Coffee is my liquid grace ☕️✨ Does anyone else get a case of the Monday’s? Let’s petition for less Monday’s and more Sunday’s 🙌🏼🙏🏼 God Bless,
A, E, and M ♥️
2 131 hours ago
Dedicate time each week to doing something with your housemates, friends or family with NO electronics or phones! 📵This could be as simple as taking a walk around the neighborhood together or grabbing a bite to eat. Watch how your relationships (and social skills!) grow when you give someone your full attention! 💕 #motivationalmonday
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Declaring it into existence ✝️✨
3 373 hours ago
Yes, you 💛
2 363 hours ago
Good morning 🌻
3 293 hours ago
🌟Choose JOY 🌟
Choose to capture every thought and make it obedient to Christ. (2 Cor 10:5). .
Your mind and your brain are two separate entities. (Let me go nerdy teacher for a minute here. Watch out because I might step on your metaphorical toes!)👩🏻🏫
We choose our mindset. We choose our thought patterns. I didn’t even realize how much my thoughts had determined how I viewed my life and my circumstances until recently.🤷🏻♀️
I’ve been reading a LOT on this ( #nerdygirl here). I want to tell you, Sister, IF you want to change your life, you begin with transforming your mind (Romans 12:2)🙌🏼
Today, dear friend, Choose JOY. Choose gratitude. Choose to see and know His blessings.🌟💛🌟
Drop me 💛 below if you’re willing to work on this one today! (Not sure how to start? Drop me a DM & let’s chat!)
5 343 hours ago
So today marks the first step of me sharing my journey through faith with you guys. 🎉
I decided to tell you guys how my walk with God first began and the things that helped me to get started and debunk some misconceptions that I had about God. If you are in a place where you are curious about Him but you have no idea where to begin or even if it’s something you would want to explore. Take a few minutes and read how I took my first steps of exploration ❤️👆🏻
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🙌🏽 I love this so much!!
2 295 hours ago
Today, put on a cute tee, send an encouraging text, focus on the good, don’t gossip, bless somebody and keep being the light. It looks so good on you.
[Choose Joy Tee in the shop]
3 508 hours ago
Happy Sunday ☀️
1 11013 hours ago
Hi 👋🏻! It’s been a while! Took a much needed social media break over the weekend and enjoyed friendship and community with some amazing women from my church. Got to breathe some crisp-er mountain air and really just be still.
That was actually the theme of the weekend. Which, for me, was such a great reminder.
You see, you are not always better off by doing more all the time, even though that may be how it feels. Rest and stillness are just as important as doing work and being active.
So I want to encourage you this week to find a way to be at rest, even when your day feels crazy, even if you have a million and one things to do...find that stillness, whatever that looks like for you.
For me, I’m aiming to wake up a little earlier to move my body and spend time in prayer and devotion because I know I feel most at peace when I have that time first thing to work my mind and my body. But what’s going to help YOU personally to be still? What’s it gonna be for you??
Also, made this soup after getting back home and it was the bomb dot com! Recipe for Thai coconut soup from @cottercrunch and sooo hit the spot!
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A lot of objections I’ve gotten lately when it comes to joining one of my accountability groups has to do with cost ➡️I get it⬅️ I said “no” for MONTHS because I couldn’t justify spending money on myself.
🔺Warning: don’t read on if you’re easily offended by tough love🔺
Money, my friends, is an EXCUSE. And it’s an easy one to fall back on because NONE of us have “extra” money. But we can get the newest iPhone...we can run through Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks everyday...we can get new shoes...or a weekly mani/pedi. Look, I’m not trying to make you feel bad for those things—I’m certainly not your financial advisor 🤣 and after dropping down to part-time at work last year, I know how important it is to budget. BUT I’m using those things as an example because we ALL have some money we can move around. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 years ago, I came to the realization that I DID have the money to invest in my health, I was just wasting it on things that made me feel better in the moment (like new shoes) INSTEAD OF spending it on a long-term solution that would heal my tummy issues and provide some positive change from the inside out 🙌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, let’s be honest with ourselves and stop relying on excuses—what’s REALLY holding you back from investing in yourself? It can’t just be money. Fear of failure? Lack of belief in me? Or worse, lack of belief in yourself?? Let’s OVERCOME those mountains you’ve created in your mind and help you move TOWARDS a POSITIVE change in your life 💕 fill out the link in my bio or MESSAGE me and we can figure out your solution 🤗
✨Knock, knock. 🤔Who’s there? I am. I am who? You don’t know who you are?🤦🏼♀️🙄 #badjokes
1 7315 hours ago
No matter what yesterday was like, just leave it right there. L E A V E. I T. .
Oh I know that it’s easier said than done. I’ve been there. I’ve tried to ride out the victory. I wallowed in my sorrows. .
