t have to be.⁣
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We are called to not only BE disciples, but MAKE disciples. ⁣
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So let’s be unashamed & unapologetic about our faith. ⁣
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Let’s spread Jesus in the way that’s most COMFORTABLE to us. ⁣
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(And yes, I speak quickly when I’m passionate about things!) 🥳🕺🏻⁣
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🎥 Video by Jan Rhais Amantiad ⁣
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Check out this behind-the-scenes from the Digital Discipleship Conference that I attended in Queensland a few weeks ago 🕺🏻 ⁣

This is my approach to Smile Without Reason and what I do — because evangelism is hard. It can awkward and uncomfortable.⁣

But it doesn’t have to be.⁣

We are called to not only BE disciples, but MAKE disciples. ⁣

So let’s be unashamed & unapologetic about our faith. ⁣

Let’s spread Jesus in the way that’s most COMFORTABLE to us. ⁣

(And yes, I speak quickly when I’m passionate about things!) 🥳🕺🏻⁣

🎥 Video by Jan Rhais Amantiad ⁣
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“First, I had surgery for thyroid cancer, followed by radiation treatments. Four months after that, I had my gallbladder removed. A year later my husband had prostate cancer surgery, and then open-heart surgery. Overwhelming? Yes, sometimes. However, through it all, we still homeschooled. We haven’t always done our homeschooling the traditional way, and I certainly would have rather not had these serious illnesses in our family, but it has definitely given us all something that we wouldn’t have had otherwise. Our faith and our relationship—with Jesus and with each other—are stronger.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“First, I had surgery for thyroid cancer, followed by radiation treatments. Four months after that, I had my gallbladder removed. A year later my husband had prostate cancer surgery, and then open-heart surgery. Overwhelming? Yes, sometimes. However, through it all, we still homeschooled. We haven’t always done our homeschooling the traditional way, and I certainly would have rather not had these serious illnesses in our family, but it has definitely given us all something that we wouldn’t have had otherwise. Our faith and our relationship—with Jesus and with each other—are stronger.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#homeschoolcompass #homeschoolmom #homeschoolinspiration #homeschoollifestyle #homeschoolmomlife #thisishowwehomeschool #wellwateredwomen #godisfaithful #graceupongrace #christianmom #allisgrace #homeschoollookslikethis #homeschoolencouragement
Its HOT but we're here. Come on out to Arsenal Park for some Lavender Walnut or Rosemary Kalamata Farmhouse Foccacia bread, lovingly handcrafted this morning in my hundred degree kitchen for your culinary pleasure. Buy a loaf of bread, help us pay for the gas for the RV we hop into NEXT WEEK for our national musical tour!
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Its HOT but we're here. Come on out to Arsenal Park for some Lavender Walnut or Rosemary Kalamata Farmhouse Foccacia bread, lovingly handcrafted this morning in my hundred degree kitchen for your culinary pleasure. Buy a loaf of bread, help us pay for the gas for the RV we hop into NEXT WEEK for our national musical tour!
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Jesus took the sin of the world upon Himself and died for us all, for you and me. Here are 10 Bible verses about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
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Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Matthew 27:26 KJV
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isaiah 53:4 KJV
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God , that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
Amos 8:9 KJV
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 KJV
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Matthew 27:54 KJV
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:18 KJV
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
John 19:30 KJV
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Jesus took the sin of the world upon Himself and died for us all, for you and me. Here are 10 Bible verses about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
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Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Matthew 27:26 KJV
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isaiah 53:4 KJV
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God , that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
Amos 8:9 KJV
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 KJV
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Matthew 27:54 KJV
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Peter 3:18 KJV
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
John 19:30 KJV
🛑SEX. Why did we wait until marriage? 🛑My heart is to encourage not judge, I need so much grace. Let me rewind…I sat at my college desk curled up like a little ball, mind racing. The decision I was about to make couldn’t be taken lightly. Even though I grew up Catholic & hearing about Jesus, I wasn’t clear on who He is, but I started learning.
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If I was going to give my life to Jesus, I would have to change everything. Sex, getting wasted was a huge part of my life & that was just the outward stuff. A hinderance to jump all in with Jesus was the Bible’s stance on sex. I had already had sex so isn’t it to late for me?  But I prayed at my desk: Lord, I need you. Thank you for paying for my sins on the cross. I feel so empty, please fill my heart with your love. I want to go all in with my relationship with you. My painful inside story was exposed to Jesus. The fear I was holding from being abused, the shameful things I had done. Never had I felt so very exposed, yet so completely cherished, loved, forgiven. Jesus saves me everyday.
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As my relationship grows with Jesus I see His unconditional love/grace can’t be an excuse for my sin. Not acting out of fear or legalism, but out of a deep love relationship.❤️When you love someone you do everything to please them. Running as far away from what could hurt their hearts as you can. Jesus makes what he wants clear in His word. Like a good mother not letting their child touch a hot stove because they will get burned. His word states that sex is intended between a man and his wife. 
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I waited 6 years until marrying Caleb to have sex, our past is NEVER too much for God to make NEW! Jesus wasn’t withholding from us like I used to think.  His ways are not instant gratification but long lasting peace, joy and abundance like no self serving pleasure has ever brought. ❤️ Our marriage, thanks to God’s grace has been so filled with connection, forgiveness, sex, intimacy & joy like I never thought possible. I pray we can know God more, seeking His heart on sex & all things. He created us, wants the best for us & knows us better than we know ourselves. ❤️Do you know how deeply loved you are? Love hearing from you!
