May 18, 2018

Yesterday afternoon after I had a couple seconds to breathe after the chaos of the last couple days, I walked into my bedroom and saw this. Immediately I started crying. Maybe because I’m sooooooo (yes soooooo) incredibly exhausted, but my heart was so overwhelmed with gratitude.

See, lately the Lord has provided me with a solid tribe of women. Yesterday this folded pile of laundry was done by one of those women, then she vacuumed my house, then she helped me with another disaster, then another friend came over to sit with me at my table to let me unload some of my heart stuff and then she spoke truth into my life while challenging me to be the best woman I can be, then another friend delivered a McDs coke to my door knowing how long my night before was. On top of that, several of my tribe women were texting me checking in, helping me through some chaos, and praying over me.

I’m not saying this to say “hey, I’ve got great friends”; I’m saying this because I want to encourage you that if you’re praying and desiring a tribe of solid people around you, He hears your prayers. He’s building your tribe, He’s preparing your heart for this tribe, and He will provide the people you need in your life. I promise. He’s faithful.

These women have come at what seems like the perfect time, but when I look back at the process it’s been to get to this point in my life, I realize that He was probably ready to surround me with incredible women long ago, but my heart wasn’t ready.

I’m easily guarded, I’m one that has strived to be strong enough to be ok doing things on my own, I don’t ask for help, I pride myself on being a strong woman, but over the last year I’ve realized that I have more strength in being vulnerable. I’ve broken down some walls, I’ve let some women in, and my heart has been more fulfilled than I ever could have imagined.

Today I encourage you to keep praying for your tribe, but I also want to encourage you to be praying over your heart as well. Be asking Him to prepare your heart for the tribe He wants to surround you with.

To my tribe, thank you for being amazing, for loving me well, for showing up when I need you, for challenging me, encouraging me, praying over me, praying with me, for being consistent; for just being you. I love you all sooooooooo stinking much.


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Dream Big for Your Littles.

May 16, 2018

This morning I came across a video of a worship song from Bethel Music and leading it was Peyton Allen, a young man fully anointed and so talented. Ten seconds into the song I was bawling my eyes out. Like full on ugly cry. I sat for a moment, felt the emotions overcome my heart, and then I asked the Spirit “what is this that I’m feeling?”, “why am I feeling it?”, “why is it so heavy”, “what are you showing me Lord?”.

He let me sit in for a little longer before speaking to my heart and giving me this incredibly beautiful vision. Friends, He’s good and He's capable of showing us the most amazing things if we are willing to open our hearts and eyes to see it. I watched this young man lead this song that I’ve led myself, but you know what I saw? I saw my boys leading it, I saw my boy’s arms lifted high singing to their King, I saw my boys growing into these strong passionate leaders for Christ. I saw a beautiful vision of the hope and prayers I have placed in Christ for my boy’s future. Then He spoke to my heart and reminded me to “dream big for your littles”.
We spend a lot of our lives dreaming big for ourselves. Praying and hoping for His will to accomplish the desires of our hearts, but this morning I’m reminded that as a mother I’m to dream big for my littles as well. I was reminded this weekend by a friend that my boys belong to the Lord; it’s my job to parent them and protect them, but I must remember that it’s also my job to trust Christ with them. That’s not easy for me.

Today, not only am I learning to trust Him more with my children, I’m learning that I get to dream big for them too. That I get to pray amazing things for their future, that I get to pray over their friends, their relationships, their accomplishments, even their mistakes. I get to pray over these things; I get to trust in Christ with them. I’m grateful for this beautiful reminder today.

Wherever you’re at in your parenting walk, I pray you are encouraged today. I pray you can trust Christ more with your children and that you are dreaming big for them.

Grab some tissues and watch the video below that moved my heart so deeply this morning. I can’t imagine the feeling Peyton’s parents feel watching him lead worship. I can’t wait for that day as a parent!!!

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