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MOST RECENT

Thank you for your prayers, friends. Friday’s appointment went really well. I learned that there are NO MORE LIVING FIBROIDS in my body! All glory to God! I’ve been praying for that for months, and through my doctor’s expertise, He brought that healing to my body.
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Each month I am still experiencing great discomfort, so we are trying to find the source of that pain. The fibroids may have been just one part of the puzzle. No matter what, I know God is my Healer and I praise Him for what He has done and is going to continue to do.
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“Satisfy me in your sweetness, and my song of joy will return. The places within me you have crushed will rejoice in your healing touch.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:8‬ ‭TPT‬

Come away with me for a second, will ya?
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“The enemy of taking action is the false belief in "someday." Do the good you know you ought to do-and start now. Do it knowing that you might not have as much time as you think. The alternative is to do nothing, and that does, well, nothing. Don't wait to live.” (Lara Casey)
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I love new weeks and new beginnings. What will you begin this week? Share it with a friend and then let´s hustle!
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I will drive to one of the very best cities ever and cheer for the world shakers and movement makers, only this time I hope to bring someone along to ignite more little fires and put seeds to the dreams and hopefully see some sparks fly.
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Have a jolly good one dear friend!
Let´s carry light. ✨
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#lariciphotography

Blue skies and sunshine. Pulling weeds together in the dirt. Picnics in the yard. Conversations with neighbors. Watching them ride their bikes. An early morning walk along the Sound. Capturing moments that you never want to let go of. Sweet friends who watch your kids. Dinner - just the two of us. Seven years married. Feeling so incredibly grateful that your heart could just burst...
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#thegoodlist #getaftergrateful #theweekend #aimingforalifewelllived #wearetherememberingpeople

My friend Ruth (@gracelaced) always reminds me that #youdonthavetobebloomingtobegrowing & in this season I need to be #preachingtomyownheart the truth this little phrase holds.
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We’re coming off a week of sickness (all three members of #teamstipes!) that served to remind me how much I need Jesus, tears that served to remind me of His sovereignty, and confession that served to remind me of His grace.
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It didn’t feel like a “blooming” week but His transforming work means it was a growing one. 🌱

This will get a little preachy, y’all. Because after 21 hours in the car over the last three days, I’m back on my own front stoop.

Actually, I’m on the couch with a heating pad, but I am here and I am still and I am grateful for this place I call home.

And I’m grateful that there is grace sufficient for me and my less-than-best self I become when I am single parenting from the drivers seat over a long day’s drive. I only had one trust-me-no-matter-how-bad-you-think-this-is-it-is-worse-for-me conversation with my children. And there were tears only one time. That might be a new record.

So now that I’m home, let me preach a bit.

Friends, it is never convenient to rally around your people and show up. Your tribe, no matter how far flung, needs you to show up sometimes. And not just when you’re expected to but sometimes when you’re given all the outs, you still need to show up.

I just feel like I need to say that sometimes out loud. I need to say it to myself. All. The. Time.

Because—can I be real?—I pretty much never want to show up. My less-than-best self wants to stay home and pray and send a hand-written note, but most of the time, when I read the gospel, I feel all the feels, and not in a good way. Because Jesus showed up. Then. Now. Repeatedly. Surprisingly. Vulnerably.
It’s called incarnation, and I promise you that you’re called to it.

Even if you would rather stay at home and lay your wornout soul on a heating pad and drink a glass of wine. (I hear some people are like that.) #showup #preachingtomyownheart #sabbathmeditation #incarnation #itshardandnotcool #myrealfrontporch #homeagainhomeagainjiggityjig #roadtrips #sacredordinarydays

You are loved! You are strong and beautiful!
God created you to be exactly who he wants you to be! You are perfect in every way! Trust in God and know that he is good and that he has a plan for your life.
Lean into him and his plan. Let him show you your next step #beautyingrace @newlife.tv

Pain and suffering ...and man, that pain can sting a lot. That is when we turn it over to God and ask Him to remind us of better days. Let’s be overcomers and find joy in the midst of the storm. We are not meant to stay in life’s valleys. Know that He has more promises in store for you. 💗xoxo
#grief #preachingtomyownheart #plan #hope #future

What we sow is what we’ll grow and where we abide will be our supply:
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Friends, all that we hope to accomplish with our lives to influence our world publicly, must be sown privately first —right at home.
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This generation doesn’t need to learn how to grow better platforms, make a bigger splash, or do hard things in public. We need to learn to do hard things in #everydayfaithfulness —right in the midst of our ordinary lives.
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👉🏼 What we choose to prioritize and live out in secret will determine what overflows in public. It is not a waste to practice stewardship in the most mundane and sometimes unseen ways at home. 🙌🏼
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The best part of sharing with 3600 women how to preach truth to yourself and sow deeply in your ordinary, everyday life, is that I get to practice what I preach as I return home to @troydsimons and #thesimonsboys. ❤️
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Such an honor to share the stage with @kay.arthur, who encouraged us to persevere in studying the Word, and @hopeheals, who called us up to persevere with hope in the midst of suffering.
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Thank you, @bgcowomen, for your warm welcome this weekend at Falls Creek, OK. I’m praying for deep roots at home, that we might make great impact in our communities, cities, and the places where God has sent us.
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(Visit the @bgcowomen FB Page for the LIVE recordings of sessions. 🌿 Thank you got these pics, @underthesycamore. ❤️)
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#preachingtomyownheart #sowtruth #sowandgrowathome #bgcowomen #learntolovewhatmustbedone