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🛑SEX. Why did we wait until marriage? 🛑My heart is to encourage not judge, I need so much grace. Let me rewind…I sat at my college desk curled up like a little ball, mind racing. The decision I was about to make couldn’t be taken lightly. Even though I grew up Catholic & hearing about Jesus, I wasn’t clear on who He is, but I started learning.
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If I was going to give my life to Jesus, I would have to change everything. Sex, getting wasted was a huge part of my life & that was just the outward stuff. A hinderance to jump all in with Jesus was the Bible’s stance on sex. I had already had sex so isn’t it to late for me?  But I prayed at my desk: Lord, I need you. Thank you for paying for my sins on the cross. I feel so empty, please fill my heart with your love. I want to go all in with my relationship with you. My painful inside story was exposed to Jesus. The fear I was holding from being abused, the shameful things I had done. Never had I felt so very exposed, yet so completely cherished, loved, forgiven. Jesus saves me everyday.
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As my relationship grows with Jesus I see His unconditional love/grace can’t be an excuse for my sin. Not acting out of fear or legalism, but out of a deep love relationship.❤️When you love someone you do everything to please them. Running as far away from what could hurt their hearts as you can. Jesus makes what he wants clear in His word. Like a good mother not letting their child touch a hot stove because they will get burned. His word states that sex is intended between a man and his wife.
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I waited 6 years until marrying Caleb to have sex, our past is NEVER too much for God to make NEW! Jesus wasn’t withholding from us like I used to think.  His ways are not instant gratification but long lasting peace, joy and abundance like no self serving pleasure has ever brought. ❤️ Our marriage, thanks to God’s grace has been so filled with connection, forgiveness, sex, intimacy & joy like I never thought possible. I pray we can know God more, seeking His heart on sex & all things. He created us, wants the best for us & knows us better than we know ourselves. ❤️Do you know how deeply loved you are? Love hearing from you!
just realized i have an 8 month old, and that i‘ll have a 1 year old in only four months.😭 he gives the best kisses. 
loves avocado, broccoli, strawberry, and banana.
walks assisted with this walker toy.
loves the outside.
loves dogs and cats.
obsessed with his sissy.
he’s a daddy’s boy.
breastfeeding for life 😂
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just realized i have an 8 month old, and that i‘ll have a 1 year old in only four months.😭 he gives the best kisses.
loves avocado, broccoli, strawberry, and banana.
walks assisted with this walker toy.
loves the outside.
loves dogs and cats.
obsessed with his sissy.
he’s a daddy’s boy.
breastfeeding for life 😂
And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Matthew 26:21 KJV
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
John 13:21 KJV
And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
Mark 14:18 KJV
Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
John 21:20 KJV
For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
John 13:11 KJV
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
John 6:64 KJV
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
John 13:2 KJV
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Matthew 10:4 KJV
When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
Matthew 27:19 KJV
And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
Mark 3:19 KJV
And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
John 18:2 KJV
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
John 12:4 KJV
They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
John 18:5 KJV
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And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
Matthew 26:21 KJV
When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
John 13:21 KJV
And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me.
Mark 14:18 KJV
Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?
John 21:20 KJV
For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
John 13:11 KJV
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
John 6:64 KJV
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
John 13:2 KJV
Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Matthew 10:4 KJV
When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
Matthew 27:19 KJV
And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.
Mark 3:19 KJV
And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
John 18:2 KJV
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
John 12:4 KJV
They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.
John 18:5 KJV
“There was a time, not long ago⠀
Looking at the cup in my hands⠀
I would not have said it overflowed⠀
For life was not going as planned⠀
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My cup has holes, can’t you see?⠀
The blessings are leaking through⠀
Pain, disappointment, adversity⠀
And there’s nothing I can do⠀
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The more I focused on the leaks⠀
The more they seemed to grow⠀
I tried to tinker, adjust and tweak⠀
But nothing stopped the flow⠀
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Until one day, I heard His voice⠀
Coming gently on the breeze⠀
He told me that ‘I had a choice’⠀
And it brought me to my knees⠀
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‘All things work together’, He said⠀
‘For those who love what’s true⠀
So have no fear, and do not dread⠀
The trials you are going through’⠀
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‘They are given for your benefit⠀
To make you humble and strong⠀
They teach how to live with grit⠀
And to sing my eternal song’⠀
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‘So look to me, and don’t forget⠀
Take to heart the words I say⠀
My love and grace fills every debt⠀
I’ll be with you every step of the way’⠀
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His words changed my perspective⠀
And my thoughts were finally freed⠀
I was no longer held as a captive⠀
And I saw I had everything I’d need⠀
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So we went to work, at a steady pace⠀
And to the task, I gave my best⠀
He filled those holes with Truth & Grace⠀
And with Gratitude, I filled the rest⠀
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From that day on, my cup held true⠀
Now I see it overflowing every day⠀
And any time a leak pokes through⠀
It’s just a reminder for me to pray”
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(Words by God’s fingerprints) 
This lovely reminder is available as a print in my#etsy and @cheerfullygiven shops! ⭐️link in bio⭐️
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“There was a time, not long ago⠀
Looking at the cup in my hands⠀
I would not have said it overflowed⠀
For life was not going as planned⠀

