Ginormous decaf mocha lattes. I almost always get this every time I go to @mimiscafe . You can’t beat that overflowing whipped cream that drips along the sides What’s your favorite drink to order when your out? Coffee, juice, tea?
LAZY MORNINGS with my favorites Ready to spend lots of time together. My husband got a new job this week and it’s been rough on me to say the least. He worked a 15 hour shift for two days straight. I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty down about it yesterday. I don’t know how you wives do it with your husbands being away for weeks! I couldn’t even stand him being gone for 15 hours but at least he came home...Definitely gave me a heart for you ladies out there with hard working husbands who are gone most the time. Even though I know my situation doesn’t compare I feel like it gave me a little taste of that feeling. BUT the bright side is, I’m thankful for three day weekends he’ll be getting to hang with us. #morningslikethese#thelittlethings#familytime#thehappynow#momentsofmine#bestillmyheart#findthejoy#mytinymoments#forthelove
Hang drying a couple roses my hubbs got me for Valentine’s Day I love re-using the petals to create my homemade bath salts. It adds to a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere! Who else loves floating flowers while they soak? ♀️
THE TRUTH: I’ve always loved putting pieces together and making looks my own. But you would have never known that from meeting me before social media. I was always more to myself, never wanting to “compete” with anyone or make others think I was “conceited” or “into” myself. I wanted to be “humble” and not wear makeup or do pretty things because I didn’t want other women to think wrongly of me. But I see now how burdensome that was, to not truly be yourself and do the things you have a passion for because you fear man. But can God really use someone who is afraid of others? You would be surprised what verse happens to be in the center of the whole Bible. Psalm 118:8 “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.”
Since joining this platform I’ve come to be SO inspired by other confident women who have a love for clothing and sharing their favorites with others. I’ve come to establish some amazing friendships that I would have never made if I were still in that fearful bubble. The Lord has taught me to be fearless and He continues to teach me that concept of being bold, confident, and brave. I am so beyond grateful that the Lord brought me out of fearing what others think of me and graciously moved me into His marvelous light, to give me an opportunity to connect with other beautiful, amazing, fearless women. You never know how God can use you if you just step out in faith and live passionately for Him with what he’s put inside your heart, those things that you love and are drawn to. In whatever you do shine brightly for Him and watch Him do the Incredible
P.S. If you haven’t seen my latest blogpost yet, head to the link in my bio to read all the details on my current favorite pair of jeans!
HIGH WAISTED JEANS: you know how I shared in my stories last week about a pair of high waiteds I received from a store I shall not mention? Lol well I returned them and took a visit somewhere else to find the perfect pair, and guess what? I DID! I have found the ones that my soul loveth! So excited to share with you all the details in my newest blogpost Head to the link in my bio to hear all the good things!!!!!
MINISTRY: As I saw my husband being led to minister to a random stranger today it got me mulling over some thoughts. Ministry can happen everywhere. Ministry isn’t confined in the four walls of a church, it’s out there and it’s waiting to be met. We need to be ready and we need to be willing. But, we should never feel burdened or pressured by others to do so and we should never make others feel that way either. Ministry is about being led by Jesus and Jesus alone. It can be sharing with someone, praying for someone, or simply giving to someone in need. “Silver and gold have I none” that verse can be easily twisted to make others feel pressured into “I can’t just give money to someone without sharing the gospel or praying for them”. That’s so wrong. Sometimes the Lord only puts it on your heart to give. SO GIVE. Sometimes he says pray, SO PRAY, sometimes he says share what I’ve done for them, SO SHARE. BE LED. Be led by the Lord and welcome EVERYONE. You never know if you might be entertaining angels Hebrews 13:12. So my encouragement to you is don’t feel pressured by others on the “right” way to love on people. It doesn’t have to be an overly spiritual act. Could be simple as giving someone a dollar, a track, buying someone food. Just be led by the Lord and have faith that He will move you in a very natural way. His Spirit is Living and breathing inside of you and we can trust that
Friend, You have my heart till the end of time and I love loving you my forever Valentine.
