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// “...yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ 🌸💗

Ya’ll! Mountain Dew is no joke. I just had my first all-nighter since maybe, college? My mom and I went out to dinner and then running around getting last minute things for Easter. We had the brilliant idea of stopping at a random gas station to get something to drink. A Mountain Dew polar pop at 10:30 pm is a bad idea! I didn’t sleep a wink. I finally decided to just get up around 5:45. I’ve never had such a productive Saturday. 🤪 I’m currently drinking some strong coffee and looking forward to nap time 😴 • • • • • #hawthorneelias #boy #boymom #son #toddler #toddlerlife #letthembelittle #littleandbrave #candidchildhood #morning #upallnight #livefolk #liveauthentic #livethelittlethings #livecolorfully #nothingisordinary #pursuepretty #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #darlingweekend #spring #springtime #midwest #indiana #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #slowliving #simplife #choosejoy

“that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “W HOEVER BELIEVES IN H IM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “W HOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”” ROMANS‬ ‭10:9-13‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Credit: @stevenfurtick • Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. ‭‭John‬ ‭12:24‬

Learning daily, working to be a better provider, a better man and a better leader. To see people become more and believe in themselves is indescribable. • • • • #believeinyou #strong #sayyes #worthit #thebestyou #whynot #youcan #successchasers #herbalife #thejourney #itstime #teamwork #ighashtag #pimpinjoy #whywait #purposedrivenlife #presidentsteam #iam #fatloss #nutrition #weightlossjourney #iamyou #growth #10x #workforchange #choosejoy #discipline #askmehow #thechasweigh

Can’t wait to show you all our SS19 collection in real life! TODAY 📣 For this collection we used only natural fabrics as this is something we want to prioritize. We have the Frances Set in a cream crinkle cotton and the Enhe Tank and Short set in a black crinkle cotton, and the gingham set in breezy gingham linen cotton fabric. @luckygirlpopup 10-4 200 Ross 80 Vendors $2 Photography @joeytraa Pictured here is the lovely @madisonsummer.d and me, Bel

That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Good rising, It’s not even 7am in this beautiful state, but my dreams kept me awake again. Some were about people in my life and the flourishing purpose in store for them. Others were tough conversations with those I used to love. And one was a lesson from all of the beautiful sights I saw yesterday. God puts us in situations where we have to push past the limitations that we have for ourselves. Don’t get in your own way, and delay a blessing that He has in store. Some pathways seem too unobtainable because it’s the path less traveled and it may be treacherous, but TRUST and you will be carried when you think you can no longer continue the journey. Place your heart and mind in the hands of The One who created you to be the very vessel you are intended to BE. Those of you that know my story understand how incredible it is that I’m able to stand, let alone climb, hike and see these sights with my own two eyes. I’m supposed to be here and an eleven year old Lupus diagnosis won’t stop that. Today, I rise giving thanks a little louder for a day that holds more joy than sorrow these days. In closing, count your blessings-I bet you’ve received so many you didn’t even think to give praise for! #hoosierqueenkp #queenshit #storytellingphotography #writerscommunity #writeitout #femaleentrepreneur #independentartist #bangsambassador #earthday #420 #travel #creativeliving #lookatgod #lupuswarrior #gardenofthegods #getoutside #countyourblessings #choosejoy #weddinganniversary #poetrycommunity #poet #createcommune #indyigers #hoosiergrammers #travelphotography #naturalbeauty #natrualgirlsrock #inspiredwomen #dreamcatcher

