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I’m a strong proponent of giving and receiving grace - from others, for others and for ourselves and our own expectations of ourselves.

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For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
‭‭John‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭
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I’m a strong proponent of giving and receiving grace - from others, for others and for ourselves and our own expectations of ourselves. #Repost  @leadinglovingit with @get_repost ・・・ For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. ‭‭John‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭ #leadingandlovingit 
Forgive even if the apology never happens. “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭NLT
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Forgive even if the apology never happens. “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭NLT #leadingandlovingit 
While reading in my amazing new study I found this! There are days where I feel crushed, and days I feel elated. I’m grateful to have both to create the balance necessary to excel and be who I was created to be! #mynameisvictorious #leadingandlovingit #godsnotdone
While reading in my amazing new study I found this! There are days where I feel crushed, and days I feel elated. I’m grateful to have both to create the balance necessary to excel and be who I was created to be! #mynameisvictorious  #leadingandlovingit  #godsnotdone 
@Regranned from @leadinglovingit -  And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭
#leadingandlovingit - #regrann
@Regranned from @leadinglovingit - And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ #leadingandlovingit  - #regrann 
In the book, The Cure it talks about a crossroads of good intention and grace. Which path will you choose to follow today?  Let's choose grace for ourselves and each other. #leadingandlovingit #thecure
In the book, The Cure it talks about a crossroads of good intention and grace. Which path will you choose to follow today? Let's choose grace for ourselves and each other. #leadingandlovingit  #thecure 
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
‭‭John‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭
#leadingandlovingit
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. ‭‭John‬ ‭1:16‬ ‭ #leadingandlovingit 
Thankful that God loves me and that I can trust Him with my whole heart soul and mind....praying you're blessed by this and that you're encouraged to put your heart/life in God's hands #grateful #fearfullyandwonderfullymade #blessedlife #godisgood #trustgod #humbled #worshiper #rejoyceinthelordalways #answeringthecall #blessedmommy #thesolomongirls #thankful #leadingandlovingit #prayerworks #fervent #godhasmyheart
Without internet, cell phones, or social media, MLK gathered millions from all corners and pockets of the nation and world. Your leadership power lies in your conviction, courage, commitment and connection to others. Holding a vision so big, and speaking to others' hearts. 
Don't give up if you see people aren't responding right away to your message. It takes time to build your platform, refine your ideas (with input from those you lead), and build credibility with your audience, team, and organization.

Many times, people aren't ready for your message. In the beginning, it means going against popular opinion and common understanding. However, there is a fine line and the "us vs. them" debate. You need to have people onboard and engaged, or you become a director, not a leader. Influence and enthusiasm aren’t coercive or manipulative, and they should be handled with care (before they become that)!
You hold the vision, you see things others can't. Your work expands others' #consciousness and realm of possibility. Connecting with your people, helping them make personal connections to a shared vision, holding their perspectives in deep regard, and being articulate are different ways to bring them into a new understanding. 
Reflect on MLK's legacy and make personal connections of how you can lead with your heart in 2018.
Without internet, cell phones, or social media, MLK gathered millions from all corners and pockets of the nation and world. Your leadership power lies in your conviction, courage, commitment and connection to others. Holding a vision so big, and speaking to others' hearts. Don't give up if you see people aren't responding right away to your message. It takes time to build your platform, refine your ideas (with input from those you lead), and build credibility with your audience, team, and organization. Many times, people aren't ready for your message. In the beginning, it means going against popular opinion and common understanding. However, there is a fine line and the "us vs. them" debate. You need to have people onboard and engaged, or you become a director, not a leader. Influence and enthusiasm aren’t coercive or manipulative, and they should be handled with care (before they become that)! You hold the vision, you see things others can't. Your work expands others' #consciousness  and realm of possibility. Connecting with your people, helping them make personal connections to a shared vision, holding their perspectives in deep regard, and being articulate are different ways to bring them into a new understanding. Reflect on MLK's legacy and make personal connections of how you can lead with your heart in 2018.
“The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King Jr. 
#leadingandlovingit #mlkday
For a while, I struggled. ⠀
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I tried to do things...how everybody else was doing them.⠀
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The way I had been told I had to do them.⠀
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And it stressed me out.⠀
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I made myself sick. Literally. I was sick ALL. THE. TIME. last year.⠀
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Finally, I reached a breaking point.⠀
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I called my coach @staceylivestream about a month before my wedding freaking out.⠀
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She basically told me to get a grip.⠀
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She was right.⠀
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I needed to do what felt right to me.⠀
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What was right FOR me.⠀
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I started listening to myself.⠀
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I started doing what I needed to do.⠀
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What I wanted to do.⠀
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Standing up for myself, for what I wanted, that's what made all the difference.⠀
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And it's been amazing.⠀
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For a while, I struggled. ⠀ ⠀ I tried to do things...how everybody else was doing them.⠀ ⠀ The way I had been told I had to do them.⠀ ⠀ And it stressed me out.⠀ ⠀ I made myself sick. Literally. I was sick ALL. THE. TIME. last year.⠀ ⠀ Finally, I reached a breaking point.⠀ ⠀ I called my coach @staceylivestream about a month before my wedding freaking out.⠀ ⠀ She basically told me to get a grip.⠀ ⠀ She was right.⠀ ⠀ I needed to do what felt right to me.⠀ ⠀ What was right FOR me.⠀ ⠀ I started listening to myself.⠀ ⠀ I started doing what I needed to do.⠀ ⠀ What I wanted to do.⠀ ⠀ Standing up for myself, for what I wanted, that's what made all the difference.⠀ ⠀ And it's been amazing.⠀ ⠀
#ILoveMyGroup It was a great morning walking with these ladies, and going through the first session of #MyNameIsVictorious I used to think my name was Lonely #thatsnotmyname Surrounded by friends, sisters, and #framily I claim my new name. #Beloved #centralgroups #leadingandlovingit
If you’re not comfortable with feeling inadequate, you will never experience growth. Who else is doing something you totally don’t know how to do?? I see you! I AM you! 👋🏻 As tempting as it is to WAIT until we know ALL the details, have googled our little fingers off & have it all worked out perfectly, sometimes you just have to begin! Start somewhere! Quit procrastinating! Quit over-thinking. Send the email. Launch the idea. 🚀 Begin. You’ll learn more as you go! 📷 from @luvs3kiddles .
