He loves me enough to tell me the truth. •

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “if you abide in my word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” #thefaithfeast

I’ve been taking my sweet time working through this @shereadstruth study and I’m enjoying it so much. I love how they give you the passage from Matthew along with scriptural references from other parts of the Bible. I especially love the maps, definitions and general bible info they include 🤓. Have you ever done one of their studies?? This is my first!
#shereadstruth #thefaithfeast

It's been a long week. Don't forget to pray. & then rise and act.
Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. 7 Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.

So often I would think God didn't care about my struggles. I thought I was the only one who battled anxiety, extreme stress and depression. Then the Lord told me to check my emotions because He hadn't forgotten about me. He pushed me to pack up my car and move to Chicago, on blind faith, because He was planning to use what I was going through in life for a purpose. My role was not to control it and put borders on God, but instead to walk in a desert of faith, whether or not there was green grass on the other side. You see, our struggles aren't meant to break us, but instead are a source of elevated strength. And I had to be willing to allow God to unstitch some mess in my life, to water my heart, and to truly pray about some things so I could stop crying and start praising. God uses knitting, crochet and blogging to reveal His grace to me, and I'm so grateful and honored to have been a panel speaker at the first @live_blogging_forum event yesterday here in Chicago to tell my northknits and @ourmakerlife story alongside other amazing bloggers, creatives and makers. I walked away from yesterday's event knowing that for every 1 person that doesn't support you in life, a dozen more will - so keep walking in faith. Today, Be bold. Be brave. Laugh it out. The Lord is faithful, He hears you, and trust and believe that your struggles are not in vain. 💚

These FOUR WORDS sum up my life, and the dope people in it... I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL!!! Thank you to @Porchea_Londone for creating such a Beautiful platform for #ChicagoBloggers - Today's @live_blogging_forum panelists were EVERYTHING!!! | @ashleysmith.tv @naturalista86 @itsshima @globalglamwithashleybanks @live_blogging_forum @northknits @thefaithfeast @RowASeat1 and @tfortrendsetta 😘💖👑 The journey of each #GirlBoss was interesting, full of great tips and I believe our stories touched the entire room!
It was a pleasure to meet all of you and I wish you much Success, Longevity, and Lots of Love on as a young female entrepreneur!!! Cheers to more amazing events like this one and I look forward to seeing the continuation of your GLOW UP!!! ************************************************* #fashion #style #beauty #bloggers #Melanin #travelblogger #knittingblogger #foodblogger #girlpower #beautyblogger #fashionblogger #blackgirlmagic #summertimechi #ChicagoBlogger #FashionWriter #stylist #trendsetter #GirlBoss #livebloggingforum #femaleentrepreneur #ChicagoKids #RowASeat1 #IAmBeBeJones

It was an honor to speak today about #blogging at the @live_blogging_forum today in Chicago's Bronzeville. I was blessed to share the stage with amazing fellow bloggers who gave their wisdom and inspiration to our event attendees!
Shoutout to my sis @porchea_londone for putting on a successful event!!
Dress: @riverisland by way of my sis @_prettyriki
#LiveBloggingForum #Bloggers #Chicagobloggers #lotd #ootd #Blackswhoblog #findyourniche #womenwhowrite #RiverIsland #femalebloggers #blogging #bloggersdoitbetter

These women. I can't even deal. 😍Thank you @porchea_londone for inviting me to sit on such an epic panel. Today was amazing. 🙌🏽
#livebloggingforum #thefaithfeast

I have a thing for Saturday mornings. I can't help but wake up early and enjoy the quiet. The morning stillness reminds me to stop and pause after a busy week. This morning I'm thinking about the women I get to meet at the @live_blogging_forum this afternoon. Women with girl boss dreams. Women who are hungry to learn, grow and connect. I can't wait to meet them. I can't wait to meet the lucky lady who will win this journal. I'm praying for them and especially her. Praying that she would document her days intentionally. Because one day she will need the very words she wrote. She will depend on the scriptures she scribbled down. She will laugh at the fears that she confessed with shaky hands. And rejoice at the smooth script she used when she recaps the victory. I'm so excited to share my blogging failures and successes today. Follow along on instastory. #thefaithfeast #livebloggingforum

It's the @LIVE_BLOGGING_FORUM featuring some your favorite #ChicagoBloggers - Guest Speakers: @BeBe_Jones & @tfortrendsetta | Guest Panelists:: @porchea_londone @thefaithfeast @globalglamwithashleybanks @itsshima @northknits and @ashleysmith.tv.
Click the Link in the Bio to RSVP! ************************************************
#fashion #style #beauty #blogging #chicagokids #blogger #ChicagoKids #styling #trendsetter #entrepreneur #girlboss #melanin #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #Chicago #ChicagoEvents #MondayMotivation #LiveBloggingForum #IAmBeBeJones #RowASeat1

