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  • On the blog || The Moment I Fell Out of Love 🌿
| Sharing something that's been tugging at my heart lately. Check it out (link in bio) + stay tuned...
  • On the blog || The Moment I Fell Out of Love 🌿 | Sharing something that's been tugging at my heart lately. Check it out (link in bio) + stay tuned for some fun posts coming soon! #AwakeMySoul
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  • We have some news!!! 🌈👶🏻 Coming April 2019 for the Shaw Family!! We are still VERY early in this pregnancy. But as you all know, we are an open ...
  • We have some news!!! 🌈👶🏻 Coming April 2019 for the Shaw Family!! We are still VERY early in this pregnancy. But as you all know, we are an open book and we feel that we need all of our prayer warriors behind us, praying daily for this baby, this pregnancy, and our nerves!! We confirmed everything at the doc today and started the first of LOTS of blood work and ultrasounds. This will be a long road for us and we will be super nervous about every little thing this time around, however, I will be in the best care possible between our OB at St. Vincent’s and our MFM (High Risk Specialist) at UAB. We are fully trusting in God with this pregnancy. That’s really all we can do....put our hope in him. Give our worry and anxiety to him. He is given us another little miracle for a reason...and this precious baby will add so much Hope to Peyton’s story. “For this child, I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” 1 Samuel 1:27 @brettua #beautyfromashes #forthischildwehaveprayed #rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterstillbirth
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  • "Nothing good comes easily. You have to lose things you thought you needed. You have to get over yourself, beyond your past, out from under the wei...
  • "Nothing good comes easily. You have to lose things you thought you needed. You have to get over yourself, beyond your past, out from under the weight of your future. The good stuff never comes when things are easy. We become who we are in these moments. Just past the heartbreak, just past the curse, just past the despair, one day you'll wake up surprised & humbled, staring at something you thought for sure was a curse that has revealed itself to be a blessing - a beautiful, delicate blessing. And I can spend all my soul and all my words on the pain of what happened to me, or I can take this glimmering gift and RUN." -Shauna Niequist #sundayreflections
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  • // today was just eerie. dark and a little depressing. the air quality in the state is worse than Beijing. it smells like a constant campfire while...
  • // today was just eerie. dark and a little depressing. the air quality in the state is worse than Beijing. it smells like a constant campfire while raining ash. but after an intense emergency surgery, my grandma is laughing again ~ the husband just so happen to mention tonight he was officially named one of the top 40 under 40 in the Audio/Video industry today ~ and Charlotte Grace is asleep in her OWN bed 🙌🏻♥️ // i am still continuing to remind myself of the everyday blessings, even in the darkness 💫 // #beautyfromashes #pnwonderland #countingmyblessings
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  • Earlier this week above Shasta lake. They were back burning. Shasta dam on the left. Destructive beauty. I could not watch this with out having con...
  • Earlier this week above Shasta lake. They were back burning. Shasta dam on the left. Destructive beauty. I could not watch this with out having conflicting feelings of awe and wonder and sadness. Though smoke is still in the air our city is on the rise. #reddingstrong #beautyfromashes.
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  • #childreninthesupernatural “When you’re sad, you take the heart of the lion and you walk to Jesus on the throne and ask Jesus to hug. Then you won’...
  • #childreninthesupernatural “When you’re sad, you take the heart of the lion and you walk to Jesus on the throne and ask Jesus to hug. Then you won’t be sad anymore.” - Joy, 4-going-on-5 years old We learn some deep truths from the little ones. To have the purity of a child + the wisdom of a king. P.S. Some people have been asking if Joy is our daughter - she’s not! She is the daughter of our 2 of our @antiochacademy students. Alex & I invest a lot of our time into this young life because we see so much potential in her... and also because she’s just so cute and enjoyable 😊♥️
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  • Depression ( Beauty from Ashes)
by Ashley Buzzard

No windows open , all the doors are closed. Hot tears run down her face, there’s no way out. Ins...