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#propelwomen #womenonamission #leadingandlovingit #shelaughs #therisingtidesociety #imsobloggingthis #graceupongrace #gritandvirtue #christianblogger #faithoverfear #calledtocreate #mamapreneur
If you’re not comfortable with feeling inadequate, you will never experience growth. Who else is doing something you totally don’t know how to do?? I see you! I AM you! 👋🏻 As tempting as it is to WAIT until we know ALL the details, have googled our little fingers off & have it all worked out perfectly, sometimes you just have to begin! Start somewhere! Quit procrastinating! Quit over-thinking. Send the email. Launch the idea. 🚀 Begin. You’ll learn more as you go! 📷 from @luvs3kiddles . . . #propelwomen  #womenonamission  #leadingandlovingit  #shelaughs  #therisingtidesociety  #imsobloggingthis  #graceupongrace  #gritandvirtue  #christianblogger  #faithoverfear  #calledtocreate  #mamapreneur 
#flashbackfriday Remembering sunny days, sweet new friends and bbq at #Re:treat2017
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Central Groups with these lovely ladies! #leadingandlovingit #centralgroups
Get ready to dig deep. Do a little heart excavation. Grab a spade and shovel and really dig into your emotions, old woulds, fears, insecurities, and walls you've built around your heart. Buy My Name is Victorious today! leadingandlovingit.com/mynameisvictorious [link in profile] #mynameisvictorious #leadingandlovingit
Get ready to dig deep. Do a little heart excavation. Grab a spade and shovel and really dig into your emotions, old woulds, fears, insecurities, and walls you've built around your heart. Buy My Name is Victorious today! leadingandlovingit.com/mynameisvictorious [link in profile] #mynameisvictorious  #leadingandlovingit 
God will ALWAYS be with you! “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”” Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT
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God will ALWAYS be with you! “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”” Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT #leadingandlovingit 
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And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭
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#Repost  @leadinglovingit with @get_repost ・・・🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ #leadingandlovingit 
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭
#leadingandlovingit
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ #leadingandlovingit 
Belonging to the God of hope means that in every one of my inadequacies in this life He is able to release a fresh start. 
He pours grace over me when my soul screams from the inside, failure. 
He holds tight when my feet want to run in hurt.

He anchors my soul deep into him when the storms of life feel too great to withstand. 
He breathes air when my lungs have none. 
In my own abilities again and again, I’m unable. 
In Him, our brokenness is displayed as whole.

In Him, there is hope. Mercy. Love. 
In Him, dreams from heartache take flight. 
Broken turns into beauty. 
In Him we Begin Again. 
Friends, know that in all things that feel hopeless - the very small, the big, and the absolutely overwhelming - He says, my dear let me create new.

Get up!! Begin AGAIN!
Belonging to the God of hope means that in every one of my inadequacies in this life He is able to release a fresh start. He pours grace over me when my soul screams from the inside, failure. He holds tight when my feet want to run in hurt. He anchors my soul deep into him when the storms of life feel too great to withstand. He breathes air when my lungs have none. In my own abilities again and again, I’m unable. In Him, our brokenness is displayed as whole. In Him, there is hope. Mercy. Love. In Him, dreams from heartache take flight. Broken turns into beauty. In Him we Begin Again. Friends, know that in all things that feel hopeless - the very small, the big, and the absolutely overwhelming - He says, my dear let me create new. Get up!! Begin AGAIN!
The other day, I was journaling and I was reminded of the armor of God. Typically when I hear messages about this, my thought is, "oh man, here we go again....." But I felt a tug to go read this passage. And WOW. It spoke straight to my heart and my situation. ------
It was a slap in the face reminder that the battles we face are not flesh and blood. There IS a spiritual battle happening all around us. It's easy to overlook that fact and only see the world around us as all there is. ------
I was reminded that in every situation, I must put on ALL of the armor of God. Not just parts of it. When I wake up, I need to put on my armor to face my morning with my son, my husband, and my sister. When I leave the house, I need to put on my armor to face traffic and people I'll be encountering. When I arrive to work at church on Sunday, I need to put on my armor so that my mind is set toward Heavenly things and I can focus on what really matters.
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Imagine what your life would look like in a specific area where you keep struggling if you had your armor on during that moment. How would it be different? How would it be better? Think about that today!
