Here’s a little nugget. Just because you don’t know how to, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ought to. Don’t let not knowing how to do something ever stop you from doing it. These images are proof. Every feature. Every shoutout. Every collaboration. Every job and client, is proof of God’s nudge and a daughter’s obedience through the fear, through the unknowns, through the doubts. All I had to do was take a step toward the next one, and the next...and the journey began. Here we are, years later, not only did I accomplish what I had set out to but, I learned so much more than I thought I would. I am richer for it. My goal was not to make money. I learned early on, to define what success meant to me, instead of someone else’s standard. I created challenges and growth checks along the way. One of them was to learn medium format film — these images are just that. One of the many ways i define success. Regardless of where you are in your journey — if you’re breathing, God ain’t done with you yet! If he’s placed a dream in your heart, don’t let the fear of the unknown stop you. Seek after it. Reach out to mentors. Do the work. Sacrifice for it. He will meet you there. // #heisfaithful#yasminroohiphotography#arcwomen //
Faith is believing that whatsoever you are going through, GOD can and will see you through it all. HE has done it before, HE will do it again and again over, JUST BELIEVE! Trust that even in the twists and turns of life, God's in control, and He's forever faithful. He has been covering you even through: •Your career failures • Your difficult circumstances • Your health problems • Your broken marriage • Your mistakes • Your depression • Your doubts • Your anxiety • Your anger • Your bitterness of the past • Your loss of a love one • Your seen and unseen sin. He is a faithful father who always comes through for HIS own the bible says in Hebrews 10:23 that "He who promised is faithful. Therefore, I urge you on this morning to just hold on, YOU ARE NEXT IN LINE FOR A MIRACLE 👊🏽 Drop a🙏🏽 if you receive this,... Good morning beautiful people Peace and Love . . . #christianblogger#odeya_uk
Confession- I am a massive people pleaser, I will say yes to things that I don’t even enjoy just to please people. It can be a blessing and a curse. Sometimes saying yes to everything helps me get out of my very small comfort zone, but majority of the time I end up doing things that I don’t enjoy just to make sure everyone else around me is content. I recently listened to the @whatwesaidpodcast podcast in their episode talking about saying yes and no to things and how it’s important to pick and choose what to do and decide whether what you’re saying yes to is going to impact you and what your plan is. 100% recommend this podcast!
Ridiculous Grace... Grace that restores. Grace that redeems. Grace that calls me out to draw me in. Grace that loves on me when I can't stand the darkness of my own thoughts. Grace that gently but oh so consistently draws me closer. Ridiculous Grace... To be loved by You.
It's almost workshop season here at the @delighthouse! Although we skipped a year last year, our third Cultivate Love Workshop with @kristin_wall is kicking off next week. 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you ask any of our leadership or alumni about their favorite part of Delight, workshops at the Delight House would probably be the majority answer. There is something wildly beautiful about these times together, it's a taste of heaven. Jesus always always shows up, lifelong friendships are born, and honest conversations fill every meal around the table. Workshops are just a time to take a deep breath, soak in the presence of Jesus, and be filled up by community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AH. 💗 WE ARE SO READY. 💗Can't wait to hug you all in person, 2019 workshop attendees! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.S. If this tugs on your heart, there are still a few spots open throughout the year. You can snag the deets on our website, or just shoot us a dm and we'd love to chat!💗
“What a liberation that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.” -Eckhart Tolle “At times it’s easy for me to get caught up in my thoughts- fully consumed. Slowly slipping deeper into the content, negative thought especially. I remember a thought would come, usually an insecurity, and I would continue to think about it. Really analyze it, feed off of it, and in turn I became the insecurity. “Stay inside” my brain would tell me. “No one wants to hear you.” “Your voice doesn’t matter.” What has broken this cycle and what makes me feel most empowered is when I learn to bring my awareness to this voice of negativity in my head. This is not me. I noticed it’s a presence, apart of me. Like meditation, I began to focus inward on my breath and feel my body in the moment. It made me realize how disconnected we can become with ourselves and those around us. It began to create a space around my insecurities, anger, frustration, jealousy, & sadness. It allowed me to see who I truly am, what I am capable of, & my place in this world. This is something I will always be learning and growing in, but this new way of being has truly empowered me and changed my life forever.” @hayleyofarc #womenempowermentwednesday . . . . . . . . . .
