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  • -there is no fear in love for perfect love drives out fear- 
1 john 4:18
  • -there is no fear in love for perfect love drives out fear- 1 john 4:18
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  • Amen!!! Let me tell you, you don’t need to be perfect and you are already worthy through Jesus Christ! We often think that we can’t move on your dr...
  • Amen!!! Let me tell you, you don’t need to be perfect and you are already worthy through Jesus Christ! We often think that we can’t move on your dreams because we are still growing or going through something. Let me share a secret. I created this page when my self worth and love was at a low, but I wanted to be obedient to what God placed inside my heart. Go live your dreams girl, and know that healing and growth is a life long journey!!!
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  • He is the potter, we are the clay. 🎨 Isaiah 64:8
  • He is the potter, we are the clay. 🎨 Isaiah 64:8
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  • Just a little reminder today, as we are besieged with negative news on all sides. Believe that beautiful things are happening, even if it takes a l...
  • Just a little reminder today, as we are besieged with negative news on all sides. Believe that beautiful things are happening, even if it takes a little brokenness to get to the beautiful ✨✨✨
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  • You and I are treasured daughters that were bought at a premium price we are worth so much to our king. The lord has really been revealing this ide...
  • You and I are treasured daughters that were bought at a premium price we are worth so much to our king. The lord has really been revealing this identity to me. I am a daughter of the king. The kings daughters don’t just settle for anything, because they know their King only provides the best. It’s a process of renewing your mind, to think like a princess. We are daughters of a heavenly kingdom there is nothing ordinary about us! We have a royal calling and our stories are significant! Bibleverse- “Kings’ daughters are among your noble women. At your right side stands the queen, wearing jewelry of finest gold from Ophir!” Psalms‬ ‭45:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
  • 173 36 11:17 PM Sep 17, 2018
  • Jesus will heal you, however, you must put in the work. It is up to you to seek Him and read His word. This brings healing to your body and soul. ⠀...
  • Jesus will heal you, however, you must put in the work. It is up to you to seek Him and read His word. This brings healing to your body and soul. ⠀ ⠀ It is your responsibility to daily renew your mind and submit yourself to the Lord. ⠀ ⠀ Living a sinful life will stall the healing, wether internal or external. It is imperative to depart from any sinful practice and allow the Lord to do the work in you. ⠀ ⠀ The path of healing is a process but it is one that is well worth it.
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  • Uncle Vince and I are having the greatest fall day! We got dressed in our warm fall clothes & went out for a little date. We shared a smoothie bowl...
  • Uncle Vince and I are having the greatest fall day! We got dressed in our warm fall clothes & went out for a little date. We shared a smoothie bowl at Vibe & picked up a few items on the store side. We made a beautiful, healing & delicious butternut squash soup 🍁 We re-stocked our homemade elderberry syrup to keep our immune systems strong as the weather grows colder & the flu/viruses start going around. (By the way if you aren’t using elderberry syrup...you should be!! Look up the benefits & start taking it preventatively- safe for little ones too.) 🍁 Happily exhausted from all of the above, we cuddled up on the couch to watch The Addams Family (the original TV show) in honor of Halloween & take an afternoon nap. 🍁 I LOVE all my days with Vince, even on the hardest ones we laugh, smile & hug all day. But today was one of my all time favorites that we have ever spent together. 🍁 Had I never gotten sick, we wouldn’t be spending our days like this, together. I would have finished college & started a career. I would not have fallen into this caretaker role for my sweet uncle. God DOES work all things for our good. This is the job He has called me to in this season of life & today I was reminded how grateful I am for this role. 🍁 Also, I adore this colder weather & even the cloudy gray skies!
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  • This is Thomas and he’s been plastering walls for 40 years. Remember to pray for Thomas and all the tradesmen who are working on our buildings. #Be...
