Wednesday, February 24, 2016

God's Telling You to Be Brave

This is probably one of my favorite posts, because it reminds me of a time of courage. We did crazy things haha and it's fun to remember where God's been faithful. 

Bravery isn't knowing all the answers. It's standing on the promises we have from God, knowing HE has all the answers and He loves us very much. (Tweet that!)

A retreat was what I needed to clear my head and start fresh. Six weeks away from a conference many had poured blood, sweat and tears into and I was still wracking my brain and Bible for a specific and timely word from God.

We trekked upstate and a little to the east, arriving at the beautiful Lake Tahoe. The next day we drove around the lake, wide and vast and still. "What do you want me to tell them," I asked of God. "There are 400 girls coming to the conference hear from you and I don't know what to tell them." 

At that moment and for the next 2 hours, my mind flooded with memories and stories, verses and quotes that my life was being built upon. Middle school, high school, college and a tiny bit of marriage was the only life experience I possessed, but somehow I knew it was enough. 

I couldn't grab my iPhone quick enough. Typing on those little buttons like a mad woman, I knew the Holy Spirit was reminding me of things that would connect with the hearts and experiences of those girls. 

I cried with awe. Oh how He loves us.
I wept with overwhelm. Oh how He's shaping us. 

By the time we'd wrapped around the bend, I had something to say. It wasn't my message, but I was living it. It wasn't my design but I was wearing it. It wasn't my idea, but it was my hope to give. 

This is what He said:

Tell them I love them.
Tell them to love me with everything in them.
Tell them My love does not depend on theirs.

Tell them to not be afraid.
Tell them the world needs to hear their story. 

Tell them they are precious to me.
Tell them I see them where they are.
Tell them I will meet them there. 

Tell them My grace is deep enough to cover their hidden regrets and it is wide enough to cover their future mistakes. 

Tell them it is time to awake. To be fully awake.
Tell them to be courageous.
Tell them, to be brave. 

Today I pass on this message to you. Whoever you need to be today, whatever you need to do, be awake, be courageous, be brave (Click to tweet that!)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Our Love is a Choice

Sometimes love is sweeping the hair from her face.
Sometimes love is picking up his favorite coffee on the way home.

Sometimes love is romp session sexy.
Sometimes love is chicken noodle soup sweet.

Sometimes love is watching her favorite show for hours on end.
Sometimes love is letting him catch you check him out.

Sometimes love is getting up with the babe so she can sleep.
Sometimes love is doing laundry so he has clean underwear.

Sometimes love is a sweet kiss as you go about your day.
Sometimes love is taking the evening to focus on each other's needs. (And have fun doing it.)

Sometimes love is buying him a new toothbrush on a religious schedule.
Sometimes love is buying her the dress she posted on Pinterest last night.

Sometimes love is hashing out the same argument year after year.
Sometimes love is letting it go.

Sometimes love is kindly advising.
Sometimes love is quietly praying.

Sometimes love is laughing uncontrollably for hours on end.
Sometimes love is ugly crying over brokenness and loss.

But always, always, always, love is a choice.

The acts of love may shift over time, but the source of love must remain the same. We feel, we hurt, we kiss, we makeup, but in the end, my love is a choice, and I choose you.

Year after year, I will choose you Tyson Morlet. Even in eternity.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 12, 2016

What Tells You It's the Weekend? #donutsandcoffee

Happy Weekend ya'll --- #iheardit

If you're not getting Morning Pep Talks in your inbox, well, today's one of those days you're probably gonna regret that. #starbucks

Don't miss the surprises guys! I'm on maternity leave and bored out of my mind. Also folding baby clothes. And sorting pacifiers. And hanging pictures. And watching Netflix. Seeee?

Love ya. Hope your weekend is amazing. And let's do coffee soon eh?

^^^Opinions, two-cents, questions and ramblings are welcome. And go above. Go ahead. Try it.

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