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    I made a decision to have a good time in Jesus and my hope is for all God’s creation to do too. Life gets sweeter the moment we stop living for people. There is so much in doing everything for the glory of Jesus! If we are always trying to impress everybody,  we are so going to be miserable! If we constantly worried about how people will receive us; watching every look on everybody’s face about how they react about us, we are just going to be miserable. Let’s take the pressure off ourselves coz there’s no such a thing as freedom until we free ourselves from impressing other people. Let us not spend 2 hours in the morning getting dressed to impress the world! I mean let’s get dressed for Jesus and tell Him that we rather want to look good for Him and that we want Him to be proud of us!! When we begin to live for God, He gives us favour and the confidence we need to believe in ourselves....❤️
#lordjesus #jesuschrist #gloryforgod #freedom #freedominchrist #freedominjesus #liveforgod #confidenceingod #confidenceinchrist

    I made a decision to have a good time in Jesus and my hope is for all God’s creation to do too. Life gets sweeter the moment we stop living for people. There is so much in doing everything for the glory of Jesus! If we are always trying to impress everybody, we are so going to be miserable! If we constantly worried about how people will receive us; watching every look on everybody’s face about how they react about us, we are just going to be miserable. Let’s take the pressure off ourselves coz there’s no such a thing as freedom until we free ourselves from impressing other people. Let us not spend 2 hours in the morning getting dressed to impress the world! I mean let’s get dressed for Jesus and tell Him that we rather want to look good for Him and that we want Him to be proud of us!! When we begin to live for God, He gives us favour and the confidence we need to believe in ourselves....❤️
    #lordjesus #jesuschrist #gloryforgod #freedom #freedominchrist #freedominjesus #liveforgod #confidenceingod #confidenceinchrist

    117 1 16 June, 2019

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    You want to hang out with us this Sunday? We know you do. The good news is that we want to hang out with you! 😏 Our latest series — The Ultimate Guide — continues this weekend. See you at THE GLORY CENTER this Sunday at 10am! Yup, you read that correctly. No false alarm this time. We officially move in to our new space this weekend! #TGIF

    You want to hang out with us this Sunday? We know you do. The good news is that we want to hang out with you! 😏 Our latest series — The Ultimate Guide — continues this weekend. See you at THE GLORY CENTER this Sunday at 10am! Yup, you read that correctly. No false alarm this time. We officially move in to our new space this weekend! #TGIF

    37 2 14 June, 2019
    Life is better when you’re dancing!
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Whatever you’ve got weighing on your heart today, just know that there is a God who loves you so much and desires for you to give Him all your baggage, all your fears, all your insecurities.
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I get asked all the time how I have so much confidence.
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The answer is Jesus and always will be Jesus.
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I’m not into religion or rules.
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I’m into a very real relationship and freedom and that’s exactly what Jesus offers. ♥️
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I couldn’t love and accept my body until I truly understood how and why I was created in the first place.
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It’s a game changer. 💋✌🏻

    Life is better when you’re dancing!
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    Whatever you’ve got weighing on your heart today, just know that there is a God who loves you so much and desires for you to give Him all your baggage, all your fears, all your insecurities.
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    I get asked all the time how I have so much confidence.
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    The answer is Jesus and always will be Jesus.
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    I’m not into religion or rules.
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    I’m into a very real relationship and freedom and that’s exactly what Jesus offers. ♥️
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    I couldn’t love and accept my body until I truly understood how and why I was created in the first place.
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    It’s a game changer. 💋✌🏻

    119 6 14 June, 2019
    Do you have faith?🤔💭
It doesn't mean it will make everything EASY...but it WILL make them POSSIBLE. 💪

    Do you have faith?🤔💭
    It doesn't mean it will make everything EASY...but it WILL make them POSSIBLE. 💪