  • This is Thomas and he’s been plastering walls for 40 years. Remember to pray for Thomas and all the tradesmen who are working on our buildings. #BeautyFromAshes
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  • **SWIPE LEFT** LATEST BLOG POST OUT NOW!! CONSISTENCY Read and be blessed. 
www.empoweredunitedwomen.org/blog
  • **SWIPE LEFT** LATEST BLOG POST OUT NOW!! CONSISTENCY Read and be blessed. www.empoweredunitedwomen.org/blog
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  • ***Swipe left*** WHEN WOMEN PRAY - Some of the notes from Sundays segment with our special guest Samantha.🙌🙌💥💥 Below are some notes I shared fr...
  • ***Swipe left*** WHEN WOMEN PRAY - Some of the notes from Sundays segment with our special guest Samantha.🙌🙌💥💥 Below are some notes I shared from a sermon my Pastor preached on THE POWER OF PRAYER which tied in to what we discussed. • • • -Prayer is connection with God and man, to talk with Him to tell Him how you feel, open up and speak forth by faith knowing that he's heard you. -Be bold about the things of God- let your Prayer be your daily time with God to increase your praying capacity and to know him and the way to go. • • • -You can crush your mountains of Shame, reproach, struggle, poverty etc in PRAYER. It unlocks and re directs us. -Bless the Lord in crisis and in good times too. He quips us to withstand what we are facing. - PRAYER should and will forever be in existence no matter what - that is our lifeline, always use it.
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  • I’ve been seeing a flood of beautiful and vulnerable posts recently from friends and loved ones about October being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Aware...
  • I’ve been seeing a flood of beautiful and vulnerable posts recently from friends and loved ones about October being Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month; and I know I’ve shared portions of our story before, but I’m reminded once again the importance of speaking out about it— to bring support, encouragement, truth, and empathy to others who have also journeyed through a similar experience. Miscarriage shouldn’t be taboo, or ever carry any shameful connotation. That’s a lie from the enemy. . . Twice...@awmeade and I have sat in ultrasound rooms with such excitement and anticipation, only to hear the words “I’m so sorry, but there is no heartbeat.” Confusion, sadness, anger, tears, and feelings of numbness— we felt it all. Yet, God was right there with us in those moments, showing up with such tenderness and comfort; and He brought so many people around us to love on us and speak life into those dark times. Since going through those seasons, God continues to use our story to be a testimony and light to others. God has always been good, and sovereign, even in those seasons; and He hurts right alongside us when we are hurting. That’s the beauty of His character. He longs to be so near to the broken-hearted. . . Our sweet Aria, our rainbow baby, is my constant reminder that God is faithful, and promises to give us ‘beauty for the ashes’ that we bring to Him. All the hurts, hard and messy things? He trades them for His goodness and blessing in return! Because He loves us unconditionally; and because He cares...so, so deeply for us. Soak in that truth, friends! . . #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #1in4 #iam1in4 #miscarriageawareness #angelbabies #beautyfromashes #rainbowbaby #arialoretta #godstruth #godsredemption @awmeade
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  • I’m still smiling from this weekend and for what’s coming up. Jo and I have some things we’re working on that we can’t wait to share with you guys....
  • I’m still smiling from this weekend and for what’s coming up. Jo and I have some things we’re working on that we can’t wait to share with you guys. I also started college again @boisestateuniversity I’m excited to see our dreams coming to fruition. The road getting to this point hasn’t been easy but it has been worth it. Don’t undervalue the process God has you going through.
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  • Sometimes we pray and it feels like God is playing hide and seek with us. What are some ways God has answered your prayers and how did it make you ...
  • Sometimes we pray and it feels like God is playing hide and seek with us. What are some ways God has answered your prayers and how did it make you feel? How did you deal with his ‘nos’ and ‘not yets’?
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  • Sometimes we need the rain in order for a seed to be planted so that can grow in the ways that God knows that we need but we can only be planted an...
