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Oh, it’s not the weekend yet? 🙄 Pretending I’m where the painting above me is 🌊 #maskeraidebabe #humpdayfeels

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions 🙌🏻 #wednesdaythoughts

Ready to dive right into summer and this warmer weather! #sonyamartinphotography

Let’s talk about something totally unrelated to this photo. Not uncommon on IG anyways 😂 here’s the topic: persistence in prayer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There’s this one story in the Bible that gets me every time. It gets me crying, curious of how the woman felt, and it also sparks my curiosity, wonder, and awe of Jesus’ character. Sometimes it even gets me frustrated and angry. It starts like this:
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“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable..” what was the point of the parable? “To show them that they should always pray and not give up.” But give up on what? Give up on whatever has been put on their hearts, whatever they have been pleaing for. Have you guessed the parable yet? It’s called the parable of the persistent widow. Luke 18. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
She continued to come to the judge and beg for the justice she so desired. An unjust judge finally granted this for her. Jesus made a comparison that if the unjust judge granted it, how much more will Jesus? And here’s the line. “However when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” There it is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Months ago my mom told me that my faith was not disproven just bc I had days where my hope felt weak on Jesus’ power to change things. Instead, my faith was proven through my persistence in prayer. Praying THROUGH the doubt. You know the prayers you don’t want to pray bc you don’t even believe? The ones that grind through your teeth somehow? The ones that make you squirm and lash out? The ones that leave you with a migraine because you cried so much through it? Or the ones you sung out in your car with music blaring? Maybe it’s the prayer you legit yelled? Or perhaps the one you didn’t even say a word but it seeped from your heart and mind? Those prayers. Those are the ones that prove your faith. Those are the ones that are the proof in the pudding of your persistence. Could you have sit with the persistent widow through them? Or would you be the one telling her discouraging phrases? Are you the one praying even when you don’t believe? Or just giving up? I don’t believe Jesus told this parable for no reason. Cheers to a week of persistence in prayer 💛 if you need prayers for anything comment below to lmk ❤️

SMILE 😃 it's Monday! And I NEED YOUR HELP!!! 🙏🏼 So I mentioned this on my stories 2 weeks ago and got some replies but I'm trying to figure out a title for a blog series I want to start 🎉 I would share with you guys cool new products/food/gadgets/basically anything I come across that I think is worthy of bringing to your attention and roll it into one blog post each week! 👍🏼👍🏼 I legit have not been able to come up with a title though!!! 😬 PLEASE ADVISE!!! Trying to think of something that goes with my brand and blog and makes sense, too! It's obviously too difficult for me to decide which is why I'm enlisting your outside help 👉🏼 tell me in the comments and TIA!!!! 🙌🏼😘
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Spring is in session🌷
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Brightened up this babe with a balayage/foilayage combo
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All smiles cause it’s Saturday 🙌🏽#sonyamartinphotography

Took a mini break from my almond butter obsession and tried out sunflower butter. I’m a little bit...hooked?! Haha it’s so tasty. Took me a second to get used to it but now I love it. Especially on toast... #duh. This time I ate it with apples, almonds, honey, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds. What’s your favorite toast combo?! #thefaithfeast

Summer, where you at? 🍦🍦 #sonyamartinphotography

Issssssss FRIyay!!!!!! 🙌🏼🍟
The kids have no school today, I got to come to work a half hour later, and it’s a PD (professional development) day where the pace is super slow and super chill. Lunch is provided, and fingers crossed🤞🏼 we bust outa here early!!!! What’s everyone else up to?! ———————————————————————How is YOUR Friday treatin’ ya?! DROP IT BELOW👇🏼
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#TBT to last month when I was in Chicago. Here’s another example of my poor posing skills 🤷🏽‍♀️ but if you scroll to the right you’ll see me in my element... also, I almost fell backwards in the second pic 😂
I couldn’t feel my fingers because it was freezingggg. That was about 30 days ago and I’m still wearing my winter jacket.
I guess not much has changed 🙃
Can’t wait to be back in Chicago but I have a few more places to go to before I return.
Buying my tickets this week ✈️ if you guess where I’m going I’ll buy you a ticket!
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Hahaha jk, who do think I am? Bill Gates? I barely spring for a checked bag. One because I’m an expert packer but two because why. Maybe one day I’ll be able to afford that and it’ll be real. It’s a fantasy for now 😝
#LifeWithRo

That one day closer to Friday feeling 💚🎉 #sonyamartinphotography #fridayfeeling

Recently I’ve taken small breaks from social media because of my lack of confidence & inspiration. 😕 BUT your girl found her mojo again!!! It’s like I took a deep breath dove into a pool of water & came back out feeling like a new woman 💃🏽 I have a new sense of what I want to do with my career, my life and my work. Slowly but surely things are coming together 🥂
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L I F E R E M I N D E R: It’s okay to take a break & refocus that’s how some of the best choices are made 🌸

Strawberry Homemade Cashew Butter Waffle Sandwich - made with @kodiakcakes mix! Recipe in bio.

I could drink this vodka sauce - that’s how delicious it truly is. I added some ingredients to @thepioneerwoman ‘s recipe but I owe it all to her for this wonderful recipe. Recipe in bio!

✨I have never been one to take off my make up! EVER. Until a series of conversations with friends about my obsession for skincare fed me fears of soon aging like an old hag if I didn’t start to routinely remove my face every night. I wouldn’t normally fall prey to anyone’s warnings⚠️(I’m a learn-for-myself type of gal) BUT.... if it weren’t for my ripe age of ______ (Ha! You thought I’d reveal my age? Women never do😘) then I wouldn’t have considered POSSIBLY changing my ways!
The #makeupwipes I just started using were the ones I mentioned in my post the other day of the random @tjmaxx run to get body lotion. I checked out a myriad of deliciously scented wipes such as cucumber, black charcoal, etc. before choosing a wipe very suitable for my skin type (sensitive) and also stage in age of my skin. I went with #VitaminC #facialcleansing wipes built with #antioxidants. Since my skin is sooo sensitive, products pass my #SantySkinTest if and only my skin doesn’t burn in redness- as it usually does when products are #chemically enhanced and full of crap #toxins! These wipes did no such thing😊 One of the best parts too?! They ONLY cost $3.99!💵
P.s. I’ll keep using them and do a re-eval on the long-term effects on my skin, hydration, and removal effectiveness!💁🏼‍♀️🙌🏼
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➡️ Are there any AMAZING recommendable removers that anyone slays on the regular?! PLEASE LIST BELOW in the comment area! .
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Trying really hard to forget the fact it snowed in April 🤦🏻‍♀️


• New Post on the Blog! #linkinbio



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A little bit of Saturday Slay #sonyamartinphotography #SaturdaySlay

This thin and crispy chicken Parmesan should be next on your dinner menu. I’ll be posting the vodka sauce recipe tomorrow, but you need to try this!

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