My cup has holes, can’t you see?⠀
The blessings are leaking through⠀
Pain, disappointment, adversity⠀
And there’s nothing I can do⠀

The more I focused on the leaks⠀
The more they seemed to grow⠀
I tried to tinker, adjust and tweak⠀
But nothing stopped the flow⠀

Until one day, I heard His voice⠀
Coming gently on the breeze⠀
He told me that ‘I had a choice’⠀
And it brought me to my knees⠀

‘All things work together’, He said⠀
‘For those who love what’s true⠀
So have no fear, and do not dread⠀
The trials you are going through’⠀

‘They are given for your benefit⠀
To make you humble and strong⠀
They teach how to live with grit⠀
And to sing my eternal song’⠀

‘So look to me, and don’t forget⠀
Take to heart the words I say⠀
My love and grace fills every debt⠀
I’ll be with you every step of the way’⠀

His words changed my perspective⠀
And my thoughts were finally freed⠀
I was no longer held as a captive⠀
And I saw I had everything I’d need⠀

So we went to work, at a steady pace⠀
And to the task, I gave my best⠀
He filled those holes with Truth & Grace⠀
And with Gratitude, I filled the rest⠀

From that day on, my cup held true⠀
Now I see it overflowing every day⠀
And any time a leak pokes through⠀
It’s just a reminder for me to pray”

(Words by God’s fingerprints)
This lovely reminder is available as a print in my#etsy and @cheerfullygiven shops! ⭐️link in bio⭐️
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Every time I go on a run, I pass these sunflowers. They make me think about how many things blossom, yet still fall and wither, but even for a sunflower doesn’t mean that it’s value as a sunflower has changed or is any less. Sunflowers radiate the image of the sun, and symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. It’s how God made them. So even for us, as His people, no matter how lacking we are in being human, His love will continue to grow and change us. Simply because He made us with value according to His perfect word that lives inside us, making us  beautifully and perfectly created 🌻 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#christian #christiansofinstagram #livebygrace #encouragement #faithhopelove #christianblogger #Jesus #graceupongrace #dailywisdom #prayer #scripture #biblicalliving #christianity #christianliving #goodnews #jesuspaiditall #faithoverfear #everythingchristian #Godsnotdead #grace #truth #choosejoy #Godslove #Godlovesyou #Godisgood #holybible #Jesus #bibleverse
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Every time I go on a run, I pass these sunflowers. They make me think about how many things blossom, yet still fall and wither, but even for a sunflower doesn’t mean that it’s value as a sunflower has changed or is any less. Sunflowers radiate the image of the sun, and symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. It’s how God made them. So even for us, as His people, no matter how lacking we are in being human, His love will continue to grow and change us. Simply because He made us with value according to His perfect word that lives inside us, making us beautifully and perfectly created 🌻 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#christian #christiansofinstagram #livebygrace #encouragement #faithhopelove #christianblogger #Jesus #graceupongrace #dailywisdom #prayer #scripture #biblicalliving #christianity #christianliving #goodnews #jesuspaiditall #faithoverfear #everythingchristian #Godsnotdead #grace #truth #choosejoy #Godslove #Godlovesyou #Godisgood #holybible #Jesus #bibleverse
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I've been giving myself permission to chase after my interests EVEN if I know it won't last. Even if the feeling is fleeting. I've been learning different things about myself when I don't put the pressure on myself. It's been fun, friends.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sometimes you just have to give yourself permission to try new things, you never know what it will lead to!
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👇🏼WHAT IS GOD ASKING YOU TO CHASE AFTER TODAY?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I've been giving myself permission to chase after my interests EVEN if I know it won't last. Even if the feeling is fleeting. I've been learning different things about myself when I don't put the pressure on myself. It's been fun, friends.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Sometimes you just have to give yourself permission to try new things, you never know what it will lead to!
Is your identity hidden in Christ?
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If our foundation is not built on the Rock of Jesus Christ, then we can easily be swayed by the lies of the enemy. Affirm the Truth in your heart and mind by seeking who God says you are in the Word.
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New item release coming soon!
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Is your identity hidden in Christ?

If our foundation is not built on the Rock of Jesus Christ, then we can easily be swayed by the lies of the enemy. Affirm the Truth in your heart and mind by seeking who God says you are in the Word.