    19 1 14 June, 2019
    Half the battle is mindset.⠀
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After a long day, it’s incredibly easy to think of 738262837 excuses not to do a workout or to eat out instead of cook. Who relates??😂🙋🏼‍♀️⠀
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The thing though, when we think we’re going the “easy” route, we’re actually going the harder route in the long run. ⠀
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When we neglect getting our 30 min of activity in, we feel sluggish and have less energy. We have back pain & headaches & our body often feels more tired then if we would have just gone on that walk, pressed play, or picked up that dumbbell. When fast food becomes a habit, we feel sluggish, gain weight, & often times gain insecurities. When we can’t break out of the cycle, we try more “quick fixes” & end up hurting our health more.⠀
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If it was easy, everyone would do it. Change is hard, but change is worth it. ⠀
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#youareWORTHmore

    Half the battle is mindset.⠀

    After a long day, it’s incredibly easy to think of 738262837 excuses not to do a workout or to eat out instead of cook. Who relates??😂🙋🏼‍♀️⠀

    The thing though, when we think we’re going the “easy” route, we’re actually going the harder route in the long run. ⠀

    When we neglect getting our 30 min of activity in, we feel sluggish and have less energy. We have back pain & headaches & our body often feels more tired then if we would have just gone on that walk, pressed play, or picked up that dumbbell. When fast food becomes a habit, we feel sluggish, gain weight, & often times gain insecurities. When we can’t break out of the cycle, we try more “quick fixes” & end up hurting our health more.⠀

    If it was easy, everyone would do it. Change is hard, but change is worth it. ⠀

    #youareWORTHmore

    128 3 13 June, 2019
    “WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?” This sentence has probably killed more dreams than anything else in the world. I used to constantly worry about what people said about me. It all started in middle school when I was called fat by a couple of bullies. It’s safe to say that’s the reason why I’ve devoted my whole life to fitness and spent years with an unhealthy body image. I’ve also been in 2 extremely toxic relationships with narcissists who had an agenda to strip away any confidence or identity I had. I’ve had to process and heal from YEARS of verbal abuse and torment. I’ve been told that I’ll always be a failure, nobody cares about me, I will never make it on my own, I’m crazy, I’m damaged, I’m too sensitive, etc..the list could go on forever. Some of those words still haunt me. I’ve had to put in a lot of work to replace those labels and truly believe what the Lord says about me. I’ve finally realized that every time someone said something hurtful to me, it was never really about me. Hurt people hurt people and some people are just committed to misunderstanding you. It’s not your job to fix them, just forgive them and pray for them. All of that to say- I WILL NO LONGER STOP BEING MYSELF OR CHASING MY DREAMS BECAUSE OF WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ME. I will speak my truth even if my voice shakes, because I am finally FREE. There is nothing anyone can say to bring me down, because I have confidence in CHRIST and I know my purpose is bigger than the noise. ✌🏻 Friends— there is no one else on earth who has walked in your shoes; and nobody else could possibly understand why you are the way you are. Don’t let people’s perception of you limit your life. Seek God and fill your life with His TRUTH. He loves you and He is proud of you despite all of the wrong turns and failures. Let Him guide your steps and when He calls you to do something, you better MOVE. 🔥 .
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#confidenceinchrist #overcomer #confidence #testimony #bullies #hurtpeoplehurtpeople #perception #nolimits #nashvilleblogger #blogger #abuse #verbalabuse #narcissisticabuse #awareness #christian #faith #hope #love #influencer #instagood #chaseyourdreams #identity #writer #livelikelauren #jesus

