I would tell myself I was a morning person until the next morning would come and my alarm would go off. The n I would roll over and hit that darn snooze button, I swear it was begging me to use it… (A few more minutes won’t hurt, right? I mean, sleep is important 💁🏻♀️ I’ll get my rest this morning and just move my physical activity to the afternoon or evening. Sounded like the perfect plan. It was undeniable, though...whenever I did that...I was so much less likely to actually get it done. I mean, after a long day at work/with the kids, and now after my surgery those times of the day my energy was depleted and the last thing I wanted to do was move my body and workout. But, when I got up and did something for myself, like working out before my little was up, I felt AMAZING, having more energy then I would when I would hit that darn snooze and didn’t regret it ONE BIT Even though I KNEW this, I still struggled finding "motivation" to jump out of bed when the alarm went off... I realized all I needed was to snag a few KEY ingredients that were missing: 💪A virtual personal trainer motivating me and telling me exactly what to do and how to do it and make it FUN and exciting to want to workout! 👯BUT the biggest help? A virtual fitness community to be my cheerleaders and a coach to hold me accountable 👯🧡 Suddenly, I wasn’t just fighting the snooze button for myself… but also for a group of people who were waiting on me to show up and cheer each other on! Now, I show up for them AND me! 💪 💪 I also remind myself that I CAN move my body and not everyone has that option What’s your biggest struggle when it comes to moving your body? Tiredness? No energy? No motivation? Have no idea what to do? Injury? Maybe something else? Comment below to let me know what you are facing 😘
For you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Ps 139:14 In His likeness we were created. Gen 1:27 He has plans to prosper you - not to harm you - but to give you hope and a future. Jer 29:11 Even before you were born, it pleased God to chose you and call you by His marvelous grace. Gal 1:15 #dailydoseofduffee #wordofgod #createdforgreatness #purpose #createdwithpurpose #createdforapurpose
Happy Monday guys!! It’s been a little bit since I’ve been on here but I had some fun lettering tonight and thought I’d share🤗💕
What a powerful message we heard yesterday! We were created with a purpose for a glorious purpose. Let’s be brave and put in the work... 🔥 Que mensaje más poderoso vimos ayer. Fuimos creados con propósito para un propósito glorioso! Seamos valientes y esforzados... 🔥 #bebrave #becourageous #putinthework #sevaliente #seesforzado #createdwithpurpose #createdforapurpose #creadosconproposito #creadosparaunpropósito
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” -Ephesians 2:10 🌱 Reposted @morganharpernichols 🌱 #createdforapurpose #faithful #masterpiece #oneofakind #planted #love #struggle #grace #biblereading #godisincontrol #gracewins #godsplan #steps #sermon #godswill #prayers #gospeltruth #lifegoals #scriptureoftheday #prayer #livingmybestlife #lovewins #enneagramcoach #goals #savinggrace #livinglife #jesusistheway #verses #biblequote #dogoodthings
Do you want to know what holds most people back from taking action on their dreams & goals? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nine times out of ten, it's their beliefs that hold them back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our beliefs are the foundation that we build our lives upon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We must first believe that we can achieve our goal, then we can put a demand on our belief to actually make it happen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you don't believe your business will be successful, chances are you will never even start it. If you believe that being visible will be scary, then of course you're going to procrastinate. Our brains are programed to avoid pain.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's why the success you desire starts with your thoughts and beliefs. Examine your beliefs to see if they could be holding you back from taking the action that is required to accomplish your goal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Take a look at the self talk that is contributing to your limiting beliefs. Begin to shift your self-talk & beliefs by challenging your fears. If you believe now isn't the right time to start your new business, new career or whatever you're procrastinating on... ask you self why. Why not now? Why not you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So put your foot in gear and your big beautiful brain to work. You've got work to do. There will never be a perfect time, just start where you are! ✨💗
I don't even know if I can articulate how harmful this is and how destructive it is to the person being talked about and to the person doing the talking. I've come to the realization that most of the people I've known who do this are grasping for control of a situation. They want to be seen as being all powerful and all knowing and influence and manipulate people, decisions and situations. What's even more disgusting to me though, is when it comes from the mouth of a Believer--- a "Christian" It literally makes me feel physically ill. The only thing that possibly makes it worse is when it is also coming from someone who is family or has claimed to be a "friend". "Do not let unwholesome (foul, profane, worthless, vulgar) words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for the BUILDING UP of others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear you speak" (capitals added by me) Ephesians 4:29 "A perverse man spreads strife, and one who gossips separates intimate friends" Proverbs 16:28 #healthcoach #healthcoaching #simple #lifecoach #lifecoaching #saynotogossip #watchyourwords #speaklife #speaktruth #speaklove #buildothersup #encourage #edify #praise #compliment #acknowledge #bethebestyou #createdforapurpose #createdonpurpose #empoweredliving #empoweredlivingwithlori
We were so excited to be able to celebrate Nelson at his ordination this week!! We are so proud of you and Andrea.