Sister, I’m telling you that yesterday is GONE. (There’s a song about that, right?) .
So, leave it. Right there. Tighten your boot straps and prepare yourself for the day at hand. .
Your future is NOT determined by your past. Trust me on this one. LEAVE IT.
1 2816 hours ago
Today is the day I prepare for the future.
Today is the day I love.
Today is the day I build.
Today is the day I proclaim grace & freedom.
Today is the day I give.
Today is the day I choose joy.
Today is the day I live like I’ve been called from the grave.
Today is the day.
1 2516 hours ago
Forget about starting tomorrow.
Today is the day you’re waiting for. ........
There will never be the right day, the right season, or the right moment if you’re waiting for your life to be perfect or slow down. .........
You can do more than you possibly imagine, beautiful girl. .........
1 2616 hours ago
I am in the process of being transformed.
In my relationships
In my work
💫This is a transformation I continue to strive for
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Parking lot selfie. Squinty eyes and full hearts. Love church with this sis of mine!! Happy Sunday, sisters! Big love, Britt❤️
4 48422 hours ago
There are people this morning who are at their lowest of lows. They are running from God. There are so many of us looking for identity. Your identity is found in Christ alone. If you are lost and you need someone to pray for you, contact us. Contemporary Grace is based on a non-judgemental foundation because WE HAVE BEEN THERE TOO. We are all hotmesses and sometimes we need someone else to pray for us too. If you need us to pray for you or with you, DM us or visit our website (link in bio) and visit the pray tab. We want to know you and we want you to know Jesus, the all knowing and the all loving. We want you to experience the free gift of grace and the free gift of healing.
(messaged inspired by the wonderful, amazing PL)
A, E, and M ♥️
Yesterday we spent the day walking around Hudson, NY. There are so many beautiful stores and so much rich history. We ended our night at the amazing @wmfarmerandsons catching up with old friends. Thank you Hudson, it was wonderful.
Unplug. Be present with the people around you. Create memories with your family. Rest. Happy Sunday.
About Last night at the WOS Women of substance Presents “The Meetup” .
We celebrated 4 years in the beauty industry, clarity , living intentional ,New business endeavors, Freedom to be Unapologetic You, Freedom from anxiety !
The transparency , support and encouragement in one room. wow! Every woman had a unique seed to sow into another woman 💗
That’s Sisterhood for you !
Special thank you to Toni Parks !
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Last Friday, I was alone and on the verge of tears as I felt fear crippling. Just when I thought fear had already won—God stepped in—I saw an officemate of mine and not just someone I know but a friend I could be comfortable with.
I was really frustated with myself for I should’ve controlled my fear, and not the other way around. Yet what happened that day attested to the faithfulness of God even in times of my unbelief.
Just like Peter when he got off the boat and took steps atop the waves. He had faith—he was looking onto Jesus. But then there came fear—his gaze shifted to the strong winds and raging waves. He began to sink and cried out to Jesus for help. Despite his doubts and little faith, Jesus immediately stretched his arm and saved him.
Jesus calls us out from the comfort of our “boats”, desiring to put our trust in Him. Even when doubts and fear arise, He’s patient with us and He’ll never give up on us for He loves us greatly, and the same God who saved Peter will come to rescue us. ❤️
-to the one who can’t stop wondering why
-to the one who is exhausted of never being chosen
-to the one who is sickened by the world’s warped expectations and the judgment received when they can’t meet them
-to the one who cries themselves to sleep at night
-to the one who is afraid to let the dams of their heart break open out of fear of feeling their emotions at such intensity
-to the one who the devil constantly taunts, seemingly never ceasing to shout lies like daggers
-to the one who thinks they aren’t worthy; that they will never be enough
-to the one who thinks they don’t matter and are easily forgotten
-to the one who weeps over years lost to loneliness, rejection, pain, and suffering
-to the one who despises the words lonely and unseen
-to the one who fears the days ahead, having only the slightest glimmer of hope that what they’ve endured for so long may finally end
God. Loves. You.
He. Has. Chosen. You.
He calls you beloved, worthy, priceless.
He gives you the identity of His child.
He can and will restore the years lost.
He is able to create beautiful abundance where there’s lack, transforming your pain into joy, filling every void til it overflows and then fill some more.
He is Truth and only tells you Truth, never once uttering a lie.
He does not abandon.
He. Has. Never. Forgotten. You.
He isn’t afraid or taken back by your pain and emotions; rather, He willingly embraces you and takes on all your burdens and sorrows.
His only expectation is that you come to Him, as you are, and obey Him so that you may be made holy.
You are free to share your heart with Him, for He will not scoff or mock or gossip or belittled or disregard.
He sees and hears you.
He weeps with you.
He will be in the silence with you.
He. Understands. Your. Aches.
