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- 🌸FREE LOVELY Print Download🌸because life is not always lovely. In fact a lot of times it is anything but. It is messy and chaotic and can be brutal. But, somewhere smashed in the mix there is beauty, there is lovely. And...there is a call to notice it. It takes a choice—to choose to see it. To not allow our gaze to be fixated on the problem only, but to break the stare with beauty—tangible and soulful. 🌸 I want to help remind you that LOVELY is all around us and within. 🌸 I love having this print before me because it reminds me of the choice I have. That I can switch my stare from here to there. That promises are before me and not just problems. 🌸 Tag 3 friends who would 💓 this + remind them they are LOVELY!
- 🌸FREE LOVELY Print Download🌸because life is not always lovely. In fact a lot of times it is anything but. It is messy and chaotic and can be brutal. But, somewhere smashed in the mix there is beauty, there is lovely. And...there is a call to notice it. It takes a choice—to choose to see it. To not allow our gaze to be fixated on the problem only, but to break the stare with beauty—tangible and soulful. 🌸 I want to help remind you that LOVELY is all around us and within. 🌸 I love having this print before me because it reminds me of the choice I have. That I can switch my stare from here to there. That promises are before me and not just problems. 🌸 Tag 3 friends who would 💓 this + remind them they are LOVELY!
- 🌸FREE LOVELY Print Download🌸because life is not always lovely. In fact a lot of times it is anything but. It is messy and chaotic and can be brutal. But, somewhere smashed in the mix there is beauty, there is lovely. And...there is a call to notice it. It takes a choice—to choose to see it. To not allow our gaze to be fixated on the problem only, but to break the stare with beauty—tangible and soulful. 🌸 I want to help remind you that LOVELY is all around us and within. 🌸 I love having this print before me because it reminds me of the choice I have. That I can switch my stare from here to there. That promises are before me and not just problems. 🌸 Tag 3 friends who would 💓 this + remind them they are LOVELY!
- A few things I’m #lalaloving 1️⃣ Crisp fall air 💨 on my face, first thing in the morning. 2️⃣ Candles that light 💡 themselves at dusk. 3️⃣ Friends that pop over for a cup of tea ☕️ 4️⃣This is Us. Even though it makes me cry, every single episode. 😭 5️⃣ Conversations that only happen on long car rides. 6️⃣ RMS Uncoverup 7️⃣ Daddy’s Home 2 because I laughed 😂so much. And it felt strangely familiar. 8️⃣ New mercies EVERY morning ☀️ 9️⃣Cozy sweaters with bell 🛎 sleeves. What are you loving this week? Also...few more things I’m la la loving on the blog.
- A few things I’m #lalaloving 1️⃣ Crisp fall air 💨 on my face, first thing in the morning. 2️⃣ Candles that light 💡 themselves at dusk. 3️⃣ Friends that pop over for a cup of tea ☕️ 4️⃣This is Us. Even though it makes me cry, every single episode. 😭 5️⃣ Conversations that only happen on long car rides. 6️⃣ RMS Uncoverup 7️⃣ Daddy’s Home 2 because I laughed 😂so much. And it felt strangely familiar. 8️⃣ New mercies EVERY morning ☀️ 9️⃣Cozy sweaters with bell 🛎 sleeves. What are you loving this week? Also...few more things I’m la la loving on the blog.
- A few things I’m #lalaloving 1️⃣ Crisp fall air 💨 on my face, first thing in the morning. 2️⃣ Candles that light 💡 themselves at dusk. 3️⃣ Friends that pop over for a cup of tea ☕️ 4️⃣This is Us. Even though it makes me cry, every single episode. 😭 5️⃣ Conversations that only happen on long car rides. 6️⃣ RMS Uncoverup 7️⃣ Daddy’s Home 2 because I laughed 😂so much. And it felt strangely familiar. 8️⃣ New mercies EVERY morning ☀️ 9️⃣Cozy sweaters with bell 🛎 sleeves. What are you loving this week? Also...few more things I’m la la loving on the blog.