“Do not CLING to events of the past or DWELL on what happened long ago. Watch for the NEW thing I am going to do. It is happening already- you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.” (Isaiah 43:19- Good News Translation) • Beloved, let go of the regrets, the mistakes, the failures, the “what ifs” and the “if onlys.” It’s a new beginning and a fresh start. God is doing a NEW thing AND it’s going to be good 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 (Jeremiah 29:11). • 🤗🤗🤗🌈 💜 • • • • • • • • • • • • • #hemakesallthingsnew #giveittogod #hesgotyou #waymaker #miracleworker #promisekeeper #lightinthedarkness #childofgod #daughteroftheking #iknowwhoiam #royalpriesthood #deeplyrooted #createdforapurpose #proverbs31woman #womenoffaith #agodlylady #godisgood #godisfaithful #hesagoodgoodfather #bibletruth #faithhopelove #trustinghim #christiansofinstagram #faithandfashion #faithblogger #christianblogger #christiantees #christianclothing #christianshirts #aboundinginhimapparel
The next Nashville SPEAKS newsletter is headed to your inbox soon! You won’t want to miss the latest update on our November giving initiative and read this adorable little girl’s story! 📚 #nashvillespeaks #cleftfamily #cleft #cleftlip #cleftliprepair #cleftlipbaby #cleftlipcutie #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #cleftstrong #cleftproud #cleftpalaterepair #letyoursmilechangetheworld #changingtheworldtogether #createdforapurpose #feedingsupport #pediatricspeechtherapy
CREATION.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We were created on purpose, for a purpose.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.#purposedrivenlife #purposefulliving #purposeful #livingonpurpose #workyourpurposewithgodsplan #createdforapurpose #godgivenpurpose #walkinginpurpose
STRUGGLES. “You can tell the measure of a person by the size of the problem that stops them.” (Eric Worre) “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back because if you can look up, you can get up.” (Les Brown) Do you have a struggle today? 💚 I’m glad we’ve met, then, because we have something in common. ✨💚 Whether it’s emotional, financial, health, relationship, or business, I’ve ridden on the struggle bus more times than I can count, & I’m guessing you have too. Whatever the struggle, no matter how “unchosen” the struggle is, I want to whisper into your heart something I try to remind myself of: we still get one choice. Whether this will be the struggle, whether today will be the day we give up on our dream/goal/purpose. Someday you’ll look back & see a bigger picture (maybe not all of it, but more than you see now.) Some of my struggles were downright crushing. But BECAUSE OF the struggle I became a new & improved version of myself. We see ourselves in a new light in struggles. Our weaknesses or vulnerabilities come to the surface, so we can work on growth. When life commands humility out of me, I see myself differently. Maybe I am or maybe I’m not part of the problem, but it’s always helpful to see myself in the honest, vulnerable light that’s lost in sunny seasons. I’d never trade the struggle for ease, because of what I learn on the way, & how it (surprisingly) enriches my life. So if you’re feeling tired from the struggles, DON’T QUIT JUST YET✨✨✨ Just take a break, get a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow always comes with new chances & ideas. New people to speak into your situation. And you’re going to be a little bit different tomorrow than you are today. Look up to the One Who created you with a purpose. And pray for His help to touch your heart. Pray for fresh ideas. Let’s lock arms. New found instafriend, Don’t let this one be the problem that stops you. Can I pray for you tonight? You can be specific, or you can comment with a 💚 and I’ll just say a prayer for you by name 💚💚💚 #bedeeplyrooted #createdforapurpose #liveonpurpose
“It's about the journey--mine and yours--and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.” Tony Dungy . This amazing human, coach, author husband and father has not had an easy life, but he’s created an amazing one of integrity and influence. I love that God uses anyone who is willing to make a difference for good in this world. We are only here for a moment in time. Therefore, “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.” Galations 6:9 . #dogood #jer2911 #createdforgoodworks #forsuchatimeasthis #createdforapurpose #legacy #iamcowgirl #tonydungy #integritymatters
Nashville SPEAKS is a non-profit focusing on providing resources to children with cleft lip and/or palate and their parents. 🍼 Supporting Parents & Empowering All Kids to Succeed 👍🏼 #nashvillespeaks #nashvillenonprofit #nashvillenonprofits #nashvillecares #servenashville #nashvillegivesback #givebacknashville #cleftfamily #cleft #cleftlip #cleftliprepair #cleftlipbaby #cleftlipcutie #cleftpalate #cleftlipandpalate #cleftstrong #cleftproud #cleftpalateawareness #cleftlipandpalateawareness #cleftpalaterepair #letyoursmilechangetheworld #changingtheworldtogether #supportfamilies #createdforapurpose #empowerfamilies #feedinglittles #medelaspecialneedsfeeder #feedingsupport #pediatricspeechtherapy
𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕤 - 𝔹𝕚𝕓𝕝𝕖 . 𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝑺𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒑𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝑮𝒐𝒅-𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒓𝒆𝒃𝒖𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈, 𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒔𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝑮𝒐𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒊𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌. #2timothy316 Today a #doitinyourstyle from a drawing by @jenskevisser. She is an amazing artist! Give her a follow if you want to be inspired by her creations and the faith that she’s spreading with it! I think I’m gonne create a diecut out of this cutie to give her a place into the #biblejournalinggermany #travelbible. Maybe mine too 🤪 But first I need to go and buy me some more #staedtlerpens . With #inktober and all the drawing while journaling; my pens are drained 🤪 #biblejournaling #biblejournalingnl #bijbeljournalinggroep #bijbeljournaling #createdforapurpose #illustratedfaith #illustratedfaithcommunity #bibleartjournalingdeutsch #bibleartjournalingcommunity #bibleart #journalingbible #sketch #sketchbook #mystaedtler #createdtocreate #communityofchristiancreatives #sermonsketchnotescommunity #faithjournaling #drawyourfaith #bibledrawing #blackandwhite #penandink @blackworknow #blackworknow
Tell your mountains about your God⛰️❤️ . No siempre me siento Karla (mi nombre significa fuerte). Hay veces que me olvido de mi valor, por medirme en el estándar que el mismo hombre creó. No te voy a negar que me he sentido fea, que no soy lo suficientemente inteligente o que no tengo voz. . Pero wuao... DIOS ES TAN BUENO que me recuerda todos los días cuanto me ama por lo que soy. Sin embargo, a veces eso no me ayuda a sentirme mejor, porque lamentablemente me creo las mentiras del mundo, que las verdades de Dios. Y cuando me pasa esto, siempre me desahogo con mi Papá, que me conoce mucho mejor que yo misma. Y al abrirme, mis inseguridades se cierran y mis temores se cierran, porque mi Dios es más grande que mis montañas. Aunque me he tratado de escapar, Él me encuentra otra vez por su infinita gracia. Recuerda que eres amado, eres escogido, fuiste creado por un propósito, pero sobre todo... eres perdonado❣️ . . #daughterofGod #chosen #treasured #createdforapurpose #setapart #redeemed #pursued #forgiven #kingdomgirl
Identity is everything! ⠀ What you believe about yourself determines the course of action you take in your life. ⠀ Listen to me sis, you are loved, wanted, and needed. Your life matters! ⠀ You are good enough. You are worthy of living the life God is calling you to. ⠀ You were created on purpose for a purpose.
We are excited to introduce another very important mentor on our team at OK, Dave Driedger. Dave is hospitable, genuine, and an amazing advocate for Organized Kaos, any many other causes. Dave has been mentoring students at OK for almost two years now. Thank you for your hard work !! 🛠 #okfridayintroductions
•• 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐄 days until this sweet hubby and I leave to go on a ROAD TRIP!•• Trips with him are my favorite! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶?! 💕Ps. This is a fun throwback that I had to share💕
💜Prophetic earrings reveal💜 . “Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the JOY of the LORD is your STRENGTH.” Nehemiah 8:10 . “The Lord your God is in your midst, a Victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will quiet you in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of JOY.” Zephaniah 3:17 . @amfuentes22 JOY is your color and the Joy of the Lord is your strength! You are held up by strong arches of support and your king dances with so much joy + exuberance + life over you! I see so many blessings coming your way!! I see the end of one season and the beginning of another, the time for mourning has passed and the time for joy + celebration has come! You are beautiful, you are loved, you are more than enough! 💜💜 . . . . . #sozoclay #propheticjewelry #propheticart #prophetic #zephaniah317 #nehemiah810 #handmadejewelry #handmadewithlove #createdforapurpose #creativepurpose #purposefullymade #madewithlove❤️
Be yourself , everyone else is taken ! . . . . . #beyourself#nocomparison#youareunique#createdtobeyou#embraceyourself#selflove#becomfidentinwhoyouare#createdforapurpose#
Happy Friday, Friends!! 💞 Finish your week strong. I know it can be tempting to "get through" the day. Trust me I know the feeling, instead I challenge you to use the day with intention. Even if that means dedicating the day to some much needed self-care. That's ok too. 💗 Whatever you do, just do it with intention and purpose! ✨. Make today a great one!
