I take Psalm 62:8 to heart, all of it: "Trust in him at all times O' people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us." . Somewhere along the way, I learned that being needy was frowned upon, and the embodiment of self-sufficiency is glorified. I am most grateful ideology does not ring true in God's economy. No, it's exactly the opposite. . Years ago, my family and I were invited to spend the weekend at a beautiful ranch. Early that Saturday morning, I crept out of bed and made myself at home on the cozy porch. As the drops of dew glistened on the grass; it was there I read Psalm 107 for the first time. . Joy and awe welled up in my heart as I read the same phrase woven throughout the text, "Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble.". The same expression is repeated four times throughout the chapter. I thought if the children of Israel cried out in their trouble, surely I can do the same. . It was around this time that I learned Psalm 62:8 and I have been camping out in this glorious truth ever since. As a child of God, I am invited to trust in him at all times and to pour my heart out to him because he is my refuge. He never tires of pleas for help but encourages me to depend on him. What sweet rest the Savior gives to his child. ❤ Dear one, cry out to the Lord in your trouble, pour out your heart to him. He's listening, and he never grows weary of you. Jesus says, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
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The cross—the most horrific and agonizing event of Jesus’s life. It is also the single event still bringing the most beauty, joy and life to this world. It defines who I am and how I see the world around me and every precious person in it. Here it lies side by side with a representation of my greatest cross to bear. Is that how I will see it? Simply as a cross that I must bear? I am not the Savior. Yet here I am, a child of God, made in His image with the promise of eternity before me. Why shouldn’t my cross bring beauty, joy and life to the world as well? Ultimately it’s up to me. Will it remain simply (actually very complexly—let’s be real) a burden? Or will it become a springboard for new avenues of understanding, community, caring and service? Crosses begin as catastrophes. Let’s flip the script and transform them into catalysts.
Praise God today because we serve a God who cannot be contained, fully described, put in a box, or comprehended with the human mind. He knows no boundaries. He performs miracles, He forgives and He loves! My limited life does NOT limit HIM! #blessed #thankfulness #thankfulnovember #anxiety #christianlife #proverbs31woman #incourage #courage #godlovesme #chickeningIN #trustgod
✨There is Beauty in Diversity, Strength in Differences. Every New Day we have the Awesome Privilege to meet New People that Enrich our Lives. ☀️Today, Step Out of Your Norm, Extend Yourself and You will Discover Unknown Depths that were right in front of You! Do you Value Diversity?
I was thrilled to win Our Daily Bread's online contest for readers a few years back. You can read the winning devotional "Moving Beyond the Fog" and a few of my fave posts from my blog in By Faith 😁 God is Good! @ourdailybread By Faith: Adventures and Reflections on Walking with God Here and Abroad is available on Amazon: and Barnes & Noble's website. Blessings! #ourdailybread #anwriting #publishing #bookstagram #booklover #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian
I stepped out of the truck and slammed the door. Fury overwhelmed me. I was angry - a fire-breathing, lava churning, smoke billowing- kind of anger. I didn’t even look back at my husband as I stomped off to the front door of our small home. ~ Whatever the fight was that day, I don’t remember. We were still newlyweds trying to sort out this game of marriage. Some days were grand and full of adventure. Other days left us stunned at our own selfishness and tempers. Who knew marriage would bring so many hidden emotions to the surface? ~ I reached the front door located by the large window and yanked it open, vaguely aware that my husband was not following me. ‘Whatever!’ I thought, ‘not like I wanted to talk to him anyways!’ I slammed the door shut. ~ My husband stood quietly outside. Then in a calm voice he said, “Bring me the machete.” 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ ⠀⠀ Excited to share over at @incourage today. You can head on over to their page or click the link in my profile to read the rest of the story ☺️ ⠀⠀ #incourage #angerblinds #truthreveals #whenwallstumble #womenwholoveJesus #hopewriters #faithblogger #ipreview