- I’ve been talking about anxiety being redundant and it seems to have struck a nerve. It seems I’m not alone (and neither are you). What do we practically do? How do we stop wringing our hands? How do we silence our worries? How do we learn to rest in love and stop wandering in worry? • I wrote a little further on the topic today (link in profile) and and put together a PROMISES FOR ANXIETY DOWNLOAD (3 pages of promises to be exact, along with a few notes on how I personally use these in my life) for us to download, print out and keep before us. • Anxiety is redundant, but so are God’s promises, LOVELY ONE! • Tag a friend that could use these promises too. #lalalovelywords
- I’ve been talking about anxiety being redundant and it seems to have struck a nerve. It seems I’m not alone (and neither are you). What do we practically do? How do we stop wringing our hands? How do we silence our worries? How do we learn to rest in love and stop wandering in worry? • I wrote a little further on the topic today (link in profile) and and put together a PROMISES FOR ANXIETY DOWNLOAD (3 pages of promises to be exact, along with a few notes on how I personally use these in my life) for us to download, print out and keep before us. • Anxiety is redundant, but so are God’s promises, LOVELY ONE! • Tag a friend that could use these promises too. #lalalovelywords
- I’ve been talking about anxiety being redundant and it seems to have struck a nerve. It seems I’m not alone (and neither are you). What do we practically do? How do we stop wringing our hands? How do we silence our worries? How do we learn to rest in love and stop wandering in worry? • I wrote a little further on the topic today (link in profile) and and put together a PROMISES FOR ANXIETY DOWNLOAD (3 pages of promises to be exact, along with a few notes on how I personally use these in my life) for us to download, print out and keep before us. • Anxiety is redundant, but so are God’s promises, LOVELY ONE! • Tag a friend that could use these promises too. #lalalovelywords
- What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you like the person looking back at you? Do you only see imperfections? A face you are starting to become unfamiliar with (thank you, time, years of babies not sleeping, stress)? A person you are proud of? Kind eyes 👁? Resilience? Love? • On a good day, I see my young self behind the the softening skin and lines. I try to trace the pattern of the few remaining freckles and I think “There you are. Look at you—you are still standing (cue Elton John).” And I feel very grateful for the body that has carried me to 40. • If I’m honest there are many days I’m not happy with what I see. I catch a glimpse when I pass a mirror and think...”Yikes—who is that? Where did you go?” I think of all the room for improvement and how in the end time has its way. • But lately, on some days, I take a minute to linger and look into my own eyes (the window of the soul) and I look for kindness. I’m starting to trace the lines around my eyes and call them resilience. I see the parts I could improve, the places I would like to become strong and then stop and give thanks that I carried four babies and that my legs take me places. • The years may take some things and shift our shapes 😂 but they give us much too—wisdom, resilience, acceptance and a grace that only comes with age. When you look in the mirror today I hope you smile at yourself and see grace gazing back at you, because you are beautiful—no matter your age or stage.
- What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you like the person looking back at you? Do you only see imperfections? A face you are starting to become unfamiliar with (thank you, time, years of babies not sleeping, stress)? A person you are proud of? Kind eyes 👁? Resilience? Love? • On a good day, I see my young self behind the the softening skin and lines. I try to trace the pattern of the few remaining freckles and I think “There you are. Look at you—you are still standing (cue Elton John).” And I feel very grateful for the body that has carried me to 40. • If I’m honest there are many days I’m not happy with what I see. I catch a glimpse when I pass a mirror and think...”Yikes—who is that? Where did you go?” I think of all the room for improvement and how in the end time has its way. • But lately, on some days, I take a minute to linger and look into my own eyes (the window of the soul) and I look for kindness. I’m starting to trace the lines around my eyes and call them resilience. I see the parts I could improve, the places I would like to become strong and then stop and give thanks that I carried four babies and that my legs take me places. • The years may take some things and shift our shapes 😂 but they give us much too—wisdom, resilience, acceptance and a grace that only comes with age. When you look in the mirror today I hope you smile at yourself and see grace gazing back at you, because you are beautiful—no matter your age or stage.
- What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you like the person looking back at you? Do you only see imperfections? A face you are starting to become unfamiliar with (thank you, time, years of babies not sleeping, stress)? A person you are proud of? Kind eyes 👁? Resilience? Love? • On a good day, I see my young self behind the the softening skin and lines. I try to trace the pattern of the few remaining freckles and I think “There you are. Look at you—you are still standing (cue Elton John).” And I feel very grateful for the body that has carried me to 40. • If I’m honest there are many days I’m not happy with what I see. I catch a glimpse when I pass a mirror and think...”Yikes—who is that? Where did you go?” I think of all the room for improvement and how in the end time has its way. • But lately, on some days, I take a minute to linger and look into my own eyes (the window of the soul) and I look for kindness. I’m starting to trace the lines around my eyes and call them resilience. I see the parts I could improve, the places I would like to become strong and then stop and give thanks that I carried four babies and that my legs take me places. • The years may take some things and shift our shapes 😂 but they give us much too—wisdom, resilience, acceptance and a grace that only comes with age. When you look in the mirror today I hope you smile at yourself and see grace gazing back at you, because you are beautiful—no matter your age or stage.