It’s been a week already, and the results are in: she’s perfect. I can’t stop staring and kissing her juicy little lips. 💋 Calvin chose the name Malaya [mah-LAY-ah] years ago before she was even a thought in our plans. We talked about her and called her by name before she was conceived. Somehow we knew one day she would be real? Her name is of Filipino origin and it means “free.” Imagine my shock when we were told by her step-Lola, who is Filipino, that the day she was born on June 12th also happens to be the Philippines Independence Day. 😧 What! There are some things that aren’t coincidental and I have to wonder just what that could symbolize for our baby girl. Maybe she’ll be daringly brave and courageous. Maybe she’ll be a champion for freedom and justice. Maybe she’ll be a living testimony of the freedom found in Christ. Or all of the above. In my time of resting and healing postpartum, I sit and dream of all the things she will be and do. And I pray that I have the strength to be the example of what a woman of God looks like for her. My freedom baby. 🌿
Checking out the new Taste Wine Bar! 🍇🍷This place is awesome!! You get a card & insert it in the machine, select the amount of wine you wish to taste (1,3,or 5 ounces...each priced accordingly), taste as many as you wish, bring in your own food, kick back relax & simply cash out the card at the end of your visit. I foresee a many ladies nights out here!! 😉💯❤️#fouronewine™️ #ladiesnightout
✨When my sweet husband read this he said “ wow I really like that. Because it’s true everybody can be a mess, but that doesn’t mean they lose their identity” . . If you are in this place or season. Know that you’re not alone. I am personally right here with you trying to declutter life along side of you. . . Being in this weird season has encouraged me to reach out to others and build a community. I have created a group for women who are in a rough place and is ready to get out of it. If you want to join just DM and I will send you the link. . . . What is your life update? I bet it’s more exciting than mine! 😊
😆THIS COULD BE YOU! giddy + cheesin’ with uncontainable happiness ‘cause your heart is 💗SO DANG FULL from seeing the joy folx got when you told them how loved they are! THIS SATURDAY from 1-3pm, we’ll be back at it again with another 💛#LoveOutLoud on the corner of 4th + Milliken in rancho cucamonga! we’ll be the 💃🏾girls dancin’ in the sun, waving encouraging signs + giving away a TON of 🌻FREE SUNFLOWERS!😜 if this sounds like you’re kinda fun, 💌dm us or hit the 🔗up top to join the pep squad!😉🎉tag a friend that needs to be there!
Wearing my @embracing_chaos tee today, Nicole’s surgery day to remove thyroid cancer. I love this mama and her faith and I’ve been praying for her all day ❤️ The next 30 days will be the hardest as she will only be able to whisper. When she mentioned it’ll be good because she won’t be able to yell at her boys, I decided to join her in a challenge for myself. No yelling for the next 30 days. I’m sure I’ll fail because, well if you know my wild boys you know 😂 but I’m going to try my hardest ❤️ Also you can get my #nicolecrushescancer tee @aquiverfull_shop + all profits go to her medical expenses ❤️
Praying to God in every situation big or small will help you to connect with God. Even though this situation may seem small in gods eyes it is big. Being in constant communication with God will make it easier when you in a time of stress, grief, pain or suffering. God is always there remember keep the communication. 💛💛
There are so many things I could pick apart with this photo. My hair looks oddly orange. My eyes look (maybe realistically) exhausted. My nose looks crooked and enormous. Do you ever do that to yourself? Pick apart or even seek out imperfections? As someone with perfectionist tendencies, it comes naturally to me. Through many years of working through those tendencies, I’ve realized how important imperfections are. Imperfect is real. Imperfections may give us opportunity to learn and grow. Imperfect is life and it’s beautiful. There’s this really tall dead tree in the wooded part of our backyard. I love its branches, they way they twist and reach with no leaves to cover them. Mark has talked about taking it down but I insist it’s my favorite. It’s brown and bare and so imperfect and I absolutely love it. My hair may look orange and my eyes may be tired and it may be imperfect, but it’s not a tree to be taken down. Anyway, after a day of loving on my kids, I just want to continue to teach them to love imperfections, too. 💛
