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Stephanie  Lover of Jesus, Nick's bride, momma to 3 daughters & 3 son-n-loves and Honey to 4 grandkids. I'm thankful for the grace upon grace God has shown me.

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All day hangs with this sweet thang. I showed her how it's done in Target. She showed me how it's done in Sephora. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Teenagers are pretty incredible humans. Thanks @emilymadison_19 for a fun day! Love you girl. 😘 #igettobeherpastorswife #ourflockrocks

We admired a Buick in the parking lot tonight. We chose Cracker Barrel for our Friday night date. We laughed about my new love for granny panties. And as the preacher whipped out his lil handy dandy pocket pill holder at supper tonight that he totes all his vitamins in he now takes, I just had to laugh. πŸ‘΄πŸ»πŸ‘΅πŸΌ We are for sure in a different season these days. And there's nobody else I would rather experience it with. #makingthebestofouremptynest #pawpawsaresexy #passtheaspercreme #honeyandthepreacher

He's cute when he's concentrating. πŸ‘€ #myforeverboyfriend

During my travels recently we spent the night with my dear friend @sheilaatchleydesigns and experienced her entire family's amazing hospitality. On the dresser in the guest room were several of her rocks that I have adored from afar for almost forever. She paints simple messages on them and when she and her preacher go exploring together, she leaves them in trees trunks..on benches...the ground...just wherever some one will stumble upon one and discover the message. πŸ™ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜Don't you just LOVE that? So simple yet so intentional. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Anyways, I got bold and asked her if I could take one home with me and she said "of course! Take whichever one speaks to you" I chose REST. I'm smack in the middle of a busy season of labor for the Lord. And I love His promise to me...
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β€œThen Jesus said, β€œCome to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬ .
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Not rest FROM The work. But rest IN the work! Glory! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜­πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Happy Friday! I don't know about you but I think I see a rock painting party in my near future.πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ #spreadTruth #scatterjoy
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Oh... And if you haven't listened to @ellieholcomb's song "Wonderfully Made" yet, stop what you're doing right now and download it. I have had it on repeat for dayzzzz over here at the parsonage. πŸ™ŒπŸ» #yourewelcome 😘

Wowza. So blown away by your comments from my previous post. Gonna go back over all of them tonight and pray over each one of them. So thankful for the Body of Christ and this community we have here. Chains are falling! πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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And because God delights in us walking in victory AND because I believe He has a great sense of humor...how you like my new mirror He blessed me with this week to "adore" myself in? πŸ˜‚ βœ¨βœ¨πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½ #takethatsatan πŸ’ͺ🏻

Can we have some real talk for a sec? This won't be the whole story in this one square. I'm sure it will unfold over time and spill out in the days and weeks ahead. But I have a confession. Over the past six months I have really struggled with my body image. I could give you all the reasons of what took place this past year that led me to this place (and probably will tell you at some point) but for today "the why or how" it happened doesn't matter. What matters is the victory I've experienced over this bondage. Honestly, I hesitate to even share... Not because I'm ashamed but because I know the enemy will hit me hard as soon as I post this. But I'm on to him and his disgusting lies and I know that more than anything, he wants to keep many of you in bondage like he did me. .
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So the super short version... last week I was at this retreat to teach God's truth to a group of ladies (Holla Mom Time sistas😘) and before the ladies starting arriving, their leaders and I had a time of prayer and worship. As I was walking around each table praying for the ladies who would be there... Praying for their marriages and relationships with their husbands... I paused and asked God if there was anything unpleasing in my own life that would hinder Him from using me... that I wanted to stand before the ladies with a pure heart and clean hands. And what God answered me astounded me. It was like a punch in the gut.
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He said "Yeah. There is. I don't like the way you talk about yourself." πŸ˜³πŸ˜ΆπŸ™ˆπŸ˜” And then immediately He brought to my mind all the ways I've run myself down because of my recent 40 lb weight gain... How I never fully receive my man's sincere compliments and unconditional acceptance....how instead I immediately remind him of how I used to look. So dumb. I know. There was more ugliness in my heart.. Broken places..but you get the picture. .
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So I repented. Right there. I wept over the sin and the hideous shackles I had put on myself. I asked God to forgive me for not loving His creation... His masterpiece. And then I asked Him to help me. And in His faithfulness, He did. .
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That moment when your mail lady drops off your long awaited package from @magnolia, and you rip it open like a 4yr old on Christmas morning, only to gasp when you discover this extra goodness laying on top with a thank you note expressing their gratitude that you have chosen something of theirs to adorn and bless your home. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜πŸ˜³ .
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Man. They are goooood. #theygotme #hooklineandsinker #whatelsecancaniorder πŸ™Š

Because yesterday was #worlddownsyndromeday but mostly because my life wouldn't be the same without Carolyn in it. She's my favorite pew buddy/ hymn belter-outer / prayer warrior/ honeybun bandit. I wish everyone had a Carolyn in their life. #theluckyfew πŸ’™ #everyonelovescarolyn

Filling up my empty nest slowly but surely with plant babies. 🌿 I brought home 7 lil darlings today. SEVEN. What in tarnation??? #whoAMi πŸ™ŠπŸ’ƒπŸ½

Car wash hanky panky. πŸ’¦πŸš™πŸ’• #myforeverboyfriend #honeyandthepreacher #dateday

My date day idea worked out pretty nicely. πŸ‘ŠπŸ» I didn't even mind it when one of our offspring crashed our party for a bit. I mean, since she's not around to wash the dishes anymore, I can at least use her to snap a pic or two. 😎 #makingthebestofouremptynest

So I declared yesterday Rest Day and it worked out real nice for me. So I declared today Date Day. πŸ’ƒπŸ½ #illkeepyouposted #honeyandthepreacher

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