I usually post my makeups on my other account but I have a different audience here and wanted to share (although my friends will see this image twice). There is a bible verse that declares you as precious, as a ruby. - ““She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.” Proverbs 3:15 💜 dear friends, honor yourself by loving who you are. God doesn’t make mistakes. I let someone determine that once and I lost sight of my own beauty. You are precious and deeply loved! #loveyourself#beauty#proverbs31woman#godisgood
I feel exhausted after this week but at the same time I feel like I got absolutely nothing done. I think I actually have more to do than when the week started. I try and remember that everything good that results from my efforts comes from God and not from my own power, but it sure doesn't feel like that during these times. I just see piles of dirty and clean laundry, poor attitudes abounding (not naming names here, but there are four of them), a house that is literally torn apart, sickness, 24/7 needy kids, and absolutely no motivation to do anything about it on my part. It's not easy to see where the goodness of God comes through on these days. These are the times where I have to see if I really trust that God will work through me when I don't have the power or energy. These are the days that expose my tendency to trust in myself and my own efforts and not God.
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Also, this picture is really cute but it was the only fun thing we did all week, and we somehow took the only entirely closed road on our way there so it took twice as long to get there. Then Sophia pooped right when we got there, and I didn't bring a diaper or wipes. I had to get creative with a cloth diaper without inserts. At least the weather was really nice.
The root word of discipline is disciple: a follower or student of a teacher, leader, or philosopher. I remember the first time I realized that my children really are little
disciples. It changed a LOT for me. Discipline isn’t about control, but about training. My job as a parent, is to train my children to be decent humans, who love extravagantly, give generously, lead by example, and make this place better than it was before they arrived. This means I must Love extravagantly, give generously, lead others, and make this place better than it was when I arrived. I have to live a life worth following. It certainly isn’t perfect, and I make mistakes ALL THE TIME, but really those are just opportunities to teach them how to own it, apologize, and keep going. ❤️#proverbschallenge#parenting#proberbs31#bibleverse#ministry#proverbs31woman#wisdom#discipleship#disciple#raisingkids#momming#momlife#everydayimtoddlering
Let’s be real...me, you, most people have days when giving up just seems like the best way to deal! I have those days, days when I just want to go home. I want to be in America where I’m comfortable, where each meal doesn’t come with rice, and where I don’t have to use google as my translator 😏 oh, (t.m.i 😏) and where I’m not sweating from “every” part of my body just because I stepped outside!! (Great for the skin by the way 😁 #plustoeverything) Then I think back on days when I didn’t quit on something, when I didn’t quit even when I was at a breaking point. Those are the days I see God’s strength, because I had none of my own. Those are the days where victory becomes my anthem! Those are they days I look back on, with thankfulness and not regret! Those are the days that have shaped me! .
I was reminded of this while listening to @whoathatsgoodpodcast. @legitsadierob was talking with @nastialiukin about the best advice she was ever given. Nastia said when she would come home after a bad day at the gym and tell her mom she wanted to quit gymnastics, her mom would say, “You can quit, just not today!” Her mom said this because she knew there was going to be a better day! A day that would make all the hard days worth it! Can you imagine if Nastia had given up because of one hard day!!! To be completely honest, I wouldn’t be writing this post because we would have no idea who she was!!! She pushed thru, she lived for a better day and she learned from her mistakes to become one of The worlds best gymnasts!!! Let’s not quit today!!! ❤️ :
Sky above, earth below, God within ✨
The truth is - the real you (and me) is worse than your worst critic could know and God’s grace is still big enough to cover it. But also, Christ in you is better than your biggest fan could imagine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We don't have to live for human approval or lose our minds over human rejection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The approval of One is all you need and you already have that. He made you, after all.❤️✨❤️
Happy Friday y’all! Holler for the weekend 🎉 I’ve actually got the weekend off (shocker!) so I’m spending it driving around Texas visiting family, friends, and celebrating with a dear soon-to-be married friend tomorrow! On a different note, I’ve been going through our travel photos from this past year and I’m hoping to start sharing more photos from our travels on the blog and maybe even opening a print shop! This photo is from our time in Venice, one of my favorite cities. I love being by the water! 💛 Our travel highlights of the year have been Venice, Rome, Dublin, Florida, Washington D.C. and Palo Duro Canyon! Which should I blog first? #lifeasabarnes
It’s time to STOP! 🛑 🛑 S T O P :
✔️not liking how you feel about yourself ✔️not liking what you see in the mirror ✔️the negative self talk ✔️running through the drive thru ✔️feeling guilty you’re not making healthy dinners at home
Let’s shift your mind and stay healthy during the holidays!
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