👆🏻These are my monkeys & this is my circus & the chance of us getting a family pic tomorrow with everyone fully dressed is slim to none. Just being honest. 🤪 I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with your families. Happy Easter from The Sheads! ✝️💞💐
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Matthew 28:5-9 ↠↟↞ Happy Resurrection Sunday, my friends!
As girls, life is so hard sometimes. When all we see is the need for more painted on every insta post and every sponsored ad. Be content where you are. & in who you are. You are PERFECT. Say it with me... "I am exactly who God made me to be". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? // Matthew 6:25
Saturday April 20: Hoskins is back to work in the shop to finish a job. I was a little blah when he left because within 2 minutes Cru broke Draya’s water filled hula hoop, slinging it everywhere and it splattered all over the walls and kitchen floor and as I went to get a towel to clean it up I slipped and fell and we all laughed until we cried. Seems like he always misses these special moments. So I have nothing really more to say other than it’s all cleaned up now and i snapped this photo to document me scrunching my hair like it’s 1989 to save on time so I can experience more of these moments. Messed up and fallen, they’re still tomorrow’s memories.
➵ the sweet symphony of saturday, 🌷 a fine-tuned composition to our collective sighs of relief, an illustrious étude to the loosening of a white-knuckled grip, and an ode to an end which then can only spark a lovely beginning. this is a day for darling, thrifted grandpa shoes 👒, spring cleaning 🧹🌱, sun-kissed ankles, and finding consolation in the continual pulse beneath our chests 🌼. marvel in how incredibly wonderful + needed you are. here’s to your saturday 🚲☕️
Holy Saturday. The in-between mysterious day of quiet and contemplation. Today is so beautiful I could easily sit outside under a breeze-tossed tree, breath deeply the sweet-scented air of blooming flowers, and ponder the mystery of Christ’s love for us all day.
There has been different times God has spoke to me in such a special way, in a way that I know without a doubt that it was him. No one else may understand it and that’s ok but in my spirit I know that it was God. On this particular day we decided last minute to go to Cracker Barrel. Jake asked for the small little table for two right next to the fireplace because I am so cold natured and I love a good fire. As we sat there next to the crackling fire playing the little wooden game a man walks up and stands with his back to the fire facing our table. He had a long coat on and a hat with the words U.S. NAVY Korea Veteran on it . Before I knew it he had walked up to our table, he leaned down towards us placing his hands on the table. He looked me right in the eyes and said do you believe in angels and I felt my heart start to race I said yes sir I do. Oh...the thoughts that begin to fill my mind I was completely captivated at this point. He replied back I do too and begin to tell me about his angel that got him through parts of his life including war. I asked him what his name was and he said my name is Earnest. “Earnest” what a name He then begin to sing us a song about angels. When he was done talking he walked out and I just sat there filled with emotion. I got up from the table and followed him out because I had to document this moment. God knows exactly what you need and I needed this moment. I know that God is with me but sometimes we feel alone and forgotten and just need that little assurance that we God is with us and we have angels watching over us. Hebrews 2:1-2 “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;”
Jesus ate with sinners and tax collectors, the people who were thought to be unworthy and dispicable people in the eyes of the Pharisees. Not in the eyes of God. 🌟 In the eyes of God they were worth coming down from His throne in heaven, living a human life of temptation, and dying a sinners death as a sinless man. This is what God did for the "lowest" of all people. This is what Christ did for you. Because He loves you regardless of what you've done or who you are. There is nothing that you can hide from God. And He loves you anyway. 🌟 Not only does God love you with an unequivocal passion, but He also loves that friend who did you wrong; that coworker who never stops cursing; the uncle who drinks way too much; the boyfriend who left you for a man. God loves all of us more than our minds can begin to comprehend, more than our hearts could ever hold. 🌟 Romans 5:20 But where sin abounded, grace abounded all the more. Only the love of God can bring people to God. And hatred can only stir up more hatred. Let love rule in your heart today as we unite as one family, one body in Christ. Christ died for us to come together in a loving, all-inclusive family. Extend your hand to somebody who needs to feel the love of God today. #christianinspiration#healthcoach#love#loveofgod#easter#jesus#passover#ressurection#grace#unconditionallove#unite#bodyofchrist#bedeeplyrooted#deeplyrooted
Y’all, I simply cannot with this Easter cuteness right now! @sincerelyteadams used her custom hoop as the perfect little topper for her sweet babe’s basket and it’s the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! Truly what dreams are made of *swoons forever*
