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It’s one of my favorites! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Lord, You alone are my portion and my cup;  you make my lot secure” (Psalm 16:5). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is something about the Lord being my portion that resonates deeply with me. When I feel left out, He is enough for me. When I am in need, He is my portion. When I struggle, He is my sufficiency. The Lord is my security in it all! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Friday! What do you have planned for this weekend? We are enjoying some family time because summer feels like it is almost over! Where is summer going????? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No matter what we’re all doing this weekend, I pray that the Lord is your portion! I pray your cup runneth over with His joy! Happy weekend...let’s do this! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhouse  #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #decorandfriends  #tdt71919 #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #gracefortoday  #heismyportion #psalm16 #fwiinspires #decorposse #decorfromthesoul #myhumblehaven #simplecozyfarmhouse #daysofdecor #comfycottagecharm #cottagesandbungalows
Life likes to throw curve balls. It certainly shakes us from time to time. Sometimes surprises bring joy and other times they rattle everything that seems right. But it really comes down to this: do you and I trust God, really trust Him? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Psalm 15 gives a list of behaviors that define a person who will never be shaken: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent” (Psalm 15:2-5). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is a secure sureness in each of these behaviors, a blessed rest that comes from a constant state of standing before God asking Him to search us and know us as we walking intentionally before Him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So today, the list of to-dos is there. The coffee is ready. And I’m setting my heart on Him desiring to be a person who finds rest and is not shaken. . . . #curveballs #lifethrowscurveballs #psalm15 #iwillnotbeshaken #tdt71719 #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #christianwriter #christianauthor #fwiinspires #howdoyouhomegirl #tieredtray #farmhousekitchen #beachdecor
Being a special needs mama is exhausting. It feels like a never-ending chase to find the rules for a game that isn’t developed yet. It tugs at your heart, too - especially in ways that involve balancing life experienced differently. It’s exhilarating. The highs are high! They are fantastic, and I don’t often breathe them in as deeply as I should. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, I want to breathe them in and focus on the highs. After all, we are all made in His image and God said it is GOOD! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This book is so good! As a parent - special needs kiddos or not - I encourage you to read it! It has me considering how I parent in light of the gospel! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; ...God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:27-31). . . . #myauthenticfarmhouse #heartstoppingdecor #vintagehomecrush #mystyleoffarmhouse #mysimplyfreshdecor #cottagestyle  #bhghome  #cottagehome #mycountryhome  #fixerupper  #myhomedecor  #myhousebeautiful  #interiorstyle  #ighome  #bohodecor  #interiorinspo  #farmhouseinspo  #farmhousedecor  #givethemgracebook #givethemgrace #fixerupperstyle #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #decorandfriends #tdt71619 #fwiinspires #howdoyouhomegirl
⛴🌿 STRENGTH 🌿⛴ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him" (2 Chronicles 16:9). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Praying for wisdom and the Lord to strengthen you as you heed His direction in your life this week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #2chronicles16v9 #godsstrength #hestrengthensus #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhouse  #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #theoriginaldecortribe  #mommyinstafriends #decorandfriends  #bestofdecorandfriends #tdt71519 #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #gracefortoday  #fwiinspires #daysofdecor #decorposse #decorfromthesoul