  • Depression ( Beauty from Ashes) by Ashley Buzzard No windows open , all the doors are closed. Hot tears run down her face, there’s no way out. Inside she is screaming and scared , tormented by her own body and mind. Why can’t she be normal, she fights . Taunted by the world around her but can’t find a way out, when will it stop . She feels empty, her family on the outside of her life. They tell her do this or that and she will feel better ,Nothing helps. Trapped in her own body she claws her way out , like a lioness surrounded by fire. As she’s Grasping for a moment of peace from her self , God reaches out and puts out the fire . He made beauty from ashes so he too will restore her burnt soul making it beautiful once again . Like a mountain on fire , there will be trees again making it more beautiful then ever. #depressionhurts #thereisawayoutofthis #sharingmystory #beautyfromashes #godisfaithful
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  • // today was just eerie. dark and a little depressing. the air quality in the state is worse than Beijing. it smells like a constant campfire while...
  • // today was just eerie. dark and a little depressing. the air quality in the state is worse than Beijing. it smells like a constant campfire while raining ash. but after an intense emergency surgery, my grandma is laughing again ~ the husband just so happen to mention tonight he was officially named one of the top 40 under 40 in the Audio/Video industry today ~ and Charlotte Grace is asleep in her OWN bed 🙌🏻♥️ // i am still continuing to remind myself of the everyday blessings, even in the darkness 💫 // #beautyfromashes #pnwonderland #countingmyblessings
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  • ...that mom with the perfect body.
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...that wife with the perfect marriage.
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...that girl with the perfect Instagram feed.
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...that person you e...
  • ...that mom with the perfect body. . ...that wife with the perfect marriage. . ...that girl with the perfect Instagram feed. . ...that person you envy so much it hurts. . What if instead of killing our souls by envying them we started embracing them? . What if you found out that skinny girl actually has cancer and its why she's so thin, would you envy her still? . What if you found out her first husband died when her kids were young and this is marriage #2, blended at its finest with all the challenges that goes with it, would you envy her then? . What if all the seemingly perfect squares are really hiding anxieties, fears, hurts, tears, and a mix of some very unsightly things she's not proud to admit? Would you still envy her then? . Perhaps if we knew the full picture we would stop envying others and start embracing them more, and most importantly, start loving the person God has created us to be. Because friend, we are all more similar than you think and there's not one more important than another. Our gifts may be different, some flashier than others, but no less important. . So give that skinny girl a hug, the married friend a call, and DM the girl you've been envying from afar and tell her how much she's loved by her Creator. Connect instead of dissect. Because she needs to remember His love for her right now, just like you. You are loved just as you are. You don't need to be like anyone else. Just be the you He has created you to be. . #refineandrestore
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  • You can watch from the beach or jump in with your hat on. 💦 
Journey Wisely My Friends, Chelsey 
#HonorThemByLiving
  • You can watch from the beach or jump in with your hat on. 💦 Journey Wisely My Friends, Chelsey #HonorThemByLiving
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  • LOVE❤️...watching my husband marrying this very SPECIAL couple❤️! Met a-lot a wonderful people last night❤️! We had such a great time in the PRESEN...
  • LOVE❤️...watching my husband marrying this very SPECIAL couple❤️! Met a-lot a wonderful people last night❤️! We had such a great time in the PRESENCE of God & People❤️!
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  • She was inside me all along.
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Buried beneath the self-doubt, the fear of failure, the insecurities... she was in there.
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If you peel back the y...
  • She was inside me all along. ⠀⠀ Buried beneath the self-doubt, the fear of failure, the insecurities... she was in there. ⠀⠀ If you peel back the years of damage... beneath the insults, the hurt, the scars— even the ones that were self inflicted. ⠀⠀ ESPECIALLY those ones. 😔 ⠀⠀ She was there. ⠀⠀ Roaring. Begging me to take a chance. Waiting until I would set her free. 🦁 ⠀⠀ It didn’t happen overnight. But slowly I took off my masks 🎭 + let her show her beautiful, courageous face. ⠀⠀ She is strong. She is a fighter. She doesn’t let comparison steal her joy. 👊🏻 ⠀⠀ She has a voice. ⠀⠀ And she no longer apologizes for the way God made her. 🙏🏻❤️ ⠀⠀ And I promise you friends.. she’s here to stay. 💪🏻 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
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  • 👉 Alcoholic father, bi-polar mother, abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, suicide, suicide attempts, courtrooms, treatment centers, blended families, healt...
  • 👉 Alcoholic father, bi-polar mother, abuse, bankruptcy, divorce, suicide, suicide attempts, courtrooms, treatment centers, blended families, health problems, infertility, early menopause.... . Just a few of the things I've experienced in my 45 years and counting. . All have given me a HUGE amount of strength and resiliency and taught me that I can handle ANYTHING life throws at me. . I'd like to hope all of the "crisis" times are in my past with everything I've already been through... but I know now that life doesn't give you what you WANT...it BRINGS you what you NEED. . I needed every one of these things to get to where I am today. I embrace the path that it set out ahead of me and have faith that everything that comes has a purpose. . Your path has a purpose too...have faith. .