    “WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?” This sentence has probably killed more dreams than anything else in the world. I used to constantly worry about what people said about me. It all started in middle school when I was called fat by a couple of bullies. It’s safe to say that’s the reason why I’ve devoted my whole life to fitness and spent years with an unhealthy body image. I’ve also been in 2 extremely toxic relationships with narcissists who had an agenda to strip away any confidence or identity I had. I’ve had to process and heal from YEARS of verbal abuse and torment. I’ve been told that I’ll always be a failure, nobody cares about me, I will never make it on my own, I’m crazy, I’m damaged, I’m too sensitive, etc..the list could go on forever. Some of those words still haunt me. I’ve had to put in a lot of work to replace those labels and truly believe what the Lord says about me. I’ve finally realized that every time someone said something hurtful to me, it was never really about me. Hurt people hurt people and some people are just committed to misunderstanding you. It’s not your job to fix them, just forgive them and pray for them. All of that to say- I WILL NO LONGER STOP BEING MYSELF OR CHASING MY DREAMS BECAUSE OF WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ME. I will speak my truth even if my voice shakes, because I am finally FREE. There is nothing anyone can say to bring me down, because I have confidence in CHRIST and I know my purpose is bigger than the noise. ✌🏻 Friends— there is no one else on earth who has walked in your shoes; and nobody else could possibly understand why you are the way you are. Don’t let people’s perception of you limit your life. Seek God and fill your life with His TRUTH. He loves you and He is proud of you despite all of the wrong turns and failures. Let Him guide your steps and when He calls you to do something, you better MOVE. 🔥 .
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    #confidenceinchrist #overcomer #confidence #testimony #bullies #hurtpeoplehurtpeople #perception #nolimits #nashvilleblogger #blogger #abuse #verbalabuse #narcissisticabuse #awareness #christian #faith #hope #love #influencer #instagood #chaseyourdreams #identity #writer #livelikelauren #jesus

    120 28 12 June, 2019

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    Camp 2k19!! Definitely one for the books!! Am gonna miss y’all and love y’all!!! #am #confidenceinchrist

    Camp 2k19!! Definitely one for the books!! Am gonna miss y’all and love y’all!!! #am #confidenceinchrist

    61 0 8 June, 2019
    I have been trying to get way more intentional about how I decorate our home. I never put much thought into it before. Part of that being ‘cuz I never felt like I had a style, which was rooted in believing some pretty crappy lies about myself (you’re not good enough, you suck, no one cares, you aren’t good at this stuff... you know the ones).
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Well, one day I had a hankering (😂 is that word funny to anyone else?) to put my table runner on my wall with push pins. “But no one does that. That’s weird.” -the voice in my head
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“Um,NOPE. I’m doing it. Don’t care if it’s weird.” -me 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 back
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So I hung it up & kept my eye out for little things at thrift stores I could use to make a sorta’ gallery wall + random things I already had.
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I’m diggin’ how it turned out. Like a lot. It blows my mind that I created it. (Can we say “self-doubt”😬🙋🏼‍♀️). BONUS: it has become a good daily reminder that I CAN be creative & I am unique & I DON’T have to be or do like anyone else. I can create new paths & ideas! Strange that a professional artist would struggle with that, huh? I think we all do, in some way or another.
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That thing you feel like you can’t do or could never be good at, FIRST of all: Who told you that? SECOND of all, no one can make you feel that way without your consent. Think about it.
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I want this to be a reminder: Don’t let the hater in your head rob you of joy & creativity. Just throw your table runner on the wall, get on with your weird self, & DO YOU. Cuz you’re pretty cool.
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❤️Tag a friend below who inspires you to embrace who you are - or who NEEDS that encouragement!

    I have been trying to get way more intentional about how I decorate our home. I never put much thought into it before. Part of that being ‘cuz I never felt like I had a style, which was rooted in believing some pretty crappy lies about myself (you’re not good enough, you suck, no one cares, you aren’t good at this stuff... you know the ones).

    Well, one day I had a hankering (😂 is that word funny to anyone else?) to put my table runner on my wall with push pins. “But no one does that. That’s weird.” -the voice in my head

    “Um,NOPE. I’m doing it. Don’t care if it’s weird.” -me 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 back

    So I hung it up & kept my eye out for little things at thrift stores I could use to make a sorta’ gallery wall + random things I already had.

    I’m diggin’ how it turned out. Like a lot. It blows my mind that I created it. (Can we say “self-doubt”😬🙋🏼‍♀️). BONUS: it has become a good daily reminder that I CAN be creative & I am unique & I DON’T have to be or do like anyone else. I can create new paths & ideas! Strange that a professional artist would struggle with that, huh? I think we all do, in some way or another.

    That thing you feel like you can’t do or could never be good at, FIRST of all: Who told you that? SECOND of all, no one can make you feel that way without your consent. Think about it.

    I want this to be a reminder: Don’t let the hater in your head rob you of joy & creativity. Just throw your table runner on the wall, get on with your weird self, & DO YOU. Cuz you’re pretty cool.

