Great reminder! Isn't this true? I know I've been guilty of careless words. 🙈 You can't take those words back. So be careful what you say!

💔You may be walking through a season of heartbreak right now. You may be past the point of exhaustion, confused or consumed by fear. Now you struggle to hold yourself up to keep moving forward.

❤️The Bible says God will keep us in PERFECT PEACE when we put our trust in Him. That word ‘stayed’ means ‘rest, prop up, and sustain.’ We can literally REST on the peace of God that will PROP us up through the seasons when we feel like we have no strength or energy left!

🙋🏼‍♀️So take heart- God’s holding you in this season with His sweet peace.

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” [Proverbs 4:23]

Photo capture from #peoplehopetribe by our friend @mrsbrittanylouu!

In the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus…
#alwaysonlyJesus #onlyeverJesus

Happy Saturday! Make it a good one before the rain starts

Fear can take many forms. Comfort, uncertainty, failure, rejection, disappointment etc. Don't allow fear to be the reason you don't step out into your God-given dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What form of fear are you fighting? How can we encourage you today to make the next step?
#SoulOnFire | #FreedomOverFear

"I have a few as well, but as of recently, my biggest goal is to become a flight medic. I love emergency medicine in part because of what a huge role we play during the worst day of someone's life. That's both awesome and overwhelming. We have the power to make a mountain-sized problem look like a mustard seed. Or vice versa. There are way too many people who don't look at it from that perspective and make people more miserable than they/their families already are with their harsh judgement and prejudice. Kind of going hand in hand with that same thought process, I'd love to help run/open a women's addiction treatment center. They're so scarily underserved in that aspect - especially pregnant women. It's so hard for them to reach out for help and I'd like to be the place they start. EMS is like home to me - with that being said, I'd love to see some changes. I'd like to be a light in what is a pretty dark industry. Like I said, we see people on their worst day which can make workers become bitter, cold and hardened. And I'd love to just lay some truth and love on these people!" — Erin
God-sized dreams never call us to be comfortable. They require a large amount of grit, a little bit of crazy, and a whole lot of stepping out of your comfort zone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What is holding you back?
#SoulOnFire | #StepOutOfYourComfortZone

it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back so shake him off, oh woah. 12.5 years of twirling, pointing my toes, tossing my hair, and moving my feet / #dance

"My God sized dream... would definitely have to be a leader for children's church or on missions trips. I know God can use me as a helping tool and one of the most important things to do in this world is love everyone. Whether that means to poor/needy/or young. God has place Flight Attending on my heart for now. His plan is bigger than mine though so we shall see His will for my life unfold." — Holly ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I read this young woman's dream one thing stood out to me. It wasn't the willingness to serve the needy, or her passion for working in the aviation industry — it was the humble and surrendered posture of her heart. Her willingness to say "not my will but yours". Our lives have a funny way of not working out how we planned. If we are honest with ourselves half of our time & energy is spent micromanaging small details & strategizing our way into a "perfect life", while the other half is spent complaining about how it "didn't work out". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What if we weren't meant to carry that burden? What if our lives were in complete surrender of our wills & we lived in the present call of the moment? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Taking a honest look at your life — what is in "your will" that must be surrendered to Him? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#SoulOnFire | #NotMyWill

Over the last few years, on the brink of big transitions, I’ve found myself at the beach. The salty air and sandy coast has become my reset button, drawing me into the moment and making it easier for me to process what I’m leaving behind and embrace what I’m walking into. It’s always hard to say goodbye to this place but I’m thankful for a week of rest, fun and family and I feel fully ready to head into this new chapter of school and my year long internship in play therapy!
We all need places that help us refocus and reset. I want to hear some of your favorites! Let me know below!👇🏻