  • Sometimes we need the rain in order for a seed to be planted so that can grow in the ways that God knows that we need but we can only be planted and not wilt because of Jesus. It breaks his heart to see us walk through trials but he promises that we will never walk alone and that he will make beauty out of our ashes. Through the rain we will be nurtured. We can’t try and do life on our own, do things our own way. We can try but we will never succeed. It’s sort of like trying to fight off an army when it’s just you. We have the greatest shield and protecter and that is Jesus. He will always fight for us and he proved that by paying a price he didn’t owe and giving everything for us. After rain there will always be a rainbow and when you look at things with this perspective we look at life through a different lens. God sent his son into the world to die and rise again to save us and because of that we know that even when we go through things that we have a hope and peace that is secure through Jesus and that not even the roughest storm can shake us when we’re anchored in Christ. There is a promise, that he works all things together for our good and he has already overcome and he can use anything. He will use you and he will turn what you’ve been through into something worth while. He doesn’t have to prove anything to us but over and over he proves that he loves us and his ways are higher and his thoughts are higher than ours. Nothing is wasted. Isaiah 55:8-9
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  • lately God’s been reminding me that i need not discount or belittle any task i’m given. they’re all making me more like Him whether i see it or not...
  • lately God’s been reminding me that i need not discount or belittle any task i’m given. they’re all making me more like Him whether i see it or not. i need to honor them. respect them. embrace them + reflect on them often. #gentlereminder #adventuringwithabba
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  • As you go on about your daily grind, I’d thought I’d remind you that there’s a word from God for you today. That’s the only thing you need today to...
  • As you go on about your daily grind, I’d thought I’d remind you that there’s a word from God for you today. That’s the only thing you need today to keep you on track and reach your destiny. “But only one thing is necessary.” Perk your ears up today and know what’s for you. Matthew 4:4
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  • 💕And have you ever noticed that some of the best and most exciting games are won in the fourth quarter?! (Anyone remember the year of Tebowing? He...
  • 💕And have you ever noticed that some of the best and most exciting games are won in the fourth quarter?! (Anyone remember the year of Tebowing? He won games, by miracles, in the 4th quarter!) . . It got me thinking, the game is not over yet so, how are you going to come out in the fourth quarter and finish this year? . . Are there some resolutions, visions, dreams or promises that have yet to be fulfilled, that God has placed on your heart for this year? . . Read my latest blog below to gain encouragement to finish strong in 2018!—>>> link in profile! . . ✨”Make God the utmost delight and pleasure of your life, and He will provide for you what you desire the most.” - Psalm 37:4
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  • This morning during my prayer time, my heart was overwhelmed with the responsibility that comes with leading this Instagram. I was praying for miss...
  • This morning during my prayer time, my heart was overwhelmed with the responsibility that comes with leading this Instagram. I was praying for missionaries—for those who go into different lands to walk alongside all different types of peoples and backgrounds and tongues. To love on them and provide for them and to teach them all about the Lord. I was thinking of the great commission given so many, many years ago in Matthew 28—to go into all the world and to make disciples in all nations and tongues. And I’m amazed by those who have been called to this life—to step out into lands they may have never traversed for the sake of the gospel. . . But it also made me think about how much has changed since that original call 2000 years ago. Not the call itself—absolutely not. But the different ways that we can execute it. Especially in this 21st century world and all the technology we have. We can reach people all over the world through this crazy thing called the internet, and while it is absolutely not the same as going to live in foreign lands and living amongst people in different places, it still gives us a responsibility. . . I pray that this little Instagram here, this little teeny corner of the Internet that the Lord has given me is always used to proclaim His name and point people back to Him. That He shines His light through my story. That this “platform” never becomes mine but always remains His. Those of us who know Christ as our Lord and Savior are part of that same call and commission—to proclaim His name and pronounce His Kingdom. And it may be unconventional, and definitely not something that ever entered the first followers of Jesus heads, but we can speak truth and love and the gospel right here in this place. Let’s give HIM these so-called platforms that we have. Let’s flood the internet with TRUTH. . . 📷: @kaitbaileyphoto
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  • I’ve been feeling weary and exhausted in my call as a mother. I read an article on finding contentment in your role as a parent and found these poi...
  • I’ve been feeling weary and exhausted in my call as a mother. I read an article on finding contentment in your role as a parent and found these points helpful to reframe my perspective:⠀ -consider your role as parent as a significant God-appointed responsibility ⠀ ⠀ - ask God’s direction regarding your child at night and in the morning⠀ ⠀ - use the Bible as your main resource book in parenting ⠀ ⠀ - list at least one new blessing God has given you as a parent ⠀ ⠀ “May you be content in the place God has called you, and may you carry out your responsibility with confidence and joy”⠀ ⠀ I see you parents! More importantly, God sees you. Today, I am thankful that I can rely on His strength and not my own.
