j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey) [similar]

christ follower, wifey to my bestie, & mama to Linus โ† lifestyle & faith blogger โ† @thesongbirdessentials ๐ŸŒฟ โ† ๐Ÿ’Œthesongbirdjoey@gmail.com

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Happy Thanksgiving from ours to yours โค๏ธ So beyond thankful for my little family and the privilege it is to walk this life with them. God has been beyond good and faithful to me and I am most thankful for the salvation I have in Him! Thank you Jesus for saving the world and giving us the hope of heaven! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโœจโœจโœจ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Just want to take a moment here on IG and wish this amazing grandma to Linus and my mom a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ If there is ANY woman I am most thankful for it would be my beautiful and God-fearing mama!! She has been a light to me since I can remember. She was the one who would cuddle with me at night when I was a little girl afraid of the dark, she was the ear that would listen and encourage me when I was troubled in spirit, she was the prayer warrior that moved the spiritual realm in ways I will never know; she encompasses the loving and gracious heart of God and I am blessed and most thankful to call her my mom... Mommy, I love you SO MUCH and I pray your day today is filled with lots of love and laughter, and of course good food and cake! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽˆ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

I WILL WALK BY FAITH. These words have come so alive before my eyes this past year and they havenโ€™t rung as true than in this particular season Iโ€™ve been going through. Iโ€™ve decided to keep a theme going this week in light of my post yesterday and the simple fact that itโ€™s Thanksgiving week. I am so beyond thankful to my God for the faith He is currently cultivating in my life right now. Mountains I thought I couldnโ€™t move, fears I believed I couldnโ€™t conquer, and doors I didnโ€™t know would ever open for me have all come to pass and are continuing to make way in my life. The Lord has time and time again proven His faithfulness and unending love for me and through it all I can only trust that He will bind my wandering heart to Himself that I may continually be filled with the praises of a soul who has experienced victory and courage through the fiery wilderness. We walk by faith and not by sight and therefore we await a much better place where we will stand before the face of glory, spotless and whole before the King of Kings โ€œSo I will sing like I will there in the fearless light of glory, where the darkness cannot find me and your face is all I see, I will sing like a man with no sickness in my body, like no prison walls can hold me, I will sing like I am free, cause I know you love me, I know you found me, I know you saved me and your grace will never fail me, and while Iโ€™m waiting, Iโ€™m not waiting, I know heaven lives in me.โ€ #IWWBF #JUSWANASHOP #sponsored
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j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Itโ€™s not our anniversary today BUT I just wanted to reminisce on the most magical day of my life. I married this amazing godly man three years ago and I can truly say that my wedding day was MAGICAL. I married my best friend before God, our family and the congregation of our church and it was the most special thing to be able to tell our story and how God brought us together. This day was PERFECT. Despite all the โ€œlittleโ€ things that went wrong like my bouquet of white roses turning green from one day to the next and rushing to make a new one out of my bridesmaids bouquets ๐Ÿ˜‚ It was the most perfect and memorable wedding day and getting to cry with my husband in the parking lot after we said our vows and just soak in the joy and love of God that was over us in that moment was such an amazing experience between him and I. We felt Godโ€™s presence like no other and it was truly MAGICAL โœจ It was magical because God was there, Love was there and we felt it fill our atmosphere. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ swipe to see more โœจโœจโœจ A huge thank you to @shyronniie for capturing our big day ๐Ÿ’› These photos came out just as I imagined them and still make me weep! Youโ€™re amazing!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Canโ€™t believe it will be Linusโ€™s second thanksgiving this week! My baby is growing up so fast ๐Ÿ˜ญ. If thereโ€™s one thing Iโ€™m really looking forward to as he grows up it would be enjoying all the fun holidays with him. Especially when he starts going to school. All the class parties and activities Iโ€™ll get to be a part of just makes me all giddy inside!!!!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿค— Those were my favorite memories as a child and I canโ€™t wait to be a part of the memories he will makeโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Enjoying this sweater weather ๐Ÿ’› I decided to really focus on getting nice comfy sweaters this year. Itโ€™s one of the things that I find I lack every winter! So far Iโ€™ve had great success and my โ€œalways shivering bodyโ€ is thanking me ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Starting on my coffee and vanilla candles today! Put in your holiday gift orders so I can get them ready to go!๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ Canโ€™t wait to get my home smelling like a dream ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโœจโœจโœจ (p.s. that is a used candle in the pic and not an accurate picture of the finished product ๐Ÿ˜‚)