🎃 We had so much fun at the Nashville SPEAKS meeting on Saturday! We can’t wait to share more pictures and videos from our time together! 📸 #nashvillespeaks #nashvillenonprofit #nashvillenonprofits #nashvillecares #nashvillegivesback #cleftfamily #changingtheworldtogether #supportfamilies #createdforapurpose #empowerfamilies
If you don't stop, if you don't face whatever is eating at your soul, one day it's going to destroy you. You can never reach your true potential, and experience true freedom, until you look it straight in the eye, acknowledge its affect on you, and let it go. Friend, you HAVE to stop running. If you need to talk, message me. #notstuck #nolongeraslavetofear #worthy #createdforapurpose #childofgod #dignity #takebackthetime #heal #ifnotnowwhen
Sometimes our biggest steps of faith are the hardest, but be assured those bold moves of faith are a part of God’s best for you! We all must be active participants in our futures. We all face hardships, but that doesn’t mean it’s not in God’s best plan for your life, you just have to fight for it! . . . . . . . #spiritual #spirituality #love #createdforapurpose #beautifulcreation #purpose #peace #joy #thankful #spiritualawakening #soul #awakening #creative #life #power #wisdom #everythinghemade #godscreation #energy #believe #inspiration #nature #inhisimage #godbless #godslove #thankgod #consciousness #happy #faith
“Forgiveness is giving up on the fact that it could have been any different.” I use to struggle with all of the mistakes, choices and honestly the circumstances that were handed to me in life for a long time. I use think over and over again in my mind... How unfair it was to have a baby with special needs especially at such a young age Having boyfriends who cheated on me, manipulated me and were abusers - physically, mentally, emotionally Battling addiction, depression and then anxiety Losing loved ones I wanted to hang on to for longer Dreams that I would never make into my reality Hating my body for carrying weight that had a hidden reason Living on social assistance and never having enough money for food, clothes and rent Working in toxic environments Not being where I thought I should be in life Having a heart condition that placed numerous limitations on me I would tell myself it could have been different, what if I didn’t do this or do that I would never be where I’m at. But here I am, on this path and this is my journey. It wasn’t until I forgave myself for my choices and decisions, until I change my perspective, that I was able to see that instead of hating all those things that happened to me, the hard seasons I had to grow through, that I needed to be grateful that I went through them, that I was able to experience these things and let go of the thought that it could have been any different. Even in the worse storms, the hardest times, that is what brings you to where you are today. So let go of the ‘if only’s’ and the thought how things could have been different and be thankful for where you are today. Even if you are still in a hard season, know you are tough and keep pushing through. “Forgiveness is giving up on the fact that it could have been any different” 😘
Are you waiting for the “perfect time” to start eating better or to exercise? If so, some of these phrases may sound familiar: “I will once things slow down at work” “I will once I get back from vacation...” “Once the holidays are over I’m going in 100%...” Tomorrow. Next week. But one year later your still saying the same thing ————— 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘥𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸? For a lot of people, it’s because they are afraid of failure or don’t think they will be able to meet specific standards they feel they would need to meet—(perfectionism.. that was me) 👋🏼 ————— Look, if your mindset stays there... you will never find the right time and if you tell yourself you can’t “until you can DO IT ALL”, you will try for a week and quit because you can’t meet your high standards of being perfect in your health journey. ————— We have to really internalize that a healthy lifestyle isn’t measured in short periods of time, events, meals....⏱ ————— Our bodies are actually intended to move and thrive when we are eating nutritiously. 𝐒𝐨 𝐚𝐬𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬?🤔 If this is you... it’s time to start incorporating small habits that will not make the journey seem so overwhelming and scary! ————— ••On Monday, I have TWO different groups starting. One is only nutrition focused. It’s for people that can’t or don’t want to workout but want to focus on nutrition. In the other group, we focus on nutrition and fitness. BOTH GROUPS ARE $20 off just right now so you don’t wanna pass this up! If you want more info, let’s talk friend!✨
Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you,—will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others,—or to diminish something of their pains. And for every grain of enjoyment you sow in the bosom of another, you shall find a harvest in your own bosom,—while every sorrow which you pluck out from the thoughts and feelings of a fellow creature shall be replaced by beautiful flowers of peace and joy in the sanctuary of your soul. -The Purpose Path #livelifewithpurpose #makeadifference #createdforapurpose #loveothers #loveyourself
Sharing nice review salonsolids got today. 🙏🏼 #grateful #happycustomer #authenticity #goodforyourhair #goodfortheplanet #balancing #haircare #ecofriendly #handmade #shampoo #conditioner #plantbased #vegan #safetyfirst #organicingredients #createdforapurpose #cleanbeauty #sulfatefree #haircare #zerowastesalon #consciousliving #salonsolids #supernovas 🌟
“It has been a joy to watch Shawn and Melissa’s vision of Organized Kaos progress throughout the last 5 years to become an impactful, engaging program. After more than 36 years of working with youth, I believe in this unique program and am confident it will change lives of young people for the better.” - Charlie Kopczyk, Founder/Executive Director of Why Not City Missions/Youth Centres
