sarahdjakes That moment when you realize tomorrow carries with it a trip to Target. 7h
  •   agastefek Sounds like you might need to hit up a costco. 5h
  •   crys_butler @sarahdjakes I'm in the same boat lol, but I gotta make a Costco run tomorrow to restock my household items for another three months. I like to stay stocked up with plenty of paper towels, magic erasers/sponges, and toiletries in the house or I get a "lil funny" for some reason lol smh #quirks 5h
  •   btfields123 Irish springs itch! 5h
  •   interbabywinterbaby Just came back from shopping with no list, and forgot a whole lot of stuff lol lol I need to start doing a todo list lol @sarahdjakes, enjoy your shopping:-):-) 5h
  •   lynnemma12 Tar-geh!!!! 2h
  •   futureleader26 Love Tar-geh 2h
  •   theatricalpace Sending you my list, lol 49min
  •   4evrbeautiful15 The Mommy list 26min

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sarahdjakes God. Love. Family. Joy. Peace. #happySunday @kourtneylove4ya @bishopjakes @MakenzieTooCoolForSchoolandInstaGram (visit @stylistjbolin to find this dress) 18h

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sarahdjakes Mom's lips be like.. 😙 2d

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sarahdjakes Sushi with a creep @imjustdex 3d

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sarahdjakes Summer days be like... 4d

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sarahdjakes My little patient and her rock star cousin. Kenzie has on her shirt from @kyonamcghee. I think it has something to do with why she still thinks she can turn up while throwing up. 5d
  •   endtrimm31 Awwwe cutie pies!! 4d
  •   ncolerenee precious babies, Sarah I know you were praying for that babies healing as she napped in your arms. God healed and now she turning up instead of throwing up. Thank you for sharing with us. God bless (44 angels) 4d
  •   apluscreations3 Adorable^_^ 4d
  •   shikab5grace 2 cute....the princess with the shades looks just like First Lady..... 4d
  •   jomwasi The are adorable, thank God for Kenzie's healing! 4d
  •   asurvivorsvoice Absolutely adorable!!!! 4d
  •   bombframes Hope she is all better. 3d
  •   canditha1069 This is Frameworthy! Kenzie's smile is just perfect. Sorry if we worried you yesterday @sarahdjakes. She was fine...at the desk with us hustling me for starburst. She is hilarious! She amused the EMT with her antics. 2d

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sarahdjakes I'm sitting down holding my four year old daughter while she naps. She has been throwing up since 5 am and we're both tired as can be. I've been watching a documentary called American Winter. It depicts the economic crisis seen from the perspective of several unemployed Oregon families who called into the state's "211Info" line. This isn't a forum to discuss politics, though I know a few will indulge anyway. This is truly just a moment to thank God for the storms in my life. There are moments when we get so caught up trying to foresee the next heartbreak or how to make peace with a past we can't change that we miss the blessing of this very moment. You're sitting on some fancy electronic device reading a post deciding whether or not you'll like it or just be a troll. Having that escape as mundane as it may be is a luxury. It is a gift that some people in this world will literally never have. Don't get me wrong. Your pain is real. Your heartbreak cost you something, but my point is that it didn't cost you EVERYTHING. You have time, abilities, gifts, and talents ready to be unleashed. Stop feeling so forsaken and notice your blessings. There is no stage in life where trouble ceases it is God's insurance that we'll always need faith. There is no race, age, gender, economic status, or religion that escapes the heartbreaking realities of life. Those who receive grace should not hesitate to show it. We're all wounded warriors fighting to hold on to hope. Survival should make you more compassionate than confident. The grass may be greener on one side, but that could only be because you began watching in a good season. We all get our turn. Learn to be generous in love, grateful for pieces of joy, and faithful in the midst of your storm. 5d

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sarahdjakes The older we get the more we start to look alike. My cousin, my twin, my friend @chelareine. 5d

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sarahdjakes We hold our tomorrow hostage by forcing it to fit in the comfort of our past. The life that exists in this moment is buried in the regret of what you think you lost. When your mourning is over your morning will begin. 6d

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sarahdjakes Let go of your need to get revenge & seek righteousness in the face of pain. Acting out of hurt only produces more pain. The true test of faith is when we choose to humble ourselves and show God's love to those who've hurt us the most. 6d
  •   soniagns1 Good morning just wanted to share my amazing birthday gift from God because of your prayers. God has healed me from my respiratory issues.. Today was the first day I didn't have to use my inhalers.. He did it on the day He gave me life... Amazing!!! I thank you so much and I pray that whatever your heart desire that God will grant it to you... God bless and thank you... This is the best day..ever. :) 6d
  •   prosperous_grace Amen! I love this! 6d
  •   teamjesus2013 AMEN HALLELUJAH 6d
  •   mamothaha Oh, I agree. Thanks for reminding us why we have two ears 6d
  •   mrsmcclellandii Wow. Really needed this today. Thank you 6d
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  •   ibepam Reminder. Thank you, Jesus 5d
  •   mammadukes__ Amen 1d