    ❤️Tag a friend below who inspires you to embrace who you are - or who NEEDS that encouragement!

    40 8 7 June, 2019

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    We often take care of so many others and forget to take care of ourselves.⠀
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As I gain more & more experience in the nursing field I recognize it even more. In caregivers, parents, guardians, doctors & nurses etc.!! We are so focused on serving others (which is amazing), but we forget to take care of ourselves. We forget that in order to pour out of our cup we have to fill it up first.⠀
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It WILL be hard to make the time. It WILL be hard to put aside the excuse. But it WILL be worth it. Self care isn’t selfish. ⠀
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#youareWORTHmore

    We often take care of so many others and forget to take care of ourselves.⠀

    As I gain more & more experience in the nursing field I recognize it even more. In caregivers, parents, guardians, doctors & nurses etc.!! We are so focused on serving others (which is amazing), but we forget to take care of ourselves. We forget that in order to pour out of our cup we have to fill it up first.⠀

    It WILL be hard to make the time. It WILL be hard to put aside the excuse. But it WILL be worth it. Self care isn’t selfish. ⠀

    #youareWORTHmore

    173 5 6 June, 2019
    Hey, babe. I see you doin’ your best to just get up & function. I know how you feel when life is overwhelming, or when you’re just plain exhausted, because kids or life in general.
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Just a reminder: You’re doing great. You’re alive. That right there is something not everyone gets the benefit of saying today. You’re still here on purpose - your mission isn’t finished yet. Just keep going & try to find joy & peace in the little things all around you. Take time to quiet your mind & pray. Ask God for what you want...speak to him like the good daddy He is. Lean in & let your heart rest in His grace. Make time for yourself, because that’s the one most of us usually neglect the most.
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If you need to take today (or tomorrow... or this week) to slow down, let me be the one to give you that permission. It is OK to rest and recharge. The work, the kids, the chores; it’ll all still be there. You’ll be more productive after you give yourself grace.
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Cheers to this crazy, lovely, difficult, amazing, chaotic, purpose-filled life we have. Choose joy today. Choose forgiveness. Choose peace. We’re in this together.
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Drop an emoji if you needed to hear this today! 👇🏽👇🏾👇🏼

    Hey, babe. I see you doin’ your best to just get up & function. I know how you feel when life is overwhelming, or when you’re just plain exhausted, because kids or life in general.

    Just a reminder: You’re doing great. You’re alive. That right there is something not everyone gets the benefit of saying today. You’re still here on purpose - your mission isn’t finished yet. Just keep going & try to find joy & peace in the little things all around you. Take time to quiet your mind & pray. Ask God for what you want...speak to him like the good daddy He is. Lean in & let your heart rest in His grace. Make time for yourself, because that’s the one most of us usually neglect the most.

    If you need to take today (or tomorrow... or this week) to slow down, let me be the one to give you that permission. It is OK to rest and recharge. The work, the kids, the chores; it’ll all still be there. You’ll be more productive after you give yourself grace.

    Cheers to this crazy, lovely, difficult, amazing, chaotic, purpose-filled life we have. Choose joy today. Choose forgiveness. Choose peace. We’re in this together.

    Drop an emoji if you needed to hear this today! 👇🏽👇🏾👇🏼

    57 21 4 June, 2019
    First run of the summer 👏🏻 Josh runs the strength & speed program for the kids in the summer so we’ve made it tradition to run to the weight room together. He stays 🏋🏼‍♂️ and I run back to get ready for my day. I wish I could say I felt strong but nothing is like running 😵😂. Looking forward to starting Day 1 of my program with an awesome group of gals today too!!⠀
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Happy Monday Friends!!! 👊🏻⠀
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#youareWORTHmore

    First run of the summer 👏🏻 Josh runs the strength & speed program for the kids in the summer so we’ve made it tradition to run to the weight room together. He stays 🏋🏼‍♂️ and I run back to get ready for my day. I wish I could say I felt strong but nothing is like running 😵😂. Looking forward to starting Day 1 of my program with an awesome group of gals today too!!⠀