The other day, I was journaling and I was reminded of the armor of God. Typically when I hear messages about this, my thought is, "oh man, here we go again....." But I felt a tug to go read this passage. And WOW. It spoke straight to my heart and my situation. ------ It was a slap in the face reminder that the battles we face are not flesh and blood. There IS a spiritual battle happening all around us. It's easy to overlook that fact and only see the world around us as all there is. ------ I was reminded that in every situation, I must put on ALL of the armor of God. Not just parts of it. When I wake up, I need to put on my armor to face my morning with my son, my husband, and my sister. When I leave the house, I need to put on my armor to face traffic and people I'll be encountering. When I arrive to work at church on Sunday, I need to put on my armor so that my mind is set toward Heavenly things and I can focus on what really matters. ------ Imagine what your life would look like in a specific area where you keep struggling if you had your armor on during that moment. How would it be different? How would it be better? Think about that today!
Experience Village Transformation and Baby Rescue for yourself with the #leadingandlovingit team in Guatemala. Apply to join the Vision Trip now! April 23-27, 2018 leadingandlovingit.com/impact/villagetransformation [link in profile]
Experience Village Transformation and Baby Rescue for yourself with the #leadingandlovingit  team in Guatemala. Apply to join the Vision Trip now! April 23-27, 2018 leadingandlovingit.com/impact/villagetransformation [link in profile]
ConnectLOCAL groups connect pastors’ wives and women in ministry face to face through ConnectLOCAL EVENTS and ConnectLOCAL GROUPS.  Find a group or start your own now. 
http://leadingandlovingit.com/connect/connectlocal [link in bio]
#leadingandlovingit #ConnectLOCAL
ConnectLOCAL groups connect pastors’ wives and women in ministry face to face through ConnectLOCAL EVENTS and ConnectLOCAL GROUPS. Find a group or start your own now. http://leadingandlovingit.com/connect/connectlocal [link in bio] #leadingandlovingit  #ConnectLOCAL 
Stop putting your faith in others. If you want something to happen, YOU have to make it happen.⠀
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YOU CAN!!!⠀
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You've already got what you need to be successful.⠀
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It's just sometimes we forget. ⠀
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Sometimes we get scared.⠀
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Because we listen to other people tell us what we can do, what we can achieve, what we are ready for.⠀
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But why do they get to decide?⠀
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If you want it, you are ready.⠀
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If you are thinking about it, go for it.⠀
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Believe in yourself. ⠀
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You can do this.⠀
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Go make it happen. 👊🏻
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Stop putting your faith in others. If you want something to happen, YOU have to make it happen.⠀ ⠀ And, guess what?⠀ ⠀ YOU CAN!!!⠀ ⠀ You've already got what you need to be successful.⠀ ⠀ It's just sometimes we forget. ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes we get scared.⠀ ⠀ Or we lose our courage.⠀ ⠀ Because we listen to other people tell us what we can do, what we can achieve, what we are ready for.⠀ ⠀ But why do they get to decide?⠀ ⠀ If you want it, you are ready.⠀ ⠀ If you are thinking about it, go for it.⠀ ⠀ Believe in yourself. ⠀ ⠀ You can do this.⠀ ⠀ Go make it happen. 👊🏻 ⠀
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:3‬
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He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭121:3‬ #leadingandlovingit 
I have to say it again. I am so blessed and grateful for the impact that being a part of #centralgroups has had on my life. Because of Groups, I have this girl right here in my life. The girl who I can cry to, the girl who loves my coffee more than Starbucks, the girl who tells me when I’m being ridiculous, and validates me when I’m feeling I’ve been wronged. She’s my 5am friend. My standing Tuesday morning coffee date. I was in a place where i was feeling a little lonely, but then God began to whisper her name to me. If you haven’t experienced Groups, or maybe you just haven’t been around in awhile, come join us. God just may have a 5am friend waiting for you. Women’s Groups are Thursday’s at 9:30am and 6:30pm #lonely #thatsnotmyname #mynameisvictorious #leadingandlovingit
I have to say it again. I am so blessed and grateful for the impact that being a part of #centralgroups  has had on my life. Because of Groups, I have this girl right here in my life. The girl who I can cry to, the girl who loves my coffee more than Starbucks, the girl who tells me when I’m being ridiculous, and validates me when I’m feeling I’ve been wronged. She’s my 5am friend. My standing Tuesday morning coffee date. I was in a place where i was feeling a little lonely, but then God began to whisper her name to me. If you haven’t experienced Groups, or maybe you just haven’t been around in awhile, come join us. God just may have a 5am friend waiting for you. Women’s Groups are Thursday’s at 9:30am and 6:30pm #lonely  #thatsnotmyname  #mynameisvictorious  #leadingandlovingit 
One of my goals this year is to get back to consistent exercise. I have to schedule in the time and be willing to step away from other things that I enjoy. 
Today I was in the middle of working when my husband and daughter came home and said they were going out snowshoeing. They asked if I wanted to go. My inclination was to say, “No, I need to finish working.” But instead, I took a break and got outside and got a great workout in. Plus I got to spend time with my fam!

Reaching goals is not easy. Sometimes it means making hard choices. It means prioritizing and saying no to some things so that you can say yes to what really matters.
One of my goals this year is to get back to consistent exercise. I have to schedule in the time and be willing to step away from other things that I enjoy. Today I was in the middle of working when my husband and daughter came home and said they were going out snowshoeing. They asked if I wanted to go. My inclination was to say, “No, I need to finish working.” But instead, I took a break and got outside and got a great workout in. Plus I got to spend time with my fam! Reaching goals is not easy. Sometimes it means making hard choices. It means prioritizing and saying no to some things so that you can say yes to what really matters.
