Ever since I've landed from amazing #puravida Costa Rica, life has been realllly hard. My old phone with all my vacation pictures vanished 😭😭 I am moving in with my father to help rehabilitate him... on top of the physical demands of packing my life up across town, the mental toll of caring for a 55 year old alcoholic, depressed, cachexic man who has permanently reduced his health, who I also love, it's really hard. I ran across this compliment box I got in a group therapy session years ago. I have been moving so fast. Wow. Exactly what I didn't know I needed to feel better. Time to slow down, stretch out & reflect on the good. Also received a beautiful prayer book yesterday. I'm going to post the prayer I flipped to: Seeing God in the Dark LORD, it seems that in the middle of the night all problems appear larger. At those times I am reminded You never sleep, and I can come to You and cling to Your presence. I pray that at those times You will give me the treasures of darkness, stored in secret places, as You have spoken in Your word. I pray You will fill my darkness with Your light and give me rest. Give me the revelation I need for the situation I face. Amen. How powerful. God is good all the time. I've conquered so much. Hopefully I help my dad regain quality of life. Maybe I will help grant him some peace for the next life. I know I'm doing the right thing by moving in with him, but it's just really hard right now. #leadbyfaith #selfcare #realshit #clingtoJesus #complimentbox #complimenyourself #selflove #karmichealing #pray #breathein #breathout #yogini #spiritualgangster #wholesomecontent #wjolesomememes #meme #strongerthanyouknow #resilient #inhalegoodshit #exhalebullshit #yogatherapy #takeittomymat #bethelight #werisebyliftingothers #justbreathe #namaste
—Gracefully Broken— Alone. Torn. Shattered. Scared. Doubtful. Fearful. Anxious. Worried. & Broken. All emotions of which we tend to be frequently acquainted with. There once was a time when I knew about God, but I didn’t know God. Growing up in a Christian household I was always familiar with the idea of God, heaven, angels, Jesus and right from wrong. My family made it a priority that I come to know and love Jesus. But in reality, that is one thing that I had to do on my own. As a young girl, I was always faithful and hopeful that the stories being told were true. Deep within my heart I believed that God was real, but I wanted to wait to make a public commitment. As the years went by, hardships aroused and I found myself clinging to Jesus more than ever before. I was six years old when we got the phone call, “Come to your Nanny’s house now. Something has happened to your Granny.” My mother’s Mom had been murdered. As a six year old, I was confused..anxious..worried and distraught. I lost my best friend that I spent every weekend with. What hurt me the most was seeing what my Mom had to go through. Seeing her broken and doubtful was a rare sight. Little did we know, this was only the beginning of a series of affliction. Three years following the death of my Granny, we get another phone call. “Come to the hospital, you’re grandpa has had a very bad seizure.” My family and I rush to the hospital in our pajamas on a cold, snowy, winter day. My entire family was there frightened by the sound of death knocking at our door. My Pa Smitty, the man who revealed to me the power of prayer, had left the earth. My grandpa would visit my house daily, praying with my family and I each morning before I went to school. I would see him everyday before and after school, I began to question, “God why would you take such a loving man?” Three years later, my Grandpa, “Pa Robertson” moved in with my family for a few weeks. I had always been close to him. He had a smile that could ignite any room and a laugh to match. He was compassionate, caring and loving. He went to the doctor for a check up, we get a call, “Hey we are sending your grandpa to the hospital. [more in comments]
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Good morning fellow brothers and sisters. What does your Saturday look like? Well my husband and I had the privilege to have our two youngest granddaughters come and spend the night. We had such a wonderful day. After picking them up, we went and visited my mother-in-law & my parents came over to visit us. I love today’s devotion. Setting our hearts on things means striving to put heaven’s priorities into daily practice. I know when I set my mind on the things above means I am concentrating on the eternal rather than the temporal. Dear Lord, thank you for giving me another day to look up and try to be a blessing to my family, friends, and others..... Amen 🙏🏼