- Things no one tells you: +You won’t feel like a grown up when you become one. +Taking a shower and washing your hair can change your outlook (at least on the day). +You can grieve someone who is still alive. +Life can be beautiful and brutal at the same time. +Food always tastes better when someone else cooks it (unless you are @JamieOliver, I’m guessing) +Quiet can be loud. +Some friends will become family. +Your children will teach you about life. +Shiny shoes are best worn on dreary days. What is something no one told you ….. ???? #lalalovelywords
- Things no one tells you: +You won’t feel like a grown up when you become one. +Taking a shower and washing your hair can change your outlook (at least on the day). +You can grieve someone who is still alive. +Life can be beautiful and brutal at the same time. +Food always tastes better when someone else cooks it (unless you are @JamieOliver , I’m guessing) +Quiet can be loud. +Some friends will become family. +Your children will teach you about life. +Shiny shoes are best worn on dreary days. What is something no one told you ….. ???? #lalalovelywords
- Things no one tells you: +You won’t feel like a grown up when you become one. +Taking a shower and washing your hair can change your outlook (at least on the day). +You can grieve someone who is still alive. +Life can be beautiful and brutal at the same time. +Food always tastes better when someone else cooks it (unless you are @JamieOliver, I’m guessing) +Quiet can be loud. +Some friends will become family. +Your children will teach you about life. +Shiny shoes are best worn on dreary days. What is something no one told you ….. ???? #lalalovelywords
- TAKE courage! Often we only associate courage with bravery. But have you noticed it smack dab in the middle of the word disCOURAGEment? • To be discouraged is to not only lack courage but to be deprived of hope and confidence—to be disheartened. • Perhaps you feel discouraged or disheartened today. Maybe you have felt this way for a very long season (that is how David felt if you read Ps 31 in its entirety). I have felt this way too. Maybe you feel like you lack confidence (to move forward, to take a risk, to speak up, to move on). • I know cheer up can sound trite when you are down, stuck, not sure. Its what others say, what you maybe say to yourself. “Cheer up, chin up.” It’s also what the word of God says. But it doesn’t leave us there. Look closely at the words that follow ....TAKE COURAGE. Some versions say...LET your heart take courage. Sometimes that is the first step—giving your self permission. Allowing yourself to take courage and to wait on the Lord. Then what? He will break through (break through all your sadness, fears, worries, cares and concerns) for YOU. • Take courage, Lovely One, it’s there for the taking—today and tomorrow and every day after that. • Tag a few friends who need encouragement today. #lalalovelywords
- TAKE courage! Often we only associate courage with bravery. But have you noticed it smack dab in the middle of the word disCOURAGEment? • To be discouraged is to not only lack courage but to be deprived of hope and confidence—to be disheartened. • Perhaps you feel discouraged or disheartened today. Maybe you have felt this way for a very long season (that is how David felt if you read Ps 31 in its entirety). I have felt this way too. Maybe you feel like you lack confidence (to move forward, to take a risk, to speak up, to move on). • I know cheer up can sound trite when you are down, stuck, not sure. Its what others say, what you maybe say to yourself. “Cheer up, chin up.” It’s also what the word of God says. But it doesn’t leave us there. Look closely at the words that follow ....TAKE COURAGE. Some versions say...LET your heart take courage. Sometimes that is the first step—giving your self permission. Allowing yourself to take courage and to wait on the Lord. Then what? He will break through (break through all your sadness, fears, worries, cares and concerns) for YOU. • Take courage, Lovely One, it’s there for the taking—today and tomorrow and every day after that. • Tag a few friends who need encouragement today. #lalalovelywords
- TAKE courage! Often we only associate courage with bravery. But have you noticed it smack dab in the middle of the word disCOURAGEment? • To be discouraged is to not only lack courage but to be deprived of hope and confidence—to be disheartened. • Perhaps you feel discouraged or disheartened today. Maybe you have felt this way for a very long season (that is how David felt if you read Ps 31 in its entirety). I have felt this way too. Maybe you feel like you lack confidence (to move forward, to take a risk, to speak up, to move on). • I know cheer up can sound trite when you are down, stuck, not sure. Its what others say, what you maybe say to yourself. “Cheer up, chin up.” It’s also what the word of God says. But it doesn’t leave us there. Look closely at the words that follow ....TAKE COURAGE. Some versions say...LET your heart take courage. Sometimes that is the first step—giving your self permission. Allowing yourself to take courage and to wait on the Lord. Then what? He will break through (break through all your sadness, fears, worries, cares and concerns) for YOU. • Take courage, Lovely One, it’s there for the taking—today and tomorrow and every day after that. • Tag a few friends who need encouragement today. #lalalovelywords
- Monday is mostly about showing up. And really, it doesn’t even matter if you have no where to go (like me). Whether you are an exective or stay at home mom—you still have to show up to Monday. ☀️ It’s about showing up to make the bed, respond to email, exercise (my mat is out), schedule the conference call, go the grocery store, fold the laundry, pay the bills. It’s hugging your children and helping with homework. Calling a friend and making dinner. ☀️ What’s one thing you are showing up for today?