We are loving our @rugs_usa entry way runner!! Thanks to @our_forever_farmhouse for the suggestion 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love coming downstairs in the morning as the light pours in through the kitchen sink window. There are so many projects I’d love to do in there, but I am oh so grateful for our home and the ways God has provided for us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love sitting in our kitchen with my coffee and reading my devotions. Today I studied Psalm 12. The chapter questions where the godly have gone. It ends with the promise that God still holds the godly in a world that celebrates sin. In many ways it feels like that today. “You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked, who freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race” (Psalm 12:7-8). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When the collected consensus is that wrong is right and the dishonorable is honorable, may we be found to be walking uprightly before God, trusting Him to hold us in spite of peer pressure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Psst...Rugs USA is having a summer sale right now, too! . . . #thursdaymornings #psalm12 #devotion #decanddevdelightsinhim #decanddevdelightsinhisword #instauplift🙏  #fwiinspires #daysofdecor #theoriginaldecortribe  #decorfromthesoul #entrywaydecor  #neutraldecor #tdt71119 #myauthenticfarmhouse #mystyleoffarmhouse #mysimplyfreshdecor #cottagestyle  #bhghome  #cottagehome  #farmhousechic  #mycountryhome  #fixerupper  #myhomedecor  #myhousebeautiful  #interiorstyle  #interiorinspo  #farmhouseinspo  #farmhousedecor  #modernfarmhouse #decorandfriends
⚓️🐟 HOPE 🐟⚓️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have always loved the idea of decorating with a nautical theme for summer. There’s something about beach vibes and ocean breezes that breathe peace and life to my soul. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jesus spent a lot of time out on the seas and He often referenced them for examples when teaching. I love that I can bring those reminders into our home through decor! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is in these nautical items that we are reminded that He brings peace in the midst of life’s storms; He is our light in the dark much like a lighthouse is for ships at sea. The ship’s steering wheel and fish remind me that sometimes we need to not give up and steer again to fish in a spot that seems empty or pointless. And perhaps my favorite is that we so clearly see the anchor and remember that He is the anchor for our souls! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “We who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:18-19). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Breathe deeply; let His hope fill you today! Trust the Lord if He is encouraging you to go, to try something that seems unlikely. Allow Him to steer You. Allow Him to call you out into the waves and be your peace. We can take hold of the hope that is in Jesus! That steady reassurance of His love and life given for us is ready for you to take. He is our hope. Our anchor secure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #hope #anchorsecure #jesusisourhope #stormsoflife #heb6v18and19 #hebrews6 #nauticaldecor #decanddevdelightsinhisword #instauplift🙏 #neutraldecor #tdt070919 #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #theoriginaldecortribe #fwiinspires #daysofdecor #decorposse #decorfromthesoul #myhumblehaven
As the kids made pillow beds with giant Jenga blocks as their foundation (they say it’s SUPER comfy 😂) I started off Monday with this sweet reminder and promise from the Lord: “The upright will see His face” (Psalm 11:7). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I meditated on this for a bit. One of my girls crawled in my lap and we chatted about it some, too. What does it mean to see His face? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To be with the Lord in Heaven after this life is a wonderful hope! But He is spirit and we cannot “see” Him physically this side of Heaven (1 Timothy 6:16; Colossians 1:15). However, God reveals Himself to us. He did this all throughout the Bible: Jacob (Gen 32:30); Moses (Ex 3:6); Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1); Saul/Paul (Acts 22:6); John (Rev 4:1-11). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He still shows us a representation of Himself today. We see His handiwork throughout creation. His glory reveals His character to us. And those who follow after Him and pursue righteousness have the promise that He will not be hidden; they will see Him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we are wondering where God is, we must first search our hearts and ensure and purpose to live uprightly. Second, we should consider how He might be revealing Himself and look for ways that He is showing up. His promises are true. He is there and with you! Hold on to this promise today! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mondaymornings #psalm11 #devotion #decanddevdelightsinhim #decanddevdelightsinhisword #instauplift🙏  #fwiinspires #daysofdecor #decorposse #decorfromthesoul #nauticaldecor #neutraldecor #tdt70819 #myauthenticfarmhouse #mystyleoffarmhouse #mysimplyfreshdecor #cottagestyle  #bhghome  #cottagehome  #farmhousechic  #mycountryhome  #fixerupper  #myhomedecor  #myhousebeautiful  #interiorstyle  #interiorinspo  #farmhouseinspo  #farmhousedecor  #modernfarmhouse
