Like many women, I’d struggled with a flawed perception of myself. My sense of identity and worth were dependent on the wrong things… If I sensed I wasn’t measuring up, I kicked into either withdrawl mode or fix-it mode. – Lysa Terkeurst Made To Crave
My gym, my office, my new sanctuary, my quiet time space. My little blessing this side of heaven!!! I remember when my husband and I were just dating (nearly 18 years ago) and he asked me what I wanted in life. I told him I didn’t want much, just not to live in the ghetto or projects anymore. I told him I just didn’t want to argue about stupid stuff or walk on eggshells afraid to breathe because it might disturb someone or something. I told him I just wanted to know that we wouldn’t have to fear getting our lights turned off or where our next meal was coming from. I told him I wanted to know that whoever I married would accept me for me, love me unconditionally and grow old with me, to work through the hard stuff but love big and laugh and enjoy life to the fullest.
We have this life. This blessed life, modestly amazing, beautiful, full of hope & Christ’s love. We GET TO move everyday – that’s God’s grace. He loves me enough to pull me out of every funk I put myself in – BECAUSE He loves me too much to leave me. I have the freedom to spend time with my kids, literally move to the rhythm of grace touching hearts and souls sharing this God stuff with the world. I GET TO enjoy life. I choose to embrace the valley detours & the mountaintops as transformations!
Setting my #FOCUS to live each day as a broken-made-beautiful vessel; carrying the love & light of Christ as proof that He heard beyond my prayers; that He chose me to be a conduit to connect others to His promise of redemption and reconciliation which is ready to be poured into every soul that will receive it!
My MomSanitySisterhood Word Of The Week is #peace because, Flexible people don’t get bent outta shape.
Define your week by obedience, not by a number on the scale – Made To Crave Making Peace with the Realities Of My Body
Be A Difference Maker.
This morning I heard the new #NeedToBreathe song “Difference Maker” & my heart screamed out with such freedom.
I want to be a difference maker, I don’t wanna just be inspiring. I want to be one of those moving and being not just doing & talking.
When the lights go out & no one sees I want my light to still be on. I don’t want to just thump my bible, quoting scripture I want my life to be a living breathing example that Jesus is alive and He lives in me and my hands are His, my work is His work, my words are breathed on by Him!
I want to be the one defeating death, feeding faith, starving doubt and living the truth that God calls me friend! I will not be one of those who shrinks back (Hebrews 10:39) at the first sign of adversity but I will #shieldup and #BeBrave I just want to speak & live from my heart which hasn’t always been easy for me.
I’ve found so much freedom in Christ recently and it’s like the caged bird is now free! I am a work in progress, clay in the potters hand!
Without comparison I am yielding to the truth of Philippians 2:13 ⚓️ for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, (Philippians 2:13-15 ESV)
Food can fill our stomachs but never our souls. Possessions can fill our houses but never our hearts. Sex can fill our nights but never our hunger for love. Children can fill our days but never our identities. Jesus wants us to know only He can fill us and truly satisfy us. – Made To Crave Growing Closer To God
The formula for doing something different?
Easy -to – do Fitness + Common-Sense Nutrition + Real-Accountability & Support = YOUR BEST/Success.
This particular season I used the PiYo program and plant based protein. The PiYo program prides itself on being a well rounded fitness plan that helps you carve an intensely defined physique—without jumps, without weights, and without straining your joints. Using your body weight, you’ll perform low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga.
The result? Long, lean muscles, a firm backside, and tight, flat, tummy. With PiYo, you’ll work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of your body. And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, you’ll burn crazy calories while you’re at it.
Ready to move in the direction of your new focus?
GOD IS IN EVERYTHING CONFERENCE!!!
Seasons come & seasons go but His word remains!
God is in EVERYTHING!!!
Let’s not just talk about let’s move like we believe it! Join me & my sisters at the God In Everything women’s conference as we embrace this truth and anchor our souls!