I recently returned from a trip to California and what a WHIRLWIND of a trip it was! Edward and I were in 7 locations over the span of 6 nights...yep you read that correctly! If we weren't in a car driving between locations, we were likely with family/exploring a new city Edward hadn't been too and then packing up our bags to visit the next location on our list. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even though we came home exhausted, we both agreed that we don't regret our choices though we did say we will never do that again to our selves ! haha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is why on our next trip to NYC for the holidays we've already said we are planning on spending a lot of time doing NOTHING other than a broadway show & a fancy dinner since I lived there for a brief moment & he's visited multiple times which is something we both are looking forward too! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now can we briefly talk about the holidays....can you believe it that we are close to 100 days away from closing out the year?! How are you feeling about it? Feeling overwhelmed or driven to make to close out the year stronger than ever?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know for me, I fall on the later side and have more vision and excitement than ever...but I know that's not the case for everyone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let me know below how you're feeling about it or if you need a little accountability over the next few months, I am a Marco polo expert and would love to cheer you on! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by @christinegosch
So we said some changes were coming to Little Paperie.... The first thing we want to let you all know is that we are no longer going to be stocking the Annie Sloan chalk paint. We have been a stockist for 4 and a half years and loved being a part of the Annie Sloan family, met some amazing people and done some fantastic workshops! But we feel the time is right for us to focus our minds on other things. We are very good at putting ourselves under pressure and sometimes something has to give! We are only human after all and there's only so many hours in each day.... so with that said we have spent the last couple of weeks doing lots of planning and doodling and all the things we have been putting off doing for our own brand for quite a while are now starting to become a reality! So even though change is sometimes scary it's also a good thing as it makes you step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself that bit more! #nothingchangesifnothingchanges
How do we find out who God is and what He says about us? How do we hear His voice? How do we know what He wants us to do? How do we figure out our faith? How do we become more like Christ? We read His word. If you want to figure out your purpose in this world or find out who God is or learn what being a Christian really means, girl, read your Bible. If you want to find peace and strength in Christ, girl, read your Bible. If you want to drown out the noise of the word and combat the lies of comparison, girl, read your Bible. Head to my link in profile to grab your FREE sample of my upcoming Beta study, You Are: An In-Depth Study of Biblical Identity. Doors to the Beta group open up TOMORROW at 9am. I hope to see you inside!
R A D I C A L W O M E N// • We’ve loved our venture into the world of Instagram (hi, new friends!) - but did you know that we also run lots of real-life events for YOU! If you are local to Cambridge, UK, we’d love you to come and join us for our next monthly Radical Women’s Breakfast! • Our next breakfast is on Saturday 5th October (we meet on the first Saturday of every month), 9:30am at Clay Farm Community Centre, Trumpington. We’d love to have you with us - DM to find out more!
"You need to understand the story that your customers are already living, and speak that language."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ --Koula Callahan⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Always connect the emotional benefits to the features of your product or service. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For example, a wedding planner might say:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -We take the stress out of planning your special day so you can enjoy the process.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -Making memories that all your guests will cherish is our specialty.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -You’ve been dreaming of this day since you were a little girl, now let us help make it happen.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In each case, the benefits of hiring a wedding planner are connected to the good feelings a bride would have → stress-free, cherished memories, dreams come true.
We L O V E D hanging out with Martin this afternoon, catching up on lots of awesome news from his life (we’re so proud of him!), and chatting all about Monday Nights! • • Monday Nights is back THIS MONDAY - it’s our worship community on a Monday evening. All are welcome, but our doors are open especially to those with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, learning disabilities or additional physical or mental health needs. You are so welcome - drop us a DM for more information!//
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The other day we were going for a walk and we came across a squirrel that was dying. He looked like he was attacked by a bigger animal and he just didn’t look good at all. I wanted to keep going because I honestly didn’t want the girls around it but Liya strongly gave her opinion that we can’t just leave him and when I told her that it was to dangerous to take him with us she got down on her knees and started praying for the squirrel “squirrel get up in Jesus name, Jesus send the squirrel a doctor so that he will get up and walk” suddenly out of nowhere this squirrel that looked like it was dying gets up and slowly starts walking.. I wish we could have stayed to see what happened next but again I didn’t want my three children around it but I bet you that squirrel is back to climbing trees because I’m finding that when this girl prays mountains move and the dead are raised. She has the perfect amount of boldness to cast things out and the perfect amount of love to bring the Kingdom down.
In the Old Testament we read about how David hid in a cave to escape from King Saul and his men. While few of us have been on the run from our enemies as David was, many of us do know what it’s like to feel stuck with nowhere to turn. Here are "3 Good Things to Remember When Life Is Hard" by @christinarfox (link in profile). 📷: @michaelbaccin
Early morning walks through the park.⭐ • We are still having 100 degree days, so early morning is the perfect time to take advantage of cooler temperatures. After dropping the older kids off to school, the baby and I take a brisk walk around the neighborhood to help get my adrenaline going for the day. • It's almost Friday! How do you start your mornings?
