She will listen, long after you stop talking ~ #wordgirl #spilledink #winter #listen
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Your desire to make a difference is exactly as God intended it to be. If your life is only about watching other people live their dream, is it any wonder you are bored out of your mind? No wonder life seems mundane and routine. What if every day you woke up ready to push past the fear of the unknown? What if, instead of waiting for someone else to do the work of the Kingdom of God, you woke up believing that God was inviting you to take part in a miracle and you took personal responsibility to help? There is no question our world would begin to change.
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I used to be able to write in 30 minute increments. That’s how I actually finished my first book. 📖 I used the kids’ nap-time and 30 minute writing blocks. . Add a couple years and another kid to the mix, and I find it takes me at least 30 minutes just to decompress my brain 💆🏼‍♀️ from running a hundred miles an hour. . So I was able to step away from the noisy, daily grind to sit, and think, and write! ✍🏼
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I️ walked into work today and saw this sweet gift and thank you card from my work buddy and fellow shortie @cassidytsmith It made my heart smile as I️ read her words of gratitude for a small act of kindness I️ did for her. Then I️ remembered the sermon on Sunday. “Enter His presence with the password: Thank you” Psalm 100:4 How often we miss the opportunity to say thank you to God for the little blessings we experience everyday. In fact we are prone to complain or grumble on the daily. I️ wake up complaining about the alarm, then the crying kids, then the on! I️ challenge you to start your day with a heart of thanksgiving. List 3 things/blessings you are grateful for and when you catch yourself complaining (because you will) sometime during the day, try to remember that list of blessings! - - - - . . #womenwholead #choosejoy #bloggergals #socialinsight #thefreewoman #wordgirl #instaquote #proverbs31 #churchflow #femfeed #girlboss #darlingmovement #lifecoach #shedelights #communityovercompetition #walkingreflections #christianblogger #believeinyourself #livefullyalive #givemejesus #gritandvirtue #womenintheword #whatsyourstory #chooselovely #bedeeplyrooted #successfulwomen #sheislight #empowerwomen #keystosuccess #soulscripts
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Catnip to his senses She slinks amid his thoughts With feline grace Rubbing against his needs With audacity Marking him as her own With a nip And a purr Tagged by @dstudioarts and @jwprebich for a #twistedtuesday Ph/Pinterest, unsourced ~ #wordgirl #spilledink #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram
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Scripture writing plan Day 16- Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice and don’t be anxious!!! Think on things that are TRUE, pure, lovely, honest, and just!!! #scriptureoftheday #scripturewriting #scripturewritingplan #wordgirl
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•On The Blog• Yes, it's definitely a season of ACCELERATION as I anticipated. And it's requiring a lot of sacrifice in some ways. It's hard. And it's lonely most days. I don't understand it. I battle tremendous fear sometimes. I even violate my own personal boundaries and carefully constructed plans. I confess, I even struggle taking care of myself- often forgetting to eat or falling asleep on my keyboard in the wee hours of the morning working on projects. I feel disconnected from the world as I stare at 2 (sometimes 3) computer screens for 14+ hours per day. And I wonder why. {Read More: Heartcry & Prophecy. Link in Profile}
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Lines and shadows and things that spark our imagination. ~ #wordgirl #winter #chicago #pier #urban
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“Let God not just lead you in the path of your God-dream, let Him also show you who you can trust to tell about it.”⠀ Excerpt from day one of my devo, Here Comes the Dreamer: A 31-Day Guide to Living out Your God-Dream. Available on Amazon at (#linkinbio).⠀ Kindle version also available! Check it out now and start the amazing journey of your God-dream...⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #devotional #31daydevotional #biblestudy #wordgirl #dreamer #dreams #goddreams #writersofinstagram #amazon #paperback #kindlebook #purpose #destiny #calling #birthofadream