Ordinary days can feel insignificant, even disappointing. • Trying to keep moving, to stay awake because the night was short and even teenagers can keep you up late. • Work. Running errands. Cleaning the kitchen. Cooking chili. • You may wonder if you’re making an impact at all, anywhere in your life, and if indeed your story matters. • All of our stories matter! • Enduring when life is mundane or crumbling matters. • Faithfully being there doing “all the ordinary things” each day matters. • Talking with your kids long enough, at inopportune times, hear their heart matters. • Being steadfast when others come and go matters. • Keeping an open heart even when it’s been hurt, that believes the best in others and calls out their greatness, matters. • The fruit may not be seen yet, but it will be seen eventually and it will be significant. • If no one has told you that you are a great friend, a great young woman, a great mom, a great wife, a great encourager, or a great young man, a great dad or a great mentor - here me: you are! • Be encouraged! Being faithful in a lot of what feels like “ordinary ways” is not ordinary at all. Your story is significant! • “Truth to hold onto: your story matters.” - Quote and 📷 from @incourage • #faithcaffeine #faithcaffeineforyourday #everydayfaith #faitheveryday #ordinarydays #outoftheordinary #incourage #lisajobaker #yourstoryissignificant #significant #faithfulintheordinary #yourstorymatters #youmatter #devotion
Ordinary days can feel insignificant, even disappointing. • Trying to keep moving, to stay awake because the night was short and even teenagers can keep you up late. • Work. Running errands. Cleaning the kitchen. Cooking chili. • You may wonder if you’re making an impact at all, anywhere in your life, and if indeed your story matters. • All of our stories matter! • Enduring when life is mundane or crumbling matters. • Faithfully being there doing “all the ordinary things” each day matters. • Talking with your kids long enough, at inopportune times, to here their heart matters. • Being steadfast when others come and go matters. • Keeping an open heart even when it’s been hurt, that believes the best in others and calls out their greatness, matters. • The fruit may not be seen yet, but it will be seen eventually and it will be significant. • If no one has told you that you are a great friend, a great young woman, a great mom, a great wife, a great encourager, or a great young man, a great dad or a great mentor - here me: you are! • Be encouraged! Being faithful in a lot of what feels like “ordinary ways” is not ordinary at all. Your story is significant! • “Truth to hold onto: your story matters.” - Quote and 📷 from @incourage • #faithcaffeinedevotion #faithcaffeineforyourday #everydayfaith #faitheveryday #ordinarydays #outoftheordinary #incourage #lisajobaker #yourstoryissignificant #significant #faithfulintheordinary #yourstorymatters #youmatter #devotion
How different would we be if we had a thankful heart 365 days a year versus just one day or a season? God reminded me of this while I was drinking my coffee at Karma's this morning with a not-so-thankful heart or attitude. I was reading in 1 Chronicles 16 and realizing that thanksgiving was so important to David and making it important to the Israelites around him. He appointed specific people, chose them to lead the people in a song of thankfulness once the ark was placed in the tent...then took it a step farther and appointed men to do this daily! David then went to his home and did the very same thing. • • I did a video on my YouTube page talking about 365 Thankfulness and you can find that link over in my bio.• • I do challenge all of us to have Thanksgiving in our heart and lives 365. How different could the rest of this year and on into next year look? How differently would we treat people and act around people? How differently would we see our lives and realize what we do actually have and how awesome God, our Good Father, truly is? • • • #thanksgiving #bethankful365 #attitudeofgratitude #fridaymotivation #coffeeandjesus #wellwateredwomen #beinspired #deeplyrooted #linkinbio #biblestudy #dailydevotional #beautyforashes #givemejesus #incourage #amwriting #christianblogger #christianspeaker #worshipleader #gritandgrace #goodnewsfeed #godsgirls #thankfulness #encouragement #youtube #biblestudymoments
Worry, anxiety and fear can leave you feeling confused and unclear about the future and life. God is NEVER confused or unclear about you or your future. He is your rock! The only solid foundation that will withstand anything. He has a plan and purpose for you (Jeremiah 29:11). #blessed #thankfulness #chickeningIN #anxiety #nofear #worrynomore #proverbs31woman #incourage #courage #godlovesme #godhasaplan
