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1 941 minutes ago
For six years I forgot who I was.
I forgot that I am a child of God.
That my Lord has a purpose for my life.
For six years I forgot where I came from.
I forgot that I was born into an amazing church and raised to serve and love the Lord.
For six years I forgot who I was and let go of everything I was taught since I was an itty bitty.
I rebelled against attending and being involved in church, and against the morals I was taught. I lost respect for myself and turned to the ways of this world, giving in to everything my flesh wanted me to do.
I started partying and experimented with everything that came along with it.
I got my nose pierced & my first tattoo while ignoring my convictions.
I began doing things that I could have and should have gotten in a lot of trouble for (legally), and things that very easily could’ve been a matter of life or death.
ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD, I have a clean record and I have not harmed myself.
I ran away from the truth that I grew up on and was constantly reminded of by my precious grandmother.
Regardless of the trials I faced, my grandmother always shined a light of encouragement and hope.
After wanting to give up on myself so many times, after coming to a point where I felt too far gone and in too deep with everything I allowed myself to witness and be around, I finally called out to God.
God I know you’re tired of hearing my corny prayers where I always go back on my word. But God, I need peace. I need you to help me take care of this mess and this hole I have put myself in. Lord I need you to help me turn my life around because this is not what you have put me here to do. This is not the life that I even want to live.
A little bit later, deliverance. He took me out of my situation and daily bad predicaments and he made me WHOLE again. “Welcome back” said my church family with open arms, forgetting my nose ring and my caked face, and my fresh tattoo. “Welcome back” said my old friends from church that I grew up with, as they rushed to put their numbers in my phone, knowing I would need some physical guidance or an open ear. “Welcome back” said my pastor as he laid anointed hands on me at the altar.
No matter what’s going on in your life today—and it could be REALLY hard—you aren’t meant to carry the burden of it.
I’m not saying you don’t have to face it, confront it, or change and grow--- I’m saying that it’s the job of the Living God to CARRY it. And to carry you.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
There’s just one catch: you have to LET Him.
Will you? Do you keep taking it back from Him?
I know you’re scared. I know it’s hard to trust anyone, even God, after all you’ve been through. But I promise you, He is worthy of your trust even when no one else is.
He’s still the Creator of the Universe, He still knows more about you than even you do, and His plans for you are still GOOD.
Listen for that still small voice. He’ll whisper encouragement and promises that will change everything. That burden you’ve been trying so hard to carry? Fall into the able arms of Jesus where you can lay it down and let it go.
1 10an hour ago
Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like Family 📸:@godinus_studio
🙏🏻Made for MORE!🙏🏻⠀
✨“I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” John 10:10 HCSB⠀
✨We were made to live an abundant life. Abundant in all things.⠀
❤️Live in overflow with this abundance. He died for you to have it.❤️
3 451 hours ago
When people ask me who has been one of the most influential people in my business, I think of @michellelmyers 💕
You see, God’s given me a heart to be bold about the lead role He plays in my business, but when I first started out in the business world three years ago, I had no idea how to communicate all that he’s put on my heart or even how to give him glory while running my own business🙌🏻
But Michelle (and her incredible team at @sheworkshisway) have helped me understand very clearly what it means to be a Christian business woman 😭🙏
Thank you Michelle for being so bold, making waves in the industry & paving the way for myself and so many others! Keep up the good work, friend. Can’t wait to squeeze you in October🤗
We all mess up and sin. For it’s our nature to do so. We all deserve death because God and sin cannot be together. But I am so grateful that it’s not the end of that. By accepting Gods gift and trusting Jesus we are washed clean and know we will spend eternity in HIS glory. It’s truly undeserved grace for what I actually deserve.
Have you ever put this truth to the test? It’s really phenomenal to see the Lord return to us when we give out of our own need! Our God is such a Giver - there’s just no way to give more than He will give back. 💐
3 411 hours ago
There is SO much more joy in living this way.
Let’s take a deep breath & put our trust in Him.