New item release coming soon!
I wanted to and have been meaning to share a few takeaways from my recent coach summit with my company. But as you can see we have been go go go for a while now. .
But I'm sitting here thinking about it all and I do want to share a couple of important things I learned. Whether you're into or completely against network marketing (not a scheme, it's real deal... But that's for another day) these tidbits can be useful. .
Find YOUR tribe. Don't worry about anyone else's tribe and what they do and what they like and how they do anything. Find your people. And keep them close. .
The best people on my team did not come from me asking them. They came to be based on my progress, my motivation behind my journey, my passion for helping other women and mom's find the way up from being down. Be yourself. Share your truth. Let your tribe find you. .
Be real. No one likes fake. No one likes it when people copy and paste messages (and yes, I've been guilty of doing this in the past, but I surely won't make that mistake again). Be authentic and you will attract your people. .
If people don't want to join you, that's ok! You can still be there for them in so many capacities. You don't have to join my team as a customer or a coach to be my friend. .
Follow your truth. Be authenticly you. Share your pain. Share your passion. Spread love and joy. Keep the hate at Bay. You'll be infinitely happier. I promise.
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I wanted to and have been meaning to share a few takeaways from my recent coach summit with my company. But as you can see we have been go go go for a while now. .
But I'm sitting here thinking about it all and I do want to share a couple of important things I learned. Whether you're into or completely against network marketing (not a scheme, it's real deal... But that's for another day) these tidbits can be useful. .
Find YOUR tribe. Don't worry about anyone else's tribe and what they do and what they like and how they do anything. Find your people. And keep them close. .
The best people on my team did not come from me asking them. They came to be based on my progress, my motivation behind my journey, my passion for helping other women and mom's find the way up from being down. Be yourself. Share your truth. Let your tribe find you. .
Be real. No one likes fake. No one likes it when people copy and paste messages (and yes, I've been guilty of doing this in the past, but I surely won't make that mistake again). Be authentic and you will attract your people. .
If people don't want to join you, that's ok! You can still be there for them in so many capacities. You don't have to join my team as a customer or a coach to be my friend. .
Follow your truth. Be authenticly you. Share your pain. Share your passion. Spread love and joy. Keep the hate at Bay. You'll be infinitely happier. I promise.
I spent a couple minutes today thinking about how I want to FEEL while living my life. So often when we talk about being intentional with our lives, we describe what we want to do, what our homes look like, and what people we spend time with. I’ve never actually taken the time to think about how I want to feel and worked backwards from there.
Still developing my ideas, but here’s the little I’ve realized so far:
- I want to feel HAPPY and laugh a lot!
- I want to feel relaxed & the opposite of harried/busy. I want to feel well rested!
- I want to feel helpful & useful - like I’m making a positive impact on others lives. 
I think I’m on track to get there. How about you? Have you ever thought about this question? How do you want to feel in your day-to-day life??
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I spent a couple minutes today thinking about how I want to FEEL while living my life. So often when we talk about being intentional with our lives, we describe what we want to do, what our homes look like, and what people we spend time with. I’ve never actually taken the time to think about how I want to feel and worked backwards from there.
Still developing my ideas, but here’s the little I’ve realized so far:
- I want to feel HAPPY and laugh a lot!
- I want to feel relaxed & the opposite of harried/busy. I want to feel well rested!
- I want to feel helpful & useful - like I’m making a positive impact on others lives.
I think I’m on track to get there. How about you? Have you ever thought about this question? How do you want to feel in your day-to-day life??
In all honesty, friendships can be hard. You have to make time for them. You need to extend grace. You need to forgive, reach out, encourage, comfort, and love. But then, those are all things you receive as well — and it is one of the greatest blessings in life. I’m so thankful to have a best friend who thinks of taking me for a night hike through the woods; who gets excited about planning for yet another hike & is totally on board with visiting a chocolate factory as well. The open space in nature makes space for great conversations, too.
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In all honesty, friendships can be hard. You have to make time for them. You need to extend grace. You need to forgive, reach out, encourage, comfort, and love. But then, those are all things you receive as well — and it is one of the greatest blessings in life. I’m so thankful to have a best friend who thinks of taking me for a night hike through the woods; who gets excited about planning for yet another hike & is totally on board with visiting a chocolate factory as well. The open space in nature makes space for great conversations, too.
In my early 20s, I vowed never to use negative self talk. I didn't realize how much this was affecting my thoughts and beliefs about myself.⠀
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This doesn't mean that negative thoughts don't pop up in my mind. However, whenever negative thoughts pop up, I don't give them free air time. I make a choice. I choose to ignore them.⠀
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You have a choice. You can choose to entertain those negative thoughts and keep them circling around your mind. But you can also choose to show those thoughts the door😉⠀
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So today do these 2 things:⠀
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1. Ignore any negative thoughts⠀
2. Replace them with positive ones⠀
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You can do this 💪🏽✨😘⠀
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#nonegativity #emotionalintelligence #emotionalgrowth #emotionalwellness #emotionalwellbeing #emotionalhealth #emotionalhealthmatters #healing #selflove #wellness #mentalhealthawareness #christian #encouraging #blessed #christianblogger #ontheblog #christianlife #christiangirl #christianliving #christianwoman #Godislove #Godlovesyou #growthmindset #christiancreative #wordbeforeworld #propelwomen #christianblog #comfortzone #faithoverfear #graceupongrace
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In my early 20s, I vowed never to use negative self talk. I didn't realize how much this was affecting my thoughts and beliefs about myself.⠀

This doesn't mean that negative thoughts don't pop up in my mind. However, whenever negative thoughts pop up, I don't give them free air time. I make a choice. I choose to ignore them.⠀

You have a choice. You can choose to entertain those negative thoughts and keep them circling around your mind. But you can also choose to show those thoughts the door😉⠀

