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Took down all the Christmas decor and hung up my new watercolor canvas 🙌🏼 Then got creative thanks to Erin over @cottonstem and her hoop wreath tutorial. I’m digging the stairwell wall now.

Afraid i’m not her real grandson...What should i do? #meme #Chinese #Internet #amusing #funnychild

Chinese style photograph18 #Chinese #Chinatrends #Chinaclassic

There was something about this metal flower piece. I love it. So found a place for it. This is what happens when all the kids are back in school after break and you go to @homegoods for one thing 😂 #walkedinwithoutacart #walkedoutwithafullone

China top actress 2018 Crystal Liu#Chinese #Chinastars #Chinesebeauty

“This is what we should be celebrating... this willingness of the One who was God almighty to leave the splendor of glory, to take on the normal limits and frailty of the human body, and endure the daily realities of what it means to@live in a terribly broken world is the definition of love.... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jesus did what he did not because of something special he saw in us, but because of something holy and pure that was inside him.” Paul David Tripp ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Chinese long noodles #chineseculture #noodles #chinese food

A rainy morning learning to watercolor 🎨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not too shabby thanks to my excellent teacher @krisloyaart

My @plumpaper planner came! 🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you know me, you know I’m a type A, organizational, detailed freak. Schedules, routines, plans, lists, and all the like are my thing. So naturally, I did a lot of research on what planner I wanted to invest in, since there are a few, highly recommended ones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For me, the @plumpaper planners met my needs. With their personalizations and add-ones, it surpassed the others. I can’t wait to start using it! 🤓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want a more detailed look, head over to my stories!

‘‘Tis the season 🎄

Mondays can’t be that bad with these three 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @hannahsmithphotography

“I know how easy it is for me, on any given day, to forget who I am and what I have been given in the person and work of Jesus… Other things rise to levels of importance in my mind, way beyond their true importance. So I wrote this devotional with the prayer that God would use it to recapture your attention. I wrote it with hope that this amazing story would reactivate your awe.” Paul David Tripp, Come Let Us Adore Him ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am excited to start this advent devotional tomorrow. As cliche as it sounds the true meaning of Christmas is lost amongst the gifts, parties, and decorations. I am looking forward to refocusing my mind and heart every morning on the reason behind these things. There is also a section to share with the kids every day as well! What are your favorite ways to focus on Jesus during the hustle and bustle of this season?

Coffee time is my favorite time ☕️

Free from condemnation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Free from guilt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Free from shame. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Free from God’s wrath. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Freedom from legalism. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Freedom to have a relationship with God. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All because of the baby born in the manger.

No fireplace, no mantle, no problem 💁🏼‍♀️ thanks to my moms idea of hanging the stockings on the staircase wall. I have hung them on the banisters in the past but they are currently under construction so needed another idea and I think it turned out great! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hung the stockings using clear, small Command Hooks and then stuck a fancy ribbon from @target on each to cover said hooks 😊 and done - although peeling all those things took a bit longer than desirable 😂 Next time I’ll stick my kids on the task to work on their fine motor skills 😜

So incredibly thankful. 🍁Happy Thanksgiving 🍁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸📸 @hannahsmithphotography

I’m thankful for this little nugget. Being an aunt is the best 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #auntlifeisthebestlife #redhairdontcare #gingerbaby #thankful #family

Once a year I get to get all dressed up for a gala in support of NOVA-HTI , a Christian organization that works to stop human trafficking in the Northern Virginia area. It’s a fantastic cause I feel blessed to stand behind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While the stories of survivors are grim and the knowledge of trafficking in my own backyard is scary, the HOPE this organization gives through meeting both physical and spiritual needs is encouraging and uplifting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am excited to see the continued growth of this organization as they are the hands and feet of the gospel to the broken. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jesus really does change the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #gala #novahti #jesuschangeseverything #bethehandsandfeet #worldchangers

Not gonna lie. I’m not a snow day lover. I love the romantic ideas of a snow day... cuddling on the couch, watching movies, drinking hot chocolate, playing games, making cookies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But that is not a young mom reality. Instead “he’s touching me!”, movie fights, hot chocolate spills, burns, “I lost the game” meltdowns, and indoor sugar highs are the reality. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today the younger kids lasted less time outside than it took to get them ready 🤦🏼‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But they love it and that’s what matters. The joy on their faces when they see the snow makes it all worth it. And the small moments of grace throughout are the beauty filled details of the day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momentsinmotherhood #littlefierceones #kidsforreal #motherhoodintheraw #childhoodunplugged

Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet baby girl! I can’t even believe she is 5 years old today. It feels like just yesterday when came out screaming and never stopped 😂 I remember thinking, ‘Can we put her back in?!” But there she was making herself known from day one. She hasn’t stopped and I wouldn’t have it any other way. She is my spunky, sassy, smart, and sweet girl💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸by @hannahsmithphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #happybirthday #babygirl #sweetbabygirl #momlife #motherhoodissanctifying

Good hair Monday 💁🏼‍♀️ No where to go so naturally my hair is 👌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #thedarlingmovement #darlingweekend #thehappynow #pursuepretty #mondaymood

Happy Wednesday 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #bestofmom #momcommunity #daily_captures #lovelysquare #wearehappyhere

“We don’t have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” Thomas Jefferson ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be heard. Vote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pic designed by @adesignkit ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #vote #thedarlingmovement #darlingweekend #thehappynow #pursuepretty

I mean 😍. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Had this one’s parent teacher conference today and it was 👌🏼. Last year he struggled to enjoy school, and while academically he did well, school wasn’t his favorite. This year’s conference the teacher talked about his confidence, social ness, and ability to make her laugh 😜. He tells me first grade is a blast and is also continuing to do well academically. This is a shameless #mombrag post, but also hopefully an encouragement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was fearful last year that he would never like school and it was going to be a continued theme- yes I’m dramatic 😜 But this reminds me that seasons change, people change, and prayer is powerful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #honestmomconfessions #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #dailyparenting

These two 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being 15 months apart really has given them a special, close relationship, and while it’s definitely challenging at times, it’s awesome to watch grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today on the playground another child called Elisabeth a “meanie”. Immediately John stood up for her and confidently said (in his 3 year old serious voice) “Hey! She is not a meanie! She is my sister, and I call her Queen Elisabeth!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s clearly training him well 😂💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #siblings #brothersisterlove #brothersistergoals #siblinglove

“We must grasp the fact that there is EXCLUSIVITY about truth, and that Jesus Christ is God’s final word to the world” [Community Bible Study Commentary] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through Jesus [john 14:16] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lovingly unapologetic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #sahm #makeachange #thankful #savedbygrace

I love the #brotherhood emerging between these two 😍 #happyhalloween ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #brothers #siblings #momlife

Trying to be more #intentional about my time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reminding myself it only takes 20 minutes at a time to invest in my kids. I don’t need to spend hours at a time. A picture here, a book there, and a game sometimes too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This time investment is amidst the cleaning, laundry, cooking, bible study, exercise, date nights, and all other #momlife duties. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m still learning how to prioritize, what to let go at times, and what to never let go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It varies daily. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are no hard and set rules or guidebooks for how a homemaker should spend her time. If there were, boy would I be all over that #typea #checkittwice ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I do know my steps are guided and I need only to look up. If I’m walking in Him any #momguilt can be pushed aside and I can walk-in the freedom of my choices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so can you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself

God sees. He hears. He knows. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #sahm #makeachange #thankful #savedbygrace

Here’s looking at you weekend 👋🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #mood #fridaymood #weekendvibes #tgif

It’s been a week. A week of sickness, a week of crabbiness, A week of broken TVs and internet, a week of clogged toilets, a week of tantrums, a week of back pain, a week of the husband being gone. It’s just been A WEEK. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankful this weeks almost over. Thankful my husband gets back tonight, and that he can fix anything. Thankful for rest and vitamins and oils for health. Thankful for apologies. Thankful for being able to unclog toilets without gagging. Thankful for this life, this family, no matter the week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankful His mercies are new every morning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #thankful #momliferocks #dailymotherhood #rawmotherhood #candidmotherhood

I used chalk paint for the first time in my life and 👌🏼. It was great for my mini projects and pretty easy to use. I know I’m waaaaay behind on the times when it comes to chalk paint but better late than never right? Now I’m looking for more ways to use my leftovers 😜 Suggestions? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #paint #chalkpaint #chalkpaintedfurniture #chalkpainting #homedecor