    Happy Monday Friends!!! 👊🏻⠀

    #youareWORTHmore

    154 1 3 June, 2019
    After church this morning, a friend stopped and commented on how confident I looked. She said something to the effect of “I wish I could walk around like that.” I thanked her and jokingly said “Fake it til you make it” and well that is partially true... .
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I have some things in my past that deeply wounded my self-confidence. I didn’t grow up in an overly confident family, and that was something I never remember feeling - confidence. Actually, when I think back to my school years - all the way through high school - I can remember being miserable because of my feelings of unworthiness. I didn’t think I measured up to anyone. I questioned every decision I made. Nothing seemed good enough. And I still battle those demons... .
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But while it has taken me until my 30s, I am so grateful for the grace of God and the lessons He has taught me. Growing up, I looked in the mirror to find my confidence. It will never be found there. Confidence comes when I look in the Word, when I spend time with Christ. My confidence is found in Christ. When those demons of doubt begin whispering in my ear again, I have to remind myself of who chose me, of who loves me. It is definitely a process with moments of strength - and weakness, but I can’t thank God enough for gifting me with just an ounce of His confidence. .
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If this is something you battle with, stop looking to the world for answers. No amount of exercise, healthy eating, magic cream, or extensive surgery will give you the confidence Christ can. Those are temporary fixes and byproducts. So don’t fake it until you make it - FAITH it until you make it. 
#everydayabiding #confidence #confidenceinhim #confidenceinchrist #fakeittillumakeit #faithituntilyoumakeit #stoplookinginthemirror #lookintheword #looktochrist #stoplookingattheworld #demonsofthepast #stillfightthedemons #thankfulforhisgrace #godsgrace #heseesmeforwhohemademe #thankyoujesus

    After church this morning, a friend stopped and commented on how confident I looked. She said something to the effect of “I wish I could walk around like that.” I thanked her and jokingly said “Fake it til you make it” and well that is partially true... .
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    I have some things in my past that deeply wounded my self-confidence. I didn’t grow up in an overly confident family, and that was something I never remember feeling - confidence. Actually, when I think back to my school years - all the way through high school - I can remember being miserable because of my feelings of unworthiness. I didn’t think I measured up to anyone. I questioned every decision I made. Nothing seemed good enough. And I still battle those demons... .
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    But while it has taken me until my 30s, I am so grateful for the grace of God and the lessons He has taught me. Growing up, I looked in the mirror to find my confidence. It will never be found there. Confidence comes when I look in the Word, when I spend time with Christ. My confidence is found in Christ. When those demons of doubt begin whispering in my ear again, I have to remind myself of who chose me, of who loves me. It is definitely a process with moments of strength - and weakness, but I can’t thank God enough for gifting me with just an ounce of His confidence. .
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    If this is something you battle with, stop looking to the world for answers. No amount of exercise, healthy eating, magic cream, or extensive surgery will give you the confidence Christ can. Those are temporary fixes and byproducts. So don’t fake it until you make it - FAITH it until you make it.
    #everydayabiding #confidence #confidenceinhim #confidenceinchrist #fakeittillumakeit #faithituntilyoumakeit #stoplookinginthemirror #lookintheword #looktochrist #stoplookingattheworld #demonsofthepast #stillfightthedemons #thankfulforhisgrace #godsgrace #heseesmeforwhohemademe #thankyoujesus

    19 3 3 June, 2019
    ⚠️SLOW YOUR SCROLL!
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I just wanted to remind you how freaking loved you are today: a LOT! And without conditions by Jesus. Which is the coolest. Wherever you’re at in life, if you woke up this morning there’s still time left. Don’t let the enemy (or anyone else) convince you otherwise. Live your life on purpose. And if you haven’t heard it in a while, I believe in you. I’m grateful for you. Your life isn’t by chance and it certainly isn’t a mistake. You were created for such a time as this. Just keep going & trust the process.
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Happy Sunday!
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🌿Tag a friend that needs to hear this today.

    ⚠️SLOW YOUR SCROLL!