New Episode Available Now! This week is a bit different... and a bit raw to be honest. Josh and Marty both get real and share some of their story. They talk about a time they both considered walking away from ministry, and seek to offer hope to others who may be going through something similar. They encourage everybody to cling to Jesus! And yes... they might get a bit preachy... #sorrynotsorry
(I changed the colors a lot.) “Journey Through Suffering” My twenties had some pretty dark years. However, I’ve never felt more resilient as a person. This painting goes out to the homies dealing with physical or mental suffering...Just know, no matter how dark it may get there will always be a light to guide you. You may feel lost in the middle of the sea but cling to that light and I know you will keep afloat. You are going to be okay. ♥️ #mixedmedia #abstractart #lighthouse #lighthousepainting #seapainting #boat #colorfulpainting #acrylicpainting #modelingpaste #texturedart #lymekiller #physicalillness #mentalhealth #clingtojesus
It’s in all of us; the desire to cling to comfort and peace. For a toddler that source is definitely mama, for me it’s Jesus, because when I wasn’t able to hug my Mom’s legs anymore, everything else failed me but Christ. Isaiah 51:12... . . . . . . . . #memphisfamilysession #memphisfamilyphotographer #memphisfamilyphotography #lifestylephotography #lifestylephotographer #lookslikefilm #momtogs #clingtojesus #toddler #girlmom #agricentersunflowers #sunflowerfieldsphotography #fieldsphotography #mama #capturethemoment #itsthesmallthingsinlife #familyphotography #familyphotoshoot #familyphotography
My bible is my strength, my rock and nothing could ever replace it. . So thankful to have a @hosannarevival bible❤️ Her eye for detail and beautiful design is unmatched. I love being able to journal along inside of my bible! . Do you have a bible that you dive into daily?? #holisticandlovely #hosanna100k #clingtojesus #theword #biblejournaling #scripture
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Job did not hide his overwhelming grief, when he lost his possessions and family. He had not lost his faith in God; instead, his emotions showed that he was human and that he loved his family. God created our emotions, and it is not sinful or inappropriate to express them as Job did. When I experienced a deep loss and disappointment in April of this year, I cried, I was angry and felt embarrassment. God is sovereign and authority over everything. I learned to lean on Jesus through this stage in my life. Happy Sunday!!!!!!
It is vital—a matter of life and death—to understand Satan’s strategies and, specifically, the ways he will tempt us to sin. Scripture gives us crucial intel of our enemy’s strategies and the content of his arsenal. Be on guard against these "17 Custom-Made Temptations Crafted Just for You" Link in Profile). @derekbrown24 📷: @nate_dumlao
We fall victim to our self-worth of what others believe. I know I have fallen many times to the images in magazines, social media, and in the mirror. I am in the process of taking back what I believe God has put before me. He doesn’t make mistakes so why do I listen to the doubt? My time is now to start seeing me as God sees me. Have a great day.
Just a little tease. . . The giveaway is not here 😋 . The giveaway is part of the discussion group with my book launch team. I'm blown away with the discussion and encouragement in the group! . "The Restful Homeschool Resolution: 21 Days to Transform your Homeschool" will be available in three weeks! . Today's the last day to join the launch team and preview the book. Let me know if you want an invitation to join us! . #restinthetrench #restfulhomeschool #restfulhomeschoolmommas #therestfulhomeschoolresolution #clingtoJesus #homeschoolprayerchallenge #homeschoolprayers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolencouragement
When fears come — and they will come, even today — you know where to turn. You know the voice you need to hear, the voice that instills a peace that surpasses all understanding. And He says to you, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). And because you are in Him, and He lives in you, through faith, you have overcome the world (1 John 5:4–5). You can say with David, “I shall not be afraid.” ° #truth #desiringgod #psalm #fearnot #fear #anxiety #stress #trials #enemy #faith #tired #godhelpme #weary #worry #clingtojesus #godisfaithful #getintheword #study #holyspirit #trustgod #heneverleavesme #mysavior #comforter #mydefender #godsgotyou #signofthetimes
When my mind is preoccupied, turning and filling up with doubt, I need to turn to the arms of Jesus. So why do I fail to do this on occasion? I just want to throw my arms up and say I’m done! Then I hear the voice of Jesus saying my words are your path and I am your light. Just remember the moment you want to quit, DON’T because that may be the moment a miracle will come.