🕯👓 LOOK UP NOT AROUND 👓🕯 At one point, my daughter was in the hospital for nearly six weeks. We went from a spinal cord surgery that wasn’t healing well, leaking cerebral spinal fluid, meningitis, almost dying, post-operative hydrocephalus, not walking, to going home and watching God slowly restore her. . . . But I remember crying as I scrolled through Facebook one afternoon. My baby was finally napping. As I looked at everyone’s lives, I asked the Lord why. Why us? Why can’t we be at Disneyland? Why can’t we be splashing in the kiddie pool in the backyard? Why can’t we be hanging out with friends? . . . The Lord just held me and I knew we were not unseen or forgotten. I knew He had a plan - that was good. The pain, the suffering, the loneliness in the moment was excruciating, but His promises were still true and His thoughts toward me still good (2 Corinthians 1:20; Jeremiah 29:11) . . . There have been other times when people experience profit while we struggle. It’s hard to look around and wonder why they are being blessed, especially if their lives don’t appear to be honoring God. Psalm 10 is filled with David’s looking around and seeing others prospering and enjoying blessings while he was not. But at the end of the psalm, he wrote: “The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror” (Psalm 10:16-18). . . . No matter how hard your struggle is, no matter how painful it is to walk through your current situation, no matter what you see others experiencing...hold on to God’s promises. He is King! He hears your cries. And in His perfect plan and timing, He will rescue you! . . . #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #vintagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse
⚓️🐋 LET YOUR LIFE SPEAK 🐋⚓️ “Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants You have established a stronghold against Your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger” (Psalm 8:1-2). How does God defend and protect Himself? He lets the work of His hands speak for Him.  May this be true of us, too! . . . AC Moore has a lot of summer decor on clearance right now! So much of it is as high as 70% off! 🙌🏻 I am loving the nautical theme taking shape! . . . #cozyvibetribe #psalm8 #decorfromthesoul  #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #mommyinstafriends #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #christianwriter #christianwriting #christianauthor #fwiinspires #howdoyouhomegirl #nauticaldecor  #beachdecor #lakedecor #summerdecor #decorateforsummer #summerdecorating
Creating a space that speaks peace is my hope for our home. I thought about this as I read Psalm 7 this morning. This chapter is filled with wise reminders and warnings about the impact of our choices and how we spend our time.  For me lately, creating a peaceful space has been about color pallets. I am loving me some gentle touches of lavender and light teal. How about you? What do you intentionally do to set a warm, welcoming, and peaceful tone in your home? . . . #myinspiredsquares #decorposse #simplyseasonaldecor #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #psalm6 #causeandeffect #makingmyhaven #creatingpeace #peacefulspaces
🌳🚽 SOMETIMES WE CRY 🚽🌳Sometimes it’s hard to know which way to go. Sometimes you know what needs to be done, but you don’t know how it will happen.  And if you’re like me, you sneak away to the bathroom and pray...and cry. Because let’s be real! Life is hard and caring for little hearts is a daunting task.  BUT this one thing I know God is with us; He will not leave us. And the best prayer I can pray right now is what I see David pray in Psalm 5:8, “make Your way straight before me.” I love that. It’s His way and He can make it straight...cuz sometimes we just need to guess work taken away. . . . #dryyourtears  #lifeishard #godisbigger #psalm5 #prayer #letsbereal #farmhousebathroom #bestseatinthehouse #instauplift🙏  #decorfromthesoul  #decorforthesoul  #howdoyouhomegirl  #fwiinspires #simplejoysoflife  #frenchcountrylove #southernhome  #vahome #simplefarmhousetouches #cottagefarmhouse #showmeyourstyled #littleaccountlove #thedelightofdecor #farmhousestyle #decanddevdelightsinhisword  #makingmyhaven #styleathome
🌸🕊 NO COMPARING 🕊🌸 It’s so easy to look and see a room that I wish mine looked like. Or to see families who I wish mine behaved like/did things like/dressed like. It could be a number of things. Fill in the blank.  I love this prayer in Psalm 4: “Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. You have put gladness in my heart, More than in the season that their grain and wine increased. I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (vs. 6-8). Rather than trying to keep up with others and their things, we can have joy that only the Lord gives us. It is a joy worth more than the temporary happiness that comes with a material increase. It is a gladness that brings peace and rest.  Lord, help our hearts to have eyes for you. May our prayer be for your joy to fill us. Thank You for Your joy, Your peace, Your watchful eye, Your faithfulness, and Your satisfying goodness. . . . #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhouse  #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #gracefortoday  #givemyselfgrace #fwiinspires #daysofdecor #decorposse #decorfromthesoul #psalm4 #eyesonjesus #joy #hegivesjoy #comparison