    I just wanted to remind you how freaking loved you are today: a LOT! And without conditions by Jesus. Which is the coolest. Wherever you’re at in life, if you woke up this morning there’s still time left. Don’t let the enemy (or anyone else) convince you otherwise. Live your life on purpose. And if you haven’t heard it in a while, I believe in you. I’m grateful for you. Your life isn’t by chance and it certainly isn’t a mistake. You were created for such a time as this. Just keep going & trust the process.

    Happy Sunday!

    🌿Tag a friend that needs to hear this today.

    23 3 2 June, 2019
    I feel lucky to have a spouse that values healthy eating & getting active like me.⠀
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I have had a lot of other women ask me, “does he eat what you eat?”, “do you make two different meals?”, “how do you get your husband to work out??”⠀
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The answer to those questions is yes- we eat the same food. (Most of the time, he loves his mtn.dew 😂) and he works out with his students daily (props of being a PE teacher). BUT I know not everyone’s significant other is the same, so I wanted to offer a few tips 👇🏻👇🏻⠀
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1. First of all, you are only in control of YOU. “My husband cooks” or “I eat what my family eats” is an excuse 🙅🏼‍♀️ If you want to eat healthy, you might have to step up and make your own food, but YOU are in control of you.⠀
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2. Lead by example. This is so important!! When I snack on veggies, Josh is more likely to snack on veggies. 😋 Seeing each other workout motivates the other, etc. Even if it takes weeks or months- I promise they are watching & probably noticing how good you’re feeling/looking etc. ⠀
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3. Do it together & do it in encouragement. The WORST feeling is hearing “I’m going to workout and I think you should too.........😬”, instead simply try “want to go on a run with me?” ⠀
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4. Take control of the grocery list. Offer to get the groceries if you don’t already, and start changing up what you buy!! Swap snacks for veggies, white bread for wheat, etc.:) Out of sight, out of mind. This was HUGE for us 🙌🏻⠀
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5. Start small. If your significant other absolutely hates exercise, than ask to go on a walk together, a bike ride, go to the pool or go hiking. There are SO many ways to get active, you just need to find one you enjoy doing together :). ⠀
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What’s your fave way to get active with your significant other!? Comment below 🤪 would love to get some new ideas!!⠀
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#youareWORTHmore

    I feel lucky to have a spouse that values healthy eating & getting active like me.⠀

    I have had a lot of other women ask me, “does he eat what you eat?”, “do you make two different meals?”, “how do you get your husband to work out??”⠀

    The answer to those questions is yes- we eat the same food. (Most of the time, he loves his mtn.dew 😂) and he works out with his students daily (props of being a PE teacher). BUT I know not everyone’s significant other is the same, so I wanted to offer a few tips 👇🏻👇🏻⠀

    1. First of all, you are only in control of YOU. “My husband cooks” or “I eat what my family eats” is an excuse 🙅🏼‍♀️ If you want to eat healthy, you might have to step up and make your own food, but YOU are in control of you.⠀

    2. Lead by example. This is so important!! When I snack on veggies, Josh is more likely to snack on veggies. 😋 Seeing each other workout motivates the other, etc. Even if it takes weeks or months- I promise they are watching & probably noticing how good you’re feeling/looking etc. ⠀

    3. Do it together & do it in encouragement. The WORST feeling is hearing “I’m going to workout and I think you should too.........😬”, instead simply try “want to go on a run with me?” ⠀

    4. Take control of the grocery list. Offer to get the groceries if you don’t already, and start changing up what you buy!! Swap snacks for veggies, white bread for wheat, etc.:) Out of sight, out of mind. This was HUGE for us 🙌🏻⠀

    5. Start small. If your significant other absolutely hates exercise, than ask to go on a walk together, a bike ride, go to the pool or go hiking. There are SO many ways to get active, you just need to find one you enjoy doing together :). ⠀

    What’s your fave way to get active with your significant other!? Comment below 🤪 would love to get some new ideas!!⠀

    #youareWORTHmore

    146 3 1 June, 2019
    The kind of smile you have when you know the world's got NOTHING on you!

    The kind of smile you have when you know the world's got NOTHING on you!