- Monday is mostly about showing up. And really, it doesn’t even matter if you have no where to go (like me). Whether you are an exective or stay at home mom—you still have to show up to Monday. ☀️ It’s about showing up to make the bed, respond to email, exercise (my mat is out), schedule the conference call, go the grocery store, fold the laundry, pay the bills. It’s hugging your children and helping with homework. Calling a friend and making dinner. ☀️ What’s one thing you are showing up for today?
- Monday is mostly about showing up. And really, it doesn’t even matter if you have no where to go (like me). Whether you are an exective or stay at home mom—you still have to show up to Monday. ☀️ It’s about showing up to make the bed, respond to email, exercise (my mat is out), schedule the conference call, go the grocery store, fold the laundry, pay the bills. It’s hugging your children and helping with homework. Calling a friend and making dinner. ☀️ What’s one thing you are showing up for today?
- I’m talking velvet today and his little blue velvet hand-me-down chair is a fave. Since the cat is in the pic let’s talk pets. ▪️ Dog 🐶 or cat🐱? ▪️ I, truly, love both. Grew up with dogs. Inherited a cat in my teens and found out I love cats. I have decided as a grown up lady with four kids, I think in this season of life, I prefer a cat because they are SO EASY. We recently got a dog and he is crazy and I’m struggling (also: my husband named him Mac which reminds me of the first dog we had—Max—who was neurotic—like for real. I loved and cared for the crazy dog for 13 years). I love this new dog, but he is sooooooooooo much work (see my insta story from last night. He is like a giant, harry, super strong toddler with ADHD. ▪️ Ok, back to velvet. I’m crushing hard on the trend. Check out my post...because sometimes life calls for diversions (say, look at pretty sofas while dog destroys yours). Happy Friday, Lovelies. #lalalovelyhome Photo by @yazyjo
- I’m talking velvet today and his little blue velvet hand-me-down chair is a fave. Since the cat is in the pic let’s talk pets. ▪️ Dog 🐶 or cat🐱? ▪️ I, truly, love both. Grew up with dogs. Inherited a cat in my teens and found out I love cats. I have decided as a grown up lady with four kids, I think in this season of life, I prefer a cat because they are SO EASY. We recently got a dog and he is crazy and I’m struggling (also: my husband named him Mac which reminds me of the first dog we had—Max—who was neurotic—like for real. I loved and cared for the crazy dog for 13 years). I love this new dog, but he is sooooooooooo much work (see my insta story from last night. He is like a giant, harry, super strong toddler with ADHD. ▪️ Ok, back to velvet. I’m crushing hard on the trend. Check out my post...because sometimes life calls for diversions (say, look at pretty sofas while dog destroys yours). Happy Friday, Lovelies. #lalalovelyhome Photo by @yazyjo
- I’m talking velvet today and his little blue velvet hand-me-down chair is a fave. Since the cat is in the pic let’s talk pets. ▪️ Dog 🐶 or cat🐱? ▪️ I, truly, love both. Grew up with dogs. Inherited a cat in my teens and found out I love cats. I have decided as a grown up lady with four kids, I think in this season of life, I prefer a cat because they are SO EASY. We recently got a dog and he is crazy and I’m struggling (also: my husband named him Mac which reminds me of the first dog we had—Max—who was neurotic—like for real. I loved and cared for the crazy dog for 13 years). I love this new dog, but he is sooooooooooo much work (see my insta story from last night. He is like a giant, harry, super strong toddler with ADHD. ▪️ Ok, back to velvet. I’m crushing hard on the trend. Check out my post...because sometimes life calls for diversions (say, look at pretty sofas while dog destroys yours). Happy Friday, Lovelies. #lalalovelyhome Photo by @yazyjo
- A throwback to last month in Carmel. Which, consequently, feels more like last year. I adored this quaint coastal town. It was like two of my favorite places collided into one—England and California. The streets were storybook, the storefronts and many homes like cottages, the pastries perfect and the sea, all majestic, down at the end of the street. I hope to go back one day. ⭐️ Have you ever stumbled upon a place that became a favorite? ⭐️ On a side note: a few words about failure in my stories and this starry dress I’m wearing is a new favorite (and on sale). http://liketk.it/2tnNe #liketkit @liketoknow.it