Happy Monday, sweet friends! 🤗❤️ ✨ Welcome to my office! Well, it’s my office on wedding days. ☺️ We got these doors in Round Top, TX from a man from Denmark. The story is they’re 1800’s French colonial doors which came from a building in Egypt. Oh, the stories these doors could tell! 🥰 ✨ Jeff and the boys built this “chapel” wall for the doors and this sits on top of the hill at our ceremony site. Many beautiful brides have walked through these doors to begin a new journey. ✨ To me, these doors are like a gateway to the greatest adventure one could ever take. That’s what marriage is...a great and wild adventure. Filled with twists & turns, ups and downs, deep joy & sometimes sorrow. We never know where the journey will take us when we walk through those doors. But one thing is for certain...if you’re walking with the Lord, He will help you along the way! ✨ Tomorrow is our anniversary. These doors were not here when Jeff & I got married underneath the Blessed Oak Tree but I still passed through this “gateway” to begin that amazing and wild adventure called marriage! It has not always been easy but we’ve clung to Jesus and each other and the place we’re in today is even better than the day we said I do! Our love story is still being written and so far, it’s the best one I’ve ever read! ❤️ ✨ Have an amazingly blessed day, friends!! 🙏🏻💗 ✨ #ceremonysite #antiquedoors #outdoorchapel #myoffice #weddingvenue #oklahomaweddingvenue #farmlife #countrywedding #farmwedding #istilldo #marryme #weddingvibes #ourlovestory #clingtojesus #foreverandever #blessedindeed #hammondpartyof10 #hammondhomestead
•THREE YEARS• • • Exactly three years ago today, on August 3, 2016, I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. CF was the answer we had been waiting for for 20 years. The answer to my never ending, always increasing health issues that plagued me since birth. It was not the answer any of us were expecting...nor wanted. The past three years have been...hard. I’ve cried, I’ve had dreams crushed, I’ve been cut open. I’ve lost pieces of my heart and the ability to do things that made me “me” that will probably never return in this lifetime. I’ve been angry, I’ve been defeated, I’ve been alarmingly close to death. The past three years have been...a lot. They’ve held more tragedy and tribulation than a lifetime should contain, much less 1,095 days. Today has been a mashup of emotions...and I can’t help but cry at the pieces of me that are broken and crushed over the picture I had of my life that never will be. But I also can’t help but look back to my old life and be not bitter or sad, but grateful. The past three years since I found out I had CF have been awful in the physical sense. But they’ve also been magnanimously blessed: full of growth, redemption, grace, and gain—in the midst of so much loss. The past three years are 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 put into reality, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Three years. 1,095 days. A million emotions. Too many tears and tests (literal and figurative) to count. Yet I am grateful. I am at peace. I am continuing to fix my eyes on what is unseen...and cling to the peace I have gained amid the loss over these three years. Because that, my friends, that’s what’s eternal. CF won’t last into eternity...but the lessons it’s taught me and growth it’s brought me...the way it’s forced me to the end of myself and into the arms of The Father...that will. That definitely will. #annasorganiclife
I don’t have a ton of ‘friends’, but I do have the best ones.. ill always choose quality > quantity! Thank you Jesus for placing these beauties in my life. The ones who point me to You no matter the circumstance, whom encourage me, love me and spur me on!! There are friends.. and there is family, and then.. the friends that become family. . † . . . #friendsthatarefamily #qualityoverquantity #framily #smallgroup #love #photooftheday #jesusculture #speakthegood #shereadstruth #festivaloutfit #festival #ootd #ootdfashion #darlings #friends #truth #lifelessons #transparency #bereal #doyou #clingtojesus #saviour #littlemountain #countryliving #godscountry #countrylife