Did you ever just sit outside and wondered how life would feel like if you would just let go? Let go of inner judgments, let go of expectations, let go of fear?⚡ • Well, you can! And I'm not talking about a far future goal. You can do this here, right now! • While you are reading this, I want you to sit back and relax. Remind yourself of the very essence of own your body. How it carries you through life every day. How it heals every time you fall. How it allows you to see beauty, smell the unique sense of flowers, feel the softness of a pillow, taste the sweetness of fruit. 💕 • Remind yourself of the power of your mind. How it helps you in communicating with equal souls. How it helps you remember the beauty of an unforgettable memory. How it helps you link every impulse with an image, a specific smell, a nice sound,...🌸 • Remind yourself that you are magic in every single way. There is no reason for inner judgment because every part of you should be seen as a gift. Every part of you, the big and the small, has its own purpose. Without them, it would not be YOU. Every part of your body, every part of your mind and all part of your life experiences... It is all part of your unique life story. • Therefore there is also no reason to create high expectations. YOU are all you need to be. You are created like this for a reason, for a purpose. Changing this essence of the self is like changing your whole identity. It is changing the whole reason for your existence. It is the non-acceptance of the self. The self, the only place where you will ever find true fulfillment. There is no reason to fear it. Being in alignment with the self is exactly the place where you need to be. This is the place where true happiness will come from. Happiness and fulfillment that will eventually overshadow all those negative vibrations. Inner balance. Inner peace. 🌌🌷 •

Found the cutest little book store that also sells coffee + beer! Beer is all local with lots of local MN authors. Definitely worth a trip! ☕️🍺📚 #mnlocal

"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day." — Henri J.M. Nouwen - - #choosejoy

Such an amazing word from my friend Thiam Cheatwood.💕 You are holding a cup of Slim when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your Slim (pink drink) everywhere. Why did you spill the Slim? "Well because someone bumped into me, of course!" Wrong answer. You spilled the Slim because there was Slim in your cup. Had there been water in the cup, you would have spilled water. *Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.* Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you (which WILL happen), whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled. *So we have to ask ourselves... “what's in my cup?" When life gets tough, what spills over? Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions? You choose! 💯 Thankful beyond words to be surrounded by people that spill gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others! . . . . . . . . . . #health #wellness #kindness #choosejoy #fillyourcup #love #blessed #motherhood #happiness #momlife #fitmom #healthy #healthyliving #probiotics #understanding #energy #balance #supplements #enjoy #natural #bloodsugarbalance #joy #love #heart #healthylifestyle #forgiveness #gratitude

We had such a great time at yesterday’s fundraising jam for the Rios-Ortega family! Thank you so much to all that supported both at the event and gave online. 🙏🏼 A special thank you to @soul.culture & @huhohstudios for having us! We love our community 💙

✨🌕. One day it just clicks. you realize what’s important and what’s not. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of your self. You realize how far you’ve come and you remember when things were such a mess you thought you’d never recover. And you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you’ve fought to become🌕✨ . . . Wow! 7 years! Lucky 7! Creeping on a decade with this man of mine. Man of God. And we’re only just getting started! Happy anniversary EDC💋 . . “Forgiveness opens the door for those we love to change and for us to love them through that change” . It’s not about being a perfect product it’s about loving through the eternal growing pains... Here’s to 7years+forever with you! Thank God! For our highs and lows and the grace and forgiveness that real love fosters! ———————————————————————#socalcreatives #ontheroad #explore #play #grow #youreanovercomer #bethelight #choosejoy #explore #illuminateclasses #desertbabes #calibaby #youareagift #instagood #instamood #lucky7 #loveandwildhearts #myhappyplace #illfollowyou #happyanniversary #alifetimeofmemories #visualizingourfuture #wanderer #bebrave #onelifetolive #coachellavalleyphotographer #socalphotographer #californiaisforlovers #reflectionsofchrist #reallove

🎤There will be peace in the valley for me!! Make a decision to not let anyone and/or anything to steal your peace and joy!! You are too blessed to be stressed! #godfirst #letitgo #choosejoy #havepeace #countyourblessing

The last three years in LimeLife has brought me so many GREAT friendships ❤️. That was a blessing in disguise 😍. I never thought about that portion of my business 🙃. Those friendships are what spark my days and bring me pure JOY ☀️. Praying I give back as much as I receive this Easter #choosejoy #blessed #lorislimelife

Happy Saturday! 😊 Bulk order goes in today so free shipping for locals and $3 for anyone else! 🤗 Hope you're having a beautiful Easter weekend! ✨ #jewelrywithmeaning #jewelrylover #saturdayselfie #customjewelry #freeshipping #choosejoy #wearsomethingmeaningful