So today do these 2 things:⠀

1. Ignore any negative thoughts⠀
2. Replace them with positive ones⠀

You can do this 💪🏽✨😘⠀
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#nonegativity #emotionalintelligence #emotionalgrowth #emotionalwellness #emotionalwellbeing #emotionalhealth #emotionalhealthmatters #healing #selflove #wellness #mentalhealthawareness #christian #encouraging #blessed #christianblogger #ontheblog #christianlife #christiangirl #christianliving #christianwoman #Godislove #Godlovesyou #growthmindset #christiancreative #wordbeforeworld #propelwomen #christianblog #comfortzone #faithoverfear #graceupongrace
A reminder today to someone who may be feeling like they just aren’t enough; you’ve got this 👊🏻 Sometimes all it takes in ONE step. Just one☝🏻. Take one step OUT OF your fears and inadequacy and INTO your calling and purpose.⠀
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Just remember, you are MORE THAN ENOUGH. ⠀
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A reminder today to someone who may be feeling like they just aren’t enough; you’ve got this 👊🏻 Sometimes all it takes in ONE step. Just one☝🏻. Take one step OUT OF your fears and inadequacy and INTO your calling and purpose.⠀

Just remember, you are MORE THAN ENOUGH. ⠀
What's one of the biggest things holding you back from daily #godtime? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I've spoken to so many of you and one of the biggest barriers to regular prayer and Bible study was ACCOUNTABILITY.  Do you have a group of godly women you can go to for prayer, support, friendship?  Unfortunately with today's digital age, so many of us don't have this.  We've lost what it means to truly have friends you can "run" to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That's one of the main reasons I started the God's Gals Retreat.  My Christian women’s wellness retreat provides you with a built-in buddy system so you can create healthy habits in a positive group environment. Not to mention friends for life!! You'll always have someone (a group of "someones" to go to with any struggle, pain, even praise.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I can't wait to see YOU at the 2nd annual retreat.  Don't forget the $150 off, early bird special ends 7/31.  LINK in bio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Let's start those new friendships!!
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I've spoken to so many of you and one of the biggest barriers to regular prayer and Bible study was ACCOUNTABILITY. Do you have a group of godly women you can go to for prayer, support, friendship? Unfortunately with today's digital age, so many of us don't have this. We've lost what it means to truly have friends you can "run" to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That's one of the main reasons I started the God's Gals Retreat. My Christian women’s wellness retreat provides you with a built-in buddy system so you can create healthy habits in a positive group environment. Not to mention friends for life!! You'll always have someone (a group of "someones" to go to with any struggle, pain, even praise.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I can't wait to see YOU at the 2nd annual retreat. Don't forget the $150 off, early bird special ends 7/31. LINK in bio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Let's start those new friendships!!
Expectations are a tricky thing. If you struggle to hope for something you’ve been disappointed on in the past, this is for you:

Sometimes when God seeds a dream inside of us, we immediately put together how we think it should look like in our heads.

But just because God gave you a dream, doesn’t mean it’ll look the way you envisioned it.

GOD is the one who brings that seed to life. And part of the process is learning to die to our idea of how the dream should look like so GOD can be the one to grow it the way He designed it to be.

He can’t be put in a box, guys.

But then on the flip side, we STILL need to keep our hopes up! It’s not the promise deferred that makes the heart sick, it’s HOPE deferred! So if we don’t have hope, our hearts become heavy with the weight of our waiting season.

And if it’s a heavy load, we’re not designed to carry it!

So lean into the tension between the two. Grab onto hope and expect God to come through for you like never before - just don’t put limitations on what you think the dream should look like.

Let God blow your mind with it. He loves to go over and above what we’re believing for 😉

Do you have a promise from God that you’re praying for? Come share in the comments! ❤️👇🏼
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Expectations are a tricky thing. If you struggle to hope for something you’ve been disappointed on in the past, this is for you:

Sometimes when God seeds a dream inside of us, we immediately put together how we think it should look like in our heads.

But just because God gave you a dream, doesn’t mean it’ll look the way you envisioned it.

GOD is the one who brings that seed to life. And part of the process is learning to die to our idea of how the dream should look like so GOD can be the one to grow it the way He designed it to be.

He can’t be put in a box, guys.

But then on the flip side, we STILL need to keep our hopes up! It’s not the promise deferred that makes the heart sick, it’s HOPE deferred! So if we don’t have hope, our hearts become heavy with the weight of our waiting season.

And if it’s a heavy load, we’re not designed to carry it!

So lean into the tension between the two. Grab onto hope and expect God to come through for you like never before - just don’t put limitations on what you think the dream should look like.

