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Heather  #Christian 🙌🏻 | #Homeschool 📚 #Mom ❤️ | #Photographer 👁 | #Foodie 🍳 | #Artist 🎨 | #Writer 📝 | Native #Texan 🌮 | #cancerfighter 👊🏻 | #txcactuslady 🌵 |

In honor of National Blood Pressure Education Month in May, get out and get your blood moving. Sitting is the new smoking.
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I can’t wait to have long country roads to walk down. Like Owl City and Jake Owen say:
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“I’ve got aching feet
From walk-in’ over miles of concrete”
So...
“I’m sayin’ goodbye to the skyline
Hello to the sweet pines
Gonna see you later street lights
I’m headed back to tree lines
To free time and starry nights
To bonfires and fireflies
Pack your bags it’s time to go
Cause we got brighter lights back home”
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#movewithheart #exercisemotivation #keeponmovin #hearthealth #goodhabits #homeschoolpe #owlcity #movetothecountry #greatoutdoors #walkingtogether #jakeowen #walkwithyourkids #merrell #merrellbarefoot #tennisshoes #allthecolors #macro_captures #spon

“Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise;
thou mine inheritance, now and always;
thou and thou only first in my heart,
high King of heaven, my treasure thou art.”
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- 8th Century Irish Hymn by Saint Dallan
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#stilltruetoday #bethoumyvision #irish🍀 #jesusisthereason #jesusislord #praise🙌🏻 #worshiplife #christianity #yeslord #kingofheaven #quotestagrams #jesuscalling #godslove

Patchwork Quilt
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Don’t discard
mismatched pieces
of your life
Let your colors
speak proudly
whisper pinks
💕
brassy reds
🖤
gritty blacks and
💙
soulful sapphires
💜
Live wisely
but love foolishly
Kiss morning dew
Smell golden sunshine
💛
Drink summer breezes
Embrace the heavens
Inhale ocean depths and
exhale life
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Until each piece
of your life
is stitched
with tender memories
to warm loved ones
on cold winter nights
🧡
- Jenny Miller
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Today marks one year. She made the quilt on the top of this stack... my grandma or great grandma made the one near the bottom... and the stack keeps growing... each generation adding their stitch-work to the next. Those tender memories are the stuff of forever: Love is the thread that binds.
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#griefjourney #quilt #quilting #family❤️ #ilovemymom #imissmymom #quilts #familyheirloom #poetryofinstagram #poemsofinstagram #loss

Something new, from something old...
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Isaiah 43:19-21
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19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
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I’m amazed. God always has something new up His sleeve.
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#amazed #godisable #🙌🏻 #praisereport #praises #plantpower #cactusoftheday #cactusclub #christianity #greenisthenewblack #pricklypear #prickly #pricklypearcactus #cactuslover #texasforever #streamsinthedesert #doanewthing #makingaway

Today marks two months shy of two years survivorship from stage IIIB colon cancer. The oncologist gave me a green light again. She said my tumor markers (bloodwork markers to see if you may be growing new tumors) are .7 (most normal people have low positive numbers under 3). She told me I don’t have another check up until August (which will be at the 2 year mark from my surgery date where they removed the colon tumor and lymph nodes that were infected). I am thrilled that my health is so good and to celebrate more precious time with my family and friends, I went to JuiceLand inside Whole Foods and ordered a custom juice. I call it the “kick cancer’s butt drink”.
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For those of you that don’t know... I decided to use alternative, prayer and nutritional methods of fighting against a relapse instead of chemo.
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Would you sell your house to afford carrot juice, supplements and vitamins if you knew they could likely prolong your life? Would you give up sugar and processed food if you knew that they were likely linked to your poor health? You reap what you sow. I know Jesus was talking about the kingdom of heaven when he talked about selling everything you own to gain wisdom... however, I think prioritizing your health is wise, because your health affects every area of your life. Sometimes taking up your cross can be something as simple as denying your fleshly desire for Milano cookies. Pray instead. Reap the rewards on this earth and in the world to come!
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#jesusandjuice #carrotjuice #juiceland #gogi #gingerpower #turmeric #healthychoice #willpower #cancerfighter #celebratingsurvivors #doingwhatsbest #reapwhatyousow #enzymepower #juiceforlife #plantpower #praises #praisereport #🙌🏻 #carrots #🥕

Totem Pole Cactus 🌵
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I learned a little something from worldofsucculents.com tonight; so now I can go to sleep.
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| Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus is a slow-growing, smooth-skinned, columnar cactus 12 feet (3.6 m) tall with stems that branch at the base to form a short trunk. It is a slow-growing cactus with smooth skin and no visible spines, light to medium green coloring and small bumps or areoles along the entire length of its long columns, giving it the illusion of having multiple faces carved into the plant. It is a night bloomer, and in late spring it produces light pink blossoms that open at dusk and close up by mid morning. It also develops an edible, egg-shaped, red fruit with red pulp. |
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It will probably be fifty years before I have any egg-shaped red fruits from my little smooth cacti friend. He sure is amazing, though... and he’s still the same size after nearly two years.
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#succulentsofinstagram #succulentlove #pachycereus #pachycereusschottii #totempolecactus #smooth #plantsofinstagram #plantsofig #cactiandsucculents #cacti #cactiofinstagram #🌵 #desertplants #succulentlover #succulentaddict #plantmama

“Only YOU are you.” ~ My Little Punk, Age 7
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| Dawn worked at a skate shop for years, and her number one request for senior shots was the Austin graffiti park. I’ve heard they are planning to move it someplace else. Boo. :( |
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#austintx #austintexas #austinphotographer #austinseniorphotographer #seniorportraits #graffitipark #graffitipaint #graffitiworld #skatergirl #classof2018

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
‭‭John‬ ‭13:34-35‬ ‭NIV‬‬
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#redletterday #jesusisthereason #loveoneanother #loveisallyouneed #prayerchangesthings #godheart #christianity #faithhopelove #bethelight #bethechange #bethechurch #youversion #verseoftheday📖

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