We ran some errands today, & had a little lesson in Petsmart about laser cutting. Now I am no professional, and certainly don’t know much about it. But I absolutely LOVE that I get to share these fun, quick and full life experiences with these three! Plus, look at how quiet & still they were!🙌🏼 A glorious moment for this mama and a very busy and chatty group! 😉 . . . #Homeschool #FrostAcademy #mythreelittles #thatsdarling #dreambig #picoftheday #thehappynow #liveauthentic #lifestyle #momlife #homeschooladventures #homeschooldays #homeschoolers #love #childhoodunplugged #flashesofdelight #documentyourdays #homeschooling #healthandwellness #familyadventures #earlychildhood #homeschoolmama #journeytowellness #createdforapurpose #dontquityourdaydream #motherhoodmoments #adventurealways #beauty #photooftheday #motherhood
What do you do when a dream never comes to be, or it just becomes time to let it die and move on? It can be so hard to let get of what you thought your life would look like, what kind of kids you'd have, what kind of mom you'd be, what your marriage would be like and even what you thought you'd do to make money. It's good to dream. You should dream and envision things. Perhaps the key is to not get too attached to it and keep it flexible and allow for changes. I recently realized I was far too attached to a specific ideal, or dream, about some relationships in my life and how much that's really harmed me emotionally. It kept me stuck, actually. If you feel stuck, maybe it's time to loosen some attachments to some things, people or dreams and visions??? If you discover that might be true for you I want to let you know that there is a grieving that has to take place. Letting go of something so personal is a lot like a death. So, allow yourself to go through that process and feel all the feelings. Journal, talk to a trusted friend. But don't stuff it down. Eventually, a new dream and vision will arise and it will be better than the last one. Just stay flexible, my friend -- adapt to changes and make adjustments. Allow God to shape your dreams -- His plans are better than ours anyway. #healthcoach #healthcoaching #simple #lifecoach #lifecoaching #dreams #visions #getanewdream #newvision #grieve #letitgo #createdforapurpose #createdonpurpose #doitafraid #adapt #adjust #dreamon #dreambig #vision #nolimits #evv #liveyourdream #coaching #life #dream #castvision #thinkbig #empoweredliving #empoweredlivingwithlori
Those of us who work in creative industries so often find our gifting in creativity spans so many different mediums and genres. (watercolor inspired by @jennarainey) It's a unique and beautiful set of gifts that rarely "fits into the box" of standardized curriculum. I love to meet and encourage those who find themselves drawn and gifted into creative spaces. As I walked through the years of life where education and study was a priority, I found that I always enjoyed studying new things as I love learning but I never fit the standardized boxes of testing. So I was often discouraged because simple test results were not a reflection of my intellect or capacity for knowledge. Give me a project over a test any day!!! Over the years I have come to appreciate my own gifts with increasing gratitude. Faith, art, music, design, cooking, gardening, holistic health and wellness, hospitality, creating a home for family, friends and anyone who may cross our path.... these are all things that bring me immense joy and help me to serve others. Know that you were made intricately and with a mighty purpose. And you are loved. Choose joy! #interiordesign #interiordesigner #jennarainey #choosejoy #creativearts #interiordesign #interiordesigner #watercolorlove #artisticgifting #thejoyofdesign #princetonbrushes #danielsmithwatercolors #lovewhatyoudo #createdforapurpose #gifting #thepurposedrivenlife #seebeauty #interiorinspiration #artsy #artistic
These moments are never lost on me. We waited 13 years for a baby. And God gave us a beloved son in whom we are so pleased. Minute by minute he is growing and we are too. In other news, it must be said that there are few things I HAD to bring with me from our home. We are leaving so much behind and giving away and tossing. But apparently I cant leave behind blue and whites stripes. 😂They are the only pillows that came with. #blueandwhitestripesforever Btw, we tossed all the feather pillows, covers and all, in the wash with our mold-incinerating laundry soap 🙌🏻 💪🏻and a few drops of its matching oil blend. Seriously good as new. My nose KNOWS if there’s any mold within a hundred feet of me, but there is zero stink here. So grateful.
Love without stopping. It can be so easy to turn inward and keep those vulnerable type of feelings to ourselves to avoid pain or possibly ridicule. It’s always easier to stay quiet. Easier to judge than to offer empathy. It’s easier to shame others than to look inward and fix our own issues. Easier to join the crowd than to be the one to stand up for what’s right. It’s so much easier to stay in the comfort zone because it means you don’t have to give any of yourself away. . But the Bible says we should love without stopping. The Greek translation says “agape” which is the highest form of love. To me this means not only loving when it’s easy. It means working to make room in your heart to offer empathy to others AND YOURSELF even when it’s uncomfortable or feels unfair. It means knowing - truly knowing - that people (yes, even you) act out of hurts of their own. And it means setting aside your own feelings (even when it sucks) to offer love to someone hurting (and probably actin’a’fool out of that hurt place). . As life happens we all start to create belief systems in our minds. Our subconscious has these deep rooted beliefs playing on a loop. If you want to love without stopping - start with yourself. Figure out what words are playing over and over in your mind to cause you to react out of fear and lack. Maybe yours says you’re not good enough. Not smart enough. Too fat. Too thin. Too loud. Too quiet. Not confident enough. Undeserving. Ungrateful. If you want to start somewhere - start there. What are your deep rooted beliefs (the ones that are so deep you might not even realize they’re there) telling you? What would God say to you about that? Do you think he would say the words your belief system is saying to you? . Once you deeply understand these things, it will really change your perspective. Your outlook will be altered in the best way possible. . Love like Jesus does.