One candle makes a difference in the darkness. One spark of generosity has the power to multiply and impact hundreds of lives. That is what we’re doing @incourage with #1000mercies . It’s an invitation to pass on the light. Alone, our reach is small. But together we can light up the darkness. Together, we can bring hope to the hopeless in tangible ways in Jesus’ name. . We set out with a goal to get 1,000 women to take part in this mission. We still have a ways to go on this LAST DAY, but the day is not over! If God is stirring your heart, will you click the link in my profile, learn more, and join us? . When you donate $15, we’ll send you a hand-stitched ornament made by a @mercyhouseglobal artisan as a reminder of how providing a dignified job for a woman in poverty is Christ’s mercy in action. . #sharethegood #bethechange #1000mercies #linkinbio #fairtrade #dignityofwork #bettertogether #incourage
Ever find yourself growing weary and needing a jump start in your faith? (It's ok to say yes✋). If you're looking for some extra inspiration and encouragement to help you keep fighting the good fight of faith, don't miss my announcement on Monday! Anyone wanna take a guess at what it could be? (Please shh, if you already know 😊) God is Good! Blessings! #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #missions #evangelism #evangelist
Would you be kind enough to take the short Abounding Faith Reader Survey? Your thoughtful feedback about my books, blog, events, social media, etc. will help me greatly as I prayerfully plan for next year and beyond. If there's a topic you've been hoping I'd cover or a theme you'd like me to expand on, I'd love to hear about it. If my writing and speaking has blessed you, I'd love to hear that as well. The Reader Survey is anonymous and has only 10 questions. Please complete the Reader Survey by Friday, November 30th. I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me 😊Please copy and paste this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LYPNW3W Looking ahead, I have some exciting news to share on Monday about my newest project. Please stay tuned. God is Good! #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #nyblessings
If you’re looking for direction, trying to figure out your next step... the only direction you need to look is up. Ask, seek, knock. Bask in the Light. #college #coffee #light #direction #collegelife #bevrave #incourage #jesus #postgrad #texas #propelwomen #internship #mentorship
It never ceases to amaze me that despite my past, my mistakes or any current shortcomings GOD STILL LOVES ME! He is so crazy in love with each one of us...He pursues us like no other. "The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing" Zephaniah 3:17 #blessed #thankfulness #anxiety #nofear #christianlife #chickeningIN #thankfulnovember #godlovesme #trustgod #proverbs31woman #incourage #christ #jesuslovesme
I'm looking forward to sharing news about my latest project on Monday! #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #missions #evangelism #christianlife #evangelist
“We are told to be mature and behave, and for some silly reason, we believe this means we can no longer have fun. We forget to laugh, how to yell, how to run, and worst of all, how to delight in each other’s company. I think we.. have failed to notice that the same Lord God who gave us the strength to work and wrinkles to frown also gave us legs to dance and voices to sing!” -What Your Heart Needs by @holleygerth ••• I hope we never lose our sense of wonder. The courage to carry on. The goofball within. Hope for a future ahead. Our childlike excitement. Faith and trust in a good, good Father. ••• Ears: @imallearsdesignco Necklace: @thegivingkeys Dress: @nhimapparel — ••• #throwback #throwbackthursday #mdanderson #smile #laugh #dance #besilly #believe #faith #faithoverfear #persevere #bald #baldisbeautiful #inspire #encourage #incourage #flowers #sunflowers #strength #courage #kindness #jesus #outdoors #livingmybestlife #love #joy
I haven’t opened my bible in weeks. In that time, I’ve been anxious, depressed, guilt-ridden, and angry. I still pray and I still walk with Jesus, but I’m that student that forgets her books at home and has a dog with a craving for homework. I am a “C” student, at best. But, today. But God. I opened my devotional and Jesus met me. He joyfully welcomed me back like no time had passed at all. He sees me. He knows me. HE LOVES ME. When the weights and demands of the world keep me from the One who offers to carry my burdens, you would think He would be mad and disappointed. But He’s not: Jesus is LOVE. Jesus loves the nuns who devoted their lives to serve Him, just as much as He loves a mediocre student like me. What amazing grace that is. #shannonthemommyblogger #shereadstruth #incourage #proverbs31ministries #lifewaywomen #findyourfire #amazinggrace #howsweetthesound