Listen to the Father. Come to Christ. Be loved by Him. Be engulfed in His Spirit’s presence. Choose to be with Him and hear His voice. Fill your mind with His Truth. Let Him love you and heal you in only the ways that He can.
You. Matter. To. Him.
☔️Ever had a jam-packed Saturday turn into a lazy weekend day due to the rain?? ⠀
🌧All my outside plans canceled with the rain and honestly, Kentucky weather is crazy lately and I could not be happier!⠀
🍂My busy morning turned into a relaxing one full of reading, starting my new yoga 🧘🏼♀️ certifications, and even a nap 😴 - then working a while, a little yoga and cooking dinner.
🍁Ahhhh, what a cool change of plans and did I mention it’s like 65 degrees? That’s weather designed to make you sleep!😂🙌🏻😜 Hope you had a happy great Saturday finding a way to be grateful, no matter how your day turned out.
Grace is an amazing thing. It sets you free and will transform your heart. That person who cut you off, give them grace. That boss who you can’t stand, give them grace. That cashier with an attitude, give them grace. Jesus gives us more grace than we deserve EVERY SINGLE DAY. Everyone requires extra grace most days. Give grace as you want to receive it.
A, E, and M ♥️
🏖Summer you were fun and I miss you. Winter go easy on me.❄️
Apparently, the older I get, the less flexible I am 😬 My little sis @bjoy_cheadle would probably laugh at this and say it’s an understatement because she’s the more free-spirited one...but, I REALLY like to stick to the plan. I don’t even have to necessarily LIKE the plan—I just like knowing that there is one 🤣
About a week ago, we traded in an OBX vacation (aka my TOTAL comfort zone ☀️ 🏖) for a week of exploring Lancaster and camping in the Poconos. It was last minute, so there was VERY little planning, and I was SUPER anxious about how the munchkin would do sleeping in his pack-n-play...FYI...he knows how to climb out of it now 🤦🏼♀️
But despite all of that, it was absolute perfection. Pure family time with ZERO distractions from the outside world and ZERO pressure to stick to a schedule (but believe me, I still tried!!). Just what we needed to reconnect as a family ❤️❤️
Maybe you can’t go off the grid right now. But I’d like to challenge you to take yourself off the cyber grid for 24 hours. Turn off your notifications, and spend tomorrow focused on your people 💙 You won’t regret it 👌🏻
🍂 The first day of fall! 🍂
It doesn’t feel like Fall here in Florida, but you can find me in a sweater, watching football with my people and my fave Fall candles burning.
Here’s a sneak peek of my Fall Favorites from my new video! Stay tuned. ☺️
Let them talk. 🗣
And sister, they will. They will criticize, they will snicker, they will whisper some not so nice things behind your back. .
Can I give you some wisdom? ➕Let them talk. ➕You be you, bravely. ➕Show up for yourself. ➕Show your strength. ➕Show your courage. ➕Show your grit and determination. ➕Show yourself (and maybe the world if you want) that YOU inspire YOU. .
So, my sister, let them talk. Do NOT let the mockers hold you back from the vision you have for your life. .
🌟Courage inspires courage. Be you bravely.🌟
👉🏼If you knew you could be the best version of yourself, would you really let others hold you back? 🙅🏻♀️
I’m determined to finish this year stronger than I began. If you want to join me, I will cheer with you and for you each step of the way!🙌🏼
I have a community of fierce women who are ready to surround you & join you on this journey. Drop me your favorite emoji below & I’ll reach out to you with the details!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💛 Welcome Autumn 💛
I have been waiting for you since you left us last year. I'm so glad you finally came back!
Anyone else terrible at waiting?
When we know what we want it's often very difficult to stop and wait for it to come. I'm the type of person who orders something online and then immediately checks the tracking. I know it hasn't shipped yet...I just hit "purchase" 10 seconds ago...but I'm just making sure that it's going to be on it's way...that the company is doing what it's supposed to be doing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We live in a world of instant gratification. We want things to happen NOW. We can't wait 2-3 days for our package to arrive, or our appointment to be scheduled. We need it done when we want it done, because that's what we're accustomed to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I think this is what makes waiting on God's timing so difficult for us.
When He has promised us something, and now we just wait. No appointment date, no tracking code...just waiting in faith and trusting that He is going to do what He has promised.
And we know He will do it, because He is not a God of lies, or a God that leaves promises unfulfilled. He does what He says He will do, and we must do what we say we will do...what He has told us to do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As much as I kills me to say it -- there is no harm in waiting. Everything will happen in its time, because that's what God has planned.
