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My sweetest friend, your failures last week does not define who you are. You are God's workmanship. (Eph.2:10) And because of what Jesus did at the cross, we are renewed every morning. Infact, He often use our mistakes to show us His never-ending faithfulness.
The Lord said, "it isn't too late. You can still return to me with all of your heart." (Joel 2:12) And when you do, accept His forgivenenss. Continue to live this week with a life worthy of the calling you have received... (Eph.4:1)
Now, if you are yet uncertain of your purpose on earth, grab a Bible. It is God-breathed. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2Tim.3:16-17)
Read the book of Proverbs today. Your date is your chapter. And enter into His gates with thanksgiving. (Ps.100:4) See for yourself- God can show you things, more than you can imagine.
God is so good all the time! 🙋♀️🙌💕
Tonight I walked to the outside door of my new classroom. This room has been my dream for 10 years. I peeked within my window with my hands on the pane and prayed. I prayed that Jesus would work through me and touch the lives of every child that walks through my door. Tears of joy filled my heart and soul. As I prayed a song came on my headphones. "You are beautifully broken and you can be whole again " Procephies were spoken over me that I would be used to mend the broken hearted." Thank you Lord for speaking to me this evening. This season with you is going to be beautiful. Tomorrow I get my keys!💗💗💗
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So I was tagged in this by someone in my life who I consider to be my gaurdian angel actually anytime I've had things going on he works thru her and tells her because she always seems to know when to pray for me out of nowhere,I get messages I love you ,your an amazing woman of God, this post says alot I wanna cry because Yes no matter what or who or how anything has happened to me,I can get mad or upset at these people but it can never stay mador upset or hurt long with me, because I wanna just love them because most of the time people are only the product of what has been done to them or how they were brought up so yes we have a choice to change or not become this that we endure or not, so this just makes me wanna take this hurt away and be there for them no matter the cost I don't like to see anyone hurting,I will take all the blows if it means it will help someone get rid of there pain and suffering, Jesus gave me the gift of loving and caring beyond sometimes even what I can understand because most people would hate the ones who hurt them and wanna hurt them in return or actually do harm, but I cant it's a curse and a blessing, He made me to LOVE THE BROKEN,he made me to love them harder then anyone because they need it the most, just as he does,just as he would want us to❤️😪I know how it feels to be broken and I just want them to be whole again🙏although I don't feel badass I feel that Jesus lives thru me and that is the greatest gift and feeling he could ever give me and if all anyone remembers of me is for The Love I give then I've completed what purpose Jesus created me for❤️🙏 #childofgod#praywithoutceasing#praywhenitshardesttopray#brokennomore#faith#womanoffaith#womanofgod#empathetic#empathy#love#loveevenwhenithurts#lover#me#angelsexist#angelsunaware#ibelieve#loveoneanother
After much indulging Friday and Saturday today it’s back on track time! 😅🙌🏽
19, for real? 😔
NOTE TO MY 19 YEAR OLD SELF.
Dear me, you've been through a whole lot to get here, so many ups and downs, turns and twists but yet you kept going, many things you never believed you could do/achieve, but see yourself smashing the hell out of them. On this day, Darling I urge you_ Stay high in spirit and in love. Remain beautiful to the core and if need be, don't hold back anything as you give expression to your profession, Shine your light from the mountain top. You are the King's Daughter- Always remember this (Royalty mindset). Be very conscious of your identity, stay focused and waste no time no trivialities, you are already the BEST you can be. It is all within you.. Happy Birthday to ME🍭🎊🎉🎊🎆 #Birthday#youngCEO#womanoffaith#26thAugust#HappyBirthdaytome
Summer is ending and 2019 is slowly coming to an end, relationships have ended and friends have come and gone. I have learned life long lessons, and I am so grateful for these lessons as it has made me the woman I am today. I have so much to offer to this world and to my children and I am putting God at the center of all of it. I will continue to grow and learn every single day and I know that day's wont be easy and day's will sometimes feel endless but I will continue to pick myself up. God has big plans for me and my kid's.
I took our two little ones into the doctor this past week to get exams out of the way before the school year starts up again.
And I thought this little guy looked so sweet with his bumblebee backpack and rain boots that I snapped a picture of him before we headed into the appointment. And...that’s where the sweetness ended.
As soon as we walked back for our appointment, he refused to get on the scale. Measurements? He flailed and flopped and fidgeted so that it was impossible to see if he was two feet or twenty. When the doctor came in to check his eyes, he promptly squeezed them both shut tight. And don’t even get me started on the shots!
Through the entire appointment I found myself apologizing. He’s normally not like this, I promised as I struggled to wrangle him while holding the baby. Maybe he’s just feeling nervous?
And inside there was this ongoing lecture with myself. Everyone must think I’m a terrible parent. He doesn’t listen to you. If his daddy were here he would never dream of behaving like this. Clearly you aren’t doing a very good job.
Now if this boy had walked in there and smiled and been cooperative and listened to all the things they requested, can you imagine me thinking all those things? Of course not! Honestly, I probably would have been tempted to think quite the opposite.
That’s the danger of basing our worth as parents on our children’s behavior.
Your child can struggle in school AND you can be a great parent. Your child can have a meltdown in the grocery store AND you can still be a great parent. Your child might not make the team, pass the grade or win the trophy and you can STILL be an awesome parent.