🦢🌷 LOVE & RESPECT 🌷🦢 We’ve been in Virginia for almost a year, and we love it! We love the little life we’ve begun to build here. God has been so gracious.  I’m so grateful for my hubby’s gentle leading. It’s true! When we embody the roles and follow God’s design for marriage, the days are blessed! “Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband” (Ephesians 5:31). Love and Respect. Ephesians 5:22 also mentions submission. Big words that can carry negative undertones, but be assured they are GOOD!  Look closely at Ephesians 5:21-31. Love means that husbands should tend to their wives spiritually and prefer her over himself. Respect and submit embody the relationship that Jesus had with the Father. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus shared His agony over the pain that crucifixion would bring. He asked if there was another way to bring salvation, but He told the Father, “Not My will, but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42). Jesus submitted to the Father. This does not mean wives are silent and fulfill barked out orders. No, wives have a voice, but get to embrace the sweet freedom that the responsibility of a final decision rests on their husbands.  There is no condition placed on this love or respect. And it ebbs and flows. There are seasons when one is stronger and better at it than the other. The Lord is always faithful to bring encouragement and change. Through prayer, we steady on loving and submitting to each other.  I love you, Babe! Thank you for loving and leading me. Happy 14th Anniversary! 😘 . . . #loveandrespect #anniversary #marriage #ephesians5 #myinspiredsquares #decorposse #simplyseasonaldecor #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse
🌞🌳 WAKING RESTED 🌳🌞 I smile because the Lord is consistent in His word to me right now. Rest. He is my sustenance. He holds me. He is the lifter of my head. “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and He answers me from His holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side” Psalm 3:3-6). He is your sustenance and rest! May we all have heads lifted and hearts filled with the hope of His promise to hold and sustain us. . . .  #instauplift🙏  #psalm3 #farmhouseentryway  #rest #godisincontrol #godsustains #wakeuprested #myinspiredsquares #decorposse #simplyseasonaldecor #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #fwiinspires #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion
🗝🚪 HE IS SOVEREIGN 🗝🚪 My prayer today is that I will rely on His sovereignty, being in control, and faithfulness. Psalm 2 reminds me of just how futile our efforts are when we go against God’s plan. “Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? ...The One enthroned in heaven laughs” (Psalm 2:1 & 4). No matter what the day holds, May our hearts rest securely in the knowledge of God’s glory and steady character. He is worthy of our trust. . . . #restingod #psalm2 #godisincontrol #heissovereign #myinspiredsquares #decorposse #simplyseasonaldecor #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion
🧺🗝 SUSTAINED 🗝🧺 Are you withering? Are you thirsty for energy? Thirsty for peace? Struggling for soul sustenance?  The one who delights in the Lord and hangs in the Word is filled, satisfied, and experiences abundance. “Blessed is the one  who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take  or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,  and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,  which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—  whatever they do prospers” (Psalm 1:1-3)  If you’re tired tonight, grab your Word and eat from the Bread of Life. He promises to sustain and prosper us. Be blessed, friends. . . .  #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #christianwriter #christianwriting #christianauthor #fwiinspires #howdoyouhomegirl #decorforthesoul  #decorfromthesoul
🦚🌂DISRUPTION🌂🦚 We often think of things, people, and events that disrupt us as negative. But! What if we could reframe our perspective to see them as God’s goodness? . “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding, and IN ALL YOUR WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6). .  Yesterday, it was tough getting out the door to church. The kids were fighting with each other. One didn’t want to get dressed. Another hadn’t taken a shower and we were supposed to leave in 15 minutes. We snuck in to church for the last song of worship before the study began, but we got there! 💪🏻 And the worship leader prayed: “Maybe the kids were fighting and we barely made it here this morning, but LORD THANK YOU FOR DISRUPTIONS AND THE WAY YOU GRAB US AND REDIRECT OUR HEARTS TOWARD YOU.” .  That prayer was a hug from above for me (and likely many other parents 😂). I just had to smile. He is good to change up the moments of our day. BUT His goodness is the same when disruptions come that blindside us, disappoint us, and frustrate us. Remember David’s lesson in 1 Samuel 29: his disappointments and rejections were God’s grace and protection. .  