I’m getting ready to board a plane for America but leaving my whole entire heart in Australia. 😭😭😭😭
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Lord, let this be my heart’s cry until it's my heart’s only desire. Amen. | Kaylie, @thekayliebrooke

Happy mail from this week. These two gorgeous books arrived and I can’t decide which one to read and review first! Help me decide. Vote in the poll in my stories or leave a comment below. Also if you’ve read either let me know in the comments what you thought! #shereads #bookstoread #whatshouldireadnext

Strawberries! We got a gallon of juicy local strawberries yesterday and I made this yummy strawberry vinaigrette salad dressing. Click the #linkinprofile👆 to get the recipe!

The other day I sensed God say to me, “I don’t want you to have faith in your ability to speak, I want you to have faith in my ability to anoint your words.” This is both humbling and a relief, isn’t it? We don’t have to trust in our ability which is limited - but in His power which is limitless! •

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Dear friend, I want to offer you encouragement today, that your discomfort and your trials are not in vain. I understand it because I’m right there with you. The feeling that it’s not fair, that you didn’t expect this. The feeling that you can’t handle it. But the truth is quite the opposite. Did you know that you were MADE FOR THIS?
I don’t believe God caused these hardships for us – but I do believe he equips us with what we need to survive. And more than that, he designed you specifically to make it through even this. I believe that with all my heart.
He created each one of us with a unique set of strengths + skills to help us get through. Maybe you are the only one that could have handled your specific situation. He handpicked you to do His work. (see Esther 4:14)
Even though we may face pain and disappointment (and let’s be honest, sometimes it feels like life is just kicking my butt), there is a purpose to it all. And one day I’ll be able to use my story + the wisdom I gained to encourage someone else. What a beautiful role we each play. What a picture of grace.
Read more about my thoughts on trials and encouragement. Link to the blog in my bio. 📷: @unsplash
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“This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 • Happy Sunday to you ❤️

Sometimes we need the pace of the race to slow right down.
The race is marked out for us, friends. We just need to take the next right step.
Eyes on Jesus
Happy Sunday! #wordofgod #12daysofbookstagram #bibliophilelife

Blooming blossoms 🌸💕

👭We are not cookie-cutter people. We have different personalities and talents bestowed upon us. The boring, mundane, look-alikes rarely blaze a path. If you are different, celebrate it. 💃God can use you. Walk your own path, no matter how different it is. Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, and Amelia Earhart led different lives. Live yours on your own terms. 🙌🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏃🏿‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#hopewriters #christianlife #christianblogger #christianwoman #christianliving #proverbs31woman #delightandbe #proverbs31 #womenintheword #propelwomen #shereadstruth #chooselovely #seekhimfirst #inspiration #lifewaywomen #bedeeplyrooted #faithinspired #hike #path

We will feast
in the house
of Zion
We will sing
with our hearts
He has done
great things
We will sing
We will feast &
weep no more // This tune became my mantra as I was coming out of a dark season + life was beginning to feel more settled, well at least for a little while.

We were still recovering from the short sale, but we started dreaming about our next home to eventually buy. I was getting my head above water with more sleep as the babies grew & were less dependent on me at night. My counseling practice was gaining ground after a year of starting milk + honey. Young Life was growing & overall life felt semi-normal again. I was able to enjoy the moment right in front of me instead of looking ahead too far; which kept fear at bay.

We were however still healing from the chaos of the past few years + needed some more space. Space to breathe deep. Space to let the kids run wild + free. Space to dream about what was next for us as a family. Space to create + build. Space to be who we were made to be + not rush the pain away too soon.

A house right down the street came available so we decided to move (again) and this time it felt very right. In my cracks of time early in the morning I started writing again with a few blog series + submitted some articles to some print publications. Every time I wrote I felt in my element, sharing about hope in the longing primarily. Life felt much richer after this extended season of yearning for relief from the trauma of the day. Food tasted more flavorful. Colors were more vibrant. The kids even seemed cuter. Music made me dance. My whole perspective had changed as a result of the struggle & I honestly would't trade it. What a gift the grief had become. •
You are the faithful One
& from the Garden
to the grave, bind us
together, bring Shalom
(song via: @sandramccracken ) #mannamoment

Make a S T A T E M E N T • I love myself a nice statement piece, mostly in the form of #earrings and even better when it's #handmade 😊 • and just like this pair of earrings, that seemed to have attract a few questions this morning .. I want to challenge you this morning to make a statement in what you speak about our Saviour-----------------------------
• if Jesus has touched your life, if Jesus has been your comfort and confidante, if you know in your heart that Jesus is your God and He has saved you from darkness, then speak of it. The world needs to know the good news. If we remain silent, how will the others who need Him know about Him. All you need to do is share your story, and how He has been your healer, saviour and comforter, and leave the rest to Him. He may speak into their hearts when the time is right. But we must first sow the seed! We must do our part! It was because of someone who shares her story with me, that I found Jesus in my darkest of times. He touched my heart like nothing has, and I knew this was God.----------------------------------------------
•When we act and love like Jesus, people will see His light through you, and when they ask you what it is that is different? Or how is it that you are able to overcome a certain difficult situation, I pray you speak to the Holy Spirit and ask for His boldness to share the love of God. Have you shared your story yet? If you have, in what situation has this been shared in? #speakreallifeproject #behislight #sharingtheloveofgod

Between ear infections, sinus infections, UTI’s, stomach bugs, teething, nasal congestion, allergies, and sleepless nights...this mama is done.
Praise Jesus that His mercies are new every single day and that there is no shortage of caffeine.
Now, if you’ll excuse me...laundry is calling my name.

Spending the weekend in Pittsburgh with my 95 year-old grandma and my parents. She was born in 1923, had three children, and 1944 till now lived in the same house. There’s something about the simplicity of such a life. No social media. No moving around. No longing for more. Just content with the blessing before her. As I sit in a hospital room surrounded with my relatives who love my Grandma, I once again am reminded of what really matters...relationships. When you’re 95 that’s really all that will matter😌
💕 #jesusgirl #hopewriters #simplybe #glorychasers #momlife #biblestudygirl #shewritestruth #shereadstruth #wonderfullymade #slowdown #mysouthernliving #oneyearbible #findingmore #girlsetfree #simplifiedlife

Saturday morning solitude with hot tea, some reading, and lots of sunshine ❤️☀️❤️ How is your Saturday looking so far?

Saturday morning trip to a new local allergy friendly bakery - @littlerabbitbaking - for their GF vegan chocolate banana bread. Perfect way to end the week and start the weekend and celebrate that it feels a bit like spring today. #thegoodlist

Ok, well, all but the top knot, LOL... I don't have enough hair for that. Especially since I'm LOSING ALL OF IT postpartum. 😣🤤😓 It always comes back, but I panic every time... Has this happened to you??
Anywayyz.... Saturday breakfast, some writing, a TON of laundry folding, and a fun ladies' night out Savvy Minerals class tonight!! If you're local and you're free, let me know and I'll get you the info 😘💋
What are you up to today? ☕

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