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sarahdjakes I'm very grateful each day you all finish the book and then come back to tell me how it's helped you. I'm truly humbled God saw fit to use my struggles to help someone else overcome. Dare to love yourself even after you've disappointed yourself. ️ by @speaker14 "I'm on chapter 8 and I can't contain the tears. Every woman has to read this book. Every woman has been here. Our names are just different. At some point we lose ourselves in life. We never really face our circumstances, and in our pain, we never really heal. This book is the unadulterated truth. It's straight raw. @sarahdjakes literally exposes herself and her past to catapult us into our future. But isn't that what ministry is about? Taking off our perfect cloth, exposing who you are, and making others aware of how God healed you. God is faithful and He gives us grace. Thank God we can continue to fine hope in the detours of life. Sarah, you did that. Thanks for not being a minister but a ministry. It's what we all need. Pick up this book today. Whew! Someone come get me because I'm done!" via @PhotoRepost_app 7d
  •   doinmealwayz I can't wait to read it I been watching you on YouTube. 4d
  •   tinasoflawless I have just finished reading your book. It was so much of me in your book that it gave me hope. I left my situation after 14 years and I never look back. Reading this book made me realize that I'm not alone. 3d
  •   travia2018 @sarahdjakes I read this book overnight finished up this morning..I shared some of the details of the book with @glamluxestudios she cld totally relate due to her own experiences....every woman shld read this book..im so proud of you for the courage you displayed by taking your life back...this book ministered to me in more ways than one!! 2d
  •   travia2018 @n9jaroxx @urban_chic_inspiring do u guys live in the atlanta area...id like to read this book again with a group 2d
  •   urban_chic_inspiring @travia2018 yes! I'm in Atlanta. Let's do it! 2d
  •   n9jaroxx I'd love to but I'm houston @travia2018 we can do it online lol 2d
  •   daynahbaynah_ @sarahdjakes I'm only on Chapter 6 but have already cried twice. Thank you so much for writing this book! 8h
  •   _misswilson @sarahdjakes Hello! I'm Miss Savannah State University. It would be an honor to have you come speak at an event on my campus. May I have your booking info, please!? 6h

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sarahdjakes Dear God,

It feels like life is constantly changing. I’m truly beginning to understand why so many cave in to the pressure of fitting in. Being different takes courage. It requires discipline. It challenges tradition. It’s much easier to blend in with all the others. It’s much safer to never try than to feel the risk of failure. I suppose that’s the beauty of falling in love with your scars. It taught me a valuable lesson. I survived. Survival makes the wise soul resilient, but the pain it requires scares too many from trying again. My life hasn’t been perfect. My past is far from it. I pray each day that my heart never loses the humility to yield to Your conviction. I ask for the strength to protect this heart from prejudice opinions. Curve my desire to be understood and instead give me the strength to love every soul You’ve created, especially my own. Erase my comfort and destroy any loyalty that doesn’t sharpen my vision. I desire nothing more than to serve my life, imperfect as it may be, for Your glory. Hasten me, challenge me, guide me, and I’ll stay close to You. If it hurts me now it’s only so You can heal me later. I’ll till the soil of my heart until it’s completely open to receive Your instruction. I have the faith to trust you and the courage to be still while You transform me.

Signed,
Student of Grace
1w

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sarahdjakes All done at #essencefest. My #dearlostme #empoweru session was amazing! So many of my e-friends came to see me. Heard my book is almost sold out at the Essence Bookstore. I really hope to see you all again at 4! Thanks to @gdesignme for making this skirt and top & @eseazenabpr for the necklace. Only @stylistjbolin would have someone sewing me into a skirt 15 min before going up. So dope! 1w

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sarahdjakes Went to support @toureroberts at the Urban League panel in my @sbboutique top by @niccibynicci Excited to start my Empower U session in just a few! 1w

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sarahdjakes #essencefest I'm sharing the lessons I've learned from Love Mistakes today at 1:30! Limited space only so come early. I'll be signing my memoir Lost & Found at 4pm at the Essence Bookstore. I really hope to see you there. 1w

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sarahdjakes What a lovely Independence Day with the one who makes me see fireworks everyday. ~ @toureroberts 1w

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sarahdjakes Really a pleasure meeting Ms. Terry McMillan today. Really honored that she was familiar with my story & encouraged me to continue sharing. 1w
  •   kenyettaaaa ahhhhh @sarahdjakes your book has inspired me too start up my blog again that I attempted to do a few years ago .. thank you sooo much for the encouragement . 1w
  •   mocrisler That's AWESOME1w
  •   wealthydee Girl you look just like Dex 1w
  •   frankdelaney It was awesome! Enjoyed being in the company of greatness! Greatness knows greatness! Bishop taught...sniff....boom 1w
  •   speaker14 @sarahdjakes I just started reading your book yesterday and I am on chapter 4. I am in tears, because your story is so relatable. Your truth is raw. You understand that your pain has molded your purpose for this time. I started following you months ago, and what captivated me is how pure you are. It's one thing to fall through the cracks and another to stay there. I admire your strength. I love what you stand for. I love how your past has become your pulpit. You are not ashamed. You have officially become my little sister in my head. Today, I salute you. I encourage you to continue to SPEAK boldly. We needed this. We needed to hear we were lost but on the other side we can be found. Thanks for loving us outside the four walls of the church. May God continue to keep you. 1w
  •   sarahdjakes @speaker14 ️ I really needed this this morning. Thank you very much for adopting me and seeing my heart. 1w
  •   speaker14 @sarahdjakes the funny thing is I wrote this message three times and IG wouldn't let me send it for some reason. I was about to day forget it ! It's funny how the enemy will try to block what we need the most. The greater thing is God is always faithful and will bring us what we need in due season. Have a great day "lil sis!" 1w
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sarahdjakes The Bishop is at #essencefest! 1w

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sarahdjakes I love it when @stylistjbolin combines looks I'd never put together.
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MUA: Yours Truly

#emf2014 #essencefest
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sarahdjakes You already know I've got a long sappy post coming after #emf2014! Just know this is the 2 years ago where I finally decided I wanted to be free. From that moment to then God has shown himself so strong in my life. I hope to see you Saturday at 1:45 as I share the lessons I've learned about love, healing, and becoming whole. #yagirlisonabillboardinnawlins 2w

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