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  • Fun weekend of camping!

Family and friends. Sleep, bike rides, swimming, golfing and lots of eating!

I'll be the 1st to admit, I eat what I want ...
  • Fun weekend of camping! Family and friends. Sleep, bike rides, swimming, golfing and lots of eating! I'll be the 1st to admit, I eat what I want during my camping weekends;) So today is reset mode!! Detox the body a little. Felt good to get back to routine even tho I had a super fun weekend filled with laughter! How was your monday? #joelfreemanfitness #beautyfromashes #girlswholift #live #happy #joy #camping #livingareallife
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  • Last night my husband & I had the HONOR of marring a Pastor’s Daughter👰🏻❤️🤵🏻! Such a beautiful & special couple! The Wedding was so BLESSED & B...
  • Last night my husband & I had the HONOR of marring a Pastor’s Daughter👰🏻❤️🤵🏻! Such a beautiful & special couple! The Wedding was so BLESSED & BEAUTIFUL❤️! We had such a wonderful time with this precious family & friends ❤️!
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  • FAILURE is the first step towards SUCCESS!!
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I know that sounds counterintuitive, but honestly, if you NEVER FAIL, that means one of two things......
  • FAILURE is the first step towards SUCCESS!! - I know that sounds counterintuitive, but honestly, if you NEVER FAIL, that means one of two things... - You aren’t really setting ANY GOALS 🤷🏼‍♀️ OR You are setting goals that are TOO LOW ⬇️ - The BEST way to know you are headed for SUCCESS is to set HUGE GOALS!! 🙌🏻🦄 - 🔥 If you SUCCEED, you’ve accomplished something you probably thought you could NEVER achieve, and now you have the CONFIDENCE to continue pursuing BIG DREAMS!!! ✨🌈🔥 💥 If you FAIL, chances are that you still accomplished MORE than you would have if you had set a SMALL, REASONABLE goal!! - ⭐️ Let’s face it, when we KNOW we have a HUGE goal to reach, we generally kick our butt into HIGH GEAR in order to try and REACH IT!! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 👍🏻 But If our goal seems MANAGEABLE, we tend to COAST!! 😴 - When I set out to lose 5 pounds and get toned, I struggled for years to get it off and see results. It never happened!! - When I committed to CHANGE my whole LIFESTYLE by participating in an 80 day challenge group, I LOST ⬇️ 15 pounds and GAINED muscle 💪🏻 I wouldn’t have dreamed was POSSIBLE!! - When I signed up to be a coach, I did it to get a discount 💲on my shakes 🥤 and supplements. I NEVER thought I’d be on the brink of a SECOND 💎 rank advancement, and RAISE in income 💵 in JUST THE LAST 3 months!! 😲 - BIG DREAMS 🌈🦄 become REALITY when we BELIEVE they are POSSIBLE!! 💕⭐️ - AND, when we’re willing to WORK HARD, to ACHIEVE them!! 👊🏻💖🙌🏻 - Wanna BUILD some BIG DREAMS with me?!! I’m looking for 4 people who are willing to WORK for the life they WANT!! People that want to... 💪🏻 Get healthy 🤝 Help others 👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 Build a legacy for their FAMILY 🌱 Grow as a person - Message me for details ♥️💪🏻⭐️
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  • It’s always the classic stain and white lettering that tag at my heart 💜 This is certainly my prayer today
  • It’s always the classic stain and white lettering that tag at my heart 💜 This is certainly my prayer today
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  • Necklace and earrings bundle-$45
Beautiful UpCycled salmon organza with druzy stone, embellished with gold beading. Gorgeous Def Leopard medium dro...
  • Necklace and earrings bundle-$45 Beautiful UpCycled salmon organza with druzy stone, embellished with gold beading. Gorgeous Def Leopard medium drops and flower garden teardrops. Only 1 bundle available. Comment to Claim it
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  • We entering into a new season. We are stepping out in faith without all the answers. We are working towards our dreams, working for our dreams to s...
