dearpomegranates Yesterday my faith was on the 'seen'. My faith was rooted in earthly things, in finding immediate happiness which was no where to be found. My joy was not in Him but in my circumstances, which had no joy to give. I failed in having faith, in finding joy, in believing in the unseen.

To be honest, the morning didn't come with a radical change of mind and heart. My circumstances didn't magically changed. The scene is still the same. However, His Spirit hasn't let go nudging my heart back to Him and His truth.

The LORD says, "Then I will heal you of your idolatry and faithlessness, and my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever! I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven. It will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars in Lebanon.
Hosea 14:4,5 (NLT)

He is healing me of my idolatry and my faithlessness. His love is that big, is that deep. Am I deserving of it? No, not at all. Does He give it to me anyway? Yes, unconditionally. So you see heart of mine, He does work miracles still.
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  •   mrs_bnava Needed to hear that today! 2d
  •   nelsonnn Woosh. Me too. 2d
  •   maddiemayjack Needed that. Thanks, Drea. 2d
  •   mommyminjung I'm going to go meditate on that passage asap. 2d
  •   alyssab1227 Wow. Healing from idolatry? I've never read that verse but wow, is it full of power! Thanks for sharing. @dearpomegranates 2d
  •   rachelsnydah Drea! What were your favorite places in Portland when you went? :) 24h
  •   dearpomegranates @rachelsnydah blue star donuts and the screen door for food. Powell's and I would have loved to see more of Forest Park! 13h
  •   rachelsnydah Thanks, I'll have to check them out I miss you and your family! 12h

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dearpomegranates Childhood is a short season. ~Helen Hayes

Because it's all going by so fast and I want to remember it all.

Thank you at @theimaginative and @andthroughthewoods for posting an amazing video the other day and inspiring me.
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dearpomegranates This girl. She's pretty magical and I love her so. 4d

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dearpomegranates Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
--Albrecht Dürer
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dearpomegranates It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.--L. M. Montgomery
#alpinebabyco
#alpinebabymovement
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dearpomegranates Cool drinks for a hot day. Watermelon Strawberry Mint smoothie. Just add ice and blend :) 6d
  •   urbanfairyla It's a drink made with equal parts sugar, fruit and vinegar, then diluted in water (specially nice in sparkling water). Really easy. Chop fruit of your choice (apricots and strawberries make really nice ones), mix with equal parts sugar and let sit for a day outside the fridge until the sugar dissolves, then add equal part vinegar, mix, and leave in the fridge for a week. Shake a bit every day. Strain and add around 5 parts water or to taste. Sooooo good and refreshing. And a good way to drink ACV :) 6d
  •   alpinebabyco YUM!!!! 6d
  •   fivechicksandafarmer Mmmmm hmmmmm. I've had this and added vodka to it. 6d
  •   dearpomegranates @fivechicksandafarmer you and I would have such a great time hanging out! I was totally thinking about what would go good with it to make it a 'grown up' drink ️ we are our of vodka here but I did try it with a little white wine (muscato). Not bad at all 6d
  •   dearpomegranates @urbanfairyla wow, that sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try that ;) 6d
  •   urbanfairyla Go ahead! My favorite one until now is strawberries, apricot, kiwi and pomegranate :) I used half acv and half orange vinegar from trader Joe's :) 6d
  •   mandamooie Yummm! 6d
  •   gretchen.leah On my list! 5d

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dearpomegranates Little creek friends. 1w

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dearpomegranates Sunday adventuring with friends today. Creek stompin', leaf boat sailing, rock skipping, arrow making and nature bracelet finding. Thanks for the great day @pamelove and @monkwood_ (and for the bracelet idea @woodsermom) 1w

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dearpomegranates For a moment, I was in vintage children books heaven. Then we realized it was too hot and went back home to a local park to enjoy some shade and breeze. Don't worry. We'll return in cooler weather ;) 1w

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dearpomegranates "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1) 1w

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dearpomegranates First, thank you to those who alerted me of hack on my account this morning. Yikes!
Second, I'm pretty proud of my little maker in training. She's been making a few gifts and was totally stoked when I said she should make her own business card. Thus #oldemoonshoppe was born. She's a January birthday and the full moon for that month was known as the old moon. 'Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside of villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Most commonly know as Full Wolf Moon, or the Moon After Yule.' (Source: @freepeople blog). 🌝
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dearpomegranates The boy is napping and the girl is at a pool party. Taking the opportunity to strengthened my heart and make my focus clearer in light of His word. Having one of those seasons when you feel both full and broken at once. I remind myself that I think it's just called life. With that said, I'm trying to redirect my heart and apply/remember/live/believe this:
Have you roots planted deep in Christ. Grow in Him. Get your strength from Him. Let Him make you strong in the faith as you have been taught. Your life should be full of thanks to Him. - Col. 2:7 NLV
#widn tagged by @alison_winter (thank you for thinking of me). How about some women who definitely encourage me @woodsermom @ainsl3y @takethecannoli1 @mamagaddis @missusking what are you doing now? :)
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dearpomegranates The ladies over at @themerrythought are some of my favorite. They are extremely creative, practically innovative, super fun and all have strong roots of faith. I love their blog filled with beautiful and minimal DIYs, homemade parties and yummy treats. One day I'm hoping I can visit all three of them! Until then, thank you for these beautiful treasures. They will be well loved @jamsgurl @mandamooie @caitlinsheree and @justinmichau and @mikagram too!! 2w