Ariel and her friends have become a household name where I work. From the moment Serena heard the song Apart of Your World it was like an instant gravitational pull in her little heart. She had never seen the movie just knew the music and what Ariel looked like. Her first Disney Store trip every wall she had about stuffed animals crumbled ever since she found her Ariel doll. Ariel has gone everywhere with us. Because of Ariel and Sebastian Serena has improved significantly in her ability to say words more clearly and memorise things easily. The Little Mermaid was one of my favourites growing up and to be able to share it with my littlest charge and see how much she adores it truly melts my heart! @disneylittlemermaid thank you for being Apart of OUR World! @thedisneyprincesses #hbtlittlemermaid#littlemermaid30th#ad
Marriage talk of the day! Your spouse SHOULD NOT feel like they have to walk on egg shells in the very place where they should be MOST comfortable in bare feet. Guilty? I think if we are being honest, more of us are guilty of this than we want to admit. Your spouse shouldn’t feel pressured to be perfect in order to receive your attention and approval. In fact, your marriage should feel like FREEDOM. Fredom to be yourself in all your truest of colors. But, many of us feel the opposite. Misunderstood. Unloved. Think about it, marriage opens up our baggage. All our sins. And we expect the other person to forgive us like the Lord. It is up to YOU whether you want to lead with LOVE. If you do, today is the opportunity to take your spouses baggage and sins, and EMBRACE IT IN YOUR LOVE. Some may need correcting—but not by nagging, expectations or criticizing: rather by compassion and listening with love. And some just need accepting. This baggage makes up your spouses history. Its up to you whether you want to reject your spouse, or welcome them in with love; flaws and all. Stop avoiding your spouse. Start talking. Listen compassionately. Accept them genuinely. Love them deeply. #mymotherhood#bumpdate#naturalliving #livethelittlethings#intentionalliving #livesimply#sheislight #motherhoodrising#motherhoodsimplified#bedeeplyrooted #theartofslowliving#lovelysquares #darlingdaily #livefolk#seekthesimplicity#imbringingsimpleback #livesimple#calledtobecreative #chasinglight#encouragementgallery #aquietstyle#getaftergrateful
God Loves Y O U!⠀ ⠀ • He will be there for you. ⠀ • He will make a way for you.⠀ • He will wipe away your tears.⠀ • He will calm your fears. ⠀ • He will be your best friend. ⠀ ⠀ “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8⠀ ⠀ #togethersisterhood#wearetogetherco ⠀
“The differences, the divides, the restraints have been removed. We can move forward, in abandoned surrender, in order to bring God’s Kingdom to earth as it is in heaven. . I have a hunch that heaven is full of fat, skinny, tall, short, black, brown, white and maybe even blue folks - our perfection comes in our surrender to God and His purposes for us, not in the sameness of identikit lives.” . @daniellejstrickland in “The Liberating Truth”
I’ve struggled with forgiveness for a long time.⠀ ⠀ There have been moments when I have been overcome with anger because of the abuse that I suffered from the hand of another. I want to yell and scream at my abuser instead of forgiving him.⠀ ⠀ As I was reading in Luke 23 this week, I kept thinking about this phrase that Christ says as He is being nailed to the cross. Forgive them, for they know not what they do.⠀ ⠀ These men were in the process of killing Christ, and He still forgave them.⠀ ⠀ In Elder Holland’s talk, The Ministry of Reconciliation, he talks about how when we forgive it doesn’t mean we have to stay in a toxic relationship. It doesn’t mean we have to return to an abusive situation.⠀ ⠀ Forgiving means giving it all to God. Saying “God, I’ve been hurt, but I’m giving it to you. I’m letting go of this burden so I can live my life” instead of holding on and letting the anger build up.⠀ ⠀ I still have a lot to learn about forgiveness, but I want to do better at following Christ’s example. Of giving others the benefit of the doubt, of forgiving quickly and moving forward. Sometimes we are hurt on purpose but often we are hurt on accident or unintentionally. I want to be quick to forgive, just as our Savior was.⠀ ⠀ #thefaithproject