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I was talking to my sister in law today and this phrase came spilling out of my mouth and IT IS SO TRUE! • The 2 years of discomfort was my husband and I packing up two bags, our two toddlers, and my pregnant belly and leaving a unhealthy living situation not knowing where we would lay our heads that evening. • Discomfort was moving into a then strangers house from our church and living in one room with my husband, myself, two toddlers, and my growing baby in my belly. • Discomfort was all of the above when I just moved away from my childhood home and feeling disconnected and lonely. • Discomfort was not having enough money for food, even though we weren't paying rent. • Discomfort was struggling to find hope or a desire to 'show up' at all. • But y'all!!! Now I look back and I LITERALLY LAUGH!!! The discomfort that I felt was soooo horrible, sooo miserable. It was really nothing!!! Like really!! • My misery was only created by my pride, which led to lack of perspective, which led me to blame everyone else for my woes, and which led me to believe I was powerless. • Because in reality. We always had food in our bellies. We always had a roof over our heads. And I had community all around me loving me and taking me in. The stranger who let us have his room, who is now our friend, was EXTREMELY GENEROUS & GRACIOUS!!! • I was sooooo wrapped up in victimhood, I couldn't see LIFE. I couldn't see the treasure sparkling in life's trials!!! • Oh but it wasn't all lost! I finally turned my ear to Jesus, the one WHO IS TRUTH, and I chose humility and surrender and guess what NOTHING in my circumstances had changed, BUT EVERYTHING HAD CHANGED!!! • I started seeing the generosity of the Father through everything, even the hard stuff to teach and serve and cause GREATNESS to come out of me!! • I started LIVING and enjoying and GIVING THANKS!! • The point is I learned more in that brief moment of pressure, than all the years of ease. • So much so that you welcome life's curveballs with joy, because you begin to realize God is FOR YOU and everything is a holy set up for you to SEE the Father and see who he REALLY IS! And when you see him, your life explodes with LIGHT!
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When you take things a little too far...😂
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A gathering silence ~ #wordgirl #winter #silence #trees
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Dreams begin lifetime journeys with God. They will take us to places we’ve never imagined and to people we’ve never considered. Abram had to do this very thing. He had to leave his homeland. He was required to wait for the promise of the dream. It didn’t just come to him one day; he had to go on a journey with God. Much of the voyage required sacrifce and trust. Many people want to dream with God, but they don’t want to sacrifce for the dream. It’s impossible to have anything worth having unless you have worked, believed, prayed, hoped, and truly sacrifced to possess it.
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Join us for our first prayer service: Confident & Empowered Queens Who Pray!! Saturday 3rd Feb, 11am. It’s the year of divine favour and open heavens so let’s touch and agree to see God’s power at work in our lives like never before 🙌🏽🙌🏻🙌🏿 link in bio for free registration #prayingwomen #whenwomenpray #powerfulwomen #jesusgirl #girlgotfaith #bravepowerfulfree
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Join us for our first prayer service: Confident & Empowered Queens Who Pray!! Saturday 3rd Feb, 11am. It’s the year of divine favour and open heavens so let’s touch and agree to see God’s power at work in our lives like never before 🙌🏽🙌🏻🙌🏿 link in bio for free registration #prayingwomen #whenwomenpray #powerfulwomen #jesusgirl #girlgotfaith #bravepowerfulfree
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What forever looks like ~ #wordgirl #winter #nature #trees #forever
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One last dance ~ #wordgirl #winter #prairie
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It’s life, encouragement, wisdom, strength, guidance, love, peace, mercy, answers..... it’s everything! ❤️📖❤️📖 #wordgirl
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I have learned more from the rear view mirror of regret than I would like to admit. Always “wishing” I had listened the first time. I’ve learned in this season of my walk with Him...that obedience isn’t keeping a list of “rules”’s being humble and taking the advice of my Daddy...who knows a lot more than me. ❤️🙌🏽🙏🏼 #praizynhim #wordgirl
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Let’s assume the best and not accuse the worst. Be committed to staying in curiosity and not condemnation, yeah? .{Revelation 12:10-11} Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
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Sweet 16, ah! Wonder of the wonders. You pretended being naive and calm about it but in your heart you were popping with excitement. When the clock struck 12, you held your phone in your hand, waiting for the call shower. Instead received a knock on your door. Your parents were the one with a cake which had a candle on it. You blew it and with it you blew the hope of any other wishes. Later that night, you seated on your bed, wearing an XL tee and spongebob pyjama, with a bowl full of Black Forest Cake. You sobbed it all. You do remember that? Do you? 18! Adulthood struck. College began. New people, new feelings, new life. You fell for the guy who sat diagonally left to you. You glared him daily, thinking that one day you would gather the courage and pull out the tongue tied to your neck. You both exchanged smiles, but your smile had more than a thousand butterflies with it, which he never