Rest & You Ares

Will I ever get over this need to do more, work harder, achieve all things?

As soon as I decide to turn my health over to God, I want to take it back. I wrote a few weeks back about giving it to God to handle – my weight, my health problems, my journey to health, all of it. Then we just happened to be forced to go gluten free, dairy free, and give up fast food (my weakness) because of Celiac disease and I thought “Oh yeah, I”M doing good now. I’ll be getting healthy for sure.”

Right back to me, me, me and I, I, I.

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A Sneaky Attack

I turn 40 in one week.

Lordy, lordy, look who’s forty.

I used to think that was sooo funny as a kid. And also impossibly old. Look at me now!

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In the Moment

Can you zoom into the center of this photo on my daughter for a second? This is living in the moment. It was her birthday. Her favorite meal. Surrounded by some of her favorite people. And if we can set aside the manners aspect of waiting until everyone is served, this girl is just loving life. Chaos around her but she is blissfully diving into her gluten free spaghetti with the world’s best home-made marinara made by my best friend. Oh yes, she was living in the moment and loving life.

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Affirmations & Anemones

What do they have in common? So glad you asked… Ok, yes I’m a dork sometimes. It’s ok, I’m alright with it. 🙂

Monday night, my best friend and I went live for the first time together to share about affirmations (I ams) and how pairing them with God’s word gives them Holy Spirit power that nothing and no one can take away! It’s a beautiful and amazing gift of power we have from Him!

During our talk, Vanessa was giving an analogy, a visual example of what it’s like to soak yourself in truth each day and I had an image and experience pop into my mind as well. Since we didn’t need two analogies at the same time of the same thing, I waited to share mine here…

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Good morning, friends!

Last night was amazing! My best friend and I had our first ever speaking engagement together! We have talked many times about speaking together, never really thinking it would be over Facebook Live but when God calls, we answer! It was a beautiful evening of sharing our hearts with anyone who was wanting to listen then and who will be listening in the future.

This blog is a follow up to that video and is co-written and shared on both of our blogs!

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Fight the Lies

“I’m not beautiful! I’m fat! Even though I exercise, I’m still getting fatter! Skinny is pretty, not fat! I want to be skinny and beautiful like my friends. I’m not pretty at all!”

If you’ve been with me at all, you know I struggle with my weight and self image and worthiness and you may be thinking those are my thoughts up there.

But no…

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How could I hide this joy inside of me
Amazing grace, oh Lord, how can it be
Every day of my life, I want the world to see
I can’t get over what You’ve done for me
You got me singing like

Amen, Amen, Amen, Ohhh Amen!

– Micah Tyler’s song Amen

If you have read my blog this week it goes like this…

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A New Day

To borrow some words from my best friend’s blog, “It’s a brand brand new day. A fresh start.”

If you ever need encouragement, you need go no farther than her blog – Brave, Blessed, and Beautiful. Check it out, you will leave refreshed and lifted up, I promise you.

I only have ten minutes to write but I’ve got something to say and I’m going to say it!

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In my weakness…

My daughter is having to face some hard things this month. Celiac disease and giving up gluten 100%.

A dairy allergy forcing her to give up dairy 100%.

And as of her well visit yesterday, she may have scoliosis.

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