Flee Sexual Immorality. 1 Corinthians 6:18

There isn’t enough space for all the pictures and videos I want to share from my conference this weekend. Today started with worship with Christy Nockles and connecting with dear friends. Then it turned into winning an award alongside my agent and getting a picture onstage near Michael W. Smith. A booksigning event is up next, but first, coffee. Thank you, Jesus, for all of these things! ❤️ .

What a weekend for celebrating! And great preparation for the Trifecta World Championship in Sparta. My friend Cole Derosa dominated the 45-49 group with 3 1st Places. I took 1st, then 2nd, then another 1st when I felt like I had nothing left. We're both going to Sparta this year, and 3 trips to the podium in one Championship weekend here in WV feels really good. It feels awesome! Thank you Lord!

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. Revelation 2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. Revelation 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. Revelation 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: Revelation 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

Things have been a bit quiet over here, but for good reason I promise! 😉baby swaggerty arriving earth side February 2020!

You can heal from life's hurts.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had a friend with whom I had been in relationship for over a decade. We had some real disagreements & a falling out. In their upset with me, I found out that they had been bad-mouthing me A LOT. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It seemed that every time I turned around, there was another person to whom they had said unfair, untrue, & frankly slandering things about me. I lost multiple relationships & others were significangly compromised. I was very shocked & even more hurt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I took this to the Lord, I was very aware of how God valued this person. I could feel His love for them, & I was glad, as I love them as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, He, in no way, justified their actions. And In no way did He minimize my hurt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The torment of all the slander would wake me up at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I would forgive & forgive, but the torment kept on coming back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One night I asked Him what the lie was that was undergirding the torment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It turned out that it was a lie that I suffered from since an abusive childhood. It was the lie that, "You don't matter." I allowed myself to feel the pain of the lie & asked the Lord to enter into that place in my heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As He did, He ministered to my heart. I could feel the pain of that lie begin to lift & lift & lift until I was simply good. On the other side, it seemed so crazy to be under the power of that lie, but in the midst it was excruciating! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is there an area of recurrent tormenting emotional pain you are suffering from? Ask the Lord what lie you are believing in that place. And then ask Him to minister His presence & truth there. If you need more help, the exercises in my "Marked by Love" book will be super helpful (link in profile).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ XO⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .

Psalm 40:1-3 "I waited patiently for the Lord ; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God."🏔 《Song: One Last Breath by Creed.》

Everyday before my feet hit the floor I give thanks to my Heavenly Father for every lesson, blessings, trials, tribulations. I am thankful for all for they have made me who I am and helped mold me to who I want to be. Some things sting bad like a paddle to the butt, some make me shake my head wondering why and some make me smile from ear to ear. No matter the outcome, I am forever grateful and thankful and know that what is ahead is far better than what is behind me. There has been so many that need prayer, are struggling and going through a rough time, are lonely, sickly, etc. Let’s light this post up with things you are grateful/thankful for. It doesn’t matter what it is. It could be toilet paper. 😂♥️🙋🏻‍♀️ Maybe it will bless someone else today too. I know that the things we something take for granted, someone else is wishing for. There is power in gratitude! Happy Sunday my peeps! Have a blessed day!

Ameen 🙏

How bad of an idea would it be to stand in the middle of “no-man’s-land”? That’s not what God wants. He wants all of you!! It’s commitment time. The story of Solomon is in 1 Kings so that we can learn from it!! Think about this today.

What is Love ? The Bible says True love is a sign of Maturity! “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” - I Corinthians 13:4-7 Then in a few verses below these...Paul then goes on to say “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” -I Corinthians 13:11 ..... Love is a major barometer of maturity! Jesus Christ gave us a great example in Matthew 5:...... ““You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:43-44.... Love is suppose to be unconditional... because that’s how God loves us in heaven... HE makes the world continue as the sun goes up and rain comes to the just and to the unjust, HE is not partial because HE loves All regardless if they love HIM back, GOD doesn’t change like humans...HE doesn’t love us because of situation or what we are doing HE LOVES US because of we are in HIM. And who we are called to be... so that’s why Jesus said we are to be perfect and love how the Father in Heaven loves!