Sometimes, I find myself with questions about God and life that I can't answer. The cool thing is, that over the years I have built a network of amazing therapists, preachers, scholars and overall good people that have taught me not only what the answer is but how to answer. If you need to know but don't know where to begin...text us and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction. #seekhimfirst #morningprayer #wellwateredwomen #goodmorninggirls #butfirstjesus #christian #christianblogger #christianity #christianlife #christianmom #christiangirl #christianliving #christianwoman #faith #grace #truth #choosejoy #godslove #godlovesyou #jesus #bibleverse #chooselife #focusedferventfaithful #edminister

Ive always had a soft spot for this quote by Frederick Buechner. Are you living your life as fully & bravely & beautifully as you can?! If not, you have the power to change that in this very moment. You can choose to see the beauty in this world and then act on it. You can choose to take steps daily to become the person you most want to be. This quote gets me fired up to keep waking up everyday and pushing to be more than I was yesterday. More loving, more kind, more present, more likely to keep the promises I made to myself and others. It’s my little compass of a quote that keeps me navigating towards the best little human I can possibly be. I hope it inspires you as well 💕

Merci @bergamotte et @mylittleparis pour mes deux nouvelles recrues 🌿 Elles trônent au dessus du piano pour apporter un peu d’inspiration végétale 🌱

Camping Pole Canyon ranch. Gorgeous views, awesome fellowship. And yes, we did a thing and got a new horse. Meet Gunner, my new black walking horse. He’s sweet, smaller than Mojo and very cute. We rode over 15 miles and pictures don’t do it justice. I’ll be posting a longer video on Facebook so go find me if you want to see some breathtaking views. #nofilterneeded @se_bush . . #polecanyonranch #tennesseewalkinghorse #trailriding #myhealingjourney #camping #horsetrailercamping #healthadvocate #beatcancer #healthychoices#younglivinglifestyle #naturalwelness #knowbetterdobetter #workout #exerciseforlife #choosejoy #everydayoilers #healthylifestyle #oilylife #cancersurvivor #cancerthriver

#lcc_easteriscoming Happy Easter 🐣🌷🐇 Yesterday was the icebreaker party and today is my little sister's wedding 💕 the waterproof mascara will be able to proof itself... 😅👰🏼🤵🏻🥺😍 . . *Werbung* Frohe Ostern 🐣🌷🐇 gestern war eine kleine Icebreaker Party und heute ist die Hochzeit meiner kleinen Schwester 💕 die wasserfeste Wimperntusche wird mal zeigen können, ob sie ihren Namen verdient... 😅👰🏼🤵🏻🥺😍 . #alittlechildhoodchallenge @pirum_parum @minimemarla @_juliherz_ @eddie_eisbaer @minicatwalk.shop . . . . . . . . . . . #momlife #nurseryroom #kidsroomcarousel #kidsstufftolove #etsy #choosejoy #diy #childroom #frechwildwunderbar #kinderzimmer #artliveshere #interiorforkids #alittlebeautyeveryday #newinspiration #nurserydecor #kidsinteriorlove #decoration #rainbowpillow #rainbowcushion #regenbogenemily #theresiahaussner

Growing up, my mom decorated for everything. Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, St. pats day, Valentine’s Day - aside from changing her more subtle decor for each season. And I mean she decorated, every single corner of the house had some touch of the theme. As a kid it made life magical and exciting, as a teenager I thought she was crazy and way to extra. Now as an adult, as a mother, I realize just how important it is to create your own touch of magic. Life can drive you crazy, there is so much to stress over, and so much to be sad about, if that’s what you focus on. Yes, handle your business, and don’t turn a blind eye to problems that you have the power to help solve, BUT don’t let sadness and anger consume you. My mom was teaching us to find joy, to create your own magic, and choose to embrace celebration. I’m grateful to have opened my mind and my heart to this lesson, and to have the opportunity to pass it along to my own son. I’m also grateful that mom didn’t smother teenage Jessica - she was terrible. 😂✨✨ #happyeaster #choosejoy #energyflowswhereattentiongoes #thanksmom