- A throwback to last month in Carmel. Which, consequently, feels more like last year. I adored this quaint coastal town. It was like two of my favorite places collided into one—England and California. The streets were storybook, the storefronts and many homes like cottages, the pastries perfect and the sea, all majestic, down at the end of the street. I hope to go back one day. ⭐️ Have you ever stumbled upon a place that became a favorite? ⭐️ On a side note: a few words about failure in my stories and this starry dress I’m wearing is a new favorite (and on sale). http://liketk.it/2tnNe #liketkit @liketoknow.it
- A throwback to last month in Carmel. Which, consequently, feels more like last year. I adored this quaint coastal town. It was like two of my favorite places collided into one—England and California. The streets were storybook, the storefronts and many homes like cottages, the pastries perfect and the sea, all majestic, down at the end of the street. I hope to go back one day. ⭐️ Have you ever stumbled upon a place that became a favorite? ⭐️ On a side note: a few words about failure in my stories and this starry dress I’m wearing is a new favorite (and on sale). http://liketk.it/2tnNe #liketkit @liketoknow.it
- Thank you is where our provision lies. Where there is lack. Where there is loss. Where there is need. Where there is hurt. Where there is pain. Give thanks. Not for those things but that IN Christ we have all we need. Give thanks for the air you breathe. Give thanks for the sun that came up. Give thanks for the blue in your babies eyes. Give thanks for anything that you CAN give thanks for. This doesn’t negate the realness of the problem. The grave concern. The evil in this world. It just puts the problem it’s in place. It negates it’s power over you. It paves the way for provision. There is power in “thank you.” (See yesterday’s blog post) 💓 I’m speaking from a place of lack in my own life. I’m speaking from a place of major uncertainty. I’m giving thanks through quivering lips. I only say this to say these aren’t just words for a blog or Instagram post. This is real life. Problems are real. BUT I believe a good Father who provides is real. Maybe this is just for one. But whoever you are, God wants you to know, TODAY, that He will not let you down. 💓 “for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ 💓 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Whether a whisper or a shout. A sigh or a cry. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you that You will not realize your hold on me! 💓 If this is for you.....check out my stories and listen to the song I posted. 😘
- Thank you is where our provision lies. Where there is lack. Where there is loss. Where there is need. Where there is hurt. Where there is pain. Give thanks. Not for those things but that IN Christ we have all we need. Give thanks for the air you breathe. Give thanks for the sun that came up. Give thanks for the blue in your babies eyes. Give thanks for anything that you CAN give thanks for. This doesn’t negate the realness of the problem. The grave concern. The evil in this world. It just puts the problem it’s in place. It negates it’s power over you. It paves the way for provision. There is power in “thank you.” (See yesterday’s blog post) 💓 I’m speaking from a place of lack in my own life. I’m speaking from a place of major uncertainty. I’m giving thanks through quivering lips. I only say this to say these aren’t just words for a blog or Instagram post. This is real life. Problems are real. BUT I believe a good Father who provides is real. Maybe this is just for one. But whoever you are, God wants you to know, TODAY, that He will not let you down. 💓 “for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ 💓 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Whether a whisper or a shout. A sigh or a cry. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you that You will not realize your hold on me! 💓 If this is for you.....check out my stories and listen to the song I posted. 😘
- Thank you is where our provision lies. Where there is lack. Where there is loss. Where there is need. Where there is hurt. Where there is pain. Give thanks. Not for those things but that IN Christ we have all we need. Give thanks for the air you breathe. Give thanks for the sun that came up. Give thanks for the blue in your babies eyes. Give thanks for anything that you CAN give thanks for. This doesn’t negate the realness of the problem. The grave concern. The evil in this world. It just puts the problem it’s in place. It negates it’s power over you. It paves the way for provision. There is power in “thank you.” (See yesterday’s blog post) 💓 I’m speaking from a place of lack in my own life. I’m speaking from a place of major uncertainty. I’m giving thanks through quivering lips. I only say this to say these aren’t just words for a blog or Instagram post. This is real life. Problems are real. BUT I believe a good Father who provides is real. Maybe this is just for one. But whoever you are, God wants you to know, TODAY, that He will not let you down. 💓 “for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ 💓 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Whether a whisper or a shout. A sigh or a cry. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you that You will not realize your hold on me! 💓 If this is for you.....check out my stories and listen to the song I posted. 😘
