Catching up on Day 26 of #marchmeetthemaker... #whyidowhatido... I spent years neglecting my creativity while doing 'real' jobs and looking after the babies. After the birth of my second child I struggled with PND, and making a decision not to go back to full time work left me even more isolated. I struggled with a sense of futility and lack of purpose. Making a decision to take my creative gifts seriously was a significant turning point. Deciding to use my creativity to glorify my Creator has given me that sense of purpose and focus... and brought me out of the miry pit by setting my sights on things above.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above." James 1:17
hope you all had a lovely Sunday! I know I did. I can't seem to stop finding myself dancing and taking pictures in open fields! made my friend stop on the side of the road for this one. It LOOKS lovely but I was actually ankle deep in mud. Barefoot. #yougottadowhatyougottado
Before social media, life seemed simpler, uncluttered. You knew what you alone were having for dinner, not twenty others. Hours in a day were more productive. Focused. No scroll-and-click distractions. No blog hopping. You hunkered down and worked — or played, or read a good book — without thought as to what you might be missing. And you knew people, not just their happy highlight reels, the ones that move you to discontentment with your own life.
It’s hard. We’re excited, in the moment, and want to share. But that’s just it — It’s wise to step back and ask: Why am I posting this? Why did I even take a picture of this? To make myself look good? To show how many showed up for my event? To let my friends and followers know I’m “somebody”? It’s a heart check we need to give ourselves. As the Son of God and Savior of the world, only Jesus had cause to exalt himself. Yet he humbled himself instead, taking on human flesh and dying on the cross. We’re to have the same attitude of humility, which may be counter-cultural on social media — and exactly what enhances our witness as followers of Christ.
I have made excuse upon excuse of not having enough time. What I was not considering was the time I spend divulging and idolizing through social media. I can spend that time more wisely, in order to be more productive. To become more focused on what it is He is trying to show me and use me to do.
I'm going to start by taking a 21 day soul fast away from social media. In the time I would usually spend online, I will use it to seek Him in any way that I can. #adios#chao#helloJesus#babysteps#allforHim#myking#mysavior#calvaryftl#21dayfast#itsnotaboutreligion#itsaboutarelationship#worship#praise#beintentional
Painting animals with their babies makes me so teary. Being a mother is so precious to me and is my true identity ( other than being Gods daughter ) I have 5 children and I have had the pleasure of being a mother for 27 years. I am so blessed that God chose me to raise each of them. #momfirst#lovemybabies
Even though we are full of love and the truth, the world will reject us because we're different and we refuse to conform. But we know that blessed are we and great is our reward. The world persecutes us and pushes us away and it's all because they are not worthy of us. #christian#gospel#narrowpath#allforHim#Heaven#heartandheaven
My heart has been longing for a new place to call home. I am so grateful for this church and the love that it pours into anyone that walks up to its doorstep. Things happen for a reason, and God always leads you to something better than what was. I cannot wait to start volunteering again! Shoutout to my pops for coming and experiencing this with me! Special shoutout to my bud @ezekiel_rempel for encouraging me to come out to this amazing place! #home#church#love#jesus#2911church#liveforhim#allforhim