“I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself but what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you so lovingly bring out.” -Roy Croft
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!! Were waiting for daddy to get home to celebrate so meanwhile here we are snuggled up on the bed watching movies So blessed to have two Valentine’s in my life to love on and this little guy is one of them! To hear him call me mama, lift his arms to me to hold him, runs to me so I can kiss his booboos, helps me put dishes away and do laundry, just warms my mama heart to pieces!! He already has my heart so much and he’s not even two yet! Feeling oh so blessed!! Super excited for today and I’m already LOVING all your photos here on Instagram!! Such a lovely day to celebrate! Be blessed my friends!!
See that face? That’s the face of being sick for the billionth time Hoping to get over this one as quickly as possible! Had Thieves essential oil diffusing last night and constantly rolling his immune boosting serum all over his little feet and chest so we should be kicking it’s butt in no time! Also, Linus found a pink marker, who knows where, the evidence seems untraceable, (this kid is getting good) and decided his outfit needed some color ♀️♀️
BE INTENTIONAL. What does that even mean? Intentional means to do on purpose, to make deliberate, calculated, willful, studied, and conscious decisions. Are we being intentional in our day to day? We know that success in anything we put our hearts to comes from being purposeful and planning out strategical steps. As a business owner I’m learning this time and time again the importance of being purposeful and intentional about my every move. There is so much fruit in that kind of activity and anyone who is successful in any business will tell you the same. BUT let me ask you, how is your “success” in walking with Jesus? How is our relationship with our God on a day to day basis? Are we being intentional in cultivating that relationship? I’ve been learning this ALSO. As life gets busier, as mom life steps in and wife life takes over Ive learned to be more intentional about my time with Jesus. I HAVE to plan, I have to make the time to spend in my word and get alone with God because if I don’t I WILL get caught up in the busy-ness of life. So, I get up an hour and a half earlier, or I’ll go to sleep later. Do plans sometimes not work out? Of course! So don’t grow discouraged when they don’t and be open to how the Lord wants to minister to you in your day! But learn to be intentional, willing, and purposeful in getting alone with the Lord. He will bless that intention. He is the root and foundation of any other success you will ever have. The greatest examples to me of success are those who have been intentional in what they do including having made the most high God their priority. THATS how I know the Lord is in it and THATS how I know He is the foundation of their success, and when the Lord is the foundation then your house will never move. You will be immovable because you built your house, your business, your family, your marriage, your whole life on The Rock!! The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:25
THERE IS HOPE FOR YOU. Whoever is reading this, whoever needs to know that this too shall pass, there is hope! Breakthrough is coming. Don’t let the enemy rob you of that truth and don’t let yourself keep you from trusting the One who gives that hope. You’ll be standing strong, head held high, soon, trust me. We serve a mighty God who loves and ever lives to intercede for us!! Keep on hoping and keep on believing that God CAN and WILL do the impossible, that He lives to show us His mighty strength!! He will pull through like He has in the past because God is still the God of old, parting seas and bringing the dead to life. He can part the way for you, He can raise anything that’s been dead and make it alive. He can restore what the locusts have eaten and He will make you to come ALIVE. And though you may feel weary now you will feel stronger and full of life in due time. Trust God and be led by Him. If He puts something in your path don’t ignore it, don’t ignore possible answers for you! God will confirm to your heart the way that you should go. Be open, be ready, and know that with the Lord NOTHING is impossible. “The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net, from the destructive plague. He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you. You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord — my refuge, the Most High — your dwelling place,”
Psalms 91:1, 3-9
Happy Monday friends!! I don’t know about you but I’m excited for valentines week so I’ve been filling our home with bits of pink and red to get the theme going If you haven’t yet, check out my latest blogpost! I’m excited to share some of my favorite makeup products I’m currently loving! Some is even on sale right now and would make amazing Valentine’s Day gifts!! Head to the link in my bio to see the details Hope everyone is having a good Monday so far Who else drinks coffee mid-afternoon?
When your waiting for fedex to deliver a package that you’re ever so excited about anyone else grovel by the door like a dog waiting for its master? On another note it’s been a fairly relaxing Saturday so far which is nice because I feel like we usually run around every weekend. So, boys are sleeping and I’m here waiting for my dang package. What are you up to this fine Saturday?
