It's time for a #Fridayintroduction, friends! I don't know about you, but I'm super glad that Friday is here. 🎉 Here's five fun facts about me: 1. I've been writing in journals since I was a little girl, seven years ago I started a blog, and now I'm working on my second book! 🤓 2. My favorite food is Mexican food. Duh. 🌮🌶💃🏾 3. I love clothes but I don't really enjoy shopping. Usually I get tired/hangry and can't handle it for too long (just ask my husband). 😳 4. One day I hope to see @celinedion in concert. 🎤 5. When I sing along to songs I love, I also do all of the instrumental parts. 🙈
FREEBIE! Friends. Let's talk chemicals and toxins. They are in everything these days, and they are sadly not good for us. They may make things seem easier and more efficient, but in the end, they are hurting our delicate systems and getting us all out of whack. That's why in the past couple years, I've been working toward a chemical free lifestyle.The Thieves cleaner is amazing, and I've been using this one cleaner to clean my entire house. Plus this bottle has lasted me for four months! The cleaner can be used on every surface, plus I made some glass cleaner with it last week. There's not much it can't do. This weekend only, I'm giving away a bottle of Thieves cleaner to anyone who purchases a premium starter kit through Young Living. With a diffuser, 11 oils, wonderful samples/literature PLUS a bottle of Thieves, you're set for your journey to clean, green, living. I'd love to help you get started, and I'm here to answer any questions you have! #yleo #cleanliving #greencleaning
“There is such terrible darkness within me, as if everything was dead . . . I do not know how deeper will this trial go—how much pain and suffering it will bring to me. This does not worry me anymore. I leave this to Him as I leave everything else . . . Let Him do with me whatever He wants as He wants for as long as He wants if my darkness is light to some soul.” -Mother Teresa • I read this quote in @annvoskamp 's The Broken Way, and it resonated so much with me. Because sometimes (oftentimes) we are our own worst critics. And sometimes the inner dialogue is downright awful. We chastise ourselves and think things we wouldn't dream of saying to our closest friend. There's a difference between humility and self-pity and degradation. • Praise God for working in and through us despite our chronically broken messed up selves.
Can we please take a picture now? Of course we can you little angel! 😍😊
Prettttty much never get tired of this perfectly wonderfully amazing human that God has given me. 😍😍😍
Savior-confidence > self-confidence. @carlossibley said that in his Easter sermon and I can't quite get it out of my head. It's easy to try to pep yourself up and get motivated by all that you think you can do on your own, but in the end, we can do nothing that is of worth without Christ. • It's easy to look at our circumstances and think there's no hope or that things will never change. And if it were up to us, they probably wouldn't. But God. He's good, kind, and faithful. He holds all our tears in a bottle and sees us when we think we've been forgotten. And He is always always for us and with us. No matter what those late night thoughts say. • So take courage today, friends. If there's still breath in your lungs, He's got a plan for you.
I'm SO excited because in a few short weeks, the hubs and I are hitting the road and taking a little vacation for our birthdays! Our birthdays are exactly two weeks apart, which is super fun. Makes for a crazy May, but we love it. We're headed to Charleston! Do you have any recommendations on what to do, where to go, and what to eat there? Send 'em our way!
Eek! If you're new around here, I'll let you in on a little something: life is better with oils. I'm just saying. Lots of amazing benefits come with these little bottles, including natural remedies to everyday maladies, sleep support, hormonal support, and so much more. So grateful for these oils! Plus, there are some fun deals and new products available this month. Valor is back, which is an oil I've been wanting since I tried oils! As always, send me a message if you've got questions!
This time last year I was feeling guilty for leaving teaching and struggling with taking on a new opportunity. Would I like working at a church? Would I enjoy adult interaction? Would I miss being with kids? Would I be fulfilled in this new expression of my calling? • A couple weeks ago we talked about calling in our intern meeting. I shared that I feel as though God has called me to encourage people and come alongside them in whatever season they're in to help them grow in their faith. For six years, that looked like teaching elementary school. Now it looks like being an everyday part of my beloved church, Watkinsville First Baptist and loving on some amazing college kids and whoever walks in the doors of my office. And I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm so glad that God knows what we need more than we do and that He's so gracious to give it in His timing.