Y’all I have the amazing opportunity to speak at the Thrive Moms Retreat this weekend and next Tuesday May 3rd in the evening! Get on over and register for this free online retreat that is meant to fill your tank with God’s abundant love! You can tune in from the house Saturday am over pancakes or at the park! Oh the beauty of an online retreat. We would all love to have you. Check out the amazing speaker line up as well.
Also, if you don’t follow Thrive Moms, get on that! I absolutely LOVE getting their encouragement and devotions every monday morning. I also love their magazine as well. I wrote this article for the latest version Abundant and couldn’t be more honored to share.
So long story short. If you are a momma, need encouragement and love! Get over to Thrive Moms and learn more!
I’ve witnessed God’s love flow as a current through the timeline and story of my life. Only an amazingly good God would have brought me here. He has pushed me through doors I never thought I would fit in. He has orchestrated even the ugliest moments or choices in my life into beauty. If I step back, I can see he continues to weave together a pattern of His Grace and His Gifts. All in HIS time not mine. All in HIS plans, which are not mine.
I remember specifically saying in my senior year of college that I NEVER wanted to own my own business. Thank you Lord for not listening to my “little plans” and leading me into a business of loving and serving people with my own photography and mentoring business. I remember the multiple years of waiting and begging to have a child. Thank you Lord for orchestrating our son’s arrival in your timing. So many reasons have come to the surface now, that we see looking back.
As a mom. I often feel like I carry the weight of every decision. I hope and plan for how the next 5 minutes and next 5 years will turn out. It is such an heavy load that I carry around. Yet, I don’t NEED to carry this weight in my own strength. I just need to get on my knees. I need to look back and remind myself that God’s plan always wins, to remember his faithfulness, and the beautiful stories he has told even in my short timeline. Lord help me to inscribe these words into my every thought.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (NLT)
8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
I see God’s love shown most through the stories He is telling through our lives.
And y’all, God tells the best stories.
So whether you are in the first chapter, stuck in the middle or closing a book with perspective. Remember, God truly does tell the best stories. Let’s trust him in our next chapters, and even in our next sentence. Walk in faith and remember his VOLUMES of faithfulness.