It’s a cold, rainy day here in NC, so I’m starting my morning off with two of my favorite things. * I’m taking over the @incourage feed today and I am still trying to wrap my brain around the reality that I’ve been plucking away on the interwebs (😘) for over ten years. As so many blogs and feeds have grown, shifted and changed through the years, it brings me great joy to see that the heart of my message has never wavered. I’m still seeking out the beauty hidden amidst the bedlam of everyday life and declaring His goodness through it all. * So with my ministry of making you feel better about yourself, slide to the next picture. That’s the reality awaiting my cozy morning (and I am so grateful I don’t HAVE to fold my laundry, I get to because it means our family is living a full, messy, life and I don’t have to do it by hand.) * Don’t let picture perfect social media messaging steal any of your joy. The beauty of our everyday is where the real life-giving magic happens. Grab creative inspiration from social media, but then lean in and celebrate our simple moments. 😍😍🎉🎉 * #gettomoments #justopenthedoor #reallife #incourage
A couple of years ago as (in)courage was planning and designing their Bible, I was approached to be one of the 122 women who provided some of the devotional content. I was so honored to be part of this project. I wrote one of the 52 reflective Devotions (mine is on Esther) as well as a couple of other smaller stories along the way. When I received my copy recently I was overwhelmed with gratitude. You know I have a passionate love for God’s Word. My prayer is that my words will always lead you to pick up the true WORD. And to have them side by side brought me to tears. #linfinprofile #incourage #devotionalbible #womenoftheword #womensministry #girlfriendsguidetotheBible
The thing that gets me when I look at this ornament is that the woman who stitched it could have been me or my mother or my best friend. We could have been born in Kenya’s worst slums. Our lives could have been marked by poverty from the start. I’ve done nothing to earn my American comfort. Just the mercy of God that I was born where I was. . My heart breaks for women whose paths of brokenness seem pre-determined. Yet it buoys with hope when I hear about people like Kristen Welch @wearethatfamily and organizations like @mercyhouseglobal who are doing something to change the trajectory of an entire generation, one woman, one sister, one daughter at a time. . Hope returns and lives are changed through dignified work. . This month @incourage has been sharing the Mercy House story along with an invitation to be a part of bringing practical mercy in Jesus’ name. . There are two days left to give. For a $15 donation we’ll send you this hand-stitched ornament as a thank you and a physical reminder to keep praying for the impact of Mercy House to expand. . Learn more and give through the link in my profile. . #1000mercies #incourage #bettertogether #bethechange
As the winds start to change and the days get shorter, it’s easy to tell we are leaving summer behind for fall. Well, at least it’s easy for our minds to tell. However, here in Southern California, our temperatures seldom drop below 65—even in winter. The leaves of our trees stay the same color, and we’ve never had to think about snow. I couldn’t help but think that this changing of seasons parallels a lot of our lives. Many of us are undergoing deep transformation, but it is not yet visible to the human eye. It seems, from the outside, as if nothing has changed. Maybe it even feels like we’re faking it—we’re putting on our puffy jackets and breaking out our boots when the temperature has only dropped a few degrees. You might feel perpetually stuck in the laziness of summer. You might feel like you never made it past last year’s holiday time depression. You might feel like you’ll always be waiting for the flowers to bloom after a long, hard winter. BUT. I assure you, there is something happening under the surface even when you cannot see or feel it. God is at work behind the scenes of your life and He is doing it for your good and His glory. God is trimming your branches, preparing you to bear more fruit than you could possibly imagine. God is ripping up the weeds in your heart and preparing you for a magnificent harvest. My friend, change is coming, even if you can’t see it yet. If you need to do something like dye your hair as a prophetic declaration that the season is indeed changing... oh wait. That’s me. But seriously. Wear the puffy jacket even if it never drops below 60. Dye your hair. Chop it off. Get a new beanie. Play the Christmas songs. It’ll make your heart start to understand what your head already knows: the season has already changed. It’s just time to step in. • photo courtesy of my talented hubs @ja_rios21 and hair by @chrissyymarieee
☀️ Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations! 💫 When YOU are in the Worst, most Uncomfortable Place in Life, Most of the time you may be Blind to what is REALLY unfolding. It is Impossible to SEE the Whole Way with One glance. So many time in my life, I have wanted to Give Up and Throw in the Towel, but the good things in life don’t come to those that QUIT. Friend, Take FAITH, Have HOPE the Best is on its way but it is imperative that you Hold on, Stick to It, and perceiver You WILL make it if you Keep ON! If You Agree write, “Walk On!”
