As I try to start over and let my creative juices flow... I would also love to share more of what I love, of what I think and of what I do or can do. We all develop our own creative style and though it may change over time, I think all artists (in whatever field) inspire each other yet we still have that “uniqueness”. Took a while for me to find comfort in something “new” to me, but it’s never too late I guess. I do find comfort in expressing myself in words and art, hope I get to inspire and in a way help others as I continue to share my journey.
When you wake up with a renewed sense of purpose!!! Sometimes it's easy to fall into a place of conformity and not know how or when you got there. It's always good to have that person in your life that doesn't mind telling you the hard truth (the truth hurts like hell but is very necessary) and giving you so much to think about. It's then you realize you don't even recognize yourself its then you fall on your face harder than ever before and pray for direction and clarity... I'm excited for what's to come. #restored#bestillandknowIamGOD#growth#innerpeace#anewday#peace#journeywithGOD
Psalm 121:1-3 Look to the heavens for your guidance. He who took great care and attention to create the heavens and the earth cares even more about you and your relationship with Him. •
Psaume 121: 1-3 Regardez vers les cieux pour vous guider. Celui qui a pris grand soin de créer les cieux et la terre se soucie encore plus de vous et de votre relation avec lui. #ywambridgesoflife#jempontsdevie#ywam
“The critical issue on the journey with God is not “Am I happy?” but “Am I free?” - Peter Scazzero⠀
Grateful for my view during my morning run. Seriously grateful!!! I am living my dreams, dreams that I thought belonged to other people. Dreams I didn’t think I deserved.
Almost 9 years ago, I thought I would have to give up my beloved mare that was gifted to me from one of the people I admire most. I couldn’t see any other way to make it work, I was within hours of making the dreaded phone call that I would have to give her back. As a single Mom with little income, I just couldn’t afford it. Then when I couldn’t see any other way, God did. He put the most amazing people in my path that opened doors I couldn’t have dreamed of.
There are so many times that he has answered prayers when I couldn’t see another way. I have been stubborn in asking and many times I only asked for blessings when I was desperate. My journey has taught me and I am still learning every day to trust in his plan and be grateful for EVERY blessing, even the unanswered prayers. Now I don’t wait til I’m desperate, I am intentional about seeking his guidance every day.
Seeing my horses ( and 1 friends horse) in the field behind our home reminded me that I have so much to be grateful for. Even though my mare is no longer with us, I was able to fulfill my promise to her that she would live out her days with me and she did ❤️. I hope this reaches someone who may not see a way out of their situation, and that they may find comfort that even if they can’t figure out the next step, God can.
You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever. - Nicole Louise Divino
Cheesy it may seem but when love strikes your heart, this line is going to make you smile or giggle. Every single man or woman who has that desire of getting married will surely wants a love that lasts forever. A love that will outgrow whatever comes, a family created out of love, a love that is centered in Christ.
To every single man or woman who has that desire, we are altogether praying and hoping that one day, the Promise is fulfilled by our Faithful God, as His vision revealed is yet to come at an appointed time. It may seem slow, but wait for it. It will certainly take place and will never be delayed.
Pray. Hope. Like it will happen. There is so much in store for you and me...so just wait for God’s love story in you...in me...is unfolding. 🙏
Have a blissful life ahead!
About the 📸: July 2019. Second time in UK in a row, in the same month, I simply celebrated my birthday on this park after going to Buckingham Palace in two-year row. It was over a cup of coffee (forever favorite drink 😄) and sat down on what I call a “Notting Hill movie” bench. While heading to the bench, saw this couple holding hands and captured it as a memory that in this park, I laid down one of my greatest desires to God. The rest of our talk was history. 😉 It was a memorable and extravagant way of celebrating my birthday. 🥰
I know it sounds so cliche, but sometimes we DO need to STOP "and smell the roses". Take a step back, breathe, look at our lives and ask ourselves what am I busy with and does it make ME happy?
There is so much peer pressure out there- we often loose ourselves trying to be who others want us to be, or simply trying to be like someone else we know or follow on social media.
God created you to his image. You are unique, special, precious. You matter to Him. Know that. Embrace that. Then start YOUR journey (again). May it be an adventure!
