It’s going to be a bit quiet around here but we are so excited to announce that our baby girl has arrived. She is keeping us pretty busy but we are so grateful that we are finally home and getting settled! Praying that God will show me what’s next in my small business adventure and am grateful for all of you who continue to support and pray for my family! I’m sure you’ll see more baby and in the process more raw mom moments-sharing what God is showing me and teaching me along the way!
F R E E
In 2018, the life I had built for 8 years was lit up like lighter fluid. My purpose, my livelihood, even my closest friends became nothing but ash in my burned hands. What did I have to show for the last decade? I was jobless, homeless, & friendless. My character had been falsely-accused. I felt deeply misunderstood & broken. I spent that year trying to decide what traits were worth salvaging like a survivor sorting through the charred remains of a wildfire.
What I thought were my strengths had turned on me & had been used against me, like a friendly dog turned rabid. Everything I did was riddled with uncertainty. I second guessed every conversation, every act of kindness. I let fear determine with whom I would speak & interact, with whom I would encourage & love. I became hesitant to act boldly. When I was intentional or outspoken, afterward I carried a deep sense of shame & guilt. I was certain that who I was, as I was, wasn’t acceptable or wanted. I didn’t trust anyone, including myself, including God.
But returning to my roots reoriented my soul. I remembered who I was in my youth, & the dream of who I wanted to be before anyone else told me who I was allowed to be. I no longer felt numb, guarded, or inhibited. My direction & purpose was clear again. I felt confident of how God made me, and that it was good, even beautiful, & not something to be ashamed of or hidden away.
When the words & actions of others cause you to doubt God’s goodness & purpose in your unique design, remember that “you are not defined by the blind or the unkind or mankind, but only by the Conductor of the Cosmos who sang the dream of you into glorious light.” When we take time to remember our Origin & Whose we are, we are free to live boldly as He created us to be.
“Come out of hiding
You're safe here with Me
There's no need to cover
What I already see
Now rid of the shackles, My victory's yours
I tore the veil for you to come close
There's no reason to stand at a distance anymore
You're not far from home
I'll be your lighthouse
When you're lost at sea
I will illuminate everything
No need to be frightened by intimacy
Just throw off your fear
And come running to Me.”
It is not “boys will be boys”, but LET boys be boys. Too many times we stifle the wild nature placed in our young boys hearts, and by doing so we suffocate the desired traits of men. Let them be fierce. Let them explore. Life is a vapor; life should not be lived “to arrive safely at death”. #fierce#wild#epic#boysintomen#letthemlive#itsinmynature#johneldredge#wildatheart#Repost @ransomedheart with @get_repost
"Don't climb on that, don't break anything, don't be so aggressive, don't be so noisy, don't be so messy, don't make such crazy risks. But God's design - which He placed in boys as the picture of Himself - is a resounding yes. Be fierce, be wild, be passionate." - John Eldredge
Keep your heart open. I strongly believe that people come into our lives for reason, even when it hurts. As I have grown over the past few years, I realize the ones that leave our lives are the ones that teach us some of our biggest & hardest lessons. 💕
Some can’t be explained, some full of wisdom, some break our hearts, some just grow apart & some leave without saying goodbye. But the most painful ones are the ones who were the most unexpected, but also needed. 💕
So when life takes the wind out of you, hold on a little longer, it’s only temporary. It may hurt, but it won’t hurt forever. That pain will move, change & shift. Embrace what life is giving you at that moment. Because those moments, are the moments being created to prepare you for what’s next. Trust the universe she knows exactly what she is doing. 💕 #wildatheart#universe#breathe
Photo by: New Boots Photography
Please welcome our first ever male guest on the She’s Capable Podcast, Tom Cole 👏👏👏. We wanted to get into the topic of TRUE MASCULINITY, but we did not want to speak on behalf of men, we wanted to hear from them. And who better to speak on this issue than Tom Cole.⠀
Tom Cole has a powerful testimony of how God met him in his brokenness and brought him out of homosexuality. Not only that but now he and his wife, Donna, travel all over the world and help people go through inner healing ministry 🌎. They really partner with the Holy Spirit to help each individual receive healing from past wounds and better understand the heart of God.⠀
Tom specifically has spent many years helping men find their true identity and understanding what true masculinity looks like in God’s eyes 👨👦👦. We are so blessed to have him on our podcast and are beyond excited to share this interview with our listeners! Check it out!⠀
For more on their story and how to take steps toward inner healing, make sure to check out their book, Pure Heart. Tap the link in our bio to learn more about their book 📚. ⠀
I say this often, I am passionate about passion. I love seeing people in their element. What wakes me up in the morning is knowing I can play a small part in encouraging others to do what they love. Let's find ways to encourage and develop love and positivity in others. If you have a goal you want to accomplish you have at least one fan in me. Go after it! You have what it takes! #passioniscontagious#loveisstrength#wildatheart
While much is in the harvest, even more is in the time hearing the Earth awaken with the sun, observing the grasses dance in the breeze and smallest details, un-noticed before, now magnified as your pace slows. Friends draw closer, laughter resounds and the difficulties of life are often solved around a campfire.
This is why we go. 📷 @floutdoors
Bright eyed & bushy tailed. 🦊 .
Going on a girls trip this weekend and it’ll be my first time away from Wilder. My stomach has been in knots about it. We’ve been working on weaning, letting dad take over his bedtime routine, doing the best we can to make this short time away work for our family. I am in desperate need for friendship time, some rest, perhaps if I admit, a little autonomy from my children. But then I feel selfish, I spend so much time with my children I’m anxious when I’m away from them. Oh the conflicted heart of a mother! 😫