Back to reality today. Our trip to Israel was seriously one of the greatest adventures I've gotten to experience. It was amazing to see the world of the Bible and be where Jesus walked, taught, loved, died, and resurrected. I am seriously in awe of The Holy Land and I am so blessed to have experienced it. It would be amazing to go back some day but until then, it has forever changed the way I read the Bible and has transformed my faith in Christ. I don't want to go back to reality today, but I know what I have learned will change the way I live my life. #israel 🇮🇱 #Godisgood
Start with Jesus
Stay with Jesus
End with Jesus
The gospel of Jesus will always offend people we need to understand that. Jesus himself was mocked, tortured and killed. If the world did that to Him what makes us as followers of Jesus we are any better. We are not! We will always be mocked and belittled for sharing The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
But we also need to understand the true power of The Gospel. Not just knowing the facts and words written down but knowing the person, that is faith.
Through it all we have to realize remember and trust in the armor God has given us. We lift our eyes to Jesus and be obedient so that our thought become actions. If we take our eyes off Christ what happens to our faith? Are we like Peter in the storm and sink desperately calling calling out for help. OR is our faith our shield we use as protection in all of life's storms. That's the power The Gospel has, to change lives, families, communities. It ends addiction, mends relationships, and restores us to a relationship with our creator.
In the end after the storm be thankful, give thanks, and lift up the name of The Lord for all He has done in your life.
I must say... This past weekend was supposed to have major ice storms that would keep us from getting out at all! But the crews worked hard and we were able to have an amazing day at church yesterday! Great job Cole County Crew! Then we went to bed with no water because a pipe in our neighborhood broke! But we woke up to running water this morning! Only in America! In a world of too much complaining and negativity... We need more praising and positivity! God is good! Let's all take a moment to be thankful today!
As you may know, I've decided to go full time with my small business and have travelled to Jaipur (sorry for the India spam!) to make that happen. To be able to hand select stones and ensure I am working with ethical partners was super important to me.
So, today I spent the majority of the day at the stone manufacturer I'm working with and what a delight it was.
All Barefoot and Blonde stones are ethically sourced and hand cut, shaped and polished by these incredible lapidary artists. Many of which have been employed for over 10 years. They receive fair pay, complimentary lunch/drinks/snacks and work at their own agreed rates as artisans. ALL of them were such welcoming and lovely people.
Super exciting to see the process go from raw material to a finished product (Australian Opal in the photograph.) and even more excited to launch this collection..✨ #lapidary#jaipur#barefootandblonde#transparency
Good Morning IG!!! For anyone that is facing challenges in their life or going through tough obstacles and do not know what to do!
Know that God is indeed at work placing blessings in your path.
It may not Seem at this very moment that things are going "perfectly". Just know God is not taking you through any storm he knows that you can not handle.
God is trying to bring YOU something better in your life
Be ENCOURAGED and Be PATIENT!!! 🙏🏽 Have A BLESSED Day!!! #lifequotes#patience#godisgood#beencouraged#blessings#faith
“In spring I know Your joy and laughter, In summer I know Your abundant love. In fall I know Your smile overflowing with colors, But in winter, I know Your faithfulness, God. I shed what is only temporary And my truest self comes forth, bare before You I stand in all my weakness and frailty. And yet, You remain. You never let go of me, never. Yes, winter sings of Your faithfulness, Declares Your faithfulness To my rawest self. You sow Yourself And stand with me. You never leave, never. Yes, there is no season more fruitful than winter, For here I fall into the depths of God And discover I am cradled by a faithfulness That never stops giving. What a privilege to know You in winter, God.” [Rosemary Gingerich] #bluemonday
I Jana 5:3 "Na tym bowiem polega miłość ku Bogu, że się przestrzega przykazań jego, a przykazania jego nie są uciążliwe."
I John 5:3 "In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome"
I Juan 5:3 "Pues este es el amor a Dios, que guardemos sus mandamientos; y sus mandamientos no son gravosos." 🌷