It feels surreal to be working in my new studio today after our first night in the house. It’s been a long 5 and a half weeks and we’re no where near done (no kitchen, no flooring downstairs, pipes hanging, no hot water, boxes everywhere) BUT this is such a special moment, I hope I remember it forever. This is the start of a new season and I am so ready! God, I am so excited to see what you have in store for us next.
J’étais fort, Mais en un instant j’ai été brisé
J’étais fidèle, Mais imprévisible par moments
J’ai tenté de tout porter, Mais tout s’est effondré
Touchant le sommet et le fond de la vallée
J’ai résisté et j’ai lutté avant de m’abandonner M’égarant et me retrouvant à genoux Gaspillant tant de bontés, Jusqu’à en être vaincu, Mais chaque fois que je reviens Dieu, Tu es là
Tu m’as vu
Avant que je naisse M’acceptant
Par Ta vie offerte
Pour toutes mes fautes Tu montres Ta grâce Et tout ça me dépasse
Et je sais que je ne mérite pas ce genre d’amour Pourtant Tu ne sais pas aimer autrement
Pour que Ta gloire veuille de ma louange Mais si elle Te réjouit
Seigneur je Te la donne
Tu es fidèle et Tu es sans faille
Et je suis sans voix
Car Tu n’as besoin de rien au monde Mais Tu désires mon cœur.
As you find me - Hillsong United —
Parfois la vie nous amène sans voix, tout est confus, tout est sombre et en même temps on peut pleurer de joie. Cette chanson reflète tellement notre humanité, MON humanité : j’aimerais être quelque part où je ne suis pas, j’aimerais être une meilleure personne alors que je me sens comme la pire personne sur terre, j’aimerais tout tenir alors que tout s’écroule devant moi, j’aimerais tout contrôler alors que tout ce que je crois tenir glisse entre mes mains.
Et pourtant au milieu de toutes ces incompréhensions Dieu m’aime et c’est le plus fou.
On peut facilement penser que sur Instagram tout est plus beau mais la réalité c’est que chacun se bat avec ses propres contradictions & je sais que Dieu est au milieu de nos pires batailles. .
I saw this and felt convicted!! Those that have been following me for a while may have noticed I’ve slowed down with posting. I’ve been adding more to my schedule and slipping in making time for God. God is the only reason I even have more on my plate. I must give Him His time first!! God definitely has a sense of humor when using certain things or people to get our attention. We see all kinds of spiritual posts to motivate and inspire us but this one brought revelation to me. The most important thing is my relationship with God. Prior to even seeing this post, I had such an experience with Him in His presence. So many things the Holy Spirit brought to my attention. God should always be first in everything we do. Hear it from me, when He’s not there, there’s no balance, no peace, no clear understanding. It’s like you’re just doing stuff! I started this page to be as transparent as I can be. I’m not perfect, there’s day I don’t feel like praying, I’ve missed church but I love God, I love Jesus. The great thing about all our mishaps, backslides, God is still there with open arms welcoming us back!! There’s no greater relationship than the one with our Father!! He’s all knowing. He already knows before we do. (Literally) So if you’ve been like me in your walk, don’t be discouraged, forgive yourself and move forward!! God has forgiven us, He loves us and is glad to see we’re back!! Before you do anything start with God!! HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAVE A BLESSED DAY. ♥️😊
Have you ever experienced an amazing encounter in your journey with God, only to enter a difficult season of despair soon after? Don't get discouraged if and when those seasons come. We are human and God understands.⠀
This is tough, because God’s will is not always easy to discover, not to mention finding the strength to follow it. What’s pretty incredible is that by taking small steps of obedience, one by one, we can look back and see the path that God has carved out with His finger. We just have to be willing to take steps of obedience today, in this moment. He will take care of the rest.
There’s something I haven’t talked about here because I was waiting to be on the other side of it first. I wanted to share how God had healed me, but instead I am sharing what God is showing me.
In October, I herniated a disk in my back that has caused me pain ever since. Varying degrees of pain depending on whether I’ve gotten a cortisone shot, taken pain medication, or am on a steroid pack. But the fact remains that things I love to do - run, lift weights, even play tag with my kids - I can not do, because I was told doing so could make my situation worse and require me to have spinal surgery.