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  • When we're low. When our breaths are strained. When life cuts us deep and the darkness comes.

We curl in. We look for the small corners, the ones ...
  • When we're low. When our breaths are strained. When life cuts us deep and the darkness comes. We curl in. We look for the small corners, the ones we can tuck into and turn out the lights. We find our way to the closets of our lives, hide beneath the racks and clothes, and cry the ugliest tears. We long for a place and a comfort that our earthly corners never seem to touch. I don't have all the words figured out this morning. But I stumbled past the milkweed again on my drive and all I could think of was feathers. "He will cover you with His feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart." Psalm 91:4 He provides the covering. The warmth, the safe spot. The refuge and the holding tank for ALL the tears. And his faithfulness. It's the hope we cling to. All He has done. The seas He's parted in your life and the ones we read about in the Bible. God shows up. He always does. We might be standing before an ocean we have no way to cross, and He's the bridge. He's ALWAYS the way thru and over and beyond. And don't forget about the SHIELD. Some might see a soldier or a knight and a heavy hunk of metal to protect them from the blows. But I see a big ole bird and all kinds of feathers and wing span that can cover this whole dang world. And there I am, tucked in the sweet spot and His body, HIS BODY ya'll. It's the shield. It's our rampart -- the defensive wall that nothing and no one can get past. Milkweed. ? I have no idea how it sent me to Psalm 91, but here we are. And we are COVERED my friends. We don't have to cry our ugly tears into the silent closet walls anymore. We can cry them into the bosom of the being who made it all. • • • • • #gritandvirtue #wellwateredwoman #shelightsup #yourinfluence #rooted #propelwomen #givemejesus #soulscripts #itiswell #graceupongrace #yourstorymatters #shespeakstruth #faith #christiancreative #bedeeplyrooted #speaklife #beautyfromashes #amwriting #writersofinstagram #christianblogger #christianwomen #livefullyalive #godinallthethings #christianblogger #deeplyrooted #womenoftheword #hopewriters #lifelivedbeautifully #nature #fall #wecryout
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  • ““So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important thing...
  • ““So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭TPT‬‬ 📷 @charlies_wanderings 👑DEVOTION IN NEXT POST 👑
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  • Another #ibachthenandnow post to celebrate 3 years of hand lettering! The top left was after one week of brush lettering, the top right was one yea...
  • Another #ibachthenandnow post to celebrate 3 years of hand lettering! The top left was after one week of brush lettering, the top right was one year, bottom left marked two years, and the bottom right marks today. Truthfully, I'd still consider last year's piece true to my style, but lately I have been practicing writing at more of an angle.⠀ . ⠀ This month, I'm also celebrating my 1-year anniversary as a full-time hand lettering artist and Etsy shop owner! I wrote a blog post sharing my journey over the past year. I ended up titling it: The Truth Behind Running An Etsy Shop. (L!nk in profile)⠀ . ⠀ For months I've been craving more honesty in the creative business community. I want to see past the numbers and know the full story, so today's blog post is my attempt at sharing what I've found to be true in running an Etsy shop full time.⠀ . ⠀ If you are an Etsy shop owner or considering starting one yourself, I highly recommend this post and hope you'll be encouraged by it. ⠀ . ⠀ If you're not an online shop owner, but just want to hear the inside scoop on what it's really like to build a business from the ground up, head on over to today's blog post!
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  • “So, dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape your notice: a single day counts like a thousand years to the Lord Yahweh, and a thousand years ...
  • “So, dear friends, don’t let this one thing escape your notice: a single day counts like a thousand years to the Lord Yahweh, and a thousand years counts as one day. This means that, contrary to man’s perspective, the Lord is not late with his promise to return, as some measure lateness. But rather, his “delay” simply reveals his loving patience toward you, because he does not want any to perish but all to come to repentance.” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:8-9‬ ‭TPT‬‬
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  • Friend, if you feel like you are in a dark place right now, I want to encourage you to sing. I know it night sound crazy, but it works. I remember ...
