Out of context, this looks hilarious! 👽 No, our campers aren’t about to be beamed up by a UFO 🛸They’re just soaking in the simple pleasure of water spray on a hot summer’s day 💦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lol#welovecamp#lakids#campwildfolk#gowild
I was in the car with my mom and Nora yesterday running some errands. I asked Nora to do something and she gave me a sassy answer in return. My mom started laughing and I said, "let me guess, she sounded like me as a little girl?" Oh man, this girl knows how to push buttons and honestly, I remember being that way when I was her age! It's crazy when things come full circle and I have to find the humor in it. As frustrating as moments can be, she also makes me laugh the hardest! Her spirit is so vibrant and it makes me want to be around her, to listen to all the great things she has to say. The other day she said, "Mommy, there are so many lovely things to see if you take the time to see it." Nora, I hope to always slow down when I'm with you and find joy in every moment.
One of my current favorite passages of Scripture comes right after the famous Romans 3:23. . Verse 26 says that He is both just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. . God never changes. He’s just. He makes things right and I was not right. But God forgave me all my trespasses; He canceled my record of debt (Col. 2:12-14). And now, because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, His justice means I’m forgiven when I confess sins (1 John 1:9). . He is just and I am justified all because of Jesus. There was nothing He was unwilling to do to redeem me and I can stand uncondemned (Rom. 8:1) and free from judgment (John 5:24). . That is good news on a Tuesday or a Sunday afternoon or a Friday night. That’s good news that never expires or runs out. That’s good news that compels me to tell the world of that same gift. God took care of the problem of sin Himself because no one else could.
National Daughter Day|| Ok someone just told me it was National show your daughter some love day...well that is ironic because she and I just spent a mommy daughter day at the lake yesterday and did an impromptu phototshoot! This dramatic, emotional, spunky yet shy and super duper sweet kiddo here has stolen my heart over and over and over again. I am so happy with this little girl in my life I don't know what I was thinking when I said I wanted a boy LOL! Happy national Daughter Day!
This summer I was asked to paint a safe space for children in the local Courthouse by our amazing Commonwealth Attorney and with the help of a community grant. . This space is meant to provide some comfort to children that have been physically or sexually abused and are at the Courthouse to be interviewed or to testify in court. When approached with the idea, I couldn't think of a better reason to paint, or a better way to spend two days. I tried to make the room happy with smiling fish and sea horses, and calm with soft colors. Every layer that was added to this room made me happy for the transformation, but sad for the purpose of this space. I hope this makes something so heavy feel even just a little bit lighter. ❤️
It’s the greatest feeling to know that the work you are doing allows you to use your gifts, challenges you to grow, is aligned with your purpose and vision, and rewards you with the income you desire. . I used to get SO frustrated with myself for losing motivation. I wondered why I lost interest in jobs so quickly. Why I couldn’t stand the thought of a “normal” job. Why I was considered entitled because I wanted more than what I saw around me. . I wondered what was wrong with me for a long time. I knew in my soul that I wasn’t lazy, but I let that thought kill my self-esteem. . The truth was that I hadn’t been listening to my calling. I pushed myself to do what I thought I SHOULD do. . I worked at jobs within broken systems. I followed bosses who weren’t leaders. I took jobs that I never wanted to keep. . I could not figure out why I had lost the desire to work and it was devastating. . I’ve heard similar stories many times - people disillusioned by their career choices, finding out that their college degree wasn’t actually worth the debt, that what they thought they enjoyed doing led to burnout and stress. . I know you want to work hard, but you want your work to be fulfilling, creative, challenging, and you want to KNOW that you aren’t wasting your time or your life. . I want to tell you that it is possible! . I have a process that helps people combine their natural gifts, skills & desires into a rewarding, profitable business. . The secret is being honest, decisive, and taking action in the right direction. Don’t let your job, your boss, your paycheck, or your debt determine your self-worth. You are a unique individual and you have amazing gifts to share with the world. . Have you found work worth doing? Have your listened to your calling and taken action? . If not, what would help you do that?