This little corner of our room above Enzo’s bassinet is becoming my favorite 🥰 Also, little side note, the frame on the left holds a print of Isaiah 43:19 which is the verse that we were given many times in the beginning of our pregnancy that we clung to during all the unknowns (which I shared in my blog post about pregnancy after miscarriage). I found this print later when we moved that I had forgotten about and couldn’t believe it. Now, it will hang above our son as he sleeps, our answered prayer, our new season following one of pain. 🙌🏼 Anyone in the midst of sorrow and pain, don’t give up hope on your rainbow following the storm. 💛
🤣🤣 #noseriouslythough What God wants to do in our lives is only limited by how how much of our life we give to Him. If God can make a fireflies butt light up, think about what God can do for you. Surrender to God and let Him use you. #candicedenisespeaks #kingdomchick ™️
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We've all done things we wish we could undo, right? I know I have. It might be speaking harmful words instead of thoughtful ones. Or, offering indifference rather than kindness. It could be we have infused our minutes and hours with negativity and fear instead of faith and confidence. While we can't hit a Ctrl-Z undo button for the regrettable things we've done in life, we do have hope!
Not only is God's mercy new every morning, but one day, we will stand before Him in heaven and the things of earth will be no more. All of our scars, regrets, sighs, and might-have-beens will fade in the light of His mercy and acceptance. God will once and for all Ctrl-Z all the hurts, sorrows, and disappointments of our life on earth.
"...the former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind" (Isaiah 65:17).
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🏝Did you ever notice how hard it is to get real work done in a tank top and board shorts? But when we put on a finely tailored suit, we actually carry ourselves differently. Our posture changes. It changes the way we think about ourselves and sends a strong message to those around us that we mean business.
🕊Spiritually, we put on the ROBE of RIGHTEOUSNESS, not by works but by grace through faith. This robe of righteousness is a spiritual picture of our standing in the Messiah and His perfect work. Believe and receive!
💥What’s the impact on your career? Enormous. We no longer need to cut corners to gain approval, because are already approved in the Messiah. If God is for us, who can be against us?
👑Divine connections. Strategic ideas. Highly leveraged Spirit-led activities. Impact. All things are possible to the one who believes!
🙏Wearing the robe of righteousness, we begin to see our career as a channel for the power of the Holy Spirit. The implications are profound. Are you wearing the robe Jesus purchased for you? It’s a free gift and the means by which we are empowered to reign in life (Romans 5:17). Put it on and seeing massive change in and through you!
🔥Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your godly ones sing for joy. (Psalm 132:9)
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Bad grammar, spelling and punctuation aside, this is accurate. I’m forever working on this. I’m a reformed Judgey McJudgerson constantly having to check herself. Anyone else? 🙋🏻♀️💕❤️
1,9493114 June, 2019
My dad used to leave sticky notes for me before he left for work every morning. I’d peak over the table where I sat for breakfast in the morning to find them. And now this week is the first week I’ve been living in my own house away from him & mom. •
Tyler & I are waiting to move in together until the wedding, so it’s been just me in our house for now. And it’s been hard to think how the curly-headed little girl my dad used to write notes for is now living in her own house & walking down the aisle in just two months.
I’ve had peace, & I’ve also been unsettled, knowing that this moment we’re waiting for is turning a new page in our book of life. I won’t carry the last name of my father anymore. My dad won’t be my only protector. It’s been hard to come to grips with some of these changes, & I’ve been asking God to give me some peace about it. Then I came home the other night.
And throughout the house, Tyler had stopped by & left little sticky notes for me. Just like Dad used to do. •
And I’m so grateful & excited to marry him. To have another protector & a new last name. To have someone else to write me notes & make me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world. Things won’t always be easy, but there will always be love. God could not have given me a better man to fill my dad’s shoes. Two months until Dad walks me down the aisle & we say “I do.”
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This week my girls and I kicked off another virtual fit club! I seriously love having them there to help push me when I'm feeling unmotivated. Seeing them getting there workout in pushes me on those days I’m struggling to push play. Because let's be honest, not everyday do I always want to workout!
I do it because I know it's what's best for me and my sanity lol I know by getting my workout in I'm working on myself physically but also mentally. Working out has helped me...
👉🏻Gain more energy
👉🏻Commit to other goals on my vision board
👉🏻Gain confidence and let go of self doubt
👉🏻Strength to pack Paxten all over town (because apparently after they learn to walk they don’t want to) 😂
I know I never ever regret getting my workout done. No matter how early or how late I always feel better after a good sweat sesh and endorphin boost!
