What does your relationship with Jesus look like? Is it deep? Intimate and real? Is it just beginning? Have you always known Him? Is your relationship with Jesus fiery and passionate or maybe becoming routine and dry? Is it childlike and full of awe and wonder?? Have you gotten tired or distracted? ⠀
Wherever you’re at....keep your precious eyes on Jesus. Don’t lose sight of all He’s done for you, the promises He’s made to you or the plans He’s revealed for your life. Keep going and know, confidently, that He is FULL of grace and mercy. He’s faithful- even when we’re not. ⠀
He just LOVES you and He wants to spend time with you, talk to you, walk with you, help you to face the parts of your heart that you don’t want to face or even acknowledge...He wants to bring healing, restoration and freedom. He wants to give you a new song, refresh you, reveal His heart to you and if you’ve lost it— He wants to reignite that passion you had when you first met Jesus. ⠀
Run to Him. Cry out. Lay your life down at His feet. Get still in His presence...whatever you have to do, just draw close to Him. He just wants to be close to you. ♥️
Book 46 out of 52. The Qi book of the dead by john Lloyd & John Mitchinson.
Reading the back it says "Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked woman, of being buried alive and of sailing"...
1 914 November, 2019
Just a reminder to all to be your own cheerleader 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
We all can be super critical and hard on ourselves, so here is a reminder to balance it with being your best cheerleader also. Today I stepped well outside my comfortzone and I survived and really enjoyed it! Guys its super important step back from things to appreciate your wins and actually be proud of them! No matter what it is in life 😊😊
So here’s another smilie one of me doing just that🤷🏻♀️🙈
For more context check out the story - quite the ramble!! 🙈 #allsmiles#winning#steppingoutofmycomfortzone
The day my daughter came home asking about alcoholism was the day I knew the way I talked about wine had to change. I could tell what was circling her brain… and it was a massive wake up call for me. .
You see, I love a good glass of wine. For 15 years Brad & I have been going to wine tastings, sampling new wines to sell at our store, pairing wines for cooking classes & enjoying them with our meals at home. We love wine like foodies. But I also love the social aspect of it. I like the mood of it, the no rush conversations, and if I’m being transparent, I also like the way it can take the edge off a social situation or a hard day. But that’s where it can get tricky… and where I had to clarify a few things.
It had started 5 or so years ago… with rosé. There was a shift in our culture where wine went from being a foodie hobby to a trendy norm, woman became obsessed with rosé and I got wrapped up in it. The memes were blowing up… mommy’s sippy cup, this could be coffee or wine, and on and on. I bought a shirt that said “Rosé all day.” It was all funny, but I had this unsettled feeling too. So when my daughter came home asking about alcoholism, it all clicked… She was hearing the jokes, but she wasn’t hearing the truth… And neither was I. The “mommy needs wine” dialect was everywhere. It was just as popular in the women’s bible studies as the PTA… and I was as guilty as anyone. But the line had become a little too blurred between joke and truth, and I needed to catch myself. I needed to pause the jokes for a minute and make sure my daughter heard the truth from me. The truth that I don’t need a big glass of wine to survive mommyhood. What I need is a big Jesus so I can thrive in it. He’s my rest after a hard day, my patience for the struggles, my comfort for the heartbreaks, my escape when I’m weary, my assurance when I’m anxious and his presence is the sweetest reward. Wine is good, but Jesus is infinitely better. .
If this encouraged you, please share and tag friends. Maybe just for today we change the conversation with a new meme: Jesus is Bigger Than my Glass of Wine. #JesusIsBiggerBoard
324 1,95428 October, 2019
Hey alcohol- for my entire adult life, you made me believe I needed you. Needed you to be liked and accepted. That without you I wasn't funny, pretty, or sexy. That I couldn't handle life's struggles or disappointments without your liquid courage. You made me weak even though you promised to make me strong. Well here I am, over 4 years sober, proving I don't need you. I'm sexy, pretty and funny without you. I am tough...I can handle anything life throws at me without you. I know you were my best friend, but you have NO place in my life anymore and never will again. - buh bye! 👋🏼
You don't have to wait until 2020 to make a fresh start! If you are struggling with the chains of substance abuse, don't be ashamed...instead be hopeful and empowered knowing freedom is possible! The sober community on IG is strong...you are not alone! I didn't have a drinking problem until I did...
392 2,52810 November, 2019
“You will bloom if you take the time to water yourself” 🌿 I’ve been realizing as much as I want to go fast, this is a season of slowness for me. I’ve been frustrated by my limits but I’m focused on what I CAN do & realizing this will probably be the last season for a while I get to be a little selfish and work on myself like this. Trying to soak up these days of journaling, reading, being present with people, serving others, making goals, & napping whenever I get the chance 🙈 it’s a good life.. I just need to remind myself that sometimes ✌🏽✨