- A giant cookie is always a good idea. I have no self control when it comes to homemade chocolate chip cookies. I made this for Ella yesterday because all teenager’s love language is food. Linked to this recipe in today’s post (or search “Iron Skillet Cookie” on the blog) if your interested. It’s so easy to make (and eat). 🍪 What food causes you to loose self (or portion) control 🍫🍿🍟🌮??? Also, this mini spatula from @pamperedchef is my all time favorite. #lalalovelyeats
- A giant cookie is always a good idea. I have no self control when it comes to homemade chocolate chip cookies. I made this for Ella yesterday because all teenager’s love language is food. Linked to this recipe in today’s post (or search “Iron Skillet Cookie” on the blog) if your interested. It’s so easy to make (and eat). 🍪 What food causes you to loose self (or portion) control 🍫🍿🍟🌮??? Also, this mini spatula from @pamperedchef is my all time favorite. #lalalovelyeats
- A giant cookie is always a good idea. I have no self control when it comes to homemade chocolate chip cookies. I made this for Ella yesterday because all teenager’s love language is food. Linked to this recipe in today’s post (or search “Iron Skillet Cookie” on the blog) if your interested. It’s so easy to make (and eat). 🍪 What food causes you to loose self (or portion) control 🍫🍿🍟🌮??? Also, this mini spatula from @pamperedchef is my all time favorite. #lalalovelyeats
- Remember when social media was new and everyone sent around questionnaires to answer and repost? I kind of liked those because I like learning interesting facts about others. Here’s a few things about me: For two years I told everyone I was going to be a nun (I almost began to believe it myself). I hate eggs (I wish I didn’t but who can argue with me on this: they smell like farts). I met my husband when I was 14. Sometimes I speak in an English accent (my children are not amused). I’ve never been to Canada but my grandparents were Canadian (I really want to go to Banff). My favorite Christmas gift was a real cash register. I’ve been living in my childhood home for the past 12 years. I just finished writing a book. I love to dance (this mostly happens in my kitchen or the car). People used to tell me I looked like Britney and then for awhile I got Kristen Wiig. I was a cheerleader in high school and I’ll still argue anyone that says it is not a sport. I love to go to the movies (sometimes by myself). I have four kids, a cat and a big puppy. My nickname in high school was Tink 🧚🏻‍♀️. When I’m super stressed out I play candy crush 🍭. I feel like I look like my mom in this photo. ✨ What about you? I’ll take any interesting facts I can get in the comments.
- Remember when social media was new and everyone sent around questionnaires to answer and repost? I kind of liked those because I like learning interesting facts about others. Here’s a few things about me: For two years I told everyone I was going to be a nun (I almost began to believe it myself). I hate eggs (I wish I didn’t but who can argue with me on this: they smell like farts). I met my husband when I was 14. Sometimes I speak in an English accent (my children are not amused). I’ve never been to Canada but my grandparents were Canadian (I really want to go to Banff). My favorite Christmas gift was a real cash register. I’ve been living in my childhood home for the past 12 years. I just finished writing a book. I love to dance (this mostly happens in my kitchen or the car). People used to tell me I looked like Britney and then for awhile I got Kristen Wiig. I was a cheerleader in high school and I’ll still argue anyone that says it is not a sport. I love to go to the movies (sometimes by myself). I have four kids, a cat and a big puppy. My nickname in high school was Tink 🧚🏻‍♀️. When I’m super stressed out I play candy crush 🍭. I feel like I look like my mom in this photo. ✨ What about you? I’ll take any interesting facts I can get in the comments.
