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LOVED THIS BOOK AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Just finished this morning. I have so many quotes written down, and my heart feels refreshed. Friendship is hard. I’ve searched for this type of book for awhile, glad I found it. #goodreads #neverunfriended #lisajobaker #bookrecommendations

I’ve been stuck here for several days, thinking about how what God wants from us is that we love one another, and we how we struggle with that simple command every time we wrestle control away from Him and try to manipulate our way to what we think is success. I’ve underlined and cross-referenced and researched. Why do we bite and devour one another? Why do we tear each other down? Why do we compete and compare when He so clearly calls us to cooperate? Pride, for sure. But also fear. It’s as if we are afraid that someone else’s success means there won’t be enough success left for us. That makes no sense. If we succeed in the work He’s given us, it is because Christ triumphed through us. Every true and worthy accomplishment in our lives is by the grace and goodness of God. Without Him, we are nothing. But God can’t be limited. He gives from a place of abundance. There is enough—more than enough—for all of us. So what we really want is to advance the Kingdom. And we want not to compete, but to encourage good work in everyone around us. When someone else succeeds, our response should be genuine applause, and we pray that we do so from a place of true gratitude that the Spirit has flourished in her good work. And just maybe it’s in the time we spend praying for someone else’s wellbeing that we will hear most clearly God’s answers to the longing of our own souls.

Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker. 100% transparency, this has been a heavy read for me. I have A LOT of baggage when it comes to friendships. Rooted back from being picked on and bullied tons in Elementary School and Junior High. Add in a side of always being the ‘other’ best friend or being bumped as a bridesmaid numerous times. It’s bound to leave one a little scarred during the years where we shape what we think friendships are supposed to feel and look like.
________________________________________________________This book has helped shine a different light on those feelings as well as finally process and move on from them. I’ve felt like something has been missing here in Bend for awhile. I wasn’t able to quite put my finger on it till now... A sense of Community. Going beyond the “I’m Fine,” polite stage as Lisa calls it and working towards stronger meaningful friendships.
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One of my New Years Resolutions was to put more love in my relationships. Offer more help as we all are struggling in different aspects. Plainly, be the friend to others that I’ve been looking for.
________________________________________________________ I highly recommend this book if you’ve been struggling even the tiniest with friendships. And if you’re local, I’ve got 40 pages to go and then it’ll be at the library ;)

🌞 Focusing on ME and THRIVED during the holidays:🌞
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Since November 27, I’ve been 100% focused on my nutrition with the goal of getting my hormones in balance, getting rid of inflammation in some sore joints, and losing weight.
I started this process at a time when most people are throwing caution to the wind and eating whatever and whatever they like. That is totally cool for them. For me, I had to learn to understand and manage my addiction to food because I was truly spinning out of control. Food—and my addiction to it—was running and RUINING my life.
Thoughts like the following ran my life: ➡️ When am I going to eat next? ➡️ What am I going to eat next? ➡️ Do I have enough (insert food) to get through the day or weekend? ➡️ Will my clothes fit when I get dressed? ➡️ Do I care? ➡️ Do I have to leave the house today?
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It was a really ugly place, and I needed to be gone from there. So, the Monday after thanksgiving was THE DAY, and SO MUCH has happened since that day: ➡️ I have learned a ton. ➡️ I have learned to manage and understand my food addiction. ➡️ Food no longer rules my life. ➡️ I have eliminated inflammation. ➡️ I no longer wake up with pain in my feet, knees and lower back. ➡️ My clothes fit again. ➡️ I’ve lost 15 pounds DURING THE HOLIDAYS!! ➡️ I’ve gained confidence. ➡️ I’ve regained my desire to go out and meet people and see friends. ➡️ I’m HELPING more and more people find their way through their own ‘stuff’ and SHARING what I’m learning and the passion I feel for living life again.
Never give up, Friends. You are WORTH the time, the effort, and the work. And, if you need help, PLEASE message me or comment below.

What a great reminder that friendships require action. Not always what we want to do (showing up when we may not be wanted)but what we need to do (just show up) to be a better friend. Reason number 5,795 as to why I will forever be thankful for the book #neverunfriended.

Spending extra time in bed fighting this cold means I get to enjoy this view for a couple more days. I’m savoring whatever I can, time just goes so fast.
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.The other day I had to reach out to a couple of friends with what felt like a big ask. It’s risky, isn’t it, to hold out your hands and ask someone to put something specific in them, knowing that they’ve got their own stuff going on, and their time is equally moving fast. I left the door wide open for them to say “no”. I asked with no expectation because I believe with all of my heart that God IS over my need. And if they had said “no”, God could work with that too. .
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But they didn’t say no. They said yes. Generous yes’. And I’m more than grateful. When I look back at 2017, one of the biggest heartbreaks I experienced happened in community. It pretty much defined my year. But God didn’t leave it there. I have seen His redemption in action. One of the biggest gifts I’m entering 2018 with is also, community.
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I’m still savoring Christmas. I’m clinging to and celebrating Immanuel, God WITH us. Christ meets us each in specific ways, for me, right now, He’s showing up in people who say “yes”, in people who give when they don’t have to. #thankyou #neverunfriended #friends #1000gifts #redemption