"I will never be able to trust God if I don't believe He is good!  I will never believe that He is good, if I don't believe that He is always motivated by love.  I will only trust God to the degree that  I know and perceive Him." - Ryan Stevenson . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Love 💜 is the foundation of our relationship with God.  He's not beating you up, so stop doing it to yourself.  Rest in His love for you.
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#preachingtomyownheart
#wisewords
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#spiritualformation
#openingtoGod
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#shespeakstruth
#womenintheword
#wellwateredword
#deeplyrooted
#graceupongrace
#godiswithus
#itiswell

Trying to love God with all my weakness today.
Because "it´s your weakness that is a magnet for Gods strength." (Todd White)
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Hope you have a wonderful and peaceful Sunday today!
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#lariciphotography

• Happy Earth Day! 🌎 “For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!” —Psalm 95:3-6 🙌🏻
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PHOTO CHALLENGE
🌷 #delightinginspring - Earth
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#earthday #earthday2018 #truth #bibleverse #verseoftheday #morningdevotion #gospelliving #crosscenteredliving #byGodsgraceandforHisglory #Goodnews #Gospel #ShareChrist #wordsofwisdom #womenoffaith #womenintheword #wellwateredwomen #bedeeplyrooted #preachingtomyself #preachingtomyownheart #preachingthegospel #preachingthegospeltomyself #shereadstruth #wordbeforeworld

April 21 will always be a complicated, bittersweet day for us, but getting to tell our story to folks for all these years has meant we’ve also gotten to tell our story to ourselves. Like a familiar liturgy, it’s been a repeated reminder, rewiring our brains and softening our hearts.
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Spending this special anniversary with Jay and 3,600 new friends in Oklahoma (including Ruth Simons and Kay Arthur?!) sharing and remembering my story was the icing on my “second chance birthday cake”!
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Thanks @BGCOWomen and @Amy_Cordova for such a special few days #PreachingToMyOwnHeart that #HopeHeals.

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You are enough.
As a mama.
As a wife.
As a friend.
As a daughter.
As a sister.
As a daughter of the King.
As a hostess.
As a teacher.
As a role model.
As a neighbor.
As a leader.
As an entrepreneur.
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All of it. Drop it at the door. Don’t let those whispers take hold in your heart. Lay it down today. You are enough. Just the way you are. Nothing added or subtracted. You are enough in what you are doing. Just by showing up day after day for the people around you.
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You are enough.
#preachingtomyownheart #motherhood #momboss

Exactly one year ago today, I shared these words:
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“Three years ago, a conversation began.
Two years ago, we started praying.
And a year ago, we felt encouraged to walk forward in faith, trusting the Lord with our future.
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Our family is about to make a big move from the south-east gulf all the way over to the pacific north-west, so needless to say, life is about to change in so many ways for us as a family.
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We are truly excited yet somewhat somber to leave those that we dearly love, here in Florida.
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And more than all the packing and endless to-do's, the planning and long travels still ahead - I think the hardest part of it all has been that there are many who do not fully understand why we are moving.
And yet, we can't really blame them because to be quite honest with you - I don't think that we fully do either.
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No, my husband does not have a job lined up (yet), nor do we know exactly where we are going to live, nor are we moving close to any immediate family.
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But what we do know for sure is that the Lord has been stirring something within us over these past few years that we can't quite put into words. He's given us convictions that we just can't shake and desires we feel unable to let go of, as He continues to give us a hopeful peace in regards to our unknown future that we have simply chosen to cling to.
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But really, the truth is that sometimes God calls us to walk down a road that doesn't fully make sense to those around us or even to our own self.  He simply desires for us to be faithful to His leading and trust Him with the outcome and destination.
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"For we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7
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...what a difference a year can make but what a faithful, never-changing God we have, who walks with us, every moment of every day.
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#wearetherememberingpeople #greatisthyfaithfulness #aimingforalifewelllived

sometimes we just need to admit this, no matter what our circumstances are, no matter how we are feeling. our souls need us to SAY the truth of who God is so that we can change our perspective. let’s trust together the holiness and sovereignty of God and ask Him to show us Himself at every turn💛 (words to “What a beautiful name” by Hillsong) #preachingtomyownheart

A little truth for your Friday from 1 John 4:18 (ESV).
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Fear is a powerful force. If I’m honest, one of the most powerful forces in my life. Fear of failure. Fear of looking awkward. Fear of being rejected. Fear of being unloved. And yet when we fear the Lord, all these lesser fears melt away.
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When we fear the Lord, we realize that according to God’s perfect law, we deserve far worse than an awkward conversation, failure, or rejection. We deserve death, and God would be just and righteous in giving this punishment.
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But God.
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But God has chosen GRACE.
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“The Gospel is the story of God covering his naked enemies, bringing them to the wedding feast, and then marrying them rather than crushing them.”
- Edward Welch
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What a beautiful love!! And that love, the perfect love, casts out all lesser fears.
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Hey friends. Can I ask you for a big favor? I’d love your prayers today. I’ll be going back to the doctor who performed my procedure in January for a check up. There are lots of questions swirling in my heart and mind. Would love your prayers for peace and clarity for next steps. 💗 (📷: @abigailmalonephoto at the #goldandbloomworkshop)

Righteous Father, Master, and creator of all... my heart cries out to you! Up the mountains and down the valleys, I will overcome the fallout! I will trust in you! #godisgood #preachingtomyownheart #heisalive #bible

You guys. She is so excited to meet her sister. She rubs my belly and says “baby tum out”. .
So many times I have heard “you have them too close together.” ... “let them be the baby a while longer”... “you just won’t have enough _______ for another”....
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Can I tell you a secret? There is always room for as many as the Lord gives. Every heart from the littlest to the biggest makes room and welcomes each new baby with so much joy and love. .
Big families are not easy. There is no secret to making things work. It’s hard work. But everything worth having is 💕
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#preachingtomyownheart #largefamilylove #blessedmama

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