I'm so touched that God has allowed me to host quite a few events over the last couple of years. Aside from encouraging guests at Abounding Faith's events, one of my fave things to do is to give away prizes. It's a blast and a blessing to call out the winning numbers and hand out the prizes 🙂 God is Good! #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #nyblessings #christianlife
Christians tend to beat themselves up believing that if they are afraid that means their faith isn't strong enough or good enough. Nothing is further from the truth. It takes courage to walk in faith, and courage by definition means to do that which you are afraid of or fear. It's ok to feel your fear and walk in faith anyway!! #christainlife #proverbs31woman #courage #incourage #faith #trustgod #walkinfaith #chickeningIN #jesus #thankfulness #anxiety
Week 1 & 2 of @the_southern_couture #novscchallenge 📖 I am grateful for the way God answers prayers...even in ways we don’t expect. Yesterday I was supposed to teach at the Y but the power was out, so I said (to myself) if my class is cancelled, I will go check on my sister who just had back surgery last week. It was cancelled and when I texted her, it turned out she was by herself because my nephew had to stay after school for a few hours. So, I took her dinner and helped her with laundry. Coincidence? Maybe, but I think it was God putting me where I needed to be. If the Lord puts something or someone on your heart, don’t ignore it.😉 #dayspringbiblejournaling #illustratedfaith #biblejournaling #bible #if_gratitudedocumented #biblejournalingcommunity #documentedfaith #bibleart #incourage #ASBibleJournaling #noteworthytruth #icolorinmybible #if_printandprayshop
Ep.20: EXCHANGING “I’M FINE” FOR “YOU’RE MINE” with Holley Gerth. After hearing @holleygerth speak at @wearedeclare I knew I had to interview her as a guest on the show!! Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like “You’re Already Amazing” and “Fiercehearted”. She’s also cofounder of @incourage and a partner with @dayspringcards . A few things we chatted about: 🌟The heart and story behind her most recent book, “Hope Your Heart Needs: 52 Encouraging Reminders of How God cares for you”. 🌟Her thoughts on “I’m fine”. 🌟What real talk means to her 🌟How having a soft heart in a hard world is courage not weakness 🌟How we can be a safe place for real talk to happen 🌟The opposite of real talk 🌟A personal lie she struggles to believe and how she gets real with a trusted friend to overcome that lie. SPECIAL THANK YOU to Dayspring for giving away a $100 shopping spree to one lucky listener! To enter, head to iTunes and leave a review. If you’ve already done that...stay tuned for a way to enter here on #instagram
"If we are really going to make progress towards lasting change in our lives, we have to empty ourselves of the lie that other people or things can ever fill our hearts to the full. Then we have to deliberately and intentionally fill up on God's truths and stand secure in His Love." - Lysa TerKeurst, Embraced 🙌🏼💕 #standsecure #lysaterkeurst #proverbs31ministries
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Faith Book Celebrates God’s Fingerprints Here and Abroad New book endorsed by Our Daily Bread Ministries takes readers along on travels to six continents and outreaches on the streets of NYC New York, NY—By Faith: Adventures and Reflections on Walking with God Here and Abroad is the inspiring story of living a life surrendered to God. As a young journalist, Nancy Gavilanes was on the fast-track to success. But as her career soared, she drew further from God. Then God chased Gavilanes down during one amazing week in Australia. Her decision to follow Jesus changed the course of her life forever. “Walking with God has truly been an adventure for me, and I feel God leading me to share some of those moments with readers,” said Nancy Gavilanes, author, evangelist and life coach. "I want to shout from the rooftops how great and mighty God is! He is worthy to be praised in the good and bad times." “Nancy’s love for Jesus and her passion to share the Gospel with others is clearly evident on every page of this book. Journey with her around the world as she shares the adventures that shaped her faith and brought eternal rewards for many,” said Rochelle Traub, Our Daily Bread Ministries. **Read the full press release on Abounding Faith's media page at AboundingFaith.com (link in bio). Blessings! @ourdailybread #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #Christianlife #evangelism #missions #amwriting #bookstagram #publishing #hopewriters
This (in)courage Devotional Study Bible has been a great addition to my quiet time with God! As hard as it may come by to get that time, I stay motivated with the awesome relatable devotionals and beautiful design. The reading plan I’m on is so fitting with my circumstances and there are so many different reading plans, I’m sure you’ll find one that fits too. If not all of them do. ❤️ Enter this GIVEAWAY for a chance to win one of these beautiful Bibles! Click the link in our bio and then click “(in)courage Bible Giveaway” 🌼🌼. #biblegiveaway #devotionalbible #incouragebible #incourage #bible #quiettime #relatablecontent #beautifulbible #bookstagram #biblestudy #giveaway
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I was gifted the Pen and the Page weekend by a very dear friend. It would be my first get-away from my family since losing my son 15 months earlier. . I cried through nearly every writing prompt, but I didn't mind, because each tear that splashed down my cheeks symbolized the restoration of my heart. Our time together taught me how to pour out my soul onto paper without my internal checklist constantly critiquing me, what freedom! . No matter the season of life you may be walking through, I can confidently say that you will benefit from learning the discipline of writing at @thepenandpage. Because every one of us has a story that needs to be told. . @tricialottwilliford is a gifted writer and communicator, and her authenticity and vivaciousness are absolutely contagious! I foresee the Pen and the Page experience to be a gift that keeps on giving for years to come.
