Pool to ourselves + sunshine for days. What babymoon dreams are made of. 👙☀️💗
He is Risen! Standing here @belairpres where it all began... where I first noticed Clay from across the sanctuary, then got to know him when he was leading our young adults group. It’s where we dated, filmed our engagement video interviews, have engaged in various ministries in marriage and now stand here with our baby girl in my belly...⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ God is so good and so, so faithful. Beyond grateful for the gift of salvation through our Savior, Jesus Christ, today and every day. I can’t wait to show Baby Girl this view and tell her all about our love story and the great, great Love Story that God is telling.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ 🖤 ⠀⠀ “His arms spread wide where mine should be; Jesus changed my destiny.” - @davidcrowdermusic, Red Letters
That my desires may be aligned with His... a sweet gift from a sweet friend that holds such sweet truth from our almighty and loving and capable God who guides us always, even when we can’t see the way. He lights our path, one step at a time, giving us just what we need for the day.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Oh, that my heart would find satisfaction in Him and give thanks from a heart of abundant gratitude for His provision.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Oh, that I would not look to my right or to my left on the path but that I would fix my eyes on Jesus—the author and perfecter of my faith.
“Feel the winter leaving. It’s redemption season.” - @forkingandcountry⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ This is pretty much how I feel when warm Spring weather rolls in ♥️☀️🌊⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Redemption is in the air. Plants are growing. Flowers are blooming. And the seeds of our souls buried in winter begin to climb their way out into the light. ⠀⠀ “I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with jewels. For as the soul makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nation.” - Isaiah 61:10-11
The EU has banned 1328 chemicals from cosmetics. The US has banned only 30. Yikes!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Do you know what’s really in your makeup, ladies? We think a lot about what we put into our bodies as far as the foods we eat, but what we put on to our skin is just as important.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Get savvy + grab yourself a Savvy Minerals starter kit at my “shop oils” link in bio. Safe products. Gorgeous colors. What’s not to love?!⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! Be happy, be healthy, be whole. ⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @applerosephotog
Sometimes life is scary. But he makes it oh so fun. (At least there are no dinosaurs.) #jurrasicparkwaterfall
We sat in the pews and prayed before walking around and admiring the vast expanse of beauty here. It was just about a year ago. ⠀⠀⠀ I never once thought I better enjoy it while it’s here. Thinking about life and all it’s beauty and how I so often take it for granted. Today I will do my best to appreciate the beauty in my life that God has so kindly gifted as I pray for the recovery of Notre Dame.
“You’re about to take off,” I heard God tell me on January 14, 2015. I thought it had to do with my acting career. I had an audition later that day after all. But as I look back I can see clearly it was about a different path for my life. It was about Clay. ⠀⠀ Shortly thereafter we began dating. It was a whirlwind. 7 months of dating and a 6 month engagement. Married now 3 years this month, we are expecting our little rainbow baby in August. ⠀⠀ I originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Then God developed my love for writing. And with a passion to create quality content in the entertainment industry, I felt like I was finally finding my niche. And then He really shook things up when He called me to begin writing my first book. ⠀⠀ Throughout my journey I’ve gotten to be a part of some pretty neat projects, and Clay and I have even daydreamed about making our own movie one day. But this... this will truly be our greatest production—creating this life, becoming parents and getting to guide our daughter through life in God’s great Love Story. ⠀⠀ As with any production, there will be a lot of work involved, money spent, and a crew of individuals who help to make it happen. And honestly, I can’t wait. I know it will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it will hands down be the very best thing I’ve ever done. ⠀⠀ I’m so grateful the Lord has seen fit to entrust us to help raise this little life. And I pray already that one day she finds her niche in passionate pursuit of bringing God’s Kingdom into this world. ⠀⠀ Thank you to my sister friend, @jeccaf, for this sweet gift. I honestly can’t believe in mere months little Baby Collier will be wearing it! ⠀⠀ 📸: @applerosephotog
Marriage is such a beautiful gift. It’s like you have a best friend and built in companion who is (almost) always there to hang with, chat with, eat with, exercise with, whatever.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ I remember when I was single, feeling like it was exhausting to have to plan out hanging with friends in advance so I wouldn’t be home alone too much. It was so fun when Clay and I started dating and I had someone to hang out with so often without having to plan too intentionally. Now? It’s even better. ‘Cause we live together. He doesn’t have to pack a bag for the day. We don’t have to fight traffic to get to each other. And I don’t have to fight to hold my eyes open on the 405 as I drive home late at night.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ I’m just really super grateful for him and for the gift that he is. God had a pretty great thing in mind when He created marriage. So I just want to give God a shoutout for this awesome design. And I want to give my hubs a shoutout for being my most fun, silly, sweet, easygoing, best friend. @claytoncollier, you’re pretty great. Pretty much my favorite part of this crazy, beautiful, messy + wonderful life. ♥️