  • We entering into a new season. We are stepping out in faith without all the answers. We are working towards our dreams, working for our dreams to see if we can get there.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ The hardest part of this journey has been believing God is good. This doesn’t mean God will always give us what we want but that we are free to dream and dream with Him. It doesn’t mean it will all work out but that all good things come from Him. We are gonna work hard to see if we can do what we feel called to do, but even if we don’t get “there,” He is still God and He is still good.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Here’s to dreaming and new adventures. Wanna follow along check out @wildvalleycollective . . What are some things your dreaming about??
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  • SEVEN DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS, DAY 1: Today I’m giving away a $100 shopping spree at my favorite jewelry store, @lfjewelrydesigns . You can find photos o...
  • SEVEN DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS, DAY 1: Today I’m giving away a $100 shopping spree at my favorite jewelry store, @lfjewelrydesigns . You can find photos of some of my favorite pieces on my stories. Lindsay, of LF Jewelry Designs, is a Health Warrior, and for her, making jewelry is a way of turning her attention from her chronic pain to the joy of creating beauty for others. I get asked about my LF jewelry more than any other I own, and I think you’ll love her stuff. Contest limited to US and Canada. . To enter, be sure to do all three steps listed below: . 1) Like this photo . 2) Follow me and @lfjewelrydesigns . 3) Tag a friend. For BONUS entries, you can tag as many extra friends as you want. You'll get one entry per person. . For 3 bonus entries, share this post (be sure to tag me!). For 5 bonus entries, fill out the email form via the link in my bio (it will take you 3 seconds!). For even more ways to get bonus entries, check out the options listed via the link in my bio. I'm running the giveaway on Facebook; feel free to enter there, too! . That’s it! Easy as 1-2-3! The contest closes at 11:45 P.M. Monday, September 3rd, and I will announce the winner on Tuesday, September 4th! . Don’t forget to come back tomorrow evening for our second giveaway! This week I’ll be giving away things for both body and soul! #SevenDaysOfGiveaways #SarahPantherGiveaway
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  • Throwback to my younger days 🙂 Playing around with makeup still love a more natural makeup look every now and then. With a bright lip you can neve...
  • Throwback to my younger days 🙂 Playing around with makeup still love a more natural makeup look every now and then. With a bright lip you can never go wrong💄 Where does my passion for beauty come from? Well... Since I was a little girl I loved makeup, always playing with my mom's makeup, doing hair , painting nails. I've always had a love for beauty things. But my real passion began when I was in High school not feeling like a fit in, always on the side with not the 'cool' group of friends. I was teezed at school and I felt I was 'un noticed' most of my school life... It hit me hard! I just wanted to stand out and be noticed. I was the shy and always blushing when a guy talked to me. I didn't know if I'll ever feel excepted. I didn't know what I was here for, what my talents are I felt lost. I was in a bad relationship where I didn't feel good enough, I wasn't pretty enough. A few years passed and I started to wear more makeup , doing modelling for a while and that boost my confidence. I was starting to feel i belong and people noticed me. I then moved overseas and I met my husband got married had a child and I had postnatal depression after my son. I again , felt miserable, lost, still confused , I felt like I am here for no reason, i was at a much heavier weight and i looked fat, ugly, and all those unworthyness came back from my past , I just wanted to give up! But My faith always got me through. I prayed about it, I layd my fears, doubts and insecuritys at my Saviors feet🙏 and I felt a passion in my heart to go into makeup I just knew this is it. This is what my talent are this is what im good at, what gives my life meaning, what makes me happy , and I just knew I can mean something to someone if they feel unsure of themselves or they need a pick me up look or just want to feel beautiful as they deserve even if it is for one day I'll be able to help them achieve that beauty. 🙂💄 That's why I do what I do and sharing kindness, love and showing their true beauty lies within I just beautify that. Belive that you are beautiful no matter what you look like or what other people tell you, you are enough , You are ' Wonderfully and fearfully made' ❤️
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  • *Mindset Monday*
What mindsets are you practicing this week? What are your mantras?
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Right now mine keep rolling around to seasons and priorities....