I know I say I love spring...but really my fondness is when the spring sun is out. A lot of April is blustery and humid and rainy. It reminds me of back in college when I'd run through red square at Western and take naps in the 4th floor of the library. I'd say up way to late chatting with my roommates and go for long walks through campus when it started to get warm out. . I've been so reminiscent of my time in Bellingham lately. I loved those days, it was before social media, before texting, before so much that seems to clutter life now. I loved the simplicity of that time and only wish I could have held onto it a big longer. I would have if I had known just how much our computers would have connected us. And I don't mind that connection, most days I love it, but there are times where I don't want to see it all. I miss the times of just sitting together and enjoying one song with a friend instead of sharing a whole playlist remotely. . #devonmichellephotography#tacomacreatives#253#igers_tacoma #windowlight#bedeeplyrooted#roses#petitejoy#livetocreate
Standing beside my mom, the moment after her heart monitor beeped a straight line, I can totally understand how the disciples felt the moment Jesus died. I understand why they all ran, hid, and stopped moving forward. Their world had shattered. The one person Who was closer than life, Who knew them, laughed with them, and was more than a friend was gone. Life felt like it had suddenly stopped at a cliff. Nothing was visible in front of them anymore. Their future outlook was a vast, empty drop off of pain and nothingness. I now get them. I now get why they crumbled and why they ceased to live above the surface. Because that next second after my mom's last breath, I too felt all those things all at once. But in the same breath one thing separates my experience from theirs, hope...I possessed hope. The disciples didn't recognize they had hope for they had not yet experienced the glory of the resurrection. They had not yet seen the joys of Sunday wipe away the sorrow of Friday. They had not yet believed the promise of "no more tears". They had not yet seen death defeated in an empty tomb. They had not yet witnessed the glory of "Day 3." But I had...I had seen it all through the delicate, red script pages of God's Word. Those pages reminded me that even in the midst of loss I could still live above the surface. With this hope I could cease from crumbling and see life beyond the pain. The words of Luke 24 assured me my future was wrapped in the promise of "no more tears." Through God's Word I had seen hope come alive 3 days later, over 2,000 years ago, in the lives of the disciples. Now it was my turn to allow it to come alive in me. It is that living hope, Jesus, which brought Sunday morning's joy to my heart while it was still yet a sorrowful Friday.
“I am grateful for Christian fellowship which has been God’s primary vehicle for transformation in my heart – women who have loved on me, held space for me to be vulnerable and process all the triumphs, failures, and spiritual growth I’ve experienced over the past year. - I am learning the power of truth, spoken in love. I am committed to living courageously, vulnerably, wholeheartedly.” @catkesman #ourchicagostories - Hair: @devin_sutter Photo: @rachel_loewen
Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV Let His love permeate all that we are. As we are filled to overflow, His love will naturally pour out through our speech and our actions. Love, the fruit of abiding in Him, resting in Him, and aligning to His will. What is done in His love has eternal value and going further than we could ever know. #30daysofbiblelettering @30daysofBiblelettering
Sometimes (all the time) my posts here are reminders for my own heart.⠀ ⠀ Every day I need the reminder to draw close to love, to seek humility, to practice patience.⠀ ⠀ It’s easy to let myself wallow in my imperfections, to make my earthly longings into idols, and to lose track of what my truest purpose is.⠀ ⠀ I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)⠀ ⠀ So today, on Holy Saturday, I’m asking God to #drawmyheartcloser. I’m keeping my eyes on the Vine and pondering how I through Love, I can grow more into the woman he created to be. I’m remaining in His love.⠀ ⠀ #creatingtolove
Happy Saturday, friends! ⛅️ What are your plans for today? 🌿 We’ve got a few errands to run this morning, food to cook for family gatherings, lots of coffee to drink, and I’m meeting my sis in love for a coffee date later. 🙌🏻
I’ve avoided the D-word for a while now. I’m honestly embarrassed to say that I’m divorced. It means I failed. It means I ended a relationship. It means I broke a covenant. A part of me feels dead. • • Divorce means I lost. I lost a lot. In fact, divorce is nothing but a bunch of loss. • • Marriage Family Friends Your home Your vehicles Your safety net Your savings accounts Your church Your couple friends Your date night spots Your wedding photos Your security Your words Your comfort zone The big shiny rock on your left hand All the sentiments • • I can’t help but think how celebrating Easter gives me hope. You see... Jesus resurrected after his death. Yesterday (Good Friday), we honor his death. BUT on Sunday... we honor his resurrection. His death was necessary to our freedom and it provides hope for a future spent with our creator. • • We are sinful beings. I sinned. My sin destroyed my marriage (not saying I was the only cause, but it takes two to tango you know...). In the season of loss, you need hope. You need forgiveness. You need something to remind you that a new life is possible and that God loves you no matter what. • • God sent his son many years ago to teach us love, forgiveness, humility, but most of all... that there is life after death. • • It’s Easter y’all