    49 3 31 May, 2019
    it’s a different kind of confidence

it’s not found in yourself

but it comes from inside you

it’s seen in leaps of faith

it’s trusting to fall when it feels like no one is there to catch you

it’s what holds you steady while everything else quakes

it’s not self focused

it’s a knowing with absolute certainty

that the One who placed each star in its place

perfectly aligned to guide the lost sailor home

has also set you in your place

perfectly made

and perfectly aligned

to guide the lost sinner home
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#stuffdanaedoes #confidenceinchrist #christianblogger #jesus #photography #poems #thriveoversurvive #reallife #nofearzone

    it’s a different kind of confidence

    it’s not found in yourself

    but it comes from inside you

    it’s seen in leaps of faith

    it’s trusting to fall when it feels like no one is there to catch you

    it’s what holds you steady while everything else quakes

    it’s not self focused

    it’s a knowing with absolute certainty

    that the One who placed each star in its place

    perfectly aligned to guide the lost sailor home

    has also set you in your place

    perfectly made

    and perfectly aligned

    to guide the lost sinner home
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    #stuffdanaedoes #confidenceinchrist #christianblogger #jesus #photography #poems #thriveoversurvive #reallife #nofearzone

    27 2 30 May, 2019

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    I’ve been very open with my number one struggle - fear of what people think, always wanting everyone around me to be socially and emotionally comfortable, even at the expense of my own social and emotional discomfort.
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Being formerly on television, then leading a team of business owners, then blogging/videoing/creating/writing - it’s been inevitable that haters have said critical things, made ugly comments, or were crossing their fingers hoping to see me to fail. It was so confusing for me, because celebrating others and their strengths is one of my favorite things to do.
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I found myself often asking, “God, being a people pleaser, in front of even just a handful non-pleased people, doesn’t work. It’s an oxymoron, like oil and water, and just doesn’t mix. My heart isn’t cut out for this. Can’t you just lead me to do something else?”
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But here’s the thing. God is always showing Himself to us - even in the midst of oxymorons.
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He made Abraham, an elderly man of 100 years old, a father to a newborn baby.
He had Moses, who was insecure about his speech impediment, boldly declare and free the Israelites with his words.
He gave David, a lowly shepherd boy, the ability to kill a giant with a slingshot, and even became a king shortly after.
He sent Jonah, a fearful and cowardly man, to bravely share the gospel to the vicious people of Nineveh.
He allowed Hannah, a barren woman with no chance conceive, to get pregnant and become a mother.
He anointed Paul, who called himself “the worst of all sinners,” to become one of the greatest Christian evangelists of all time.
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Those fears, those impossibilities, those things about ourselves that we feel “don’t mix” with what we’re called to do - guess what. That’s not ours to decide. It’s not up to us to determine if we’re cut out for it or not. But it is up to us to trust that He’s going to make us cut out for it anyway.
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Whatever your oxymoron is - it’s not too difficult for God to weave together. Lay it down - and let Him finish what He’s started in you. If you agree, comment with this:
“God, use me, and set me free!”

    I’ve been very open with my number one struggle - fear of what people think, always wanting everyone around me to be socially and emotionally comfortable, even at the expense of my own social and emotional discomfort.
    ☀️💧✨
    Being formerly on television, then leading a team of business owners, then blogging/videoing/creating/writing - it’s been inevitable that haters have said critical things, made ugly comments, or were crossing their fingers hoping to see me to fail. It was so confusing for me, because celebrating others and their strengths is one of my favorite things to do.
    ☀️💧✨
    I found myself often asking, “God, being a people pleaser, in front of even just a handful non-pleased people, doesn’t work. It’s an oxymoron, like oil and water, and just doesn’t mix. My heart isn’t cut out for this. Can’t you just lead me to do something else?”
    ☀️💧✨
    But here’s the thing. God is always showing Himself to us - even in the midst of oxymorons.
    ☀️💧✨
    He made Abraham, an elderly man of 100 years old, a father to a newborn baby.
    He had Moses, who was insecure about his speech impediment, boldly declare and free the Israelites with his words.
    He gave David, a lowly shepherd boy, the ability to kill a giant with a slingshot, and even became a king shortly after.
    He sent Jonah, a fearful and cowardly man, to bravely share the gospel to the vicious people of Nineveh.
    He allowed Hannah, a barren woman with no chance conceive, to get pregnant and become a mother.
    He anointed Paul, who called himself “the worst of all sinners,” to become one of the greatest Christian evangelists of all time.
    ☀️💧✨
    Those fears, those impossibilities, those things about ourselves that we feel “don’t mix” with what we’re called to do - guess what. That’s not ours to decide. It’s not up to us to determine if we’re cut out for it or not. But it is up to us to trust that He’s going to make us cut out for it anyway.
    ☀️💧✨
    Whatever your oxymoron is - it’s not too difficult for God to weave together. Lay it down - and let Him finish what He’s started in you. If you agree, comment with this:
    “God, use me, and set me free!”