saw. You hoped that your silence would deliver the message, but he went away with the prettiest girl of the college. For the first time ever, you felt broken, outdated, cheated. Yes, it was cheating. Your soul cheated on you, your mouth played games with you. You did feel lost. You do remember that? Do you? Now you're becoming 20, promise yourself that this would be a new beginning. Promise that there won't be any such day where you look through self in the mirror and see the remnants of these lost luck. You're neither a loser, nor a player, you're just a person who's treading her road down to become a slayer. New life brings new moments, happy and sad and sad and happy. In between these happy and sad, smile, 'cause now the world lacks it. Be the reason for it. ⚫⚫⚫⚫ ‌#wordlover#word#words#write#writing#wordporn#wordgasm#wordgirl#wordsofwisdom#wordstoliveby#Wordsmith#writer#writersofinstagram#writersofig#poem#poetry#poet#poetsofig#poetsofinstagram#lovepoems#love#life#spilledink#poetrycommunity#writerscommunity#poetryisnotdead#lovequotes#igwriters#igpoets
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“This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Our world hold weight and have the power to heal and save or destroy. Let’s be wise and loving, yeah?
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Part of communicating boundaries is letting others know what they can and cannot do. If they are unwilling to respect your boundaries, they should not have the privilege of being around you. It’s important for us to use boundary words like “no.” “No” is a boundary word and it communicates a property line. You will know if you are not operating as an adult with boundaries when the person you are setting boundaries for causes you to change your ‘no’ to a ‘yes’. As long as you don’t change your resolve, you have not lost your voice.
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I’ve never related to anything more. Thanks! 😴
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Even the snow flowers. ~ #wordgirl #winter #prairie #nature
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Today a legend has passed from this life to the next: Edwin Hawkins. If you ask anyone to sing a gospel song they’re going to sing “oh happy day.” It’s the most requested song when we do events, and for good reason. This song was written and adapted from the old hymn by Hawkins, got picked up by the radio and soon was being played on stations all over the world!! When I was growing up, we could only listen to Gospel music, so I devoured as much as I could and we have every LP/Video/DVD/Cassette Tape/CD that he’s ever released...the one thing that stood out to me was when he performed outside the church, on international tv. Mind blowing to me, and also helped so much with my decision to be X Factor. It was through his music that I was introduced to Tramaine Hawkins, and my awe for gospel music and performance continued..Winner of 4 Grammy Awards and countless other accolades we thank you for your service to Gospel music! Thank you Edwin Hawkins. 💕
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And with this silence I can breathe again. ~ #wordgirl #winter #trees #nature
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Where I find you. Every time. ~ #wordgirl #winter #trees #nature
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Scripture writing plan Day 15- Isaiah 40:28-31 In this microwave society it is an oxymoron to wait! However, God has promised to provide power, strength and renewal if we grow weary while waiting, God sees and knows what we need and what we are waiting for - let us learn to trust and let go - we will soar in His time! (PS I practiced with water color for this entry 😍)#scriptureoftheday #scripturewriting #scripturewritingplan #wordgirl
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We have to remember that real success is living out our best, believing we are God’s best version of ourselves. Rather than being disappointed by our personal limitations or operating in failure because we don't happen to be the best in the world, we need to stop comparing ourselves to everyone else. Instead, we should look at God’s special design as it pertains to us alone. At the end of the day, success is not something we achieve; it’s something we live within, an attitude we develop.
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So...lets talk about how hot the officiant was at my sisters wedding! #swoon
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He had a dream ....and he also had a wife and children. Praying for and honoring Corretta Scott King today. What a mighty woman of God! She did not become a victim....she became victorious! #praizynhim #wordgirl
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Oh how this reminder calms my heart down. . In uncertainty. In transition. When I can’t see how things will play out. When I don’t understand why. When anxious thoughts creep in. . He is my God, and I trust Him! . Be still my heart.
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Imma leave this right here... #boom #truth #praizynhim #wordgirl #coffee
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