It's time. . .My first book will be published at the end of August! I'm seeking a team of homeschool moms to preview the book then help promote it. . Do you want to cultivate a restful homeschool and help others do the same? Copy the link in comments for details. . #restinthetrench #restfulhomeschool #restfulhomeschoolmommas #clingtoJesus #homeschoolprayerchallenge #homeschoolprayers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolencouragement
IF I COULD ONLY. . . Create the perfect lesson plan. . . Craft the ideal schedule. . . Choose the right curriculum. . . . Then, we could have a restful homeschool. . Have you ever heard that conversation in your mind? . When it comes to homeschooling, there IS a path of peace. But it's not found in doing everything right. How can you find this path? Link to blog post is in comments. . #restinthetrench #restfulhomeschool #therestfulhomeschoolresolution #restfulhomeschoolmommas #clingtoJesus #homeschoolprayerchallenge #homeschoolprayers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamily #homeschoolencouragement
Happy Thursday, what friend would you rather walk with? For me i would want Jesus to hold my hand. In all truthfulness I know he has actually carried me through some of my darkness. But honestly, I’d rather have someone who has the same mind set as me. Laughter, joy, strength in knowing that I will be successful and have the strength to succeed. It has taken me a long ways to get this mindset and I still have more to room grow. I want a cheerleader 📣 to tell me I can do it. Funny thing is I have always had but didn’t always listen to him. Now I am!!!! Today I have decided to take on a rest day because I stayed up later than I normally do. Sometimes on Wednesdays I just want to skip prayer meetings to get more sleep 😴 but I am usually glad I didn’t because I get such a charge from it. 🙌🏼 Can I challenge you to share what fuels your day? Who do you prefer to walk with? Who encourages you do be your best?
Picked some beans tonight & my heart ached just a little for the past. I’m not convinced you ever completely ‘get over’ a person and a life that once held your heart. And, I am convinced, that is okay. I am convinced that it’s okay to be reminded, it’s okay to miss what once was, and it’s okay to move forward and on despite holding a piece of the past. #beans #fromthegarden #truth #vulnerability #beauthentic #thisheart #thisbraveheart #truestory #produce #vegetablegarden #harvest #blessed #grateful #godisgood #memories #holdingtight #clingtojesus #thingsthatremindusofthepast #piecesofme #stories #garden #gardening #summernights #summer
Yes, it's almost ready! My first book will be available in early September! . Want to join my launch team? We'll have an online discussion group in August prior to publication. . Sign-up coming in the next day or two to join the team! . #restfulhomeschool #restinthetrench #therestfulhomeschoolresolution #restfulhomeschoolmommas #homeschoolprayerchallenge #homeschoolprayers #homeschoolmom #homeschoolencouragement #clingtoJesus
Friends, keep clinging to Jesus and pressing on! There is a day coming when every wrong will be made right. . . #jesus #encounteringgod #holyspirit #clingtojesus #redemption #salvation #eternity #heaven #igbok #positivity #church #gracechapel #gracechapelfranklin #franklintn #nashville
Knit together. Heartbound. . . #gladness #delight #fragranceofchrist #divineunion #divinelove #john15 #abiding #delighting #beloved #dearlyloved #bridegroom #brideofchrist #jesus #unionwithchrist #childoflight #held #inlight #inlove #thechurch #graftedintothevine #poem #poetry #poetrycommunity #christianpoetry #clingtogod #clingtotruth #john644 #clingtojesus #clingtochrist
“I love your rosary window clings and gave a set away as a gift to a friend looking to deepen her faith!” As these rosary clings continue to roll out, we love hearing your stories about how they have impacted the recipients. Please share your stories with us! #clingtojesus #praytherosary #catholicgifts
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