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Hey everyone!!! Today is the last day to sign up to GIVE or RECEIVE a letter of encouragement. I've already gotten so many emails from people saying they are sending their letter 🤗. This has been such a life changing experience for me, and I can't wait to share more about that in the next couple of days. But before I forget. If you have not received your person yet, don't be worried 😄 I am sending out the last batch of emails tonight! So thank you for your patience. I just can't believe how many people signed up. Praise God!!! Thank you again everyone, this is honestly really special that you all are taking time out of your day in the busiest season of all to come alongside someone. Thank you! ❤️ oh, one more thing 😄 hashtag #christmaslettersofencouragement if you want to post a picture of your letter (please don't show people's private information though 😉)





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Yes He is our Redeemer!

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Here's another piece I've shared here before, but is now available as a print. The phrase "Overcome evil with good" is from the Bible, Romans 12.21. This has been a helpful reminder that pursuing what is Good is how we overcome evil, not with anger or cynicism. ⠀
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T H E E N E M Y | 🌊
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The enemy is a really, really, really good liar.
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He lies to you about your worth.
He lies to you about your abilities.
He lies to you about your future.
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It’s easy to fall into his trap. It’s easy to forget who’s behind the lies. It’s easy to believe them.
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And when we believe them, it can swallow you whole. It’s strength is like an ocean bringing in its tide.
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But we have to start seeing those lies at face value. We have to start seeing them for what they are. Lies.
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I have to share a little something I’ve been struggling with the last few days.
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The past couple months I’ve had this incredible passion burning in my soul. I’ve been pursuing God’s calling he’s placed on my heart.
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And I’ve been so confident in my abilities, my strengths, my vision, that no little doubt could creep it’s way in.
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But then when it actually came down to putting it out there for all to see...the enemy saw his opportunity and boy did he run with it.
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I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced this deep pit of fear in your gut. This twisting and turning sensation. Where you start to question your worth. You question your abilities. You question if this is even where you’re supposed to be.
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Well, that’s been me the last few days. And friends, it is so terrifying. But I KNOW it’s the enemy. I know he wants me to cower down and make myself small. Especially because I KNOW he can see the potential of this venture. I know he can see us women, locking arm in arm, getting stronger in our faith, every day. And that scares him. So he looks for opportunities to create doubt, fear, and insecurities.
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So please pray for me. Pray for me to decipher these lies. Pray that I continue to trust that this is God’s calling for me, and that I stop doubting God and his abilities to see it through.
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Thank you for letting me be vulnerable. Thank you for praying ♥️
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#prayforme #hersoulfulfilled #whisperinhersoul

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Jesus, the ultimate feminist in a misogynistic society, LISTENED to women. Not only that, he allowed them to speak, gave them a voice, believed them, empowered them.
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If you find yourself questioning women who claim abuse and assault, if you find yourself defending the oppressor, excusing inappropriate actions....it's safe to say it's time to re-evaluate your theology.
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Also HUGE shout out to the black women of Alabama to whom we owe the defeat of Roy Moore. It gives me goose bumps how powerful women are when we stand together against evil.
#yesshecan #neverthelessshepersisted

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Join us at 4:30pm on December 24th for our Christmas Eve service at Casey Middle School. We would love to worship with you.

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Guess what! We finish Luke on Thursday and then on Friday we will begin this plan using the @youversion Bible app. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! YouVersion now allows us to complete plans together. So... on Friday morning, there will be a link inviting YOU to join the study on both the google calendar (comment your email if you want me to send it to you) and in my bio here. We will complete this 10-day plan together, ending on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will be reader’s choice. & then we will pick up with our #1adayBible Bible reading on the 26th with... well, I’m not ready to tell you, but I promise to reveal it next week 😇😍. Who is in for this short study together?

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Everyone do a happy dance with me, there are 11 floral covers remaining! Last night I posted that there was only one remaining, but additional covers have been found. If you want any product in time for Christmas, be sure to place your orders by Friday!

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Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. Matthew 10:29
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So do not be afraid; you are deeply loved and of immense value to God. He knows the number of hairs on your head. He sees every hidden wound and hears every silent cry. You matter to God!
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My watercolour scripture verse pendants have been flying out as fast as I can make them recently! They are handmade from glass and sterling silver with a silver cross charm, and the Bible verse reference is engraved by hand on the reverse.
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They come in branded gift boxes and are available for just £17.50 in my Etsy shop (www.alicemustardseed.etsy.com) and on @cheerfullygiven.
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Luke 22 of #1adayBible with @bibleplans has so much!
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🎄vs. 32🎄
Jesus knew Peter’s heart {not faith} would fail him and make him deny Jesus. He also knew it would be a turning point for Peter. He tells him to strengthen his brothers when he returns. That’s what our testimonies are for. Our struggles are not just for us, but for others. & Jesus redeems every situation for His good and glory if we will allow Him. I love how He encourages Peter before it even happens. That’s such a perfect love!
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🎄vs. 40 & 46🎄
Jesus tells the disciples to pray to not be led into temptation. It’s repeated so you know it’s important! I also know I am tempted multiple times throughout the day to sin in thought, word and deed. Jesus knows our struggles—He felt temptation too. We must lean on Him and ask the Holy Spirit to help us to not give in to temptation.
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A prayer for God’s will. Yes, we should ask God for what we want. But we should also pray for His will to be done over ours—because His will is bigger and better. He knows. We don’t.
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“And being in agony, he prayed more earnestly.” Mimic Jesus to become more like Him. He set the example, we must follow it. This one struck me harder as I’ve been in physical agony off and on the last 3 days. I have an undiagnosed upper GI issue that causes pain when I eat. I had 3 flare ups lasting 3-4 days in 2015 and this is the 2nd in 2017. I have talked about it a lot. But have I prayed about it? Not much. I know better. Thank you for the reminder, Lord!
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Glory to God!