"Often, we have a mix tape that plays over and over in our minds. We hear voices of playground bullies, abusive parents, mean girls, rude coworkers, gossipy ladies, or the ever-present inner critic. It is time to hit Stop. Time to record a new tape. Time to let a new song ring in our ears. Time to let new lyrics play in our minds." From Not Enough, Day 7 of My Name is Victorious. Buy your copy today leadingandlovingit.com/mynameisvictorious [link in profile] #mynameisvictorious #leadingandlovingit
"Often, we have a mix tape that plays over and over in our minds. We hear voices of playground bullies, abusive parents, mean girls, rude coworkers, gossipy ladies, or the ever-present inner critic. It is time to hit Stop. Time to record a new tape. Time to let a new song ring in our ears. Time to let new lyrics play in our minds." From Not Enough, Day 7 of My Name is Victorious. Buy your copy today leadingandlovingit.com/mynameisvictorious [link in profile] #mynameisvictorious  #leadingandlovingit 
Understand the power of affirmations. They are not quick-fixes, magic pills or wands—they are invitations. Don’t leave them out of your morning routines. Let Sunday be the day you review your affirmations and choose a new one for the week ahead. Share your favorite #affirmation below! Happy #selfcaresunday
Understand the power of affirmations. They are not quick-fixes, magic pills or wands—they are invitations. Don’t leave them out of your morning routines. Let Sunday be the day you review your affirmations and choose a new one for the week ahead. Share your favorite #affirmation  below! Happy #selfcaresunday 
Always take the road less traveled!💯
Always take the road less traveled!💯
☀️ day is the best day! Today my husband starts a new sermon series on the book of John in the Bible. All year long he will preach and dissect the book of John, verse by verse, and I CAN’T WAIT! If you’ve never read the Bible before and would like to begin to this year, John is a good place to start.
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Comment 🙋🏻‍♀️ or 🙋🏻‍♂️ if you’re excited to be attend church this morning!
☀️ day is the best day! Today my husband starts a new sermon series on the book of John in the Bible. All year long he will preach and dissect the book of John, verse by verse, and I CAN’T WAIT! If you’ve never read the Bible before and would like to begin to this year, John is a good place to start. 📖 Comment 🙋🏻‍♀️ or 🙋🏻‍♂️ if you’re excited to be attend church this morning!
What are your friends (or you) doing that you want to tell the world about? TAG them & tell us all about it in the comments! 🥇 One of the funnest goals from last year was supporting friends in their new endeavors! I got to shop at @sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve new boutique @shoppetwelve , screen a new film “Look To The Sky” from @brettculpfilms (which raised almost $500 for charity 😳), share about Next Level Living #podcast on an Interview with @chrissyhelmer , and buy @bethkinder ‘s new book “Discover” (shown here) and @alliworthington ‘s “Fierce Faith” along with Interview ALL of these amazing people!! It was so fun & my life is richly blessed by their courage & creativity! How can you be the biggest cheerleader for those in your life that are stepping out of their comfort zones? .
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#propelwomen #womenonamission #leadingandlovingit #womenleadership #gritandvirtue #shetheroar #weareunveiled #graceupongrace #goodmorninggirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shereadstruth
What are your friends (or you) doing that you want to tell the world about? TAG them & tell us all about it in the comments! 🥇 One of the funnest goals from last year was supporting friends in their new endeavors! I got to shop at @sarahlanestudios_studiotwelve new boutique @shoppetwelve , screen a new film “Look To The Sky” from @brettculpfilms (which raised almost $500 for charity 😳), share about Next Level Living #podcast  on an Interview with @chrissyhelmer , and buy @bethkinder ‘s new book “Discover” (shown here) and @alliworthington ‘s “Fierce Faith” along with Interview ALL of these amazing people!! It was so fun & my life is richly blessed by their courage & creativity! How can you be the biggest cheerleader for those in your life that are stepping out of their comfort zones? . . . #propelwomen  #womenonamission  #leadingandlovingit  #womenleadership  #gritandvirtue  #shetheroar  #weareunveiled  #graceupongrace  #goodmorninggirls  #christianblogger  #faithblogger  #shereadstruth 
Great Morning Warriors! These are just a few of my transformation challengers. And there is still time to join. Deadline for registrstion in tomorrow, so let's start the New Year off right! DM for details amd prize money.
#transformationchallenge 
#leadingandlovingit 
#fitnessmotivation 
#freecoaching 
#freeworkouts 
#challengeyourself 
#procrastinationsucks 
#purposeovereverything 
#livelifeonpurpose
Last year, I did something crazy. I took a risk. On myself. It was the best decision I ever made. ⠀
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Bottom line: Don't be afraid of the butterflies in your stomach. Fear is just excitement without breath.⠀
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Last year, I did something crazy. I took a risk. On myself. It was the best decision I ever made. ⠀ ⠀ Met some amazing women.⠀ ⠀ Went on some amazing adventures.⠀ ⠀ And I wouldn't change anything about it.⠀ ⠀ Bottom line: Don't be afraid of the butterflies in your stomach. Fear is just excitement without breath.⠀ ⠀ So breathe.⠀ ⠀ And get excited.⠀ ⠀
I grew up surrounded by the same group of friends pretty much from birth to the end of high school, but since my University days, married life and working with an organization that requires me to move around on a regular basis friendship has been a pain point for me. I love to make friends but I hate to leave them, and so I learned to build a wall around that part of my heart.