Let God blow your mind with it. He loves to go over and above what we’re believing for 😉

Do you have a promise from God that you’re praying for? Come share in the comments! ❤️👇🏼
Change begins inside...
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I remember the years I spent hiding, waiting to have the time and space to myself.
I remember using that space and time as a means of explosion, of allowing the things I kept bottled up inside to finally erupt.
I remember lying curled up in a tear-soaked ball on my bedroom floor, sobbing uncontrollably, not knowing how I’m going to make it through another night let alone another day or year or entire lifetime.
I remember knowing I was bound to fall apart the moment I was alone, and setting an alarm so I would have the time to pull myself back together before anyone came home and found me less than my “perfect,” “put-together” self.
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I remember the years and years of trying and failing and trying and failing again and then being afraid to try any more to find peace and a desire to go on.
I remember begging God for forgiveness for wanting a way out of this life He blessed me with.
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I also remember what it felt like to experience clarity for what felt like the first time since childhood. 
I remember realizing that, although there’s only so much in my control, there is far more within my control than I ever believed.
I remember dedicating myself to building mental and emotional strength through learning, challenging, pushing, and also practicing grace and gratitude in the midst of weakness and failure.
I remember when I didn’t have the hope and excitement and eagerness for my future that I have today.
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I remember my days of darkness, which still do come, sometimes in moments and sometimes in seasons, but I also now have the ability to look back and see
how freaking far I’ve come.
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My days of darkness- my pain- almost killed me. But they didn’t. 
And now I am so much
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There is pain in purpose... and finding that shift, making that change, begins inside.
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Change begins inside...

I remember the years I spent hiding, waiting to have the time and space to myself.
I remember using that space and time as a means of explosion, of allowing the things I kept bottled up inside to finally erupt.
I remember lying curled up in a tear-soaked ball on my bedroom floor, sobbing uncontrollably, not knowing how I’m going to make it through another night let alone another day or year or entire lifetime.
I remember knowing I was bound to fall apart the moment I was alone, and setting an alarm so I would have the time to pull myself back together before anyone came home and found me less than my “perfect,” “put-together” self.

I remember the years and years of trying and failing and trying and failing again and then being afraid to try any more to find peace and a desire to go on.
I remember begging God for forgiveness for wanting a way out of this life He blessed me with.

I also remember what it felt like to experience clarity for what felt like the first time since childhood.
I remember realizing that, although there’s only so much in my control, there is far more within my control than I ever believed.
I remember dedicating myself to building mental and emotional strength through learning, challenging, pushing, and also practicing grace and gratitude in the midst of weakness and failure.
I remember when I didn’t have the hope and excitement and eagerness for my future that I have today.

I remember my days of darkness, which still do come, sometimes in moments and sometimes in seasons, but I also now have the ability to look back and see
how freaking far I’ve come.

My days of darkness- my pain- almost killed me. But they didn’t.
And now I am so much
stronger.
There is pain in purpose... and finding that shift, making that change, begins inside.
Love this from @michellemyers so much! 
Being the business-minded gal that I am, it also made me think about your audience.

If EVERYONE is your potential customer, NO ONE is. 
Most people are NOT your customer. And most things are NOT important.

When you can find out the ones that ARE and focus your energy on those, life (and business) become soooo much easier.

I certainly don’t have this down perfectly, and have PLENTY of bad calls/decisions in business to show for it, but with each misstep I learn a little more who is my ideal client and who is most certainly NOT. 
Here’s another thing I do in my business. If I know someone or some business is not a great fit for me in my web/graphic design business @hwilliamscreative and it will take exponentially more effort or time to work with them, I increase my price.

Call it convenience charge, whatever you want. You don’t have to let the customer know, but that way you can dissuade the wrong people from working with you, and if the wrong ones say yes, it’s worth the extra hassle it will be or extra time it will cost you.

This ain’t wrong, it’s wisdom.

Know your ideal audience and stick to it! And if someone wants to work with you THAT BAD to pay the convenience fee, well then serve them, by golly!
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Love this from @michellemyers so much!
Being the business-minded gal that I am, it also made me think about your audience.

If EVERYONE is your potential customer, NO ONE is.
Most people are NOT your customer. And most things are NOT important.

When you can find out the ones that ARE and focus your energy on those, life (and business) become soooo much easier.

I certainly don’t have this down perfectly, and have PLENTY of bad calls/decisions in business to show for it, but with each misstep I learn a little more who is my ideal client and who is most certainly NOT.
Here’s another thing I do in my business. If I know someone or some business is not a great fit for me in my web/graphic design business @hwilliamscreative and it will take exponentially more effort or time to work with them, I increase my price.

Call it convenience charge, whatever you want. You don’t have to let the customer know, but that way you can dissuade the wrong people from working with you, and if the wrong ones say yes, it’s worth the extra hassle it will be or extra time it will cost you.

This ain’t wrong, it’s wisdom.

Know your ideal audience and stick to it! And if someone wants to work with you THAT BAD to pay the convenience fee, well then serve them, by golly!
John 17 is Jesus’ last prayer, but have you ever noticed that He prays for us?
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What would your last prayer be? If you knew that that would be it before you died - what words would you speak?
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The more that I thought about Jesus’ prayer, the more I thought about how fickle I probably would be because I would want to pray for everything and everyone. I would pray about whether my life had been enough. If I had followed God's path. I would also undoubtedly be repenting! But I would pray for loved ones I was about to leave behind - for God's continued faithfulness, mercy, love, and guidance for them
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Yet, for Jesus, He knew His identity. He knew His relationship with the Father was secure. He knew His path. Therefore, He prayed for us.
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Jesus prays that we will know God as He did, and that we would be in perfect unity together so that the world would know that God had sent Him
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Friends, there comes a point in our lives when we focus on what truly matters. This is the time when we die to our selfish-ambition. We are at peace with who God created us to be so that we become a light for Jesus without striving. The world around us breaks our hearts because we see the brokenness and we pray that others will find what we have with God
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My heart is burning with compassion for God's world. There are people still yet to hear the name, Jesus. Others who believe they can piggyback into Heaven based on others faith. Or worse still, some who don't even care
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We need to get on our knees and pray, like Jesus, for the world to know God. For His love to be poured out as it is in Heaven, but also, for unity.
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Friends, it starts with you and I. So today, ask yourself truthfully - what would your last prayer be, and is it a true reflection of the heart of the Father?
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#john17 #rebeccalbrand #lovewins #lastprayer #godspurpose #propelwomen #shereadstruth #gritandgrace #sheislight #dailythoughts #givemejesus #thefreewoman #bedeeplyrooted #wellwateredwomen #warriorofchrist #womenintheword #christianauthor #faithblogger #bibleverse #graceupongrace #godsgirl #godsword #instafaith #sheiscalled #documentyourfaith #writersofinstagram #prayer #love
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John 17 is Jesus’ last prayer, but have you ever noticed that He prays for us?