Inadequacy has a way of stealing what’s valuable, making us forget that we ever owned what was lost.
So strange how heavy the weight of nothing is- lies of worthlessness, incapability, abandonment... pressing hard upon our chests, exhausting every effort- lifting occasionally just long enough to catch a breath, hurting all the harder when the weight drops back down.
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The irony is, the crash needs to happen. It’s the unfathomable crushing that breaks so deep to expose the marrow of our bones— that tells the truth of what we’re really made of— of Christ in me. Truth of our substance laid bare, it exposes the weakness of the lies that once held the weight of the nothing together. The force that breaks us ultimately shatters the fable fabric of the oppressor. Broken for the suffocation to fall away, broken for us to breathe again. The most threatening blow now compels weak hearts to the awareness of His strength and beat boldly: the soul of ourselves realized, in tact and healing stronger than before the necessary hurt was endured. The making is in the breaking.
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So here’s to what broke us, activating our true substance through pain, throwing off the weight that once crushed us, now crumbled into pieces by its own aggression. .
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Welcome 2018. We are ABLE. .
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Word of the year: ABLE
Verse of the year: Exodus 4:12
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I’d love to hear your themes for the year.💗
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Reading suggestions for your new year to remind you that because He’s able, you are: She’s Still There @chrystalhurst , Never Unfriended @lisajobaker , Put Your Warrior Boots On @lisawhittle , Audacious @bethmoorelpm .
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Podcasts: @momstrugglingwell , @godcenteredmom , @truthstable , The Happy Hour with @jamieivey ,@journeywomenpodcast , The Next Right Thing @emilypfreeman , @upsidedownpodcast .
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#evidenceofABLE
#wordoftheyear #verseoftheyear #becinhiding #shesstillthere #neverunfriended #vintafarmbohclectidustrial #vintage #thrifty #decoratingonabudget #apartmenttherapy #usewhatyouhave #honestmotherhood #motherhoodrising #mystoryindecor #goodwill #repurpose #estatesalefinds #yardsalefinds #strugglewellwednesday

#ravenshome gloomy night made much brighter with this true and truly original friend 💕#neverunfriended #angusjack #northernireland #spaceplanningteam

At the start of 2017, one of the goals I set out for myself was to read. Don’t get me wrong: I read all the time, but my goal was to intentionally read books.
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This goal was about quality reading not quantity.
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I found in this fast-paced, social media-driven world that I was too-often reading lines and posts and headlines, but seldom reading for depth, understanding, reflection. I had this bad habit of starting books and never finishing them because my schedule was too jam-packed.
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This past year I gave myself permission to put down my smart phone and feel the delicious pages of books between my fingers. I let my kids play at the beach or the park, while I read. I spent Sunday afternoons reading for long stretches. I brought actual books with me wherever I went. I underlined and wrote rambling notes in the margins. These books became my companions, my journals of sorts.
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And now I have a stack of books that I actually read. These 10 books especially have been a part of my 2017 journey. They have challenged me, encouraged me and inspired me. They have walked me through grief and helped me see God’s glory. I hope you will explore some of them too. {Full list on the blog: Link in profile.}
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I am a word person. I love to weigh and measure and sift words. I love the full value of a word. So, this process of choosing a word for the year is one I hold dear. Usually, I’m a few beats behind and don’t have a word until a couple weeks into January. But this word found me last fall. It’s a good one. We’re going to live together very well indeed. 🎉
Have you chosen a word? Did one choose you? Tell me about it, please?

It's my #2017bestnine and it is a great summary of the year! Food, books, Lego, running, and family time. We can't wait to see where God leads us in 2018!

#happynewyear #2018 #familyfun #running #cookingfromscratch #biking #amreading #morethanjustmakingit #neverunfriended

Some of my girls have asked me what 📚 I am planning on reading in 🎉2018🎉. Well, I have narrowed it down. 🙈🙊All of the ones that I started reading and have yet to finish this year.👊 #stayfocused #2018books #goodreads #newyear2018

🏆Best In Audio🏆
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•No More Faking Fine by @estherfleece : This is a MUST read‼️
•She Reads Truth by @biblewilliams and @raechelmyers : their passion for God’s word reignited a spark in me — one I had to share! 💝
•Never Unfriended by @lisajobaker : there were tears 😭🙌🏽
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#bookyearinreview #maries2017readinglist #bookstagram #booknerd #shereadstruth #nomorefakingfine #neverunfriended #devotedaudiblelistener #audiblerocks #christianaudio #audible

The last few days have been a frantic-ish push to do everything I planned for this week, all the year end must-dos, and everything I planned for next week. I was very tempted to push off a #Powersheets pow-wow with a friend. ⭐️ I’m so glad I didn’t. We helped each other with individual goals, made some goals together, brainstormed, and paved the way for accountability. All so good. ⭐️ Now, let’s begin 2018 with arms full of so many babies!

No matter what, we are to love others. Thank you @lisajobaker. #neverunfriended

Y'all. I mean. I can't even.
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Thank you, (in)courage & Dayspring!
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Can y'all believe all these goodies I found on my doorstep today?
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If you aren't a part of this graceful, generous, authentic, warm community---by all means, get thyself over to incourage.me and find your people.
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(in)courage's tagline is, "Find yourself among friends," and it doesn't lie. Such a sweet place of vulnerability & truth, sisterhood & community.
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Thank you sweet, sweet friends at @incourage & @dayspringcards --- for you continue to bless my heart in all the ways. 💞
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