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🌸  photographer + designer & social media curator / in partnership with King Jesus ∞ / portland / @wldflwr.shop / @423communities

If you have ever felt like you are completely alone,

this story night is for you.
If you have ever struggled with knowing your purpose,

this night is for you.

If you don't know your identity, whose you are,

you are welcome here.

If you feel like you're never enough, or that your story doesn't count,

let us prove to you that you are enough, and that your narrative DOES count.
Before I ever launched wildflower. my heart behind stories has always been the freedom the story-teller receives when they share their story. Decades of hiding behind my narrative, God has led me to this – creating a space for women to come hear stories, tell their stories and experience the beautiful freedom in claiming your story. Behold, what I hope to be the first of many wildflower. story nights.

WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE OF STORY NIGHT?

Have you been listening to these lies? "No one cares", "I am all alone", "I'll never be enough". This is absolutely not true and I want you to experience the freedom I've experienced. My heart behind this event is that you'll leave feeling refreshed, inspired and holding onto the truth about who you are: that you are dearly loved and claimed Beloved by the One who created the Universe. And he cares about every little detail of your life including your mess ups (in fact He is going to use them - believe it or not). Do not delay the impact of your story, yes, your own personal story that the Author of your life has been delicately writing. It is not a finished story, it's a story in process and it's so worth telling.

Arrive for a magical evening of worship, story-telling, laughs, tears (bring tissues), and good food while reveling in God's greatest love story: you.

So, what do you say? Are you coming? Book your tickets in link in bio 🌸 #wildflowerstorynight #storynight #shareyourstory @wldflwr.shop

“While you’re so busy doing, be careful of who your becoming”. So often we are tempted to measure our success by what we DO. Our identity and value become rooted in our works, our self-love contingent on our performance and production. We ultimately let what we do define who we are. But boy oh boy did I learn the hard way last year just how dangerous that can become. A few days ago I was feeling so frustrated and worthless by my lack of "doing" in this season. For the past 7 months God has had me in a process of focusing more on WHO I am than WHAT I am doing. It has been hard, challenging, and down right embarrassing at moments! I have felt like a failure and a joke at times! I've felt left behind and irrelevant. But, these testings & the removing and stripping of everything I have once defined myself by, has revealed so many root issues within my soul and my identity.
Take away your works, and who are you? Take away your job, your spouse and your children, and who are you? Take away your money, car, home, and assets, who are you? Take away your friends, accolades, degrees, and titles, who are you? Take away your website, social media, email list, your network, who are you? If we allow ourselves to be defined by what we do, by our titles and by who loves us, then when those things are tested or tried, when people walk away, or when assignments end... we are left in an identity crisis looking for the next opportunity to make us temporarily feel better. We spend our lives trying to ensure none of those things leave or fail, serving the gods of social media, opinions of people, money, success, degrees, marriage, family, etc. Continued ⬇️
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“Be the woman who fixes another’s crown without telling the world it was crooked.” 🌼 #lessonlearned #wisdom #lovewell #speakwell #encourage #treatlikeyouwouldtreatyourself @clobennett @caleali @wldflwr.shop @allysonmrowe

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Kairos (καιρός). Have you ever heard a word from the Holy Spirit? In the middle of your prayer, or in the silence of a dream? Lately this has been happening to me and I’m learning to really tune in and try to understand what Jesus wants me to know. Up until now, I have never heard of the word Kairos but apparently it’s mentioned 88 times in the Bible and it means time. A time of opportunity. God-ordained. In the right, appointed season. Whatever else the Lord will open up about Kairos, I don’t know — but what I do know is hearing Him speak to me directly is one of the coolest things. And a fruit of spending waaay more time waiting and listening. Why do I share this with you? My hope is that you, friend, take initiative to spend more time with the Holy Spirit. He’s a gentleman. He won’t force you to come learn His remarkable secrets (Jeremiah 33:3) — it’s up to you. He loves to woo, but we need to make the choice to answer to the call. Choose Him. 🌹 Feat. @danielwellington watch. #danielwellington #ad Use code Liana15 for 15% off ✨

Take deeper breaths often.
Leave plenty of room for laughter.
Make the most of every moment,
for all of this truly matters. @morganharpernichols
And may I add: Spend more time roaming flower gardens. It might be just me, but I feel so refreshed and revived and renewed. It feels like time just stops. And you notice God’s beautiful and intricate love for the world He created.