Choose joy everyday! Don’t let anyone or anything take your focus off of the blessing of today. #blessed #choosejoy #positivevibes

I woke up like this - 😂 Not really... I ran a brush over my bangs because, I admit, I look kind of out of control in the morning. I mean, who doesn’t?! But thank goodness for coffee! ☕️ This is a #nofilter pic, though, and no makeup so there’s that. ☺️ It’s Saturday, though, and I get to see my sweet boy today. (I’m going to need a nap before bed!) I believe it’s the last cold day (only a high of 48!) before spring/summer takes over. I have mixed feelings about that! Enjoy your day, wherever you are & remember to thank God for the precious gifts He gives us & always be kind. ❤️ #goodmorning #saturday #faith #coffee #choosejoy #bedhead #bekind #christian #smile #smiles #dimples #laugh #beyourself

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Live Choose how to live each day. Love Try ur hardest-do ur best Be kind and compassionate to yourself and others Breath it all in Love it all out Choose how u want to live each moment of every day #love #live #compassion #kindness #liveeachday #choosejoy

If you haven’t had the chance to meet my mom, I feel bad for you, cause she’s da bomb 💣 is your momma your BFF???? #gotitfrommymomma

Always around this time of year the ocean calls my name. I haven’t visited since last summer but need to make a trip soon 💙

You guys, I legit love every new Liv I’ve gotten in my inventory! You can find me LIVING in this #ootd!!! 🖤 #lularoe #lularoeleggings #lularoeliv

Some days I DO NOT want to follow my calendar. But. I’m a stickler for “rules” which is WHY following a program works for me. I go to the office. Load up my workout. Press play. Go. Don’t overthink it. I’m way too busy and have ZERO time to spend on guessing what to do. I DO have the 30 seconds it takes to look at my calendar and press play! The best part??? Checking it off when I’m done ✅

Happy Easter weekend! Been down in Nashville doing some house stuff, working, and enjoying the rain 😂. Heading back home tomorrow and then back to my regular schedule for a few weeks. Hope everyone has a great Saturday! #fitfam #believeinyourself #nofear #easterweekend #choosejoy #newadventures #changeisgood

Try out this springtime blend of ylang ylang, citrus fresh and bergamot! It smells so good! One of my new favorites 🌼

Still on a bit of an adrenaline high, after getting to spend an afternoon getting this badass piece done by the incredibly talented, very cool, and all around fun guy to talk with, @bikervvitch_tattooer ...seriously amazing to work with him! He created an image I could never even have imagined better. So many meaningful details....🍀The clovers don’t just represent that I recently learned I have a significant Irish heritage I was never aware of, but in a more abstract way, its representative of the self awareness I’ve steadily gained over the last several years, and symbolizes that today I know more than ever “who I am”. The flowers are specifically magnolias. They grow here, but are especially abundant in my beloved New Orleans, and while at first appearance they may be thought of as pretty and delicate, they are in fact incredibly strong, and known to endure. The skull is in the fashion of a sugar skull, and I’ve always loved them. They are of course associated with the holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead), which has similarities to All Saints Day, and basically what it comes down to is that I love the belief our loved ones are not truly gone, only out of sight, and that at times the veil is thinner...in its simplest symbolism, it’s to honor the dead. The music note heart is a nod, not only to my love for my father (a musician), but also to the fact that music has been my saving Grace. I may not have been blessed with talent, but I have been given the gift of appreciation🎶 And there may be a couple more subtle references near and dear to me in a personal, private way. 🖤 I’m beyond honored to wear this piece of artwork on my body...a million thank you’s Patrick 💀🌺

Sunday is coming 👑🙌🏼 Bring all of your setbacks, your sins and disappointments with you. He is waiting ⏳ and what if your disappointment is really the exact appointment your soul needs to radically encounter God? 🤔🙏🏼 . . If you’re looking 👀 for somewhere to celebrate the resurrection, we’d love to have you! ⛪️♥️ Bring your disappointments and let us pray over your story 🙏🏼 . . #gatewaycc #goodfriday #resurrection #redeemed #salvation #savedbygrace #faithoverfear #gritandgrace #butgod #liveonpurpose #beabeliever #choosehappy #choosejoy #heisfaithful #redemption #disappointment #dusttodust