I am so excited to invite you to my private group, Nourished and Set Free, a Private Pop Up Facebook Group. . Why a Pop Up group? Because this group will be exclusive for a specific duration of time…4 weeks with a purpose. . The group will remain active from November 15th through December 20th ONLY. Taking the week of Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas off. I don’t want you to miss out! . I created this Pop Up group Nourished and Set Free, to motivate and encourage you, specifically moms of young children, to take the steps to nourish all areas of their lives, through Biblical principles on holistic health. . This is something I am truly excited about! I desire...God desires and I know YOU desire to be Set Free from the Mom guilt and get your health back to build a healthy home! . You can expect in the group coaching from me and guest contributors that will be sharing their knowledge in a “Live” video chat. . Community and Support. You are not alone on this Journey babe, and you bring value to the group. Along with like minded women that together can support one another. . What is required of you? Being active and encouraging in the group. And showing up with an open heart. . I am working to get the group ready for you! If you have any questions, or need more info, leave me a comment or DM me. . If you are ready girl and want in! you can sign up with the link in my bio. . I would love to know if I’ll be seeing you there? . . .
••Lately I’ve had a handful of people reaching out to me, sharing some struggles they are going through since I’ve opened up a little more about the season I’m in. ••Whatever your going through friends, please don’t forget how much 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐋𝐘 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐘𝐎𝐔 and that your not alone. ••If you are going through a rough season, go ahead and listen to this song I’ve had on replay a lot this past month, 𝘞𝘢𝘺𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘺 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭 𝘞. 𝘚𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘩 (𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘵. 𝘝𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘢 & 𝘔𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘺𝘯 𝘉𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺). It will just fill you UP! 🎶You wipe away all tears, You mend the broken heart 🎶You're the answer to it all, Jesus. 🎶Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper 🎶Light in the darkness 🎶My God, that is who You are ••Friends, continue to let those words take over and you will begin to believe it. HE IS SO GOOD! ✨And I’m always here to talk if you need a listening ear! Let’s take on the rest of the week together. Fight that good fight friends! ✨
"About one in five new jobs in Ontario over the next five years is expected to be in trades-related occupations. 'There's a problem on our horizon: Ontario is facing a shortage of workers in the skilled trades,' said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. 'The solution is clear. We need to let young people and their parents know that a career in the trades is exciting, fulfilling, and lucrative. These are well-paying jobs..' The Ontario government is kicking off National Skilled Trades and Technology Week by launching ontario.ca/trades, a new hub where people can explore the trades and learn how to become a tradesperson." (News Release, November 4, 2019, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development)
Do you have a dream ? My dream is this , to travel the world with my babies , have more time with them and escape the mundane of the 9-5.. I was created for far more than the ordinary life and I will live a life less ordinary thanks to the dream being cultivated by Arbonne, I already love the products and use them daily, I’m obsessed with the supplements and I’m obsessed with creating a better life for me and my family. Wouldn’t you want that too if you could.... let me help you as others are helping me ... #supporteachother #dreamchaser #loveroftravel #momma #turkeylover #marmaris #escapethe9to5 #arbonnelife #befree #createdforapurpose #onelifeliveit
What if we had to carry around a sign that said what our inner voice was thinking? “𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘴.” “𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘺.” “𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘣𝘪𝘨, 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯.” “𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. _______ 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘥.” “𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝘐 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶.” “𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘪𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦?” We get so use to this internal dialogue that soon we don’t even realize it’s happening. It can be so powerful that it has the potential to influence us, our thought pattern and the choices we make. Taking up space where it doesn’t belong for far too long. What if we talked to others the same way we talk to ourselves? We advocate so much for an anti-bullying culture yet we continue to let that inner monologue keep us from doing what we desire, making us doubt ourselves, who we are, our abilities and value in the world. What if instead we changed the narrative? What if instead of giving space to that inner voice of self-limiting beliefs we stopped it in its tracks. When she starts to tell us all the reasons it’s a dumb idea or that we could never do something we 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and said “not today hunny” and flip it to.. “𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡.” “𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙗𝙚𝙮𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚.” “𝙄 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙.” “𝙄 𝙖𝙢 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙖 𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙪𝙧𝙚. 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙘𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨. 𝙄𝙩 𝙄𝙎 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚. 𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙫𝙚.” Change the dialogue, tell yourself how truly amazing you are because love, you are. You have the power to do anything you want. It’s time to start believing 😘 K. xo