You know how when you find something just so incredible you can’t help but say in the passionate words of Buddy the Elf, “I’m in Love I’m in Love and I don’t care who knows it!” Welp that’s me riiigghtt noooww! Current makeup favs on the blog!! Head there to see why I’m so obsessed with these products and head to the bottom of the post to get your hands on some! direct link in bio! What are your current fav makeup products right now?
January is coming to an end and a new month will begin! February, one of my favorite months that consists of one of my favorite holidays, Valentines day February is the love month and what a beautiful excuse to love on those around us and display our affections to the ones we care about. Should we be doing that every month? Of course! But honestly, we were created to celebrate things and why not celebrate such a beautiful concept, LOVE. So as we go into this month don’t see it as another way for America to “take your money” but see it as an opportunity to give to those that matter to you without expecting anything back. It is better to give then to receive and I think that is a real test of our hearts; a test of our humility and our humanity. Be generous and be kind and let others feel the Love or Christ through your generosity. It is the love of Christ that compels us is it not? It is the love of God that leads us to repentance. Celebrate that! In whatever way the Lord leads you to display that to someone display it in a genuine way. It doesn’t even have to be anything extravagant or costly but could be something as simple as a handwritten note sharing how much you care about them, a surprise breakfast with their favorite pancakes, or a sentimental gift you think would take their breath away; whatever you come up with make it from the heart and bless the ones the Lord has physically put around YOU because He put them there so that He can bless YOU with their presence. Those people deserve a little extra I think! May this be a month that you can just love on them with all you got! Blessings my friends and enjoy your last day of January! #morningswithjoanna
The Lord can show up in your life in so many ways. Sometimes He will show up in the MOST amazing spiritual way and sometimes He shows up in the MOST practical of ways. In the past couple of years He’s been teaching me the latter. Not everything is going to be a spiritual experience or a miraculous sign, but sometimes it will be very practical, down to earth revelations!! All I really knew before was the spiritual side of God showing up so when I had sought the Lord through my health issues last year I expected some grand entrance from Him like before. I even asked Him”Lord why won’t you meet me the same way you used to? And He responded “things don’t happen the same way twice my dearest. Just trust me.” He decided to take another route and He showed me a side of Him that I’ve never truly allowed myself to experience, a side full of basic truth and practical love that reveals itself in the MOST down to earth ways. I was truly humbled. You don’t need a crazy miraculous spiritual experience to know God or feel Him . Sometimes you just need to know He is there through the simple things. Don’t let those simple things go over your head because they are a sure sign to you of God’s goodness!! Appreciate His practical love around you. The sun that rises to greet you every morning, the plants of the earth that show the beauty and intricacies of God, the way you hold your babies when their sick or afraid knowing that that’s how the Lord holds you; we need to see the overflowing love of God in the beauty that’s already surrounding us!! Sometimes it might not be a miracle, it might just be something as simple as a hug, but aren’t those our little miracles everyday anyways? And I think that’s the point of it all. Miracles are all around us. Even the fact that you woke up breathing this morning is a miracle because many people don’t. That means there is still purpose in your lungs and a calling for your soul to live out God’s intentions for you. Let God love you through the little things and trust me, your life will never be the same #morningswithjoanna
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All that matters is what the Lord thinks of you. My friends, He is the one to please, He is the one to put all your hopes and dreams in because He created you with these hopes and dreams! If you’ve been given a gift, a talent, a passion, a desire for something out of the “ordinary” then go for it!! Go for what the Lord has physically placed on your heart to do and let him live His love and light through you! Despite the rolling eyes and the mouths that never cease, all that matters is what the Lord says of you and how He looks upon your life. He see’s the cares you have in your heart, He’s enthralled by the passions that are deep within your soul because He knows that those things can be used to bring Him honor. Use all your dreams to please Him and point people back to their Creator! Those who want to run with you on your journey will come alongside you and those who are critical of it will fall by the wayside. Run YOUR race because what is set before you is glory, honor, and power from the One who has called you and He will equip you with all that you need to finish! “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
Had a friend over this morning and this little booty was a real chatter box! It’s always a treat seeing him interact with other people. Having conversation, asking questions, and saying who knows what. Not to mention his troublemaking skills; going into purses and taking any phones or keys in sight. Good thing I have such patient friends who love him.