Monday. No school. Colds. Freezing weather. Up at 6am. And so it goes 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #mondaymood #momlifebelike #motherhoodissanctifying #fallfun #greatcountryfarms

It’s the simple things today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #saturdayvibes #familytime #fall #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodunplugged

🎶 Don’t let anyone steal your fire Fight on fighter The Spirit is alive inside ya🎶 @forkingandcountry ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh how I LOVE this song. We can fight on through the hard times, the depression, the loss, the diagnosis, the anxiety, the troubled marriage, the [insert your struggle here]. But NOT in our own strength. In the LORDS! With His Spirit we can fight on with HOPE. So fight on fighter 💪🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #fighton #fighting #forkingandcountry #stronger #christcenteredmama

Heading into Thursday like 👋🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #thursday #momlife #childhoodunplugged #laidback #motherhoodunplugged

It was a beautiful day for fall fun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ While I’m not a fan of cold weather, the crispness of the air while traipsing through a pumpkin patch, after eating apple cider donuts really can’t be beat. Especially with this view 😍 With the sunflowers in the background and the mountain landscape. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Creation and the seasons really do scream the name of the creator. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge. There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is not heard. Their message has gone out to the whole earth, and their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun.” Psalm 19:1-4. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #fallfun #greatcountryfarms #pumpkinpatch #pumpkinpicking #creation

🎶 So just, look around you and try to listen to The song creation sings And don't you worry cause you're in the hands Of the God who made everything 🎶 @ellieholcomb 🎶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love when the words of a children’s song speaks to my heart. It reminds me that I am a child, of God. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I may be a mom of three feeling the responsibility for their future, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ a wife feeling the pressure to serve my husband exceptionally, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ a friend wanting to be there when needed, ⠀⠀⠀ Or a sister/daughter yearning to live up to familial expectations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But above all I am a child of the King. A daughter of the God of the universe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎶 Because you're not a bird and you're not a flower You don't have petals or wings But there is good news, you're worth so much more To the God who made everything 🎶 @ellieholcomb 🎶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #womenintheword #christianliving #choosingjoy #intentionalliving #purpose

Monday Feels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #mondaymood #mondayvibes #mondayfeels #albumcover #family

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” - Lucius Seneca ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #bffs #friendshipquotes #bestfriendgoals #squadgoals #jmu

Hey Insta friends, Happy Friday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thought I’d try my first #fridayintroduction ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •My name is Nicole, my husband calls me Bun, a sweet few call me Noles, but it's mostly just Mama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •I’m an Enneagram type 1 and an ISFJ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •I have a coffee addiction that began with the birth of my middle child in November 2013. She and her two brothers are my heart walking outside my body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •My husband and I met at James Madison University (the greatest place on earth) and have been married 11 years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •I’m just here to document the ways in which this seemingly plain and earthly life is filled with the extraordinary love, goodness, and blessings of the Lord. Filled with Beauty. Sharing what I learn, what I love, what I like, and sometimes what makes me lose my mind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m glad and humbled you are here following along :) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #fridayintroductions #fridayvibes #introduction #momlife

I worked out for the first time in a LONG time. Like years long, not weeks long. I’ve never been a workout girl, I’ve been a sports girl, so while I’ve played recreational sports since my college days I’ve not actually “worked out” 😬. Guys, I graduated college over 10 years ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I started a two week free trial @burnbootcamp and if I were to workout- this is what I need. Someone to tell me what to do to, surrounded by other women, for only 45 min, class times all day, each week meets a variety of targets (legs, cardio, etc) and most importantly —childcare included. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So while I felt like I was dying during and after, I’m hopeful I’ve found some thing that’ll work for me. Honestly, I hate working out but am trusting in my friends who claim it’ll give me more energy 😜 #youknowwhoyouare And know that it is good for me health wise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So leave some encouragement below, and maybe a timeframe of when I go from making myself go to wanting to go?? Because I did NOT want to workout today... so I’m praying it gets easier 😅#imtiredalready ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself

THIS 👇🏼 #repost @gladlykarissa ・・・ Right now we are seeing and hearing influencers of all different backgrounds shoot from their corner of the internet: “Change the way you think, change your life.” AND I LOVE IT. But all of this cutting edge research on brain plasticity and epigenetics and creating new and better neural pathways that change habits and feelings that everyone is basing their empowerment off of it cracking me up. Not because it is not resoundingly true. But because I read every day from a book that is thousands of years old that HAS BEEN SAYING THIS ALL ALONG. We are what we think. And our feelings are products of our thoughts. And the Creator of our beautifully complex brains and beings has been telling us over and over that in Him we will be transformed by the renewing of our minds. (Romans 12:2), and that we can take every thought captive to obey Christ, who has the power to demolish strongholds (2 Cor 10:4-5) Our lives are played out by the way we think science says, and so do my experiences. And the God of peace and love says we do not have to live a life of depression or anxiety or hurt or pain because that is the pathways our brains have taken for years and years. We can create new pathways and live a full life in the freedom of Christ. I am working every day on living in the freedom of Christ through my thoughts. If I am what I think I will not be a negative or depressed or anxious or bitter person for one more second, because God lovingly made my brain and body able to be set free. Who’s with me? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #sahm #makeachange #thankful #savedbygrace

I’ve never been so thankful for weather like this. After weeks of dreary rain and darkness the warm, bright light means that much more. *Cue spiritual metaphor* 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But seriously - doesn’t it speak to God’s perfect timing? I’ve been reading in Acts 3 about the paralytic man Peter healed in Jesus’ name after Jesus ascended back to heaven. The Bible states this man sat at the temple daily and that every one recognized him. Safe to say Jesus surely saw this man during some of his many trips into the temple - yet didn’t heal him. Instead, Peter got that privilege, and the witnesses were amazed and awed by the power of Jesus through him. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A demonstration of God with us, his power, his grace, his forgiveness even though he’s not physically on earth any more. A powerful way to spread his name even further after his death. And the man leaped and praised God! He had so many days of dreary- but then the light- at the *perfect* time- God’s time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #sahm #makeachange #thankful #savedbygrace

Fall weather is FINALLY here 🍂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another adorable, soft shirt by @westandmak 🎃 You can save 25% with the code BEAUTY25! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself ootd #fashioninspo #stylegram #westandmak #brandrep

Birthday twins hanging out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momentsinmotherhood #littlefierceones #kidsforreal #motherhoodintheraw #childhoodunplugged

Anyone have any go to recommendations for a purple-pink-gray color for a little girls bedroom? Preferably @behrpaint since that’s what we will be using. I’ve been a painting machine this past week but stuck with a good ‘ole neutral gray for the boys’ rooms. Now that we are into actual colors I’m all like 🤷🏼‍♀️ And I definitely cannot but this many 👆🏼 samples 😂. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #paint #paintcolor #behrpaint #inspiration #getitdone

🎶Reputation precedes me, they told you I'm crazy I swear I don't love the drama, it loves me 🎶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shirt by @westandmak 💕 Use code BEAUTY25 for 25% off an already great price! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #westandmak #bigreputation #momlife #brandrep

Sometimes you have to make the unhealthy version of the bread. The gluten, sugar, oil filled version. Your kids will think you are the “best cook ever” and you won’t regret it 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momliferocks #dailymotherhood #rawmotherhood #candidmotherhood #thisismotherhood

This one is home from school sick today and I’m loving it. I don’t get to spend enough time with him and he’s growing up just too dang fast. Soaking up time with him while he’s still little and loves to hang out with me. 💕 Thanks for the 📸 @jwiegold ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #honestmomconfessions #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #dailyparenting

My desk is my favorite. Especially with @traderjoes flowers. I’m also loving these children’s memory verse cards from @thedailygraceco. They are simple enough for my 3 & 4 year old and applicable for all... especially this particular verse 😜. We typically work on a verse for 1-2 weeks and move on to the next. I plan to continue to cycle through the cards for awhile. It’s a great, simple way to write the word on their hearts... and mine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #sahm #makeachange #thankful #savedbygrace

My youngest was up every hour last night after 11:30PM, until he ultimately decided to wake up at 6:30AM. He then decided he only needed a 45 minute nap?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve needed and received grace upon grace today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For me, that looked like the ability to take a power nap, the fact my kids didn’t witness my angry tantrum (thank you basement), and that they were completely happy to watch (a lot) of T.V. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking forward to a new morning tomorrow, but even just the next moment. The next moment to take back the day. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit within me... because alone - I’ve got nothing to offer my kids, my husband, anyone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here’s to that afternoon/evening cup of grace... sometimes that comes in the form of coffee, but that is always only filled by the Spirit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momlife #sahm #makeachange #thankful #savedbygrace

