Today I'm grateful in every way because I have a choice. I can lay it all down at the cross and know that it's not society who is shaping my life. I can choose to listen to where He is calling me. My life is not where I want it right now but He is showing me that in the mess and in the chaos is where I need to be. It's where I am growing in my walk with Him. It's the place where He is pruning me for the next season of life. Some questions I've been trying to answer to understand the story God is writing for my life are: What does He love? What does He want? What decisions have I made because someone told me or because it seemed smart or easy instead of seeking Him first? I want a life full of grace, passion, joy, and connection. I know it's there. I know it's achievable. I know I'll be there if I just keep trusting God and His course and His timing.
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Happy Friday, my friends! It's the end of the week and that means it's about that time for a #fridayintroductions post! It's been a little bit since I've done one of these so I just wanted to share 5 little tidbits about myself that you might not know about me. Or if you're brand new around here and don't know anything about me, that's alright! I'm so happy you stumbled upon my profile! 1. I'm Danielle, a thirty something momma, wife, entrepreneur and the world's biggest fan of pink tulips and a cup of peach blossom tea! 2. My all time favorite tv show will always be GILMORE GIRLS! I watch it every time I'm home alone. Which isn't often but it just never gets old! 3. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be wherever Jesus leads me. I'm praying either Hawaii or right where I am. Because if he leads this family to somewhere with snow... we're in big trouble lol. 4. My childhood nickname was Peanut, given to me by my father. Because when I was born I didn't even weigh 6 lbs. 5. An ongoing goal of mine is to make sure that my children know just how much they are loved! Loved by me but mostly how loved they are by Jesus. I don't want them to ever question His great unconditional love for them. Now tell me a little something about yourself in the comments below 👇
Our worth is given by God not earned by hustling. It's about learning to show up imperfectly and be seen just as we are and weak but we are still worth loving. Present Over Perfect @sniequist
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. - Jane Howard. When I invested in my hair business, almost a year ago, I was just looking for someone to save my hair and social media marketing trainings. I had no clue what God had planned! While I invested in a business that’s helping support my family, I also invested in real genuine friendships that I desperately needed. These women I’ve come to know + love through network marketing are the sweetest and most Jesus loving ladies I know. Not only do they encourage me to grow as a business owner but more importantly they encourage me daily to be more like Jesus. To love Him, to seek Him first, to love like Him, to surrender to Him, to read His Word and so much more. I’m so thankful for our friendships + that God lead us here. And to think if I hadn’t said yes to this opportunity I would have never met these ladies. It’s been beyond worth it.
Do you make quiet time with Jesus a daily nonnegotiable? I've been trying to achieve this since Dax was born which makes 17 months now. And every day that it doesn't happen I beat myself up about it. But God doesn't want us to do that so He showed me a better way for this sweet season of life. I look for Him in Dax's sweet snuggles and in Silas' joy filled smile. I see Him when the boys are playing loudly together and creating that unbreakable brotherly bond. He's there when we're all giggling because someone burped loudly and even when things get a little messy. He will find you right where you're at and give you what you need if you listen. It doesn't have to be quiet to hear Him. It sure does help at times but He is God and He can be heard in any environment if we just listen. I still get to read my Bible and talk to Jesus but it just looks and sounds a little different for now.
The most joyful couples are the ones who are most able to embrace imperfections. Honestly, I'm still learning this myself. No wedding is perfect. And the more you resist this, the less you'll enjoy your day and the more you'll stress. What makes things most beautiful and most memorable are the unexpected gifts wrapped as imperfections. So embrace the unexpected. Smile at the crazy. Laugh at the unplanned. And relax. The only one that can ruin your best day ever is you. If you bring the joy your day will be beautiful.
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. -Jonas Salk