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The Lord has been working on my heart this past year to break down that wall and I’m thankful that I’ve had a few godly ladies and a couple of godly men  enter my life to show me true support. I’m so thankful that today I could read from Job 2 and be reminded once again that friendship is very important. We can’t go through life alone - we need people to sit with us in the silence.
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I’ve also come to realize that these friends don’t need to be in the same community as me and that with the blessing of technology relationships can be fostered from all around the world. Yes, sometimes we need a physical person next to us - but many times seeing someone’s face and hearing their voice will meet our need. How are you doing in the friendship department? If you don’t have a few trusted companions then I would encourage you to work on that this year!
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#wordfirstmornings #wordbeforeworld #jesusandtea #quietmorning #devotions #arrowleadership #leadershiplessons #friendshipisagift #leadingandlovingit #ironsharpensiron
I grew up surrounded by the same group of friends pretty much from birth to the end of high school, but since my University days, married life and working with an organization that requires me to move around on a regular basis friendship has been a pain point for me. I love to make friends but I hate to leave them, and so I learned to build a wall around that part of my heart. 💜 The Lord has been working on my heart this past year to break down that wall and I’m thankful that I’ve had a few godly ladies and a couple of godly men enter my life to show me true support. I’m so thankful that today I could read from Job 2 and be reminded once again that friendship is very important. We can’t go through life alone - we need people to sit with us in the silence. 💜 I’ve also come to realize that these friends don’t need to be in the same community as me and that with the blessing of technology relationships can be fostered from all around the world. Yes, sometimes we need a physical person next to us - but many times seeing someone’s face and hearing their voice will meet our need. How are you doing in the friendship department? If you don’t have a few trusted companions then I would encourage you to work on that this year! 💜 #wordfirstmornings  #wordbeforeworld  #jesusandtea  #quietmorning  #devotions  #arrowleadership  #leadershiplessons  #friendshipisagift  #leadingandlovingit  #ironsharpensiron 
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Pause. ✋🏼 Hi, friend! 👋🏼 Can I just tell you something? I really need to tell you this... 👇🏼
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THANK YOU! Thank you for following along, reading, commenting, liking, sharing and voicing your thoughts on my Instagram, Facebook page and blog! It’s been a little over 6 months now since the launch of my new website/blog and it’s growth, reach and impact (I pray) has encouraged me SO MUCH and I’m pumped to KEEP ON in 
#2018. So, thank you for reading, thank you for following along on my crazy and random IG stories, thank you for your DM’s or texts or emails sharing how a blog post published was just what you needed to read, or how an Instagram/Facebook post encouraged you in some way, and thank you for your questions and prayer requests sent in! I read them all, pray over y’all and do my best to reply! I’ve truly loved getting to know you and serve you. I’m determined to listen more to what God is leading me to share, to write more consistently and to be faithful in teaching what I’ve been taught in the most transparent way possible. Thanks for being here.
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#yallrock #THANKYOU #houstonblogger #texasblogger #lifestyleblogger #houstonlatinabloggers #ladybosstribe #instablog #communityovercompetition #creatives #risingtidesociety #thatsdarling #sidehustle #photography #portrait #shetheroar #leadinglady #leadingandlovingit
Pause. ✋🏼 Hi, friend! 👋🏼 Can I just tell you something? I really need to tell you this... 👇🏼 • • • THANK YOU! Thank you for following along, reading, commenting, liking, sharing and voicing your thoughts on my Instagram, Facebook page and blog! It’s been a little over 6 months now since the launch of my new website/blog and it’s growth, reach and impact (I pray) has encouraged me SO MUCH and I’m pumped to KEEP ON in #2018 . So, thank you for reading, thank you for following along on my crazy and random IG stories, thank you for your DM’s or texts or emails sharing how a blog post published was just what you needed to read, or how an Instagram/Facebook post encouraged you in some way, and thank you for your questions and prayer requests sent in! I read them all, pray over y’all and do my best to reply! I’ve truly loved getting to know you and serve you. I’m determined to listen more to what God is leading me to share, to write more consistently and to be faithful in teaching what I’ve been taught in the most transparent way possible. Thanks for being here. 🙌🏼 #yallrock  #THANKYOU  #houstonblogger  #texasblogger  #lifestyleblogger  #houstonlatinabloggers  #ladybosstribe  #instablog  #communityovercompetition  #creatives  #risingtidesociety  #thatsdarling  #sidehustle  #photography  #portrait  #shetheroar  #leadinglady  #leadingandlovingit 
#crazysocksday INVITE NIGHT!! Wear your crazy socks, bring a crazy friend lol, and let's have some crazy fun!! #genvasion #goodtimes #leadingandlovingit #leadership #youthministry #thankful #laughalittle #godsgrace #goofy #churchflow
The only thing stopping you, is you.⠀
The only thing stopping you, is you.⠀
“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” Katharine Bates 🌹 Cali winter in full bloom and a saxophonist playing to the waves 🌊 New Year magic is rolling in 🌺 Happy New Year from SoCal 🌴☀️🎆
“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” Katharine Bates 🌹 Cali winter in full bloom and a saxophonist playing to the waves 🌊 New Year magic is rolling in 🌺 Happy New Year from SoCal 🌴☀️🎆
My #bestof2017 pics are perfect reflections of who and what I loved the most in 2017 - my hubby, my cubs, vision planning, #leadingandlovingit, our sabbatical - wouldn’t change one thing! Let’s go, 2018!! #NewYear #PartyOfSix #ministryfamilylife #FBCNB
I made this my phone lock screen. It represents all my goals- bad @ss white brick house, black SUV, get trim and healthier, travel somewhere amazing this year (and grow out my hair), plus a reminder that it’s all for a God purpose. The growing pains, the uncomfortable stretches, the mess. We’re learning even more grace, hospitality, and lessons we need for ministry at home and beyond. 