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God works in mysterious ways never question the situation and always be thankful for your outcome! Satan is there to mislead you and discourage you! And ironically enough he’s also there to lead you into temptation and give you all that you desire! Life and God aren’t like that , God gives you what you need at that very moment you need it , he won’t lead you to fail and cheat he will lead you to overcome your situation and push through the obstacles! :
You face them every day you are always reacting to them–positively or negatively.
Think about it. What circumstances in your life do you wish would change right now?
Far too often, we look to our circumstances to determine what’s going to happen next.
Everyday you will tempted to let your circumstances define you.
Tough circumstances are preventing individuals all over the world from reaching their full potential in life and from achieving their biggest goals and dreams. Don’t let this happen to you.
None of the great leaders we admire were made by their circumstances. They refused to let their circumstances define them. Instead, they overcame them.
They transcended them. They led in spite of them.
They also led around them and through them and overcame them.
That’s what makes for greatness.
What are you learning about circumstances?
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The Lord ordains each of our days. He knew I would wake up early this morning to news from Kelan's doctor. He knew that I read a Psalm and Proverbs a day that today the 18th I will need these very words in Psalm 18. ♥️🎀
He reassured me that I can endure what is coming with my little with trusting Him along the way. He is so faithful and shows me every day through both teaching and admonishment. Through love, grace, and mercy. Through sinfulness he turns me back through servanthood he shows me how much he loves me in the outflow of me loving others. Reach for Him. ♥️
By His grace + power working in and through you, you can do all He has called you to do - no matter how daunting it looks in the natural… keep trusting Him as the source and provider of all you need for what He has created you to do.👆💪🙏⠀
👆💪🙏"I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him[Jesus] Who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] - Philippians 4:13 [AMP]
Feeling so incredibly thankful and goo goo for this guy. 😍Walking through infertility these last few years has been disappointing, challenging and discouraging. But what has been so sweet in this hard season has been seeing our relationship get stronger as we’ve grown together through the journey. 🙏🏼💕There are certain treasures in life that are just not found without the grit. 💪🏼Love you @brianwurzell 😘
Escuchar es una de las primeras cualidades que necesita un líder cristiano y francamente, que todos necesitamos. Tenemos que estar dispuestos a escuchar, no solo las palabras que pronuncian las personas, sino escucharlas cuando hablan desde el corazón. .
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“Ruby, he hasn’t been acting the same since the surgery...” Those were the words that brought me to another place of pain. I knew in that moment I had a choice to make. To dwell in pain alone or allow Holy Spirit to come as comforter, meet me where I was at, and allow Him to speak into my life. As I sobbed at the news, I heard Holy Spirit say, “sing, sing over your dad”. So, I did. It wasn’t pretty but it did something. The following morning, I got video messages from my lovely mother showing me how my dad was doing. What I saw was a man of strength and honor. He was joking around and acting like his silly self again. My mom had let me know that she had been delighted to see my dad do a complete turnaround, from night to morning he seemed like himself again. When you choose to pray OUT LOUD, to sing OUT LOUD, to DANCE with all of your heart, Heaven invades earth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Last summer, I had the opportunity to volunteer at Bethel’s Music School. The Helser’s were leading worship and they introduced their new song called “I raise a hallelujah.” In the middle of them leading the the students into worship, you hear Jonathan say, “when you sing, Heaven invades earth.” I have heard so many testimonies of people singing over their loved ones and miracles happening in their bodies. I believe, with all my heart, that my song did something to my dads body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Listen when I say, it doesn’t have to be pretty sounding, what counts is that you’re doing it because you know things happen when you do. Stop being silent and start speaking out. Your voice creates your outer world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“You have built a stronghold by the songs of babies. Strength rises up with the chorus of singing children. This kind of praise has the power to shut satan’s mouth. Childlike worship will silence the madness of those who oppose you”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Psalm 8:2
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What thoughts are you allowing into your mind? What thoughts do you entertain, meditate on, dwell upon, and ponder on? The bible tells us, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Pv. 23:7a) So if you are dissatisfied with the way your life is looking, it’s important that you begin to analyze and evaluate what thoughts you are entertaining and dwelling upon. If you want to change your life, you must first change your thoughts. Your thoughts have a tremendous part to play in how you see yourself and what you believe about yourself and what you are capable of doing in life. Any thought that is not filled with faith, love, victory, and good report, is a lie from the enemy. Those are fiery darts that have been shot at your mind by the devil, demonic thoughts that have been planted in your mind design to hinder you from being, doing, and having what God has intended for you. But the good news is, they can be uprooted with the word of God and constant meditation upon His word. Don’t tolerate those thoughts, as they will hinder you from accomplishing your dreams and living the joyful and fulfilled life that God intends for you to live. Take the word of God and begin to saturate your mind with the truth—God’s word. His word will produce faith in you and it will encourage you, give you hope, and reprogram your mind for victory. But it’s your responsibility to get the word of God in you. I encourage you today to begin to meditate and confess God’s word everyday! And you WILL things begin to change in your favor. Amen!