  • *Mindset Monday* What mindsets are you practicing this week? What are your mantras? . Right now mine keep rolling around to seasons and priorities. Friends, I'mma be honest there are lots of things not getting done right now that I wish I had either the time or the energy to tackle. . My flower gardens are overgrown in weeds, half my lawn got mowed last week. My bathroom is pretty disgusting and our kitchen table is used more as a final resting place for mail and clutter then for eating. . That said, these things have not been my priorities this month (obviously.) *and I'm FINE with that* Or I'm working on being fine with that. . The truth is, this season I'm in isn't going to last forever, and right now my evenings and weekends are about partnering with my inner creative somehow, making memories with the people I love, and resting enough so I don't get burnt out and depressed. . The truth is, this season I'm in isn't going to last forever, and right now my evenings and weekends are about partnering with my inner creative somehow, making memories with the people I care about.
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  • The lie I struggle with the most is that being a working mom is selfish. Honestly you guys, I STRUGGLE with this one because I know SO many AMAZING...
  • The lie I struggle with the most is that being a working mom is selfish. Honestly you guys, I STRUGGLE with this one because I know SO many AMAZING stay at home mommas and if I’m not careful, I easily become envious of how content they seem to be. BUT, we are not all created equally, and here is what I know to be true for me: God created me with a drive to work. Whether I’m doing that at home with my side business, or in the clinic. I am 💯 💯 when I can pour my efforts and creativity into something tangible and I REALLY like to achieve goals. I also LOVE to be Bradley’s mom—and that will always come first 💙 but I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive. In fact, I know they aren’t. • This past year I was able to scale back my hours at the clinic so I could be home with my boy a little more. At the same time, I dialed up my efforts with my coaching business because I LOVE the work, you guys 😄 it’s flexible, it’s fun, and it’s rewarding...but don’t think for a second it isn’t hard work. I’m super thankful that God led me to a business that has helped me pay off my student loans and be more present at with my son...while still fulfilling that desire to work and contribute to our family. Not to mention the fact that I can do it all from my phone at my kitchen table #momwin • Here’s the thing you guys. I’m actually looking for other hard working friends who want to build up a second stream of income. Stay at home mom, working mom, not a mom yet—doesn’t matter 🙅🏼‍♀️ Anyone who is excited by the opportunity to put in some hard work to build something substantial for yourself and your family. If you’re built like me, I know the thought intrigues you. And if you’re REALLY built like me, you’re being super skeptical right now and will take about 6 months to decide to join me 🤣 let’s skip all that. Let’s DO THIS. Our team is building momentum and were definitely going to end the year on a high note 🙌🏻 We would LOVE to have you join us 💕 you can fill out the link in my bio or comment below if you want to have a no-strings-attached kind of conversation about it 😉
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  • Yesterday was one of those super crazy days. Where anything that could go wrong, did. But at the same time, that’s not what I will remember about t...
  • Yesterday was one of those super crazy days. Where anything that could go wrong, did. But at the same time, that’s not what I will remember about the day. It was a day filled with incredible joy, crazy hard working people who share so freely, good food, epic conversations, hearing the Good News of Jesus again and again, tasting forgiveness in my mouth, some pretty epic kids, and the official beginning of a new chapter as a pastor and his family was welcomed into our church family. #LifeIsNotBoring #BeautyFromAshes #FaithIsMadeWholeInCommunity
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  • I heard a sermon on Sunday about what it means to truly abide in Christ and rest in Him, and the Lord clearly spoke to me about the need for more a...
  • I heard a sermon on Sunday about what it means to truly abide in Christ and rest in Him, and the Lord clearly spoke to me about the need for more abiding and resting in my own life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨I don’t need to try harder.  I need to trust harder.✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I need to lean into Him and allow Him to work out the things that I can’t. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is there something He’s calling you to trust Him with?  Something He’s whispering, “I can take care of that for you if you let Me...”? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I encourage you to let go of it and lean into Him right now!  Don’t keep trying and trying and trying on your own. Trust Him. Lean in. And let go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He’s got you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (By the way, we’re still taking applications if you’d like to be in our online small group and be mentored by myself and Hannah Murphy @seekingharvest !  Check out all the details via the top link in my bio!)
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  • On the blog || The Moment I Fell Out of Love 🌿
| Sharing something that's been tugging at my heart lately. Check it out (link in bio) + stay tuned...
  • On the blog || The Moment I Fell Out of Love 🌿 | Sharing something that's been tugging at my heart lately. Check it out (link in bio) + stay tuned for some fun posts coming soon! #AwakeMySoul
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  • / / Warrior : (especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter / / 
I wish I could tell you that I have it all together. That...