#DreamBoard #Goals #Vision #Plans #LeadingAndLovingIt #DreamHome #GettinIt #BeachBody #Travel #JetSetter #MermaidHair #ItWorks #ThermoFight #ThermoFit #FatFighter #T25 #BlessedToBeABlessing #Grace #Learning #Growth #Challenges
I made this my phone lock screen. It represents all my goals- bad @ss white brick house, black SUV, get trim and healthier, travel somewhere amazing this year (and grow out my hair), plus a reminder that it’s all for a God purpose. The growing pains, the uncomfortable stretches, the mess. We’re learning even more grace, hospitality, and lessons we need for ministry at home and beyond. #DreamBoard  #Goals  #Vision  #Plans  #LeadingAndLovingIt  #DreamHome  #GettinIt  #BeachBody  #Travel  #JetSetter  #MermaidHair  #ItWorks  #ThermoFight  #ThermoFit  #FatFighter  #T25  #BlessedToBeABlessing  #Grace  #Learning  #Growth  #Challenges 
There won’t be too many more mornings of sitting by the twinkling lights of the Christmas Tree spending time with the Lord before the boxes get pulled out and everything gets put away.
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I’ve been challenged by a few of the ministries I follow on social media to have a “word” or a “life verse” for 2018, and while that concept is a little foreign to me I decided to keep my mind open as I spend time with God over the next week or so. This morning as I was reading my Bible this verse in Colossians jumped out to me! Maybe it’s a verse God wants me to focus on this year, maybe not - only time and prayer will confirm that for me! Today I encourage you to spend time seeking the Lord for what His desires for 2018 are for you!
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#quietmorning #teaandjesus #wellwateredadvent #wellwateredwomen #wordbeforeworld #leadingandlovingit #takerootfitness #bedeeplyrooted #rootedinchrist
There won’t be too many more mornings of sitting by the twinkling lights of the Christmas Tree spending time with the Lord before the boxes get pulled out and everything gets put away. 😢 I’ve been challenged by a few of the ministries I follow on social media to have a “word” or a “life verse” for 2018, and while that concept is a little foreign to me I decided to keep my mind open as I spend time with God over the next week or so. This morning as I was reading my Bible this verse in Colossians jumped out to me! Maybe it’s a verse God wants me to focus on this year, maybe not - only time and prayer will confirm that for me! Today I encourage you to spend time seeking the Lord for what His desires for 2018 are for you! 🎄 #quietmorning  #teaandjesus  #wellwateredadvent  #wellwateredwomen  #wordbeforeworld  #leadingandlovingit  #takerootfitness  #bedeeplyrooted  #rootedinchrist 
TOMORROW is the big day!!! EPIC EVE!!! Please bring your printed AND signed forms AND your money, $30!!! Or go to www.epiceve.com  YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!! 7am-7pm #genvasion #goodtimes #leadingandlovingit #sofun #youthministry #grateful
What are you reading in 2018?? 📚 Here are 5 Books to Rock Your Year! 📚 (OK, actually 10 on the full video at 🔗 in bio 😃—it was hard to limit it to 5! ) Please leave me a comment with what I should read this year!! ✨
Top 5: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi, “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Franklin, “Big Magic” by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer , “The Catalyst Leader” by @bradlomenick , “Capital Gaines” by @chipgaines
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Special mention (🔗 in bio) “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield, “Start With Why” by @simonsinek , “Uninvited” by @lysaterkeurst , “Business Boutique” by @christybwright , “Tools of Titans” by @timferriss 📚 Have fun! 📚
(Also, don’t forget to grab your 20 FREE Budget Friendly Recipes at the link in my bio when you join Real Plans from now through Jan 15!)