🥁 Drumroll please .... Organized Kaos is giving away a FREE car to a local family in need this Giving Tuesday! 😲 This is the first vehicle restored through our automotive program, and we would like to use it as a way to give back. If you or someone you know is in need of a vehicle, please send a creative written or video submission by Nov. 26th to email@example.com!! 🚘🚘🚘 For more information, or to donate, go to https://organizedkaos.org/giving-tuesday/
Are you happening yet? Step into this week knowing, ‘a you a happen’. It’s a popular Jamaican slang said with confidence or admiration. What’s preventing you from happening? There are a thousand “wrong’ things I can detect in this shell of a body. Something God didn’t quite perfect. I know this because I have lived with this body and mind for a long time. We all concoct these self deprecating thoughts. You are not the first nor will you be last. You are either too short or too tall, too skinny or heavy, too dark or too pale and the list could get really long. I sat in the chair while the stylist dolled me up. She asked permission to cover up the visible skin discolouration on my face. She seemed uncomfortable about it. I paused and smiled and cheerfully told her I was okay with it uncovered. She was surprised and quietly proceeded to try to cover it up anyway. I inwardly laughed, she meant no harm , we were having a great rapport and I fully understood her pickle. She just wanted a consistent canvas from which to do HER art. Unbeknownst to her I was already comfortable that I was a beautiful work of art and heart. I laughed too because I realized I had arrived. I was happening! Not in a bad way—I was no longer ‘uncomfortable’ with what appears to be my physical flaws. I very rarely remember my birthmark is on my forehead until I it comes up and I may share the funny back story (according to my mom). Jamaican parents are good for the stories 🤣. But our creator has the best story, he proclaims we are good. He says we’re fearfully and wonderfully made. Where are you with that physical ‘flaw’?The skin colour, finger, the toe, the hair, the face, the hip, the cheeks, the butt, the breast or no none....don’t do it anymore! In my Jamaican parlance, a you a happen! Promise yourself these things: ❤️ I will love my body because it’s perfect ❤️I will be grateful for my body, it works hard to support me in fulfilling my purpose ❤️I will soak up the love and see me the way God sees me—workmanship, wonderful and perfect. ❤️ I will find more reasons to love me everyday You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. Solomon 4:7
God knows you, and you are deeply Loved💕 #truth #uniquelyme #special #createdforapurpose 🌱 Psalm 139:1-2 “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.” Ephesians 2:4–5 “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” 🌱 Reposted @living_christian 🌱 #godislove❤️ #dearlyloved #deeplyloved #jesuslovesme #beingreal #grace #bibles #believingtruth #speaklifequotes #prayer #hopequotes #jesussaves #savedbygrace #faithinchrist #christians #christ #cross #motivation #holy #worship #praise #chosen #steps #livingmybestlife #goals #lifegoals
[let’s pray together] // Hello Dear Friends, As I reflect on this amazing year and all that God has blessed me with, I cannot help but smile. Thank you to all those who have prayed with me and had me out to your communities. It’s a beautiful gift to be able to step foot in so many communities across many different states and to be welcomed, to be loved, and to be in fellowship with you through our shared faith. As I look forward to this coming year, I hope to pray with you more! I am setting a precedent for myself and for my family to be more intentional about our time and to plan in advance. Therefore I am booking as far out in 2020 that I can now! If you are planning an event for the coming year and need a musician to lead prayer through music, please reach out! I would love to pray with you. To book now & for inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The praise we give God is not meant for just us, it is a testimony to our children, family, and friends. It is our duty to show the next generation how to truly worship God. Our praise should inspire the next generation to continue the faith. . . . . . . . . #spiritual #spirituality #love #createdforapurpose #beautifulcreation #purpose #peace #joy #thankful #spiritualawakening #soul #awakening #creative #life #power #wisdom #everythinghemade #godscreation #energy #believe #inspiration #nature #inhisimage #godbless #godslove #thankgod #consciousness #happy
Creature of habit, routine and gettin in the groove. As I was meal prepping today I started thinking about how different my Sundays use to look. I hated Sundays. I would be hungover, depressed, hating myself and the choices I made over the weekend, promising myself ‘I will NEVER do that again’ and then so disappointed in myself because I always broke the promise. I’d have no energy and ALWAYS ordered pizza... ALWAYS! Sundays were a time when I would do absolutely nothing, watch movies with my little man, trying to relax in hopes of calming the anxiety. Cooking for the week wasn’t even on my radar back then, I was lucky if I could make toast. I’m not proud of my mistakes, those Sundays or the choices I made. I let that shame control me for a long time but eventually I realized our pasts are just that, our pasts. Each day we have a chance to move in a different direction and create the life we want. Now I NEED my Sundays, they’re one of my favourite days of the week. I love to prep for the week and be with my little man. What kind of girl are you on Sunday? Relax or routine?!