  • Friend, if you feel like you are in a dark place right now, I want to encourage you to sing. I know it night sound crazy, but it works. I remember years and years ago when I was living in a dark place... I felt hopeless and fearful and angry. I felt like I wanted to die so that maybe I could escape all the pain that filled my heart. I remember thinking of all the ways I could end my life. And then I remember the whisper of God coming to me, reminding me that I was never alone. That I was loved and valued and needed. I would hold on to those whispers and find hope until the next time the darkness came. Somewhere in between the dark moments of abuse and turmoil in my life, God sent a beautiful woman to remind me that the best was really yet to come. She gently but firmly encouraged me to start picking up my Bible in the darkness and then to sing praise. Yes...it sounded crazy to me. How in the world would the words in an old book know how to make me feel better?! And how in the world was I supposed to be able to open my mouth and sing Praise when all I felt was hopeless and discouraged and angry??!!! I remember that the darkness came again after that. I remember grabbing a knife and running to my bedroom, locking the door, and throwing myself on the floor, sobbing uncontrollably. Filled with years and years of bitterness and rage at myself and my abusers, I attempted to cut away the flesh on my body that felt dirty and damaged. As I began inflicting pain, the whisper of God came again as well as the words from the Beautiful woman. Sitting on the floor, so desperately wanting to end my life, not having any strength or will power to get up and go find my Bible, I started to sing. Through the pain. Through the hot tears. Through the anger. Through the despair. Through the darkness. I sang. I was desperate for hope. Desperate for healing. Desperate for light. My life changed that night. My mind flipped a switch when I started singing. Joy started filling my soul. Hope started flickering and burning brighter than all my pain. You see, I had sang before. But never in the darkness. As I sang in the darkness, the hand of God touched me and transformed me into believing
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  • A moment of simple joys😻💕🙏🏽
(Just need some hot chocolate and instrumental music playing in the background)
  • A moment of simple joys😻💕🙏🏽 (Just need some hot chocolate and instrumental music playing in the background)
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  • Yelled at your kids today- ✔️ You failed. 
Burnt dinner because you forgot it was in the oven while changing a poopy diaper- ✔️ You failed. 
Didn’t...
  • Yelled at your kids today- ✔️ You failed. Burnt dinner because you forgot it was in the oven while changing a poopy diaper- ✔️ You failed. Didn’t get the clothes put away, or the work done, or the house cleaned, or the homework done- ✔️ YOU FAILED. Don’t know about y’all but the serpent can be pretty sly some days enticing us to listen and focus on negative. To listen to what seems so true yet is in fact nothing but lies. I knew today I needed to fill my head and my heart with truth. I knew today I couldn’t listen to the repeated lie. Praying this below over all who read. Preach them to yourself until Lord so graciously allows your head and your heart to align. ✨✨✨ My worth is not in my ability to be a good person. It’s in my Lord. • My worth is not in my ability to be a good wife. It’s in my Lord. • My worth is not in my ability to be a good mom. It’s in my Lord. • My worth is not in my work or recognition from friends or praise from strangers. It’s in my Lord. • My worth does not come from this world, but comes from my Lord. And if my worth comes from my Lord then I know I am loved, cared for, sought after, adored, freed, redeemed and safe in His fold.
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  • Chiang Mai is a city that I didn't expect to like so much. I never really intended to go here, but since @eurowings screwed up my flight, I had no ...
  • Chiang Mai is a city that I didn't expect to like so much. I never really intended to go here, but since @eurowings screwed up my flight, I had no choice but to flee Bangkok's crazy vibe and find comfort in the peace and quaint city that is Chiang Mai. The last time I had a detour was when I overslept in Singapore and missed my flight to Kuala Lumpur. I ended up staying in Melaka for a weekend, which I loved very much. You see, things don't always go the way we want them to, or the way we plan them. But it doesn't mean that beauty will not be evident or great memories will not be made. As people say, nothing ever grows inside our comfort zone. You have to make the most of everything and accept every setback with an uplifted spirit and a grateful heart. Detours aren't always ugly or inconvenient, beautiful things sprout out of these instances. You just have to look really hard, and tell yourself that today you will be brave. Today, I choose to be brave. 😌
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  • Surrounding myself and investing in coaches who “get” me & understand my vision as a Visibility Mindset Coach has been life changing!.