“She Found Joy was a great opportunity to gather with women of faith. I came alone, but felt welcomed. I enjoyed the transparent messages from speakers and the panel.” -Lisa S., 2019 event attendee. Come on out this year to find out what our events are all about. Even if you come on your own, you will not leave on your own. You will find encouragement and meet some amazing new friends. Visit the link in our profile to find the location nearest you! (Photo taken at our 2019 Jacksonville event)
There is a satisfaction that comes from recieving a gift from God...better than the gift itself. Troy and I got some great news yesterday. (will be sharing more details in the weeks to come). And as the news settled over us, I was overcome with tears. Not because of the news itself (which was definitely exciting), but because of God's grace which the news reminded us of. If studying through Ecclesiastes has taught me anything so far, it is that the greatest joy is learning to celebrate exactly what God gives. Whether that be wealth and influence or the life of a laborer, we are to celebrate the toil God offers us. That is his greatest gift. Our enjoyment and pleasure found when we decide to live into the life he has us in RIGHT NOW. This means our joy cannot possibly come from WHAT it is that God gives, but rather must come from the fact that God has given it. Friends...if we are out for the blessings of God rather than the blessing of God, every gift from him will result in vanity. It will never be enough. We will never feel truly satisfied. We think we will. We think as soon as God gives me THIS then I'll feel joy again. As soon as he offers me THAT kind of life, I will feel whole. But this bomb teacher in Ecclesiastes, man. He wants us to know that's all lies. Striving after the things God offers is not nearly as satsifying as striving after God himself. And if we are striving after God himself, all that he has given us in THIS VERY MOMENT is reason enough to be joyful and celebrate. Not because what we currently have is necessarily all that we want, but because all that we have is something God has given. Are you finding joy in what God has given you in this moment? The job, the responsibilities, the influence? If not...stop waiting for a change in gifts and change your attitude about God's gifts. Because this IS his gift-- the pleasure of celebrating whatever God gives!
Way back, when I was in high school, I had a bit of a wreck. (One of many!) . We were vaccinating horses and one came over the fence. The panel and said horse ended up on my knee. . I pleaded with my sister that we could just slap some bandaids on it. There wasn’t any need for stitches for this gaping wound in my opinion! . I was numb to the everything at that point in my life. I simply didn’t feel anything. Good or bad! . ￼I know I can’t be the only one who has ever dealt with the desire to self protect because you have felt so let down by God and others. Am I right? . But...God wants to heal us from the inside out. . Physical and emotional scars remain even through the process of healing. But ignoring the pain, or slapping a bandaid on it, just prolongs it and steals away the freedom God has promised. . Btw, I finally relented to the stitches after I realized my cowboy boot was completely full of blood and spilling over the top! 😂 . #ripplesbook
Hi, my name is Annalise and I am 100000% a morning person ☀️ I love waking up and starting my day with a 10/10 morning routine! Lately, my mornings have been looking like: 🌿 Nature 🍫 Chocolate Oats ☕️ Green Tea & 🕊 Jesus What about you? What does your morning usually look like?
