We set our alarms for an ungodly hour of the morning, eager to get away. the plan was to take an rv up into the mountains to celebrate my hubby's 36th 👴🏻🎂 hiking, kayaking, exploring the outdoors, the same mountains jon grew up visiting - we couldn't wait.
by the time we were out of la, it hit us. we were most definitely getting sick.
no biggie. i brought my jug of colloidal silver and an array of oils. we got this 💪🙅♀️😷 but we really didn't. no home remedy was a match for this head cold. i've always feared being sick on a camping trip, i mean, everything is already 100 times harder in high altitudes and dirt. but it really wasn't that bad. as my husband pointed out, what better place to be forced to rest than in the forest, with views of a nearby lake?
and our kiddos were awesome, and mostly patient, with their bump-on-a-log invalid parents. they read books, road their bikes, went down to the lake, and got ice cream at camp while we rested. (camping tip: bring walkie talkies. it makes allowing kids to explore less frightening for us parents... "i haven't heard from you in a while, have you been eaten?" "no mama, we're just loading up on junk food at the snack shack" 😬🐻🌲)
the two of them snapped this selfie for me while they were hiking up a creek and i love it so 💛 #childhoodunplugged#bigkidsareawesome
I turned 25 yesterday!!! (or 52, according to my kids) 🎈 almost cried during house time singing this song (which became very, very dear to me in the training): “jesus, fountain of my days, / well-spring of my heart's delight, / brightness of my morning rays, / solace of my hours of night; / _when i see thee, i arise_ / to the hope of cloudless skies. / oh, how weary were the years / ere thy form to me was known; / oh, how gloomy were the fears / when i _seemed_ to be alone; / i despaired the storm to brave / till thy footprints touched the wave. / but thy presence on the deep / calmed the pulses of the sea, / and the waters _sank to sleep_ / in the rest of _seeing thee_; / and my once rebellious will / heard the mandate, _peace, be still!_ / now thy will and mine are one, / heart in heart, and hand in hand; / all the clouds have touched the sun, / and the ships have reached the land; / for thy love has said to me, / no more night! and no more sea!” this year, i have only one wish and one hope: to gain him. if there’s anything i’ve learned over the years, it’s that putting hope or expectation in anything other than him will result in disappointment, heartbreak, and heartache. so this year, i’m praying psalm 73:25 in faith, again and again, “whom do i have in heaven but you? and besides you there is nothing i desire on earth.” my prayer is that i would not care for anything except god and gaining him. and that in all the situations that are to come, my being would be set on him, and my heart would be pure and single towards him, that he would be able to grow in me without frustration ♡ “when i see thee, i arise / to the hope of cloudless skies.” he is the hope of cloudless skies and he _is_ the cloudless skies. lord, keep my eyes set on you!
Yay!!! did you hear the big news?!?! i am so excited to announce the launch of the imperfect purpose movement.
imperfect purpose™ is a movement, ministry, + community, equipping women like you to strengthen your relationship with the lord by growing deeper in the word and combating the lies of imperfection that keep you from living out your god-given purpose- to make him known. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
it is the what that we do in and with the imperfections of our lives for the good god that he is. a movement that uncovers the abundance that is always in the imperfections because his glory is ever flowing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
imperfect purpose brings you:
-the abundant life guide download
an intentional 3 step pattern and 12 page workbook to uncovering his purpose in the imperfections.
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with practical bible study tools + exclusive workshop opportunities
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like the one you get immediately just for signing up!
it’s my deepest desire to have you as part of this community so we can link arms + rise together boldly and share our stories for his glory. are you ready to embrace your imperfections and make some noise for his kingdom?!? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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stay tuned for part 2 of the movement coming soon!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀
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