This is a season of wilderness wanderings for me, but my goodness will I soak up His grace like rain which is all the sweeter in these arid wastelands. // PS gotten lots of messages from you sweet friends wondering how I am, and I appreciate it so much. Enjoying some stillness and some time away meeting with the Lord in the secret places. In this season, the quiet has become a mercy and I’m content to keep embracing it for now. But thanks so much for caring for me and loving me ❤️
Sister, new sister, sister ❤️❤️❤️
Number one thing on my fall bucket list this year: get lost in a corn maze. And even better—doing it at night with your whole family 🎃🍂🍁💛
This is where I am right now—here in a season of spiritual drought. Have you known the feeling? These wilderness moments where God seems so very silent and so very far away. Where we can’t seem to perceive His presence. Where there is no new thrill or excitement, and things that we normally do seem to take about double the effort. Things feel dry and barren–our throats parched for a drop of water that will satisfy. I tend to bemoan these seasons. These seasons where things get quiet. Where often God is calling me to rest but I don’t want to. Or rest turns into a laziness that was never His intention for us. And however you want to call it, things are just hard. God feels far away. I feel like I’m floundering. Hoping and yearning for a sign of His presence, but really just hoping that these days are numbered here in the great and dreadful wilderness. But they can be a gift. A gift that we didn’t necessarily go looking for or even ask for, but a gift nonetheless. Sharing #ontheblog tonight some encouragement for those of you walking through a spiritual drought alongside me. Those longing for a sense of God’s presence or asking themselves why they can’t feel God. Standing with you here in the wilderness, friend! You can find the rest of the post in the link in my bio. // #mylegacyofbeauty
Leaning into the Word of God even when it is hard and feels dry. It matters. And God shows up. These times of spiritual drought where we often get to see sides of Him that we wouldn’t see otherwise if we continue to persevere and seek Him. And I will. I will show up everyday expectant, knowing that He is already here. I am learning a lot about rest. About truly embracing these quiet seasons that I often begrudge. It is hard and soul cleansing all at the same time. And I’m actually teaching a live Facebook class this Thursday night at 8 pm EST called “Caring for a Woman’s Heart” that will be all about biblical rest if you are interested (and even if you can’t catch it live, please come join!). We’ll also be talking about making space for margin, and healthy habits during times of rest and quiet. Come join! I’ll put the link in my bio for now, or DM me for an invite!
Cozy on the couch caught up in a good book all day = perfect Sunday.
It’s been quiet around these parts here lately, and I’m honestly really okay with that. I see people apologize over and over again for taking social media breaks, but honestly, why apologize for something that can be so life giving?! I think sometimes we need breaks. We need to step away from the scrolling and the pictures from the outside and meet with God in those secret places. And God has been so present even in the often uncomfortable silence. These moments in the last month or so where I have learned so much about myself. Feeling like I have been floundering for months on end and have hit a breaking point and all of a sudden having the words to describe why and it colors it all different somehow. Learning that in this nearly six-year long struggle now to heal my body and recover what chronic illness has done to me that I have become disconnected from it all. Disconnected from my body. Unable to celebrate the small victories because I’m too afraid to hope they will last. Not sure how to have compassion on a body and mind that I often cannot control and that betray me time and time again. But then God whispers into the silence and into what seems so bleak and reminds me that He often works the most through those who seem most unlikely and most unable. That nothing about this journey has taken Him by surprise. That when He created me—He saw all that I would someday be, broken body and all, and still called me “very good.” And all of a sudden I feel like I have that hope again that I had lost. Hope that it really will get better—and more abundantly better than I can even imagine. And thankfulness that I can even see now the root of my feelings—this big disconnect. So all of a sudden this is a beginning again. The beginning of loving a body I cannot control, with eyes suddenly ready and open again to see Him continue to make beauty even in the midst of the broken. So yes, sometimes the quiet teaches us a lot. // #mylegacyofbeauty
This boy. Always by my side. 😍❤️ // #jeremythepitty
It’s taken me years to realize that I have been so incredibly timid as a small business owner. That in so many ways I have almost been afraid or thought it wrong to ask God for success in my business. But lately I’ve been feeling so convicted about that. Because why shouldn’t I pray for success? Why shouldn’t I pray for abundance? He is the God of abundance and extraordinary blessing. Since the very beginning of my journey as an entrepreneur, I’ve desired to have God be at the center of it all. In fact, where my life is now and the direction that my two businesses have taken have already so far exceeded what I ever thought or could ever have hoped to ask for. Because that is what God does. Why shouldn’t I pray for success for something that He is doing? Why shouldn’t I pray for more? For abundance and freedom? I want to partner with Him in all that I do, including my businesses. So instead of being timid. Instead of feeling like being successful is almost wrong in this Christian circle, I want to pray big for God’s will to be accomplished. For things to continue to grow and succeed because of Him. Because He likes to do things far more abundantly than we could ever ask or hope. Because when we are partnering with God in all that we do (not that I don’t try to take control every. single. day.) praying for success is really like praying His will be done. // #theimperfectboss