What would your last prayer be? If you knew that that would be it before you died - what words would you speak?

The more that I thought about Jesus’ prayer, the more I thought about how fickle I probably would be because I would want to pray for everything and everyone. I would pray about whether my life had been enough. If I had followed God's path. I would also undoubtedly be repenting! But I would pray for loved ones I was about to leave behind - for God's continued faithfulness, mercy, love, and guidance for them

Yet, for Jesus, He knew His identity. He knew His relationship with the Father was secure. He knew His path. Therefore, He prayed for us.

Jesus prays that we will know God as He did, and that we would be in perfect unity together so that the world would know that God had sent Him

Friends, there comes a point in our lives when we focus on what truly matters. This is the time when we die to our selfish-ambition. We are at peace with who God created us to be so that we become a light for Jesus without striving. The world around us breaks our hearts because we see the brokenness and we pray that others will find what we have with God

My heart is burning with compassion for God's world. There are people still yet to hear the name, Jesus. Others who believe they can piggyback into Heaven based on others faith. Or worse still, some who don't even care

We need to get on our knees and pray, like Jesus, for the world to know God. For His love to be poured out as it is in Heaven, but also, for unity.

Friends, it starts with you and I. So today, ask yourself truthfully - what would your last prayer be, and is it a true reflection of the heart of the Father?
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***The WINNER of our 1st July Summer Giveaway is.... @beccalynwilliford yea!!!!*** Congratulations and your prize will be in the mail asap. DM me your contact info. 😄
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Congratulations to our runner up @letydorigo You'll be getting a lovely purse hook from @kellidianedesigns (she surprised us with a little something for ya) And you're getting a special treat from us as well from @sweetcarolineconfections
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Can I ask you a question? This was something I was recently asked...
Are you satisfied? Like honestly satisfied?
Think deeper. Is your soul satisfied?
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At first I thought, "Sure, I'm satisfied. I like my life. I definitely CAN NOT complain. I'm blessed and at the moment, I can't think anything I NEED."
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But thinking deeper, and asking myself, "but is my soul satisfied?"
Well, no. It's not.
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If your answer is no, like mine, my next question is...
What are you filling your life with that makes you dissatisfied?
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For me, I found that I was filling my life with everything, but God.
If you are feeling the same, I encourage you to take that step (with me, you are not alone) and make time for Him daily. 
My new challenge is to wake up 30 mintues earlier for the most important part of my day, spending time with my savior.
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Can I ask you a question? This was something I was recently asked...
Are you satisfied? Like honestly satisfied?
Think deeper. Is your soul satisfied?
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At first I thought, "Sure, I'm satisfied. I like my life. I definitely CAN NOT complain. I'm blessed and at the moment, I can't think anything I NEED."
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But thinking deeper, and asking myself, "but is my soul satisfied?"
Well, no. It's not.
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If your answer is no, like mine, my next question is...
What are you filling your life with that makes you dissatisfied?
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For me, I found that I was filling my life with everything, but God.
If you are feeling the same, I encourage you to take that step (with me, you are not alone) and make time for Him daily.
My new challenge is to wake up 30 mintues earlier for the most important part of my day, spending time with my savior.
SCRIPTURE "With God nothing is impossible" - Luke 1:37
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OBSERVATION
In this passage, Mary had just found out from the angel Gabriel that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost and bring forth the Son of God, who she would name Jesus.
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Gabriel testifies to Mary of her relative, Elizabeth, who was barren and was still able to conceive at her old age and reminds her that with God nothing is impossible.
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APPLICATION
I can never imagine being a teenager, virgin, and engaged and being told that I was going to be impregnated by the Spirit of God.
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I also cannot imagine the strength and the faith that it took to be Mary during this time in history as well.
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There have been many times that I have questioned how I will succeed through challenging situations in my life, and it helps me to think of miracles that I have witnessed happen in my life and in the lives of others to help me remember what is possible with God.
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Speaking of miracles...Google: “209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence”
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I would rename this “209 Seconds That Will Make You Never Question What is Possible.”
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PRAYER
I pray that I can remember to look towards the light in times of darkness to be reminded of the Mighty God that I serve.
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Devotion Process: S. O. A. P. -  Scripture (Read and select a verse you connect with). Observeration (Get Context). Application (Apply to YOUR life) Prayer. (Worship, Ask for Help, Give thanks, Supplement for others, Ask for forgiveness, Release...) . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
S. O. A. P. Saved me.
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SCRIPTURE "With God nothing is impossible" - Luke 1:37
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OBSERVATION
In this passage, Mary had just found out from the angel Gabriel that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost and bring forth the Son of God, who she would name Jesus.
