When I read the words she wrote about me last week it felt like I got punched in the gut. 🤛🏼I had never heard anyone make fun of my “in their opinion” physical “flaw” before. And honestly, it sent me over the edge that day.
It popped up in my facebook notifications and it was cruel and others joined in. 🥺 Unfortunately I had already been struggling with comparison, and feelings of not being good enough that day. So it hit me extra hard. I know their comme
Shattered sight. 💔Has this ever affected you? Watching Once Upon A Time last night I had tears in my eyes when one of the characters receives the “curse of shattered sight.” She once held her loved one on a pedestal. Only seeing the good in her, the beautiful, lovely praiseworthy things. But after her eyes were affected by shattered sight she was only able to see the hurt and pain. Only the bad things about her loved one. And it caused such turmoil and devastation.
You are not alone. But throughout my life I recall feeling so utterly alone. Even in times surrounded by friends, family, or in a crowd of people I felt alone. I had secrets, things about my life I was hiding from others and myself that isolated me.
I remember laying on my friends couch after a college party one night. Wide awake, not understanding why the loneliness was eating me up inside. I was just hanging out with all my friends, had a loving family, a “great” life,
How could a man who was being tortured during the holocaust find meaning in the horrible situation? Viktor Frankl during his time in the concentration camps realized that it was about his attitude that he had control over. He said, “When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves.” And “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing the last of human freedoms- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose one's
Who is your shelter amidst the storm? One thing I am reminded of today is Christ as my strength. He is my strong tower, my fortress, and my deliverer. In times of struggle or pain, when the waves come crashing against the shore. He is there standing tall, over the waves and the wind, as a pillar of strength and fortitude. Giving me hope and faith when things are tough.
Without His strength, I cannot go on. But with Him, life is at its fullest and is renewed. I am thankfu
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light 💡 on my path.-Psalm 119:105. If you know me, you know that reading the Bible is one of my favorite things to do. Reading, studying and meditating on God’s words found in scripture totally changed my life and keeps encouraging me everyday.
Jesus words are truly a light to my feet. I was going such a different direction in my life. But God taught me to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in
If you could have a picnic with a bunch of flowers around everyday would you? I know I would! I’m so grateful today that Caleb has a week off of work and we get to spend so much time together. I’m so grateful for you and always want you to know how beautifully and wonderfully made you are. You are loved beyond measure. What blessing in your life are you thankful for today? Love hearing from you! #Jesus #love #letters #flowers
It’s not happy people who are thankful it’s thankful people who are happy. 😀Thankfulness is a choice in our lives. We have the option to focus on the good, pure, holy, lovely things or the bad. When we focus on the former it allows us to have much more energy and joy in our lives.
Even through horrible trials in life, when we pick out little or big things to be thankful for it shifts our perspective and allows light ✨and hope in our hearts. When we focus on what we do
I read their mean comments yesterday 😭and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t make me questions my worth.
The mean comments didn’t come from this amazing community on Instagram. I’ve been posting almost everyday for over 2 years on this app, and I’ve only gotten a handful of hateful comments. You instead share the most beautiful stories, love, ❤️gratitude and encouragement. After reflection, the comments I read yesterday me made me even more grateful for each of you. “Do not l
Have you ever wondered if something you’ve done, or something about who you are disqualifies you from God’s love or big purpose for your life? The feeling of not being enough to do big things with God to love and serve Him and others?
My friend @stephespineli shared about people in the Bible that changed history with God’s help who weren’t “qualified” by the worlds standards. She wrote this true statement I desperately needed to hear today “God is the unlimited qualifier,