When you fall down, you can get back up and keep going. Even with wood chips on your butt. 😁 We can learn from children probably as much as they can learn from us. Sometimes it's their innocence, their unconditional love, other times like watching my 4 y.o. the other day I was observing her excitement at what she can accomplish.
Just two old friends, catching up on old times and making plans for the future. 21st century entrepreneurs come in all ages!
Anyway, I bet we tried a dozen times to get the perfect shot but I guess my arms just aren’t long enough!
Paula, it was a fun 24 hours!
I can’t wait to see what the future brings!
In the past few months or so, I’ve really seen how sweet God is to me and how much of a reminder to me that He makes Himself known, even in the hard times. I’ve been able to pick up some extra money through various avenues, I’ve won three giveaways from Instagram, I’ve gotten approved for an MRI that I’ve been fighting to get for months (how to pay for that is another story), I’ve been promoted at my job when others have been laid off... the list continues. My cup overflows and that’s why I make it a point to try everyday and be a blessing to someone else. Not always financially (although I’ve done a lot of this for people I don’t even know in real life and I’m thankful God blessed me enough to do so) but emotionally too- by just being present and showing up. Romans 5:8 says, “I’ve loved you at your darkest”... A sweet reminder that God loves me even when maybe I don’t even love myself. How can I emulate that love towards others? How can you show kindness towards others? With the world the way it is, what if we all just took time to show a little kindness everyday. Something so free and simple. 💜
My paternal grandpa was born in 1890. Albert John (AJ) Pustejovsky.
He lived in an old farmhouse that didn’t have much paint left on the exterior by the time I came around and I doubt it had any insulation! But I loved that old place, with its five large downstairs rooms and the mysterious upstairs.
Anyway, Grandpa would get up early in the morning and make his coffee in an old aluminum percolator. Strong coffee; and what he didn’t drink, stayed in the pot and he would shove it into the back of the old Philco refrigerator, where it would freeze! In the old aluminum pot!
The next morning he’d pull it out and reheat on the stove, and even let it percolate for a while! Can you imagine how acidic it must have been?
So, how am I like him? I too sometimes drink day old coffee. True, it was made the day before in the French Press and NOT an aluminum pot, but still, it is 24 hours old. OR I’ll even fix myself a cup of instant coffee! In other words, just like grandpa, I’m not a coffee snob!
I miss him. He had a great smile and laugh and lived 86 years.
So, how are you like a grandparent? What similarities do you see or others see in you?
Sitting by the fire holding him & watching him sleep my mind goes back to the first time I held him & how good God is. He was just a few months old and I rocked him to sleep & truly believing it was the only time I would ever see him I whispered in his ear & let him go. 10 months later he was officially a Hayes. Whatever you are trusting God for or whatever you feel God calling you to, continue to be faithful, continue to trust & continue to move forward. He is working and His timing is ALWAYS on time! #godwritesthebeststories#mycupoverflows
My heart is so full. ❤️ Thank you all! I am blown away be the number of posts, notes, calls, texts and that my friends made time on a weeknight to have tacos with me. Seriously. I feel so amazingly blessed to be surrounded by an loving circle of family, friends and clients.
Wishing you all a fantastic #friday !
Ps. Lesson learned: No Friday fit checks after taco Thursday! Lol. Oops. 🌮🌮 see we really do get wiser as we get older. 😂
1 2717 May, 2019
My liefste Prins... God het ŉ unieke vlammetjie in jou hart aan die brand gesteek. Ek bid dat jy sal ontdek waarvoor daardie vlammetjie is en hom aan die brand sal hou.
Mag jy sterk staan my liewe prins. Mag jy stroomop swem as die stroom verkeerde rigting gaan. Mag jy altyd jou kop hoog hou sodat jou kroon nie afgly nie. Mag die vreugde van God jou krag wees.