So, I diligently followed my doctor’s orders to rest, attend PT, and refrain from strenuous activity. Today, nearly a year later, I received the news that my disk hasn’t healed. I was devastated. But today, I also woke up to this rainbow, a symbol of God’s promises, and I am reminded that He never promised to take the pain away - He promised to give us the strength to endure it (and He has 🙌). He never promised to heal our frail bodies, eliminate anxiety, or grant us full spiritual maturity this side of heaven, but He does promise to walk with us on our journey toward wholeness. To use our challenges to grow us and to shape us to become more like His Son.
If you’re going through a tough time, if the news wasn’t quite what you expected, or if the pain is lingering longer than you anticipated, may you also hold tight to God’s promises. May you trust that He is good and that His plan - while often not understood - is perfect. He, above all, knows what it’s like to feel pain and He invites us to use it to draw closer to Him ✝️
I pray that we will fall into God’s arms and bring our hurts to the Healer 🙏🏻 That when we feel knocked down or weak, no matter how small the situation, we will look up and lean on Christ for strength. Let us hold tight to His promises and stand firm in our faith, believing that “the God of all grace, who called us to his eternal glory in Christ, after we have suffered a little while, will himself restore us” (1 Peter 5:10) ❤️ What promises of God are you holding on to?
❓Why start this journey❓
ILL TELL YOU WHY
One day I woke up and I stopped feeling beautiful. I was disgusted by what stared back at me in the mirror. I avoided the mirror at all costs. And I stopped taking photos of myself. ESPECIALLY FULL BODY ONES. When I went out with friends, I was the dpt; The designated photo taker. I became embarrassed of how much I let myself go. Especially after I had lost weight in 2016 and looked the best I ever had my entire life. I decided I wanted to feel confident again. I wanted to feel beautiful no matter what I wore, in any form of picture I took, in any type of mirror.
My knees began hurting everyday due to the fact that my body was carrying too much weight. Having a constant reminder everyday that I was unhealthy was just saddening. I was tired of the pain and it as a reminder to me that if I don’t take care of myself this is going to be the least of my worries for the future! Health is so important. How we treat our bodies now determines how our bodies treat us in the future and I intend to live a long, happy, healthy life so it’s time to start taking action.
As I’ve shared, mental health is a huge part of my life. Exercise is a great way to improve or help depression and many other mental illnesses. It releases endorphins also known as the “feel good hormone”. By working out everyday I am feeding my mind with positivity.
I get to do what I am most passionate about in this world and connect with others and be there for them unconditionally and love on them with all I got. I get to help them create a life of freedom and happiness, to feel confident and sexy in there own skin, to ditch the diets and start a lifestyle, to choose from a ton of different workout programs to best fit their needs and preferences, to get the support they may not have in their life, to feel comfortable being their authentic self, and so much more.
Does any of this relate to you? Are you tired of where you are and want to start fresh and never look back?
If so drop a ‘💪🏻’ in comments or my inbox!!!
I have a new bootcamp starting 8/19 and I would love to help 15 kickass people looking to change and live their best lives.
Voilà la mentalité de plusieurs : C'est IMPOSSIBLE, Je ne suis pas capable!
Le renouvellement des pensées c'est aussi de ne pas s'appuyer sur sa propre sagesse, intelligence et capacité.
Dieu nous donne la victoire en toutes choses mais cela commence par ta foi et ton état d'esprit. Lorsque tu sais que tu vis une vie victorieuse, tu n'attends pas la bénédiction mais tu agis comme si elle était déjà là. Tu es dans la paix sachant que rien est impossible à Dieu, car c'est ton héritage!
Aux hommes cela est impossible, mais à Dieu tout est possible.
Au passage des marchands madianites, ils tirèrent et firent remonter Joseph hors de la citerne; et ils le vendirent pour vingt sicles d’argent aux Ismaélites, qui l’emmenèrent en Égypte.
Ce qui semble être la fin de la vie de Joseph est en réalité le commencement de sa destiné.
La réalisation de la promesse de Dieu ne se fait pas nécessairement dans de bonnes conditions, ça ne veut pas dire que lorsque tout va mal que Dieu n'est pas avec toi. Au contraire, c'est une opportunité idéale pour Dieu de montrer qui Il est.
Il faut changer notre perception des problèmes. Dieu cherche notre foi , car il est facile de servir Dieu quand tout va bien. Mais quelle sera ton attitude lors dune situation difficile, Dieu trouvera-t-il la foi en toi ?