I’m convinced Delight friendships are the best friendships. Fight me. 😘 Andddd also convinced that the Texas Delight girls know how to do a meet-up. Tacos, picnics, and weddings? Oh yeah! 🌮 — “Deep convos, laughs, delicious food & drinks - getting to catch up with these ladies was the absolute best. Going on more than 5 years of friendship, all thanks to @delightandbe! ✨I’m endlessly grateful for this amazing community.” — @renelaine
We ran into a few bumps this year, but the CULTIVATE LOVE WORKSHOP IS STILL HAPPENING! This will be our fourth Cultivate Love workshop and each one has reminded us of its importance. The enemy is looking to attack marriages and as a wife, it is so important to surround yourself with godly women who can speak truth and wisdom (sometimes with a little humor) into your life and marriage. After last year's workshop, @kristin_wall shared... “I wish that I would have had this in my life when I was in the foundational years of marriage. To have older women who share their stories with humility and vulnerability is invaluable. To have other women in the same stage share their struggles, their joys and their hopes for the future is so reassuring that you aren’t alone in your thoughts and feelings is a gift!” Happening October 26-30, 2020. Applications are open until July 10th! All the details are at the link in our bio!
We read 1 Corinthians aloud over a zoom call this week. I’ve known these words for a while, had memorized them with my family as a kid. These words feel like a familiar path home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But this week, my heavy heart heard them differently. I was reminded of the simplicity of what we are called to— love. 🤍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know what that looks like in your life right now, but I do think it looks a lot being Jesus. Having the mind, the voice, the ears, the hands, and the feet of Jesus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It looks a lot like LOVE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Patient and kind. Not envying or boasting. Not arrogant or rude. Honors others and is not self seeking or insisting on it’s own way. Not irritable, resentful, or easily angered. Thinks no evil. Rejoices in the truth, not in delighting in evil and wrongdoing. Keeps no records of wrong. Bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, enduring all things. Always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never ends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “For without love, we are nothing.” (1 corinthians 13) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ » image in the first photo by: @joyfully.abby
These words feel extra relevant for our world right now. There is an overwhelming amount of information that's been coming at us for weeks, months now. 〰️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you know anything about Corrie Ten Boom's story, you know that she experienced suffering and hardships far beyond what most of us have witnessed. But maybe that means her words ring even louder... look at God and you will be at rest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 〰️ Because He is our peace. 🤍 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. — Isaiah 23:3
Smoothie bowls. Worship playlist. Sounds like a good Sunday morning to me. 〰️ If you're wanting some new praise songs to add to your playlist, this is what has been playing this morning. 🤍 Everlasting Light by Mosaic MSC 🤍 King of Kings by Hillsong 🤍 I'll Be Everything by Jenn Johnson 🤍 You're Not Finished Yet by The Belonging Co ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's your Sunday looking like? What have been your praise anthems during quarantine? 👇 Image: @immarciamary
This season has held a lot of shifting, in hearts and lives, nationally, and around the world. And in the Delight world, we've been experiencing some shifting of our own! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We're so excited to share with the world that @immarciamary is transitioning into the role of executive director for Delight & Be. 🥳🎉 Since 2012, @kristin_wall has been the heart and vision of Delight & Be. She’s lead years of retreats and workshops, carried the weight of running a nonprofit, dreamed and built the @delighthouse, and just followed Jesus through her obedience. In 2015, Marcia attended a Delight retreat and we met for the first time and then a little over two years ago, she came to live at the Delight House to work with Delight full time. We’ve had the best time working side-by-side, hosting workshops together, and doing life together over the last two years. 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A year ago, we started a new program of Delight Foundation that continues our mission to serve young people, @only7seconds. As @only7seconds grew, God was clearly preparing us both for a shifting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Kristin is taking a step back from her active role in Delight & Be to focus on @only7seconds in 2020, the heart of Delight & Be continues to be the same— to create spaces for young women to be seen, heard, and loved. 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But the best part is- we're still here, best friends doing life together. 💗 We’re so expectant for all that God has in store for Delight & Be in the coming months and years. ✨ Just wanted to give you all a little update and say, we’re so glad you’re here and along for the ride! 🎉