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Becky Strahle  Artsy🎨 #thisfarmgirlpaints Cuff makerπŸ”¨ #farmgirlpaintsetsy Joy seeker🌷 #countingmyjoylist Living quiet with my peeps on #hesedhill

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I spent the morning restocking the shop. When I run my hands over worn distressed leather it triggers memories of my daddy. He was a blue collar worker, and his belts and boots had that look. I've been doing really well with very few grief attacks, but today it doubled me over.
It's been six months. Six months since I heard him laugh or looked into his pale blue eyes. Six months since I hugged him. Grief is an odd thing. I can physically feel the layers building up, distancing me from that immense pain, and then one tiny little trigger cuts through it all and I'm right there again.
My mom and I talked it through. She did most of the talking... praying me right out of my funk. She had her own hard day last week. I'm truly amazed at how God's grace carries you through the hard. It's right there. Just waiting to be reached for... #prayerchangesthings #randommusings

To me a sunset is a love letter written straight to my heart from my Creator. Oh how He loves us😍 #lightlover #hesedhill

All my pumpkin dreams came true todayπŸ˜‚ Throw some pumpkins out in a field, do absolutely nothing and voilaπŸ™†β€β™€οΈ See my stories for our little harvest:) #hesedhill #countingmyjoylist

My girl @bigchick7 wrote on her pic the other day and it was so cute. That's harder than it looks...unless I'm missing somethingπŸ€” Anyways tonight is DATE night!! Y'all we haven't been on an alone date in ages. #bringit #countingmyjoylist #hottiehusband

So true confession y'all... I'm a complete slobπŸ™ˆ I'm not sure how this happened. I don't think I've always been this way, but I notice everywhere I go lately there's clutter. Piles by my nightstand. Craziness in my closet. Don't even peek inside my little studio or pantry. It's out of control and makes me want to purge everything.
It's possible I have ADD🀣 I've spent hours today shuffling stuff from one room to the other and I haven't even gotten to the cleaning dust and vacuuming part yet. I leave one room and immediately forget what I was doing and start something new.
I'm going to blame now...
1. We have zero carpet. Dust bunnies are never ending.
2. I like to collect things. I'm done.
3. The phone has broken my brain.
4. Hormones. Cause I blame everything on hormones
5. Satan. Cause you know he's behind everything bad and I blame him for everything too.
If you want to see what order and cleanliness looks like head over to @lemonademakinmama. She's an organizing minimalist machine. #randommusings
#trueconfession #ihatecleaning

During prayer time with a friend recently the Lord gave me the words... "STAY CALM and don't look at the circumstances in the natural. Focus on the supernatural." What? I was like oh no!! That means there's going to be circumstances:(((
Yep, later that day @lissawhitlock was rushed back to the hospital and she's been having seizure after seizure. Cue those words... Stay calm!! Don't look at the natural. Gah! It's so hard not to panic when things seem to be spiraling and we don't understand, but we serve a MIGHTY GOD who is constantly at work in a realm we don't see. What I wouldn't give to see it revealed!! Those angels ministering. Those pieces coming together and healing taking place! Glory!!!! We have to rise up!! Our God doesn't just live in the pages of His book. He lives BIG in and through US, His people!! As we warred and prayed and covered her those seizures stopped!! She slept last night, and has been seizure free for 8 solid hours!!!! Praise the Lord! #prayerchangesthings #countingmyjoylist

No words, justπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ @lissawhitlock

The thing that sealed the deal for me to book our art retreat in France was the fact that most of the attendees were from Nashville. Instant friends!! Nothing bonds you more than art, food and all things French. Sure love you people!! Missed you bunches!! @ravenroxanne, @candice_tait, @timshelmatheny and @lisastandingtall. #whenfriendsbecomefamily #friendshipisworththework #countingmyjoylist

Lissa sent me a video this morning. I wept like a baby😭 Our @lissawhitlock girl can TALK!! Slowly, but in full sentencesπŸ™ŠπŸ™†β€β™‚οΈ Our God is a God of miracles friends!! She had a hard night, please continue to lift her up, but they said she's having a quick turn around!! And can I say she looks absolutely beautiful! How's that even possible after all she's been through?!! She told me I better not take a screen shot and post it on the internet🀣🀣 That's why you get a hummingbird video instead, but THAT'S my Lissa!!! In complete awe and on my knees in praise that the Lord gave us Lissa back. #countingmyjoylist #Godisbigger #prayerchangesthings

Last year, when the girls and I beautified the sheds, we could have painted anything on the wall, but for some reason it had to be "love grows here". Without knowing it, it was a declaration of things to come. Love covers everything, past hurts, wrong thinking, misguided motives, and in its place changes our hearts to line up with His. His nature is love. Oh that sweet little reminder as I drive past those words every single day. Yes Lord, let love grow here. Let it take root and grow BIG. Let it go out from us and plant seeds elsewhere. We can have faith and hope, but the greatest is love:) #randommusings #hesedhill

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