  • / / Warrior : (especially in former times) a brave or experienced soldier or fighter / / I wish I could tell you that I have it all together. That I have this life thing figured out. And often times, I’m told that I do. But here’s the reality of it all.. I experienced being bullied and made fun of. In Jr High I was told I was fat - only for the same person to tell me a few years later how beautiful I was (the other one still sticks). I’ve had my heart broken. I’ve loved through war and the turmoil of his experiences. I’ve survived the deepest pain of losing my love to suicide. I’ve had the finger pointed at me in blame over losing him. I’ve drowned my tears in alcohol, and filled the gaping holes with food. And yet, through every single pain I’ve felt, my warrior heart never stopped fighting for me. She knew life was made for so much more. My family and close friends helped carry me when I was weak, and cheer me on through every step I take on my own. I have people in my life that love me for me. They love my soul. They love my heart. They love my mind. Trust me, I still have plenty of the bullies out there, but they do not and will never define me. I’m learning it all, just like you. My experiences have strengthened me and brought me to where I am today. But please know, you are not alone in this. You, my love, are a warrior too. Keep fighting, don’t give up on you and your beautiful life. The dark days will see light again, I promise. For God created your sweet soul, For Such A Time As This. . . . #warrior #bebrave #fighter #life #love #mentalhealth #beautyfromashes #ptsd #nevergiveup #chooseyou #loveyourself #journey #weightloss #weightlossjourney #heartbreak #healing #plantbased #vegan #carlyjeanlosangeles #believe #loveoneanother #abeautifulmess #lifestyle #armygirlfriend #military #madeformore #forsuchatimeasthis #forsuchatimefit
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  • We have some news!!! 🌈👶🏻 Coming April 2019 for the Shaw Family!! We are still VERY early in this pregnancy. But we know very well that anything ...
  • We have some news!!! 🌈👶🏻 Coming April 2019 for the Shaw Family!! We are still VERY early in this pregnancy. But we know very well that anything can happen at anytime during pregnancy. And as you all know, we are an open book and we feel that we need all of our prayer warriors behind us, praying daily for this baby, this pregnancy, and our nerves!! We confirmed everything at the doc today and started the first of LOTS of blood work and ultrasounds. This will be a long road for us and we will be super nervous about every little thing this time around, however, I will be in the best care possible between our OB at St. Vincent’s and our MFM (High Risk Specialist) at UAB. We are fully trusting in God with this pregnancy. That’s really all we can do....put our hope in him. Give our worry and anxiety to him. He is given us another little miracle for a reason...and this precious baby will add so much Hope to Peyton’s story. “For this child, I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” 1 Samuel 1:27 @brettua #beautyfromashes #forthischildwehaveprayed #rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterstillbirth
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  • You are WORTH it! 
Say it with me! 
YOU ARE WORTH IT!

YOU, yes YOU!

How many times a day do you we as women, wives, mamma’s & friend sacrifice OU...
  • You are WORTH it! Say it with me! YOU ARE WORTH IT! YOU, yes YOU! How many times a day do you we as women, wives, mamma’s & friend sacrifice OURSELVES?!?!🙋🏼 I know I do it every single day......it’s “what we do” We DESERVE to feel our best, body & mind - starting NOW! The ones we love most 💗 deserve that version of us too. So DECIDE NOW and choose YOU.
  • 41 2 13 hours ago
  • We have some news!!! 🌈👶🏻 Coming April 2019 for the Shaw Family!! We are still VERY early in this pregnancy. But as you all know, we are an open ...
  • We have some news!!! 🌈👶🏻 Coming April 2019 for the Shaw Family!! We are still VERY early in this pregnancy. But as you all know, we are an open book and we feel that we need all of our prayer warriors behind us, praying daily for this baby, this pregnancy, and our nerves!! We confirmed everything at the doc today and started the first of LOTS of blood work and ultrasounds. This will be a long road for us and we will be super nervous about every little thing this time around, however, I will be in the best care possible between our OB at St. Vincent’s and our MFM (High Risk Specialist) at UAB. We are fully trusting in God with this pregnancy. That’s really all we can do....put our hope in him. Give our worry and anxiety to him. He is given us another little miracle for a reason...and this precious baby will add so much Hope to Peyton’s story. “For this child, I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.” 1 Samuel 1:27 @brettua #beautyfromashes #forthischildwehaveprayed #rainbowbaby #pregnancyafterstillbirth
  • 218 65 14 hours ago
  • The other night, we drove through a beautiful forest preserve. Our hearts were heavy with a deep sadness and a righteous anger. As we cried out to ...