If only every morning could start with a walk along the beach. School is certainly making me appreciate the holidays even more.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #holidays #schoolholidays #timeout #thebeach #sunshinebeach #noosa #schoolmum #longwalksonthebeach #mindfulness #salttherapy #beachtherapy #footsteps #selfcare

It’s all about self-confidence. That is the number one issue my clients struggle with. Learning to trust your word is the first step. Chunking down action steps to small bite size steps helps you be successful. Each success builds your self-confidence. Learn to trust your word-it’s golden. . . #lifewithoutlimits #courage #inspiredaily #lifecoach #selflove#truthbomb #selfworth#inspiration #empowerment #faithoverfear #livinglifetothefullest #personalgrowth #createyourlife #loveyourself #transformation #positivevibes #livinglifebig #choosejoy#embraceyourinnerpower#raiseyourvibration #nancypickardlifecoach

Just in case you have forgotten today: You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are enough. . . . . . #morningwalk #miraclemorning #grateful #notice #build #secondspring #chooselife #choosejoy #lifeitsabeautifulchoice #prolife #celebrate #thesecret

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‪Romans 10:13 -“For everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.”‬ . ‪It really is that simple! Church won’t save you, baptism won’t save you, good works won’t save you, only having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will do that. Call upon His name!!‬ . . . #christian #christiansofinstagram #livebygrace #encouragement #faithhopelove #christianblogger #jesus #graceupongrace #dailywisdom #prayer #scripture #biblicalliving #christanity #christianliving #goodnews #jesuspaiditall #faithoverfear #everythingchristian #godsnotdead #grace #truth #choosejoy #godislove #godlovesyou #godisgood #holybible #jesus #bibleverse

He lived, He died, He rose again and is at the right hand of the Father to ever intercede on our behalf. ——————————————————————— We can boldly approach the throne of grace and lay our burdens down. We can pray about everything because we have a Christ who lives and reigns forever more 🙌🏾 ——————————————————————— #jesus #jesuschrist #lord #easter

"Saltaremos baldosas, habrá mariposas por las aceras"

If you can picture me driving, holding this up to my nose and huffing in Valor with every breath; that is exactly what you would have seen had you caught a glimpse of me driving to drop Caleb off for deployment. I probably looked a little ridiculous😜. I rolled it on all of my usual places (wrists, temples, even on the outside of my nose) but I was on the verge of melting down and needed ALL the emotional support. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I call Valor “calm confidence.” When my heart starts racing, my chest starts tightening, and all those negative thoughts flood my head, this is the first oil I grab. Although it’s amazing diffused, I really love using it in a roller bottle so I can have it with me on the go. I put it on my wrists, and hold them up to my nosing to take some deep breathes. This oil does not make me sleepy like lavender or some other great calming oils so it’s amazing for high stress situations. It calms me down and helps me feel confident to tackle whatever situation I’m in. Valor is one of the oils in the new starter kit and I’m so glad that everyone gets to start out using this oil now. It has done wonders for me! 😊⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #liveauthentic #motherhood #inspiredmothers #dailylife #momlife #honestmotherhood #thelittlethings #bestofmom #nothingisordinary #motherhoodrising #yleo #fromwhereistand #selfcare #bossmom #reclaimthehappy #positiveliving #bestofmom #motherhoodsimplified #teammotherly #unitedinmotherhood #ohheymama #livethelittlethings #naturalliving #thepursuitofjoyproject #militarywife #milso #youaremagic #choosejoy #makeitblissful #momentsofmine