And we know that His plans are never failing 🖤
So lets sit patiently, and enjoy the journey He has put us on. Lets not worry about the when and the how...but put our full faith and trust in God, the one who has already figured out the whens and hows before we were even created. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While you wait, don't forget to enjoy the little things - the changes in colors, the crunchy leaves, and sweater weather. 🍂
"Pay phones, relics of an almost-vanished landscape, always a touch of seediness and sadness, and a sense of transience, sweaty phones used by men outside maternity wards, feeding them fistfuls of change" -Brian D'Ambrosio
My husband and I passed by this payphone on the side of a highway a few years ago. It was beautiful and ugly all at the same time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wondered who had used it...for what reason. Was their car broken down? Did they need directions? Was there an emergency? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I pondered how things have changed so quickly in life. How items that were once astonishments in their prime...are now run down landmarks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I contemplated what items our future children will look at us in confusion and say, "what's that?!"
While the world quickly changes, I'm grateful that God stays the same. He does not waver with time, lose focus, or get tired. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
I don't know about you, but I find great comfort in knowing that. 🖤
Perfectionism.... one of my personal favorite pitfalls. We all want to be well thought of, but to be free, we need to be who Jesus made us to be. We will always fall short but when we fall short, that's when Jesus gets a chance to shine through us. I hate that I'm not perfect, but it's the times when I mess up that God gets to show up and turn what seems ugly into something good and beautiful. #absolutelyalexandria
Romans 8:28 (ESV)
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."
Reading and applying the Bible...on a road trip! We're reading through the book of James in my #warriorwomanchallenge⚔️ and doing around 10ish verses at a time. There is so much to learn in these short reading passage. Wow. Today was over James 2:14-26 on faith without works is dead. Zoom in on my pic to view my notes!
(Link in profile to register for our Warrior Woman Bible Reading Challenge!)
Who prayed this prayer before dinner when you were growing up?? 🙋♀️
Let that goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee. #comethoufount
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Small businesses thrive from their sales. Last night I had a dream Contemporary Grace had a store front, but it wasn’t just a normal store. Everyone was kind and loved Jesus. They embodied the words “Contemporary Grace” and had our mission at heart. So head over to our store (link in bio) and use our coupon code “GRACE25” for 25% off.
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If I can be transparent with y’all ... Once you go deeper in him he’ll show you in a form like never before .
NEW MERCH ALERT‼️ There are days where I KNOW I need extra grace from everyone around me. I sport this shirt everywhere because I am not ashamed of my shortcomings. Head over to our online store (link in bio) to snag this shirt before it sells out!
A, E, & M ♥️
2 322 days ago
Autumn leaves and the fall breeze with my little leaf crusher 🍁🍂
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CHECK IT OUT!! CHECK IT OUT!! The Contemporary Grace webpage has just gone LIVE. Check out the link in our bio to read-up on all things Contemporary Grace.
A, E, & M ♥️
I’ve been so down and lost in the storm. Now that I have my head above the water, I remember. He is always with me. The morning will come. Joy will be restored. This He has promised. He who promised is faithful. I put my hope in Your Word, O’God 💛
1 332:10 PM Sep 4, 2018
I really love this worship song from @elevationworship , and I truly enjoy listening to Christian contemporary music. But what I try to be conscious of is not acting as if listening to worship music is the same as worshipping. Having my Christian music in the background doesn’t make me a firm- follower, it just makes me a person who enjoys the lyrics, the melody, the beat.
Listening to worship music does not replace our quiet time with God, our scripture reading for the day, our nightly prayer. It’s something that has the potential to bring us closer in relationship with God. But it is not God.
4 18111:20 PM Sep 14, 2018
Call it what you will but when your mind starts to echo with different voices that call out your every mistake and failure, you need to shut those voices up! I'm most definitely not an expert as I excel at shooting myself down, but we need to realize that we're in a spiritual battle. If the enemy can't trip us up in the physical realm, he's going to do everything in his power to trip us up through our thoughts. More often than not we don't even realize the "you're so stupid" or "you're (insert insult here)" thoughts are from the enemy.... but they are. If you wouldn't say it to your best friend.. You don't need to say it to yourself! We are to build up those around us and we can't do that when we are so caught up in the trenches of tearing ourselves down. #absolutelyalexandria
Epehsians 4:29 (ESV)
"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."
1 504 days ago
You bring something only you can bring.
Your talents, yes. But more so your presence.
You are needed there because you carry a unique reflection of God.
You just do you.
No one can do you like you and it’s exactly right for this time,
3 1012 days ago
At the end of the day the only opinion that really matters is the opinion of your Creator. Everything else is just noise and distractions...⠀
Don’t allow others to distract you from the path you know you must take. ⠀
The Holy Spirit is our guide. However, if we are busy listening to what everyone has to say, we will drown the voice of God with the noise of others.⠀
The Bible says Jesus would often depart to lonely places to pray. In the midst of solitude as we pray and read His word, He whispers to our spirit. He makes the path we must take and the decisions we must make evident.