  • The other night, we drove through a beautiful forest preserve. Our hearts were heavy with a deep sadness and a righteous anger. As we cried out to God, He reminded us that His ways are higher than our ways. That even in suffering and grieving, His relentless passionate love for us holds us steady and grows us strong in all our weakness. Standing underneath some of the most beautiful trees, surrounded by blue skies and warm sunshine, we found a supernatural peace. A healing breeze swirled around us and filled our souls with a joy much deeper than our sorrow. Heaven came down and kissed Earth as we surrendered our emotions to the winds and we filled our lungs with praise. {PSALM 119} "You have set our hearts FREE. We walk about in FREEDOM. You give us HOPE. Our COMFORT in our suffering is this: Your promise PRESERVES our lives. The Earth is filled with your LOVE. You are good, and what you do is good." 💜
  • 24 3 14 hours ago
  • “Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ and to ...
  • “Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. I have given up everything else and count it all as garbage. All I want is Christ and to know that I belong to him. I could not make myself acceptable to God by obeying the Law of Moses. God accepted me simply because of my faith in Christ. All I want is to know Christ and the power that raised him to life. I want to suffer and die as he did, so that somehow I also may be raised to life.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:8-11‬ ‭CEV‬‬ 📷 @charlies_wanderings
  • 86 4 14 hours ago
  • I take a ton of notes in class and during sermons to help me pay attention to what's being taught. If my hands aren't busy, my mind will check out....
  • I take a ton of notes in class and during sermons to help me pay attention to what's being taught. If my hands aren't busy, my mind will check out. While I have a stack of filled up notebooks, I rarely go back through them. This morning, while waiting for a conference call to start, I flipped open this one and it was so very relevant to my day today! While the passage is specifically speaking about wives and husbands, submitting to one another out of reference for Christ is something that all believers should practice. Am I truly seeking to do what's best for the other person? Am I seeking to be right? Or am I seeking that God be glorified? If you keep reading, be careful!! The concept that we are easier to love when we display the Fruit of the Spirit, will step on your toes -- or at least it did mine! Who am I to point a finger at someone else being difficult to love when I fail at most elements of Fruit of the Spirit a majority of the time. Welcome to the Monday reality check! 😂 #mondaymotivation #realitycheck #happymonday #fruitofthespirit
  • 66 3 15 hours ago
  • I’ve been watching my husband navigate a work situation that hasn’t exactly been pretty. Lots of talk yet very little responsibility taken from mos...
  • I’ve been watching my husband navigate a work situation that hasn’t exactly been pretty. Lots of talk yet very little responsibility taken from most of the people involved. Well, today things resolved. It made me think about the little things that go one in my world and heart. My husband handle every aspect of what went on, with grace and strength. It was inspiring to watch. And I’m so thankful he lived it out right in front of so many, because his actions truly spoke to these words above. Justice, Mercy and Humility can be sought in the smallest things to the most important. And seeking these will only lead you to truth and honor.
  • 9 1 16 hours ago
  • “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads ...
  • “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭23‬:‭1‬ ESV) • • • I got a new Bible and am pretty flibbin excited about it😍🙌🏽 (prepare yourselves for aesthetic bible posts)
  • 30 2 17 hours ago
  • REALITY CHECK. // Reflecting on this past week of ministry, I don’t think I fully appreciated in the moment how much the Lord was stretching me. To...
  • REALITY CHECK. // Reflecting on this past week of ministry, I don’t think I fully appreciated in the moment how much the Lord was stretching me. To deal with physical, emotional, and spiritual discomfort. To meet people I normally don’t encounter in my visits to San Diego, and fully embrace them (and all their burdens). To struggle in conflict with my teammates, even to the point of a verbal altercation. But despite all these things, I am all the more grateful for God’s ministry of reconciliation in my life, to bring broken people like me back into relationship. Back into relationship with Him, with those I’ve had conflict with, and with the poor and disenfranchised. Tomorrow begins a new day. Cheers to God bringing me further out of my comfort zone and into a fuller sense of reality. #HOC3xKaleo
  • 264 7 3:18 AM Jul 2, 2018
  • “We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the...