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

โ€œNO MORE. Iโ€™m done with letting fear grip my life and control it. Iโ€™m done allowing the lies of the enemy to take precedence over the truths of God. I will not let it overcome me anymore because the victory is mine in Christ, the joy is mine, the love is mine, the peace is mine. All I have to do is claim it over myself everyday that God is WITH ME. HE holds me like I hold my son when heโ€™s afraid. He encourages me and loves me and has a great plan for me. I proclaim the peace that surpasses all understanding over my life. I proclaim the truth of God. No more lies, no more deceit, no more fear. I rebuke it in the name of Jesus. It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect โœจ I believe Lord, I believe this with all my soul.โ€ These were the very words I proclaimed over myself this morning. I woke up, anointed myself with all the essential oils I have for peace, courage, and strength, opened my word, turned on that worship music and handled it today. Today was different, today there was break-through and I canโ€™t wait to see all God has in store as my faith is being built. Itโ€™s alive, itโ€™s now, and itโ€™s growing before my own eyes. Thank you Jesus for your saving power and your healing touch; โ€œI sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.โ€
โ€ญโ€ญPsalmsโ€ฌ โ€ญ34:4โ€ฌ โ€ญ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Looking for four leaf clovers with my little guy. No luck yet! (Pun) ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ€what are you doing this lovely Thursday afternoon? ๐Ÿ˜Œ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

I just want to cuddle up with this guy and watch movies all day ๐Ÿ˜ฉโค๏ธ What do you wish you were doing this cold and gloomy Monday?! Also popcorn. Also hot chocolate. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ™๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ–๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‚โ›…๏ธ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

โ€œFor in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.โ€ Colossians 2:9-10๐ŸŒธ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

I๏ธ could cuddle up next to this sleepy face all day โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Happy Friday friends!! Whatโ€™s your weekend looking like?

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

I๏ธ donโ€™t know about you but Iโ€™m SO ready for pumpkin pie. With lots of whipped cream ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™„ Whose already had a slice before thanksgiving?! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฐ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Dreaming of pumpkin patch kettle popcorn โœจ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Iโ€™ve ALWAYS, since I was probably 8 years old, loved popcorn. Cheesy popcorn, kettle, buttery, sea salt popcorn, I love it all! I never turn down popcorn. In the 3rd grade I remember that sweet lady setting up her popcorn machine and all the kids lining up to get their share. You bet I had my quarter ready everyday for a fresh bag of buttery popcorn. And thereโ€™s my life story. A girl and her popcorn bag โœจ๐Ÿ’›

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

My favorite sleepy heads ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™โœจ Who else has family nap time in their daily household routines?

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

โ€œLove prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.โ€ โ€”Proverbs 17:9 โœจโœจโœจSomething that Frankie has always been very good at (and is actually part of his personality) is being quick to FORGIVE. Ive personally learned to quickly forgive because of his example and Iโ€™ve never met someone like him who could forgive so generously no matter the offense. That is what has made our marriage and our love prosper so much since the beginning. The fact that the leader of our home is quick to forgive makes it very easy for us to communicate and clear things up without letting grudges take a hold of our marriage. This is an important quality to have as a leader in the home because it is the bread and butter of your marriage and a glue that will either hold you two together or separate you. It takes courage and humility to forgive someoneโ€™s offense but when you ask the Holy Spirit to strengthen you in that area then He most assuredly will! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Grudges can separate even the closest of friends and how much more a marriage relationship. The enemy thrives on it and will use it to build these massive walls within a marriage. So instead let us learn to be quick to forgive, to not dwell on how the other person hurt or offended us but to dwell on the Lords word and His ways; using the opportunity to lay it at the feet of Jesus so that we may learn from Him and so that He may give us the grace we need for our spouses. Forgiveness; it will cause our marriages to flourish and will make LOVE to win every.single.time.โค๏ธ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Sundayโ€™s best with my little Linus along with a magical sunset you canโ€™t really see in this pic โœจ Did anyone else see it!? It was just amazing๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Itโ€™s that time of year again!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Im making my annual homemade 4oz organic beeswax candles and they are now for SALE for $5 each! (Extra if you need it shipped ๐Ÿ˜Š). If youโ€™re interested comment below or message me! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Give the gift of wellness this season!!๐ŸŒฟWould make such adorable holiday presents for friends and family โค๏ธ โค๏ธโค๏ธ Did you know that the bright flame of a beeswax candle produces the same beautiful light spectrum as the sun? As the candle burns, negative ions are emitted that clean the air and, in turn, invigorate the body! โœจ

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Smothering him in kisses is my favorite thing to do ๐Ÿ’™ Who else smothers their children? ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

j o A n n a๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ (@thesongbirdjoey)

Starting our first day of November morning right. Nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread and coffee in the morning. Can you think of a more heavenly scent? ๐Ÿ˜Œ Also, if you havenโ€™t yet, check out my October Favorites on The Songbird Joey site! Iโ€™ve rounded up my fav products and fashion items for this month so head to the link in my bio to view๐Ÿ’™ Happy first day of November!!
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