Daardie eerste keer wat ek jou warm asempie teen my wang gevoel het en jou pasgebore velletjie geruik het, sal ek nooit in my lewe vergeet nie. Dit was op daardie oomblik wat n nuwe emosie my hele wese oorgeneem het. Ek weet nou dis hier om te bly. Vir so lank as wat ek lewe! Ek sal my hande af baklei vir jou, tot my laaste asem my liefste prins. Ek is oneindig baie lief vir jou 💗 #myeverything#myprins#babyboy#mycupoverflows#unconditionallove#momlife#photography#baby#besties
Sometimes in times of transition, the church is interrupted and is at a standstill, unable to move forward in their God-given destiny of preaching the gospel and building the church.
Let's pray the word of God: I pray the church in transition is filled with the Holy Spirit and His power, and that the Spirit rests on the church: the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2). Give powerful direction so the church can move forward! Amen.
Check out our prayer guide Praying for the Church in Transition. The link is in the bio.
A couple days ago, as I made time for my mommy journal, I realized we were exactly one month from this amazing little girls 3rd birthday! I'm constantly trying to remind myself of being intentional with my time and relationships-it goes by so fast, and the chores, will never be done. I'm learning, slowly to be sure, that when I make time for the important things, playing and laughing and connecting and reading and snuggling, devoid of all the distractions, Hashem makes a miracle with my time and the necessary stuff still gets done! If something didn't get finished, I simply tried to do to much on one day (pretty common for me). Alitza has truly loved all things 2 for some time and it's taken me awhile to take note of it, but I have learned to use it as a tool instead of an annoyance or hindrance. So, Hashem enlightened me with an idea as I journaled on the 15th of May, and it is a fun commitment to make time for her, in whatever capacity the moment dictates, every day. To be present and positive and patient. It's so easy for me to feel weighed down by guilt and shame, but I hope Hashem is looking for how I respond to failures, not the failure itself-I'm human, that's what I do. But in enduring through the disappointment I can come out stronger and more deeply connected to Him and those around me.
I'm Soo so thankful for this sweet soul, whose joy and empathetic thoughtfulness offers such healing for this Ima and her struggles over selfishnes, pride and procrastinating laziness. She's all the best parts of me, which strengthen my resolve to perfect the uglier parts within.
To my oldest, most precious gift- may this month of awesome twosomes make our transition to three the best one ever!! #AlitzaBriel#עליצהבריאל#imalife#sofun#mygirl#sobeautiful#blessedbeyondmeasure ❤️ #mycupoverflows#sweetempatheticsoul#thejoyofHashemismystrength#shefeelssodeeply#remindsmeofthegoodenergymyemotionscanyeild
0 1017 May, 2019
🎵🎶Welcome to the end of being alone inside your mind
You're tethered to another and you're worried all the time
You always knew the melody but you never heard it rhyme
She's fair and she is quiet, Lord, she doesn't look like me
She made me love the morning, she's a holiday at sea
The first things that she took from me were selfishness and sleep
She broke a thousand heirlooms I was never meant to keep
She filled my life with color, canceled plans, and trashed my car
But none of that was ever who we are🎶🎵
- Mother, Brandi Carlisle
I love all the gifts you've given me, sweet girl. You fill my life with so much sunshine 🌞
My cup is overflowing. Just overflowing with gratitude for this business and the coaching opportunity. Here I am, 6 months into starting this biz, and I have earned 2 fully paid trips. Catch my booty in Indianapolis, Indiana in July and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in March 2020. ———————————————————
I know... this shit literally sounds crazy... I am being sent off and treated like the queen I really am(😉) JUST for simply being successful in this business. And ALL I had to do was make an investment in myself and then pour into others. Sister, I want YOU to do this with me so we can BOTH be treated like the queens we are. Do this beside me. The link is in my bio. #coachlife
5 15516 May, 2019
I love this gift! 🎁 I didn't recognize the brand name when I opened it because it's not a lens; it's a cup! ☕ I am going to be using this all the time--especially on my shoots! @saddiquefiore 📷 #mycupoverflows
We have this letter board in our kitchen. I like to put cutesy sayings, typically coffee themed on it. Between three straight weeks of sickness, helping plan my dad's retirement, business, and a death in the family it has been so far off my radar to change it after Easter. For that I am thankful today, because it served as a beautiful reminder to me that Jesus has conquered it all. Even when I feel like I'm surrounded, my cup is full because of His love ♥️ #becauseheloves#letterboardquotes#mycupoverflows
maar wie van die water gedrink het wat Ek hom sal gee, sal in alle ewigheid nooit dors kry nie. Nee, die water wat Ek hom sal gee, sal in hom 'n fontein wees met water wat opborrel en vir hom die ewige lewe gee.” JOHANNES 4:14 AFR83
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HEADLINERS!! The Double Joy caption the writer chose will always be one of my favorite features of your story - you fill our house and my heart with so much JOY it is indescribable, uncontainable. I was looking for a pic this morning of me holding you on each hip because scooping you up when you were babies was always one of my favorite things - an armful of joy. “Consider it PURE JOY when you face trials because you know that the testing of your faith produces PERSEVERANCE.” - James1. I am every day grateful for your perseverance and courage and resilience you have been showing off since day1. 17 TODAY!!!!! #mycupoverflows#momofmultiplies#multipliedjoy ☀️❤️☀️❤️
9 12714 May, 2019
Which origin you want to try today For your filter coffee?
