“In my reflection is His (Jesus’) perfection.” That’s exactly how I state it in my walk confidently message I teach/preach/share.... yet sure enough, it’s the very message I need for ME!! Last Friday (at the end of our family vacation) I got the results that both spots on my face came back basal cell carcinoma (bcc skin cancer)...... again. It’s DEFINITELY the best cancer to have because it’s such an easy fix..... yet it leaves a scar on MY FACE! And psssst..... this is not fun for me. I met this new dermatologist who went over the results and how we can #1 remove both cancer spots with mohs surgery and #2 get rid of the large scar from the previous cancer removal. .... Looks like I’m getting some plastic surgery! 🤪 Needless to say, this isn’t easy for me. I can laugh through it yet when I think about the last procedure, I begin to sob. It’s just so unknown. All of it. The doctor continues to look at the chest scar, the ear scar (yes, I’ve had about 5 surgeries for skin cancer so far), he says “well.... you don’t heal well.” 🤣😂 Oh .... YOURE TELLING ME!!! I continued to share with him my first heartache, then the time I didnt get picked for the school play,..... I’m joking I’m joking..... But that didn’t sit well with me .... “You don’t heal well.” 🤣🤪☺️😜😡🥺😫😔😥🙄 Those were just some of the emotions I felt today. And I’m here to make a public announcement that I’ll be okay. 🥰My face may not always look the same but one thing is for sure, I’ll continue to mature and grow stronger through these outward scars (and inward ones too). God is always faithful. But sometimes He just has to hold me through it while I ebb and flow. Because seriously..... in the scope of life and eternity, this isn’t a big deal. It makes me having cellulite all that less of a big deal! 💁‍♀️ And hey..... I already have my hot hubby! (Ummmmmm...... this was what Robert told me during the first surgery! 🤣😂 man oh man I married well!!) So yes... this is a vain post about my face but of course, there are many deeper fears this triggers in me. He is faithful though. Always. I’m reminding myself of this. And maybe it will encourage you too... 😘
Family Vacation 2019 off to a great start! #sandiegocitypass #myhusbandisagenius
Just came in the mail! I’m ready @tiffdooley!! I LOVE books that make me think.... and I love these authors so....... I. Am. Ready! 👏👩‍🏫 anyone else read this?! #alwaysgrowing #alwayslearning
Whatever we need, Jesus has it.⠀ ⠀ A direction.⠀ ⠀ Advice.⠀ ⠀ Insight.⠀ ⠀ Love.⠀ ⠀ Acceptance.⠀ ⠀ Validation.⠀ ⠀ Encouragement.⠀ ⠀ Healing.⠀ ⠀ Forgiveness.⠀ ⠀ Ideas.⠀ ⠀ Revival.⠀ ⠀ Energy.⠀ ⠀ Jesus has it.⠀ ⠀ And he says today “I AM WILLING.”⠀ ⠀ I get it though... we read this and hesitate. And then we doubt. ⠀ ⠀ Because the truth is that most all of us have experienced one or many times of disappointment.⠀ ⠀ Maybe we asked Jesus for something and we didn’t see it. ⠀ ⠀ I get it.⠀ ⠀ So why now, right? ⠀ ⠀ I’m not going to stop asking though. ⠀ ⠀ Let’s not give up building this faith and trust in Him. Trust in the one who says “I AM WILLING.” ⠀ ⠀ Keep asking.⠀ ⠀ Keep going to Him.⠀ ⠀ Maybe we just need to see where He moving, what He is saying, and when it will happen.⠀ ⠀ Jesus and His Word is faithful. ⠀ ⠀ Keep asking! ⠀ ⠀ This story of Jesus encourages me in His Truth & in His heart for us.⠀ ⠀ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>⠀ ⠀ “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.⠀ ⠀ When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and BEGGED him, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’⠀ ⠀ Jesus reaches out his hand and touched the man. ⠀ ⠀ ‘I AM WILLING.’⠀ ⠀ And immediately the leprosy left him.”⠀ ⠀ Luke 5:12-13
My first “MOM-VACATION” has come to an end. Robert got me my first 24 hours away.... alone!!! I’ll share more about what I did and why, later. But just know............... I feel AMAZING right now. I am SO thankful Robert encouraged this and I didnt let my guilt take over. #momvacation #refreshed #meandjesus