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What are you reading in 2018?? 📚 Here are 5 Books to Rock Your Year! 📚 (OK, actually 10 on the full video at 🔗 in bio 😃—it was hard to limit it to 5! ) Please leave me a comment with what I should read this year!! ✨ Top 5: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi, “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Franklin, “Big Magic” by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer , “The Catalyst Leader” by @bradlomenick , “Capital Gaines” by @chipgaines ✨ Special mention (🔗 in bio) “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield, “Start With Why” by @simonsinek , “Uninvited” by @lysaterkeurst , “Business Boutique” by @christybwright , “Tools of Titans” by @timferriss 📚 Have fun! 📚 (Also, don’t forget to grab your 20 FREE Budget Friendly Recipes at the link in my bio when you join Real Plans from now through Jan 15!) . . . #bookreview  #leadersarereaders  #whattoread  #propelwomen  #womenonamission  #bookrecommendations  #shereadstruth  #gritandvirtue  #leadingandlovingit  #womenwholead  #momsofig  #calledtocreate  #
When God heals you of your high fever and sickness w/o meds...AND you're all matching!!! (Outfits:: Thanks Yaya, Papa and GiGi & Rya's hat from G-ma June!)😍🙏💃💁👊👏👌☝👐👍💞💗💓💚💛💜👚👟🎉🎈#grateful #matchymatchy  #fearfullyandwonderfullymade #trustgod #humbled #onlygodcanmovemountains #prayerworks #prayingmoms #blessedlife #godhearsourprayers #proverb31woman #stilllearning #growwithgod #leadingandlovingit #aftergodsheart #fervent #sisters #sillygoose #laughterisgoodforthesoul #bejoyful #thesolomongirls
When God heals you of your high fever and sickness w/o meds...AND you're all matching!!! (Outfits:: Thanks Yaya, Papa and GiGi & Rya's hat from G-ma June!)😍🙏💃💁👊👏👌☝👐👍💞💗💓💚💛💜👚👟🎉🎈#grateful  #matchymatchy  #fearfullyandwonderfullymade  #trustgod  #humbled  #onlygodcanmovemountains  #prayerworks  #prayingmoms  #blessedlife  #godhearsourprayers  #proverb31woman  #stilllearning  #growwithgod  #leadingandlovingit  #aftergodsheart  #fervent  #sisters  #sillygoose  #laughterisgoodforthesoul  #bejoyful  #thesolomongirls 
YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS.... www.epiceve.com THIS FRIDAY NIGHT 7pm-7am!!!!!! So much fun to be had!!! AND Chil-fil-a breakfast?!?!?!?!?!??! 😄😰👌👊👐🐔🍔🍴DON'T FORGET YOUR signed WAIVERS #excited #epiceve2017 #godisgood #superfun #youthministry #leadingandlovingit #genvasion #lovegodlovepeople
Don't mind me. I'm just reminiscing about our white Christmas and enjoying a little more R&R before I get to it. I had a mentor once say to do what makes you happy. Not to force anything and to allow it to happen in its own time. And that's what I'm doing. I know I've got work to do, but right now I can't be bothered so I'm going to chill a bit more and see where the day takes me. What about you?
Don't mind me. I'm just reminiscing about our white Christmas and enjoying a little more R&R before I get to it. I had a mentor once say to do what makes you happy. Not to force anything and to allow it to happen in its own time. And that's what I'm doing. I know I've got work to do, but right now I can't be bothered so I'm going to chill a bit more and see where the day takes me. What about you?
www.epiceve.com. You don't want to miss this AMAZING event...NEXT FRIDAY night, 7pm-7am! ! 😱😪 **📝You MUST print and sign the waiver, and bring it to the event to attend!!!** Hope to see you all there!!! #youthministry #leadingandlovingit #leadership #walkbyfaith #humbled #worshipers #blessedlife #godisgood #superfun #genvasion #lazortag #indoorsoccer #archery #granitearch  @ Metro City Indoor Soccer Complex
Best Christmas present ever.  Like.  Ever. ... it helps to know that we live on church property and everyone knows it 😂. #pastorswife #leadingandlovingit
Best Christmas present ever. Like. Ever. ... it helps to know that we live on church property and everyone knows it 😂. #pastorswife  #leadingandlovingit 
Www.epiceve.com 
You don't want to miss this AMAZING event...NEXT FRIDAY night, 7pm-7am! ! 😱😪 **📝You MUST print and sign the waiver, and bring it to the event to attend!!!** @genvasion Hope to see you all there!!! #youthministry #leadingandlovingit #leadership #walkbyfaith #humbled #worshipers #blessedlife #godisgood #superfun #genvasion #lazortag #indoorsoccer #archery #granitearch
"Don't always lead with your heart. Lead passionately with your efforts, so that if anything change you're not easily offended." ~ @toninomallorymusic •
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I've written about this before, but did you know I used to hate flowers? Well, in reality, I didn't think I deserved them.⠀
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And then I realized I was crazy. Now my house is full of them.⠀
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So I surround myself with people and things that put a smile on my face. ⠀
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That help inspire my creativity.⠀
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That help to reinvigorate me.⠀
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Because I need to feel my best to perform my best.⠀
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If you are depriving yourself because you don't think you are worthy, you are acting a little crazy.⠀
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And I say this with love because I've been there.⠀
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But until you start to realize that you, just as you are, are enough, nobody else will.⠀
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And if they don't believe it, you can kiss that promotion or collaboration or new client goodbye.⠀
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So stop telling yourself you can't have nice things. Go get them. Surround yourself. And enjoy life.
I've written about this before, but did you know I used to hate flowers? Well, in reality, I didn't think I deserved them.⠀ ⠀ And then I realized I was crazy. Now my house is full of them.⠀ ⠀ Why? Because they make me happy.⠀ ⠀ And I deserve to be happy.⠀ ⠀ So I surround myself with people and things that put a smile on my face. ⠀ ⠀ That help inspire my creativity.⠀ ⠀ That help to reinvigorate me.⠀ ⠀ Because I need to feel my best to perform my best.⠀ ⠀ If you are depriving yourself because you don't think you are worthy, you are acting a little crazy.⠀ ⠀ And I say this with love because I've been there.⠀ ⠀ But until you start to realize that you, just as you are, are enough, nobody else will.⠀ ⠀ And if they don't believe it, you can kiss that promotion or collaboration or new client goodbye.⠀ ⠀ So stop telling yourself you can't have nice things. Go get them. Surround yourself. And enjoy life.
✨Merry Christmas from the #leadingandlovingit team! Enjoy your family and friends, we will see you in 2018.✨
✨Merry Christmas from the #leadingandlovingit  team! Enjoy your family and friends, we will see you in 2018.✨
BRING ON THE WEEKEND 
Join me @lifechurchokc this weekend!