The things dogs can teach ya..... ➖Live in the moment ➖Overcome fear with LOVE ➖Play everyday... ➖Don’t hold grudges ➖Drink lots of water ➖Love unconditionally Yep, if you know this dog... you know it’s true. 😉
I am 100 Strong!⚡#morningmeltdown100
Y’know. The labels we hold whether we live up to them or if they were placed on us can be so limiting. We’re labelled by our financial status, by our colour of hair, or even from the silly mistakes we made in grade school. Knowing who our Maker says we are is the ticket, He’s the best chain breaker and pain taker there is. He calls me His own. #daughter #childofgod #createdforapurpose #sparkpassion #heartforward #highrivergear #fallapparel #seasonschanging #faithbasedeverything #clothesforeveryone
We went from Soccer Season to Craft Fair Season! 🙃 Thank you for covering us in prayer this weekend—we had a wonderful time at our craft fair yesterday and enjoyed seeing familiar faces from our little village ☺️ (It made me smile that our spot was directly under a basketball hoop—I played basketball through college, so it felt like we had the home court advantage) 😅🏀 ... My favorite part was hearing a few different kids read our “Jesus Loves Me” sign and some of the Bible Verses aloud ❤️ I love watching people enjoy and be encouraged by our signs in person when there’s no computer or phone screen between us! It was a beautiful reminder of God’s plan and purpose for our lives and that we are where He wants us to be doing what He wants us to do 🙌🏻 ... T-minus 12 days until our next craft fair! 🎄🎁❄️ Have a blessed Sunday friends! . . . #christmascraftfair #craftfairseason #shopsmallthischristmas #createdforapurpose #madetocreate #supportsmallbusinessowners #smallshoplove #bieversesigns #christmasgiftsideas #christmasdecorating #farmhousechristmasdecor #decoratefortheseason #handmadechristmasgifts #christmassigns #communityofchristiancreatives #makersandfriends #rusticchristmasdecor #christmascottage #countrychristmas #farmhousestyledecor #rusticfarmcharm #farmhousesignsandsayings #rusticdecor #farmhousechic #mycountryhome #woodsignmaker #mamamaker #husbandwifeteam #ourfarmhousetribef4f #rusticrosedesignsny
I'll be LIVE right here on MONDAY at 4:45pm EST to encourage you with healing scriptures and principles, and pray for you. 🙏 ⠀ ⠀ Will you join me?⠀ ⠀ Comment below with what's on your heart 💕 so I can help encourage you, precious friend.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #giveyourselfgrace #rewriteyourstory #allforhisglory #createdforapurpose #brokencrayonsstillcolor #believeitachieveit #dailyaction #lovegenerously #glorybetogod #godpromises #godsvision #anxietyrecovery #findyourhappynow #recoveryworks #sherecovers #someonecares #copingstrategies #juststrong #therapyiscool #findyourhappy #beaconoflight #butgod #holyspirit #emotionalhealing #christianblogger #christianpodcast #butgod #graceupongrace #holyspiritcome #holyspiritfire
1st day of November was totally a blast for me...Finally, after over two years of perfecting our formula to ensure it was the most innovative product in the Philippine market to compete globally...is now coming really soon and I couldn’t be more excited and grateful!!!❤️ Truly, there is nothing a women cannot do with a positive mindset and a vision!!! @jinkeepacquiao #empoweringwomen #womenempowerment #womenwithvision #extraordinaryquality #madetoperfection #createdforapurpose #touchinglivesofeverypinay #grateful ❤️ #teamworkmakesthedreamwork
Thankfully I don’t look like what I’ve been through. #DestinedForGreatness #IamGrateful #Royalty #Chosen #CreatedOnPurpose #CreatedForApurpose #CreatedWithApurpose #GodsChild #OnMission #TouchingLives #BuildingFutures #GlobalImpact #TeamJesus #TeamGifted #Dailyempowerment #dailymotivation #DailyInspiration #Dailyhope #DailyDevotion
What do you believe?
I’m just loving the color purple today 💜 There’s something about it that is so cheerful and bright! On days that are gray and gloomy, you can be the light! Your smile can brighten someone’s day! Wear your favorite color and be vibrant! Do YOU!! You were created with purpose by the Creator-you are unique and one of a kind. You are special 🤗 There is no one else like YOU!!
Integration. Each of us have so many facets to ourselves that make us uniquely individual. The complexity of a soul makes it wonderfully interesting.#tellyourstory #tellyourstoryyourway #uniqueindividual #emergence #integration #soulkeeping #knowingyourself #storytellingart #storytellingart #mixedmediaartworks #mixedmediaarts #madeintheimageofgod #createdbygod #createdforapurpose
EMBRACE ... those curves 💋be who you were made to be , designed to be , created to be .... #mastorcreator #createdforapurpose #loveyourbody #curvygirl #fitandstrong #strongnotskinny #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #lovetheskinyourein💕 #embraceyourbody #embraceyourcurves #healthyfood #healthybody #realwoman #40something #40somethingmom #bonbabe