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Gabriel testifies to Mary of her relative, Elizabeth, who was barren and was still able to conceive at her old age and reminds her that with God nothing is impossible.
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APPLICATION
I can never imagine being a teenager, virgin, and engaged and being told that I was going to be impregnated by the Spirit of God.
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I also cannot imagine the strength and the faith that it took to be Mary during this time in history as well.
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There have been many times that I have questioned how I will succeed through challenging situations in my life, and it helps me to think of miracles that I have witnessed happen in my life and in the lives of others to help me remember what is possible with God.
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Speaking of miracles...Google: “209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your Entire Existence”
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I would rename this “209 Seconds That Will Make You Never Question What is Possible.”
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PRAYER
I pray that I can remember to look towards the light in times of darkness to be reminded of the Mighty God that I serve.
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Devotion Process: S. O. A. P. - Scripture (Read and select a verse you connect with). Observeration (Get Context). Application (Apply to YOUR life) Prayer. (Worship, Ask for Help, Give thanks, Supplement for others, Ask for forgiveness, Release...) . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
S. O. A. P. Saved me.
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This is me with my Mom on my left and her oldest and dearest friend, Jan, on my right. They've been friends since fifth grade. 👭
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One memory of Jan that stands out above all the rest is our two families' annual visit to Water World when I almost drowned. ☀️
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The six of us grabbed our tubes and headed to Tortuga Run. We plopped in the cold water and let the waves pull us down the rapids.💦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At first we stuck together. But when we faced a large clog in the fourth pool, my tube went over and I went under. 🌊
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I would have told you I didn't know how to open my eyes underwater. But all I saw were legs. 🙈
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I finally found a place to pop up, right in front of Jan. When I saw her face, I knew I'd be okay. 😍
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Loved having Jan pop in for a visit. 🌴
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What makes your heart smile, sweet friend? 💗
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(Heart smile = those things that bring God's praise to your lips and a smile to your heart) #HeartSmile #FromMyHeart
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This is me with my Mom on my left and her oldest and dearest friend, Jan, on my right. They've been friends since fifth grade. 👭
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One memory of Jan that stands out above all the rest is our two families' annual visit to Water World when I almost drowned. ☀️
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The six of us grabbed our tubes and headed to Tortuga Run. We plopped in the cold water and let the waves pull us down the rapids.💦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
At first we stuck together. But when we faced a large clog in the fourth pool, my tube went over and I went under. 🌊
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I would have told you I didn't know how to open my eyes underwater. But all I saw were legs. 🙈
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I finally found a place to pop up, right in front of Jan. When I saw her face, I knew I'd be okay. 😍
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Loved having Jan pop in for a visit. 🌴
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What makes your heart smile, sweet friend? 💗
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(Heart smile = those things that bring God's praise to your lips and a smile to your heart) #HeartSmile #FromMyHeart
“The Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.” Exodus 14:19–20 .
Rule 7: Envision God’s enveloping presence.
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“The Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.” Exodus 14:19–20 .
Rule 7: Envision God’s enveloping presence.
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Don’t let social media fool you.
Don’t let Satan fool you.
Don’t buy the lie!
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🎶 “This is a song
to remind me
We've all got some
broken we're hiding
None of us are ok
We all fall, we all break
This is a song
to remind me
To let the light in” 🎶
If you haven’t heard this song yet.... you need to! 🙌🏼💯🤩
“Let the Light in” by @francescamusic 🎙
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🛑 Stop comparing.
🛑 Stop judging.
🛑 Stop assuming.
Live.
Learn.
Grow. 🌱
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Don’t let social media fool you.
Don’t let Satan fool you.
Don’t buy the lie!
🙅🏻‍♀️
🎶 “This is a song
to remind me
We've all got some
broken we're hiding
None of us are ok
We all fall, we all break
This is a song
to remind me
To let the light in” 🎶
If you haven’t heard this song yet.... you need to! 🙌🏼💯🤩
“Let the Light in” by @francescamusic 🎙
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🛑 Stop comparing.
🛑 Stop judging.
🛑 Stop assuming.
Live.
Learn.
Grow. 🌱
#morningmotivation #lifequotes #reality #truthgram #realtalk #encouragement #socialmedia #struggleisreal #brokenandbeautiful #letthelightin #newsflash #dailyinspiration #instadaily #happythoughts #faithoverfear #justkeepswimming #hisgraceissufficient #graceupongrace #fyi #girltalk #nottodaysatan #yougotthis #onedayatatime #uplift
Today is the day of salvation. The LORD tells us to come to Him as we are.
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Let us pray that the Lord brings our unsaved loved ones to Him and that He fills us with the boldness to speak Truth into the lives of those around us. 🙏🏼
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Today is the day of salvation. The LORD tells us to come to Him as we are.

Let us pray that the Lord brings our unsaved loved ones to Him and that He fills us with the boldness to speak Truth into the lives of those around us. 🙏🏼

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