تقرير عن مشروعي و شغلي في ( فكره اعادة تدوير الاثاث القديم و تجديده) علي قناة ten الفضائية 📺 برنامج كلام بنات 🌸 🌸 🌸 #hananyakoutartworks #recycling #review #tv #tentv #photography #step #idea #creative #changing #challange #happy #support #incourage #decoracion #design #interiordesigner #interiordesign #home #workshop #mother #girls #pink #green #lovely #vidio #channel #tenchannel
✨ Be CREATIVE & Take RISKS ✦ Life is a Beautiful! A One Time Expression to be Live and Enjoyed to the fullest! It’s the Small things that make all the Difference. ◇ So many Times we postpone RISK waiting for a more convenient time! There is No Convenient Time for RISK ! ✦ RISK is Exhilarating and Make You Feel Alive! ☀️ ◇ What RISK will you take today? Comment Below!
What a blessing it was to lead chapel last night for my friends at The Bowery Mission's Tribeca site! I'm delighted that @bowerymission and the New York City Rescue Mission have joined forces to serve New York City's homeless and hungry. As it gets colder and colder out there, please pray for the homeless! Learn more about The Bowery Mission's important work at www.bowery.org. Blessings! Happy #worldkindnessday #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #praydreamdorepeat #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #christianlife #nyblessings #chapel #evangelist #evangelism #bowerymissiontribeca #nyc
Happy Veterans Day!! Honoring veterans past + present.
Bible Giveaway: Every Fall, as I look towards the upcoming year, I look for the perfect Bible to help me deepen my with walk God. This year, the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is it! Designed for women, this Bible has full-width space for journaling on every page- beautiful theme verses and customizable presentation pages - 312 devotions on themes that matter to me, and more! For the full details on why this Bible is special and how you can WIN one, visit my blog! . . . . . . . . . #biblejounalingconmunity #biblejournaling #biblestudy #wellwateredwomen #incourage #dayspring #womensbiblestudy #womenoffaith #womensdevotional #womenoftheword #graceupongrace #lampandlight #proverbs31woman #shesharestruth #lifelivedbeautifully #communityofchristiancreatives #intheword #documentedfaith #shereadstruth #shewritestruth #biblejournalinglife #christianliving #biblegram #newbible #scripturereading #christianstandardbible #booklover #lovetoread #timewithgod #christiancreative
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city 😁 Here's another shot near the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree taken during my stroll after service yesterday. #christmas #nyc #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #nyblessings #photooftheday
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the city 😁 Here's a shot near the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree taken during my stroll after service yesterday. #christmas #nyc #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #nyblessings
Thanks be to God that we are His offspring! This page was inspired by @shannanoel this week. In the @illustratedfaith newsletter, Shanna talked about where to start in a new Bible and how she uses her life verse, Acts 17:28. I had not journaled that verse (or much in Acts at all) I also used fall colors, which I don’t usually lean toward. 🍁🍂🍁 I am grateful for the Bible journaling community that always provides encouragement and inspiration! What are you thankful for today? #illustratedfaith #biblejournaling #bible #biblejournalwithme #biblejournalingcommunity #documentedfaith #journalingbible #bibleart #incourage #ASBibleJournaling #noteworthytruth #icolorinmybible #liveyourfaith #wellwateredwomen #shereadstruth #wordbeforeworld
I understood my child’s breaking and longing. I knew what it was like to ride an emotional roller coaster and suffer sleepless nights. This wasn’t my first rodeo with deployment or longing for something. As an Army wife of eleven years, I’m what they call a “seasoned military spouse,” which means I’ve endured numerous deployments and separations from my husband. Throughout my life, I’ve held passionate desires and faced various losses, and for half that time, I’ve walked with Jesus. I’ve come to learn a thing or two about finding comfort in the longing. [God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:4 (NIV) I spoke softly into my child’s ear, “Sometimes when I miss Daddy, I go into his closet and smell his clothes. Sometimes I even sleep with his shirt next to me. It makes me feel like he’s here.” My boy’s wet eyes flashed to mine with a spark of hope at this idea... // Read the rest of “Comfort in the Longing” over at my guest post on @incourage yesterday - follow the link in my profile. May you live in expectation of receiving God’s comfort in whatever longing you have today. #anexpectantheart #sundayscripture
