Tomorrow is Tuesday!!! Which means early bird rates for the retreat end!!! If you are a photographer or know of a young woman between the ages of 16-22, this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!! We have incredible leaders flying in from all over the country to share their wisdom...both with photography and their relationship with Jesus! Www.retreats.delightandbe.com
Wise advice from @sarahmaewrites Don’t write anything down you wouldn’t want someone to read. Do pray about how you’re really feeling about the thing you want to write down. Talk to a close, trusted friend. Process in relationship, not isolation. Don’t post pictures on social media with boyfriends.Do post with friends and family. Don’t make the duck face or stick out your tongue in selfies – it just looks bad (unless you’re taking an obvious funny-face picture).Do smile, have fun, and be you! Don’t spend too much time on social media because it will make you feel bad. Do get with friends in real life. Remember, images you look at will stay in your brain long after you’ve looked. Choose wisely what you look at and watch. Don’t ever talk bad about someone behind their back. You’ll have a clear conscience and there will be less drama in your life. Be kind to everyone. You don’t have to be friends with everyone, but you can always be kind. Listen to those who are different from you. Really listen and then consider honestly what they've said. It's easy to have blind spots when we're mostly around people just like us. Things to keep in your purse or backpack: Pads, ibuprofen, a nail file, Chapstick (Burt’s Bees is the best), gum or mints, tweezers, a book, and a pen. Don’t be passive aggressive. If you’re upset or unsure about a thing, face it, talk about it, be honest with yourself and others. (A few passive aggressive statements are: “I’m not mad!” when you are, and “Fine. Whatever.” “Why are you getting so upset?” “I was only joking.” “I thought you knew.”). Feel and grieve the things that hurt. Don’t stuff your feelings or pretend they don’t exist. God gave us emotions, and often they alert us to deeper truths to what is going on inside us. Pay attention to them. What are they trying to tell you about what’s really going on in your heart? Be honest and brave enough to face where they lead. Freedom usually comes after pain. Stick with the pain until it has done its work. It hurts and is hard, but if you stay with it instead of refusing it or running from it, freedom and healing will come. Be honest with God. He knows all your junk anyway.
This morning at 9:00 A.M.!! Come join us!! We will be reading through “It’s Not Supposed to Be this Way!” By @lysaterkeurst! It has quickly become one of my all-time favorite books!
Thank you, Jesus, for all the memories made around this table in 2018 (and all the years since it was built in 2015!)!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am expectant for what God has planned for 2019! As Marcia and I were working yesterday on upcoming workshop details, I just had to stop and reflect on all Jesus has done...and Marcia said “Don’t you find it crazy how God fits so many people under one tiny roof? Like this house is only 1200 square feet!” It’s true! We can easily have 20 people in it & it doesn’t feel overwhelming! I feel like God multiplies the space when we are all together!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just a reminder for those who are local! We are staring our book study tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM!! Come join us as we watch and read @lysaterkeurst’s newest book!
I looked at this map that @immarciamary put together & just stared. I am trying to intentionally stop, be still and reflect on God’s goodness and provision. That is honestly my one goal this year is to reflect on what God has done and not just take it for granted...the big and the little! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This map represents that we have at least one @delightandbe girl represented in 49 states! We have close to 1300 young women in our very active online community as well as hundreds in our photography and newly marrieds groups! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will you join me in praying for the Delight House? For the ministry of Delight & Be? For leadership? For strength? For provision? For the precious young women who are involved? That God would be mightily glorified through the words we say and what we do! 💗