My beautiful girls. I love them so much and am so incredibly blessed to be their mother. We’re staying low key after yesterday’s events. If you didn’t see my stories, def check them out. We had an ugly scare that I hope no mama ever has to go through and I just wanted to bring awareness that it can happen to any one of us. We are so grateful for all that we have and have definitely started looking into some security for our home. Stay safe my lovelies, I know I held my babies a little tighter last night. . . . . #scarymommy #mommylife #mothering #honestmothering #ig_motherhood #momlifeisthebestlife #igmommy #momsofsatx #sanantoniomommy #sanantoniomoms #mamablogging #childhoodcaptured #childhoodshots #motherhoodunhinged #mommingsohard #mamabear #mommyproblems #choosejoy #motherhoodlens #joyfulmama

This one is looking very pretty lately. 😍 I don’t have to care for it as much as my new plants; it has somehow figured out how to survive and thrive on its own. ⭐️ ••• Have a wonderful Saturday, friends! If the weather where you are is as nice as it’s going to be where I am today☀️, get outside and enjoy it! ••• #nature #plantlady #choosejoy #behappy #plannercommunity #plannerbabe #plannerlove #plannerlife #weekendvibes #spring

I can’t help but think about how Jesus’ followers felt on this day ~2000 years ago. His 12 disciples woke up with what was most likely a surreal feeling of extreme loss. They had just invested 3 years of their life with a man who worked miracles in front of them, claimed to be the Son of God, and was a dear friend. • • Then what Jesus said would happen did. He died. • • No matter how many times Jesus told His disciples that He would die, it was probably hard for them to actually believe that He would. But He did. And on this day, they mourned & were probably thinking “what do I do now?” • • This day was probably one of their longest days. No matter how many sunrise to sundown days they had of preaching and healing, nothing compares to a day of loss, hurt, and (I’d imagine) questioning God’s sovereignty. • • But WE know the end of the story. We know that tomorrow (~2000 years ago), Jesus would come BACK from being dead. He will again be with His disciples in a physical body. • • But they didn’t know that on the Saturday after Jesus’ crucifixion. They were forced to trust in the character of God and in Jesus’ words that He would raise again. But this is so hard. We go through less traumatic experiences and still doubt God’s goodness. • • On this side of the cross though, we have the cross to look back on. We can say “If for no other reason than this, that God sacrificed His only Son & raised Him up from the dead for ME, God is trustworthy and good”. • • Our circumstances don’t change God’s character. He was still good on the Saturday between Jesus’ death and resurrection, and He is still good today. • • Trust in His never changing character. He is for you. He wants your best for you. Even when it seems like He’s absent.

Getting ready ✨ #lolodrita19 is coming!

Girl in the mirror 🌱 Wooden side table, scented candle, faux plant and fairy lights from @prettyfindsgh and @whitespacegh . . .

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🙏We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom & understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord & please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great #endurance & #patience, & giving joyful thanks🙌 to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light. For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness & brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Col 1:9-14 ➡️ many things stand out in these verses. But today, in particular, Great Endurance. Often we don't reflect what enduring something may mean. To bear fruit means planting, tending, growing, a lot of growing. Then blossoms, & lastly fruit. 💜prayers to those in a season of endurance 💜 #wordbeforeworld #godisincontrol #iamachristian #hopeinhim

And the Easter crafting is well underway! 🥚🌈🎉 Very impressed we haven't smashed one. Well, not yet.... 🙈 #eggs #eggbox #blowneggs #eastercrafts #rainboweggs #acrylics #crafternoon #rainbow #easter

Filling the house with gorgeous blooms in time for Easter Sunday. There’s something about a house full of flowers which has us feeling totally spring like - especially with this amazing weather kicking in for the weekend. How are you prepping for your Easter weekend? #lisafranklinskincare #easterweekend #fridayflowers . . . . . #lovelysquares #prettydetails #enjoythemoment #thedulcelife #choosejoy #happyheart #meetthemoment #theeverygirl #photosinbetween #bestoftheday #visualcrush #visualcollective #cherishandrelish #myeverydaymagic #eleganceintheeveryday

Happy birthday to my best friend! You amaze me daily with your incredible selflessness & wisdom! And you may be right, you may be just a tad bit funnier than I am, but it’s still up for debate 😉😘!!! Love you forever @ecclesiabeard