Today was our first full day running a booth out of the @atlantausedfurniture warehouse! We haven’t put nearly everything out yet, but it was still a blessed and fruitful Sunday. Special thanks to @susansteelestudios and to today’s customers. Be sure to swing by next weekend for more mid century goodies!

¡Mi Gogó! El planeta entero se iluminó al ver tu sonrisa. Me parece increíble que ya hoy sean 7 años en los que hemos reído a carcajadas con tus genialidades y en los que a través de tu vida hemos visto aspectos de Dios que no conocíamos y cada día quedamos más sorprendidos. No sé qué vió Dios en mí pero definitivamente me siento honrada y privilegiada de ser tu mamá. Que en este nuevo año Dios manifieste una gloria que otros vean plenamente sobre ti. Te amamos. . . ¡Feliz cumpleaños Gogó! 🎉 . . . .

Thank you for sharing this amazing story, brother. “I was kicked out of my house at the age of 16 because my parents thought I was crazy and that I had mental issues. I actually had ADHD which in those days there was not much information about it. I was not able to forgive them for their actions until 10 years ago when I found out I had cancer. My mother asked me for forgiveness and took care of me while I was dealing with my medical issues. I’m now a cancer survivor and give thanks to God for reuniting me with my mother. “

This past weekend, hubby and I enjoyed our annual house-swap with my parents—they got to enjoy our home, complete with the grandies and we got to enjoy the tranquility of their tiny house by the beach. I could caption the weekend: I ate my weight in cheese 😆. 🍃 🍃 As we rested and feasted and reconnected, the beautiful words of Psalm 23 reverberated in my heart: The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name. Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near. You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit; you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows. So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you! (TPT) 🍃 🍃 I love the Father’s heart to prepare special moments of rest and rejuvenation, but even more so, I love the truth that in Him we are offered a lifestyle of rest. That in all our days and all our seasons we can lean into Him and feast on His goodness and faithfulness. Whatever today holds, may we allow Him to lead and guide us through it. May He, and not our fears, conquer our hearts 🙏.

Prayer: Thank you Father for hearing our prayers. Thank you for giving us strength and thank you for always being there when we need you. You are so constant and so consistent. We want to share in that consistency!

KEEP CALM AND ... ???🤨

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This moment is critical for me because I consciously make an effort each day to set the tone. Just like the work I put into healing my physical body, I know the importance and do the work of taking care of my emotional and mental health. Some days I’m better than others....but I do love when I’m getting up and my brain has not processed anything yet and I feel so “normal” and the day is as it should be. Only when I start to think about my day and asking myself how I’m feeling am I overwhelmed with the limitations of POTS, and suddenly I won’t want to move. I challenge myself each morning with this choice of my attitude for the day. And I say out loud the verse from Philippians 4:13 “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me”.

Have standards when it comes to your food! Ask yourself...”. What does this bring to me?” .... “will I regret this tomorrow?” .... “should I keep eating this??” • • • • Just like dating, even though something looks and smells good, doesn’t mean it’s good for you, alway consider if what your eating will bring you any nutritional benefit! 😉🌱 • • • • • •

Meet the maker ~ Hello, my name is Chelsea. Artist and maker behind CM Creations! A few of you asked what book I am currently reading. I thought I would pose with this mammoth of a sunflower and share with you my book. I'm picking up where I left off in The Immortalists. I only got a few chapters in before I got distracted with life. Have you read the novel yet? So far I am enjoying it and curious to see how things progress with the siblings. I'm also reading The Wild Robot to my Son. He loves robots and it is so fun reading to him. Especially when it's about something he loves. I want to read Charlotte's Web to him next. What are some books you love reading to your kids? Or books you loved as a kid? I'm always interested in book recommendations! . . . Its been a few weeks now where I think to myself, this sunflower is about to bloom! Instead it just keeps growing and growing. It is the tallest sunflower I think I have ever seen. I'm amazed by it's beauty. I love watching the head of the sunflower follow the sun throughout the day. It's a lovely reminder of God's glory. I feel so lucky and blessed to be able to watch this sunflower grow. Each day I'm waiting for it to bloom with great anticipation. It is going to be so beautiful. .