“Yes —do big things, step out in faith, pursue a dream, climb that mountain, change the world...but start first with what you’ve been given. . Small acts of obedience lead to steady faithfulness. . We will never make the kind of impact we long for if we don’t steward well the seemingly insignificant things: like emptying the trash, returning phone calls, putting away laundry, holding your tongue, following through, sticking to the budget, or loving your neighbor. . So let’s be obsessed with unseen faithfulness, doing small things with a great God in view, and costly obedience that doesn’t get applauded. We just might change the world by being diligent right where we are right now.” - @gracelaced
Seriously considering becoming a hard core plant 🌿 lady. All my troubles disappeared when I hit the plant section at Walmart yesterday and saw allllllll the plant babies on sale!!! I high-fived the cashier and placed them all over the house! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Send me all your #plantlady feeds to follow so I can get all the tips!!
Husband’s gone on a business trip and I’m calling in reinforcements! Flying my mother in law up for the next nine days and I’ve never been so excited! 💥 Not only is she an amazing human being BUT I just may get a chance to nap... and eat a warm meal.... and shower in peace... and get a pedi.... and get some work done... and read a book... Anyone want to hang out??? Oh guys... the possibilities !!!
👋🏼 instaland!! My name is Teresa, my family calls me Reese and three little ones call me mama. I am currently 34 weeks pregnant and I sing “waddle baby, waddle” in my head every time I walk. I prefer workout clothes over jeans any day of the week and like my coffee black with a splash of milk. I had dreams of becoming a ballerina but my parents put me in band instead so I’m living vicariously through my daughters! . I’m currently listening to: @reviveourhearts @emilypfreeman and @goaldiggerpodcast . . Tell me, do you live in workout clothes or prefer to dress up? Also, what are you listening to these days???
ALE: Is my real-life hulk and wants to start us back up on @whole30 ME: thinking about hiding doughnuts 🍩 in my nightstand GRACE: counting the days till her next dance class and praying amazon pulls through and delivers her ballet shoes on time- I don’t have the heart to tell her that she’ll be dancing in her sneakers 🤦🏻♀️ HADDON: melts my heart and is praying for a lightning McQueen race track for Christmas EMORY: hasn’t slept through the night in 2 years and I don’t think she’s planning on sleeping anytime soon 🙄 which means I’ll never sleep again!⠀ .⠀ Someone please send me all the sleep training tricks because I’ve thrown in the towel!!! ⠀
Have you ever taken an Enneagram test? Do you think they’re phony? I’ve been hesitant to take one because there’s something about seeing a description of yourself on paper that makes things “official” and a bit scary. ⠀ .⠀ Turns I’m a type 1, which didn’t surprise me the least bit. I’m pretty sure all type 1’s already know that they’re a type 1. ⠀ .⠀ Conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic. They typically have problems with resentment and impatience. At their Best: wise, discerning, realistic, and noble. ⠀ .⠀ Impatient 🙋🏻♀️ Critical 🙋🏻♀️ Resentful🙋🏻♀️. Control freak 🙋🏻♀️ Try to maintain high standards🙋🏻♀️ . Oh friends, thank God for Grace, forgiveness and sanctification. ⠀ .⠀ On a good note, I share personality traits with Celine Dion, Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, and “Mary Poppins.” So there’s a silver lining! ⠀ .⠀ I’m wondering what you are?? Do you agree with your assessment?
Today, we recited 1 Corinthians 13 towards one another and it sounded something like this:⠀ .⠀ .⠀ “Haddon, I love you and I will be patient with you today, I will be kind towards you and I will protect you.” They recited this to each other and then I followed and recited it right back to them. We hugged. We prayed and watched God work throughout our day. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ The easy thing to do, is to dismiss the root of the issue, but unpeeling the layers of our heart and addressing our sin nature… that’s where the real work begins friends. That’s where sanctification happens and when we acknowledge our need for salvation and show gratitude for His grace. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ “ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Basking in this sunshine ☀️ and attempting to keep all my plant babies 🌿 (and real babies) alive! On that note.... any dinner recommendations??? I’ve run out of ideas and out of energy and out of pasta 🤦🏻♀️ maybe @alejo.glez will get this subtle hint and order something???
Me: LIVIN’ on a prayer and in these maternity leggings because nothing else fits 💣 💥 N O T H I N G. Also, loooooving this @gigipip hat and I am not taking it off all season long! . . Grace: started dance class this week and was the only girl in her class tap dancing in her new balance sneakers #momfail She also let me know how upset she was about it with a few “subtle” eye rolls! 🙄 Hello teenager! . . Haddon: can do no wrong. Just kidding... but his dimples melt my heart so maaaaayyyvvvbbbeeee I may not be kidding. ⠀ .⠀ . What are your hump-day plans???
🎶 He puts the color inside of my world🎶 . Aaaannnndddd..... power washes my deck, takes out the trash, plants my gardenias, brings home pizza, unclogs my bathtub, rubs my feet and tells me I’m pretty. . . Mr.G, you’re something else and I love you with my entire being even if you listen to your music at 💯 and forget to put your shoes away 90% of the time!