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🎉Share & ...
  • Surrounding myself and investing in coaches who “get” me & understand my vision as a Visibility Mindset Coach has been life changing!. . 🎉Share & tag with someone who has helped you shine brightly as you implement the vision God gave you with your business. . . . 📸 repost from @iamissaccurry
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  • Weeping may last for the night but joy comes in the morning Psalm 30:5. 
Nothing like waking up to this sleepy rainbow each morning. She's a remind...
  • Weeping may last for the night but joy comes in the morning Psalm 30:5. Nothing like waking up to this sleepy rainbow each morning. She's a reminder of God's redemption and how He brings beauty from ashes. #rainbowbaby #beautyfromashes #grace
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  • "I've heard a thousand stories of what they think You're like, but I've heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night & You tell me that Y...
  • "I've heard a thousand stories of what they think You're like, but I've heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night & You tell me that You're pleased and that I'm never alone" ~Good Good Father ♥️ Trusting in the Father's plan & purpose for my life. I feel the nearness of the Father now more than ever, every setback and feeling of discouragement has made me stronger & in contending for my heart's desires, I have learnt to trust God's process for His plans for my life far outweigh my own. Recently having gone through something that's has changed my outlook on a lot of things, I feel it is a challenge to just not stress or worry about things and to just trust that all good things are working for my good, as the human response to a challenge is to react immediately and to over think, but in giving God full control, I feel such peace and immense joy in knowing that He holds my future & that I am loved so much more than I will ever know♥️♥️♥️ #grace #lifeisbeautifulwithjesus #exceedingjoy #purityforapurpose #teamJesus #beautyinwaiting #youareloved #beautyfromashes #goodgoodfather #christomlin #music #worshipismyheartsresponse #thepromise
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  • Good morning!!!
  • Good morning!!!
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  • I remember when the little pink plus slowly emerged from the test that we had waited for not knowing if it would. .
I remember when the ultrasound ...
  • I remember when the little pink plus slowly emerged from the test that we had waited for not knowing if it would. . I remember when the ultrasound revealed to us we would have a girl and crying tears of joy that the Lord heard my deepest desire. . I remember not feeling well but pushing through my grocery shopping. . I remember the blood that poured out of me as I sat there with hands lifted to heaven singing the words “bless the Lord, oh my soul”. . I remember the firefighters invading my home after I had passed out. . I remember the ER doctor telling me I had lost the baby. . I remember the ultrasound tech saying he was wrong. There she was kicking and squirming. A fighter. . I remember the month long bed rest with a two and four year old boy wiggling all around me just wanting me to play. The people who showed up for us in that month? True saints. . I remember the transfusions and the doctors simply saying: we have to wait and see. Be hopeful. . I remember the hundreds praying over us and one friend praying over my belly and saying “with the faith of a mustard seed we believe You can move mountains.” She looked at me and said that’s all we need and He will, won’t He? I looked at her and said, and if He does not move that mountain, will I have faith that He is still good? . I remember delivering her at 20 weeks and holding her. I kept repeating to Brian: look at her fingers. She was fearfully and wonderfully made. . I remember nearly bleeding out on the operating table and waking in the ICU in such pain. Stranger saints blood flowing through so I could live. . I remember fearing I would never be able to truly feel the warmth of the sun again. I feel the stretch marks left from a life I only felt kick once from within. . I remember the four months that passed when another little pink plus emerged from that test. . Hope outweighed my fear. . She was born perfect. Born three weeks and a year after we lost her sister. One would not exist without the other- blessing and grief all intertwined. . She is always with us. I see her in the golden hour when the light shines beautifully while my children play. The golden light glitters and dances and she is there.
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  • FROM JESUS CALLING: by Sarah Young.. 10/14..Be prepared to suffer for Me, in my name. All suffering has meaning in My Kingdom. Pain & problems are ...