I have 3 hours, twice a week TO MYSELF. Today was the first day and if felt like 45 minutes 😂. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The days are long but the years are short people. I can’t believe my baby just walked right into school today (last year he cried for the first two months) and that my middle girl will be headed to kindergarten next year 😱. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What things do you all do with no kid time? One of the days I have Bible study but the other day I have 3 hours I want to spend NOT doing mom/house stuff. Suggestions?? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #firstdayofschool #momlife #freetime #daysarelongyearsareshort #preschool

Finally reached the time in parenting where I can sit with my daughter and color for more than two minutes. It’s my favorite. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #arttherapy #girlmom #coloringbookforadults #mommydaughtertime #hopeinthelord

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I told him if he wasn’t a good listener I would take away his cookie.... He then proceeded to stick the whole thing in his mouth and said “Now what mom?!” 🙄 #smartkid ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shirt by @westandmak 💕 Use code BEAUTY25 for 25% off an already great price! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #westandmak #howsweetitis #momlife #brandrep

So many times my type A, perfectionist personality gets in the way of simply coming to Jesus. I feel like I need to have it all together in order to meet Jesus and experience any relationship. I desire to come to the table with accomplishments and goodness. But all this does is prevents me from engaging with Him because the thing is, I will never feel good enough... I can’t. As much as I try to be- I’m not perfect. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @jamieivey put it so well when she wrote “He [Jesus] is more concerned with drawing our hearts toward Him, not getting us put together enough so that we’re capable of coming to Him.”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s what He wants. My heart - and all it’s junk. He wants me to know He loves me in spite of my mess. He meets me there. In the midst of my failed parenting, my stubbornness, my selfishness, my brokenness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He didn’t come for those who have it all together. He came to bind up the broken-hearted and heal our wounds (Psalm 147:3). He came for those who keep falling, and helps them back up again. He came for you and me- to make beauty amidst our mess. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #beautyfromashes #jamieivey #ifyouonlyknew #jesus #typea

Our overflowing cups have nothing to do with bank accounts, or people. They do not overflow with success and they do not empty with failure. Our ups overflow with the grace and mercy of God - they overflow because there is always more than we can ask or imagine. This is our plenty. [She Reads Truth] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #wellwateredwomen #shereadstruthbible #shereadstruth #gracefilled #perspective

Some days all I can do is laugh. The amount of times I say “I’m gonna lose my mind” made this shirt from @westandmak a no brainer for me. There are a lot of other cute things too available if you never lose your mind with your kids 😜 Use code BEAUTY25 to save 25% on your order! . . . . . #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #yallgonnamakemelosemymind #brandambassador #westandmak #momlife #momfashion

He leaves the ninety- nine. 🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jesus is our shepherd. Our perfect, loving shepherd. Understanding the role of a shepherd during biblical times has deepened my understanding of Jesus’ role as my shepherd. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read more about it on the blog today. —> Link in Profile. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #christianblogger #christianblog #womenintheword #christianliving #choosingjoy #intentionalliving #makeachange #savedbygrace

🎶 Let your light shine and let Jesus shine through you 🎶 [Hillsong Kids]. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is one of her favorite songs so when I saw this shirt by #theoaktreemarket I had to get her one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It also fits her personality well because she is full of light, and joy, and spirit. I don’t want anything to snuff out that light. Myself included because parenting a ‘spirited’ kid us H.A.R.D. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎶 Giant fears are really small when all you see is God, Don’t be afraid to stand up tall, And give a great big shout! I’m not scared, I’m gonna let my light shine! 🎶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #letitshine #letyourlightshine #joy #spiritedchild