Posted @withrepost • @mygodbox Okay... STOP!!! Just please PLEASE tell me how adorable this little man is??!! 🥰🙌⠀ ⠀ If you take a look closely at his Event 239 card, you’ll see one incredible illustration of this powerful event! ⠀ ⠀ I’m thinking he has an illustration skill! Right?! 👏👏👏⠀ ⠀ This warms our hearts, as the kids and I choose 5 powerful minutes of each night to open the Bible and be intentional about seeking God. ⠀ ⠀ We know so many of you are following along and doing one or more of your cards, but when we SEE it!! It encourages us!! Yaaaaay!!!! ⠀ ⠀ So thank you!!! ⠀ ⠀ And a big yaaaay to his mom/parents for choosing those same 5 minutes a night! ⠀ ⠀ We don’t have to be perfect parents but intentional, right?! Whew! Huge relief! Lol⠀ ⠀ Thank you Lord for building a tribe of warriors for You and Your glory!! ⠀ ⠀ May you find us parents as faithful in those small but mighty moments as Moses’ parents were. 🙌⠀ ⠀ ***********⠀ ⠀ Update: We just finished the last 4 nights reading event 239.... “Jesus coming back to life on the third day!” ⠀ ⠀ And tonight, it’s event 240!!!! Join along with us! ⠀ ⠀ #disciplingkids #kingdomkids #spiritualgrowth #followingJesus #readingTruth #makingthemostof5minutes #parentswholead #simplenotcomokicated⠀ #nevertooyoungtodraw #nevertoooldtodraw #myGodbox⠀ #notaboxbutamovement⠀ #newburypark⠀ #easter #bible #kidsreadTruth #smallmomentsbigimpact #easter #kidsdevotions #kidswhoseekGod #bedtimebible ⠀
I had to share. So good, right?! Growth mindset vs fixed mindset. There’s hope! Skills are things you can LEARN & GROW in! Yay!! 🥰🙌💕 And obviously, I think Jesus would agree (meaning.... this would line up with the core belief of Scripture in the Word of God).... how great is that?!! 🙌 with Christ all things are possible. We aren’t required to have complete confidence but we can grow into who He has created us to be and alllll the potential WE are gifted with! Not the potential others want us to be or we see in others but who WE are to be. #youbeyou #yourebeautiful #itsbettertobeme #confidenceinchrist #stayinmylane
1) firefighting uniform (with whistle) ✅ 2) bike helmet ✅ 3) mom’s old phone ✅ We’re set for a great day! 🥰
My heart is so full. Easter 2019. 🥰
Guys!!!! I’m SO excited to launch @mygodbox tomorrow @npfcc_kids!! I’m getting all these FREEBIE “One Story” cards ready for each family! My goodness, if my heart can find its sweet spot, it’s to help parents & kids understand the Bible, grow in God, and thrive in life!!! Be still my heart.... and look at the OLDER kid version too!! LOVE those graphics of the writers “Matthew, mark, Luke & John”!!!! If you’re looking for a place to attend Easter service, join along @encounternp! #npfcc #newburypark #easter #bibleproject #kidsreadTruth #readingthebible
My morning formula. 📜 my Bible + me 💁‍♀️ = my POTENTIAL me! • • • My Instagram highlights share how and why I read my Bible each morning. It’s not because I’m Holy or super religious but it’s because I really like God and I found our relationship to be the safest and most close (intimate) and He always has my best at hand. He has yours too!! • • I need Him to change my “current state”.... I need that “trade transaction” to take place each morning. Yesterday and today was all about being “weary” and “tired” and His Word says, actually it PROMISES us, that we can HOPE in Him and He will give us strength, power, we can run, walk, and learn from Him. That’s some good stuff! • • We don’t have to FEEL it to believe it. We read the promise, trade it with our limiting belief and we stand on His Word and on His promises and watch Him show up in our day. • One day at a time, right?! Matthew 11:28-30 Isaiah 40:28-31
Beach days are a complete sacrifice for me. I know. Weird. Right?! I’m being 1,000% serious here. With three kids, I have LEARNED to love the beach. With the sand, sun, and endless waves, you’d think it’s total freedom for me. Ummm. No. To me I see drowning, insecurity in bathing suits, skin cancer, sand in every nook and cranny ... and .... well.... I’ll stop there. My goodness! I sound like a basket case! 😂 well, Jesus... and Dr. Sack (thank you “thinking tools”), have helped me immensely with walking through my fears to get to a place of freedom. Oh. And the car ride there. NOT a fan of cliffs or windy roads. Haha haha! Man oh man. Good thing I havent stopped learning and growing. All that said. We had such an amazing time today at the beach. So so beautiful! Three dolphins. Sand. The beauty of waves. Blue skies. And giggles that echoed the waves. So beautiful. I’m so glad God sees us in our fears and asks us to walk with Him and trust Him... right?! At least my kiddos thank me. P.s. i was still in a sweatshirt (bc it was freezing to me AND I’m a skin cancer magnet) but I was there!! 👏🙌👏🙌🥰🦋☀️🌊