  • FROM JESUS CALLING: by Sarah Young.. 10/14..Be prepared to suffer for Me, in my name. All suffering has meaning in My Kingdom. Pain & problems are opportunities to demonstrate your trust in Me. Bearing your circumstances bravely-even thanking me for them -is one of the highest forms of praise. This sacrifice of thanksgiving rings golden-toned bells of Joy throughout heavenly realms. On earth also, your patient suffering sends out ripples of good tidings in ever-widening circles... When suffering strikes, remember that I am sovereign and that I can bring good out of everything. Do not try to run from pain or hide from problems. Instead, accept adversity in My Name, offering it up to Me for my purposes. Thus your suffering gains meaning and draws you closer to Me. Joy emerges from the ashes of adversity through your trust and thankfulness... To ALL those suffering in Panama City and surrounding beaches in Florida,, The Lord sees you, He loves you and is your HOPE. Thank you 😘to the many many people serving and loving on these beautiful people. “PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU; MY PEACE I GIVE YOU. I DO NOT GIVE TO YOU AS THE WORLD GIVES. DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID”—John 14:27 @_jessicachow thank you for the amazing pic! DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED AT @destinhotyoga AND @grandfitness_fl
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  • This is a word for those Type 1s out there who, like me, sometimes want growth + perfection + achievement to happen *now*. These stunning roadside ...
  • This is a word for those Type 1s out there who, like me, sometimes want growth + perfection + achievement to happen *now*. These stunning roadside flowers remind me: Growing me & making me fruitful is God’s glory, to yield & trust His process is my honor. We don’t see flowers squeezing themselves hard to “grow faster!” or “be more fruitful!” Time and nature bring their blossoms, which bless all that meet them. Flowers don’t ask “when is Spring coming?” or “when is fall/winter going to be over?” (you rationals might say “because flowers can’t talk?” but you get my point 😜). There is a time and season for everything, and without death or long seasons of “nothingness”, there wouldn’t be growth & new life. The glory of God is in His ability to grow us and make all things work out for good. It has to happen in a way that we cannot manufacture on our own... so that when the world look at our lives they can say: He/she couldn’t have done it, it has to be God! It is our honor to trust God and His process. To yield. To boast in our weakness so His strength is shown perfect. It is an honor because the only dreams worth dreaming (and pursuing) are the ones that are way beyond our capabilities... God always calls us to things bigger than ourselves. So without God we will fail, so He can step in and flex His muscles on our behalf, so we can live lives of adventure and eternity. Like these flowers, I’m resting my heart in God’s hand. I’m trusting Him to lead me and guide me at every step & turn. I’m laying my Type 1 overworked soul to be still beside His streams of living water. I’m turning my trust on Him. He’s a safe bet. Pray for me, and leave a comment if this is you and I will pray for you too ♥️
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  • October 15 is National Pregnancy Loss and Stillborn Awareness Day, designated by President Ronald Regain in 1988. I think of the child we lost 24 y...
  • October 15 is National Pregnancy Loss and Stillborn Awareness Day, designated by President Ronald Regain in 1988. I think of the child we lost 24 years ago, and remember how God used that incredibly painful experience to bring life to our family. You see, we thought we were done having kids, we had our boy and our girl. Then this surprise pregnancy and subsequent miscarriage that devastated us, showed us what an incredible blessing it is to even be able to get pregnant, to carry a baby to full term birth. And that kids truly are a gift from the Lord. That conviction led us to the desire for more children. We went on to have 5 more beautiful babies. Each one unique, each one purposed to walk this life with us on this earth for God's glory. "So that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result In praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ";1 Peter 1:7 If you are in need of encouragement, I would love to talk and pray with you. God sees and hears you. He loves you, made you, and knew you before your were born (Psalm 139). #nationamiscarriageandstilbornawarenessday #godhearsus #beautyfromashes #babiesinheaven #homeschoollife #journeywithme #lifeisbeautiful
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  • Scripture tells us that the Lord has set apart the godly to Himself, how cool is that?! The truth is, you have been chosen for such a time as this ...