So I tried out #phlur and think you should too. This is #notanad I just genuinely like the idea and the non toxic ingredients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I like the idea of finding a signature scent (the last of mine is about gone and they don’t sell it anymore 😩) but don’t enjoy smelling a thousand scents in the stores. Not only does it give me a headache, I don’t think it gives a real representation of the scents. With this you can pick 3 (out of 7) scents to sample, and if you like one, buy a full bottle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Another plus is they claim to avoid potentially toxic ingredients like parabens, phthalates and BHT, as well as possible endocrine disruptors. The products are also vegan and cruelty-free. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want to see inside the box check my stories. 👆🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #crueltyfreebeauty #nontoxicbeauty #nontoxicliving

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀psalm 118:24 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #christiangirl #christianliving #christianwoman #faith #grace

There he goes, a piece of my heart outside my body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This morning we were reading from Jesus Calling for kids. It was titled “Give your loved ones to me” and ended with “Trust me to take care of your loved ones. They are safe with me. My presence never leaves them- just as I never leave you”. When I finished reading, Ben says “That was really more for you mom”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And he was right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I needed to hear those words and the Lord spoke them to me through this devotional, through my son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Worry floods my heart when my babies aren’t with me, as if I have control when they are. The Lord knows this about me- and look what He did for me. 🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m resting in the presence of the Lord today- while my heart aches with anxiety, while I worry... WHILE. It doesn’t stop- but I choose to rest in His peace. It’s an active, minute by minute choice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The LORD replied, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’.” Exodus 33:14 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #motherhoodco #momtribe #momcommunity #motherhoodrising #unitedinmotherhood

Preparing for the school year has had me buried in paperwork, logistics, and scheduling, all while trying to live up these last days of summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been and still feels overwhelming, but school starts tomorrow for my oldest and I’m hoping with it becomes a new rhythm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “His mercies are new every morning” Lamentations 3:23. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #womenintheword #christianliving #choosingjoy #intentionalliving #momlife #sahm #savedbygrace

This is the last Sunday night of summer... where I don’t have to worry about getting a kid up and ready for school- or myself for that matter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think this has been my favorite summer with my kids yet. Partly because it felt like summer - in that it had the bookends of full day school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We filled it with amusement parks, pools, playgrounds, beaches, and the mountains. We got ice cream, we ate popsicles, we went to splash pads, and played on slip-n-slides. We watched movies, stayed up late, saw fireworks, and tie-dyed t-shirts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This summer was a gift and I’m thankful for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #backtoschool #summerbucketlist #thankful #momlife #momlifeisthebestlife

These curated squares can easily be misinterpreted. They are misrepresentations of full reality. They show beautiful people, families, relationships, and life. They typically don’t show the mess. And to be honest, even when they do, I find myself convinced that my mess is still bigger and worse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that is the lie that Satan wants us to believe. That we are the biggest and worst mess. Everyone is better than we are. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And what I’m not gonna say is that, it is not true, that we all are not messes and are enough, that we aren’t that bad, that we try and that’s ok. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nope. We are ALL the biggest and worst messes. That we ALL are the biggest and worst sinners. Because ALL of us fall short! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AND EVEN STILL we are loved and cherished by God. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AND EVEN STILL God sent his own son to die for us so that we can be seen as RIGHTEOUS in his eyes, and not as big, messy, sinners. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So when we peruse these squares and feel that we don’t have it together like her, or are as beautiful as she is, or parent as well as that mom, we can stop condemning ourselves because there is no condemnation in Jesus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So enjoy these curated squares for what they are. Beauty amidst the mess. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #womenwholead #gritandvirtue #theuneditedmovement #pursuitcommunity #thepointedlife

If anything has taught me the need for God’s wisdom, it’s parenting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #beautyfromashes #goodnewsfeed #shedelights #thecaptivatingwoman #chooselovely

Summer would not be summer without ice cream. Can I get an Amen?! 🙌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #icecream #summer #summertime #dessert #icescreamyouscream

Your daily dose of cuteness 😍 #auntlife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #thedarlingmovement #darlingweekend #thehappynow #pursuepretty

How cute is this mini man cave in my in-laws new house? Their house has dormers that cause awkward spaces in the upstairs rooms that can be hard to find use for, but if this isn’t the best use for one in a little boys room I don’t know what is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #inspiration #housetips #dormer #mancave #boysroom #trucks

You are God of the highest mountain You are God of the deepest sea You are awesome in power and glory Great is your love for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #truth #choosejoy #godslove #godlovesyou #jesus