    193 38 8 September, 2018

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    😊Something I share a lot to youth at EFYs that also applies to us all: 
Do we care more about :
‘Looking Good ..or Being Good’?
‘Impressing others..or Inspiring others’?
‘Seek world’s loud applause ..or the Lord’s quiet approval’?
#confidenceinchrist 
#hopeonjourneyon

    😊Something I share a lot to youth at EFYs that also applies to us all:
    Do we care more about :
    ‘Looking Good ..or Being Good’?
    ‘Impressing others..or Inspiring others’?
    ‘Seek world’s loud applause ..or the Lord’s quiet approval’?
    #confidenceinchrist
    #hopeonjourneyon

    113 1 20 February, 2019
    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Ephesians 6:12‭-‬18 
#confidenceinChrist #battlefield

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
    Ephesians 6:12‭-‬18
    #confidenceinChrist #battlefield

    653 48 9 May, 2019

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    Confidence.⠀
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That’s what He’s been teaching me.⠀
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A lot of you have been asking me to share about what I’ve been learning in my faith. And YES. I’ve been gaining confidence in the way I run this lil business, in my body, in  a lot of other things. But in my faith too. ⠀
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Confidence in the sense that Jesus has been like “don’t hesitate. You have a chance to talk about me- take it. You have an opportunity to stand for your faith, take it.” basically- he’s been telling me to start taking action & sharing. & he challenges me allll the time with this!!⠀
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I mean for example, POSTING THIS KINDA TERRIFIES ME. Talking about my faith has always been something I’ve struggled with. Someone asks and suddenly I forget how to talk. Anyone relate?? ⠀
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So anyway, that’s what God is teaching me currently (along with a bunch of other stuff). I’d love to tell you more, just working on the courage part :). ⠀
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Also, I had an idea. Maaayyybeeee the next series I put in my emails (in the little “life” part I put at the bottom) could be my faith testimony 🙊 (how I came to know Jesus etc). Would you guys enjoy that???? Let me know🤪⠀
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#youareWORTHmore #Jesusisbetter #ConfidenceinChrist

    Confidence.⠀

    That’s what He’s been teaching me.⠀

    A lot of you have been asking me to share about what I’ve been learning in my faith. And YES. I’ve been gaining confidence in the way I run this lil business, in my body, in a lot of other things. But in my faith too. ⠀

    Confidence in the sense that Jesus has been like “don’t hesitate. You have a chance to talk about me- take it. You have an opportunity to stand for your faith, take it.” basically- he’s been telling me to start taking action & sharing. & he challenges me allll the time with this!!⠀

    I mean for example, POSTING THIS KINDA TERRIFIES ME. Talking about my faith has always been something I’ve struggled with. Someone asks and suddenly I forget how to talk. Anyone relate?? ⠀

    So anyway, that’s what God is teaching me currently (along with a bunch of other stuff). I’d love to tell you more, just working on the courage part :). ⠀

    Also, I had an idea. Maaayyybeeee the next series I put in my emails (in the little “life” part I put at the bottom) could be my faith testimony 🙊 (how I came to know Jesus etc). Would you guys enjoy that???? Let me know🤪⠀

    #youareWORTHmore #Jesusisbetter #ConfidenceinChrist

    124 4 17 May, 2019