Thursday, December 21st
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Friday, December 22nd
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Saturday, December 23rd
➡️ 4:00 & 5:30
Sunday, December 24th
➡️ 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 4:00 & 5:30

#lifechurch #leadingandlovingit
BRING ON THE WEEKEND Join me @lifechurchokc this weekend! Thursday, December 21st ➡️ 5:30 & 7:00 Friday, December 22nd ➡️ 7:00 Saturday, December 23rd ➡️ 4:00 & 5:30 Sunday, December 24th ➡️ 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:00, 4:00 & 5:30 #lifechurch  #leadingandlovingit 
'Tis the season for gift giving!⠀
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But are you remembering to gift the most important person of all? ⠀
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And who might that be? Why it's you!⠀
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When was the last time you did something nice for yourself?⠀
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Let me guess, you are already thinking up excuses and reasons why you can't possibly put yourself first.⠀
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Am I right?⠀
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Check out my latest blog post about how that though process is hurting your success.⠀
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Go on. Go read it. You know you need to.⠀
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'Tis the season for gift giving!⠀ ⠀ But are you remembering to gift the most important person of all? ⠀ ⠀ And who might that be? Why it's you!⠀ ⠀ When was the last time you did something nice for yourself?⠀ ⠀ Let me guess, you are already thinking up excuses and reasons why you can't possibly put yourself first.⠀ ⠀ Am I right?⠀ ⠀ Check out my latest blog post about how that though process is hurting your success.⠀ ⠀ Go on. Go read it. You know you need to.⠀ ⠀ Link in bio.⠀
Chase your dreams now!💯
Chase your dreams now!💯
Too good not to repost and live out!!!
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Happy Monday!  May your coffee be strong and your heart for others stronger. ❤️
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Too good not to repost and live out!!! ・・・ Happy Monday! May your coffee be strong and your heart for others stronger. ❤️ #leadingandlovingit 
Giving out encouragement to others is a joy but we must be filled up and encouraged too!! All women need this book! I feel bad I still haven’t purchased this 📚 book, my fault for being too frugal, but maybe 🎅 Santa ( @philipshelley ) hahahah will have it under the tree for me.  Hint hint 🎄 
#Repost @leadinglovingit (@get_repost)
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"I am notoriously hard on myself. I constantly feel like I should be this. I should do that. I should be better. I should do more. I should, I should, I should. I can't stop "shoulding" myself. Yes. I must continue to grow and strive to be a better person. But I also need to try to rest in my security in Christ and see myself more like He sees me." From Not Enough, Day 7 of My Name is Victorious. Buy your copy today: leadingandlovingit.com/mynameisvictorious [link in bio]
#mynameisvictorious #leadingandlovingit
Giving out encouragement to others is a joy but we must be filled up and encouraged too!! All women need this book! I feel bad I still haven’t purchased this 📚 book, my fault for being too frugal, but maybe 🎅 Santa ( @philipshelley ) hahahah will have it under the tree for me. Hint hint 🎄 #Repost  @leadinglovingit (@get_repost) ・・・ "I am notoriously hard on myself. I constantly feel like I should be this. I should do that. I should be better. I should do more. I should, I should, I should. I can't stop "shoulding" myself. Yes. I must continue to grow and strive to be a better person. But I also need to try to rest in my security in Christ and see myself more like He sees me." From Not Enough, Day 7 of My Name is Victorious. Buy your copy today: leadingandlovingit.com/mynameisvictorious [link in bio] #mynameisvictorious  #leadingandlovingit 
It's time for a little Monday Morning Motivation!!!⠀
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Me? I'm one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind people. If I can't see it, it doesn't exist.⠀
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Which means that my desk can be a bit messy.⠀
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So I learned what I needed to make my life a little be easier and a little more organized. ⠀
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A really big calendar!⠀
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It lets me visualize all of my projects and priorities and makes me that much more prepared.⠀
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I used to hate when someone told me I had to do things a certain why.⠀
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Like, hi, one size does not fit all. I've learned to take what works for me and let go of what doesn't and develop my own style and method of organization.⠀
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I'm encouraging you to do the same.⠀
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If something doesn't serve you anymore, let it go. Make space in your life for things that lift you up rather than bring your down.⠀
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Don't do what everyone else is doing if it doesn't work for you. It's okay to be your own person.⠀
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Who knows, you might inspire someone else to find their own path, too.
It's time for a little Monday Morning Motivation!!!⠀ ⠀ Me? I'm one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind people. If I can't see it, it doesn't exist.⠀ ⠀ Which means that my desk can be a bit messy.⠀ ⠀ So I learned what I needed to make my life a little be easier and a little more organized. ⠀ ⠀ A really big calendar!⠀ ⠀ It lets me visualize all of my projects and priorities and makes me that much more prepared.⠀ ⠀ What works for you?⠀ ⠀ I used to hate when someone told me I had to do things a certain why.⠀ ⠀ Like, hi, one size does not fit all. I've learned to take what works for me and let go of what doesn't and develop my own style and method of organization.⠀ ⠀ I'm encouraging you to do the same.⠀ ⠀ If something doesn't serve you anymore, let it go. Make space in your life for things that lift you up rather than bring your down.⠀ ⠀ Don't do what everyone else is doing if it doesn't work for you. It's okay to be your own person.⠀ ⠀ Who knows, you might inspire someone else to find their own path, too.
I work when my competetion is sleeping💯🌙
I work when my competetion is sleeping💯🌙
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