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•• I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living ••
Psalm 27:13
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Today I pray that you seek the Lord’s goodness in every moment and that you trust that each challenge or blessing is not just a circumstance of the world, but the plan of the one who created it all.
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If it wasn’t wild enough that this fisherman was giving the address to all of these gathered believers, what he said certainly was! Peter declares what was to come, which is what is here for us now. Whether male, female, young old, rich or poor, the Holy Spirit is for all of us. As we partner with the Spirit, we are empowered and prepared for the mission of God.

You may be reading this thinking and feeling that you are not ‘qualified’ for this. Perhaps the fear of failure or the shame of your past holds you back from accepting the fact that you are part of that ‘all flesh’ on which God declared He would pour out His spirit. You really are- this is a powerful truth you must choose to believe for yourself every single day. To accept anything less is to say that God has made a mistake. As far as our perfect Heavenly Father is concerned, there is no error involved in His decisions. 💜

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The Lord is teaching me how to always be content, whatever the circumstances are like. How's that been going, you ask? Not easy. Like, at all. There are things I'm still only hoping to receive one day, all good desires. I've cried and I've sulked and I've asked "why". I've gotten straight up MAD. But God... He has always proved himself to be faithful to me, He has always been good even when I've sinned and fallen short. So whether I receive the things I hope for or not I can rest in him, knowing that his plans for me are good and so much better than my own. I don't think we as humans we'll ever be fully content on this side of heaven because there's always something we're gonna want...but we can make the choice to be grateful for something everyday. There is always something to be grateful for 🤗

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THE JOURNEY
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Don’t look back but keep your eyes firmly fixed on Him. This journey He has you on is for your good because He is good, it’s full of fun because He is fun & will take you places you could never dream! Don’t look back but keep your eyes firmly fixed on Him. 📷: @dear_keely

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You know that this “Oh come let us adore Him” print is available in our online store, right? Oh yeah... and it’s FREE! This free set of printables includes coordinating gift tags and a Bible verse card. How will you use these?? Framed as a gift? Taped to the fridge? 😉 (Sometimes that’s the extent of decorating this mama of three can handle. No judgment!) Merry Christmas, friend! 🎄❄️😘💌🎁🌟

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His power for EVERY need...So, wherever your “lack” is today, He’s the source of replenishment. That feels like really good news today 🙌🏼

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My attitude on kindness changed when I started taking this verse literally. Sometimes I’d view kindness as simply being “nice,” or maybe something that others should earn. But here, kindness is described as a LAW. As a rule-follower, this makes sense to me.
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When I’m frustrated with Dan, kindness on my tongue is still the law. If there are issues at work or with friends, this law says that every word I speak must be processed through kindness. When I want to gossip or join in with an “obvious” opinion about someone else, the law of kindness still applies. Memorize this with me, friends, and let’s see it change our relationships + transform our mind.

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Doing everything in my power to make this home an enjoyable place for all cooped up here today ☺️🌲🍊

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Grow me Lord to sew in pure words, pure thoughts, pure actions and a pure purpose - my heart can only bring forth good (life), if I put things of life in first ❤️

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart”🌿 Luke 6:45




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|| can you guess where I got this adorable mug?? ☕️

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Finding sacred beauty in the ordinary spaces + running my race with quiet determination + boldly claiming God's goodness over all of it. That's how I'm designing a life that I don't need to escape from. Grab your guide and join me! #linkinbio

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I’m so excited to announce that @abide.collective is partnering with @gritandvirtue!
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I love their mission and their posts are always so uplifting and inspiring to me. If you haven’t checked them out yet, go give them a follow.
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There’s something truly amazing when believers come together to create authentic community established by trust, honesty, encouragement, but most importantly, God’s truth.
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When you get believers working together in alignment with God’s design for us as a body, we become a powerful force that Satan will never be able to stop.
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#abidecollect #gritandvirtue #GVadvocate
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How can I pray for you?

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(Repost from @bethel)
Psalm 16:11a says, "You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your Presence." In this season of beautiful gratitude for the One who put on flesh to dwell with us, may we find ourselves full of the overwhelming joy that is found in the nearness of God.
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Happy Wednesday!! Do not allow the struggles of life to ruin your energy, passion, or journey. The enemy is busy right now. He wants you to think that you’re too late on your goals. He wants you to think it’s over. He wants you depressed and anxious. Shut those thoughts down!! Pick yourself up. Shift your mind to God. You have to be too focus on believing God's promises over your life. That's a reason to SMILE! That’s a reason to keep going when it is tough. Keep going!! Don’t quit!!

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BORN A CHILD AND YET A KING +
this week, @resa_marie_ writes on how Love was born in a manger and now reigns victoriously on His heavenly throne.
I’m excited for you to read this week’s Advent devotional so find a blanket, sip on something warm, grab your bible, and get cozy as you are reminded of the humble beginnings of our glorious Savior! link in the bio!

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