Oh my, I am so enjoying myself in the beautiful Glen Eyrie! My dear friend Angie and I are attending the most wonderful writer's conference with @thepenandpage. Something magical happens when you put your pen to the page and write your story. I can't wait for our next session this evening!
I don't know about you, but there have been many longings in my heart over the years. I have held them, wrestled with them, and struggled with them. They have created an ache in my heart and tears in my eyes more times than I can count. But the beautiful thing is that we find comfort right in the midst of our longings. If you’ve ever held a longing in your heart and felt the pain that can come with it, I hope you'll read my guest post “Comfort in the Longing” over on @incourage today. (Click the link in my profile to read.) This is for anyone who has ever longed for something, but especially goes out to my fellow #milspouses . We can expect God’s comfort in our longing when we live with #anexpectantheart . // What are the longings of your heart that keep you up at night? How have you experienced God’s comfort, and who can you pass along that comfort to?
FACE TO FACE FRIDAY 🔻🔺🔻🔺🔻🔺🔻 EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS #nodaysoff #911 #lifestylechange #worldtradecenter #newme #eatright #feelgood #workout #planetfitness #lafitness #family #facetofacefriday #fitspo #caloriedeficit #motivationmonday #anythingispossible #transformationtuesday #weightlifting #goaldigger #goals #weightlossjourney #getsweating #incourage #inspire #riseandgrind #believeinyourself #dowork #drinkwater #fitnessmotivation
NEW BLOG POST. // When I was a teenager, I was told I had to be quieter in order to be “good”. After wrestling with this lie, I’m now determined to live into the rebellion of loving myself the way I was intentionally made. — 🗣 See the link in my bio for the whole story! - “Being told I am too loud still deeply offends me. It could be a stranger, a librarian, or my husband-- it stings just the same. I'm fifteen again and feeling entirely small and way too big at the same time. If I stay too long in this place, I can get stuck in a self-limiting belief that both penalizes me for being who I am and also makes me envy who I'm not. When I’m being seduced into this cramped smallness, I try to remember truth: that I am intentionally bold, loud, demonstrative. Tempering myself is spitting on design. And so I choose to live in the rebellion of loving myself as I am, and showing up fully as God made me. Loud and proud in the best ways. I refuse to be crippled into squandering my gifts. I refuse to change who I am, who I was made to be, because of fear. I refuse to be quiet.”
Family portrait by David 😄 Dad has the biggest head and mom the biggest mouth 😂😂 Not quite sure what to think about that 😂 #familyportrait #portrait #obiteljskiportret #chalk #littleartist #art #blackboard #zadar #croatia #child #proudmom #momsofinstagram #childdrawing #drawing #mouth #head #smile #cuttestkid #socute #lovely #blessed #blessedboy #homedecor #expressyourself #incourage #develop #paint #motivate #familyfirst #familyisforever
This Flashback Friday I'm taking it back to my amazing short-term missions trip to Africa one November a few years ago! You can read some of my favorite memories from my time in Ethiopia in By Faith: Adventures and Reflections of Walking with God Here and Abroad. God is Good! By Faith is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble's website. Blessings! #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #missions #evangelist #evangelism #travel #amwriting #bookstagram
Hey friends, I am so happy to share a new blog post is up on my NEW website! 🙌 . We are almost 16 months out from losing Justin and every day presents a new normal. Waves of grief come crashing in with little to no warning. One moment I am laughing and the next second a dark cloud of sadness makes an unplanned visit. My heart aches as I witness my children grieve the loss of their big brother and my husband lament for his firstborn son. Consequently, superficial thankfulness is not an option. To read more, follow the link in my bio.