May we view our disruptions through the filter of God’s promises! We might just find His goodness in the center of our disappointment and frustration. . . . #rejection #disappointment #disruption #proverbs3v5and6 #myauthenticfarmhouse #heartstoppingdecor #vintagehomecrush #mystyleoffarmhouse #mysimplyfreshdecor #cottagestyle  #bhghome  #cottagehome  #farmhousechic  #mycountryhome  #myhomedecor  #myhousebeautiful  #interiorstyle  #interiorinspo  #farmhouseinspo  #farmhousedecor  #modernfarmhouse  #interior4all  #neutralhome  #neutraldecor  #homeinspo  #betterhomesandgardens  #fixerupperstyle  #decanddevdelightsinhim  #decanddevdelightsinhisword #instauplift🙏
📖W O R D 📖 Praise God it’s Sunday! Welcome to another week of #instauplift🙏 ! Your posts have been so encouraging this week! 📖  We want to remind you that you can find more encouragement for your soul each day on our new page, so please follow @heretoliftyouup  Help us spread the word so this ministry of encouragement can grow! 📖  This Sunday I’m proud to be featuring Laura @refunkedjunque. It is wedding season, and isn’t her handmade spin on the unity ceremony with this cross just so sweet! Laura talks about the meaning behind it and how it reflects God’s design of marriage and the roles a husband and wife have, as described in Ephesians 5:22-33. The foundation is the larger brown piece, which represents the role the husband is to have; the more intricate spindles represent the wife, who she is, and what her role is to be in marriage. • “Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband” (Ephesians 5:33). .  For more inspiration & wisdom, please go visit Laura @refunkedjunque!!! She has other great wedding decor ideas, too. • 📖  Our hope for this ministry is to uplift, encourage & inspire one another with beautiful photos & messages that give everyone a place to go on IG to find such blessings. 📖  Please share any uplifting posts to #instauplift🙏 (golden hands emoji included) & each Sunday we’ll each chose 1 or more to share. You can visit all of our pages below to see who our weekly features are . 📖  God Bless, keep you & make His face to shine upon you…& give YOU peace. 📖 Love, prayers & blessings to you ALL!! ❤️, Jess @perfectlyredesignedme  Heather @decoranddevotions  Susie @lookforthelovely • 📖 . . . #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhouse  #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #decanddevdelights
🌱🐚LAUGH WITHOUT FEAR 🐚🌱 “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future” (Proverbs 31:25). .  Studying the life of David in 1 & 2 Samuel has taught me that God is near no matter our circumstances. He is in control and is always working for our good even when we cannot see it. Something may seem like a disappointment, but the Lord is working all things together for good. We must stay the course, not be distracted, and trust Him, His good plan. .  I desire to be a woman who wears strength and dignity. It coats me, covers me, and is seen. And because of this strength that comes from the joy of the Lord (Neh 8:10), I can live and laugh without fear of what may come tomorrow. .  Live. Laugh. Trust. Because God is good! . . . #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #decorfromthesoul #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #christianwriter #christianwriting #christianauthor #fwiinspires #howdoyouhomegirl #laughwithoutfear  #simplejoys #strengthanddignity  #godsplanisgood #trusthim #familyroomdecor #livingroomdecor
Saul's life ends in 1 Samuel 31. He and his sons die gruesome deaths as Samuel prophesied back in 1 Samuel 28:19. Saul was anointed and chosen by God, but he allowed jealousy and pride to consume his heart and choices. Saul's small choices of sin became a pattern or lifestyle and he did not repent. As a result, the Philistines came against Israel. Saul watched his men die and his own sons be slaughtered. He then took his own life as to avoid torture from the hand of the Philistines. . Sin is a slippery slope and the price we pay is death of some kind (Romans 6:23). While Saul ultimately fell by the sword, he had lost God's ear a while before as a result of his sin (1 Samuel 28). We can learn from Saul's life. We must be careful to check our hearts and be sure their is nothing hindering God's work in our lives. May our prayer always be: "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life" (Psalm 139:23-24). . In 2 Samuel, we see David take the throne. His life continues to have its failures, but it’s in how he responds to God's conviction and correction that matters. This is what separates him from the manner in which Saul conducted his life. I love that David's life is messy, but God is ultimately glorified. May this be said of us, as well. . . . #1samuel31  #psalm139  #sinleadstodeath  #humblyconfess  #submittothelord  #devotion #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #fwiinspires #daysofdecor #decorposse #decorfromthesoul #simplejoys #garden #treeflowers #springintosummer #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle
🥣🍽🍶 WEAKNESS 🍶🍽🥣 Summer break is here and I’m reflecting on this past school year. What were my strengths? Weaknesses? What opportunities do I see for growth? .  Since moving to VA, it’s been a focus of ours to embrace life and be more present. And I’m learning that this should also mean embracing what society might say are weaknesses. .  You see, our society does not like to be uncomfortable. It’s easier to engage with people whose lives aren’t messy. So, we try to look all put together, but let’s be real! Whose life is? .  I love that Jesus told Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). .  So I’m pushing myself to be more open and honest with others, and to not shy away when it gets uncomfortable. I love this little sign that reminds me that it’s okay to have a sink full of dishes, and that I shouldn’t feel bad about it when a friend pops over and sees the mess. It also means that I can and should share my areas of brokenness. After all, Jesus is the one who qualifies me! . . . #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #christianwriter #christianwriting #christianauthor #weakness #hisgraceissufficient #hispowerismadeperfectinweakness #2cor12v9 #farmhousesink #farmhousesoap
W O R D 📖 Praise God it’s Sunday! Welcome to another week of #instauplift🙏 ! Your posts have been so encouraging this week! 📖  We want to remind you that you can find more encouragement for your soul each day on our new page, so please follow @heretoliftyouup  Help us spread the word so this ministry of encouragement can grow! 📖  This Sunday we’re proud to be featuring Sandra @tiny_sparrow_design. June is here! With it there’s an anticipation for a new season filled with longings and lists to check off, but we must remember that Jesus is our heart’s sustenance. He is our “why” for what we do. We pray that you, too, will be encouraged to give your soul rest. Find your heart’s satisfaction in Him, and Him alone. • For more inspiration & wisdom, please go visit @tiny_sparrow_design!!! • 📖 Our hope for this ministry is to uplift, encourage & inspire one another with beautiful photos & messages that give everyone a place to go on IG to find such blessings. 📖 Please share any uplifting posts to #instauplift🙏 (emoji included) & each Sunday we’ll each chose 1 or more to share. You can visit all of our pages below to see who our weekly features are . 📖 God Bless, keep you & make His face to shine upon you…& give YOU peace. 📖 Love, prayers & blessings to you ALL!! ❤️, Jess @perfectlyredesignedme  Heather @decoranddevotions  Susie @lookforthelovely • 📖 #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhouse  #homedecorlove  #vintagedecoration  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #gracefortoday  #jesussatisfies #bucketlists
Sharing. Generosity. Kindness. Simple, right? We teach them as foundational character traits to our kiddos. We know they give off the sweet fragrance of Christ. But they are not always easy, especially when we are in a place to give them to those who have disappointed us. . In 1 Samuel 29 we saw that David was in fact protected because of disappointment; I'm reminded yet again of our Lord's sovereignty and grander perspective. Now in 1 Samuel 30 we see David's men filled with bitterness and frustration after they all discovered their families were taken and property destroyed; his men are ready to kill. With discouragement pressing in, David turned to the Lord for strength (v6). . God tells David to pursue the Amalekites and take back all that was taken (v8). Along the way though, 200 of David's men choose to not continue on in the task at hand (v10). David might have felt discouraged again. He continues. We don't know exactly what David says, but we see his strength was not in his relationships and those with which he journeyed. He did not find confidence in whether or not others did their part; his strength was in the Lord. . David and his men returned with families reunited and possessions reclaimed! But those who fought wanted to withhold the plunder from the men who had stayed back. 'David replied, “No, my brothers, you must not do that with what the Lord has given us. He has protected us and delivered into our hands the raiding party that came against us. ...The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike"' (vv. 23-24). Regardless of any personal disappointment or frustration, David didn't speak ill of anyone. Instead he was generous; his focus was on what God had done. . May our actions and words uplift those around us. May we steady on and enable others to continue on while being generous despite disappointment. And may we have hearts that focus on what God has done and
