We live in a world that’s in a constant state of distress, there is opportunity to worry around every corner, and the future seems more cloudy than ever before! No wonder the anxiety epidemic is on the rise! Are we powerless in our lives and our battle with anxiety and fear? Thankfully, no.
Pain was a pit I often found myself in during this time, but love was the constant that pulled me out. I had set my course and devoted years to discovering what true love looks like.
I believe many of us can find a speck of light in our lives if we look hard enough. This doesn’t make the depression, the anxiety, the fear, or the darkness go away automatically but eventually it causes you to see your battle with an entirely different perspective.
Don't let that negative thinking tell you that you shouldn’t or that you’re incapable. Training your brain to have healthy thinking doesn’t just apply to dreams for your life; it applies to everything. When you believe the BEST about YOU then you will start to view others this way and it will teach you to have more grace and patience for others.
It’s freeing to know that we aren’t the sum total of our bodies, our cliques, our relationship statuses, or our accomplishments. Our identities aren’t based on any item we can acquire or person we can build a relationship with, our identities are rooted and grounded in Christ alone. And when the storms of life come we can whether them well because we know who we are and whose we are.
Do you have a community like this? Do you have a tribe that sticks with you through thick and thin? Do you have a group of people who are always in your corner?
I encourage you to reach out to your tribe, your people, your community today and thank them for just being them.
The Heart of Man is a movie that reminds us of the love of God through the use of story. We see the heart of the Father portrayed on the big screen with breathtaking images. While that beautiful narrative is playing, we also hear from people about their own redemption story. We hear their fall, their dance with sin, and ultimately, God’s redemption.
We often talk about pursuing our purpose, our mission in life, and that thing God has entrusted us to do. But how do we identify our purpose? Or, if you know your dream or your purpose, do you actually walk that out?
God created you and you are beautiful. And I’m not just saying that to make you feel good, I’m saying it because it’s true. You are an exquisite representation of God to the world! He’s placed his love and his joy within you, giving you the opportunity to share with others.
While stewardship applies to anything and everything we’ve been entrusted with, today I want to focus on financial stewardship. Money is an important part of our lives, much of our time hinges around it, and having it is a huge responsibility! How do we steward our money well? And how can we honor God with our money?
Modesty can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but what does the Bible say about it? Today we dive into this somewhat controversial topic to determine if modesty is just about appearance or something deeper.
TIPS, TRICKS & NATURAL RESOURCES FOR YOU!
On this Episode of our podcast we interviewed our very own Kayla Jones who shares so much of her wisdom, journey and insight on Natural Health. Below are some of the links and resources she shared for you to have access to as well! Enjoy and let us know if you have any questions!
True health to me is feeling great in your skin. It’s being confident in who you are and whose you are, living to love others and serve God. None of these things happen when you hit a certain weight, though I spent a large part of my life thinking they did. I thought that if I was lean enough I would be good enough and loved enough. But losing the weight is never enough; it wasn’t until I started working on the inside that I truly started getting healthy.
Whether Father's Day is good or bad for you, I think it’s a beautiful opportunity to honor and worship the Lord. No matter your relationship with your earthly father, God is your perfect Heavenly Father. Let's take a few moments today and celebrate him.
Transition is a word we’re not taught. We’re taught to successfully arrive and finish – but not to switch. We’re taught to get up and go and finish with grace and excellence – but it’s the time between the start and the ending where we all find ourselves stuck, upset, and confused.
There was a reason the ending came – but what now? What do we do in the middle? How do we handle transition?
I want to inspire you to chase after your dreams, both big & small. Here I share a true story that ignited my dream life that I hope will encourage you to dream bigger. After all, God is the God of our wildest dreams!
To all of the mothers out there: I aspire to be as brave as you. I aspire to be as confident, loving, and as sacrificial as you are for your beautiful children. I hope that one day I can be that kind of mother to my own child, and in the meantime, I will continue to love little Jeremiah the best way I know how.
Moms, thank you for all you do! Happy Mother’s Day!
After seven whole years of motherhood I’ve thrown everything I’ve ever heard about mothering out the window. What I’ve come to learn is that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed as a parent. If you feel at the end of the rope, know that you are not alone. Contrary to how we may feel sometimes, I promise you, we’re doing a pretty darn good job being moms. Keep up the good work!
I’m not your typical girl. I’m about as graceful as a bull in a china shop, I don’t like shopping, pink, or selfies, and I would rather watch football than a rom-com any day of the week. Needless to say, going to a women’s conference is typically low on my priorities list. But, in the face of skepticism, awkwardness, and a little anxiety I attended Sparrow Conference last weekend, and I am so glad that I did.
“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”-Barbara Corcoran
Today is International Women’s Day.
A day where women are celebrated. A day where courage, endurance, integrity, grit, boldness, risk, and tenacity are not only acknowledged, but encouraged and respected.
The fact of the matter is, all the women that should be celebrated for their bravery and boldness don’t always have their speeches recorded or their writings published. Many, though wisdom is shared throughout their life, never make a “Top 10 Quotes” lists. Some heroes have gone before us and we’ll never know their name or even their full story – but their impact continues to have a proverbial effect on all those who have come after them.
You won’t find me marching in a parade, holding a picket sign, or painting my body to prove that it’s mine – but you also won’t find me standing or speaking negatively to those who do. I won’t even try and imagine all the stories of women we pass each day. Those who’ve been abused, demeaned, ridiculed, mocked, taken advantage of, and stepped over. The hurt that has happened to some of these women is unfathomable to most and relatable to more than we’d like to realize.
However, the women who have made the most impact, the ones you do see quoted on Google or presenting TED talks, the ones who inspire, lead and empower everyday – well, they all have one thing in common…
They chose to rise despite what happened to them.
They chose to rise above. To walk ahead. To not let the chains of bitterness and resentment keep them from living out their destiny. They chose steadfastness over rage, forgiveness over hate, and purpose over pain.
These women – whom we all know of and can each name who have personally impacted our lives – they are the ones we celebrate. The ones who we choose to learn and grow from and be inspired by. The ones who give us the courage to keep going. To not give up. To trust that in the end, all we have is ourselves and the belief that we did all we could do with all we were given.
Today is a day to simply say thank you to those women and to call to arms each of us that are to follow them.
Let’s be women who rise. And rise with joy, with class, and empowered to do what they did for us – leave a legacy worth writing about.
Happy International Women’s Day to the women we know of and the ones we don’t.
Here’s to you.
-an inspired woman (aka Jessica :)
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DESTINY SOSA