Goldenrod is the perfect Autumn flower. The golden color, and velvet, feathery flowers look stunning in a vase. Plus the real kicker is that it's FREE, at least in the Midwest! My husband and I went on a walk and while we were enjoying our time together I picked this charming bouquet of goldenrod which grows wild and in profusion on the side of the road. Slow walks lead to good things! What's the best thing you've ever found on a walk? And yes, shopping the curb counts!
Identity is a huge part of our culture - the things we wear, our hobbies, jobs, friends, vacations - all make up a picture of who we are. ⠀ ⠀ You could spend a lifetime on the journey of discovery, trying to decipher the code of our purpose in this world, hoping to discover true identity. ⠀ ⠀ Of course, over time, our interests change, our friends move away, our jobs come to an end. And if identity is completely wrapped up in those temporary things, your heart and purpose will be left empty. ⠀ ⠀ But there is a God who loves us, who designed us, who calls out in a gentle voice to his children, “You are mine.” He knows our purpose, and simply enough it is solely found in Him. He is unchanging, unwavering, and our identity in Him is no different. ⠀ ⠀ He has called us to a life that is full, not of confusion but of confirmation. He has adopted us as sons and daughters and has made us His. ⠀ ⠀ We do not need to put on a facade of worth, because all of our value is found in His grace. ⠀ ⠀ Romans 8:15–17 (NAS): “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.”⠀ ⠀ Encouragement today from my husband @williekaz
The longer I study the Bible, the more I find out how crucial the Old Testament is in understanding the New Testament. The writers of the New Testament were fluent in the Old Testament language and structure and development and they overlaid much of their writings on its contents. So much of the transforming life of Christ is understood by the Old Testament and the work God has already done in the world. The Old Testament can be harder to understand because we are so contextually distant from its culture and place. That’s why I love to pass along resources and tips that have helped me grow and stretch and study. @ivpress has graciously partnered with me to give away 4 Old Testament commentaries to four of you! To be entered to win, you need to 1) follow me, 2) follow @ivpress, and 3) tag a friend that would love to get their hands on these commentaries. I read the commentary on Ezekiel in August and plowed right through the entire 368 pages. It was both rich and relatable. Winners will be picked on Monday!
My heart♥️ I honestly was thinking of what to share today, and since I’ve been talking about self love, why not share a bit about relationship love! I went to start my morning routine- first one is One Minute with God.🙏🏻This was there as I opened up my journal. How cute are these?😍He put one up in the kitchen the other day and just made me melt! Jason & I have honestly struggled showing each other love to one another. It isn’t that we don’t love each other it’s just simply we don’t always speak each other’s love language. AND if I’m being completely honest, we have not finished the 5 love languages book.😅 Life never stops & sh*t gets real! But what I love the most about us is we never stop failing and trying again!👌We always come together and talk open & honestly and try to do better! If your struggling in your relationship, *talk about it to one another*, no one is a mind reader & remember there is a reason you guys chose each other. Not everyday will be perfect but if you share a unconditional love for one another it will be worth it!💕 P.S my husband can drive me crazy at times but the good crazy! There is NOBODY I’d rather be with & truly grateful for you @alpha1625😘 — #myheart
In this month’s devotional we learn that both sons in the parable are lost - the one that left home and the one that stayed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which son do you identify with more? Or maybe you see yourself in both. @carolinewyoga , writer of this month’s devotional, asks us: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will we accept his invitation of reconciliation? Will we humble ourselves and return home? Will we drop our disdain and participate in the celebration?
2 years ago i found a resource called House Prayers. So much power packed in a 4 page download!! ⠀ ⠀ We wrote and prayed these prayers on the subfloor of our house being built. and the written prayers not only impacted our family, but impacted our builder, contractors, and new neighbors.⠀ ⠀ When we moved in, those prayers written on subfloors were covered up with beautiful hardwood, but I wanted something more. It wasn’t enough for me to just remember the prayers we prayed but to actively continue it. ⠀ ⠀ So I took the house prayers sheets, cut and pasted, put them in frames and hung them in each room of the house.⠀ ⠀ I am so glad they are serving as visual reminders to pray as I’m doing chores, letting the dogs out or turning the lights out each night. I did a Facebook Live video tour of our home showing you some of the House Prayers framed if you want to check it out❤️. Go to my fav prayer journal link in profile. Then click blog, then free tools and click on + and House Prayers is right there! #houseprayers#prayer#christianmom#christianwoman#womenoftheword#wellwateredwomen#lampandlight#valmariepaper @valwoerner @valmariepaper #givemejesus#graceupongrace#bedeeplyrooted#shereadstruth#shepraystruth#shespeakstruth#lifelivedbeautifully ⠀