Happy M O N D A Y dear Friends!! It has been a while since I have said THANK YOU to all of my sweet friends who have been on this journey since the beginning, and say “Hello” 👋🏻 to all of my new friends!!
I thought I would tell you a bit about myself.. I am Mary Ann, born and raised in Michigan. I was am a registered nurse and worked in Labor and Delivery for 10 years. I “retired” from nursing and opened a home decor store for 10 years. Which started my love of decorating and styling. .
Grace In This Space was started in April of 2017. With the hope of spreading love and inspiring others. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with a major inner ear problem called Labyrinthitis. It is a viral infection that attacks and damages the inner ear causing extreme dizziness, equilibrium issues, and vision problems. I had to fight daily for years to regain my life. .
The name Grace In This Space comes from my love for Jesus. I am saved by grace, I am forgiven by grace, I am sustained by grace, I am healed by grace and I am transformed by grace. .
For those of you going through difficult times, I can honestly say during my illness many days I was filled with no hope. My doctors told me I would never recover. But, with constant prayer and believing somehow God would provide. I slowly recovered... I am not 100%, I still have daily issues, but God always provides what I need each day. So keep praying, keep believing, and knowing that God is bigger than any problems we can face. .
I want to thank each of you for all your kind likes, comments and friendships that developed in this community. I am not able to work a “normal” job because of the equilibrium issues I battle daily. You all have been such incredible therapy for me!! So THANK YOU!! .
214 1,36015 April, 2019
Oh, just sittin' on my back porch. Crying. And physically unable to wipe the huge smile off my face. Baking in the insane heat and sunshine. While thanking God for allowing me the ability to run again. Even if for only a short time. I can't say I'll ever take summer running for granted again.
Week 2 of #myheartofthanksgiving is underway! God is our great Provider. Always meeting our needs in ways that we couldn't think of or imagine. Our cups overflow and we in turn can bless those He places in our lives. Later in the week, I'll do a flip through of my ring of thanks. It is full of glimpses of His creation and His most Holy Word🧡 It's never too late to join in. Head over to @pinkpaperpeppermints and/or @goosekeeperdesigns for more info!
26 1,57329 October, 2018
Our pastor likes to go through an entire book of the Bible from start to finish so we can see how each person and story connects (and I love this approach!). We can also see why God responds the way He does to His people and how more often than not, our life mirrors what we read in His word.
In Judges 10:1-16, we see the Israelites have completely abandoned God and turned to the gods of their neighbors. Once they are subdued by the very people whose gods they've adopted, they find themselves calling out to God for help. Yet, instead of open arms, the Israelites meet God's wrath. Too many times have they reached out for fire insurance only to bail on the true God shortly thereafter. It's when the people denounce the gods they adopted and truly turn from their wickedness, that God shows them mercy and rescues them again.
Our pastor closed today's sermon asking us to each ponder what kind of gods we've allowed in our own life. Is it money, technology, a person, our career, or something else? When will we denounce those gods, humble ourselves, and repent? I don't know about you but I've got some things to let go of. I'm so thankful God hasn't given up on us--on me. I pray we go into this week with sincere hearts. Hearts that desire a true relationship with God. It's what He wants, friends.