"For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?" (Isaiah 14:27). God is sovereign. He is in control and working in our highs and our lows. The Lord has a plan even when we face rejection and disappointments. .  In 1 Samuel 29 we see David has slipped away from his resolved heart to serve God and fight for the Lord. David is ready to go to battle with the Philistines against Israel, the very nation over which he is to be king. Yet God's plan will not be thwarted! Some of the Philistines fear David and desire that he leave their army; despite King Achish's desire, he asks David to not go to battle with them. .  David's rejection was God's grace on his life. We, too, encounter rejection and disappointments, but the Lord is sovereign. In those moments of feeling despised or unwanted and facing discouragement, may we trust that the Lord is working good on our behalf. May we live out Job 42:2: “I know that You can do all things; no purpose of Yours can be thwarted." . . .  #1samuel29  #rejectionisgodsprotection  #myauthenticfarmhouse #mystyleoffarmhouse #mysimplyfreshdecor #cottagestyle  #cottagehome  #farmhousechic  #mycountryhome  #myhomedecor  #myhousebeautiful #myheartbeautiful #devotion #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword
We are all made in His image! We all reflect a different part of His image. Let’s celebrate that. Cheer each other on, but also DON’T BE HARD ON YOURSELF. Remember these important truths: . • Someone else’s success is not your failure . • Don’t deny yourself of who God made you because you are afraid of rejection . . . #meditateonhisword #madeinhisimage #celebratethat #dontcompare #youdoyou #youarefearfullyandwonderfullymade  #cozyvibetribe #simplecozynest #myhomedecorfinds #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #instauplift🙏  #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #christianwriter #christianwriting #christianauthor
In 1 Samuel 28 Saul has been disobedient. He did not do as God said concerning the Amalekites; he had not listened to the wise counsel of Samuel while he was alive and now Saul finds himself in need of hearing from God. Despite knowing that calling on a medium was sin, Saul resorts to it and Samuel appears. Instead of getting answers, Saul only learns that as a result of his actions, they will very soon cost him and his sons their lives. . 'Samuel said, "Why do you consult me, now that the Lord has departed from you and become your enemy? The Lord has done what he predicted through me. The Lord has torn the kingdom out of your hands and given it to one of your neighbors—to David. Because you did not obey the Lord or carry out his fierce wrath against the Amalekites, the Lord has done this to you today. The Lord will deliver both Israel and you into the hands of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons will be with me. The Lord will also give the army of Israel into the hands of the Philistines"' (1 Samuel 28:16-19). . Sometimes God seems silent. It's in these moments when we must probe our hearts and lives. Are our hearts toward Him? Have we been obedient? Are we heeding that which He's shown us to do? Are will being still and trusting or are we looking for quicker answers - from sources that seem more pleasant in the moment? Our hearts can be easily fooled. We can become anxious and when we are no longer still, we slip into behaviors that may seem right in the moment but are very much so outside of God's will. . For some, it might be a temptation to engage in occult practices (e.g., witchcraft, a psychic, ouija boards, fortune telling, etc.). For others, we might be quick to listen to our feelings (shout out back to 1 Samuel 27) or others' counsel. God uses His people to encourage one another. He speaks through His servants to encourage and correct us. We can know if it is right when it aligns with God's Word. However, if what we hear negates what we
Happy Mother’s Day! 🌸 .  Being a mother is not a full time job… it is a lifetime career!  Once you are a mother, you will always be a mother. Some mothers have the joy of watching their babies grow while  others tearfully let go, sometimes even before the first breath. There is also the mama who holds close a child that didn’t grow in her womb, but in her heart. No matter the hows or whys, a mother’s heart now beats within her chest… and it always will.  Today we honor you!  Whatever stage of motherhood you are in.  We celebrate you! This Mother’s Day we want to feature one of our #instauplift🙏 friends, Donna @ourroseinthedesert .  She beautifully shares the qualities that every mother should pray to obtain as we lead our children. Make sure to visit this beautiful post!  You will be encouraged! .  Remember mama, you are your child’s favorite person…their first teacher…first playmate…their first love❤️ You have been given the greatest gift of all…  a child. 🌸 .  Have a blessed day Mama! You’re doing a good job! And one day, “your children will rise and call you blessed” (Proverbs 31:28). .  We look forward to what you will share with us this week! Use our hashtag, #instauplift🙏  Be a blessing! New features coming next week!  And check out our account @heretoliftuup for daily devotional encouragement. .  Love and Prayers, .  Jessica @perfectlyredesignedme  Heather @decoranddevotions  Susie @lookforthelovely . . . #farmhousedecorating  #rusticfarmcharm  #farmhousestyledecor  #farmhouseinspireddecor  #mothersday #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #christianwriter #christianwriting #christianauthor