Happy Tuesday! Learn the story behind BLISSforSingles and get motivated to find your voice among so many in the blogosphere. B•L•I•S•S• Editor in Chief @tfortrendsetta will be speaking at the Live Blogging Forum in Chicago on Saturday, June 3rd!
#Swipeleft to see more of the guest speakers and panelists to help you start your blog and tell your story!
Follow @live_blogging_forum for updates and to RSVP for free!
#TuesdayMotivation #blogging #LiveBloggingForum #Chicago #Blackswhoblog #bloggers #womenwhowrite #newblog #BlackBloggersUnited #blog #inspiration #BrownGirlBloggers

We're so excited for FLOURISH on June 23rd! You can register through the link in our bio! Comment and let us know if you're coming! #sceden #edenflourish

Flipped through an old journal this morning and found this quote "what God knows about you is far more important than what people THINK about you."- Nancy Beech. •

Every time I pause to reflect on an old journal, sermon, season- I always find a gem I'm in need of. God's word is timeless. It helped then, it can help now.

Take some time to go back and reflect over a previous journal. Or look back over those Instagram posts you've saved. Peruse the archives of your favorite blogs. Go back to basics for a second, so you can find that little bit of strength, gratitude or wisdom you need to keep moving forward. & if you want take a pic and hashtag it #faithfeastbtb so I can see. 😍 #thefaithfeast

Hey. It's Wednesday. I'm THRILLED about it. All of you *official* feasters already have yours in your inbox! But for everyone else... head over to the blog to get that creamy oatmeal recipe I promised! & read this weeks post where I'm talking about friendships 💆🏽. (Link in bio) Love you mean it. #thefaithfeast #onwednesdayswefeast

Take a look at your circle. Are you surrounded by confident, faith filled encouraging women? Are you yourself a confident faith-filled encouraging woman? I want (and thankfully have) friends who speak life into me, who challenge me, inspire me and push me to be more like Jesus. But I've learned the hard way that part of having healthy whole relationships is being healthy and whole enough to be the friend you desire. Allow God to heal the parts of you that are insecure, overly competitive and jealous. Comparison and envy are poison to our friendships. There's enough room for all of to succeed. We can all win. I promise. Be the friend you want to have & the right people will find you. #thefaithfeast #communityovercompetition #walkingreflections

Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

I haven't put this book down since I started it. It is a thoughtful, gentle, read that has stirred up so much in my heart. Allie writes like she knows you. It's like she's been watching you from a distance and says all the things you didn't know your ears were desperate to hear. I'm completely in love with this collection of letters. Thank you @ellecomm for sending me this wonderful read. #22letters #thefaithfeast #thefaithfeastreads

Thank You GOD for Every Opportunity... I Am Grateful!!! SAVE THE DATE | SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD | 4-7 PM |
It's the @LIVE_BLOGGING_FORUM featuring some your favorite #ChicagoBloggers - Guest Speakers: @BeBe_Jones & @tfortrendsetta | Guest Panelists: @porchea_londone @thefaithfeast @globalglamwithashleybanks @itsshima @northknits and @ashleysmith.tv.
Come Meet & Greet with us for an evening of ALL THINGS BLOGGING: Networking and Tips on How to Start a Blog, Curating Content and Building a Platform for Your Brand! (Oh! It's FREE) Click the Link in My Bio to RSVP!
ALL ATTENDEES MUST RSVP. ************************************************
#fashion #style #beauty #blogging #chicagokids #blogger #ChicagoKids #styling #trendsetter #entrepreneur #girlboss #melanin #blackgirlsrock #blackgirlmagic #Chicago #ChicagoEvents #MondayMotivation #LiveBloggingForum #IAmBeBeJones #RowASeat1

I found a recipe for the creamiest yummiest thickest oats ever. I topped it with bananas, almonds, chia seeds and coconut shavings. It was a FEAST 🙌🏽 Recipe will be in your weekly newsletter on Wednesday (because on Wednesday's we FEAST💁🏽). Link in bio to subscribe! #thefaithfeast #onwednesdayswefeast

I have been thinking a lot about gratitude. And how our tendency to find things to be grateful for often stems from comparison. “Well atleast I don’t have blank like she does” and then fill in that blank with someone else's failure, infirmity, or situation that we don’t have. •

But I don’t think that really works. I think gratitude rooted in comparison to others can quickly become self-righteousness. When we compare ourselves to others and find “gratitude” in that we could unknowingly be building ourselves up on the back of someones tragedy. •

I think there is a better perspective. We could start to compare where we are now to where we were. “I used to struggle with this but now I don’t”. “I used to live at home but now I live on my own.” “I used to be afraid but now I am not" or whatever it may be for you. •

I don’t want my gratitude to to be measured by someone else’s lack. I want my gratitude to stem from the fact that where I was is not where I am and that is only by the grace of God. #thefaithfeast #walkingreflections

"You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness." - 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Push through the darkness & find the light. Good things await you. You just have to keep going. 🌻#thefaithfeast

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