  • “We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by ‘looking unto Jesus.’ • Keep thine eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind. When thou wakest in the morning look to Him; when thou liest down at night look to Him. • Oh! Let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail thee.” - Charles Spurgeon #👀
  • 291 7 2:31 PM Apr 27, 2018
  • "You and I are unavoidably and irreducibly hope-based creatures. We are controlled not how we live now, but what we think will happen later. Christ...
  • "You and I are unavoidably and irreducibly hope-based creatures. We are controlled not how we live now, but what we think will happen later. Christian hope has to do with the ultimate future, not the immediate." - Tim Keller #Perspective #👀 #🎡
  • 246 4 1:43 PM Mar 29, 2018
  • I had an unexpected conversation today with someone that was genuinely uplifting, that made me feel supported and capable of impossible things. I w...
  • I had an unexpected conversation today with someone that was genuinely uplifting, that made me feel supported and capable of impossible things. I won’t lie: I am blessed to frequently have these kinds of interactions with my lovely wife @shordanity, and from time to time, with a beloved brother/sister at church...But what a sweet thing it is to feel encouraged and empowered in a less familiar context - I almost feel like I could spread some imaginary wings and fly. Almost. Reminder to self: Do THIS for more people in your life. #FlyingHigh #👏🏼 #latergram
  • 284 4 10:50 PM Mar 23, 2018
  • S A N C T U S // #⛪️
  • S A N C T U S // #⛪️
  • 219 5 1:01 AM Mar 8, 2018
  • Need to find a way to get back to this view soon 😩... // “By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of a...
  • Need to find a way to get back to this view soon 😩... // “By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas; the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs. You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.” - Ps 65:5-8 (ESV) #Views
  • 238 6 2:32 PM Mar 7, 2018
  • Couldn’t have found a better place to seek refuge from the rain than right here. #☔️ #SoliDeoGloria
  • Couldn’t have found a better place to seek refuge from the rain than right here. #☔️ #SoliDeoGloria
  • 242 10 3:59 PM Mar 3, 2018
  • W I L D C H I L D🌲 // “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and every...
  • W I L D C H I L D🌲 // “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.” - Psalm 96:11-13 #Retreat #latergram
  • 255 6 2:44 PM Feb 20, 2018
  • All the keys to my wife’s heart ♥️ That is, if our impatient little boy doesn’t get to it first! And I’m fairly certain that list is correctly prio...
  • All the keys to my wife’s heart ♥️ That is, if our impatient little boy doesn’t get to it first! And I’m fairly certain that list is correctly prioritized according to @shordanity... #🔑 #EverythingStartsWithB
  • 219 5 1:24 AM Feb 16, 2018
  • Morning light 🌥 // “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” - Psalm 90:14 #goodmorning
  • Morning light 🌥 // “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” - Psalm 90:14 #goodmorning
  • 134 3 4:24 PM Dec 3, 2017
  • R A D I C A L. // “Each cup is a call to significance...because people matter to us.” @cityheightscoffeehouse doing big things in San Diego....Incr...
  • R A D I C A L. // “Each cup is a call to significance...because people matter to us.” @cityheightscoffeehouse doing big things in San Diego....Incredibly proud of what they have already accomplished and so glad we finally got the opportunity to visit and contribute to the cause! @ucsd.iv REPRESENT! #ChangeTheWorld
  • 198 5 1:59 AM Nov 28, 2017
  • Seeking peace in the midst of chaos. 🌾
  • Seeking peace in the midst of chaos. 🌾
  • 181 4 1:37 AM Nov 11, 2017
  • "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God..." (Ps 90:2)...
  • "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God..." (Ps 90:2) 🏜 #GoGColorado
  • 184 6 11:05 PM Sep 19, 2017
  • KAPAYAPAAN // "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither le...
  • KAPAYAPAAN // "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." (John 14:27) #latergram
  • 138 5 3:44 PM Aug 20, 2017
  • Life is messy. Sometimes, it's just more fun when you go along with the mess. #LeviSolomonSoong
  • Life is messy. Sometimes, it's just more fun when you go along with the mess. #LeviSolomonSoong
  • 146 3 4:33 AM Jul 27, 2017
  • Wife and baby are gallivanting elsewhere without me, so it sounds like a perfect opportunity to stir up some trouble on my own... #ButFirstCoffee
  • Wife and baby are gallivanting elsewhere without me, so it sounds like a perfect opportunity to stir up some trouble on my own... #ButFirstCoffee
  • 114 10 11:13 PM Jun 18, 2016