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9876 hours ago
I was once afraid of people saying, "Who does she think she is?"
Now I have the courage to stand and say, "This is who I am."
This quote hits home! For the longest time I didn't like who I was, I always wanted to be someone I was not. I had 0 confidence.
But I never found fulfillment by pretending.
Satan planted lies in me that I believed for way too long.
You see, he will try to destroy everything that God has planned for your life, he will make you feel worthless, unqualified and like you don't matter!
God's grace and love have helped me through it all. Understanding that God loves me unconditionally and that through Him I am free!
I have learnt to love who I am becoming. To recognize the destructive ways of Satan and not believe them,
But rather rest in God's truth, even when I don't understand His ways!
There are so many things that have helped me gain confidence and I am forever grateful🖤
You can do all the praying, all the fasting and all the “manifesting” you want, but at SOME point you’re going to have to actually do the work. You can’t have ALL supernatural efforts but no physical efforts. That ain’t how this works 🤷🏽♀️ Simply put; If you want the results, you gotta do the work. Amen? Amen.
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3317 hours ago
“You have ravished my heart, My sister, my spouse; You have ravished my heart With one look of your eyes, With one link of your necklace.”
Song of Solomon 4:9 NKJV
That's all it took. One look of your eyes and Jesus was hooked on you, girl. Today, I pray that GOD would remove the lie that you are unlovable. You ARE LOVABLE, and you are worthy of all of the love. Love never fails, cheats, nor makes you feel less than. Love is patient, kind, and unselfish. You deserve that kind of love.
After a week on the road, we were out of hours and out of steam. We snuggled in the back of the truck and watched a movie. Then we walked along a wildflower field in Virginia. It was just what I needed. 🌸
What makes your heart smile, sweet friend? 💗 (Heart smile = those things that bring God's praise to your lips and a smile to your heart) #HeartSmile
1017 hours ago
Some of Cleveland’s INFLUENCERS and Scholarship recipients being recognized at last year’s Trailblazer Event!
We hope to see you at this YEAR’s event.... tickets available at https://www.mtzioncleveland.com/cbl
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” -Jeremiah 17: 7-8
Men of Reality SB, join us at 6:30am tomorrow at the church offices for our Wednesday morning gathering.
Bible, fellowship, coffee. ☕️
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That is a promise we can count on.⠀
Let that truth sink deep within you today.
_Type “Amen” If You Do._
.Jesus Loves You!❤️
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Declare these words this week, no matter what trials you may face. He’s got you. 🙌🏻
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It’s day 4 today and Susie led Morning Glory on Romans 15:13, sharing that God is our hope and that we can trust in Him. The girls were eager to pay attention and enjoyed the chance to hear about faith directly from one of their Grace Partners. The team then jumped right into games: bat spin, playing with balloons, rock paper scissors, tag... and finally a rousing game of Mafia, which crazy enough was the HIT! 😂 ⠀
In the afternoon, Susie and Brooke went with some staff members to do a home visit with Susan’s mom. Susie, who also happens to be Susan's Grace Partner, says, "I felt honored to realize that I am partnering with Susan's mom in Susan's transformation and ensuring she has a hope for the future.... and seeing just how much she loves her."⠀
The purpose of these trips is really to deepen relationships with staff and students at Neema. In so doing, a beautiful culture of learning is created between Americans and Kenyans with prayer and encouragement for one another!⠀
Such a good reminder. Don’t let your eating habits be fueled by the desire to look a certain way...you might never achieve that goal! Strive to fit into your own genes rather than someone else’s jeans...
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it’s the end of second day of camp. these two days have been so amazing. i came to camp with so much baggage on my shoulders, with so much condemnation and worries flooding my mind. i didn’t really want to expect much, or rather, i didn’t dare to expect much. i’m scared that i’ll be let down yet again. but i’m so thankful that the Lord has never left me to drown in my own sorrows. He blessed me with new kingdom friendships, revealed so much of His word through the various services and conferences, and just embraced me during praise and worship. i’m still praying fervently for a breakthrough in the area that caused much distress to me lately. i refuse to give up on this dream He has placed in my heart. i don’t know how long more i’ll have to wait, and i don’t know if i’ll have the strength to carry on. regardless, i know this camp will change my life irrevocably. i’m awaiting the fresh revelations He’ll reveal to me and the numerous blessings He’ll shower on me.