How often do we begin to waiver from that which the Lord told us to do because we become impatient with His timing? In 1 Samuel 27 we see that David finds himself in a holding pattern yet again. David has been trusting God for justice despite Saul's desiring to kill him. In fact, he doesn't kill Saul when the opportunity presents itself. Yet now the God-fearing heart of David is growing weary of waiting in 1 Samuel 27. David decides to leave and find safety in enemy territory! . It appears to work. Saul stops pursuing David's life (1 Samuel 27:4). For a year and four months, David experiences peace; Philistine King Achish gives him the territory of Ziklag and David begins raiding nearby people groups. David left no one alive out of fear that someone might report exactly what he was doing (1 Samuel 27:8-11). . Deceit is necessary when we are not in the center of God's will. Fear is also a result of our sin. When we cannot live transparent lives, we must ask ourselves what we are hiding and why. The pattern of slipping into sin often begins with doubting what God has said, going into a state of denial and justifying that which we want to do, and then disobeying and choosing what seems better in our eyes. We see that this pattern began in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) and continues today. . David's sin felt secure for the moment. In fact his reputation brought safety for his life. 'Achish trusted David and said to himself, “He has become so obnoxious to his people, the Israelites, that he will be my servant for life"' (1 Samuel 27:12). However, David was now the man who was obnoxious to the very people God had appointed him to lead! . Our faith must be great enough to suppress our feelings and hold to that which we know God has told us to do. We cannot justify our sin and be secretive about that which we do. . . . #waitonthelord  #staythecourse  #livetransparently  #faith  #faithoverfeelings  #1samuel27  #devotion #coffeeandword #rusticfarmcharm
The Lord is able to handle what concerns you today - no matter how big or small. He is able to do more than we can imagine. Don’t forget that when Jesus fed the 5,000 He started with enough food for just a couple people and had baskets of leftovers! Walk in that truth. Hold His goodness near your heart - it’s a spilling over, more than enough, satisfying and then leftovers kind of goodness. Just believe (John 6:29)! . . . #john6 #instauplift🙏  #morningtea #more #heisable #leftovers #cozyblanket #homedecorlove  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #seasons #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #farmhouseinspo  #farmhousedecor  #modernfarmhouse  #interior4all  #neutralhome  #neutraldecor
P R A Y &  L O V E || It’s Sunday! And that means it’s time for another round of #instauplift🙏 It is our prayer that your eyes would be lifted to the Lord and your heart encouraged no matter what you are walking through today. . “I lift up my eyes to the mountains—  where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,  the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2). . Today I am featuring Danielle @faith.farmhouse and her reminder, in light of this past week’s National Day of Prayer, to pray love over and into our lives. She shares 4 ways to do this. I encourage you to check them out! . “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35). . May our answer to every question, struggle, and situation be looking to Jesus. And may our method of operating be love. ❤️ . We hope that you will take a closer look at some of the posts that lifted us up this week. Check out others at: Susie @lookforthelovely  Jessica @perfectlyredesignedme  Lori  @wvhollergal  Heather @decoranddevotions . Our hope for this ministry is to uplift and inspire one another while providing a place to find such blessings. Follow @heretoliftyouup and share your encouraging posts using #instauplift🙏 (just be sure to include the golden hands emoji). You could be featured as a #fridayfeature on @heretoliftyouup or individually by each of your hosts on Sunday. . God Bless You!  Love, prayers, and blessings to each of you dear friends from:  Jessica @perfectlyredesignedme  Lori @wvhollergal  Heather @decoranddevotions  Susie @lookforthelovely . 📸: @faith.farmhouse . . . #pray #love #houseplant #spring #garden #kitchentowel #homedecorlove  #farmhousehome  #farmhousefeelsgood #specialneedsmama #mommyinstafriends #decanddevdelights #decanddevdelightsinhisword #devotion #sunday #seasons #farmhouseinspireddecor  #farmhousefeatures #cottagedecorstyle  #mycottagefarmhouse #cottagefarmhousestyle #farmhouseinspo  #farmhousedecor

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