Great news to brighten your Monday! Green Pastures complete on this property and 4 more people are given a home with partner Growing Seed in Chatham. We just love what God is doing through partnership and collaboration.
To find out more about how Green Pastures can help your church or charity, go to greenpastures.net
Faith is rising up like ivy
Reaching for the light
Hope is stirring deep inside me
Making all things right
Love is lifting me from sorrow
Catching every tear
Dispelling every lie and torment
Crushing all my fears- @karijobe .
All Eyes On Christ.\\ Becoming holy is hard. We'd have to go through multiple changes and sacrifices before we reach that pinnacle of holiness God wants of us. Yes, it is hard, but Jesus reminds us to constantly look to Him. The path we take is path with our eyes on the cross and the savior.
Welcome oh dreamer. You are so much more than where you are now.
You have been created with gifts and talents to be used, not hidden. Your passions will ignite other people’s purposes.
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
Faith is risky. Be brave and of good courage my dear friend. You were created for this. You were created to dream.
Welcome oh dreamer. I am so proud of you. You are bold and brave. You can stand confidently in the risks of faith because the greatest dreamer, the ultimate creator, has already gone before you and is planning good works for you.
@allisonschimenti, I am so thankful for you. Thankful for the dreams that are being awakened and brought to life in this season. Thankful we get to hope for what is to come!
Take time to celebrate the wins, the victories, and the challenges you overcome. No matter how big or small. Last week our staff celebrated with a woman in our program who is making big strides & bold decisions on her journey to live independently! She accomplished a huge victory and we're so grateful to have celebrated this win with her!!! 🎊 🎉 ⠀
Will the Lord walk off and leave us for good? Will He never smile again?
Once again I’ll go over what God has done, lay out on the table the ancient wonders;
I’ll ponder all the things You’ve accomplished!
Psalm 77: 2, 11 - 12 (MSG)
Radiant-'sending out light; shining or glowing brightly.' One of my favorite pieces in this month's @anchorofhopebox .Made by a local woman recently rescued out of trafficking who began making these Morse Code bracelets. A reminder to never give up Hope and to always be an advocate and giver of it. #lethoperise#anchorforoursouls⚓️
I had someone ask me recently, what is hope? ———————————————————————————
It got me thinking, what do I define hope as?
I think of hope as holding on.
Holding on to hope that better days are coming.
Holding on to hope that there is still goodness even when it feels like you’re surrounded by darkness.
I got to tell you what hope is not...having hope doesn’t mean that you won’t have doubts or hard days.
When I was sick people told me how my hope was inspiring but they didn’t see all the nights I was in tears because I was so miserable from the pain and isolation of illness.
They didn’t see me after another failed treatment or medication.
They didn’t see me when people walked out.
My point is this, holding on to hope doesn’t mean that you won’t have hard days or breakdowns. Having hope means you don’t set up camp there.
You take God’s hand, let Him pull you up, and you keep on.
Did you know that almost 40% of all victims trapped in modern day slavery are trapped in forced marriages? Bride trafficking is a type of forced marriage where women and girls are sold as brides - sometimes across borders, and sometimes by their own family members. This type of trafficking is especially prevalent in Asia but forced marriage also happens here in the United States.⠀
Our Asia field office currently works in partnerships with other organizations to help international bride trafficking survivors escape and return to their home country. We help locate survivors, provide translation, and coordinate travel logistics to the women's nearest home country diplomatic office. In the last year alone, we assisted on over 8 cases of bride trafficking and we're developing programs to assist many more survivors. ⠀
Check out the link in our profile to learn more about the issue of forced marriage and bride trafficking in the US & around the world. ⠀
“And don’t underestimate the power of worship!!! Prophecy the words of worship over you and over your situation.” Ps Brian Houston. .
What a BRILLIANT day in church!!! So much gold for our EVERYday. .
Thank you to the greatest Senior Pastor @brianchouston & Campus Pastor @matt_tickner in the world! 👊🏻. .
Tell The World.\\ God's call for us is not a call to fit in, but to stand out. When being afraid is rampant, He calls us to be fearless knowing grace holds us. When insensitivity is the norm, He calls us to love others as much as we love ourselves. When being silent is the trend, He calls us to joyfully and loudly declare His Glory and Presence.
// hello june // ✨
It’s a new month and we’re headed into the 2nd half of 2019!!! Are there things you wish you had accomplished by now?
Have things not worked out the way you imagined?
Are you sitting in a state of discontent because you are not where you want to be?
Take a deep breath and take a moment to be still!
God has promised that He will never leave or forsake you. He is in control! Trust that all things will work together for your good and His glory!
Don’t give up!
Don’t you quit!
Keep your head up!
Trust God and believe in good things to come!
Have a blessed month of June✨
#HelloJune#NewSeason#NewDay#NewMonth#BeStill#LetHopeRise#WomanOfDestiny👑 #PurposeDrivenLife#WalkInFaith#DoNotGiveUp💪🏼 #RiseAgain🦅 #TrustGod🙏🏼
This is an exciting month. This is an exciting season - because I get to choose my perspective and walk in kindness. I get to adjust my focus, fix my heart on good things. This month I will strive less & love more. It will teach me demanding less & giving more. Of myself, my time, my love. 🌱Today I am mindful of opportunity for growth in gentle ways, in the daily little things I say yes to. 😌✨
Here’s my challenge for you, and myself! Every other day for the month of June I will share a post on mindfulness. It’s been on my heart & mind for a little while and I am so ready to channel the crazy out of joy and gratitude!! My goal is to post intentionally, push myself to create more & encourage all of us to soak in the present! Feel free to join me in your journal, on your feed or in your stories (&tag me so I can cheer you on!🤩). #mindfulnesschallenge
What are you mindful for today? 🤗 Tag a friend you’d want to do this challenge with! (Yay for accountability 😉)
Saw this today @ a restaurant in Hilton Head & immediately thought... This hope we have as an ANCHOR of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil... Hebrews 6:19
TAG A FRIEND & SAY SOMETHING NICE TO THEM 😁
We’re just as excited as these two because tommorow is Thursday which means our 7PM gathering is upon us! See you tommorow fam 🙌🏽 #wearebaysidemidtown#lethoperise
🙌🏽🙌🏽 Fear can be our greatest enemy. It can be fed, fueled, and multiplied. .
So can hope and possibilities. It only takes a change of mindset to know and believe what should happen and how to make it that way.
My life is a living testament to this. From the day I was born, I fought fear. Countless opportunities were afforded to me and showed me that hope can bring a peace over fear. I have hope because I saw the possibilities and chose to not let fear win. .
What's your decision going to be today? And tomorrow?
"Where flowers bloom so does hope"
~Lady Bird Johnson
My yard is full of hope! God wants to make sure I am daily reminded my hope placed in his faithfulness to fulfill his promises is just as real and tangible as the blooms I see and touch because I so easily become discouraged. Psalms 130:5 "I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope." Have you lost hope or need extra encouragement to keep holding on? Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life." I welcome you to join me in gathering flowers and breathing in the fragrance of hope. Let's hit the "refresh" button together! "The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him." Lamentations 3:25