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Chrystal Evans Hurst  Living my life. Finding my way. Sharing the journey. Hoping to inspire others as I go. #chrystalhurst #chrystalevanshurst #shesstillthere

Sharing b/c u need to read this...and because my girl is a cutie!
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#GodisnotourSiri 👊🏽
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#Repost @karissfarris
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When Ellie plays on my phone, she goes straight for her designated app and plays the right combination of screen taps for her shows to turn on. If ever there is a slight lag in internet connection, she just about loses her $*&%. If what she wants isn’t granted in an instant, I deal with complaining, whining, and sometimes she literally throws the phone.
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We can get groceries delivered in an hour to our doorstep, little speakers can buy things for us via voice command, and from a small device, we can communicate with the entire world, all in an instant.
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But my friends, God is not our Siri. He doesn’t grant our prayers in an instant with the mechanical answer of “Yes child, I’ve added that to your prayer request cart.” However, what do we do when He answers in his own time with either a yes, or a “no, I have a better plan?” We assume God’s broken or doesn’t hear us. We complain and whine in our situations. We “throw the phone” at God when his timing isn’t instant like the world around us.
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God is constant, not instant. His time is not ours and His ways we can’t understand. Know that in the thick of it, He hears, He understands, and He has stored what’s best, in His time. Don’t throw the phone in desperation of an instant God, patiently wait for the timing of the Master planner.

Christmas is almost here!  Giveaway time is here! You should know how this goes by now….
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Keep Swiping ➡️
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For a chance to win…
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🎁 Make sure you’ve watched Episode #200!
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BTW… You can watch on YouTube or listen on the blog, iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay.
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🎁 Jot down the keywords (you probably want to hold on to them for a couple more weeks)
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🎁 Send an email to myfavs@chrystalevanshurst.com with the RIGHT keyword from the RIGHT segment with the items pictured in photos above. And just for a little added fun, tell me your favorite holiday tradition as well.
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Keywords posted in the comments of this post will not qualify for a chance to win. SO DON’T DO IT!
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Bodi butter is from @balmzandbodi! Be sure to check out her page. And if you are interested in getting a Young Living Starter Kit, contact my super oily sisters-in-law Kanika at KanikaEvansYL@gmail.com
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🎄Don’t forget to tag a friend to join in on the fun!
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Happy Holidays and Happy Celebrating 200! (Cue the Christmas music!)

About last night.
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Everyone here for one night. I’ll take it.
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I long for more time face to face instead of face to screen. I dream about sitting all around the table for a good meal I’ve made that everyone raves about. I imagine that everyone pitches in to prepare and to clean up. I hope that we will linger after the meal to play a game that all enjoy. And I’m crossing my fingers that many of the books I’ve enjoyed reading to my boys and that still inhabit the shelves all over my home will be opened again when I read to my grandchildren.
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Tonight my longings, dreams, imaginations, hopes, and all of the crossing of fingers came to pass.
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One good night. There have been others I’m grateful and I’m praying there will be more.
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But for last night’s fun, whole family, good food, true fellowship, and a good memory made...I am grateful.
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Plan like you’ll live forever then live like each day is your last. Make the moments matter.
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Because they do.
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Last night was messy, imperfect, and a tad last minute. But I’m learning that the messy, imperfect, last minute memories — even the seemingly small ones — they all matter.
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Love the minutes you have by living them well. Show up for the ones that are hard because they lay the very foundation for the ones that somehow seem holy.
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#bepresent
#postlater

Season Two of The Sister Circle is here!
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This season is especially important to me because I get to remember the moments I shared with my cousin Wynter. She was a wise one. And I’m so glad to have another opportunity to share her with you.
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Episode One of Season Two features Wynter and my good friend Shundria Riddick. We chat about:
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▪Loving yourself
▪The myth of balance
▪Finding purpose in the mundane
▪Forgiveness
▪And much more!
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Head over to YouTube/ChrystalHurst to watch now!

My first styled shoot.
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Cuteness and camera work courtesy of @karissfarris.
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Had so much fun but more importantly? I am simply thrilled to death that my own daughter is so ridiculously creative and skilled.
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The best part of the day wasn’t the makeup, the clothes, the hair 😜 or the locations. The best part was telling my own child to do her thing and knowing that I could trust her to do her thing well, lead me to new territory, and enjoy time together in the process.
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Who knew that my little Kare Bear would grow up and take care of me in such a cool, exciting, and fun way. I’m just thrilled I tell you...simply thrilled.
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#yesthosearecompressionhose
#makeupremovertotherescue
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MUA: @j_ivory
📷: @pharrisphotos
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#noideawheretheclothescamefrom
#askKariss
#ishowedupinmymoomoo
#shedressedmefromthere

Who knew there were TWO #EmporiumPies in Dallas!

It’s almost Wynter.
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@jonathanblakeevans
#WyntersLegacy

In Exodus 3 & 4, God told Moses that he had a job for him to do. Moses did not believe him as evidenced by the series of questions he asked and excuses he gave. He didn’t believe that his position, passion, pain, or season of preparation were a part of what God caused or allowed that would fuel Moses in his purpose.
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What about you? How are you discounting what God has caused or allowed in your life that has made you the right person for the job.
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Here’s the good news. No matter what you may think about the life you’ve lived thus far, God wastes nothing.
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Stop selling yourself short of what God can do in and through you.
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@woccfearlessandfree #fearlessandfree

Back at it again!  It’s giveaway time! If you were here last week, you know how this works…
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Keep Swiping ➡️ For a chance to win… 🎁 Make sure you’ve watched Episode #200!
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BTW… You can watch on YouTube or listen on the blog, iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay.
.
🎁 Jot down the keywords (you probably want to hold on to them for a couple more weeks)
.
🎁 Send an email to myfavs@chrystalevanshurst.com with the RIGHT keyword from the RIGHT segment with the items pictured in photos above.
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Keywords posted in the comments of this post will not qualify for a chance to win. SO DON’T DO IT!
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Giveaway items are coming from @westrockcoffee, @incourage, @psalm91studio, @thedailygraceco, a and @livefashionable. All great companies! Head over to their page and click the follow button.
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🎄If you haven’t already, grab my Christmas collection download at chrystalevanshurst.com/myfavs. And don’t forget to tag a friend to join in on the fun!
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Happy Holidays and Happy Celebrating 200! (Cue the Christmas music!)

There is no need for shame.
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You are known fully and loved powerfully in spite of whatever has you in hiding.
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Regardless of what you reveal to someone else or even to yourself, there is One who knows you fully and loves you just the same. The question is not whether or you are known and loved but whether or not you will accept the love that is freely and continuously offered.
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How do you accept the love that God offers so that it covers up every inch of where you feel shame? You allow your intimacy with Him to redefine how you see yourself, your past, or your current situation. You listen to His voice, encourage yourself with His Words, and rehearse what He says about you more than the feelings that you may have about yourself or about your life and the feelings you have about it.
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Even with the reality of your past hardships, mistakes, pain, bad choices, embarrassing moments, or the consequences of your sin…do the work of renewing your mind until you begin to see your precious life the way he sees it…
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REDEEMED.
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No need for shame when you believe that truth.
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You are redeemed.
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Psalm 139. Romans 12:2. Jeremiah 31:3
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#notesfrommymorningmeetingwithjesus.

She is, by far, the most gracious, classy, hospitable, generous, person I know.
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And she’s beautiful too.
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So when people compliment me on any good they see in me, I usually defer to her.
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Happy Birthday Mommy.
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You have always said that your children were Gods gift to you.
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Well...I think it’s the other way around.
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You are God’s gift to me.
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#igetitfrommymomma

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