- Remember when social media was new and everyone sent around questionnaires to answer and repost? I kind of liked those because I like learning interesting facts about others. Here’s a few things about me: For two years I told everyone I was going to be a nun (I almost began to believe it myself). I hate eggs (I wish I didn’t but who can argue with me on this: they smell like farts). I met my husband when I was 14. Sometimes I speak in an English accent (my children are not amused). I’ve never been to Canada but my grandparents were Canadian (I really want to go to Banff). My favorite Christmas gift was a real cash register. I’ve been living in my childhood home for the past 12 years. I just finished writing a book. I love to dance (this mostly happens in my kitchen or the car). People used to tell me I looked like Britney and then for awhile I got Kristen Wiig. I was a cheerleader in high school and I’ll still argue anyone that says it is not a sport. I love to go to the movies (sometimes by myself). I have four kids, a cat and a big puppy. My nickname in high school was Tink 🧚🏻‍♀️. When I’m super stressed out I play candy crush 🍭. I feel like I look like my mom in this photo. ✨ What about you? I’ll take any interesting facts I can get in the comments.
- Sometimes I go into to my closet to hide or study or write or pray or think. It feels like the one place I can shut the door (all mom’s know that even bathrooms are not even sacred space). It was nice while it lasted but now everyone knows where I go, when I seem to go missing. Today in my closet I took care of one’s blister, discussed student council, clasped a shark necklace around another’s neck, and had a conversation about the app game called Pou. Do you have a place like this in your house? #lalalovelylife
- Sometimes I go into to my closet to hide or study or write or pray or think. It feels like the one place I can shut the door (all mom’s know that even bathrooms are not even sacred space). It was nice while it lasted but now everyone knows where I go, when I seem to go missing. Today in my closet I took care of one’s blister, discussed student council, clasped a shark necklace around another’s neck, and had a conversation about the app game called Pou. Do you have a place like this in your house? #lalalovelylife
- Sometimes I go into to my closet to hide or study or write or pray or think. It feels like the one place I can shut the door (all mom’s know that even bathrooms are not even sacred space). It was nice while it lasted but now everyone knows where I go, when I seem to go missing. Today in my closet I took care of one’s blister, discussed student council, clasped a shark necklace around another’s neck, and had a conversation about the app game called Pou. Do you have a place like this in your house? #lalalovelylife
- Pardon me for being a little redundant. It’s just that anxiety is redundant. And yet, Thank God, so are many of His promises. (I shared this verse (in another version) a few posts back. This week, I’ve been feeling overly anxious about some uncertainties in my life. I woke up to a text from my mom that said, “Read Ps 112.” I pulled out the @PassionTranslation and there it was, again, only worded like this— “They will not live in fear or dread of what MAY come, for their hearts are firm, EVER secure in their faith.” — I read, in The Road Back To You, that fear says, “Something wrong is actually happening!” While anxiety is more anticipatory: “What if this happened or that happened?” ___ While I thought I’d had a fear problem all my life, I now understand it to be more of an anxiety issue. And, anxiety is the real thief. It takes today because we are occupied anticipating tomorrow or regretting yesterday. When life is uncertain (Hello state of the world), it’s easy for our minds to mull over possibilities. __ Can you relate? __ I feel bad about this. I feel guilty because I know the promises of God. I know it is in His good plan to give us a hope and future. And, I have seen his faithfulness over and over in my life. And yet, I worry. __ But the thing is . . . God is not mad at me (or you) about this. He is a patient Father who longs for us to trust that He will take care of his children. He is simply trying to tell us over and over, “I’ve got your back.” ___ And there is more good news… with His help our minds can be renewed. Our thought patterns can change and we can begin to mull over the endless GOOD possibilities....which are in fact PROMISES. __ Last week I said I was making this my daily confession….and I haven’t. Today, I’m printing it out and putting it in front of me (along with some other verses that detail the good plans our Father has for us), to let these words play over and again in my mind. Would you like to join me?