I have been dealing with random back pain over the past several months and at times it’s been annoyingly limiting. Last night and this AM it flared and has caused me to be frustrated at things it stops me from doing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But divinely, I read the above quote from @unsupermommy and it gave me peace in my circumstances. The reminder to trust Him in ALL things and knowledge that nothing is futile when looking to Christ. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Striving to make this true in my heart today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are there limitations in your life God has ultimately used for His glory? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #womenintheword #christianliving #choosingjoy #intentionalliving #purpose

Our portion is not in this world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, And there are no grapes on the vines; Even though the olive crop fails, And the fields lie empty and barren; Even though the flocks die in the fields, And the cattle barns are empty Yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! Habakkuk 3:17-18. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When my days are long, when my children are hard, when relationships fail, when nothing seems to go my way, when I can’t do 1 thing right, when I’m lonely while surrounded by people, when jobs are lost and people are sick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Regardless of this life, I pray I am reminded that I was made for another. And it won’t be like this forever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hallelujah. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #womenintheword #christianliving #choosingjoy #intentionalliving #purpose

Tan lines and good times 😍 He insisted on wearing his hat today to swim lessons. #3 you slay me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #motherhoodco #momtribe #momcommunity #motherhoodrising #unitedinmotherhood #momsofinstagram #motherhoodthroughinstagram #ohheymama #parenthood_unveiled #teammotherly

You’ll find us at the pool for the remainder of the summer. School starts too early in my opinion and it snuck up on us. So we are cramming in some last minute summer days filled with pools, sun, popsicles, and no schedules. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #summer #summerliving #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #momlife #schedulefree

I’ve been having bad dreams and elevated anxiety at night for the past couple weeks. The dreams have ranged anywhere from snakes to the death or danger of my husband or children. I have literally woken up with chest pain and a racing heart from these dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I’m writing this I’m realizing this might be why I’ve been having to nap during the day recently 😜. But more importantly it reinforces that truly all I have for peace, is the LORD. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When you’re alone with your thoughts at night, or awoken with nightmares, what else can you do to calm your spirit? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It isn’t that I pray once and the thoughts go away, but instead I pray constantly until I fall back asleep. Even if it’s just simply “help me Lord”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know why I keep having these dreams, but I do know that the Lord is my peace and He counsels me, even at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #choosingjoy #intentionalliving #purpose #momlife #sahm

G I R L S N I G H T 👩‍👧 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The boys are away riding dirt bikes and quad runners and I get to spend some [much needed] one on one time with this beauty. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve shopped (A LOT), ate ice cream, pampered ourselves with face masks, and now we are snuggling up in mommy’s bed to watch Beauty and the Beast and then sleep! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This child is something else. She is sassy and stubborn and brilliant and strong willed and gives me a run for my money every. single. day. I am hopeful that this girl time, and the many more to come, will build and keep a deep bond that survives the emotions and realities of a mother- daughter relationship. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #momentsinmotherhood #littlefierceones #kidsforreal #motherhoodintheraw #childhoodunplugged

I can’t believe it’s August and that summer is almost over. There are definitely days that I’m more sad about this than others #momlife but beach days and pool days will be missed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here’s to living it up in these last days of summer. Anything you haven’t done you still need to check off your summer bucket list? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #summer #honestmomconfessions #bucketlist

How long before leaving the house for date night do you put on white pants? 😜 I put them on 20 minutes before leaving and my kids were eating pizza #daredevil 😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I needed this date night like woah. The gloomy weather + gloomy kids literally rose my blood pressure and I needed the patience of Job today- which I didn’t have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankful for little mercies and graces throughout the day. Like bolting out the door with my husband as soon as he got home. #reallife #honestmomconfessions ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood #dailyparenting #momentsinmotherhood #kidsforreal #motherhoodintheraw

🎶 Everybody needs someone beside em’ shining like a lighthouse from the sea. 🎶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #squadgoals #bestfriendgoals #friendshipquotes #friendship #bestie #needtobreathe

Parenting has given me a run for my money recently. #thestruggleisreal . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m defeated and inadequate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I am thankful my strength is not my own & that I get to rest in the peace of the Lord amidst the chaos that is parenting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #beauty #beautyfilleddetails #hemakeseverythingbeautiful #hesinthedetails #preachingtomyself #honestmomconfessions #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #ig_motherhood