I need this reminder daily! Only Jesus satisfies. "All that my soul has tried left but a dismal void. Jesus has satisfied, Jesus is mine!" Thank you to Jane Bonar (wife to Horatius, another hymn writer) for this lyrical truth. #jesusismine #jesussatisfies #hymns #hymn #faith #truth #scripture #christian #christianquotes #hope #encourage #worship #worshipmusic #worshipleader #christiancreative #shereadstruth #hereadstruth #church #churchhistory #lyrics #christianmusic #perspective #gospel #salvation #christianwriters

The bravest thing you can do to break the cycle of negativity is to gain enough self-awareness and honesty with yourself to make a change. The road will have twists and turns you could never fathom, but each step you take makes you better, stronger, wiser, more empathetic. Keep your heart open through the process and own who you are without fear of what other people might think. You can do it!

Saturday morning self-talk 💪🏼 PC: @corrinemaried

A peek inside the Fan Into Flames journal releasing June 13th...
The reason I make resources like this is actually selfish. It’s because these are the tools I know that I NEED. I woke up this morning and could hear these verses:
My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me." And my heart responds, "LORD, I am coming." - Psalm 27:8
. . .
Sadly my heart often responds, “Lord, I have other things I have to do.” Anyone else? 🤦🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️
. . .
But, this morning I chose wisely. I began the first of 90 days in the Fan Into Flames journal, and I am so so grateful for this tool.
. . .
When it releases in a couple of weeks, I hope you’ll grab a few friends for accountability and begin the journal too. It’s 90 days of discipleship.
• You’ll read 3 books of the Bible (just a little bit at a time)
• You’ll rejuvenate and refocus your prayer life through prayer focuses & prompts.
• You’ll practice 13 different spiritual disciplines over the course of 90 days, and I know these disciplines will truly help Fan Into Flames the gift of God that is within you.
. . .
Tag a few friends who inspire you to chase after Jesus more! (Maybe those friends can be the ones you walk through this 90-day journal with) 💛💛

"You start manifesting from where you are. The things that we see, have always been inside us" - Chibundu Onuzo @chibundu.onuzo #uwcinspire18 #iaminspired #attheuwcconf

Quiet time to ponder life.... we all need a little more of that! This is how I start every morning in my studio💙

At the moment I am giving my arm a break from painting!! Since January I have been in physical therapy for my rotator cuff😣 every time I paint it hurts😔 so my painting arm is going to take a little vacation. In the mean time I will be planning, studying & sketching my next series.... while I sit my self on a beach and rest.

"My deep need calls out to the deep kindness of your love. Your waterfall of weeping sent waves of sorrow over my soul, carrying me away, cascading over me like a thunder cataract. Yet all day long God's promises of love pour over me. Through the night I sing his songs, for my prayer to God has become my life." Psalm 42:7-8 (TPT)

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It's easy to ask God to forgive us our trespasses, but if you're anything like me, you tend to not say the rest with as much heart. "as we forgive those who trespass against us."
that includes the person who cut you off in traffic, who is taking up three seats on the subway, who interrupted you in a meeting, who stole your lunch out of the work fridge, who got the promotion instead of you, who has a different theology than you, who has a different worldview than you, the person who hurt you, humiliated you, shamed you
forgive those who trespass against you.

🎨 “How do you become a good artist?” My son asked. (He thought I was “good”). I told him, “It’s all about noticing things. Pay attention to light and shadows. Notice the details. It’s the same with writing, engineering, whatever. Notice what’s going on. Pay attention.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🔭God wants us to pay attention too. Read the 38th chapter of Job. The world He has made is full of wonder, beauty and delight🏔 Notice it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ThisOutsideLife #natureart #outside #nature #gardening #FaithOutside #gardeners #floraandfauna #naturelovers #seekthesimplicity #theartofslowing #aquietstyle #clematis #bepresent #giveyourselfabreak #hopewriters #christianlife #christianwoman #delightandbe #proverbs31 #womenintheword #shereadstruth #chooselovely #seekhimfirst #inspiration #bedeeplyrooted #faithinspired #theartofslowing #aquietstyle #bepresent

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