We can always count on the Lord and His presence. He is to be trusted and is always there for us. There is joy & reassurance in that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you, Jesus 💗
Sending you love and encouragement today and every day. Tag a friend who might need this message, too 😘
I’ve been having SO much fun with my girls while we’ve worked on different ways to make our Septembers just a little more simple 😄 it’s hard for me to accept that I have to start thinking about my next accountability group 😭
But then I figured out a way to make this group JUST as much, if not MORE, fun!! My 4 day/week VIP program is FINALLY becoming available to everybody 🙌🏻🙌🏻 This was a great program to do over the summer because it was super flexible, but also because the combination of weight lifting, core work, and HIIT training made it a really fun workout to do with a buddy. My bff @amy.andersonnn and her hubby got in on the action and it was SO awesome to have that extra layer of accountability from someone in my REAL everyday life 🙌🏻 P.S. the Andersons SLAYED this program...if you were wondering 😉
So, here’s my thought...let’s LIIFT 4 each OTHER this October 😄 Grab your hubby OR your bestie and I’ll give $20 off every duo’s order ($15 off if you’re ordering separately). I’ll also be running couples challenges throughout the program for some chances to win free swag and hold you even more accountable along the way!
What do you think?? Ready to get healthy (and resist all the Halloween candy 😳😳) TOGETHER?? 😄💪🏻 Fill out the form in my bio!!
3 162 hours ago
I’m spending a lot of time at K and 21st these days and am loving getting to know these new friends through @lhs.younglife 🙌🏼 Even if that means having to buy them coffee that “doesn’t taste like coffee” from @themillcoffeeandtea after school! 😂
3 692 hours ago
It's so like You to keep pursuing
It's so like me to go astray
But You guard my heart with Your truth
The kind of love that's bullet proof
And I surrender to Your kindness
I'm fully known and loved by You
You won't let go no matter what I do
And it's not one or the other
It's hard truth and ridiculous grace
To be fully known and loved by You
I'm fully known and loved by You
How real, how wide
How rich, how high is Your heart
I cannot find the reasons why
You give me so much
It's so unusual it's frightening
I'm fully known and loved by You
🎶: Known by Tauren Wells
2 343 hours ago
One of the perks about being a coach is meeting women from different places. 💕..
I’m not only encouraging them 💪🏻but I’ve also developed a friendship with them. .
I took this opportunity because my main goal was to help women get back in shape and make their health a priority. But, this experience has turned out to be more than that. .
We’ve become a team. One that supports one another no matter what. We are there to lift each other up with kindness, love and respect..
We all have struggles in life, but no matter what, we have each other! ..
💪🏻We are have Strength and Grace!🙏🏻.. .
▶️ If you’ve been wanting to be a part of a team who cheer each other on, who lift one another, then this is your chance!!.
▶️This is your chance to reach women and help them achieve their true potential!! .
Leave me your email ⬇️ and I’ll contact you ASAP! Or DM me🤗
0 143 hours ago
I’m a little too excited about my new speaker cards.💙
6 383 hours ago
Sometimes we don’t have the language for what we’ve experienced growing up. This experience paired with our environments has shaped our mindset that houses our perspective. Hear me on this day, when you start to address the pain from your childhood, allowing the Lord to reveal His truth—you’ll realize your truth is made up of names that don’t really describe you, the real you. The you, you have yet to discover.
1 413 hours ago
NEW in the shop!
We made this song a part of our wedding. “...From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands our destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck us from His hand
'Til He returns or calls us home
Here in the power of Christ we'll stand.”
Really enjoyed sharing my testimony and stories from the incredible National Team trip to Ethiopia with these local student athletes 🇪🇹🇸🇱
9 1863 hours ago
Intentionality is a daily choice & every lasting love story requires it. 💕
Intentional hand holding, dinner dates before connect group, praying before work, calling on the way home from work, and of course intentional selfies. We’re very intentional people and especially with our marriage and I’m forever thankful and grateful for Cody as my husband 🙏🏼
7 323 hours ago
You are worthy of love and belonging, exactly like you are now. Refuse the message that tries to convince you that you're not good enough by reminding yourself of the truth everyday. This reversible, handmade necklace declares over you how Jesus sees you. Every inch of you is chosen deliberately and intentionally, there was nothing left to chance.
When you're in a situation where you have to conquer your fear and take leap of faith, know that you are far more fearless than you know! You are unafraid and victorious, and you can handle anything because the Source of your courage never leaves your side. Wear this piece to remind yourself that you're worthy, enough and fearless. Find it at the product tag.