- Pardon me for being a little redundant. It’s just that anxiety is redundant. And yet, Thank God, so are many of His promises. (I shared this verse (in another version) a few posts back. This week, I’ve been feeling overly anxious about some uncertainties in my life. I woke up to a text from my mom that said, “Read Ps 112.” I pulled out the @PassionTranslation and there it was, again, only worded like this— “They will not live in fear or dread of what MAY come, for their hearts are firm, EVER secure in their faith.” — I read, in The Road Back To You, that fear says, “Something wrong is actually happening!” While anxiety is more anticipatory: “What if this happened or that happened?” ___ While I thought I’d had a fear problem all my life, I now understand it to be more of an anxiety issue. And, anxiety is the real thief. It takes today because we are occupied anticipating tomorrow or regretting yesterday. When life is uncertain (Hello state of the world), it’s easy for our minds to mull over possibilities. __ Can you relate? __ I feel bad about this. I feel guilty because I know the promises of God. I know it is in His good plan to give us a hope and future. And, I have seen his faithfulness over and over in my life. And yet, I worry. __ But the thing is . . . God is not mad at me (or you) about this. He is a patient Father who longs for us to trust that He will take care of his children. He is simply trying to tell us over and over, “I’ve got your back.” ___ And there is more good news… with His help our minds can be renewed. Our thought patterns can change and we can begin to mull over the endless GOOD possibilities....which are in fact PROMISES. __ Last week I said I was making this my daily confession….and I haven’t. Today, I’m printing it out and putting it in front of me (along with some other verses that detail the good plans our Father has for us), to let these words play over and again in my mind. Would you like to join me?
- Pardon me for being a little redundant. It’s just that anxiety is redundant. And yet, Thank God, so are many of His promises. (I shared this verse (in another version) a few posts back. This week, I’ve been feeling overly anxious about some uncertainties in my life. I woke up to a text from my mom that said, “Read Ps 112.” I pulled out the @PassionTranslation and there it was, again, only worded like this— “They will not live in fear or dread of what MAY come, for their hearts are firm, EVER secure in their faith.” — I read, in The Road Back To You, that fear says, “Something wrong is actually happening!” While anxiety is more anticipatory: “What if this happened or that happened?” ___ While I thought I’d had a fear problem all my life, I now understand it to be more of an anxiety issue. And, anxiety is the real thief. It takes today because we are occupied anticipating tomorrow or regretting yesterday. When life is uncertain (Hello state of the world), it’s easy for our minds to mull over possibilities. __ Can you relate? __ I feel bad about this. I feel guilty because I know the promises of God. I know it is in His good plan to give us a hope and future. And, I have seen his faithfulness over and over in my life. And yet, I worry. __ But the thing is . . . God is not mad at me (or you) about this. He is a patient Father who longs for us to trust that He will take care of his children. He is simply trying to tell us over and over, “I’ve got your back.” ___ And there is more good news… with His help our minds can be renewed. Our thought patterns can change and we can begin to mull over the endless GOOD possibilities....which are in fact PROMISES. __ Last week I said I was making this my daily confession….and I haven’t. Today, I’m printing it out and putting it in front of me (along with some other verses that detail the good plans our Father has for us), to let these words play over and again in my mind. Would you like to join me?
- This morning’s still life. Coffee (decaf, which is most unfortunate on a Monday), Kleenex 🤧, essential oils (how cute is that roller?), gluten free toast (also unfortunate 😂) and a brand new book to break into (most fortunate). This may be one of the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen (it has a pearly, shimmery finish ✨)—It shines and I’ve heard the words do too. I’ve really been looking forward to reading and being challenged by this book by @jessaconnolly! 💓 Happy Monday, Lovely Ones!
- This morning’s still life. Coffee (decaf, which is most unfortunate on a Monday), Kleenex 🤧, essential oils (how cute is that roller?), gluten free toast (also unfortunate 😂) and a brand new book to break into (most fortunate). This may be one of the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen (it has a pearly, shimmery finish ✨)—It shines and I’ve heard the words do too. I’ve really been looking forward to reading and being challenged by this book by @jessaconnolly ! 💓 Happy Monday, Lovely Ones!
- This morning’s still life. Coffee (decaf, which is most unfortunate on a Monday), Kleenex 🤧, essential oils (how cute is that roller?), gluten free toast (also unfortunate 😂) and a brand new book to break into (most fortunate). This may be one of the prettiest covers I’ve ever seen (it has a pearly, shimmery finish ✨)—It shines and I’ve heard the words do too. I’ve really been looking forward to reading and being challenged by this book by @jessaconnolly! 💓 Happy Monday, Lovely Ones!

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