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+ In speech, in service; let everything that you do glorify God. Our call is not to simply be good servants at our churches but we are called to live our LIFE like Christ. Your work place or school isn’t exempt from this. We are called to be a beacon of light in every environment we walk into. + When you walk into a room, people should notice something different about the way you speak and carry yourself. Let your life and your attitude glorify God. Some people will never step into the four walls of a church so let the way we carry ourselves bring God glory and show others of His goodness. Let’s stop simply glorifying God with just our mouths, instead let our character and the way we treat others bring glory to Him as well. #shesvalued
Sally questioned her worth in Christ and feared being a negative statistic for Christianity because of a choice in her past. But Sally eventually came to realize that her thoughts were wrong. And definitely not from God. She realized that the lies were from the enemy and how he merely wanted to pull her away from the promises of God and to make her feel worthless, condemned, and unforgivable. He didn't want her to renew her mind or remember the robe of righteousness that was hanging in her closet from her Father. Because if she didn’t renew her thoughts, then the enemy had full access to hold her captive to more lies and nip at her until she actually did become a negative statistic (exactly what she feared.) Sound a bit like Job? So what did Sally decide to do? She fought back with truth. She started studying the Word. She sought first the Kingdom of God by renewing her mind of the promises of God and meditating on them daily. Sally found her hope again. But she had to fight. And she did. She kept going. Every time the enemy would try to trick her with another lie, she combatted it with truth in Scripture. What I want to show you through this story is this: If what you hear in your head makes you feel worse about yourself, if it doesn't remind you of hope or the love God has for you.. it's not God. Whisper back in Satan's ear, "False, and did you miss that I'm wearing my robe of righteousness? Bye.” 👋
REAL TALK ✨ I’ve been finding myself in a funky mood lately. I’m in a time of a lot of changes, all good, but still change causes upheaval. Self-care has been key. 🧘♀️ • One thing I became mindful of was my avoidance of social media. Social media is an integral part of my business. I know I should be creating, posting, engaging, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it… but not doing it was also playing on my anxiety. 😕 • Upon deeper reflection, I realized my avoidance + anxiety was rooted in feelings of fear + inadequacy arising from my raw + vulnerable emotional state. I worried my writing felt forced or tired. I worried my content would seem boring, contrived, or overplayed — that my posts would be cliche, lacking of value or original ideas. That my voice was an insignificant whisper amongst the screams of the masses. 🐹 • But instead of running from my feelings, like I have so many times in the past, I pushed back. Are these things true? Is this what I really believe? I leaned deeper into myself - the Me beneath the me, the SHE. ✨ • I realized that no, none of these things are true. They’re just fleeting thoughts + feelings I’m having over a vulnerable time + not what I truly believe about myself. And that once I started doing the thing I was avoiding - social media - I would start healing + begin to feel confident in my power again. 💃 • Lesson: Have something you already decided to do, but you just haven’t started? You do 20 other things, but not the thing you set out to do. That procrastination is based on your fear, but it also heaps on loads more guilt + anxiety. It’s a trap, + the only way to get out is to face your fear. If you’ve already decided something in your heart JUST DO IT!!! ⭐️ • #yourmagicisyourlife#wildwoman#makemagic#createyourlife#raiseyourvibration#spiritjunkies#goddesswithin#sheislight#manifestationbabe#manifestingmagic#loa#witchesofinstagram#witchlife
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"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up..."(1 Thess. 5:11) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Andrea here, and I just want to say that every girl needs a Tara in her life! A friend who reminds you to laugh and not be so serious all the time. A friend who challenges you to always keep learning and gaining new knowledge. A friend who wants to serve God and others, and encourages you to also! _ Having Tara join Disciple Designs has been the best unexpected blessing! No, it's not always roses and butterflies around here. But we're learning and growing TOGETHER, and I'm thankful for that! _ Do you have a Tara in your life? Tag her in the comments below to let her know just how much you appreciate her!
I knew what I wanted (the end result) and I was committed to the process. I was not only committed to it, but I fell in love with the process. I fell in love with running 10 miles a week. I didn’t know it at the time, but the process was making me rich not the outcome. I was practicing many manifestation habits back then and didn’t even know it. God has allowed me to become aware now of the practices and mindsets that get results so that I can help others. He’s given me a framework to help you get clear on your vision and what it takes to see it in your reality. But it’s going to cost you. The biggest cost is going to be you giving up the habit of looking at your limitations as real. Your limitations give you a reason as to why you’re stuck and don’t have what you want. Are you willing to stop rehearsing your story like it’s true? Are you willing to give up what’s been and the meaning you’ve attached to it? If so, you can manifest the life you desire. I’d love to guide you to what that looks like for you. I’ve created a Mini Training on 3 powerful Manifestation Habits that I and my students have used to create phenomenal results in our lives. These manifestation habits are responsible for me creating a 7-figure brand and these results from some of my students: 👉 $11K raise and dream position 👉 product being sold in 50 Walmart stores 👉 316% increase in business income & 1000% increase in another 👉 $4000 money manifestation 👉 $1700 money manifestation 👉 Money to pay $5000 tuition bill 👉 new vehicle 👉 and these are just the money results My Manifestation Habits Mini Training is regularly $99, but you can get immediate access for only $29 today. It’s only available to 50 people at this special price. Send me a message if you want the training. It’s instant access. Start learning these 3 powerful manifestation habits right now.