🙏🏽💪🏼❤️😍#labrokerpaul #love #forgiveness #trust #incourage #courage #faith #God #service #real #realestate #paulandtiffany3rdgeneration #paulandtiffanyrealestate #new American funding#whittier #oc #california #loans #homeloans #dance #zumbafitness #salsa #motheranddaughter #veterans #veterans
I've got some exciting news to share about my new project. Get the inside scoop first by becoming an Abounding Faith Dream Team member today 😊 Just click on the Dream Team link at www.AboundingFaith.com (link in bio). Blessings! #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #evangelism #evangelist
Mercy House Global works to bring practical help in Jesus’ name to women and girls in Kenya who are pregnant and living in the streets. They aid them with nutrition, housing, prenatal care and the Bible. 🌲 These girls have been taught a trade and Mercy House is praying for 1000 ornaments, all hand-sewn by these women, to be purchased, to help in sustaining jobs for these poverty stricken souls. 🌲 Would you be willing to donate? To be a small part in providing justice, showing love and helping a sister in Christ this Christmas season? 🌲 You can head over to www.incourage.me and read today’s post to learn more, or go straight to www.purecharity.com/one-thousand-mercies 🌲 There’s 8 days to go until the fundraiser ends. I would love to know if you donated, and please be in prayer for Mercy House and the lives of the girls and women they are aiding. 🌲 ..... ..... #mercyhouseglobal #incourage #justice #ijm #donate #tombowfudenosuke #tombowdualbrushpens #onethousandmercies #kenya #moreblessedtogivethanreceive #westminstermd #carrollcountymd #maryland #1000mercies
And then there are those moments...in every season, when you breathe a sigh and notice the beauty around you. Your heart swells with joy again. Right in the middle of the unknowns. Right where you are. Seeing glimpses of beauty is seeing glimpses of Him. His grace. His love. All the bold color, the light dancing on the leaves...it’s all but a dim reflection of how beautiful our God is. I smile and I realize, how this beauty has captivated me. My heart skips a beat. I’ve fallen in love with Him. // “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.” - Psalm 27:4 #kerricolewrites #gritandvirtue #lampandlight #gracenotperfection #spiritualwhitespace #incourage #writersofinstagram
I love hearing from my readers! They're the best! They enjoy sharing my books with others. I'm so touched by this testimony: "On a rainy dreary afternoon I went to visit a young adult friend temporarily put in the mental health wing of a local hospital. I asked to see their library in their common area and it was practically a bare shelf. I left copies of Waiting on God Well for my friend and her roommate. Since their library was virtually empty, I donated a few more copies of Waiting on God Well specifically for their library use. Surely the bright book cover’s blue sky will be the only color anywhere in that neutral bleak hospital common area. I can't even begin to explain how it felt like I was transferring light, hope and life to these heavily medicated, numbed and frightened people. Donating copies of Waiting on God Well felt so sacred in that spiritually dim wing. Leaving those books in a secular mental health hospital wing library, specifically for many patients who are coping with literal break downs, felt like tossing them life preservers. The orderly’s eyes beamed as I handed him the additional bright books, and my friend waited eagerly to receive her copies. It filled me with such hope and courage that others might read it and be saved and be led to turn to God as their Redeemer in that cold and stark godless place. I pray the beautiful photo of a long bright road ahead draws them to read and meet the one God who can set them free from their mental oppression and loneliness." Who will YOU share Waiting on God Well with 😊 Waiting on God Well is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble's website. Blessings! #aboundingfaith #byfaith #crossingyourjordanriver #waitingongodwell #praydreamdorepeat #inspiration #blessed #faith #believe #bible #encouragement #Jesus #Christian #hope