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dearpomegranates Earlier this year a handful of amazing friends and I started an IG community called @arrowchildren. A place for families raising their children for an eternal legacy. I've personally been incredibly blessed by the posts, full of honesty and the beauty of His grace in our families. A few weeks ago we found that we can no longer log in to @arrowchildren. It has not been deleted but no warning or explanation from @Instagram has been issued even though initially, they said they sent an email. Help us spread the word that we would like our @arrowchildren back. You are more than welcome to use your own photo using the hashtag #giveusarrowchildren. Let @Instagram see that we are a community blessed by the opportunity to share and encourage each other using their platform. Let us bring back @arrowchildren! 2w
  •   oregonmama Well hopefully they'll respond with info about how to get it up and running again...or they'll undo whatever they did! 2w
  •   jamsgurl ahh! so frustrating!! yeah, I had to delete my IG app after trying to login because I couldn't get out of that error message. let us in @instagram !!! 2w
  •   figmilkshakes Oh no! It's so shocking to think all these precious memories cam be deleted without sufficient warning! I'll post something soon! 2w
  •   mandamooie This is so frustrating @instagram - please give the help we need to log back in! 2w
  •   naomigal How strange and sad - do you think it's a weird glitch or a hack or something? I wasn't aware of this account but I'd love to follow - it sounds amazing. I hope and pray it's restored to you. Xo 2w
  •   dearpomegranates @naomigal I hope it something simple and gets resolved soon. Thank you so much! 2w
  •   graceandwaves Is this back? I was able to click follow... @dearpomegranates 2w

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dearpomegranates First week of #ResolveHouseSummer almost done. I've been blessed, tired, challenged, reassessing, and praying. I can see the difficulty in a more intentional home setting but there is so much beauty to glean from it. So, with that said...I'm in need of encouragement, advice, tips, activities, etc. on managing with a very rambunctious two year old boy. Like the kind of boy who wants to fight and wrestle, run around, throw things because it's fun and not go to bed until after 9:30 or 10 (even with a nap) because he still has energy to burn. (Don't let the picture fool you. This was a brief moment of calm and rest with a book. It was absolutely insane afterwards ). 2w

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dearpomegranates Our story stones are ready for spontaneous, creative storytelling! We used beautiful, smooth rocks from a little trip to Abalone Cove some years back and painted word symbols from our 'secret' #CampLupine codex. Another great idea found on Pinterest but made more our own. #resolvehousesummer 2w
  •   kbogardus You guys are too cute! I want to come over for story hour. :) 2w
  •   ainsl3y These are so great. 2w
  •   garcia3cynthia So cool! Love this idea. It looks like we will be adding this to our summer list also 2w
  •   deena_bean we do story rocks! yours look really cool though ..ours have stuff like pacman & Elvis on them :) 2w
  •   dearpomegranates @deena_bean Pacman and Elvis!! That's awesome!! 2w
  •   deena_bean haha...you're awesome! 2w
  •   gretchen.leah All kinds of awesome 2w
  •   naomigal I LOVE this! 2w

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dearpomegranates Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. --Henri Matisse

Working on a craft today. Hoping these small moments build big character.
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dearpomegranates Nat did her first summer craft yesterday. A mini/travel tic-tac-toe game set. I had found a few round wood cuttings from a Christmas tree lot (these are the treasures I look for) that had a small home in the middle. Since December I've been trying to come up with an idea for them. On Pinterest I saw a backyard tic-tac-toe set using a tree stump and stones and I knew what I was going to do. Thankfully I had a bunch of acorn caps from @tweetpotatopie because all Nat had to do was paint them. Voilà! Tic-tac-toe ;) 3w

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dearpomegranates First day of #ResolveHouseSummer. Feeling blessed to have an intentional summer with my family. Today went well and I'm encouraged by it. I know there will be challenging days but I'm thankful He equips us with everything we need to accomplish His purpose. 3w

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dearpomegranates As I'm starting my first day of home summer school, I keep thinking about the first Wild & Free conference for homeschoolers or those who are family adventurous at heart coming up this September in Virginia! I wish I could go but I strongly share with you to check it out if you can! It sounds like it's going to be amazing! @wildandfree.co #wildandfreeconf 3w

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