I heard it said once that there were two children who were raised in the perfect environment with the perfect training and the perfect parent, and they still messed up.
And you know who their parent was? God.
Just let that sink in a moment.
We’re raising people, not robots. And they’re gonna mess up and fail and fall short and sometimes even embarrass us.
But we can remember to love them in the middle of their mistakes. And, just maybe, we’ll show them a little bit of Jesus in the process.
Health is so much deeper than physical.... it includes all of us! Emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and of course physical. Even when one part suffers, so do the others. And vice versa.... I often hope to inspire you to take care of you, and talk about the physical. But the reality it is, when you work on one, you are working on the others. As I began to take back my physical health, which started with learning nutrition, and losing weight, I really found a whole lot of emotional and spiritual battles to work through too.
So I took the steps, day by day, forward each day. I let go of the past, released anger and hurt, forgave myself too, let God have my family, and prayed for healing of my heart. With each pound I lost, I may have equally lost emotional pounds.
To those of you fighting for your health, maybe fighting to find so much more....I get it. Keep fighting for your health, because it is more than just physical, and you are worth it!
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Toddler Questionnare! Lydia: age 3
•What is your name? “I don’t know. Little Lottie!”
•How old are you? “Fwee!”
•When is your birthday? “I don’t know when it is!”
•How old is Mummy? “Eleven.”
•What is your favorite color? “Brown.”
•What is your favorite food? “Chips.”
•Who is your best friend? “Cohen and Lucas.”
•What is your favorite song? “Jesus loves me.”
•What is your favorite animal? “Wilbur.”
•What is your favourite thing to do? “Play with my grandpa.”
•What is your favourite drink? “Lemon.” (Lemonade)
•What is your favourite tv show? “Frozen.”
•What is your favourite toy? “Elsa and my Bumblee baby.”
•What is your favourite book? “Frozen.”
•What are you scared of? “Monsters.”
•What makes you happy? “Cuddling.”
•What makes you sad? “Umm.. bad fings. And when I have to sleep in my bed alone.” (😭😭😭)
•Where is your favorite place to go? “To Grandma and Papas! Those are my favourite things in the whole wide world.”
•What do you want to be when you grow up? “Umm.. fold stuff with you? When I’m big? And I want 3 girls and 4 boys. They’re going to be my helpers!”
•What is Mummy's favorite thing to do? “Fold laundry.”
•What is Daddy's favorite thing to do? “I don’t know. Play? With me and Ellie! That’s what hims favourite thing is doing.”
I love these questionnaires ♥️ it’s so fun seeing their answers change over time; I’ve been asking the same questions every 6-12 months and I love looking back on them!
Snack prep boss 👍🏻
So much easier to just do it once and grab and go for the week! 🗝
It’s going to be a LONG ASS week! I close 3 times, it’s inventory week (Friday night) at work, and I don’t WANT to get off track with nutrition this week! .
Yeah I don’t WANT to. That’s kind of the beauty in this whole healthier life journey....I ate like a jackass yesterday and felt it. So today I’m like F that! I can’t feel like shit this week, I have way too much to do! I can’t afford to be dragging ass because I ate like one! .
Prep the extras and get ready! .
The spinach I freeze and add to eggs or my superfoods shake. Keeps it from going bad. Sunday Saver tip. You’re welcome.
Self care Sunday in full effect:⠀
✨Preworkout Party (it was a bit more mellow today but still got me pumped ⠀
✨Workout 40 of 100 which marks the end of Phase 2⠀
✨ Stretching ⠀
✨ Digging into the word ⠀
✨ And breakfast with my momma & lil bro at home ⠀
How do you self care Sunday? ⠀
So thankful for this guy right here.
@mochas_dad is my forever date.
Whether it’s attending a wedding or sitting outside and drinking a cup of coffee in our “hanging around the RV clothes”, it never gets old spending time together.
I love our real talks and silly inside jokes from movie lines.
My prayer for you today is that you will invest in your marriage by making time for each other a priority.
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Happy Sunday as we head into the week I want to express how grateful I am for this man right here .
I can’t say I have ever experienced someone that loves me the way you do at the times I feel at my least you are there caring and reminding me how beautiful I am and always seeking ways to help me feel better than I am.
It’s in those moments I fall for you even more .
Thank you for showing me a new way to love grateful I GET to do life with you 💜
"There is hope for your future,” says the Lord . (Jeremiah 31:17)
Hopelessness often comes at the point in our life when we feel we've hit rock bottom. God will often let us hit rock bottom so that we will discover that He is the Rock at the bottom.
The feeling of not being hopeful is often born out of difficulties, defeats and discouragements. And while such times are painful, there are seasons when the Lord uses our suffering to grow and strengthen us.
These are the times when He sees fit to strip us of our self-sufficiency.
Friend, we shouldn’t run from difficulties or try to cope our way out of the lessons to be learned. It is not a period of time we look forward to or are happy to go through, but it teaches us valuable lessons.
Scripture promises that God remains close to those who are broken and He makes them stronger than before. In Him we can be hopeful.
The Lord longs to bless and restore us, but He also wants to transform us in the process. Sometimes the greatest path to healing involves embracing the hurt while understanding God is after our greater good.
God often uses the painful times in our lives to make us stronger. Today I want you to thank Him for what He is doing and can do through the trials you face, thank Him for the good He is producing through them.