Go in whatever direction you want, your goals take you, and which way takes you to the best you!☺️ • • I hope every “bunny” has a great weekend 💕🐰 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #saturdayvibes #saturday #goodmorning #morningmotivation #weekends #doyou #lifequotes#quotesaboutlife #choosejoy #happinessquotes #happiness #morning #motivationalquotes #lovethelifeyoulive #mommyblogger #motherhood #sahm #honestmotherhood #mom #momlife #moms #igmotherhood #instamom #tiumom #tiu #instamoms #momsofinstagram #toddlermom #girlmom #momlifeisthebestlife

In need of this today. . . . Not sure if it’s the tablets having an effect on me but I feel so low today. Had a cry, vented & went running. Not feeling 100% but better then I did.

the brush of lips against stubble, the neroli musk, the breeze that carries it in, and the taste of loving what we cannot carry with us... these things never take a name; they never make it on to paper, but get trapped in the night air, settling as dew before we can grasp them. for days after, I could feel two palms holding my face, one hand pushing you away. we learn what it is we can bear to love by finding what we cannot stand to lose. some moments pass, and your palms do not reclaim. #lifealive #beherenow #loveandalliscoming #yoga #choosejoy #heartopener #wholeandholy #backbend #trustfall #barnhouse #movementismedicine #yellow #rainyday #yoga #fullmoon #surrender #reclamation #practicedaily #mirrorless #canonm50 #canon

just finished up making this for a future baby shower gift! • it’s nice to reflect upon that bible verse and realize that I, YOU, WE ALL, are God’s masterpiece; Completed in the image of his perfect design. Flaws simply don’t exist, because everything down to the tiny freckle above your right eye and the very last skin cell on your pinky finger was created with purposeful intent 🦋💙 Happy Good Friday!

David Crowder's song My Victory & Tony Campolo message remind me what Good Friday is all anout: Remember, “It’s only Friday… but Sunday’s coming!” •••••• “It’s Friday… Jesus was nailed dead on a cross. •••••• But it’s only Friday; Sunday’s coming! •••••• It’s Friday… Mary’s crying her eyes out ‘cause her Jesus is dead. •••••• But it’s only Friday; Sunday’s coming! •••••• It’s Friday… The disciples are running around like sheep without a shepherd. •••••• But it’s only Friday; Sunday’s coming! •••••• It’s Friday… Pilate’s strutting around washing his hands ‘cause he thinks he’s got all the power and victory. •••••• But it’s only Friday; Sunday’s coming! •••••• It’s Friday… People are saying “as things have been so they shall be – you can’t change anything in this world.” •••••• But it’s only Friday; Sunday’s coming! •••••• It’s Friday… Satan’s doing a jig saying, “I control the whole world.” •••••• But it’s only Friday; Sunday’s coming! •••••• It’s Friday… The temple veil ripped from top to bottom -the earth shook- the rocks split and tombs opened. The centurion screamed in fear, “Truly, He is the Son of God!”

In 7th grade Life Skills class when I was in junior high, we learned photo development, a skill I never have used since, but it was cool to know. There are several steps to getting a photo printed. Oh, and by the way, PHOTO means light...not picture (I am a teacher and we study our Greek and Latin root words.) So a photo can't be taken in the dark, but it used to have to be processed in the dark. When we take a photo we are capturing a moment of light. •••••••••••••••••• The steps in processing involve: Using the enlarger which helps you find the print size you want. Focus and position your negative to get the brightest image Check sharpness by using the focus finder Make a test strip Developing the image slowly in solution keeping in mind timing is important Stop and fix: Remove the photo and place it into a fixing solution and let it be Review your photo in white light and count seconds to evaluate timing for exposures Adjusting contrast by changing the filters and evaluate for clarity Final print: Now that you have a test done, you can expose the others to the same process and have expected results. •••••••••••••••• And it sounds a lot like the process God uses to develop us. It takes time, too soon is not going to have good results. God does some testing on us along the way, and it takes slowly to develop without tearing ourselves up.