Do you know where your life is headed? Me neither! But when I give up my control, I can rest knowing that God isn't ignoring every high, low and in between that's going on in my life right now. God is using every experience, struggle, victory and relationship for good. Even if I can't see the end result yet, I can have peace knowing that although it's going to be different than I planned, my future is going to be so much better than I can imagine. Trust. God's already got every single moment of our crazy, beautiful lives mapped out. ~Jeremiah 29:11~ #absolutelyalexandria
“Take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He's in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He's never failing.
Sing praise my soul
Find strength in joy
Let His Words lead you on
Do not forget His great faithfulness
He'll finish all He's begun.” -Bethel Worship
Steph here... visiting the #pantheon in #rome I decided to try and get a different kind of shot, so I put my phone on the floor and used my toe to take the picture 😬 📷Steph
1 95 hours ago
Yesterday it was around 80° out but I wanted some hot cocoa...
So I made some homemade on the stove top and it was AMAZING. ✨🙌 Definitely recommend making your own rather than buying it. 😂😉
What's your favorite thing to drink? :)
“Jesus breaks the chains that once held me down.”
@kenjamin604 will be telling a story of trials and triumphs through the creative expression of spoken word. Our storytellers have been preparing and rehearsing all week to speak on Jesus’s light in the darkness. Tickets for #AtestoBreakthrough are available now. Link in bio.
3 576 hours ago
Stay together at all times, no matter the distance between you... Prayer is our biggest strength!
Tis’ the Pumpkin Spice season! 🍁
Fun fact about me: I have a MASSIVE sweet tooth! I also love to bake, so finding recipes that curb my sweet tooth, but don’t stray too far from my meal plan isn’t always easy! Luckily, I found a simple recipe, tweaked it a little bit and made these glorious Pumpkin Spice Muffins! 🙌🏻🍂
Interested in the recipe?? Check out my stories. I will be sharing it there and also in my highlights. Feel free to tag a friend below who may also enjoy it! 😘 I mean who doesn’t love Pumpkin Spice everything??
Which part of this month’s prophetic word resonates most with you? The promise that God is always right on time is one promise we are clinging to today. If you haven’t yet, read the full word for September at the link in our bio, and tag a friend below who needs encouragement in their season of waiting.
Today is my birthday and this morning was a D I S A S T E R. There were tears, missing shoes, and a frustrated, full-body-sweating mama.
But, then I asked myself, "what is important in this moment?" Does it matter that my youngest is wearing two different shoes? Or that my morning ended being the opposite of birthday relaxation?
What matters is that I looked my oldest in the eye and told her to be brave and remember that Jesus is always with her. What matters is this silly sidewalk photo shoot where we blasted the music and danced together. Remember that most of daily problems vanish in minutes and we are onto the next.
Mama's, blast that music! Make banana muffins! Don't sweat the missing shoes! Like Emily so beautifully wrote yesterday, love and enjoy the good.💙Emma
#birthday #31 #motherhoodinspired
R I V E R O F L O V E "This River is a picture of My Love. It's always moving, always flowing for you. It's so much easier if you lean back, go with the flow and let it carry you. My Love will take you where you need to go and it's just so effortless. You just get to be carried. There will be moments and seasons that feel like white water rapids - things that feel chaotic. If you just let the River carry you, you'll find you just flow right through those and the River will keep you safe and hold you." God
Have an amazing Thursday, friends!! 💓
1 249 hours ago
Grace gives us the freedom and confidence to work at things with all our hearts. Grace is not a reason to give half-effort or avoid the responsibility of having productive, purposeful lives - it actually gives us the ability and the drive to find and live out that purpose! With our new identities secure and established, we can experience the joy of giving our all to whatever work we're in, knowing that our success or failure doesn't define who we are. You can listen in to this week's #podcast as we look at work in the book of Proverbs by going to our #linkinbio.
On this month’s blog, we’ve highlighted five strategies to repairing broken connections in family. This is something so many of us need and want, but it’s not always easy to get there. Click the link in our bio to read more about God’s desire to partner with you to repair what’s been broken.
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Happy weekend, friends. Tag a friend that makes you so happy just by being exactly who they are. 💛