  • Scripture tells us that the Lord has set apart the godly to Himself, how cool is that?! The truth is, you have been chosen for such a time as this to do something for this generation. There is something that you carry that this world needs. We see in Scripture that God will use what the enemy means for bad and flip it for our good. A great example of this truth was the betrayal that our Lord and Savior experienced by one of His disciples. We see Judas betray Jesus by turning Him over to the people that would be eventually brutally and unjustly execute Him. The enemy meant that for bad but without that, Jesus wouldn’t have died- only to rise again on the third day; defeating death, hell and the grave! Without the death of Jesus, we would not be able to be in right standing with God and have eternal life. Jesus made a way for us to have a relationship with the Father and receive the gift of the holy spirit who leads and guides us here on earth! We were purchased with a price.
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  • So excited to announce WAB @wabeautiful is doing seven weeks of giveaways! Yes girl you read that right, seven weeks! Happy week five!! Item being ...
  • So excited to announce WAB @wabeautiful is doing seven weeks of giveaways! Yes girl you read that right, seven weeks! Happy week five!! Item being given away is in the photo. Winner will be chosen on Friday. We will contact winner by dm. . Rules to enter: 1. Must be following @wabeautiful 2. Must like this post. 3. Must tag three friends in comments below (not limited to three though the more friends you tag the better your chances 😉) 4. Share this post in story or in feed and be sure to tag us!!. That’s it! So simple! Have a great week of entering! 😘
  • 63 8 16 hours ago
  • It seemed like every time I opened up FB I saw her face.
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I had been watching her share her “health + fitness” journey for months — and as much a...
  • It seemed like every time I opened up FB I saw her face. ⠀⠀ I had been watching her share her “health + fitness” journey for months — and as much as I rolled my eyes 🙄 at her daily sweaty selfies, I couldn’t deny that something was changing in her. There was a light 💡 in her eyes that even I could I see. And I barely knew her. 🤷🏼‍♀️ ⠀⠀ I won’t ever forget the day she posted the transformation picture that made me finally message her. 😭 Or the message I sent that finally gave HER the courage to invite me to do this with her. ⠀⠀ The funny thing? She had no idea how bad I needed her. ⠀⠀ She didn’t know that the night before this— I drank an entire bottle of wine by myself. 🍷 Or that I then sent my husband to Jack in the Box for midnight snacks. (Like so many other nights before.) ⠀⠀ She didn’t hear the nasty names I called myself. Or how I avoided eye contact with the mirror. She couldn’t possibly know that I got undressed with the door locked that night so my husband didn’t see me. Or that I silently cried myself to sleep for “letting myself go.” 💔 ⠀⠀ In fact the moment I messaged her? I was still sitting in those same pjs, on that same couch that I sat on day in + day out — depressed + anxious DESPERATELY wanting to be happy... but feeling so ashamed that I wasn’t. 😔 ⠀⠀ But there was something about her post that day. Sure, her bikini transformation 👙 was impressive. But it was MORE that that. ⠀⠀ She talked about — the fear of failure. 😳 ⠀⠀ And I realized in that moment... she was JUST LIKE ME. ⠀⠀ And that deep down... if we are all afraid to fail... then we are CAPABLE of overcoming it. 👊🏻That there isn’t anything more special about her, or me — than there is about YOU. ⠀⠀ So maybe this is YOUR moment. YOUR day. And maybe one day you will be the one writing a post + sharing how YOU decided to change your life too. ⠀⠀ I too, have NO IDEA how bad you need this girl. And I’m always just a message away. ♥️
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  • I asked if her floor was clean. She said, "yes" 🤦‍♀️ .
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Just wanted to remind you:you're not alone. Life isn't perfect and always beautiful but ...
  • I asked if her floor was clean. She said, "yes" 🤦‍♀️ . . Just wanted to remind you:you're not alone. Life isn't perfect and always beautiful but you don't have to be! You don't have to live up to or meet all those expectations. You are free to ask for help or leave the mess for tomorrow! . . She did not leave the mess for tomorrow because mama NEEDED clean!!!! #messymonday #facepalm #iamajoyfulhomemaker #beautifulwreckage #honestmotherhood
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