It’s good to be back with you all today! Although I’ve been busy (frantic, actually!) writing thousands of words to complete my first book, I’ve missed this spot right here. I missed passing along the Word of God and the hope of God to anyone who joins us here ♥ So, today I’m back and have some fun things to share with you!
Did you notice a little over a month ago or so the blog was redesigned? It was in the works for a long time, but when it finally happened, I was about to take my summer break to finish that book. It meant I wasn’t able to celebrate the new blog as I’d like. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate now!
I am hosting giveaways of a few of my favorite things today and the next two weeks! It’s my way of celebrating fresh starts. A new design and a book coming out in November!I am hosting a giveaway of a few of my favorite things today and over the next two weeks! A celebration of fresh starts! #momentsofhope #myfirstbook Click To Tweet
I shared a little more about the book on Instagram 🙂 And scroll down to see the giveaways!
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I’m thankful for this ministry and the opportunities God has given me to encourage others. I’m humbled that He would use me. The last several weeks I’ve been working on my first book. It’s not the one I thought it would be. But it’s the one God wrote several years ago. I tucked the old manuscript away almost 8 years ago. It was time. It’s Selah’s story … and our story. But the good news is that it’s coming out in November – just in time for National Adoption Month! For right now, it means I’m back to blogging ❤️ The #MomentsofHope link-up will be back tomorrow along with some fresh new content! Plus … there are going to be some #giveaways to celebrate a fresh new look to the website! The new design happened in early summer, but I couldn’t pull off a party then so we are doing now 😊💃🏼 P.S. Have I ever mentioned how thankful I am to every single one of you who have encouraged and cheered me on along the way? Well … I am! 💕I am beyond thankful for you! #thankyoujesus #gratitude #encouragement #newbook #adoption #blogging #linkup #lovewell #friendships #newblogdesign #thankyou
This week I am honored to be guest writing over at Crystal Twaddell’s beautiful website. She is in the midst of a series called Made to Brave. I received the opportunity to share my story about braving regret and how we move forward. Regret is something we all have, but it can be dangerous. It can keep us stuck in the chains of the past rather than flourishing in the purpose of our future. I pray my story encourages you ♥
For the One Who Needs to Move Forward
I had just turned 17 when I made a choice I will forever regret. With my broken heart buried beneath the heavy weight of shame, my choice ruled my life for many years. Years where I experienced more defeat than victory. Domino effect years leading me into deeper brokenness and unfulfilled purpose.
But it’s also a choice God used to teach me about His grace. About His love. And about His redemption.
It’s one that taught me I am made to brave regret.
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. -Romans 8:37-38God can use our poor choices to teach us about His grace, His love, and His redemption. It's then we can finally move forward #moveforward #madetobrave #regret Click To Tweet
Now for the GIVEAWAYS!
As a Jesus-girl who loves words, each of the gifts contain the Word of God in some way! (*I am not affiliated with nor have I received compensation of any kind for these items)
Week 1: Mug and Bracelet. The Mug is inscribed with Psalm 108:1. Inscribed on the adjustable bracelet are the words loved, I am worthy, I am enough♥
Week 2: A Dayspring book set. A Moment to Breath Devotional Journal and Promises from God’s Heart .
Week 3: Your choice of either my floral or swirl original design of 1 Corinthians 13:13 with coastal blue 8×10 frame.
It’s easy! Before you leave, just jump on down to the Rafflecopter below to enter to win! Some of the entries may be done multiple times, so get as many entries as you can! This week’s giveaway ends at 12:00 am on August 22, 2018. I will announce the winner’s on social media and on the next post.
#MomentsofHope Thursday Link-UpJoin us for the #MomentsofHope Link-Up! Hope-filled encouragement every THURSDAY! #MomentsofHope #hope #christianencouragement #givemeJesus Click To Tweet
It’s all about hope, so let’s be accountable in doing these 3 things for each other:
- Share up to 2 blog post URLs resonating with the HOPE of Christ. The little things and the big that inspire us to lean into Jesus and let Him carry us through.
- #MomentsofHope is a place to give and get hope, so let’s encourage others in their efforts to share the hope of Jesus. Please stop by at least one other writer’s little corner of the blog world!
- Please grab the #MomentsofHope button found HERE, or link back to me.
Praying that in this space, Jesus will speak to you and give you His hope. The kind of hope that takes you through any storm and lands you on the other side. The side of victory!