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Perfectionist. Is that you? Do you call yourself a perfectionist? I have. I thought I was protecting myself by saying so. But I’ve come to realize it’s something I started to say to avoid saying: “I need help, I don’t have it all together”. The beautiful thing about this life and journey with the Holy Spirit is realizing that I don’t need to be perfect in order to grow. I was stuck in that lie for so long... once I get to there, then I’ll be that... Lie. A trap. Once I fix this; I can get that. Or go there. Or do that. Nope. So false. So fake. Friend, our imperfections are what make us human, and they help us relate to each other. Perfectionism — at its core — is about avoiding shame. Rather than numb your inadequacy with drugs or escapism, you patch it over with performance. You build up an exterior so impenetrable no one can catch a glimpse of the real you, the inner you. You are beautiful house filled with shame. Remember what Jesus called the religious perfectionists of his day? He called them “whitewash tombs” (Matthew 23:27). He said they were perfect on the outside, but inside they were filled with rotting bones, like airbrushed corpses. Can I let you in on something? This will be hard for you to understand at first but our flaws are actually an on-ramp to freedom from shame. I’ve experienced it. And I’ve come to find real joy because of it. Friend, you may love the image you have created, but Jesus loves the mess beneath. He loves the real you. The scared you. The shame trapped you. That’s why the shell of perfectionism has to crack and fall away under the crushing weight of our own increasing standards. And yeah, it’s no fun to crack. It feels vulnerable. It’s unpleasant. It’s a little like dying, but only things that die can come back to life. Don’t seek perfection. Seek goodness. Wonderful, messy, wild, love-saturated goodness. You will do nothing better than the love and grace God pours into your sad, silly, sin-broken attempts at moving in his direction. In fact, you might even call it... perfection. Accept the messes you’ve made for what they are: messes. And let yourself grow. Just like a wildflower, growing imperfectly perfect. 🌼

Your story is still unfolding,
So don’t judge it too soon.
Not yet.
All wild, messy, parts of you are still in progress.

Every set back,
Every fail,
The pain that stings…
The temptation that left you burned.
Believe me –
It’s not yet.
Not yet finished.
There’s so much more.
You are wild, wonderful and perfectly in process. 🌸 #wildflower #storyteller #youhaveastorytotell #inprocess #wildwonderfulinprocess

IT IS WRITTEN 🔑

I am God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God that loves and abides forever. 1 Peter 1:23

I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the blood. Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 9:14, Colossians 1:14, 1 John 2:12, 1 John 1:9

I am a new creation. 1 Corinthians 5:17

I am a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. 1 Corinthians 6:19

I am delivered from the power of darkness; Christ brings me into God’s kingdom. Colossians 1:13
I am redeemed from the curse of the law. 1 Peter 1:18-19

I am set free. John 8:31-32

I am more than a conqueror. Romans 8:37
I am a co-heir with Christ. Romans 8:16-17
I am sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. Ephesians 1:3

I am accepted in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:13
I am chosen. 1 Thessalonians 1:4, Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 2:9
I am Beloved by God. Colossians 3:12, Romans 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 1:4
I can do all things (everything) in and through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:13

I am free from condemnation. Romans 8:1
I am complete in Him. Colossians 2:10
I am a friend of God. John 15:15

When we feel unloved, unworthy, and so sinful and dirty that we can never be redeemed —
It is written: “But think about this: while we were wasting our lives in sin, God revealed His powerful love to us in a tangible display—the Anointed One died for us.” (Romans 5:8) “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). We are so loved that even while we were apathetic towards Him, God chose us. While we were wasting our lives in sin, He had such a crazy-amazing, wildly-huge, undeniable, undefeatable, never-quitting, never-ending, over-the-top, and excessively extravagant love for us that He laid down His life for us. He died so we would never have to pay the consequences of our shortcomings. He died so we may have an abundant and superadded life. No one gets an inheritance or the benefits of a will until someone dies. He died for us so we could have it all. He died for us so that when He rose, we could rise from our graves too—our graves of sin, our graves of sadness, our graves of brokenness. He died so we could personally know Him, & enjoy life with ⬇️

Anyone else feel like they’ve got some of the best friendships in the world? Love this girl to 🌙 and back. Every time we get to see each other, I leave so encouraged and renewed. And inspired. She’s a 💎. @simonacomer

What if your purpose all along has been for Me to love you?
It’s never been about what you bring.
It’s for you to just simply be.
Come, jump into my lap.
Tell me about your day.
The sound of your voice brings me joy,
My Beloved.
Tell me everything.
Don’t look at the time,
There’s no need to rush.
Make yourself comfortable.
Here.
Now.
I’m listening.
– Jesus to me but maybe to you too
5.4.18

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